Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers. I'm not a Kaepernick fan by any stretch of the imagination, but the guy puts up points. He had a huge week against Miami, and gets to face the Bears this week. He could be a surprisingly good start this week.
Jared Goff, QB, LA Rams. Goff is a bit of a desperation start, but he has the potential for a big week. He looked good in his second start, and may continue to improve. If you're stuck at the position, give him consideration in a deeper league. He faces the Patriots this week, so there's some garbage time point potential here.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans. Made the playoffs but the guy with Mariota has no backup plan and needs to drop him? Take a look and see if you can snag Mariota off of waivers if your QB is your weakest link. If you haven't clinched yet, don't put off getting a guy that can get you in to get Mariota, however.
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens. It feels like I recommend Dixon every week lately. That's because he's still un-owned in far too many leagues. He's a waiver wire RB that can come in and help you win NOW. If you need that, then Dixon is your guy.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings. Do you want Adrian Peterson on your team for your championship game matchup if he's healthy? Then go get him now! He's on track for the end of the season, so he needs to be added if you have any chance of making the post season as a playoff weapon.
Rex Burkhead, RB, Cincinnati Bengals. Yes, Jeremy Hill is the #1 RB in this offense, but with Gio Bernard out, Burkhead will get looks as a chance of pace back. He's a potential flex play.
Alfred Morris, RB, Dallas Cowboys. A speculative add, but does Zeke Elliot make it through the season on fire or does he hit the rookie wall? If he hits the wall and/or faces injury, you want Morris on your team.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers. Don't forget Le'Veon Bell's recent history of late-season injuries. Williams is an insurance policy, but if Bell goes down, Williams is the best backup RB in the league. Worth a speculative stash if you have room.
Tyreek Hill, WR, KC Chiefs. Hill has continued to be surprisingly productive in Kansas City. If you need help at the receiver position this week, he's a must add.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons. Gabriel is hugely touchdown dependent, but if you don't mind gambling on a score, he's worth a speculative start. He could pay off nicely if he scores.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins. Monitor Jackson's health and Patrick Peterson's health closely. if Jackson remains healthy this week and Peterson is ruled out, you will absolutely want to start Jackson against the Cardinals.
Marquess Wilson, WR, Chicago Bears. Wilson has emerged as the #1 receiver in the Chicago offense, and will likely hold that spot until Alshonn Jeffery returns from suspension. He may not put up a huge game this week, but he could do well enough to help you compete.
Quincy Enumwa, WR, New York Jets. Did someone in your league cut Enumwa at some point this season? Do you need help at WR? Then what are you waiting for? Go out and get him for his matchup against the Colts!
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles. Is Green-Beckham finally finding his stride in the NFL? If he is, he could put up a nice game for Philly this week. Then again, we're talking about an offensive unit where Vince Papale could win the #1 receiver role, so Green-Beckham has a good chance for lots of looks.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals. Another week without AJ Green is another week with Tyler Boyd. He looked good last week for the Bengals and continue to produce as the #1 receiver in that offense until Green is healthy.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills. Is Watkins still sitting on waivers in your league? Then what are you waiting for? Go get him. NOW.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins. If Jordan Reed is out this week, then Davis becomes almost a must start. Enough said.
Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers. McDonald and Kaepernick have been on a bit of a hot streak together lately. If the wire is barren at TE and McDonald is available, go get him. He's a great streaming option against the Bears.
San Diego Chargers D/ST. The Chargers defense has made me believe! This unit is looking surprisingly good to everyone except huge Denzel Perryman and Joey Bosa groupies. They could be a useful streamer start this week against Tampa Bay.
Chicago Bears D/ST. Remember when the Bears used to be a dominant defense every week a few years back? This week's matchup against the 49ers might bring back memories of those days. This is a great unit to stream this week, even with Chicago's uncertainty on offense.