Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 14: Dalvin Cook injury makes Alexander Mattison a top pickup, plus more free agent adds

first_imgMORE WEEK 14:  Waiver wire | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSAgain, you’re going to see several top waiver claims used this week, which would probably happen regardless at this point in the season but will definitely happen with this many potential starting RBs available. You can’t afford to wait around and try to save your claim (unless you have a bye, and even then you might want to jump in). Even if you’re not picking up someone you need, keeping a useful player off a rival’s team can be just as important. WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 14Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Alexander Mattison, RB, Vikings. Mattison has long been considered one of the top handcuffs in fantasy this year, and he might finally get his chance to start in Week 14. Dalvin Cook injured his clavicle in the second half of Monday night’s game and didn’t return. Initial reports indicated Cook didn’t break anything, but it’s likely he suffered an SC joint sprain, which makes it extra painful to get tackled. Mattison looked good after taking over, totaling 73 yards on eight touches. He’s averaging 4.8 yards per carry this year and would have an ideal matchup against one of the NFL’s worst run defenses in Week 14 (Detroit). For what it’s worth, Cook said he could have returned to Monday night’s game and will be good to go against the Lions. If he is out longer, though, Mattison would get more favorable matchups against the Chargers and Packers.  — Matt LutovskyWEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endDarwin Thompson, RB, Chiefs. With Darrel Williams (hamstring) already all but ruled out for Week 14 and Damien Williams (ribs) likely to be questionable, at best, Thompson could be in line for 10-15 touches as the change-of-pace back next to LeSean McCoy. That’s the good. What’s bad is the usage uncertainty and the matchup (@ Patriots). Thompson is still worth picking up, but he should only be a high claim in leagues where Mattison, Raheem Mostert, Derrius Guice, Benny Snell Jr., and Bo Scarbrough aren’t available. Patrick Laird should probably be claimed ahead of him, too. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPJohn Ross III, WR, Bengals. Remember this guy? He was fantasy’s top WR through Week 2 after posting 270 yards and three TDs, but he struggled in Week 3 and injured his clavicle in Week 4, which landed him on IR. Set to return in Week 14, it’s unclear what Ross has in him the rest of the season, but given how well he played early on, he’s worth adding. Cincinnati finishes the season with a decent Week 14 matchup against Cleveland and a highly favorable Week 16 matchup against Miami. A home date with the Patriots in Week 15 won’t be good for anyone, but Ross can still have a positive impact in the fantasy playoffs. MORE WEEK 14:Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSAnthony Miller, WR, Bears. Miller is the perfect guy to target in free agency, as he might be overlooked after playing on Thursday. But the second-year receiver has been a target machine the past three weeks, catching 21-of-33 looks for 271 yards. He doesn’t have particularly favorable matchups the rest of the way (Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs), but if Miller is going to get that many targets, he can continue to have PPR value.  MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderVance McDonald, TE, Steelers. McDonald is owned in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues, which means he’s available in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. (Math.) Either way, he should be started in 100 percent of leagues in Week 14 when the Steelers face the Cardinals, who have given up at least one TE touchdown in every game but one this year and just allowed over 100 yards to Tyler Higbee in the first half last week. Even if you have a decent TE, McDonald might be the better play this week, so don’t be afraid to stream him.Check out our full Week 14 waiver list for more waiver and free agent ideas, including Raheem Mostert, Benny Snell Jr., Derrius Guice, and Patrick Laird, plus QB/WR/TE/DST streamer suggestions for the first round of the fantasy playoffs. The top Week 14 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds already figured to be stacked with several potentially difference-making running backs, but an injury occurred Monday night that added one more important handcuff to the mix. Alexander Mattison took over in the Vikings backfield when one of fantasy football’s top RBs, Dalvin Cook, exited early due to a shoulder injury. Mattison is the type of impact player who can really swing fantasy playoff matchups if he starts, so expect him to be the top waiver claim in every league in which he’s available. Of course, there are plenty of other worthwhile sleepers worth targeting after waivers clear around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning in ESPN and Yahoo leagues.Our full free agent list is packed with potential streaming options at every position. We even have something for the truly desperate who are digging deep at QB, TE, and D/ST. There are plenty of WRs, too, some of which might be more than one-week holds. We also have a bunch of important RBs, including Raheem Mostert, Darwin Thompson, Derrius Guice, Patrick Laird, Benny Snell Jr., and Bo Scarbrough. We even have kicker recommendations in our Week 14 kicker rankings because every position matters — even really stupid ones like kicker.last_img read more

