Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season is in the books, and that means it’s time to look at waiver wire pickups and free agent adds. Since it is the end of the season in most leagues, feel free to spend the rest of your FAAB budget on any of the below players. You may notice there are no quarterbacks or tight ends listed this week. That is because there are no strong options available at those positions.
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Jamaal Williams (GB)
The Packers placed Aaron Jones on Injured Reserve on Tuesday, making Jamaal Williams the starting running back in Green Bay. Williams struggled earlier this year, but we want to chase volume in fantasy football, and Williams will get a lot of it with Jones injured. When Jones was suspended earlier this season, Williams handled most of the between-the-tackles work while Ty Montgomery operated as the receiving back, but Montgomery was shipped off to Baltimore for a late-round pick earlier this season. Williams is a starting option in Week 16.
Elijah McGuire (NYJ)
With Isaiah Crowell done for the year, Elijah McGuire saw 18 carries and three receptions in Week 15, out-touching backup Trenton Cannon heftily. He won’t be efficient (18 carries for 42 yards last week), but he is an RB2 based on volume alone. Expect similar low-efficiency high-volume games in the future.
Kalen Ballage (MIA)
The ageless Frank Gore went down with an injury on Sunday, and rookie Kalen Ballage took full advantage, turning 12 carries into 123 yards and a score. Kenyan Drake had only four touches and head coach Adam Gase told reporters that it was not due to an injury, so it looks as though Ballage will operate as the main running back in Miami moving forward. He’s a high-upside RB2.
Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams (LAC)
Keenan Allen injured his hip against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday and didn’t practice on Tuesday, so there is a decent chance it’s the Williams brothers heading the wide receiver corps for the Chargers against Baltimore on Sunday. Mike had seven receptions on nine targets for 76 yards and a pair of scores while Tyrell notched 12 targets, hauling in half of them for 71 yards. Both are startable options should Keenan Allen miss Los Angeles’ Week 16 bout.
DaeSean Hamilton (DEN)
DaeSean Hamilton has 21 targets across the last two weeks, leading Denver in targets during that span. Although he hasn’t been efficient with those targets (93 yards, good for fewer than five yards per target), that kind of volume is enticing. Hamilton is a flex option based on volume alone.