In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter, we recap MNF, share the top waiver adds of the week, and enjoy Linda’s kicker tiers. It's 12/14. Take it away, Peter Overzet…
Another Rams game, another dominant Cooper Kupp (13-123-1) performance:
Kupp has more fantasy points than any other player this year, including all of the QBs. It’s absolutely insane.
Last year Davante Adams led all WRs with 341.8 total points in PPR leagues. Kupp has 335.4 points…through 14 weeks.
I guess I should also talk about James Conner (13-31-2; 9-94), who was phenomenal last night, but it’s hard not to gush over this world-beating season from Kupp.
The Rams held on to win 30-23 despite Conner’s heroics, including another insane one-handed catch:
The answer to Odell Beckham or Van Jefferson has been both—they’ve now each scored a TD in their last 3 games.
If you made your league playoffs, congrats. We have waiver picks and kicker tiers to get you ready for Week 15. If you didn’t, stick around. We have DFS, prop bets, and playoff contests to keep us occupied.
🛒 THE TOP WAIVER WIRE ADDS
Rotoviz’s Sam Wallace lists his top waiver wire targets for Week 15 as well as the percentage that they are currently rostered in ESPN leagues. Take it away, Sam…
- Rhamondre Stevenson (RB - 41.8%) - Stevenson has topped 10 carries and 62 rushing yards in four of his last five games.He might split carries with Damien Harris, but he’s shown enough to earn a significant workload. It’s worth noting that Harris tweaked his hamstring last week, so his situation will be worth monitoring in the days ahead.
- Rashaad Penny (RB - 5.7%) - The long-awaited emergence of Penny finally happened this week. The first-round pick from the 2018 class had a career-best performance and will be a trendy waiver claim this week. His line of 16-137-2 on the ground helped pace the Seahawks in their win over the Texans.
- Rashod Bateman (WR - 24.9%) - The breakout game finally happened, but it happened without Lamar Jackson, who left with an ankle injury early in the game. Tyler Huntley stepped in and Bateman tied a season-high mark in targets (8) and set new career-highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (103).
- Braxton Berrios (WR - 0.3%) - The New York Jets are without Corey Davis and Elijah Moore, which opened the door for another receiver to step up. Berrios saw 10 targets and hauled in six of them for 52 yards. Davis is out for the year and Moore cannot return until Week 17 at the earliest, so Berrios could continue to be the featured option.
- Laquon Treadwell (WR - 0.7%) - A former first-round pick, Treadwell has three straight games with at least four receptions and 50 receiving yards. It’s hard to believe and might not sound like much, but given the injury landscape over the last few weeks those fantasy points might be pretty enticing.
Jalen Guyton (WR - 14.1%) - Guyton is the perfect candidate for a deep touchdown each week. In the absence of Keenan Allen, Guyton posted his second-straight strong outing. He now has back-to-back games with at least three receptions, 85 receiving yards, and a score.
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👟 LINDA'S KICKER TIERS
Linda aka Lindellions shares her kicker tiers for Week 14 to help you on the waiver wire. Take it away, Linda…
Harrison Butker was a comfortable extra point guarantee kind-of-kicker, but right now the Chiefs offense is sputtering and Butker is the benefactor of that…Nick Folk has two tough match-ups on paper, but the Patriots are averaging the most FG attempts per game and I don’t anticipate that stopping...Tyler Bass takes a hit if Josh Allen can’t go this weekend. I would look to pivot if the Bills have to start Mitch Trubisky.
Note: You’ll notice Linda added look ahead columns for Week 16 and 17 to give early leans for the best matchups (green), neutral (yellow), and bad (red).
We’ll be back tomorrow with early Week 15 ranks for QB and Flex.