Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

FAAB Bidding - Week 14 Waiver Wire Targets


As an addendum to our famous waiver wire pickups list, and our weekly waiver wire columns by position, in this column we also present suggested waiver wire bidding percentages for fantasy football owners in leagues using a Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB).

As a caveat, these prices do not by any means indicate how much these free agent players will go for. Each league values players differently and will continue to do so. These auction values are here to provide a baseline to understand roughly how much you should be targeting to spend on a particular player. If you want to go wild and blow a chunk of your budget on a guy you believe in, by all means, carry on. However, these players are not a dime a dozen. Guys get injured, and other guys replace them and their production all the time, every year. You only have so much FAAB money, spend it as wisely as possible.

Playoff time is here and that FAAB is as close to useless as possible. Every week is a must win (unless you have a bye) which means that you should have no qualms spending all of your money if you must. With that being said, below are our FAAB auction bidding recommendations for Week 14. Good luck, and happy bidding!

Editor's Note: Get any rest-of-season NFL Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive DFS Tools, Lineup Optimizer and Premium DFS Research through the Super Bowl. Sign Up Now!

 

FAAB Waiver Wire Bids - Quarterbacks

Josh Allen (QB, BUF) - FAAB Bid: 3-5%
5% owned

One of the earlier editions of this FAAB article included a blub on Josh Allen that quickly fell flat. Allen was looking productive after the first few weeks of the season but was immediately hindered by an elbow injury. Once again, he is a viable add. Allen ran for 135 yards on just nine carries Sunday and provided a great fantasy stat-line for the second week in a row. If he's healthy, he's productive. With a QB-favorable schedule coming up, Allen is a hail mary option at QB in deeper leagues.

Lamar Jackson (QB, BAL) - FAAB Bid: 2-4%
42% owned

There is no guarantee that Lamar Jackson starts the rest of the year but he should. This decision rests on the Ravens organization alone. Do they want to be one foot into the future or the past? Joe Flacco is bad an has been bad for the past few seasons. Jackson, while still young and raw, is electrifying and fresh. He's going to be a fantasy stud in the future, but there are definite questions of his current status. If this turns into a QB timeshare stay away. For now, he's been productive and provides a safe weekly floor due to his ability to run the ball.

 

FAAB Waiver Wire Bids - Running Backs

Jaylen Samuels (RB, PIT) - FAAB Bid: 40-50%
10% owned

This is entirely dependent on the news we receive regarding James Conner's injury. So far, the reports are that it is a lower leg contusion and not that serious. If something comes out prior to waivers processing that Conner is expected to miss several weeks, bid everything you have on Samuels. If it's just this week and you want to win, bid a relatively high amount as suggested. Samuels seems to be the next man up but could split carries with Steven Ridley. Samuels will likely assume the passing down role which could be very profitable. The Raiders should be a cakewalk for the Steelers and Samuels should eat if he plays. The bonus here is that he is tight end eligible and could allow a team to essentially have an extra flex.

Jeffery Wilson (RB, SF) - FAAB Bid: 20-25%
3% owned

Matt Breida has been declared out for Week 14 which opens the door for Wilson. Jeff Wilson is a random running back off of the street who happens to have a Shannahan favorable play-style. He is small, quick and can catch the ball. The 49ers are not going to want to throw the ball too much on Sunday, allowing Wilson to once again see plenty of work. He was very efficient on the ground against a solid Seahawks defense and saw plenty of action in the passing game. He will be used plenty against Denver but probably won't be as pretty because of how stout they've been against the run. Preferably buy him in PPR but he's a viable flex in all leagues.

Jalen Richard (RB, OAK) - FAAB Bid: 8-10%
39% owned

Despite fumbling, Richard looked great on Sunday against a poor Chiefs' defense. Richard rushed just six times but gained 95 carries and caught three passes for 31 yards. His snap-share has remained just below fifty percent since Marshawn Lynch went down and without an injury to Doug Martin, it should remain that way. Richard is a solid PPR add who is flex-able (especially in Week 14 against Pittsburgh). Ignore him in standard leagues.

Justin Jackson (RB, LAC) - FAAB Bid: 15-20%
23% owned

This depends on Melvin Gordon's status for next week. If he's on track to play, don't bother adding Jackson. Otherwise, Jackson could be fairly valuable. The Chargers play the Bengals who get ripped by opposing RBs. Jackson will probably see more carries after being so efficient these past two games. He doesn't have the pass-catching acumen that Austin Ekeler does but he can be effective there as well. He's preferable to add in standard leagues but should be decent anywhere else (if Gordon's out).

