Fantasy Football Week 14: 3 Outstanding Waiver-Wire Pick-Up's at WR

Chris Faig@@ULuminaryCorrespondent IDecember 8, 2011

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 19:  Receiver Nate Burleson #13 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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The NFL postseason is right around the corner and a handful of teams in both conferences are making their final push at a playoff berth.  Entering Week 14, it is now officially the beginning of the fantasy football playoffs.  If you plan on making a run at the league title, it is most important to enter the playoffs with a healthy roster with a reasonable schedule ahead of them.  

The production of wide receivers has been extremely difficult to predict this season due to many injuries at the position, as well as numerous let-downs.  However, there are currently a handful of talented and underrated players to choose from on the waiver-wire, such as, Vincent Brown, Demaryius Thomas and Nate Burleson.   

With only four weeks remaining in the 2011-12 NFL regular season, take a look at some valuable waiver-wire must-haves to add to your roster immediately. 


Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

As a second-year player, Demaryius Thomas hasn't seen much action, but when he gets the opportunity he makes the best of what's thrown at him.  Last week against the Minnesota Vikings, Thomas played a significant part of Denver's victory making four receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

With some of the worst passing defense's in the NFL left on Denver's schedule, you can expect Thomas to build off of his Week 13 performance and continue to thrive in the Broncos offense. 

Only owned by 4.8 percent of fantasy teams,  Thomas is available in almost every league.

Vincent Brown, San Diego Chargers 

As a rookie selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft, 82nd overall, Vincent Brown has been quite impressive successfully meshing into the San Diego offense.  

Although Malcolm Floyd is now back in the lineup for San Diego, Brown is still a valuable fantasy football asset.  In three of his last five performances, Brown has recorded at least 50 yards and seven fantasy points.  

With Brown's recent success, and the Chargers in dire need of every win, you can be sure Philip Rivers will get him the ball for the remainder of the season.  


Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions

Burleson has been a consistent target of late, catching a total of 25 passes in the last four weeks.  Of all the wide-receivers currently available on the waiver-wire, he is currently ranked inside the top 10 for total fantasy points this season.

With the Lions' playoff hopes on the line, there is no doubt that Burleson and his fellow Detroit receivers will be playing at their highest level. 

Burleson is most likely available, as he is only owned by 22 percent of fantasy teams.  He's also projected to score 11 fantasy points this week against the Minnesota Vikings, so be sure to add him to your roster ASAP.