Top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 15
Kenny Britt (TEN): Britt was dropped in about half of Yahoo fantasy leagues thanks to a slow start that eventually turned into a slow season. Those of us who drafted him, however, finally saw our preseason expectations come to life this past Sunday - Britt went off for eight catches and 143 yards against the Colts. Previous to Sunday, he hadn't topped four catches since Week 3, and hadn't topped 67 yards all season, so you're going to want to take a wait-and-see approach when he faces the Jets this week. If he can put together a solid performance against the Jets, who give up the second least fantasy points to opposing receivers, you can throw him into your lineup for championship week against the Packers.
Dwayne Harris (DAL): Harris jumped Kyle Ogletree in the receiver rotation, getting nearly three times as many snaps on Sunday. Now, Dez Bryant is facing the possibility of missing the rest of the season with a finger injury, which would likely make Harris Dallas' No. 2 receiver. I don't think I need to explain the value that a No. 2 receiver on the league's 3rd ranked passing offense has. Harris has more than enough talent to get production out of his opportunities.
Kris Durham (DET): If you're thinking "Where have I heard that name?", it was probably when this enormous wide receiver proved to the world that white men CAN jump by hauling in an overthrown pass with one hand against the Packers on Sunday night (VIDEO). He seems to have jumped Mike Thomas in the receiver rotation, and with Titus Young and Ryan Broyles out of the picture, that makes him the No. 2 opposite Calvin Johnson. Durham was third on the team in targets with nine on Sunday, just one behind Tony Scheffler and four behind Megatron. He should continue to get a good amount of looks, and is worth consideration in deeper leagues.
Dennis Pitta (BAL): Pitta was a hot pickup early in the season, but has since been dropped in most leagues. Pitta's production went down when offensive coordinator Cam Cameron reportedly went away from the Ravens' no-huddle, uptempo offense. Well, Cameron has been fired, and new OC Jim Caldwell is expected to go back to the Ravens' early season ways. Back in the uptempo offense, Pitta could return to that low-end TE1 form he was in through the first three weeks of the season.
Detroit Lions: The Lions defense hasn't quite lived up to expectations this season, ranking 26th in points and 23rd in takeaways. This week, however, they'll have a chance to put up big numbers on the fantasy scoreboard against the Cardinals, who just got absolutely demolished by the Seahawks. The Seahawks' defense put up 40+ points in most fantasy leagues last week, and while you shouldn't expect that out of the Lions, it's certainly reasonable to expect an above average fantasy output.