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Best available WRs on Week 15 fantasy football waiver wire

It’s semifinals time in most fantasy football playoffs. After a weekend with a staggering number of injuries, we’ve got a rundown of wide receivers to consider on the waiver wire.

Miami Dolphins receiver Allen Hurns carries the ball against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

There are a few wide receivers with ownership rates under 50 percent on traditional mainstream seasonal leagues that have plus matchups in Week 15. While these wide receivers generally aren’t highly appealing start options, they are potential streaming options for fantasy owners in need of a Week 15 plugin.

Miami Dolphins receivers

DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson both suffered concussions in Week 14, potentially opening up expanded roles elsewhere on the roster for Miami receivers in a strong Week 15 matchup against the Giants. The Giants have allowed the second most DraftKings fantasy points to WR and rank as a bottom third pass defense. Isaiah Ford (0 percent owned) led Miami’s receivers in targets in Week 14 with nine, catching six passes for 92 yards. Allen Hurns (1 percent) saw eight targets, catching five for 68 yards. Both of these players are available in almost all fantasy leagues and land in an excellent matchup provided an expanded workload.

Darius Slayton, New York Giants (31 percent)

Slayton’s snap rate has sat in the 90 percent range over his last seven games and his target volume has trended up as the season has gone on. Slayton lands in a good Week 15 matchup against a poor Dolphins defense that has allowed the fourth most DraftKings fantasy points to WR, including the most receiving TDs to WR.

Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears (19 percent)

Taylor Gabriel’s absence due to injury has opened up an expanded role for Miller recently. Miller is averaging a healthy nine targets per game over his last four games, three of which were starts. Miller’s snap rate has also sat in 85 percent range in games that Gabriel has missed. If Gabriel is out again in Week 15, Miller would be in line to continue a solid role.

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers (47 percent)

Samuel had a solid performance in a high-scoring game in Week 14, catching 5-of-8 targets for 76 yards. Samuel has Week 15 appeal in a home matchup against the Falcons, who rank in the bottom third of the league in DraftKings fantasy points allowed to WR and have allowed the seventh most passing yards per game to opponents.

Danny Amendola, Detroit Lions (15 percent)

Amendola is generally not a particularly exciting fantasy option, especially with the Lions down to their third string QB. However, Detroit has an elite matchup in Week 15 against a foul Buccaneers pass defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to WR and has allowed the second most passing yards per game.