Fantasy Football Playoffs: Week 15 Waiver Adds To Bolster Your Championship Team

Jeremy AlpertSenior Analyst IIDecember 14, 2010

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Matt Flynn (GB): Listen, he's obviously nothing special, but if you lost Aaron Rodgers last week and desperately need someone to fill in for a game (if the Pack decide to keep Rodgers out), Green Bay has one of the better receiving corps in the league and are facing the second worst pass D in the NFL in Week 15. But be smart, Peter King seems to think Rodgers will play.

Kerry Collins (Ten): Old man Collins had three TDs last week. Britt is back, and I expect them to try to go for a couple deep ones to Randy Moss. It's never pretty to start Kerry Collins in the playoffs, but if you need a QB, I like Collins against the Texans more than most QB options that will actually be available.


Wide Receivers

Arrelious Benn (TB):  Benn was a well known rookie coming into the season but was completely overshadowed by the play of fellow rookie Mike Williams for the greater part of the season.  Last game he came up with four catches for 122 yards and was one yard short of adding a TD to that line.  With Tampa playing the woeful pass defenses of Detroit and Seattle the next two weeks, Benn deserves a look.

David Nelson (Buf):  With Lee Evans out for at least two weeks, Nelson will likely be the guy stepping into the WR2 role for the Bills.  He has caught a TD in two straight games now and has 11 catches for 103 yards with those two TDs over the last three weeks.  If you're desperate for a third WR on your team, the 6'5" Nelson could be a decent find.

Sam Hurd (Dal): Kevin Ogletree was supposed to fill in for the injured Dez Bryant for the remainder of the season, but he'll require season-ending surgery on his right big toe, so Sam Hurd will now step into the role.  With Roy Williams still inconsistent and the Cowboys playing terrible pass Ds these next two weeks (Washington and Arizona), the 6'3" Hurd might see some decent action down the stretch.


Tight Ends

Andrew Quarless (GB): Backup QB Matt Flynn depended on his tight end pretty heavily last weekend against Detroit, and Quarless produced, hauling in five catches for 62 yards.  The Patriots are one of the worst at defending tight ends, so if you're in need, Quarless could be worth a shot.


In Case They Were Dropped:

Joseph Addai:  The Colts rushing offense has been non-existent with Addai out.  Check the news to see if he'll be back this week, and if he is, expect the TDs to start rolling in again, possibly within the first half of football he plays.

Ryan Torain: Torain was likely dropped from teams when he went down to injury, but he's back folks...and damn does he look good.  Granted it was against a poor Buccaneers rush D, but he DID put up 172 yards on 24 carries last weekend while breaking off impressive run after run.  If he's still out there, snag him.

Kenny Britt: Britt came back last week and immediately put his stamp back on the Titans offense.  Randy Moss barely made it out on the field and wasn't used when he was (zero targets, zero receptions), while Britt was targeted a team-high eight times (four receptions, 39 yards).  Grab him if he's out there.

Owen Daniels: He dropped his fair share of balls and didn't quite look in sync during his return, but Schaub DID target him 11 times Monday night with Owen putting up 91 yards on five catches in the process.  Looks like the Texans are committed to him over Joel Dreessen, too, as Dreessen was targeted just three times and came away with zero catches in the game.


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