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It's unlikely you're going to find many difference makers off the waiver wire this week. In shallow leagues you could be looking at Dan Herron and Kenny Stills, who are great options, but those guys are probably owned in most 12-team formats and larger.
There is still the potential to add Jonathan Stewart, who could benefit with DeAngelo Williams (hand) out, and Marion Grice will be a popular name with Andre Ellington (hip) hurt. We don't love Grice because the Cardinals will likely use a committee of Grice, Michael Bush and Stepfan Taylor, which could be ugly.
Donte Moncrief, Stedman Bailey and Davante Adams offer plenty of upside, but not many Fantasy owners will have the need -- or the confidence -- to start them this week, which is the start of the Fantasy playoffs in most leagues. And Jordan Reed could be great at tight end, and he appears to have a solid rapport with Colt McCoy. But his matchup against the Rams is tough, and I'm not expecting a big game from him in Week 14. I also like Kyle Rudolph if he's still out there.
Then there's the Johnny Manziel factor. As of Tuesday, the Browns have yet to name a starter between Manziel and Brian Hoyer. Manziel would have plenty of Fantasy appeal, and he could be considered a Top 15 starting option if he started against the Colts, making him relevant in two-quarterback leagues.
Keep an eye on what happens with Manziel, but the priority list for me on waivers this week (assuming Herron and Stills are gone) would be Moncrief, Stewart, Bailey, Reed, Rudolph, Adams and Manziel.
Injuries: Nick Foles
(collarbone), Zach Mettenberger
Priority list (add them in this order): Johnny Manziel (9 percent ownership), Zach Mettenberger (24 percent), Ryan Fitzpatrick (12 percent), Teddy Bridgewater (19 percent), Colt McCoy (8 percent), Shaun Hill (5 percent), Blake Bortles (16 percent)
Potential drop candidates: Cam Newton (90 percent), Eli Manning (85 percent)
Why Manziel is the best: There isn't a quarterback who jumps out as a must-start option for this week, but Manziel offers the most upside. He came on for the ineffective Brian Hoyer at Buffalo in Week 13 and was 5-of-8 passing for 63 yards and added 13 rushing yards and a touchdown with a lost fumble for nine Fantasy points in a standard league. He could be a decent Fantasy option against the Colts in Week 14, and I'd speculate on him in deeper leagues, especially if quarterback is an issue for your team.
Of note: This is a terrible week for quarterbacks off the waiver wire, and I'll include Mark Sanchez (78 percent ownership) in this group because of his upcoming game against Dallas in Week 15. He's not a good starting option in Week 14 against Seattle, but you'll definitely start him against the Cowboys. ... Mettenberger is dealing with a shoulder injury, but he is expected to play against the Giants in Week 14. The Giants have allowed a quarterback to score at least 18 Fantasy points in five of their past six games, giving Mettenberger some sleeper appeal in deeper leagues. ... Fitzpatrick just had 51 Fantasy points against the Titans, and he's played well of late with at least 21 Fantasy points in three of his past four starts. But the Jaguars have only allowed two quarterbacks to score at least 18 Fantasy points in their past eight games, and Fitzpatrick isn't worth trusting this week. ... Bridgewater has put together consecutive games with at least 18 Fantasy points, and he could have another solid outing against the Jets. Even though the Jets limited Ryan Tannehill to eight Fantasy points in Week 14, this is still a defense that has allowed multiple touchdowns to 10 of 12 opposing quarterbacks this year. ... McCoy had a huge Fantasy day in Week 13 at the Colts with 392 passing yards and three touchdowns for 32 points, and he could continue to play at a high level with the Redskins likely chasing points most weeks. But he has a tough matchup against the Rams in Week 14, so take that into consideration. I wouldn't start him in most formats. ... Hill had 25 Fantasy points against the Raiders, which says all you need to know about how he was able to produce. He combined for 21 Fantasy points in his previous two starts against the Broncos and Chargers, and he will likely struggle at Washington this week.
