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WAIVER WIRE WONDERS: Week 14

As we turn the calendar into December, the weather in many areas is starting to get frightful. Last week, there were two games in the snow, and there are bound to be more in the future. Double check the weather reports of your players to make sure they will have the opportunity to excel. One thing that is not frightful, is this week’s edition of the waiver wonders. We have consolidated the list into our two middle categories, with five getting a mention in our top category. These five are ready to roll in a fantasy starting lineup, having proven over the past few weeks that they are ready to score on a consistent basis. Beyond that, we reach for players at the three key positions, there’s something for everyone this week!!

 

Solid Pickups

RB Justin Forsett, Denver

The latest landing spot for Forsett is in Denver, and he lands at the top of this week’s story. The Broncos lost promising backup and mid-season waiver wire wonder Kapri Bibbs, leaving only the disappointing Devontae Booker as the only other viable runner. Forsett and coach Kubiak have been together before, so as soon as Forsett is up to speed, he will see action on the field. This has the potential for Forsett to go from waiver wire wonder to starter. He’s worth adding in all formats.

 

WR Malcolm Mitchell, New England

The beat goes on for the Patriots rookie, as he has enjoyed success now for three consecutive weeks. With Rob Gronkowski out for the rest of the season, Mitchell is being counted on regularly by Tom Brady. The numbers just keep going up, no touchdowns this week, but he caught eight passes good for 82 yards. He will continue to be active for New England and can be counted on as a WR3 going forward.

 

WR Ted Ginn, Carolina

Sunday was certainly an interesting day for the Panthers, the mysterious benching of Cam Newton to start the game, the interception on the first play of the game, and things went steeply downhill after that. The lone bright spot was the play of Ted Ginn, who like Malcolm Mitchell, is riding a three-game streak of solid performances. This past week against the Seahawks, he was good for five catches that went for 80 yards. He also found the end zone, his third appearance there in three games. The Panthers have favorable passing matchups going forward, making Ginn a valuable add in any format.

 

TE Ladarius Green, Pittsburgh

We have had our eye on Green for a few weeks, waiting for him to be healthy enough to become a viable fantasy contributor. Against the Giants last week, he did just that, ringing the bell to the tune of 110 yards and a touchdown on six receptions. Ben Roethlisberger loves to use the tight end, and with no other talent at the position on the Steelers’ roster, we see Green as having a strong fantasy impact the rest of this season.

 

WR Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati

Stepping up in the absence of A.J. Green, LaFell is morphing into Andy Dalton’s new favorite target. He fell just short of 100 yards this week, hauling in five passes with one of those ending up getting him into the end zone. With the Browns on tap next week, the Bengals will have little resistance in the air, making LaFell a viable add in all formats.

About Doug Coutts

Doug has been with Fantasysharks.com since the very beginning. He is a Senior Fantasy Football Staff Writer and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Way back when, there was the Dynasty Den, Just Thinking Out Loud, and the Weekly Wrap-up. Along the way were television appearances on the local cable affiliate, and various other contributions. His weekly "Waiver Wire Wonders" column appears on Tuesdays.