Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are five players to add in fantasy football week 15. (Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. DeAndre Washington, RB, Oakland Raiders
Josh Jacobs missed the game against the Titans with a shoulder injury. It is likely that he could miss more time. That means DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will split carries in the backfield. Washington is the player to own out of the backfield, as he had 14 carries and six receptions against Tennessee. He scored 15 points in standard leagues.
This week the Raiders played the Jaguars and with Jacobs looking like he may be injured, Washington is worth the pick up. He is owned in less than 10 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel’s tear has continued for several weeks now. He has five straight weeks of double-digit scoring after he put up 10 points against the Saints this weekend. The offense has opened up and Samuel is one of the biggest reasons why.
It is best to add Samuel to a fantasy roster and ride the hot streak. Samuel’s production doesn’t seem like it is going anywhere. He is owned in just under 50 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants
The Giants are back to starting Eli Manning. In his return, he and Darius Slayton had a good connection. Slayton finished with five catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. He has had big games in the past, but it looks like Manning will be looking his way over the next few weeks.
Slayton has a knack for the big play, as he had two big touchdowns against the Eagles. He is worth picking up and monitoring over the last few weeks of the season. He is owned in just under 33 percent of ESPN leagues.
4. A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans
His production has gone up and down this season, but Brown has the capabilities for big games. This past week, he scored 28 points against the Raiders. He has two other performances of at least 19 points. Two of those have occurred with Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, who is playing well now.
As Tannehill and Brown get more comfortable, they should be more productive. He does have some bad performances too, so he’ll have to be played wisely. Brown is still worth picking up. He is available in 69 percent of ESPN leagues.
5. Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have used plenty of different running backs this year. Raheem Mostert has been the hot hand out of the backfield lately. He has three straight double-digit performances, including his 22 point performance against the Saints this week.
It is always risking playing a 49ers running back, but with the way Mostert is playing, he should be added to fantasy rosters. He is owned in just 23.7 percent of ESPN leagues.