It’s playoff time which means every pickup could be the difference from being a champion or just another playoff team
This time of the year most of the guys you are looking to add to give you a title are running backs filling in for injured starters. Receivers that are still available, are in many cases, still available for a reason. It is time to stock up on your, and other, handcuff options.
With each passing week in FAAB leagues you need to look at how much the playoff teams have left. It might not seem like much but your $15 might be second most.
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And like I always say, you know your league better than I do. Some of these bids might be far too high, some too low. Depth of the league and your roster construction has a lot to do with how much to bid as well. However, at this point, there is little reason not to spend whatever remaining FAAB dollars you have stashed away.
|FAAB||Burn waiver claim|
|Tedd Ginn Jr||WR||0-5%||No|
|Jacquizz Rodgers/Charles Sims||RB||0-5%||No|
Dontrelle Inman – Still loving that playoff schedule for him. Should be a great flex options for those in need, or those wanting to block someone in need of a flex.
Alfred Morris – Best handcuff out there
Mike Gillislee – Starting to become a semi decent weekly play for deep leagues. Mainly here for the handcuff value.
Malcolm Mitchell – I think he is still a borderline WR 3/4 with the weather getting colder and some tough matchups coming.
Taylor Gabriel – An electric player. You just never know when he is going to break one.
Tyler Lockett – Maybe he has finally turned the corner and is healthy. If he is he might win some leagues.
Anquan Boldin – With Marvin Jones hurt he gets bumped up in the pecking order.
Tedd Ginn Jr. – Turning it on lately with some big plays and nice target totals.
Bilal Powell – Forte is getting up there in age. He is here mainly as an insurance policy handcuff.
Jacquizz Rodgers/Charles Sims Not sure if Sims returns this week. If he does I want him. If he doesn’t I still might want him. I assume Martin is fine and Sims should return for week 15, which is the week you would need the handcuff for.
Chris Hogan – Danny Amendola might be out for the rest of the regular season. Hogan played more snaps than any Patriot receiver yesterday.
DuJuan Harris – Pure handcuff if something happens to Hyde.
Jalen Richard – I think he is the Latavius handcuff right now.
Cameron Artis-Payne – With the Panthers in a lost year any little ding might keep Stewart out, even if it is something that players typically play through.
DeAngelo Williams – I think he is close to a return. He has no value unless Bell is hurt. So even if he isn’t active this week it really doesn’t matter because Bell would be active.
A lot of people stream the quarterback and defense positions on a weekly basis. Now is the time of the year that you might want to hold two, or maybe even three of these players for the playoff run. Below are some options to grab now if you have the space to possibly pair together for a playoff run.
These are all players under 70% owned – many might be owned, but these options might be out there.
- Jameis Winston vs. Saints
- Andy Dalton @ Browns
- Colin Kaepernick vs. Jets
- Ryan Fitzpatrick @ 49ers
- Jared Goff vs. Falcons
- Tyrod Taylor @ Browns
- Colin Kaepernick @ Falcons
- Jameis Winston @ Saints
- Blake Bortles vs. Titans
Week 17 (if you play this week)
- Jameis Winston vs. Panthers
- Blake Bortles @ Colts
- Tyrod Taylor @ Jets
I would look to add Winston and Taylor if possible and play the matchups for those three weeks. Winston might not be an option so a Dalton and Taylor option isn’t too bad either. When everyone drops Kaepernick on waivers, add him because nothing changed. It was a bad game; if he plays he is a fine option.
- Bengals @ Browns
- Texans @ Colts
- Jets @ 49ers
- Lions vs. Bears
- Falcons @ Rams
- Packers @ Bears
- Dolphins @ Jets
- Bills vs. Browns
- Raiders @ Chargers
- Texans vs. Jaguars
- Falcons vs. 49ers
- Packers vs. Vikings
- Bengals @ Texans
- Raiders vs. Colts
- Chargers @ Browns
- Rams vs. 49ers
- Titans @ Jaguars
Week 17 (if you play this week)
- Bills @ Jets
- Cowboys @ Eagles
- Steelers vs. Browns
If I could I would do what I could to get the Bengals this week. They are a pretty big step above the other options this week. Looking to the future I love the Texans, Bills and Dolphins for week 15. The Raiders are a fine option as well as Rivers is usually good for a turnover or two and possibly a pick six.
If you can’t snag the Bengals the Texans might be a good option as the Colts surrender a good amount of sacks and can be forced into turnovers. Then the Texans are set up for a great week 15 matchup with the Jaguars.
The Titans, Chargers, and Bengals are nice options for championship week. Definitely play ahead for week 15. Week 16 will be important, but it isn’t a necessity to grab a week 16 option now as heading into week 16 only one other team will be alive. Right now just about every playoff team might be looking to week 15 matchups for defenses.
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