IDP Waiver Wire: Week 14 Targets
Congratulations! If you’re still reading a weekly waiver wire article this late in the season, it's extremely likely you’ve made your league’s playoffs. Unless of course, you’re in one of those strange leagues that run their final in Week 17, which is frankly heresy. As with last week’s article, we will be a little more creative in our search for viable pickups because the pool of players we are working with is pretty bare by this time of year and of course in the fantasy playoffs its ‘win or go home’.
If you need any specific advice, such as Player A vs Player B, please feel free to hit me up on Twitter - @RossMilesNFL.
James Burgess - New York Jets
Since Week 8, Burgess has played every single defensive snap for the Jets and has assumed play-calling duties in the middle of the Gang Green defense. During this span, he’s averaged 7.3 tackles per game while adding a sack and a fumble recovery, which is enough to rank as a low-end LB1 since he assumed his every-down role. While I wouldn’t want to project him as an LB1 for the rest of the season, he should continue scoring as a dependable LB2.
A.J. Johnson - Denver Broncos
Recommended last week, Johnson’s name Bears repeating as he’s continuing to score like a rock-solid, three-down linebacker. A very similar profile to Burgess, Johnson has scored as an LB1 over the six weeks averaging over seven tackles a game and padding his scoring with a sprinkling of splash plays.
Dre Greenlaw - San Francisco 49ers
The last month has seen rookie Dre Greenlaw handed a three-down role for the 49ers alongside Fred Warner as the team’s starting weakside linebacker, playing at least 92% of snaps in each of the last four games. The former Razorback has been productive since handed the opportunity, averaging 8.5 tackles a game over the last month and also added an interception in Week 10, helping him to score as a high-end LB2.
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