The fantasy football playoffs are here, and that means the stakes are higher for any add/drops at this stage of the season.
Of course, if your team is in the playoffs, you shouldn’t have too many holes to fill. Nevertheless, injuries happen every week, so here are some possible additions that could help your squad in the fantasy playoffs.
Here are some players to consider on the fantasy football waiver wire this week (players owned in fewer than 60% of TSN leagues):
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay – The Bucs quarterback returned to action last week and threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns. He has thrown for 300-plus yards in four of his nine starts this season, and goes up against a Lions defence that was just stomped by Baltimore. If you’re somehow in the fantasy playoffs and still need quarterback help, Winston is worth your while. Owned: 51.7%
Gio Bernard, RB, Cincinati – Coming into the year, the Bengals’ backfield was crowded, but now that Jeremy Hill is on IR and rookie Joe Mixon suffered a concussion last week, there is an opportunity for Bernard to handle a starter’s workload at Chicago, a week after gaining 96 yards against the Steelers. Owned: 28.2%
Mike Davis, RB, Seattle – The Seahawks have had a bunch of guys roll through the backfield this season and rookie Chris Carson may be back in a few weeks but, in the meantime, why not give Davis a shot? He He had 101 yards on 20 touches against Philadelphia last week and this week’s opposition (Washington) doesn’t have a defensive front like the Eagles. Owned: 15.6%
Stephen Anderson, TE, Houston – With C.J. Fiedorowicz suffering another concussion, Anderson becomes the primary option at tight end and was targeted a dozen times last week, leading to a career-best five catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. Owned: 5.8%
Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco – The track star has 318 receiving yards in the past four games and, despite having a rep for questionable hands, caught all eight passes thrown to him by new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo last week. Owned: 26.7%
Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville – The rookie out of Oklahoma has only played the past three weeks, but his production has been climbing, as he caught six passes for 78 yards last week. It’s not easy to buy in on a Jaguars receiver, because production ends up being somewhat dependent on quarterback Blake Bortles, but Westbrook has been targeted 25 times in his first three games – he’s being treated like an established part of the offence. Owned: 12.7%
Mentioned last week and still owned in less than 60% of TSN leagues: Seth Roberts, WR, Oakland (12.3%); Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo (18.1%); Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati (37.9%); Matt Forte, RB, N.Y. Jets (58.5%)
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