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  • Writer's pictureAaron Clanton

Aaron's Week 15 Playoff Waiver Wire Picks

Every Tuesday, I will be bringing to light the best potential waiver wire additions across fantasy football. Let’s begin with some basic principles for each article and some of the qualifiers that will be used each week. First off, the minimum rostered percentage threshold that I will be using is 50%, so any player that is rostered in ESPN leagues above that percentage will not be written about (until near the end of the season when it gets harder to wade through the constantly thinning waiver wire.) Second, not all waiver wire additions are created equal and all are dependent on the roster you have. Each week I will be writing about players and the potential they bring to your fantasy roster, but I obviously don’t know who is on your team or what you may need in terms of roster construction. If I say a quarterback is the top waiver wire addition for the week, and you have Patrick Mahomes, that doesn’t mean you need to add that player to your team while dropping a potentially valuable player in order to do so. Third, I will frequently be using the abbreviation FAAB, which refers to Free Agent Acquisition Budget. This refers to the potential amount you might spend to acquire someone off the waiver wire if your league has that as a part of their system.

After 14 long weeks, we have finally reached the next chapter in the fantasy season, the playoffs. Congratulations to those who have advanced in their leagues to the final pinnacle of competing for championships. These next 2-3 weeks are going to be the most important, and the advice I can give going forward is going to be simple; prepare for the worst. This week I won’t have any individual player recommendations but rather a strategy of how to best prepare your team.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to start picking up back up running backs, finding the defenses with the best playoff matchups and stashing the best available streaming quarterback each week. There have been plenty of starting quarterbacks get injured this year, and the last thing you want to do is scramble for a streaming option on Sunday morning if there is a last minute scratch. Now is the time to get rid of any unnecessary backups that have no shot of seeing the starting lineup; use that roster spot for multiple defenses or quarterbacks if you need to pivot for the best matchup.

Next week, I will resume the best waiver wire candidates going forward, but for this week, I don’t believe there are any players that are add worthy on a league wide basis. Good luck to all moving forward.

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