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2023 Fantasy Football: NFL Week 14 Waiver Wire Targets

New Orleans Saints QB/TE Taysom Hill
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) run against Detroit Lions safety Tracy Walker III (21) and cornerback Cameron Sutton (1) during the second half at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to The 33rd Team’s fantasy football waiver wire article. The players listed below are recommended acquisitions in both points-per-reception (PPR) and half-PPR scoring formats. The list will be updated as news breaks throughout the week. 

Players listed below are available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues unless otherwise stated.

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New England Patriots RB Ezekiel Elliott
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Morgan Fox (56) tackles New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Tyjae Spears, Tennessee Titans RB

Thirty-five percent of current Free Agent Aquisition Budget (FAAB)

The Tennessee Titans No. 1 RB Derrick Henry is being monitored for concussion symptoms but has not officially entered the NFL’s concussion protocol. Prioritizing No. 2 RB Tyjae Spears on the waiver wire is prudent.

Ezekiel Elliott, New England Patriots RB

Thirty-five-plus percent of current FAAB

Rhamondre Stevenson suffered a Week 13 high-ankle sprain, priming backup RB Ezekiel Elliott for a multi-week starting role for the New England Patriots. Elliott faces the Philadelphia Eagles’ frightening defensive line in Week 14, but his rest-of-season schedule is very soft. He is a worthwhile addition for running back-needy teams.

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints TE/QB

Thirty-five percent of current FAAB

Taysom Hill totaled 13 rushing attempts, two passing attempts and two targets, operating as a featured offensive play-maker in the New Orleans Saints' injury-depleted offense. QB Derek Carr suffered a throwing shoulder injury, a back injury and a concussion in Week 13. No. 2 WR Michael Thomas is on injured reserve, and No. 3 WR Rashid Shaheed is dealing with a potential multiweek soft tissue injury (quadriceps strain).

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Seattle Seahawks WR

Twenty-two percent of current FAAB

Jaxon Smith-Njigba is available in at least 43 percent of ESPN and Yahoo leagues. He faces the San Francisco 49ers’ league-worst slot-coverage unit in Week 14 and earned a Seattle Seahawks–high 11 targets in Week 13.

Noah Brown, Houston Texans WR

Fifteen percent of current FAAB

No. 2 WR Tank Dell suffered a season-ending fractured fibula, elevating starting slot WR Noah Brown to the No. 2 role for the Houston Texans.

Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles RB

Twelve percent of current FAAB

Coach Nick Sirriani and the Philadelphia Eagles trust Kenneth Gainwell in high-level passing situations. 

Dontayvion Wicks, Green Bay Packers WR

Ten percent of current FAAB

Green Bay Packers rookie WR Dontayvion Wicks is the direct backup for injured No. 1 WR Christian Watson (hamstring strain). Wicks’ promising efficiency makes him WR4/flex-viable in Weeks 14 and 15. 

Jameson Williams, Detroit Lions WR

Six percent of current FAAB

The Detroit Lions use WR Jameson Williams as a low-volume, explosive-play weapon. He can be deployed as a volatile flex option. 

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Indianapolis Colts WR Alec Pierce
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Alec Pierce (14) receives a long pass to put the Colts at first and goal in overtime in Nashville, Tenn.

Chris Rodriguez Jr., Washington Commanders RB

Twelve percent of current FAAB

Washington Commanders No. 1 RB Brian Robinson Jr. suffered a hamstring strain, elevating rookie RB Chris Rodriguez Jr. to a featured rushing role. Pass-catching RB Antonio Gibson was also banged up during the game, but his status is yet unknown.

Hamstring strains sideline running backs for 2.3 games on average, per Hutchison’s Injury Report, so Robinson Jr. is not guaranteed to return following Washington’s Week 14 bye.

Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders WR

Twelve percent of current FAAB

Curtis Samuel leads all Washington pass catchers in both targets per route run rate (32.1 percent, TPRR) and total targets (17) over the last two weeks. Playoff-bound fantasy teams should stash Samuel through the Commanders' Week 14 bye. 

Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders RB

Ten percent of current FAAB

If healthy, Gibson will see an increased role in Week 14.

Jayden Reed, Green Bay Packers WR

Seven percent of current FAAB

Rookie WR Jayden Reed is a capable target earner with a part-time rushing role.

