NFL Waiver Wire: Week 15 Pickups

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 15 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

Hopefully, you had a bye last week in the fantasy playoffs or  gutted out a victory in the first round. This week, there again are significant injuries that will have owners looking to the waiver wire for help. Here's who to consider this week.

This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please, please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and budget.

QUARTERBACK

PRIMARY TARGET

Ryan Tannehill, TEN -  We highlighted Tannehill a few weeks ago, but for some odd reason he remains owned in only 48 percent of Yahoo leagues. He's leading the league with a 9.8 YPA (a historically good number) and has more than 30 fantasy points in three of his last five games. It's a great matchup this week against the Texans. Houston doesn't have J.J. Watt,  allows the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks and was just lit up by Drew Lock. FAAB: $6-$12

SECONDARY TARGET

Mitchell Trubisky, CHI - Is it time to start trusting Trubisky again? Are we late getting on the bandwagon after games of 21.5, 25.7, 29.3 and 36.5 fantasy points in four of his last five? He has a tough road matchup with the Packers this week at Lambeau Field but seems to have turned the corner in this Matt Nagy offense. One of the differences is he's using his athleticism and running more with 21 carries in his

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