Even though Week 14 isn’t fully in the books, it’s time to cast an eye over your Week 15 waiver wire pickups for the 2021 season. For some of you, there is one last week until your playoffs. For others, you are there already (or you have a bye). This is where all of the work and pickups is most important.
Fortunately, there are no bye weeks now. But there are still plenty of injuries and COVID affects to be considered.
All of these pickups are written in percentage, not priority. For a player to be eligible they have to be owned in less than 50% of leagues. The rostered percentage is taken from ESPN. Now, let’s get into them!
Tua Tagovailoa (MIA) @NYJ 38.7% rostered
Tua isn’t even having a great season, but you’ve still got to consider him this week. Why? The opposition. The Jets defense is just not good (and that’s the polite version). The Dolphins offense is coming off a bye, which will have given their team a chance to get refreshed, and some players to return from COVID.
Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) v TEN 18.4% rostered
Roethlisberger has had two consecutive games where he has been decent enough for fantasy. The Steelers offense has been functioning by allowing him to throw it often, which gives him reliable volume. With the receiving talent of Diontae Johnson, Najee Harris, Pat Freiermuth and everyone on Twitter’s favorite Chase Claypool, the Titans offense are likely to have their hands full.
Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) v ATL 13.8% rostered
The 49ers offense continues to do what it needs to, led by Garoppolo correctly choosing his momnets. Against the Bengals, he had another game of 2 TDs and just shy of 300 yards. You can’t look past that production and has Atlanta next. Perfect insurance pickup for Lamar Jackson owners
Others to Consider
- Carson Wentz (IND) v NE 44.7% rostered
- Justin Fields (CHI) v MIN 15.4% rostered
- Davis Mills (HOU) @JAX 0.9% rostered
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