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Jets X-Factor analyzes the Week 15 fantasy football waiver wire

Navigating the waiver wire is incredibly important to fantasy football success. Each week, Jets X-Factor dives into the waiver wire to find the must-adds for your fantasy football team.

As we reach the fantasy football playoffs, utilizing the waiver wire is more important than ever. Let’s try to win you a championship.

All roster percentages are from Yahoo Sports.

Quarterback

Tua Tagovailoa (34% Rostered)

Miami’s opponents this week, the New York Jets, have given up the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Coming off the bye and with the running back room rampant with COVID-19, I expect the burden to be on Tua Tagovailoa’s shoulders. Whether or not he delivers a victory is one thing, but he should provide plenty of fantasy points this week.

Taysom Hill (51% Rostered)

This is your last chance to add Taysom Hill to your fantasy football team. Despite showing next to nothing as a passer, Hill is great for fantasy football. His rushing floor allows him to put up QB1 numbers while adding touchdowns in the process. He’s facing a Bucs team that gives up the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

Running Back

Rashaad Penny (23% Rostered)

Rashaad Penny finally had the breakout game that people expected him to have years ago, scoring three touchdowns last week.

With Alex Collins playing poorly and Chris Carson out for the year, it should be the Penny show in Seattle for the rest of the season. While this week against the Rams may be tough, games against the Bears and Lions to end the fantasy football season could provide league-winning value.

Michael Carter (63% Rostered)

While Michael Carter is technically just above the threshold for a waiver wire add, he is a must-add in all formats. Carter is expected to return this week, and given the issues with the Jets running backs this season, he should be thrust into a big role. Carter has league-winning potential in the fantasy football playoffs.

Malcolm Brown (2% Rostered)

With nearly all of the other Miami RBs dealing with COVID-19, Malcolm Brown becomes a must-add for this week. If none of the other backs can go, Brown gets a fantastic matchup with the Jets who give up the most fantasy football points to running backs this season. If he’s the starter, expect points in bunches.

Wide Receiver

DeVante Parker (46% Rostered)

This piece is starting to feel like a Miami Dolphins promotion. DeVante Parker returned from IR in Week 13 and proceeded to have five catches and 62 yards. With a bye week to get healthy and facing a struggling Jets team, Parker should, at minimum, have flex appeal in fantasy football leagues the rest of the season.

Amon-Ra St. Brown (12% Rostered)

A smart player and good route technician, Amon-Ra St. Brown is starting to see his number called upon more with injuries piling up in Detroit. He now has back-to-back weeks with at least 12 targets and faces a Cardinals team that looks to bounce back after a tough loss to the Rams.

In a game that could see a positive passing script, St. Brown provides interesting Flex appeal in fantasy football leagues.

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K.J. Osborn (38% Rostered)

As long as Adam Thielen is out, K.J. Osborn will continue to be a solid flex option. He had nine targets last week with a touchdown – and you can expect similar usage this week too as it’s unlikely Thielen is able to suit up.

Braxton Berrios (1% Rostered)

When Elijah Moore and Corey Davis were put on IR, many thought Jamison Crowder would lead the Jets in targets.

If you paid attention to Zach Wilson this season, however, you knew that it’d be Braxton Berrios.

Berrios has been one of Wilson’s favorite targets all season and led the team in Week 14. With some good matchups to end the year, don’t be shocked to see Berrios put up Flex-worthy numbers in fantasy football for the remainder of the season.

Tight End

Tyler Conklin (47% Rostered)

To be honest, there aren’t many tight ends on the waiver worth rostering. Tyler Conklin is probably the only player who meets the criteria and gets an added boost as long as Thielen is not playing. He’s nothing more than a borderline TE1, but with the way the landscape has been for tight ends this season, it’s better than nothing.

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Thomas Christopher is an avid sports fan, mixed martial artist, big fantasy football player and Rex Ryan stan. He's also one of Jets X-Factor's breaking news writers. Email: tpascar[at]yahoo.com
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