Nyheim Hines (RB, IND) - FAAB Bid: 4-6%
26% owned

Nyheim Hines had a heavy role Sunday against the Jaguars. Marlon Mack was fairly inefficient against a stout Jaguars defense and the Colts relied on passing heavily in the second half. Hines role is fairly game-script dependent, so he's not worth adding outside of full-point PPR leagues. He's not someone to trust unless Mack goes down but still worth owning.

Rex Burkhead (RB, NE) - FAAB Bid: 4-6%
24% owned

Rex Burkhead was activated from the Injured Reserve and regained some sort of role in New England. Don't expect too much from him going forward given the emergence of Sony Michel and the breakout campaign by James White but grab him if you need some potential. Burkhead saw some work in his first game back, accruing nine touches but not making too much of it. His role will be different game-to-game. He's more of a handcuff to Michel or White for the playoffs.

Damien Williams (RB, KC) - FAAB Bid: 3-5%
24% owned

Well, it's come to this. With Kareem Hunt out of the picture, Damien Williams has become a viable target off of the waiver wire. He isn't a world beater, but he will get touches in an explosive Chiefs' offense. Williams will see more passing down work than anything but should see a few carries. He looked solid in Sunday's game against Oakland, but then again, it would be more concerning if he hadn't given that it's Oakland. Give him an add in deeper leagues or as a Spencer Ware handcuff. Not someone worth starting for now.

 

FAAB Waiver Wire Bids - Wide Receivers

Courtland Sutton (WR, DEN) - FAAB Bid: 20-25%
49% owned

Sutton is back on the menu. After a disappointing outing two weeks ago, there was a significant drop in ownership. However, that should not be the case. Sutton is a WR2 in a decent offense that unfortunately doesn't love throwing the ball. He has talent and should grab another touchdown or two before the season ends. Sutton has a great matchup this week against the 49ers where he could exploit the side of the field not covered by Richard Sherman.

Adam Humphries (WR, TB) - FAAB Bid: 12-20%
51% owned

Adam Humphries should be owned in all PPR leagues. This is not a drill. The guy is producing some real numbers and cannot be as ignored as he's been. As much as I want to say that this is a fluke, it's not. They trust him down in Tampa as he consistently finds ways of getting open. With DeSean Jackson out, Humphries received an increased target share (the most on the team) and provided WR1 numbers in PPR. He has a knack for finding the end zone and will be involved plenty.

Curtis Samuel (WR, CAR) - FAAB Bid: 15-20%
18% owned

Curtis Samuel is used all over the field, and that continues to benefit his fantasy stock. Typically, he isn't the most targeted WR on the field, but his ability to make a play with the ball in his hands makes him plenty viable. The Panthers limited Devin Funchess's snaps this past game as he returned from injury which opened up more time for Samuel. Four double-digit scoring games over the past five weeks do not go unnoticed, grab him up for kind of cheap if you can.

Dante Pettis (WR, SF) - FAAB Bid: 15-20%
5% owned

Pettis has been a monster these past two games. Mullens appears to have a great connection with him, and now that he's healthy there is no stopping him. Pettis caught a 75-yard bomb this past weekend against the Seahawks and will look to reak havoc these next few weeks to solidify his role in the offense next season. Add him as a potential high-upside WR these last few weeks.

Anthony Miller (WR, CHI) - FAAB Bid: 10-12%
34% owned

Unfortunately, Miller only caught one pass against the Giants. Fortunately, that one pass was a touchdown. With Mitch Trubisky due back sooner than later, Miller should regain fantasy form. He's a solid cheap add right now if he's still available on the waiver wire.

Chris Godwin (WR, TB) - FAAB Bid: 10-15%
46% owned

If DeSean Jackson continues to miss time, Godwin becomes the best WR available on the wire (if he's there). Godwin has put up monster stat-lines while Jackson has been out and should continue to see an increased target-share if that remains the case. He's a better add in standard than PPR due to his scoring proficiency but is viable across all leagues.

John Ross (WR, CIN) - FAAB Bid: 10-12% 
9% owned

John Ross is officially back in the picture (again). A.J. Green is out for the season, and Ross will be the benefactor. Ross has seen around 90 percent of snaps this year with Green out, and unless he's in the doghouse with Coach Lewis again, he should continue to do so. The dud against the Broncos should be ignored given the talent of the Broncos' defense. Driskel prefers Boyd as a target, but Ross should get some looks his way these next few weeks. He's a boom-or-bust flex in all leagues who should be owned.

