2016 Fantasy Football QB Waiver-Wire Options Heading Into Week 14

Every week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short- and/or long-term.

For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire.

With that said, here are some quarterback waiver-wire options that I like heading into Week 14 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):

[Note: Players listed below are sorted by my preference to add.]

1. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (23 percent)

Coming off his best game of the season, Flacco threw for 381 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. Even in a 32-point victory, he threw it 47 times. Only the winless Browns and the Packers, who had been decimated by injuries at running back, have thrown it on a higher percentage of their offensive plays than the Ravens this season.

The Ravens are touchdown underdogs to the Patriots on Monday Night Football so Flacco should drop back to pass 40-plus times once again. Even so, Flacco has thrown for 300-plus yards and/or multiple touchdowns in only four of 12 games despite ranking second in the NFL in pass attempts (497) behind Drew Brees (500).

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2. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs (27 percent)

Bad news first: Smith has thrown for zero or one touchdown in five consecutive games. More bad news: Smith failed to take advantage of this exact matchup the first time around: 19-of-22 for 224 yards and no TDs (8.86 fantasy points, QB28).

The good news is that he's likely to get back Jeremy Maclin, who has sat out the past four games. In addition, his next two matchups against the Raiders and Titans are favorable. Both teams have ranked amongst the top-12 most generous defenses to fantasy quarterbacks this season.

3. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers (48 percent)

After completing just one-of-five pass attempts for four yards, Kaepernick was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert. As disappointing as that was for anyone that had started him or played him in daily fantasy, Kaep will remain the starter heading into Week 14.

Assuming that he is also the finisher in Week 14 against the Jets, he may be in consideration in Week 15 against the Falcons. The matchup is favorable this week, but I wouldn't play him with my playoff life/lives on the line this week or in DFS cash games.

But I will have a few shares of him in DFS tournaments this weekend. Before last week, Kaepernick had finished as fantasy's QB8 (or better) in four consecutive weeks.

4. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (32 percent)

Wentz has not been great, or even good, lately. In his past five games, the rookie out of North Dakota State has thrown three touchdowns and eight interceptions. That said, Wentz has thrown 43-plus pass attempts in four of his past six games including 60 on Sunday. In addition, he has a minimum of 15 fantasy points in three consecutive games.

Wentz was horrible the first time these two teams met, but the Redskins have allowed a top-12 weekly QB finish in their past five of six games with Week 10 (Sam Bradford, QB13) being the lone exception.

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