Week 15 Waiver Wire: Best Lineup Adds For Fantasy Football Playoffs


The fantasy football season is winding down.

Chances are your league is currently in, or one game away from the playoffs. It is time now, more than ever, to add depth to your roster and bolster your lineup. As we saw in Week 14, injuries can alter the course of your season, and you don’t want to be caught with your hands tied.

Here are some players to consider adding that might help your postseason run.

Quarterback: Sam Bradford, Minnesota Vikings
Bradford has yet to eclipse the 20-point threshold so far this season, but he may be worth the add if you are looking for a quarterback. The Vikings will host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, who allow 7.6 yards per pass attempt, the eighth-worst margin in the league. One thing you won’t have to worry about with Bradford is turnovers, as he has only thrown three interceptions all season. The Vikings will need good performances from him for the rest of the season in order to keep their playoff aspirations alive, so it could be a low-risk, high-reward situation to stash Bradford for the playoffs.

Other quarterbacks to pursue: Matt Barkley (CHI), Colin Kaepernick (SF)

Running Back: Bilal Powell, New York Jets
In the wake of Matt Forte’s injury, Powell became the featured back for the Jets in their game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. He erupted for 145 rushing yards and two touchdowns, good for almost 30 fantasy points. He also is a pass-catching threat out of the backfield, which could be used as a security blanket for rookie quarterback Bryce Petty. The Jets will face the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night, who yield the third-worst run defense in the league. All things considered, Powell would be a great option for Week 15 and beyond.

Other running backs to pursue: Jalen Richard (OAK), Kenneth Farrow (SD)

Wide Receiver: Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
The Redskins have had one of the best passing attacks all season. They’re second in the NFL in both passing yards (3,936) and yards per pass attempt (8.2). However, it is always a guessing game fantasy-wise because of their plethora of receiving weapons. One of those weapons, Garcon, is available in most leagues. He had one of his best performances all season Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, in which he hauled in five receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. Washington’s next test will be against the Carolina Panthers, who have the third-worst passing defense in the league. This provides a favorable matchup for Garcon, who could be worth the add in order to improve your wide receiver depth.

Other wide receivers to pursue: Dontrelle Inman (SD), Kenny Stills (MIA), Taylor Gabriel (ATL)

Tight End: Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
Clay has been a disappointment for the Bills this season. It took until Week 14 for him to catch his first touchdown of the year, a clear sign that he hasn’t been a focal point of Buffalo’s offense. However, the Bills will host the Cleveland Browns in Week 15, who are a favorable matchup against any offensive position. Tight ends, though, have been particularly successful against Cleveland this season, as the Browns have surrendered nine touchdowns and give up an average of 10.3 fantasy points per game to tight ends.

Other tight ends to pursue: Vernon Davis (WAS), Mychal Rivera (OAK)

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