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5 Star Pick-ups
Ronnie Hillman (RB, DEN) - if McGahee misses time then Hillman will carry the load. He is a must grab. He will be splitting time with Lance Ball but this is Hillman’s opportunity.
Danario Alexander (WR, SD) - putting up solid numbers and worth a WR spot start. He looked solid this last week and is a big target for Rivers going forward.
Brandon Myers (TE, OAK) - he has been on this list very week and every week he is putting up usable fantasy numbers. If your current TE is underperforming then Myers is the TE to turn to.
4 Star Pick-ups
Pierre Gacron (WR, WAS) - probably not on your waiver wire, but he is back. You will need to wait on him a little more before you can start him. We need to see him fully recovered in order to trust him in fantasy lineups.
Jalen Parmele (RB, JAX) - Rashad Jennings has been highly ineffective, so Parmele is getting the nod as the starter. He is going to be boom or bust weekly so bear this in mind if you start him.
James Starks (RB, GB) - Alex Green was just not getting it done, but Starks is now carrying the ball until Benson gets back, from a fantasy perspective Starks is now the RB to own.
Chris Wells (RB, ARZ) - getting back into his starting role; Howling had a nice game this week, but will serve as a back-up to Wells. If you want to play it safe wait a week after his return to ensure he will be getting the lion share.
Rashard Mendenhall (RB, PIT) - he most likely is not on your waiver wire, but should be at full speed next week. The backfield is crowded in Pitt, so be aware he may be more in a RBBC then getting the full load.
3 Star Pick-ups
Julian Edelman (WR, NE) - looks like Gronkowski will be missing some time and this will result in Edelman getting some more work if you are looking for a receiver in PPR formats.
TY Hilton (WR, IND) - if Avery misses the game next week then Hilton becomes a sneaky WR starter. Avery’s status will determine Hilton’s production level.
Cecil Shorts/Justin Blackmon (WR, JAX) - if Henne stays in at the QB then these WR’s can be called upon to fill holes.
Brandon Stokely (WR, DEN) - putting up a TD almost every week; if you are in a TD league he is worth consideration.
2 Star Pick-ups
Chad Henne (QB, JAX) - another Jacksonville player, but Henne is changing the pace for Jacksonville. Keep an eye on him, if he continues to be the starter.
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