Week 14 Fantasy Football Projections: Streaming Options Likely on Waiver Wire

Joel Reuter@JoelReuterBRFeatured ColumnistDecember 4, 2018

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 02: Dante Pettis #18 of the San Francisco 49ers catches the ball over Tedric Thompson #33 of the Seattle Seahawks for a touchdown in the third quarter at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Streaming a position throughout the course of the season is a risky proposition, but if an owner is still worried about finding a streaming option heading into Week 14 when most fantasy playoffs begin, he's obviously done something right.

So for those owners, ahead is a look at a few viable streaming options at the key positions for the upcoming week's slate of games.

In order to qualify for inclusion on this list, a player must be available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo Sports leagues.

Let's get started.

       

Quarterbacks

Lamar Jackson
Lamar JacksonKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Player: Lamar Jackson, Ravens (at Chiefs)
Ownership Percentage: 46 percent
Projected Stats: 171 passing yards, 0.9 TD, 0.9 INT; 75.5 rushing yards, 0.6 TD

The Ravens are now 3-0 with Jackson under center after a 26-16 victory over the Falcons in which he passed for 125 yards and ran for another 75 with a touchdown. He has an excellent matchup against a porous Chiefs pass defense and he's been cleared from concussion protocol, so if you're looking for a fill-in at the QB spot, he's the top choice.

    

Player: Josh Allen, Bills (vs. Jets)
Ownership Percentage: 5 percent
Projected Stats: 221 passing yards, 1.2 TD, 1.0 INT; 51.0 rushing yards, 0.5 TD

While Allen remains hit-and-miss through the air, he's made some noise on the ground the past two weeks, rushing for a combined 234 yards on 22 carries. The rookie has a good matchup against the Jets, and if he can continue contributing at a high rate on the ground, he's a viable streaming option.

     

Running Backs

LeGarrette Blount
LeGarrette BlountMichael Reaves/Getty Images

Player: LeGarrette Blount, Lions (at Cardinals)
Ownership Percentage: 42 percent
Projected Stats: 63.8 rushing yards, 0.5 TD; 1.0 reception, 7.7 receiving yards, 0.0 TD

Blount has become the featured back in place of the injured Kerryon Johnson the past two weeks against the Bears (19 carries, 88 yards, two TDs) and Rams (16 carries, 61 yards). Johnson is week-to-week with a sprained knee, so his status is a significant factor here. If he's sidelined again, Blount is a low-end RB2 thanks to usage.

      

Player: Jeff Wilson Jr., 49ers (vs. Broncos)
Ownership Percentage: 3 percent
Projected Stats: 42.7 rushing yards, 0.3 TD; 2.1 receptions, 15.0 receiving yards, 0.3 TD

Wilson was called to action after Matt Breida reaggravated an ankle sprain on Sunday, and with Breida already ruled out for Week 14, he's in position to get his first career start against the Broncos. It's worth noting, Wilson himself had to leave Week 13 with a foot injury, though he's expected to be a full-go this weekend.

     

Wide Receivers

Courtland Sutton
Courtland SuttonWesley Hitt/Getty Images

Player: Courtland Sutton, Broncos (vs. 49ers)
Ownership Percentage: 49 percent
Projected Stats: 3.5 receptions, 56.5 receiving yards, 0.4 TD

Sutton has been a steady contributor for the Broncos after being drafted in the second round. The rookie has hauled in 28 catches for 558 yards and three touchdowns, and he's coming off an 85-yard, one-touchdown performance against the Bengals. He's a bit of a boom-or-bust play, but the deep threat has been targeted enough to warrant WR3 consideration.

     

Player: Dante Pettis, 49ers (vs. Broncos)
Ownership Percentage: 6 percent
Projected Stats: 3.6 receptions, 45.0 receiving yards, 0.2 TD

With Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon both sidelined, Pettis has moved into a prominent role in the 49ers passing game the past three weeks. During that span, he ranks second on the team with 20 targets, trailing only tight end George Kittle (32). He has 13 catches for 218 yards and three touchdowns in his three starts and should again see plenty of passes thrown his way Sunday against the Broncos.

     

Tight Ends

Chris Herndon
Chris HerndonMichael Reaves/Getty Images

Player: Chris Herndon, Jets (vs. Bills)
Ownership Percentage: 13 percent
Projected Stats: 2.9 receptions, 32.4 receiving yards, 0.2 TD

The waiver wire for tight ends has been a barren wasteland for much of the season, and Week 14 is no different. If you're desperate, Herndon has seen at least four targets in five of the Jets' last six games, including six last week against the Titans that he turned into two catches for 31 yards. Maybe he'll find his way into the end zone on Sunday.

      

All stats, fantasy projections and own percentage information courtesy of Yahoo Sports.

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