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NFL Week 14: Fantasy Football waiver wire adds and drops

Among the biggest pickups to make this week is Seattle wide receiver Tyler Lockett.

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The fantasy football playoffs are now here in most leagues.

If your league still allows roster moves to be made, then you're in luck. Even this late in the season, there are viable fantasy options emerging in offenses that could help you win your league. On the other end, there are some guys you need to drop and be done with as they're too unreliable to play in a do-or-die playoff game.

Here's a look at this week's waiver wire additions and subtractions.


Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett
The star of the Seahawks' passing game in recent week has been rookie receiver Tyler Lockett. Seattle spent a third-round pick in this year's NFL draft hoping Lockett would develop into a nice returner while also giving them an extra weapon in the pass offense.

However, with injuries to receivers Ricardo Lockette, Paul Richardson and tight end Jimmy Graham, Lockett has now become a viable fantasy option. During Sunday's blowout win in Minnesota, Lockett recorded a season-high seven catches on seven targets with 90 yards. He's now up to 14 grabs for 176 yards and two scores along with two rushes for 12 yards over his past three games.

Seeing as how much he was involved in the offense this week after Seattle lost Graham last week, it looks like Lockett is someone who could be a nice fantasy receiver on your bench going into the playoffs.

Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham
It feels like we've been waiting forever for Dorial Green-Beckham to have the kind of game he did Sunday. After at one time DGB looked like a sure-fire top-10 talent at Missouri, a domestic violence incident led to the talented but troubled receiver being dismissed. After a year at Oklahoma in which he didn't play, Green-Beckham left for the 2015 draft and fell to the second round as Tennessee scooped him up.

Since then, Green-Beckham has been touted as a fantasy sleeper, but it took until Week 13 of his rookie season for him to finally wake up. Against the Jaguars this Sunday, DBG registered a career-high 119 yards on five catches to go with a touchdown. Making Green-Beckham even more of a viable fantasy option is how much the Titans have been trying to get the ball to him.

In his past five games, Green-Beckham has been targeted 29 times. It wasn't until this Sunday that he started doing some damage with those targets, and he could be someone who comes up big for you in the fantasy playoffs.

49ers RB Shaun Draughn
The resurgent 49ers have gotten great production from their ground game thanks in large part to running back
Shaun Draughn. With Carlos Hyde injured, Draughn has stepped up and registered at least 77 all-purpose yards in four-straight games.

His best game came this Sunday in a 26-20 overtime win in Chicago. Draughn finished the win with 36 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries to go with five catches for 50 yards. He'll be the go-to option in this offense going forward, and be sure to snag him off your waiver wire if he's still there.


Bears TE Martellus Bennett
Martellus Bennett has been one of the better fantasy tight ends in recent years, but he's fallen off a cliff this season. He's now caught just eight passes for 58 yards and no scores over the past three games. In the Bears' Week 13 loss to the 49ers, Bennett finished with just three grabs for 14 yards on four targets. He simply isn't a big enough part of this offense right now to warrant keeping him for the fantasy playoffs.

Texans RB Alfred Blue
When Arian Foster was lost for the year, Alfred Blue had a golden opportunity to take the starting running back job and run with it. However, it was Chris Polk who emerged to take over this role during Sunday's loss to the Texans. Polk finished with 61 yards on just 12 carries, seven more than Blue got (14 yards on 5 carries).
This backfield is in flux and Blue doesn't appear to be a viable option going forward.