Week 14 of the 2016 NFL season is upon us. Bye weeks are over, and some lucky teams are headed to the fantasy playoffs. Are you looking for an extra bit of help to put your team over the edge, or a replacement for an injured player on your team? There's still help available. Who do I like? Here are some thoughts. Hope this helps, and happy streaming!!-Mike B.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers. I may dislike Colin Kaepernick's way of pushing his political views, but I can't deny his value as a fantasy option at QB. He's probably on waivers after a terrible week last week, and could be start-worthy this week once again if the 49ers can get back on track. He's a bit of a gamble but has some upside.
Brock Osweiler, QB, Houston Texans. I know you're thinking "Osweiler?" However, the Colts have been very generous to opposing QBs. He could be a nice spot start this week.
Rex Burkhead, RB, Cincinnati Bengals. He's not Jeremy Hill. However, Burkhead did outproduce him on fewer carries this week. He could be a sneaky play this week against the Browns.
Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons. Coleman earned a nice role for the Falcons last week. He has the talent to succeed, and if you're hurting at RB, Coleman could be the answer. The Falcons didn't draft him to sit him on the bench forever, and he's finally starting to see more touches.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings. Peterson is on waivers in many leagues because of his injury. That being said, he is planning on returning to the Vikings at some point this season. Might as well be for your team! Grab him and hold him just in case. He could help you win a title.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets. Powell is the ultimate waiver wire RB. Snag him off waivers, start him as a flex play, cut him, pick him up when you need him again. Good fantasy piece, but gets no respect amongst owners.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers. Handcuff alert. Le'Veon Bell has struggled with injuries in recent years, and if he goes down, Williams will be in line for a huge role in the Steelers offense, and huge fantasy production.
AJ Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals. Green should not be available on waivers, but he is in some smaller leagues. I snagged him up in one of my leagues because the guy that had him dropped him for Tyler Boyd. If you have room on your roster to take a chance on an injured player who might not help this year but who could help you win a title, grab and hold Green.
Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers. Inman is one of the key receivers in one of the best passing attacks in football right now, and he sits on waivers in some leagues. He's worth a grab in all formats, especially PPR.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR, New England Patriots. Mitchell has emerged as a key part of the Patriots passing attack, and with Gronk out for the year and Danny Amendola struggling with an ankle injury, Mitchell needs to be on your radar. He's a worthwhile start as a WR3 or Flex play, at least.
Seth Roberts, WR, Oakland Raiders. Roberts is a boom or bust player at WR, but he's made some big plays in the redzone lately. He may flame out entirely for you, or he could pay big dividends. He's a gamble, but if you're desperate, he's a decent one.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This kid is the real deal. First he passed Austin Seferian-Jenkins in camp. Then he took over the starting role. Now he's been on fire from a fantasy perspective. Well worth adding and starting.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins. Davis is a worthwhile start as long as Jordan Reed remains injured.
LaDarius Green, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers. Green had a big game for Pittsburgh now that he is healthy. Big things should continue to follow. He's extremely talented when he's on the field, and he could help take your team to a title this season.
Lance Kendricks, TE, LA Rams. Kendricks has been productive all season for the Rams, and continues to ride the waiver wire in many leagues. He could be a nice spot start this week.
Cincinnati Bengals D/ST. This week, the Bengals face off against the Browns. Unless Marvin Lewis entirely drops the ball this week, this should be a great matchup for your fantasy team.
Minnesota Vikings D/ST. The Vikings could be on waivers in some leagues given the fact that the team has struggled in recent weeks. If that's the case, scoop this unit up and start it against Jacksonville.
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