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NFL Week 14 FDx (Waiver) Wire Report




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The FDx Wire grasps the traditional waiver-wire report. However, we have added our FDx Score to illustrate how our proprietary algorithms feel about the player. The higher the number, the better that player will perform. Also, includes a projected point total for the week. Visit The Fantasy Doctors Analytics HERE for our Top Week 14 Projections. You will not see any adds to a player over 60% ownership in two leagues.

Josh McCown, QB NYJ (92.11 FDx Score/26.56 Projected Points)

39.4% ownership in ESPN leagues

56% ownership in CBS leagues

42% ownership in Yahoo leagues

Josh McCown has been solid all season, and only half the leagues want to capitalize on his performances. Maybe its just that owners don’t want any part of his long history of disappointments? At any case, he makes a great streaming option and is probably better than most starters. In his last two weeks alone he has six touchdowns and at least 300 yards. Both Jermaine Kearse and Robby Anderson have performed well with him. Denver has an opposing defense, but they have slipped as late. The Broncos have given up close to 18 points per game to the quarterback position in the last seven weeks. Including in that have been three top-10 performances and all seven have finished in the top-20.

Mike Davis RB, SEA (48.68 FDx Score/4.23 Projected Points)

3% ownership in ESPN leagues

10% ownership in CBS leagues

10% ownership in Yahoo leagues

There is no certainty who leads the Seattle running back committee but Mike Davis looks like a strong candidate. Against the Eagles, he carried the rock 16 times for 64-yards and had four catches for 37-yards. It appears as J.D. McKissic, Thomas Rawls, and Eddie Lacy are not the players that Seahawks have faith in. Chris Carson is returning, but he has been out with a broken leg. With his receptions and being a lead dog, he makes a great flex option. Heads up, Seattle does battle Jacksonville next week.

Giovani Bernard, RB CIN (59.51 FDx Score/6.18 Projected Points)

22.1% ownership in ESPN leagues

19% ownership in CBS leagues

13% ownership in Yahoo leagues

Giovani Bernard was great against Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football after taking over for the injured Joe Mixon. Bernard carried the ball 13 times for 77-yards and added two receptions for another 19. He should be heavily used against Chicago, but they have been tough on running backs this season. Keep your eye out for any news update on Mixon. If he is indeed out, then I would capitalize by snaring Bernard. If you are a Mixon owner, I would grab him for a handcuff.

Mike Wallace, WR BAL (74.84 FDx Score/8.26 Projected Points)

33.8% ownership in ESPN leagues

47% ownership in CBS leagues

35% ownership in Yahoo leagues

Mike Wallace has been the defacto number one receiver for Baltimore. In the last three of four games he has either scored a touchdown or gone over 100 yards receiving. This week he will be facing off against the Steelers. Their passing defense has not been very strong lately, as you may have seen how the Bengals treated them. He also played well in week four against Pittsburgh, as he had six catches on ten targets for 55-yards and a score.

Dontrelle Inman, WR CHI (47.5 FDx Score/2.84 Projected Points)

6.2% ownership in ESPN leagues

11% ownership in CBS leagues

16% ownership in Yahoo leagues

Since arriving in Chicago, Dontrelle Inman has been a consistent performer. Last week against San Francisco, he finally got his first touchdown. On the flip side he caught less passes than he has over the last few weeks as well. This time grabbing two receptions on two targets for 21-yards. He is a valuable for flex leagues or those demanding three receiver slots.

DeDe Westbrook, WR JAX (64.6 FDx Score/5.9 Projected Points)

34.4% ownership in ESPN leagues

36% ownership in CBS leagues

28% ownership in Yahoo leagues

The rookie has been solid since coming back from injury. In his past two games he has 12 catches for 119-yards on 19 targets against Indianapolis and Arizona. He also has nice matchups in week 15 and 16. Then he will go against Houston and San Francisco. However, in week 14, it’s a tough road versus Seattle. I would make him an addition this week, because if he explodes against the Seahawks his ownership rate will be too high for those easy opponents.

Cameron Brate, TE TBY (76.86 FDx Score/5.25 Projected Points)

57.3% ownership in ESPN leagues

56% ownership in CBS leagues

56% ownership in Yahoo leagues

With the return of Jameis Winston we have the return of Cameron Brate. His statistical numbers suffered under Ryan Fitzpatrick, but came alive on Sunday against the Packers, he had two receptions on six targets for 39-yards and a score. This week he will face Detroit’s defense who has been soft on tight ends. In the past three weeks the Lions have allowed four touchdowns to the tight end position. He will be a must start and a solid replacement for Ertz and Gronkowski owners.

My love of sports came as far back as I remember. I look forward to covering all major injuries to not only help you gain a fantasy football advantage but also incorporate more of an insight on what it means for your favorite player. Follow Mike @RFLRedZone

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