IDP Waiver Wire: Week 15 Pickups and Matchup Plays
In Week 14, we saw some great performances such as a healthy Sean Lee recording 18 tackles. However, there were two key injuries of significance; Bobby Wagner and KJ Wright. You’ll want to monitor Wagner’s aggravated hamstring injury throughout the week and keep tabs on Wright, who is in the concussion protocol.
As always, I have your waiver wire suggestions for the week below, as well as key IDP matchups to target.
IDP Waiver Wire Pickups Week 15
Michael Johnson, DE, Cincinnati Bengals (56 snaps/74%)
Johnson is coming off a two-sack game and has notched 18 tackles in his last four games. I like his matchups over the next two games. Although the Vikings aren’t allowing many points per game, they are allowing nearly a sack per game to opposing defensive ends. I really like Johnson against the Lions next week, as they are allowing over a sack per game and the sixth-most points to the defensive end position.
Shelby Harris, DE, Denver Broncos (32 snaps/64%)
Lewis looks like a solid pickup in deeper leagues with favorable matchups in Weeks 15 and 16. Harris has been generating a near 8% percent pressure rate and has three straight games with a sack. The Colts and Washington are on the docket and are ranked fifth and fourth, respectively, in points allowed to opposing defensive ends.
Kawaan Short, DT, Carolina Panthers (51 snaps/69%)
Short has generated consistent pressure this season, producing a near 11% pressure rate. Short is third on the team in sacks behind Julius Peppers and Mario Addison. He’ll be worth a look in DT-required leagues and I like his Week 16 matchup against Tampa. He had a 4-solo tackle effort in Week 8 and the Bucs are allowing nearly a sack and 6 tackles per game to the defensive tackle position.