Week 14- Free Agents and Waivers

It’s not getting any easier on waivers at the moment and pickings are thin amongst free agents. Week 14 is the first week of the playoffs and in all honesty you should have been building to this moment around 4-6 weeks ago.

You weren’t?!?

Ok, better late than never it’s time to cut your dead wood and actually put players who can REALLY help you or provide cover for the next 3 weeks, but remember DON’T COMPROMISE your depth! Any advantage at this stage could win you that championship! So here are my picks for the week…..

QB

Shaun Hill- Hill is a steady QB on a team on the bounce back. With the powderpuff Washington D, the ailing Cardinals and Giants up next he could be the QB solution you’re looking for.

Ryan Fitzpatrick- We all laughed at Shitzpatrick last year, but not only is he a maths genius but he can also throw 6TD passes…..eat that haters! He has the Jaguars and Colts up next.

Colt McCoy- McCoy has looked competent but he has a tough matchup against St Louis this week. But after the Rams he has the less than scary Giants and Eagles.

Blake Bortles- He had his best game of the year and he has the Texans and then Tennessee in Week 16. Yes, you’d have to be desperate, but at least the matchups on paper look good.

RB

Theo Riddick – Reggie Bush should be back this week, but if he gets dinged again, we’re looking at Riddick as the primary receiving back for Detroit, which gives him value.

Roy Helu- has been producing in the passing game, and if Alfred Morris were to go down, he would be the biggest beneficiary. He’s worth carrying in the fantasy playoffs on your bench as a lottery ticket.

Marcel Reece – Reece is wasted in Oakland and could do much more than he’s asked to do. In fact he may even provide a spark to their running game! If you pick him up it’ll be more in hope than reality that he’ll get carries or can help.

Chris Polk- is the backup to LeSean McCoy. He’s another lottery ticket to carry on your bench for the playoffs.

James Starks – Starks is the (injury prone) handcuff to Eddie Lacy.

Robert Turbin- will be the receiving part of a RBBC with Christine Michael if Marshawn Lynch were injured.

Matt Asiata – If McKinnon is out in Week 14, Asiata will start. However, it against a top ten run D in the Jets. He’s a good add over handcuffs if you are worried about your depth at RB entering the playoffs.

Christine Michael- Michael would share with Robert Turbin if Marshawn Lynch were injured. They’re both rosterable as handcuffs, but Michael is probably has more value.

Marion Grice – The way things are going in Arizona Grice might not be an attractive add for a missing Ellington.

KaDeem Carey- Carey is set up as one of the more valuable RB handcuffs to own as a potential everydown back behind Matt Forte. The downside to carrying Carey on your bench is that if Forte goes down the match-ups Carey would face are poor in comparison to the handcuffs listed above.

TE

Jermaine Gresham- Given the complete lack of depth and production at TE this year, a steady Gresham has looked a half decent start….yuk!

Dion Sims- Looked good against the Jets….but then so do most TEs.

WR

Robert Woods- Playing really well with Kyle Orton as Sammy Watkins struggles.

Harry Douglas- The Falcons have three “potential” big offensive days on their schedule. With Roddy White hurt, Douglas may be worth a roster spot.

Eddie Royal- The destroyer of the 69ers…….but he does have the odd superstar game. Do you have the balls to predict which ones?

Markus Wheaton- He’s splitting time with Martevius Bryant, but looking the better player at the moment.

Tavon Austin- Criminally underused in St Louis and a risky play, but this week he gets to play the Washington DST who love giving up big plays.

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