Robert Woods, Houston Texans WR

Seven percent of current FAAB

Robert Woods returns to the No. 3 role following Dell’s injury.

Elijah Moore, Cleveland Browns WR

Five percent of current FAAB

Cleveland Browns WR Elijah Moore earned a season-high 12 targets with QB Joe Flacco under center in Week 13. 

Jonathan Mingo, Carolina Panthers WR

Four percent of current FAAB

Rookie WR Jonathan Mingo leads the Carolina Panthers in targets over the last two weeks. He gets a prove-it matchup against a Saints defense missing its No. 1 cornerback, Marshon Lattimore (injured reserve), in Week 14. 

Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts WR

Three percent of current FAAB

The Indianapolis Colts have increased WR Alec Pierce’s role since their Week 11 bye. 

Ty Montgomery, New England Patriots RB/WR

One percent of current FAAB

Ty Montgomery possesses a limited skill set but now finds himself in the No. 2 role. 

JaMycal Hasty, New England Patriots RB

One percent of current FAAB

Patriots No. 4 RB JaMycal Hasty is a proven, if unexciting, dual-threat player who offers a burst lacked by fill-in starter Elliott. 

Patrick Taylor, Green Bay Packers RB

Five percent of current FAAB

Green Bay Packers RB Patrick Taylor has played well in limited action.

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Buffalo Bills K Tyler Bass
Buffalo Bills place kicker Tyler Bass (2) had 4 field goals against the Jets.


Jake Browning, Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Indianapolis Colts)

Eight percent of current FAAB

Cincinnati Bengals fill-in QB Jake Browning ranks fourth in yards per passing attempt (8.3) and first in completion rate (75.6 percent) among NFL quarterbacks with at least 75 passing attempts, and he efficiently averages 7.0 yards rushing per attempt, the fourth-most among NFL quarterbacks. Browning faces the Indianapolis Colts’ vulnerable perimeter cornerback corps in Week 14, whose No. 1 cornerback, Julius Brents, remains unable to practice due to a quadriceps strain.

Tight Ends

Brevin Jordan, Houston Texans (at New York Jets)

Six percent of current FAAB

Speedy veteran TE Brevin Jordan is a weekly streamer until the Texans' No. 1 TE Dalton Schultz (hamstring strain) returns. Dell’s season-ending injury increases Jordan’s seam-stretching usage.

Tucker Kraft, Green Bay Packers (at New York Giants)

Six percent of current FAAB

Tucker Kraft recorded a career-high six targets last week. His four red zone targets in Weeks 12 and 13 trail only Watson’s five.


Tyler Bass, Buffalo Bills (at Kansas City Chiefs)

Eight percent of current FAAB

Tyler Bass is available in 44-plus percent of ESPN and Yahoo leagues thanks to the Buffalo Bills' Week 13 bye. Buffalo faces the Kansas City Chiefs in a Week 14 shootout.

Blake Grupe, New Orleans Saints (vs. Carolina Panthers)

Three percent of current FAAB

Blake Grupe ranks top five in total field goals attempted (30), 40-plus-yard field goals attempted (nine), 50-plus-yard field goals attempted (eight) and total fantasy points (112.0) among kickers with at least 10 field goal attempts.


New Orleans Saints (vs. Carolina Panthers)

Four percent of current FAAB

The Saints get to pick on the Panthers’ struggling rookie QB Bryce Young.

Indianapolis Colts (at Cincinnati Bengals)

Four percent of current FAAB

The Colts' D/ST unit returns war-daddy DT Grover Stewart from a six-game PED-related suspension in time to clog lanes for Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon. The Colts' personnel reinforcement puts the onus on the Bengals fill-in quarterback, Jake Browning, boding positively for Indianapolis’ turnover odds. 

Houston Texans (at New York Jets)

One percent of current FAAB

The Texans face New York Jets fill-in QB Trevor Siemian in Week 14. 

Looking Ahead to Week 15

Defense/Special Teams

Indianapolis Colts D/ST (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) 

Four percent of current FAAB - Usable in Week 14 @ Cincinnati Bengals

The Colts face Pittsburgh Steelers backup QB Mitchell Trubisky in Week 15.

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