The Week 14 waiver wire isn’t overly exciting at the wide receiver position. There aren’t high-upside players, but there are some solid floor guys fantasy football managers might want to add. Here are a couple of WR targets on the wire this week.
Top WR Waiver Wire Targets in Week 14
Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders (38% Rostered)
It’s surprising to see Curtis Samuel out there in so many leagues after his Thanksgiving Day performance against the Dallas Cowboys. His follow-up performance wasn’t quite as good, but four catches for 65 yards is certainly useful.
Samuel is undoubtedly a better fantasy asset than Jahan Dotson. Yet, Dotson is rostered in 68% of leagues. It doesn’t make sense.
If Samuel is still out there in your league — which, for 62% of you, he is — go grab this every-week WR3/4.
FAAB Recommendation: 8-15%
Elijah Moore, Cleveland Browns (43% Rostered)
Don’t look now, but Elijah Moore has now scored double-digit fantasy points in three of his last four. While inefficient, Moore managed four catches for 83 yards on 11 targets against the Los Angeles Rams.
While that’s reason enough to add Moore, the recommendation is only stronger with Amari Cooper sustaining a concussion, putting his status for next week’s game in doubt. If Cooper can’t go, Moore would serve as the Browns’ WR1. He’s a very strong addition this week.
FAAB Recommendation: 8-15%
Jonathan Mingo, Carolina Panthers (6% Rostered)
There may be a changing of the guard in Carolina. Adam Thielen’s production has cratered, and in his place, Jonathan Mingo has emerged as a potential new WR1.
Mingo led the team with 10 targets in Week 13, catching six for 69 yards. That’s now consecutive games with double-digit fantasy points.
It’s unlikely that any playoff teams will need to start Mingo, but if you have a free spot on the back of your bench, there’s no harm in putting the rookie there to see if he can close the season out strong.
FAAB Recommendation: 3-10%
Quentin Johnston, Los Angeles Chargers (20% Rostered)
The awful drops continue for Quentin Johnston. He’s not a good wide receiver, but volume is king in fantasy football, and the Chargers don’t have a viable WR2 behind Keenan Allen.
Johnston caught five of seven targets for 52 yards. He’s going to continue playing, and that’s worth something.
Which WRs Should You Roster in Fantasy Football?
Should You Roster Elijah Moore or Josh Downs?
I was really high on Josh Downs entering last week, but he let me down with a paltry three catches for 14 yards in a favorable matchup. It was also a weird game where Gardner Minshew hit Alec Pierce deep twice. I doubt that continues.
Moore is now staring down the barrel of being the Browns’ WR1 for a week, maybe two. There’s also the possibility that he has value as the WR2 if Joe Flacco keeps starting.
Perhaps this is overreacting to what we’ve seen recently, but I have to view Moore as the better fantasy asset going forward.
Should You Roster Curtis Samuel or Jerry Jeudy?
Thirteen weeks into the season, and Jerry Jeudy hasn’t had a game with more than 81 receiving yards. Courtland Sutton has scored in all but three games this season. Jerry Jeudy has one touchdown. It’s difficult to imagine this changing.
Samuel has three touchdowns on the season, a 100-yard game, and four games with 14+ fantasy points. Jeudy has zero.
Jeudy has a massive advantage in the rest-of-season schedule, but Samuel is the better player with the better role and more proven production. Give me Samuel.
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