The Fantasy football playoffs begin in Week 15 in many leagues, and while the core of most rosters are set by now, there are always possible significant contributors emerging later in the season. This is especially true at wide receiver, where K.J. Osborn and Amon-Ra St. Brown showed that they can be worthy of starting consideration during the Fantasy postseason. Osborn caught a 62-yard TD pass in Week 14. St. Brown was targeted 12 times for the second consecutive game, and finished with eight receptions.
Should Osborn or St. Brown be among your primary Week 15 Fantasy football waiver wire picks? And which other players on Fantasy football waivers are worth adding to bolster your playoff chances? Before determining who to target on the Week 15 Fantasy football waiver wire, be sure to see what SportsLine’s resident Hall of Famer, Scott Engel, has to say.
Engel is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame. He is a four-time FSWA Award Winner and 10-time nominee. In 2020, Scott was a finalist for the FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year Award, which he also won previously.
In addition to being the Fantasy writer for the Seattle Seahawks‘ official site since 2012, Engel’ work has appeared on The Athletic, SiriusXM FantasySports Radio, ESPN.com, NFL.com, the Associated Press, Yahoo Sports, SI.com, the New York Post, USA Today, RotoBaller, and of course, CBSSports.com. So far this season, Engel has recommended notable players such as Cordarrelle Patterson, Dawson Knox, and Khalil Herbert ahead of their impact performances,
Now, he’s revealed the best widely available Fantasy football free agents entering Week 15. You can see his top Fantasy NFL waiver wire picks and full analysis over at SportsLine.
Top Fantasy football waiver wire picks for Week 15
One player Engel is advising Fantasy players to target on the Week 15 waiver wire: Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny. Injuries have continuously prevented Penny from producing as hoped since the Seahawks drafted him in the first round in 2018. This season, he had only 27 carries heading into Seattle’s Week 14 matchup with the Texans.
Penny, however, came into this week’s game ready to start, and he faced a Houston defense that had been allowing the most rushing yards to RBs this season. He busted out for the best performance of his career, finishing with 137 rushing yards and two TDs on 16 carries. Penny injected new life into a sagging Seattle running game and may be headed for a strong finish to the 2021 season.
Engel is also strongly recommending Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman. The Ravens viewed Bateman as a prime piece in hopes of improving their passing game this season. He was drafted in the first round by Baltimore this season, but the start to his first pro campaign was delayed by a groin issue.
After undergoing groin surgery, Bateman landed on injured reserve to begin the 2021 season. He was not able to make his NFL debut until Week 6. But Bateman may have finally delivered a breakthrough performance in Week 14. He caught seven of eight targets for 103 yards against Cleveland on Sunday. Bateman could be ready to make significant Fantasy contributions during the playoffs.
How to set your Week 15 waiver wire claims
Engel is also all-in on another receiver who should be an immediate pickup. This player is widely available and could be a huge boost to your Fantasy football lineup. You can only see who it is at SportsLine.
So which players should you target on the Fantasy football waiver wire before Week 15? And which receiver is a must-add? Visit SportsLine now to see the best league-winning Fantasy football free agents entering Week 15, all from a Fantasy Hall of Famer, and find out.