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We are now heading to the playoffs. You are either in week two of your playoffs or this is your first week of playoffs. We are in must win situations here and you need to draw on the best of the best waiver wire pickups.
5 Star Pickups
Kenny Britt (WR, TEN) - Locker is starting to look fully healthy again and making some connections. Britt is finally looking healthy as well and is worth a spot start next week if you need a WR. He had a huge weekend this Sunday and there are so many under-performing WR’s out there that Britt is worth the gamble.
4 Star Pickups
DeAngelo Williams (RB, CAR) - it’s the RB that no other site is talking about that is not sharing carries. As long as Stewart is out then Williams is a flex play for injury. He will continue to see 10-15 carries a week, but keep an eye on Stewart.
Justin Blackmon (WR, JAX) - unfortunately Cecil Shorts will probably be back next week, but if Shorts is out again this next week and you are in a PPR league you can have a sneaky play in Blackmon.
Joique Bell (RB, DET) - consistently putting up usable fantasy numbers; he has awesome upside in PPR leagues. If you are looking for a RB for next week due to injury or under-performance it is foreseeable that he will put up 50 yards on the ground catch four balls and has TD upside.
3 Star Pickups
Alex Green (RB, GB) - with the injuries to all other RB’s in GB Green is the go to back. The issue with Green is that he doesn’t get too many yards per carry or hardly ever see the end-zone. Buyer beware that Green is under-performing so his upside is truly capped.
Andrew Hawkins (WR, CIN) - Armon Binns was cut this week and Andrew Hawkins is finally healthy again. Hawkins is worth consideration in PPR leagues with TD upside. He will easily put up five catches next week with TD upside.
David Wilson (RB, NYG) - Wilson got some work done on Sunday and outplayed Bradshaw. He looks to be the future but he is hard to recommend as a spot starter at this point unless you are really hurting at RB. He also plays special teams if your league gives you that upside.
Montell Owens (RB, JAX) - tougher week this week against the Jets, but if you have no other RB option Owens should be available. Not my favorite fill-in RB, but sometimes you have to go with what is there.
1 Star Pickups
Louis Murphey (WR, CAR) - think I am the only one talking about this WR, but none the less, LaFell is out for a while and Murphy needs to step up. He will be a target to Cam Newton as he will consistently see single coverage in the Carolina offense. He saw enough targets this weekend to be worth keeping an eye on.
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