The fantasy football playoffs are in full swing as Week 15 approaches.
You’ve hopefully got the bulk of your roster healthy and able to make a positive impact, but for some, there’s still a spot or two left that need to be filled with someone who could end up being the difference in a title.
Here’s a look at this week’s waiver wire moves to make to improve your fantasy roster.
With the Jets enduring a lost season, it was inevitable that they eventually went with a youth movement throughout the roster. The starting quarterback took all of the headlines last week, but after Matt Forte injured his knee early in the game, the Jets looked to Bilal Powell against the 49ers after Forte touched the ball just three times in Sunday’s overtime win.
That victory came in large part due to the monster game Powell had, including the game-winning 19-yard score in overtime. He finished with a season-high 145 rushing yards and two scores on 29 carries. He also caught five balls for 34 yards.
Powell is not only someone who should be owned in all leagues going forward, but he could be someone you start in a playoff game.
Sticking with the theme of the Jets’ youth movement, Robby Anderson is becoming the featured receiver in New York with Bryce Petty in at quarterback. Anderson has drawn 23 targets in the past two games, by far the most of any Jets wideout.
The rookie out of Temple has converted them into 10 grabs for 160 yards and one score. He’s definitely someone to target if you need receiver help.
The Chargers may have a new featured back going forward after Melvin Gordon exited Sunday’s loss in Carolina due to a hip injury. After he was carted off the field, rookie running back Kenneth Farrow took over and finished with 55 rushing yards on 15 carries to go with six catches for 23 yards. If nothing else, he’ll be a sneaky PPR option if Gordon is out for the rest of the season.
With Robby Anderson getting so many targets in New York now, Quincy Enunwa has fallen by the wayside in recent weeks. He has just 11 catches over his last five games, including a mere three grabs for 29 yards in Sunday’s win in San Francisco. He’s an easy drop this week.
A big part of the Dolphins’ resurgence this season has been the improved play of Ryan Tannehill, who quietly was also becoming an impact fantasy player. He entered Week 14 as the 10th-leading scorer among quarterbacks over the last three weeks, but a bad knee injury will keep him from contributing to your fantasy efforts going forward.