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.
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Will DeSean Jackson fly for the Eagles again?
The Super Bowl champs from just 2 years ago are down a starting receiver. DeSean Jackson suffered a broken left ring finger during Tuesday’s practice. It should hold the speedster out for approximately 3-4 weeks. However, it is reported Jackson has intentions of playing through the pain for Philadelphia’s week 1 matchup verses the Washington Redskins, which is just ten days away.
A franchise with lofty expectations heading into the ’19-’20 season has been plagued by a slough injuries. Defensive starters Nigel Bradham and Fletcher Cox haven’t seen any action for months, while starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, has been held out of competitive play since December ’18. Adding to that laundry list, starting guard Brandon Brooks has been inactive, as he is still recovering from a torn Achilles. Offensive starters, Lane Johnson and Dallas Goedert have unfortunately sustained injuries during pre-season play. The Eagles will be incapable of performing at maximum potential with important contributors sitting on the sidelines.
From Jackson’s point of view, this is not an ideal start for asecond go around with his initial franchise. Jackson’s quarterbacks during his first tenure with the Eagles were primarily Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick. Those previously listed individuals aren’t directly comparable to current Eagles’ quarterback, Carson Wentz. Wentz has more capable arm talent and doesn’t need to escape the pocket as frequently, due to his sizeable frame.
With a scrambling quarterback like Michael Vick, Jackson was expected to break off routes to help his under-duress quarterback. Wentz will incentivize Jackson to not “freestyle” as much, running his routes from start to finish. For that concept to work well, Jackson and Wentz must be on the same page. Every break, cut, and hesitation must be accounted for. Jackson has always be heralded as one of the fastest receivers in the league. By no means is he considered slow, but it is expected for him to lose a step or two at age 32. This chemistry is imperative for the success of the Eagles and isn’t something that is garnered overnight.