Monday, December 7, 2020

Week 14 Fantasy Football WR Waiver Wire Rankings

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).

With that said, here are some wide receiver waiver-wire options to consider heading into Week 14 (Yahoo! % rostered in parenthesis):

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

1. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (45%)

Hilton has historically proven to be a difficult matchup for the Houston Texans secondary and Week 13 was no different. Targeted a team-high 11 times by Philip Rivers, Hilton finished with eight catches for 110 yards (both season highs) and a touchdown.

From Weeks 1 to 11, Hilton finished as fantasy's WR50 in all but one week (WR34 in Week 5 at Cleveland Browns). But Hilton now has more th an 80 yards and a score in back-to-back weeks with a couple of plus matchups coming up.

Not only does he have two productive outings in a row, but the Colts have favorable matchups coming up as well. The Colts will face the Las Vegas Raiders and a rematch against the Texans in Weeks 14 and 15, respectively.

2. Keke Coutee, Houston Texans (27%)

With Will Fuller suspended, Randall Cobb on IR and Kenny Stills released, Coutee was in line for an expanded role. And that's exactly what he got. While Brandin Cooks exited briefly as he was evaluated for a concussion before returning to the game, Coutee had eight receptions for 141 yards on nine targets in Week 13. Especially in full-PPR leagues, Coutee could be a weekly top-36 option down the stretch even with some tough matchups on the schedule.

3. Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (21%)

Once again, Patrick had exactly 44 receiving yards against the Kansas City Chiefs, but two of his four catches went for touchdowns in Week 13. Going back to Week 3, Patrick has four-plus catches in seven of nine games. The exceptions were three catches the first time he faced the Chiefs this season and zero catches as the team (practice squad receiver Kendall Hinton) completed more passes to the other team (two INTs) than their own team (one completion) in Week 12.

Excluding the Week 12 anomaly, Patrick has amassed a 34/554/5 line over his past half-season (eight games).

4. Rashard Higgins, Cleveland Browns (8%)

Following the season-ending injury to Odell Beckham, the Browns had a few bad-weather games where the passing offense never got on track. And even though the team's coaching staff prefers a run-first approach, Baker Mayfield & Co. are moving the ball through the air better lately.

As the team's No. 2 receiver behind Jarvis Landry, Higgins turned his nine targets into six catches for 95 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in Week 13. The fifth-year receiver has a chance to perform as a WR3/WR4 down the stretch with matchups against the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants and New York Jets, respectively.

5. Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas Raiders (40%)

It could have easily been a more productive outing for Agholor, who was second behind Darren Waller (17 targets) in targets (11) against the Jets in Week 13. Agholor had just four catches for 38 scoreless yards, but he now has three consecutive games with a minimum of four catches and six targets.

During that three-game span, Agholor has 15 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown on 26 targets. Averaging a career-high 16.2 Y/R, his six touchdowns are the second-most of his career (eight in 2017).

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