Week 15 WR Waiver Pickups & Adds: T.Y. Hilton Needs to Be Rostered in All Leagues

T.Y. Hilton will be at the top of most WR waiver wire mentions entering week 15, and for good reason. He just posted a third consecutive 18+ fantasy point outing after being very disappointing all season long. He’s rostered in about half of all leagues, but still check to see if he’s available in your league as it could win your season. If he’s taken, check out the rest of my week 15 WR waiver pickups & adds to help your team.

 

Tim Patrick

20.4% Rostered
Tim Patrick now has at least 10 fantasy points in 5 of his last 6 games. The stretch has averaged out to 12.1 fantasy points per game. He notably is also rocking three touchdown catches in his past two games. In short, he has been playing very well fantasy-wise for a player rostered in just 20% of leagues.

But there should be an asterisk next to any credit given to his recent outings. In week 12 Patrick put up a donut against the Saints. To make things worse, it was a season low 2 targets for the 27 year old. But Patrick has seen two consecutive solid outings since, and remains a favorite target of Drew Lock. The Bills have a below average passing defense, so add Patrick this week as a flex option.

KJ Hamler

6.5% Rostered
Another Bronco receiver may be worth the add as well. KJ Hamler is coming off the best game of his career, receiving for 86 yards and two touchdowns at Carolina. But he has been largely fantasy irrelevant for most of the season. The rookie reached double-digits fantasy points for the first time since week 9 and just the third time all season. But look for Hamler to earn back-to-back strong performances facing a weak Bills’ passing defense this weekend. Buffalo allows 243.9 passing yards per game, 19th in the league. He is a fair add in deeper leagues, but don’t expect him to be a fantasy winner.

Chad Hansen

2.8% Rostered
Chad Hansen now has two games under his belt since being moved up from the practice squad. Between the two games he averages 6 receptions, 78.5 receiving yards, and touchdowns yet. It has added to a fantasy average of 13.85 fantasy points. On the Texans’ offense with Deshaun Watson under center, Hansen has huge upside with a seemingly mid-level floor. The Texans travel to Indianapolis to play a strong Colts’ defense, it will test the fantasy value of Hansen. But he’s still worth the add with such potential for the final weeks of the fantasy season.

 

Russell Gage

2.7% Rostered
Russell Gage quietly has 22 consecutive games with at least 2 receptions, the 12th longest active streak in the league. He is simply a reliable option for Matt Ryan. For most of the season, however, he was not worth a fantasy add. But in the past two games he has posted very strong outings, with at least 15 fantasy points in each of them. The Falcons stay at home to play the Buccaneers this weekend. Tampa Bay may have an elite rushing defense, but their passing defense has been lacking. They allow 249.4 passing yards per game, 20th in the league. I think adding Gage for this weekend is a legitimately strong play.

 

Nelson Agholor

27.5% Rostered
Nelson Agholor has been all over the place in terms of fantasy outputs this season. His yardage numbers have been as low as 8 yards and as high as 107 yards this season. Last week was one of his better games, tallying 5 receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. It came out to a fantasy game of 21 points. The Raiders play a Chargers team that allows just 271.1 passing yards per game (7th), so this could be another off-game for the 27 year old. He is still however, worth adding in the final stretch of the season with his upside.

 

T.Y. Hilton

59.9% Rostered
T.Y. Hilton could easily have headlined this article if it weren’t for him already being rostered in the majority of league (59.9%). If he is available in your league, however, he is the best pickup add for this week. In his past 3 games, he is averaging over 5 receptions, 92 yards, and 1.3 touchdowns per game. He has been very consistent in that timespan as well, only 2 wide receivers have more active consecutive games of 18+ fantasy points PPR than his 3. He will be playing a Houston defense that just let Allen Robinson tally 9 receptions for 123 and a touchdown. A T.Y. Hilton roster add could make the difference between you winning your league and losing in the playoffs.

 

Gabriel Davis

4.7% Rostered
Gabriel Davis quietly now has a touchdown in three consecutive games. Only one wide receiver, Davante Adams, has a long streak of 1+ touchdown reception. On one of the league’s most scoring offenses, it only make sense he should be looked at in fantasy. Although he’s only had 3 receptions in each of his last 3 games, he has earned at least double-digit fantasy points in all of them. It’s worth noting that Josh Allen is also looking to get him the ball plenty, last week Davis saw 8 targets.

The Bills travel to Denver this Saturday to play a good Broncos passing defense. They allow just 220.7 passing yards (10th) and 1.2 touchdowns (3rd) per game, both ranking top 10 in the league. Davis is certainly worth the add and may be worth the start this weekend, but is a stronger option in the weeks after. Add him before his availability disappears in rosters.

Luc is the reigning champion and commissioner for three years running of his fantasy football league. He treats fantasy football as competitively as any sport he plays organized, or not. He is a helpless optimist about his team, the New York Giants. He is studying Sports Management at the University of Michigan.

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