The fantasy football playoffs are almost here! This means that teams are especially taking notice of this week to see who they should start for the playoffs. This week is an odd one, as there are many players to pick-up that have tons of up-side. They also happen to mainly be wide receivers and running backs. These players are available in many leagues, so we suggest that if you need a running back or wide receiver, pick them up now!
Ryan Broyles, Wide Receiver Detroit Lions. Not many people are sold yet on Broyles, yet we think you should give him a shot. He got 12 targets last week and got 12.6 points because of it. His targets keep increasing each week, so he should be able to continue his excellence. He is playing the Indianapolis Colts, who have given up the 4th most fantasy points to wide receivers this year. All of this adds up to a big game this week, and he has the potential to continue his hot streak to help you in the playoffs.
Knowshon Moreno, Running Back Denver Broncos. Many people were wondering who would emerge as the starting running back for the Broncos now that Willis McGahee is out for the rest of the regular season. Now, we have our answer: Knowshon Moreno. He got 11.1 points last week and he should continue to be the starter for your remaining Fantasy Football games. Anytime you can pick up a starting running back off of the waivers, it is a great pick-up. If he is available in your league, make sure to get him!
Brandon LaFell, Wide Receiver Carolina Panthers. Last week, LaFell tied for the most receptions on the team and now has the most receiving touchdowns. He is averaging 14.65 points the last two weeks, and he gets to face the Kansas City Chiefs this week! He is on fire right now, we recommend that you pick him up and start him while he continues his dominance.
Beanie Wells, Running Back Arizona Cardinals. After a whopping 16.8 points, Beanie Wells finally seems to be back in the driver’s seat as a top running back. He is facing the Jets this week, who have given up the 6th most points to running backs this season. Arizona will run a lot this game, so Wells should be good for another great game.
Bryce Brown, Running Back Philadelphia Eagles. Here is the “pick-up of the week” as some people are calling it. With a mediocre quarterback situation at best, the Eagles rely on their rushing attack as a primary mode of scoring. With LeSean McCoy out for at least a couple of weeks, Bryce Brown will look to get a tremendous amount of carries. He looked unstoppable last week, gaining an astounding 26.9 points. This former 5 star recruit is looking to be a huge difference make in fantasy leagues everywhere; make sure you are the one that take advantage of it.
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