It’s finally here! After fighting through an exhilarating regular season, the fantasy football playoffs are about to begin. The weak teams are officially out of contention and all that’s left are the true juggernauts. If you want your roster to match up against the best of the best, you’ll need to monitor to the waiver wire for the top weekly adds. If you need wide receiver help, Jamison Crowder and Curtis Samuel are just two of the top fantasy football Week 14 wide receiver waiver claims.
Fantasy Football: Jamison Crowder, Curtis Samuel Highlight Week 14 Fantasy Football Waiver Claims
The Washington Redskins are about to get perhaps their best wide receiver back on the field. Fourth-year player Jamison Crowder has only appeared in four games this season, missing the majority of the season with an ankle injury. However, the oft-injured receiver reportedly could return to the lineup for Week 14.
Outside of Jordan Reed, Washington doesn’t have too many good options in the passing game. Colt McCoy will need a reliable weapon, so Crowder should see a consistent stream of targets upon his return. While he lacks the high upside of some other players on this list, he offers a safe floor whenever he does return. Mark Sanchez is the quarterback now, and he’s always favored his safe targets in the short portion of the field. Croweder will probably see a high volume of targets with Sanchez at the helm.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. The second-year wide receiver is one of the most explosive and exciting players in football when he gets the ball in space. This Week 13’s action, Samuel recorded a combined 96 yards on the ground and in the air.
The Carolina coaching staff prefers playing their veterans over their young stars, so there is a risk of Samuel disappearing on a weekly basis. However, his production has been fairly consistent over the past few weeks. Dating back to Week Nine, Samuel has recorded at least 95 yards or a touchdown in four of five possible games. Cam Newton seems to like him, and he has the ability to take the ball to the house every single time he gets a touch. There are likely safer plays on your waiver wire, but not many with his type of ceiling. If you’re looking for a high-upside play on the waiver wire, Samuel is the guy for you.
As long as Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin are sidelined, Dante Pettis is a startable fantasy weapon. Serving as the teams’ top receiver, Pettis finished his night with five receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Most of that production came in garbage time, but that doesn’t matter in the world of fantasy football.
Outside of George Kittle, there is no other reliable passing target for quarterback Nick Mullens. This team will be trailing a lot, so Mullens will need to throw the ball to somebody. Right now, that somebody is Dante Pettis. Nobody knows when Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin will return to the lineup, which would obviously eat into Pettis’ production. However, as long as one of those two are sidelined, you can put Pettis in your lineup without having to worry.
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