Luck helping to make Indianapolis receivers top waiver wire targets
For most fantasy leagues, the regular season is over. Now it's playoff time. Hopefully, you made it! But whether you're fighting for playoff cash or consolation prizes, there are still finds to be made on the waiver wire. And while pickings at running back and quarterback are quite slim, there are a number of receivers who could help you in the fantasy playoffs.
Two happen to be on the same team.
For all the ups and downs of Andrew Luck's rookie year -- he's thrown just one more touchdown than interception this season -- he's been a quality fantasy player, the 10th-rated player in standard scoring systems.
And he's absolutely shredded pass defenses at home. If you need a receiver for the first round of the playoffs, you may have your men on the Colts: Indy hosts the Titans this week, and one of Donnie Avery (owned in 21 percent of Yahoo! leagues) or T.Y. Hilton (owned in 50 percent) are likely on your waiver wire this week.
The Titans' defense has given up the 12th-most points to opposing teams' wide receivers, but Football Outsiders ranks the unit even lower:
Against the Lions on Sunday -- on the road for the Colts but
Hilton, who's less likely to be available, is obviously the better choice to start. He's put up two 100-yard games in the past three weeks, and scored in a game in which he only had 33 yards receiving two weeks ago. He should be the No. 1 target of the two. But Avery has been on the rise the past two weeks, leading the Colts in targets in Week 13 and getting more looks than Hilton the week before as well. He's not a bad consolation prize.