 

FAAB Waiver Wire Bids - Tight Ends

Chris Herndon IV (TE, NYJ) - FAAB Bid: 2-5%
13% owned

With Sam Darnold due back, Herndon should see an uptick in quality targets. Darnold often looked for Herndon in the red zone, and hopefully, that will continue upon his return. Otherwise, Herndon has been targeted plenty and is a decent fill-in TE for anyone who is just desperate for something better than a dud.

CJ Uzomah (TE, CIN) - FAAB Bid: 2-5%
26% owned

QB Jeff Driskel loves his tight end. Uzomah's seen a spike in usage these past few weeks with Dalton out and that should continue going forward. Uzomah's more of a safety blanket than a downfield target so don't expect much but in PPR he will be solid. Don't give up too much unless you have to.

 

FAAB Waiver Wire Bids - Defense/Special Teams

Buffalo Bills D/ST - FAAB Bid: 5-8%
30% owned

The Bills play at home against the Jets and Lions these next two weeks. These should be extremely favorable for their D/ST as long as they stay true to form. The Bills D has been killer this season and is the only reason they have stayed close and won a couple of games. The only reason I would hesitate to start the Bills this week is if Jerry Hughes is suspended for his post-game actions against a referee on Sunday.

Tennessee Titans D/ST - FAAB Bid: 2-3%
47% owned

The Titans get to face the Cody Kessler led Jaguars at home on a Thursday. Hard to find a better matchup for a D/ST on paper than this. The Jaguars do get their best offensive weapon in Leonard Fournette back but that shouldn't matter given how ravaged their offensive line is. Kessler isn't exactly the turnover machine that Bortles was but he isn't as talented either (weird, but true). Fire up the Titans if they're available.

More Waiver Wire Adds and Pickups




More Recent Articles

 

Bases Loaded Podcast - Relief Pitchers Preview

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is joined by Jorge Montanez, Zach Braff and Mike Simione as they jump into their relief pitcher preview! Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast Network. Like and Subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well!... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Jose Urquidy

It's been a tumultuous winter for the Houston Astros. Not only were they embroiled in a sign-stealing scandal (which has, naturally, progressed apace to unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about ever more sophisticated methods of cheating), but they watched staff ace Gerrit Cole sign a mammoth free-agent deal with the Yankees. Plenty of virtual ink has been... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Mark Canha

Mark Canha had a solid 2019 campaign and is one player that probably deserves more attention heading into 2020 than he is currently receiving. He finished the season hitting .273/.396/.517 with 26 HR, 58 RBI, 80 R, and 67 BB in 410 at-bats. It was a very productive line for a guy that played in... Read More


Four Prospect Sleepers for 2020 Redraft Leagues

Recently, Rotoballer launched a list of the Top 50 MLB prospects for the coming year. The top of the list was populated by names such as Gavin Lux, Luis Robert, and Brendan McKay. These players, among others, feature a promising combination of talent and favorable playing time projections to suggest they’ll be the cream-of-the-crop among... Read More


ADP Cost Analysis – Robbie Ray vs Trevor Bauer

With fantasy baseball draft season in full swing, those of us who partake in this joyous game are now looking through as much draft data as possible in a bid to find players we love who have lower average draft positions (ADP) than we believe they should. All this to eke out as much draft... Read More


2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Second Base

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as "the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – C.J. Cron

As another fantasy baseball season approaches, we once again have the chance to discuss C.J. Cron as a fantasy sleeper. Cron will be playing for his third team in three seasons. It is tough to wrap one's head around the idea that a player of Cron's talent continues to be undervalued by professional and fantasy... Read More


2020 Starting Pitcher Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Points leagues may seem like a slight variation from traditional 5x5 category scoring leagues but you must approach draft day with a very different strategy if you wish to truly compete. All preseason long, RotoBaller has you covered with the latest rankings for all fantasy baseball league types. Here we present our points league rankings... Read More


Second-Half Improvements: Buy Into These Starting Pitchers

The second half of the season is always put under a microscope for starting pitchers. Fantasy players have a love for the second half of the season, as the belief is that pitchers who take a step forward could carry over that success the next season and perhaps even build upon it. But, as we... Read More


How to Attack RP in SV+HLD Leagues

No position has seen as much evolution in recent seasons as the relief pitcher. Gone are the days where starters were expected to go seven innings as most teams have embraced the idea of "super-bullpening" and try to fit as many pitchers that can throw 95+ MPH into their bullpen as they can. Many fantasy... Read More


Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitch Info

One of the most fundamental questions in fantasy sports is if a player's current performance is sustainable. More than any other sport, baseball has a slew of statistical measures that can be dissected in numerous ways to analyze player performance. Pitch Info is a publicly-available pitch tracking system that provides a lot of different data to... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More


Mock Draft Review: Best Late-Round Targets

Last week, some members of the RotoBaller staff completed a 12-team mock draft for standard 5x5 format. After the draft, we each broke down our strategy and some of our favorite picks, which can be found here. However, I want to take a closer look at one portion of the draft in particular. Since we know that... Read More


Faster and Furious: Pitchers with Rising Velocity/Performance

Welcome fantasy baseball players! I’m sure that you, like me, are anxiously counting down the days until your drafts and Opening Day. While the fantasy season may not start for several weeks, there are plenty of things we can do to start preparing for a successful season. One of those things is to take a good... Read More


James Karinchak Is A Relief Pitcher To Know in 2020

One of the lesser-known players that intrigues me for the 2020 MLB season is Indians relief pitcher James Karinchak. The former Bryant Bulldog was drafted by Cleveland in the ninth round in the 2017 draft and went on to have one of the most outrageous statistical seasons in minor league baseball history. As someone who... Read More


More Recent Articles

 

XFL Week 2 - Target Risers and Fallers

The XFL has made it past Week 2 and now we have eight games of data to analyze. No small feat, as nobody knew where this league was going just a few weeks ago. But here we are, just mere days from Week 3 matchups! With two dates already in the rearview mirror and plenty... Read More


NFL Draft Combine Preview: Quarterbacks

With the Super Bowl now behind us, it is officially NFL Draft season! It's time to speculate on draft picks for teams, who should land where, and which players should be valued over others. This also marks the unofficial start to the 2020 fantasy football season. Getting in the early preparation can give owners a... Read More


RB Opportunity Share and Impact (AFC South & West): 2019 Review

We roll on with coverage of each of the eight NFL divisions, discussing the teams that are part of them and the running backs that were part of those teams in 2019. To present those teams and players I use a set of easy-to-read charts: treemaps. The graphics will hold all of the players of... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Anthony Miller

Many of you have already begun planning and building your 2020 rosters. This includes best-ball owners who have assembled teams in that popular format. A number of owners in redraft leagues are inspecting the early rankings, while those of you who are involved in dynasty leagues have continued your process of relentless roster evaluation. As the... Read More


Is Lamar Jackson Worth a First Round Pick?

RotoBaller fantasy football analysts Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano discuss the idea of taking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in the first round of 2020 fantasy football redraft leagues. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be sure... Read More


Why Lamar Jackson Should Be a First-Round Pick in 2020

Sometimes I like to make noise and some headlines if I can. That is why I host shows six days a week on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio representing RotoBaller. If I can get people buzzing about a topic, calling in or responding on social media with passion and vigor, I am having fun. But whenever I... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Darren Waller

Many of you have already launched into the planning process for your 2020 rosters. This includes best-ball owners who have embraced the opportunity to draft in that popular format. A number of owners in redraft leagues are also monitoring the early rankings, while those of you who are involved in dynasty leagues have continued a pace of... Read More


Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Tight End

There were a lot of fantasy football busts at the tight end position in 2019, but there were also a lot of breakout stars. The 2018 season saw Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz break the NFL record for most receptions in a season by a tight end, while San Francisco’s George Kittle broke the record for most... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Courtland Sutton

With the conclusion of Super Bowl LIV, football season is over for many people. But for anyone that plays in a dynasty fantasy football league, the season is never over. For the fantasy addicts out there, now is the time to start preparing. In today's column, we will take a look at wide receiver Courtland... Read More


Dynasty Price Check - Josh Allen

The NFL offseason has arrived, which means that it's time for us to go all-in on dynasty mode. The time between the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft is the time for dynasty players to make some moves and try to make their team better -- or worse, if you're rebuilding and looking for draft... Read More


RB Opportunity Share and Impact (NFC East & North)

With the season over and real-life free agency and April's NFL draft ahead of us, it's time to look at how each team split their targets and carries (both of them combined in what is called opportunities; sometimes it's receptions instead of targets, but I wanted to look at the overall volume and total chances instead)... Read More


Odell Beckham - Dynasty Buy or Sell?

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano discuss the dynasty value of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.. Will he bounce back in 2020 to return WR1 fantasy football value or is he no longer an elite receiver? Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us... Read More