Week 15 Fantasy Football Projections: Waiver Wire Targets Sure to Score Big

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IDecember 15, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 09:  Joique Bell #35  of the Detroit Lions runs against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 9, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 27-20.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Fantasy football playoffs have already begun, but that hasn't stopped some key players from going down to injury or ineffectiveness. As a result, there are some top waiver wire targets you need to know about that will save your season.

Let's take a look at some of the top targets on the waiver wire this week.


Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers

For some reason the fantasy phenom that is Danario Alexander of the San Diego Chargers has gone unnoticed in recent weeks. Forget about the overall state of his team, Alexander can straight up ball.

Not only has Alexander become Phillip Rivers' new favorite target, but he has also been putting up some huge numbers in the process.

In only six weeks of play, Alexander has compiled 33 catches for 555 yards and five scores. In two of those games, Alexander has scored a pair of touchdowns, while he's broken the 100-yard mark twice in two other games he's played in.

No matter the defense he's against, Alexander continues to put up great statistics week in and week out. If you haven't made this move yet, I suggest you get on it right away as the receiver spot is one of the toughest to fill.


Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have had a dreadful season in 2012, but Bell has put up some solid numbers along the way.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford has turned to Bell in recent weeks as the Lions continue to get thinner and thinner in the receiver department. Thanks to the departure of Titus Young and an injury to Brandon Pettigrew, Bell should emerge as an even more prominent receiver for the Lions this week.

To add to his versatility, Bell has also proven he can be a reliable option on the ground. In the past three weeks, Bell's rushing attempts have gone up each game despite being a No. 2 back, with 12 rushes last week being the second most he's gotten this year.

Not to mention, the Lions' Week 15 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, are ranked No. 30 against the run this season and are coming off a game in which they allowed 58 points to the Seattle Seahawks. If Seattle can do that to Arizona, there's no doubt Detroit has the weapons to do the same.

Bell might not put up gaudy statistics by any means, but he is a solid fantasy option with multiple ways to score points. And at this point, that's the best you can hope for on the waiver wire.


David Wilson, RB, New York Giants

With a ton of injuries to their backfield in 2012, the New York Giants will now go to rookie running back, David Wilson, to carry the load this week against the Atlanta Falcons.

Wilson had a huge Week 14 performance for New York, carrying the ball 13 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

But that wasn't all Wilson contributed to the team. As a dangerous kick returner, Wilson has the ability to break a big return and take it to the house. Last week against the Saints, Wilson had four kick returns for 227 yards and a touchdown.

Wilson has the potential for a big week on the ground in Week 15. The Falcons are ranked No. 23 against the run this season, so the Giants will look to exploit that at all costs.

The Giants rookie back has multiple ways to score points for fantasy owners and picking him up makes sense, especially if you're in a league that counts return yards as points.