Injuries: Jerick McKinnon
(back), Latavius Murray (concussion), DeAngelo Williams (hand), Rashad Jennings
(ankle), Andre Ellington (hip), Reggie Bush (ankle), Ronnie Hillman
(foot), Khiry Robinson (forearm), Montee Ball (groin)
Priority list (add them in this order): Dan Herron (66 percent ownership), Jonathan Stewart (55 percent), Marion Grice (1 percent), Andre Williams (61 percent), Carlos Hyde (57 percent), Matt Asiata (47 percent), Doug Martin (54 percent), Michael Bush (5 percent), Roy Helu (30 percent), Brandon Bolden (5 percent)
Potential drop candidates: Reggie Bush (81 percent), Terrance West (77 percent), Jonas Gray (74 percent), Bishop Sankey (74 percent) and Ben Tate (72 percent)
Why Herron is the best: We were bullish on Herron last week, and he should be 100 percent owned heading into Week 14. He played well against Jacksonville in the first game without Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) with 12 carries for 65 yards and five catches for 31 yards. And then he followed that up with eight carries for 88 yards and a touchdown and two catches for 8 yards against Washington in Week 13. He has a great matchup this week at Cleveland, and he is worth starting as a Top 15 running back in all formats.
Of note: Stewart has the chance for a big role in Week 14 at New Orleans with Williams out, and he's coming off a solid performance in Week 13 at Minnesota with 12 carries for 85 yards and two catches for 25 yards. The Saints have allowed a running back to score at least 14 Fantasy points against them in four games in a row, and Stewart had eight carries for 46 yards against New Orleans in Week 9 while he was still sharing time with Williams. ... I wouldn't start Latavius Murray (62 percent) against the 49ers if he plays this week, but I'd still speculate on him if he's out there. ... Grice would start against the Chiefs in Week 14 if Ellington is out, and he had five carries for 16 yards and three catches for 24 yards at Atlanta when Ellington got hurt. Michael Bush was inactive for that game, and Taylor had a receiving touchdown. Grice is definitely the one to speculate on, but don't get overexcited about him. Ellington hasn't been ruled out yet, and we could see a committee against the Chiefs. ... Hyde and Williams are gamble plays this week since they both could score in favorable matchups. I like Williams better, especially with Jennings banged up, since he's scored in three of his past five games. ... If McKinnon remains out then look at Asiata as a sleeper against the Jets, especially if Muhammad Wilkerson (toe) is out. Without Wilkerson, the Jets run defense has been vulnerable the past two games against Buffalo and Miami. ... Martin had his best game of the season against the Bengals with 18 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 3 yards in Week 13. But he has a tough matchup in Week 14 at the Lions, so keep that in mind before adding him. ... Ignore Bolden even with his touchdown run against the Packers. LeGarrette Blount is still the running back of choice in New England.
Injuries: Larry Fitzgerald
(knee), Roddy White (ankle), DeSean Jackson (knee), Torrey Smith
(knee), Justin Hunter (spleen), Allen Hurns (shoulder), Miles Austin
Priority list (add them in this order): Donte Moncrief (8 percent ownership), Stedman Bailey (2 percent), Davante Adams (33 percent), Marqise Lee (9 percent), Nate Washington (6 percent), Harry Douglas (18 percent), Greg Jennings (35 percent), Eddie Royal (26 percent), Robert Woods (16 percent), Philly Brown (0 percent), Jaron Brown (1 percent)
Potential drop candidates: Steve Smith (99 percent), Sammy Watkins (98 percent), Reggie Wayne (88 percent), Eric Decker (87 percent), Pierre Garcon (82 percent)
Why Moncrief is the best: I like Moncrief for a couple of reasons this week. For starters, he's finally getting more playing time than Hakeem Nicks, which is long overdue, and his playing time and production could start ramping up. And coming off his big game in Week 13 against the Redskins where he had three catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns, he could have an increased role if the Browns use Joe Haden on T.Y. Hilton as expected. Andrew Luck could lean on Moncrief and Reggie Wayne, and another touchdown could happen this week.
