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Week 14 Waiver Wire Targets

The fantasy playoffs are here! In a perfect world you don’t need any help going into the playoffs, but fantasy football rarely works like that. Here’s a look at some players to target on the Week 14 waiver wire. Good luck!

Johnny Manziel (QB, Cleveland Browns)

Is it Johnny Football time now!? Ugh. The QB situation is getting murky in Cleveland and Brian Hoyer’s Week 13 benching is certainly looking like the Manziel “era” will be seeing the light of day this season. The situation is worth watching, and now might be the time to roll the dice on picking up Manziel. (Update: Head Coach Mike Pettine has announced that Hoyer will remain the starter for Week 14. It’s not Johnny Football time yet, but it’s bound to happen at some point.)

Dan Herron (RB, Indianapolis Colts)

You listened last week and already picked Herron up, right? Week 13 further solidified the fact that Herron is the back to own in the Colts’ backfield. Trent Richardson continue to struggle and seeing his usage remain as a short yardage back that’s going to blast (not really) up the middle. Herron is getting the better run designs and is more involved in the passing game. He’s filling the Ahmad Bradshaw role. His only downside is that he’s now fumbled in consecutive weeks. Indy doesn’t have much in the way of other options at RB, so I don’t see Herron being punished too greatly for the fumbles. Look for him to continue to be an option. He’s still available in most leagues.

Latavius Murray (RB, Oakland Raiders)

Another repeat from last week, Murray is likely going to be getting an increased role in the offense as he returns from a concussion this week. The Raiders know what they have in DMC and MJD, and now it’s time to kick the tires on Murray. He had huge numbers on lonly 4 carries in Week 12, and he definitely has potential going forward. Grab him while you can.

Kenny Stills (WR, New Orleans Saints)

In the offseason many were speculating that Still would emerge big in 2014. That hasn’t really been the case. However, in the last few weeks he’s been an absolute beast. In the last two weeks he’s had 13 catches for 260 yards and a touchdown. Of course, the downside to Saints wide receivers is that you never know how Drew Brees is going to distribute the ball. There will be up weeks and down weeks, but Stills is hot right now. He’s worth an addition.

Marqise Lee (WR, Jacksonville Jaguars)

It’s been a turnstile of young receiving talent in Jacksonville this season. With Allen Robinson now out for the season, Lee is emerging as a very nice option for the Jags. In the last two weeks Lee has piled up 127 yards and a touchdown. He’s available in most leagues and could be a sneaky addition going into the playoffs.

Donte Moncrief (WR, Indianapolis Colts)

Moncrief has now moved beyond Hakeem Nicks on the Colts depth chart into the #3 spot behind Hilton and Reggie Wayne. He had a monster Week 13 and is showing how much of a big play receiver he can be.  He’s a nice late season add particularly in keeper leagues.

Jordan Reed (TE, Washington Redskins)

Reed returned in Week 13 and had a nice performance in the loss to the Colts. His injury woes have led to many fantasy owners dropping him this season, so you might be able to find him out there. Quality TEs are scarce, so he could be a nice addition heading into the playoffs.

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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...