Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups at each position for Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season. Many of these players are still available in a majority of leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster. Others might be worth stashing on your bench or are simply just players to add to your watch list. With that in mind, here’s a list of players should you consider adding to your squad for Week 15.
For a more in-depth look at the players on this list, watch our our Week 15 waiver wire video.
Top QB pickup: Dak Prescott (60% owned)
Prescott completed 42-of-54 passes for a career-high of 455 yards and added three touchdowns in the Cowboys’ Week 14 overtime win over the Eagles. His 42 completions were also good for a new franchise record and his continuing rapport with wide receiver Amari Cooper is encouraging for fantasy owners. With upcoming matchups against the Colts and Bucs to finish the fantasy season, Prescott is a priority add at the QB position.
Top RB pickup: Justin Jackson (60% owned)
Jackson managed only 35 scrimmage yards on nine touches in Week 14, but with both Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler questionable to play in Week 15, the rookie may have a much larger workload. Jackson could assume the lead role and receive plenty of work in both the passing and running game in a favorable matchup against a Chiefs defense that is among the worst at defending running backs.
RB priority list: Justin Jackson (60% owned), Derrick Henry (60% owned), Elijah McGuire (10% owned), Chris Ivory (5% owned), Jeff Wilson Jr. (65% owned), Darren Sproles (5% owned), Ito Smith (30% owned), Damien Williams (20% owned), Kenneth Dixon (10% owned)
Top WR pickup: Curtis Samuel (35% owned)
Samuel caught 4-of-8 targets for 80 yards in the Panthers’ Week 14 loss to the Browns. Over his last four games, he has notched either 80 yards or a touchdown in each outing and he’s emerged as one of the primary targets for Cam Newton. While D.J. Moore is emerging as more of a possession receiver, Samuel is a big play waiting to happen and he’s an explosive player who can slide into a deeper-league flex spot for a manager chasing upside.
WR priority list: Curtis Samuel (35% owned), Chris Conley (20% owned), Demarcus Robinson (5% owned), Dante Pettis (50% owned), DaeSean Hamilton (10% owned), Dede Westbrook (35% owned), Kenny Stills (35% owned), Robert Foster (5% owned), Taywan Taylor (5% owned)
Top TE pickup: Ian Thomas (10% owned)
Thomas was a big part of the game plan for the Panthers in Week 14, hauling in 9-of-11 targets for 77 yards. The catches, targets, and yards were career highs for the rookie, who will continue to fill in for the injured Greg Olsen. He has a tough upcoming matchup against New Orleans, but they surrendered two touchdowns to Tampa Bay tight end Cameron Brate last week. If you’re in need of a tight end, Thomas is worth a look.