Top College Football Players: Jake Browning, Roschon Johnson, Isaiah Likely and Beyond

The goal of a waiver-wire column should be to point out potential breakout players. After all, trying to pick up that player after they have already broken out is much more difficult. Waiver-wire moves at this point in the season should be made to add depth for the fantasy playoffs or to improve chances of winning the upcoming week. Not all waiver-wire columns will feature a future star or an obvious add, but there is usually help available for fantasy teams if we look hard enough. I will try to avoid recommending players who are coming off a big game because it should be clear to most that they need to be on a roster at that point. The players listed below are available in at least 75 percent of ESPN leagues and have a decent chance of making an impact in the coming weeks.

Fantasy Football Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups:
– Jake Browning, Cincinnati Bengals
– ESPN ownership: 12.0 percent
Other potential strong add(s): Gardner Minshew, Colts (10.5 percent); Joe Flacco, Browns (2.5)

Running Backs:
– Roschon Johnson, Chicago Bears
– ESPN ownership: 20.4 percent
Other priority add(s): Elijah Mitchell, 49ers (16.7 percent); Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles (14.1); Rico Dowdle, Cowboys (9.9); Chris Rodriguez, Commanders (0.3)
Other potential strong adds: D’Ernest Johnson, Jaguars (6.2); Trey Sermon, Colts (3.0); Michael Carter, Cardinals (1.1); DeeJay Dallas, Seahawks (0.7); Chase Brown, Bengals (0.5)

Wide Receivers:
– Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars
– ESPN ownership: 16.8 percent
Other priority add(s): Rashid Shaheed, Saints (22.2 percent); Jameson Williams, Lions (13.2); Jonathan Mingo, Panthers (12.1); Robert Woods, Texans (9.3); Parker Washington, Jaguars (0.0)
Other potential strong adds: Treylon Burks, Titans (25.0); Khalil Shakir, Bills (5.7); Jalin Hyatt, Giants (2.4); Alec Pierce, Colts (1.4); Dontayvion Wicks, Packers (1.1); Cedric Tillman, Browns (0.3)

Tight Ends:
– Isaiah Likely, Baltimore Ravens
– ESPN ownership: 23.2 percent
Other potential strong add(s): Tyler Conklin, Jets (21.1 percent); Zach Ertz, free agent (21.0); Tanner Hudson, Bengals (4.6); Tucker Kraft, Packers (1.7)