December 12, 2023, 2:51 pm
Week 14 was an electrifying week for fantasy football, with points scored up and down the week’s slate of games. As we enter Week 15 of the 2023 season, byes are no more, and we are likely entering the first week of many 2023 fantasy football playoffs. Now, it’s time to scramble to the waiver wire to bid for this week’s hot talent and plug up holes on fantasy rosters. Inversely, it’s also time to cut players that disappointed in Week 14 to free up space for the next big thing. Sometimes an empty space on a fantasy team for waivers is more valuable than someone rostered in a majority of fantasy leagues. For this piece, I’m going to be referring to players rostered by at least 25 percent of teams in ESPN leagues, and I’ll list them in descending order of those ownership percentages.
Note: I will likely not be including any of the players I already mentioned in the previous week’s list. I suggest clicking the link below and making sure you don’t have some of those guys still hitching a ride on your roster.
RB Dameon Pierce – Houston Texans (70% ESPN, 65% Yahoo!)
Texans RB Dameon Pierce was seemingly the Texans’ lead running back after they decided to give 15 carries in Week 13, despite Devin Singletary having 100-yard games in two of the three weeks prior. Although it was his usual, inefficient running, Pierce ran the ball for 41 yards and a touchdown. Of course, though, the NFL is a strange place and Dameon Pierce saw just five touches in Week 14 and Singletary operated as the lead back, once again. Pierce is a touchdown-dependent RB when he has the starting role, but he is unviable for the fantasy playoffs without a sizable workload guaranteed. Pierce can be dropped ahead of Week 15’s date with the Titans.
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