With Playoffs upon us, this will be our last waiver article of the season. We hope we were able to help you reach the championship and weather the storms of injuries, COVID tests, and general craziness that has been the 2020 season! Use these players we have to take home that coveted championship trophy!
Lynn Bowden Jr. - RB/WR - Miami Dolphins
Bowden showed his versatility on Sunday as he tallied seven receptions for 82 yards, a carry, and a pass attempt as he was on the field for a career-high 71% of the snaps. His nine targets led the receiving unit on Sunday. The do-it-all rookie over the last two weeks has taken advantage of his increased role in a Miami offense that has seen some injury dismantle the roster over the last couple of weeks. More than this, it seemed as though Tua was looking for Bowden Jr more often than not when he needed a conversion. While the upcoming matchup against the Patriots is not ideal, Bowden could be a quality safety valve with a Week 16 matchup against the lowly Raiders defense.
Russell Gage - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Gage has been the next man up all season with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley going in and out of the lineup for the Falcons throughout the season. With Jones possibly out for the remainder of the season, Gage could be a solid flex play in what should be high scoring affairs against the Buccaneers and Chiefs. He racked up 82 yards through the air and should continue to see consistent attention from Matt Ryan
Jeff Wilson Jr. - RB - San Francisco 49ers
Not all rushing attempts are created equal and Jeff Wilson Jr has tallied twelve, seven, and eleven carries over the last three weeks in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. While the rushing unit has not been nearly as effective as they were in 2019, a positive matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15 opens the door for the scoring potential of Wilson. If Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, and others remain absent from the offense, then expect the running game to see a healthy amount of opportunity. Wilson punched in a score in Week 14, don’t be surprised if he gets another opportunity this week.
Dan Arnold - TE - Arizona Cardinals - ESPN 0.5% Yahoo 1%
Over the last two weeks, Arnold has received 7 targets for 4 catches, 88 yards, and 3 touchdowns. While the catches are fairly low, at the meager TE position in fantasy you have to chase Touchdowns, and Arnold seems to be a RedZone target for Kyler Murray. I do not expect Arnold to be a top-tier TE but he is a potential streamer with the waiver wire likely being thin at this point in the season. An interesting note to consider is that Arnold is designated as a WR and TE on Sleeper. While you likely have better options at WR, having that versatility on your team for depth in the playoffs is something to consider.
Gus Edwards - RB - Baltimore Ravens - ESPN 18% Yahoo 33%
At the time I am writing this article, the Ravens game is not yet done but Gus Edwards is being utilized in the offense. Last week he rushed for 100 yards and this week he scored twice. He will be splitting time with Dobbins and have to worry about Lamar Jackson as a rusher as well. But, in week 15 the Ravens take on the Jaguars, a team that was just torched for over 200 yards by Derrick Henry alone. Edwards could be a sneaky flex play and someone likely available on your waivers.
Jalen Hurts - QB - Philadelphia Eagles - ESPN 9% Yahoo 18%
The decline of Carson Wentz has been sad to see this season, but Hurts is taking advantage of the situation. The Eagles offense looks like a completely different unit with him on the field and he looks like a quality fantasy QB after his first start. He led the Eagles to a huge win over the Saints this week, rushing for over 100 yards, and tacking on 167 yards and a TD through the air. Better yet, he had no turnovers and performed well against a Saints defense who most would consider a top 5 defense in the league. Hurts has the rushing floor you want and has the potential to be a league winner if he improves this week against the Cardinals. After being named the rest-of-season started in Philly, Hurts is a priority pickup for any playoff team.