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What time is the NHL Draft lottery? TV channel, odds & more to watch 2020 pick order reveal

first_imgThe prize of this year’s draft is Canadian winger Alexis Lafreniere. The Saint-Eustache, Que., native totaled 112 points in 55 games this season with Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.He also represented Canada at the 2020 World Junior Championship totaling 10 points in five games helping the team earn a gold medal.Other top prospects include forwards Tim Stutzle, Quinton Byfield, Marco Rossi and Cole Perfetti.Here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 NHL Draft lottery, including the start time and results.MORE: Explaining how the NHL Draft lottery will work in 2020What time is the NHL Draft lottery in 2020?Date: Friday, June 26Start time: 8 p.m. ETThe NHL Draft Lottery will be split into two phases with Phase 1 taking place starting at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, June 26. The first phase will feature the seven teams who will not take part in the 24-team return-to-play format. The Detroit Red Wings own the best odds while the Ottawa Senators own the second and third-best odds due to them owning the San Jose Sharks’ first-round pick as part of the Erik Karlsson trade.What channel is the NHL Draft lottery on?TV channel: NBCSN (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)NBC Sports will broadcast the NHL Draft lottery drawing live in the United States followed by a half-hour special of NHL Live. For viewers in Canada, the drawing can be seen on Sportsnet.When is the NHL Draft in 2020?Date: TBDStart time: TBDThe league has not announced an official date for the 2020 NHL Draft. It was originally scheduled for June 26-27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, but it was postponed on March 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The last time the draft was postponed was in 2005 due to the ending of the lockout.NHL Draft lottery odds 2020The NHL is scheduled to hold the Phase 1 draft lottery drawing on Friday, June 26. Below are the odds for each team to win the No. 1 overall pick and an explainer on how Phase 2 of the lottery will work if necessary.An updated order of picks will be added following the lottery results.TEAMPTS. PCT.ODDS1. Detroit Red Wings.27518.5%2. Ottawa Senators.43713.53. Ottawa Senators (via SJS).43711.54. Los Angeles Kings.4579.55. Anaheim Ducks.4728.5 6. New Jersey Devils.493*7.57. Buffalo Sabres.493*6.58. Team An/a6.09. Team Bn/a5.010. Team Cn/a3.511. Team Dn/a3.012. Team En/a2.513. Team Fn/a2.014. Team Gn/a1.515. Team Hn/a1.0*Buffalo Sabres ranked higher than New Jersey Devils on the basis of higher regulation/OT win percentage (Buffalo, .406 ROW%; New Jersey, .348 ROW%)MORE: NHL Central Scouting’s final player rankings How does the NHL Draft lottery work in 2020?Phase 1 (June 26)The first phase of the NHL Draft Lottery will include the seven teams who are not returning to play this season to determine the top-three picks in the 2020 NHL Draft. If the drawing for the top-three picks includes teams in Phase 1, then there won’t be a second phase of the Draft Lottery. The rest of the draft order would be determined in inverse order by points percentage.Phase 2 (TBD)If Team A-H placed in positions 8-15 is drawn into the top-three during Phase 1, then a second phase of the Draft Lottery would take place featuring only the teams who were eliminated in the play-in round.The eliminated teams would have equal odds of 12.5 percent for the remaining selection(s). Once the top-three is determined, the rest of the draft order will be decided in inverse order by points percentage. The 2020 NHL Draft will happen, eventually. As part of the league’s return-to-play announcement, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman revealed the procedure for how the draft order will be determined for the 15 teams who won’t make the Stanley Cup playoffs.We know the seven teams already into the draft lottery with the other eight to be determined after the play-in round concludes.last_img read more

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