The Fantasy Football Usage Report: Week 14 Candidate Waiver, Swap, and Withdrawal | Fantasy Football news, rankings and screenings
Volume is king fantasy football, and this report will help you understand which players are due more or less depending on their roles. This is a great way to find out who is outperforming (high sell) and underperforming (low buy) based on historical data related to the metrics we know to drive the volume.
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- The ball carriers: Which full-backs handle first lows, shorts and assists
- Tight ends: Who manages enough roads and achieves critical objectives by road thresholds
- Receivers: Which receivers are on the most routes and work widely within the offense
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WEEK 13 TO TAKE AWAY
RB – Rhamondre Stevenson is surprisingly available on 40-60% of waiver leads and could be in line for increased workload after the week 14 exemption if Damien Harris (hamstring) isn’t ready. Even though Harris is ready, Stevenson has carved out a third of the backfield and looks more powerful as the season progresses. FOB: 95% +
RB – JaMycal Hasty could find themselves propelled into a starring role in an elite attack in Week 14 if Elijah Mitchell (concussion) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (knee) can’t play. We probably won’t have enough information before exemptions are executed, but this FOB number may need to increase or decrease. FOB: 10-20%
WR – Russell Gage has three consecutive top 36 rankings and sees elite vs. man (27%) and zone (26%) TPRR covers. Plus, his 59% open rate against a single man leads the NFL for receivers with at least 200 routes. FOB: 50% +
WR – Julio Jones is eligible to return to action in Week 14 and could be the centerpiece of the Titans’ passing attack until AJ Brown returns. The veteran has disappointed in box scores so far this season, but his YPRR is above two (2.18), and his 20% TPRR is still solid for where he is in the career arc. FOB: 50% +
WR – DeVante Parker could carve out a solid role with the Dolphins happy to pass down the home stretch. It has a bye in week 14 but is a high end WR4 from week 15. FOB: 10-20%
TE – Tyler Conklin finished in the top six tight thanks to an expanded role with Adam Thielen (ankle high) leaving the game. As long as Thielen is away, expect Conklin to continue to see his value increase. FOB: 5-10%
TE – Zach Ertz faces multiple challenges staying relevant as Cardinals receivers regain health. Ertz, Christian Kirk, and Rondale Moore are all battling for slots opportunities, and Arizona is a heavy attack at this point. It’s a top-of-the-range TE2 moving forward.
RB – Najee Harris made this list for a second week in a row after placing third outside the top 12 in four weeks. Its underlying use remains astronomically good despite some efficiency issues. He’s Leonard Fournette on a lesser attack and is a midrange RB1.
RB – LÃ©onard Fournette picked up Giovani Bernard’s passes and dominated the backfield for arguably the best attack in football. He’s a top five option the rest of the way.
RB – Josh Jacobs played a high 93% of snaps, including transmission work, with Kenyan Drake knocked out of the game. Drake is out for the season and Jacobs, who has recently been more active in the passing game, will be pushing for a role at all levels. Jalen Richard will likely steal a few glances, but Jacobs is a top-of-the-range RB2 heading into running.
WR – Diontae JohnsonThe underlying use of has been spectacular all season, and now his box scores are catching up. Roethlisberger’s preferred receiver against all types of coverage eclipsed the 30% target share threshold in seven of 11 contests. As a result, Johnson is a low-end WR1 for the fantastic playoffs.
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RB – Ezekiel Elliott is in a 60/40 timeshare, with Tony Pollard seeing the action in all situations. A knee issue could be the cause of the decrease in playing time, but until we see a reversal of that trend, Elliott moves to RB2 status.
RB – Saquon Barkley sees top notch use, but the Giants are just plain bad on offense. It falls into high-end RB2 status but could come back into the RB1 conversation if New York can at least put the offense in neutral instead of the other way around.
WR – Rashod Bateman lost playing time to Sammy Watkins, and his lack of roads made him a WR5 hidden game. Keep it away from the queues in week 14.
See more waiver recommendations below under each team.
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- 1st / 2nd = First and second down
- LDD = long down and distance (third and fourth down with three or more meters to go)
- SDD = short descent and distance (second, third and fourth descent with two meters or less to go)
- i5 = inside the five-meter line
2MIN = two minute offense (hurry up offense)
- Close = score in the three points
- Lead = leading four or more points
- Trail = late by four points or more
- Play = penalties included for usage splits and tariffs
- Passing game = all dropouts (i.e. attempts, sacks, and jams)
- ADOT = average target depth
- Aerial works = ADOT multiplied by targets
- TT = average time to launch
- PA = play action
- AP Targets = percentage of player’s targets that came using play action
- Fancy finishes = until the Sunday evening game
- YPRR = yards per course
- TPRR = targets per course
- EZ = end zone
- TOP = Possession time
- Pass vs Run Splits = based on the percentage of time a team throws or spends
ARZ | ATL | BLT | BUF | CAR | CIN | CHI | CLE | DEN | DAL | DET | FR | HOU | IND | JAX | KC | LVR | BAC | LAR | MIA | MIN | NE | NO | NYG | NYJ | PHI | PIT | SF | SEA | TB | TEN | WFT
CARDINALS OF ARIZONA
|Rhythm & TOP||Pass vs Run Splits||Go through the game script||Executed by the game script|
|Games per game||Readings per minute||Possession hour||Success Rank||Race rank||Trail pass||Close the pass||Lead pass||Trail running||Close Execute||Run lead|
Passage volume environment: Poor
Runtime volume environment: Good
Pass / Run Trends: Run-balanced (previously balanced)
The Cardinals are first in the league in games leading by four points or more (57%) and behind second under (18%). They were never in a getaway scenario against the Bears last Sunday, marking the seventh time Arizona has accomplished that feat in 2021.
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