WR Waiver Gems – Week 14

Its playoff week for most leagues, so here are some last minute little-owned picks of mine who might give you that 1 pt win to move on.

Davone Bess, MIA, 22% (PHI): Bess’s numbers don’t jump out at you, with him only catching a handful of passes for minimal yardage each week. However, he has caught two TDs the past three weeks, and Philly does allow its fair share of passing TDs (22, with 229 yards/game). Worth a flier as a red zone scorer in my opinion: 35 yards, TD.

Demaryius Thomas, DEN, 11% (CHI): Talk about going from complete afterthought to star in 1 week. Thomas had his best game a pro against the Vikings (144, 2 TDs), and, although I don’t foresee another near 30 pt. fantasy output this week against the Bears (260 yards/game, 15 TDs), I can still see him giving solid WR3/WR2 production, as long as Tebow throws at least 15 passes or so: 90 yards.

Deep League Specials:

Golden Tate, SEA, 3% (STL): The last two weeks, Tate has caught two TDs, and looks to be coming on as Tarvaris Jackson’s prime red zone target. Yea, St. Lou is actually stout against the pass (208 yards/game), but they have given up 18 TDs, and they have to stack the box against Marshawn Lynch inside the 20, giving Golden Boy some openings near the goal line. Look for Tate as a sneaky  play in your flex/WR3 slot: 40 yards, TD.

Chaz Schilens, OAK, 1% (@GB): Schilens should get plenty of looks this week, starting in place of the injured Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore, against the opportunistic but porous Green Bay pass D (293 yards/game, 22 TDs). He had himself a nice game last week in Garbage Time against the Dolphins (6 for 89), and I can see him putting up a similar yardage total this week with Oakland likely playing from behind most of the game: 80 yards.

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