Fantasy Football: Week Fourteen Waiver Wire Wide Receivers aka All I Do Is Win Win Win
It is week fourteen and we are either in do or die mode or your playoffs have started. So welcome to the super, duper hyped playoff edition. Normally, I just list players owned in 50% of leagues or less with a more thorough background. This week, I am changing things up. All your choices on the waiver wire are still bad. But I’m increasing my minimum owned threshold to 75%. That way, I can tease you with players that might almost be available in some leagues, but not your own. Because God hates that you play fantasy football and touch yourself. At this point, it is do or die. So here are my week fourteen waiver wire wide receiver rankings. But take my rankings with a grain of salt, I also think Coldplay is underrated.
- Josh Gordon — Owned in 72% of leagues – Last week, I told you that it was crazy to start Josh Gordon without first seeing how his first game goes. I stand by my statements about having done copious amounts of drugs. So I know something about bad decisions. And 28% of people not owning Josh Gordon in their leagues have made a bad decision. If you are in the 28%, get yourself some Josh Gordon. If you are in the playoffs, you are looking for home runs. No bigger home run candidate than Josh Gordon.
- Marqise Lee – Owned in 70% of leagues – The idea that Marqise Lee is owned in 70% of leagues bothers me. I understand that he has Blake Bortles throwing him the football, but he has shown time and time again that he is fully capable of overcoming this handicap. He’s not owned in any of my leagues, but maybe you play with dumber people. If you do, you should own him.
- Jermaine Kearse – Owned in 46% of leagues – Last week, I told you that Jermaine Kearse was a worthwhile fantasy football investment. This is no way means he is worth a damn in football. Just that he should probably be on a roster. He’s also consistently been a low end WR2/ high end WR3 all year. You just have to get over that he is Jermaine Kearse.
- Josh Doctson – Owned in 47% of leagues – He appears to be the number two receiver on a high-powered Washington offense. He might drop down to the number three receiver if Jordan Reed returns to the lineup. History tells us that Josh Doctson should remain the number two receiver for Washington the rest of the year.
- Marquise Goodwin – Owned in 32% of leagues – I’m not sure how I feel about Marquise Goodwin. Full disclosure, I am a fan of the Chicago Bears. That means I just watched Goodwin have 8 catches for 99 yards. He looked really good. The question is, how much of that was Goodwin being good and the Bears being bad.
- Dede Westbrook– Owned in 28% of leagues – Dede Westbrook is a very interesting prospect. He’s been hurt most of the year, but he was also the 2016 Biletnikoff winner, given to the best receiver in college football. He is the number two receiver on Jacksonville. This would be more impressive if they weren’t a run-oriented team. Still, he is worth monitoring.