Waiver Favors™: 2023 Week 15 Fantasy Football Pickups

By Ha Kung Wong  Week 15 Fantasy Football Pickups

Twitter: @FBGarbageTime

As I do every year over the last 11 years, I’m here to help with waiver wire adds via my weekly Waiver Favors™ article!  And I’m assuming if you’re reader right now, you’re in your fantasy football playoffs, so congratulations!

I’ll make a couple suggestions for after Week 15 of the 2023 fantasy football season that hopefully will keep your team running.  You’re welcome.  Again.

As usual, all pickups are available in at least 50% of Yahoo standard fantasy football leagues (with some minor exceptions) as of Sunday evening.

Zamir White

RB – Las Vegas Raiders – 15% Owned

For one night only, the Raiders looked like world beaters, and shockingly without Josh Jacobs.  Of course, they were playing against the listless Chargers who looked like they’d rather be anywhere else but at the game.  Doesn’t matter, they all count the same, and it was Zamir White that stepped in for the lion’s share of backfield work, rushing 17 times for 69 yards and a TD and caught in 3 of 4 targets for 16 yards.  The 2022 fourth-round pick outpaced both Ameer Abdullah and Brandon Bolden by 13 and 15 carries, respectively.  If Jacobs doesn’t make it back for Week 16, White might be useful, so feel free to stash him in 14-team leagues or deeper, or if you’re a Jacobs owner.

Trey Sermon

RB – Indianapolis Colts – 0% Owned

With Jonathan Taylor out and Zack Moss going out in the second quarter with an arm injury, Trey Sermon stepped in and racked up 88 yards on 17 carries.  If you’re relying on Taylor or Moss, it’s time to stash Sermon, or feel free to speculate in 16-team leagues or deeper.

Joshua Palmer

WR – Los Angeles Chargers – 29% Owned

The Chargers are in really sad shape now that Justin Herbert is out for the season.  And with Keenan Allen also on the sideline, and with little motivation to risk injury, it may be other WRs out there catching passes from Easton Stick.  In returned Palmer from a knee injury, providing the only highlights for the Chargers catching all 4 targets for 113 yards and a TD.  It’s pretty clear the Chargers are going to be behind a lot the remainder of the season, so it’s worth checking out Palmer in all 12-team leagues or deeper.

Tucker Kraft Game Log
Rece Rece Rece Rece Rece
Date Team Opp Tgt Rec Yds TD Ctch%
2023-12-11 GNB NYG 4 4 64 0 100.0%
2023-12-03 GNB KAN 6 3 37 0 50.0%
2023-11-23 GNB DET 2 2 15 1 100.0%
2023-11-19 GNB LAC 2 2 32 0 100.0%

Dontayvion Wicks

WR – Green Bay Packers – 3% Owned

I have no idea what the Packers are doing with their receiving core, but it appears that Dontayvion Wicks is going to be part of it, and not Romeo Daubs.  Wicks managed to catch 6 of 7 targets for 97 yards.  With Christian Watson’s status for Week 16 unknown and Jayden Reed leaving the game early in Week 15, it’s worth stashing Wicks in 14-team leagues or deeper.

Tucker Kraft

TE – Green Bay Packers – 10% Owned

I actually discussed Tucker Kraft last week in my DFS article because he had such a good matchup this week, which played out as I thought it might with Kraft catching 4 of 6 targets for 57 yards and a TD.   Why did I expect this?  Other than the solid matchup, Kraft producing a career-best 4 receptions for 64 yards in Week 14 and also snagged multiple receptions during each of the last 4 games.  Since Luke Musgrave has been out in Week 12, Kraft has played at least 95 percent of Green Bay’s offensive snaps.  Looks like he’s a mainstay in the Packers offense and he should be on your team too, if you need a TE, in all 12-team leagues or deeper.

UPDATE for Monday Night Football

Check back after Monday Night Football!

And here are players I previously recommended picking up that I still think are worth a pickup if available.

10-Team Leagues

QB – C.J. Stroud

RB – De’Von Achane

TE – Trey McBride

12-Team Leagues

QB – Jake Browning, Joe Flacco

RB – Ty Chandler, Zach Charbonnet, AJ Dillon, Ezekiel Elliott (so long as Rhamondre Stevenson remains out), Chuba Hubbard, Devin Singletary

WR – Odell Beckham Jr., Noah Brown, Demario Douglas (pending injury), Jayden Reed, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Rashee Rice, Adam Thielen

TE – Dalton Kincaid, Isaiah Likely

14-Team Leagues

QB – Will Levis

RB – Chase Brown, Keaton Mitchell, Tyjae Spears, Jaylen Warren

WR – Brandin Cooks, Romeo Doubs, Josh Downs, Elijah Moore, Rashid Shaheed, Khalil Shakir, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine

TE – Taysom Hill, Logan Thomas, Michael Mayer, Chigoziem Okonkwo

16-Team Leagues

RB – Jaleel McLaughlin

WR – Xavier Gipson, Quentin Johnston, Jonathan Mingo, Justin Watson, Michael Williams

TE – Tyler Conklin

Check back every week for more Waiver Favors!