Of note: Some receivers who could be out there in shallow leagues include Kenny Stills (70 percent ownership), Jarvis Landry (66 percent) and Kendall Wright (66 percent). I'd take Stills over every other receiver, and Landry could be better than Moncrief as well. Wright would be after Moncrief, but his value would definitely improve if Mettenberger is out because he has a better rapport with Jake Locker. ... Bailey has done well the past two games and emerged as the new No. 1 receiver for the Rams. He has 12 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets the past two weeks, and he has a nice rapport with Hill right now. He also has a good matchup this week at the Redskins. ... Adams is along the same lines as Moncrief since he might be more of a one-week wonder than a sure thing. He's played well this season as the No. 3 receiver for the Packers with at least seven Fantasy points in five of seven games before Week 13 but nothing higher than eight points before exploding for six catches for 121 yards on 11 targets against New England when he had the best matchup. We hope he builds off this game, but there's a potential letdown, even with a favorable matchup against Atlanta. Still, there's upside, so grab him if you can. ... It's a tossup between Lee and Washington for the next spot because Lee has more upside with the Jaguars, but Washington could see an increase in playing time with Hunter hurt. Lee had eight targets against the Giants, and he finished with six catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. Washington had a season-high in targets at Houston in Week 13, and he finished with five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. He has two touchdowns in his past three games, but he's mostly unreliable as a Fantasy option. ... Douglas would be great if White is out, but White is expected to play this week. Still, Douglas had nine catches for 116 yards on 12 targets against the Cardinals with White out, and he would be a nice sleeper this week if White remains sidelined. ... Jennings isn't going to inspire much confidence in Fantasy owners, but he does have at least seven Fantasy points in five of his past six games, including consecutive games with a touchdown. He has a favorable matchup against the Jets this week, so consider him a potential starter in three-receiver formats. ... I have a feeling the Chargers could lean on Royal this week with Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd dealing with Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Royal is coming off a good game at Baltimore with nine catches for 81 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets, and he should be considered a sleeper in Week 14. ... Woods has emerged as the best receiver for the Bills the past two weeks with Watkins struggling. He has 13 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown on 18 targets, and the Bills could lean on Woods if they're chasing points at Denver this week.
Injuries: Julius Thomas (ankle), Dwayne Allen (ankle), Charles Clay
(knee), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back), Jordan Cameron (concussion), Garrett Graham
Priority list (add them in this order): Jordan Reed (49 percent ownership), Kyle Rudolph (68 percent), Timothy Wright (61 percent), Heath Miller (71 percent ownership), Dion Sims (1 percent), Luke Willson (5 percent), MarQuies Gray (0 percent), Richard Rodgers (5 percent), Levine Toilolo (1 percent)
Potential drop candidates: Vernon Davis (91 percent)
Why Reed is the best: I would start Rudolph ahead of Reed this week if you just need a one-week starter in standard leagues, but Reed is better in PPR formats. And long-term, Reed could be great, especially with matchups ahead against the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys. I don't like his matchup against the Rams in Week 14, but Reed has 16 catches for 163 yards and 18 targets in two games with McCoy, so there's a good rapport there. And he could be a nice starting option to close the year based on his matchups after this week.
Of note: Rudolph scored for the first time since Week 1 in Week 13 against the Panthers, and he has a favorable matchup in Week 14 against the Jets. He's a low-end starting option at a weak position, and we hope he just continues to improve as he gets closer to 100 percent following hernia surgery. ... Wright let a lot of Fantasy owners down in Week 13 with just one Fantasy point against the Packers, but he still has six touchdowns in his past eight games and is a threat to score on a weekly basis. The downside is the Chargers have allowed just two touchdowns to tight ends this year, but we're not afraid to use him in this matchup. ... Miller has put together two good games in a row with five catches for 71 yards on five targets at Tennessee in Week 13 and then eight catches for 82 yards on 14 against the Saints. He has a favorable matchup in Week 14 at Cincinnati, so he could be useful in deeper leagues.
Packers (vs. ATL): 78 percent
Colts (at CLE): 78 percent
Vikings (vs. NYJ): 40 percent