Fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 14

Yahoo Sports’ Andy Behrens explains why fantasy managers should look to add Ezekiel Elliott, Tyjae Spears, Roschon Johnson, and Jalin Hyatt heading into Week 14.

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ANDY BEHRENS: Injuries have made an absolute mess of an otherwise exciting week 13. You are definitely going to need to work the wire this week. So we've got a few early priority ads for your consideration. The first of them-- hears a familiar name-- how about Zeke Elliott? He had 92 yards on 21 touches on Sunday. Rhamondre Stevenson, of course, was going to be basically the entire game plan, it appeared, for the Patriots but suffered an early ankle injury. Zeke comes on as a direct replacement. Played virtually every snap in Rhamondre's absence. Again, pretty productive day for him. He's in for monster workloads in the weeks ahead, it appears.

Another name we need to keep track of, Tyjae Spears, the Tulane rookie. We've been hyping him on and off all season because he's been pretty electric on limited duty. Derrick Henry was obviously having a monster day for the Titans. But he suffered a head injury, had to leave the game. Tyjae Spears takes on a huge workload. It's 20 touches, 88 total yards. He's good, very capable receiver. He's up to 33 catches now on the season.

This is somebody who's extremely versatile. He's got a matchup with Miami coming up, which doesn't seem great on paper. But Spears is going to be basically impervious to game flow because he's such an active receiver, such an important part of that pass game for the Titans. So Spears certainly, if Derrick Henry is going to miss any time, needs to be rostered. He's available in about 65% of Yahoo leagues.

And then a couple other rookies. Let's try to remember what Roschon Johnson did back in week 12 in the Monday night win by the Bears over the Vikings. He saw 15 touches, gained 75 total yards. It wasn't exactly explosive offense from the Bears. I'll give you that. But he did outsnap and outgain Khalil Herbert. That means something. There's a real chance that he's headed for a pretty substantial workload in the final month of the season.

One last name, finally a receiver, Jalin Hyatt. Jalin Hyatt kind of went off in week 12, his best game as a pro. He went over 100 yards for the first time, caught five balls on six targets. We saw him used in the short area of the field and, of course, deep, where he's great. This is the reigning Biletnikoff winner. The guy was a monster, absolute monster at Tennessee. Looked really good in week 12. Exceptional athlete. 4.4 speed, 40-inch vertical. You want this guy as a flier. Go get him. He's available in almost 90% of Yahoo leagues.