Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football QB Waiver-Wire Options Heading Into Week 15

Every week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short and/or long term.

For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire. Of course, your league's size and settings could significantly impact whether these players (or better options) are available in your particular league(s).

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With that said, here are some quarterback waiver-wire options that I like heading into Week 15 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):

[Note: Players listed below are sorted by my preference to add.]

1. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (14 percent)

Not only did he turn the ball over three times, Allen failed to throw a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Jets. That said, it wasn't a complete dud in terms of fantasy production. Continuing to make plays with his legs, the rookie signal-caller rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Over the past three games, Allen has rushed for a minimum of 99 yards and has a total of 335 rushing yards and two touchdowns during that stretch. In fact, he's now the team's leading rusher and he's rushed for as many touchdowns (five) as he has thrown (five). In these three starts, he has finished as the QB4, QB2 and QB15, respectively.

2. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (19 percent)

One week after throwing for 285 yards and three scores, Carr led the Raiders to a win over the Steelers despite being double-digit underdogs as he threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns. Over the past two weeks, only two quarterbacks have thrown for 600-plus yards and five-plus touchdowns -- Patrick Mahomes and Carr.

Perhaps a plus matchup helps Carr carry his momentum into Week 15. The Raiders will face the Bengals, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

3. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (45 percent)

Exiting late in the game, it's possible (or likely) that Jackson hands the starting gig back off to Joe Flacco in Week 15 against the Buccaneers. If Jackson starts another game, however, he will once again be a viable streaming option. The Bucs have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

In four games as a starter, Jackson has failed to throw for more than 178 yards in any game. But the dual-threat first-round pick has exceeded 70 rushing yards in all four starts. Because of his rushing production, he has scored more than 15 fantasy points every week and has finished as the weekly QB13, QB15, QB11 and QB12, respectively.

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