Top 10 Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14

Top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 14

12/4/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Wide Receivers

Chris Givens (STL): 
Givens led the Rams in both targets and catches on Sunday with 14 and 11. Formerly a strict big play threat, Givens showed progress as a possession receiver against the ferocious 49er defense. He's averaging eight catches for over 100 yards over the past two weeks, and is facing a Bills team this week that gives up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

T.Y. Hilton (IND): Unlike Donnie Avery, T.Y. Hilton is usually successful when Andrew Luck looks his way. Avery led the Colts again on Sunday with 14 targets, but Hilton wasn't too far behind with 12. Sunday was Hilton's second six catch, hundred yard performance in the past three weeks, and he's scored four all-purpose touchdowns over that span. He's also gone for six catches and 100+ yards in three of the past five weeks. He's a boom or bust play, but he's worth the risk if you're thin at receiver.
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Golden Tate (SEA): Tate, better known for a catch he didn't make than the catches he does, has quietly become a scoring machine for the Seahawks. The Notre Dame alum has five total touchdowns over the past four weeks, and has topped 50 yards in four of the past five weeks. His most recent performance (five catches, 96 yards, touchdown) was his best fantasy output of the season. He's worth a look in deeper leagues.

Tight Ends

Jacob Tamme (DEN): 
Tamme was a popular tight end on fantasy draft day due to his success with Peyton Manning back in Indianapolis, but he didn't really pan out for owners, finding the end zone only once and reaching the 50 yard mark only twice in his first ten games. Over the past two weeks, however, Tamme has hauled in 13 balls for 137 yards and a touchdown. The numbers aren't spectacular by any means, but if you're out searching for a tight end, he might be your best option.

Defense

Cleveland Browns: 
Believe it or not, the Browns have only allowed opponents to reach 20 points twice since Week 6. Those opponents were the Ravens, who scored 25 in Baltimore, and the Cowboys, who scored 20 points in regulation and added a field goal in overtime. Now facing the Chiefs, who topped 16 points for the first time since September on Sunday, the Browns are up against another opponent that they can surely hold below 20 once again.
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