There's no obvious must-add waiver-wire targets for Week 14 coming out of Sunday's games, which mostly just means that there weren't many serious injuries -- and I'm not going to complain about that at this point in the season. We lost Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey last week, so I'm perfectly fine with a quiet injury week.
The problem is, of course, if you've got a big hole in your lineup heading into Week 14, you won't have anyone you can go out to get on waivers to fill in that hole. And, two of the better potential adds -- DeVante Parker and Kenneth Gainwell -- are both on a bye in Week 14, so they won't be able to help you anyway. At least, not immediately.
It is worth noting, however, that while there don't appear to be any obvious must-start players emerging from Sunday's NFL action, there will be some worth targeting on the wire in Week 14, and those of you with a short memory may need a reminder. D'Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard are both available in over 30% of CBS Fantasy leagues and both showed impressive potential the last time we saw them play in Week 12 against the Patriots. Foreman had 109 yards on 19 carries while Hilliard had 131 on 12 with a touchdown -- and had eight catches before that.
Those two are a bigger prize than anyone else likely to be available ahead of Week 14, so make sure you don't forget about them. Now, let's talk about Sunday's top options:
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PHI Philadelphia • #14
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Miles Sanders is really having trouble staying healthy, so the Week 14 bye is coming at a perfect time for him. That's bad news for Gainwell, however, as he impressed in taking over for Sanders after he left his second game in a row with an ankle injury Sunday. Gainwell had 54 yards on 12 carries, including the team's only rushing touchdown, and also added five catches for 33 yards on five targets. With the week off, Sanders could be fine by Week 15, and if not Boston Scott and Jordan Howard both present potential obstacles to a late-season breakout for Gainwell. But if you've got the roster spot to play with, he's an intriguing stash.
SEA Seattle • #20
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Adrian Peterson is the bigger name and he got the touchdown Sunday, but Penny looks like he might actually be getting set to take over as the team's No. 1 running back. We've been waiting a while to say that about the former first-round pick who has struggled mightily to stay healthy, but he's healthy right now and saw an opportunity to help ice the game late. He rushed for 35 yards on 10 carries, while Peterson had just 16 yards on 11 carries, and Penny even showed a spark in the receiving game with a key 27-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter. Peterson may remain a factor, but if you're looking for upside in the Seahawks backfield, Penny probably represents the only sliver of it you might find.
MIA Miami • #11
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Parker made his return from the IR Sunday and had a solid performance against the Giants, another in a season full of solid performances. His overall numbers aren't overwhelming -- 30 catches for 389 yards and one touchdown in six games -- but it's more impressive when you realize Parker has played the Bills twice and the Patriots, two of the best defenses in the league. The problem is, Parker isn't such an obviously must-start guy that holding him through the bye week is a necessity. But he can be a solid WR3 down the stretch, especially with a Week 15 matchup against the Jets looming after the bye.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #23
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
There is very little about Tevin Coleman that is worth getting excited about. He didn't even play the most snaps among Jets running backs in Week 13. However, he seemed locked into double-digit carries with Michael Carter out, and he's even been getting involved in the passing game of late. Week 14's matchup against the Saints is a tough one, for sure, but if you're desperate at RB, Coleman can help fill in.
Russell Gage WR
ATL Atlanta • #14
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Do we need to give Gage more credit? I've always written him off as a low-upside Fantasy option, but he sure didn't look like one Sunday, as he caught 11 of 12 passes thrown his way for 130 yards. It was a new career high in both catches and yards, and it now gives Gage two straight games with at least 18 PPR points and four out of five with at least 9.9. He benefitted Sunday from Matt Ryan's 41 pass attempts, his most since Week 5, so you obviously can't rely on that kind of volume from Gage moving forward. I do, in fact, think Gage's ceiling is relatively low -- he's a pretty middling athlete on a bad offense, which isn't a terribly exciting combination -- but if you need a starter to slot in for Week 14, you can probably do worse than Gage.
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