Last time to make pickups in most leagues, unless your league allows you to extend into the playoffs. Nonetheless, this will be the final addition of Best Waiver adds from Fantasy Savvy in the 2011 season. The names this week aren’t anything impressive, but there are some names that could be of some assistance. The players are ranked in the order of effectiveness they will have the rest of the year.
Marion Barber, RB, Chicago Bears
Anytime you can snatch a starting RB at this point you have to grab it. As most of us should know, Matt Forte will be held out for the next 2-4 weeks which should complete the rest of the fantasy season. Barber will now take over as the main back. You can’t expect much from Barber but 50-70 total yards per game with 2-4 catches and occasional TD are likely. Barber makes for RB3/Flex for the playoff weeks as he goes up against Denver, Seattle and GB in the next 3 weeks.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos
We talked about Thomas earlier in the year. We know the story with this guy, big, physical and very talented. It took Tebow 6 weeks to finally find and connect with this guy for a whole game as Thomas finished with 4 catches for 144 yards and two TD’s. Take notice though, it was against the Vikings who have the worst secondary statistically in the league. But I still think Thomas offers some upside for the rest of this season and most definitely in a keeper league. Thomas has Chicago this week, but then New England in Week 15 and Buffalo in Week 16 which are excellent matchups. Tebow also looked as accurate as he has all season on Sunday. If you need WR help going into the playoffs, pick up Thomas and look to possibly play him this week if not in Week 15 against New England.
Malcolm Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers
When this guy plays he performs, but he’s hard to trust week to week because he usually leaves the game early and is then out for multiple weeks. But Floyd returned last week and had 4 catches for 108 yards and a TD. It’s worth noting that Floyd has three 100 yard games in just 8 games played. The potential is there, but the risk is there to due to injury. He’s worth a shot if you need the help and has a good matchup against Buffalo this week. Week 15 isn’t kind against Baltimore however, but Week 16 against the Lions is favorable.
Bradon Saine, RB, Green Bay Packers
Watching this game last week, I kept asking myself who is this guy and why is he in the game. It turned out James Starks re-aggravated his ankle injury and now it looks like Starks might miss week 14. Saine didn’t do too much with just 45 total yards, but he did have four receptions. He is a decent flex play in deeper leagues if Starks is indeed out in Week 14, but remember even if Starks is out, the Packers love to pass and use their backs sparingly. However should the Packers lose in the next week or two, they could start to rest all of their starters and possibly start running the football more which means Saine could have even more value come week15 or 16. He’s worth a look in 12-16 team leagues.
Vision Adds- Kendall Hunter, Issac Redman, Benard Scott, Dion Lewis, Jason Snelling, Felix Jones, Joe Mcknight
If you have the roster space , then you should look into adding some of these guys if they are available, starting with Hunter and Redman. The 49ers specifically could start to rest Frank Gore once they have nothing more to play for in the regular season. Jim Harbaugh would be smart to anyway as Gore is taking an unnecessary large amount of snaps. Hunter has run well when provided the chance. Anyone of these guys could step in and produce nicely if coaches decide to rest the starter or there is an injury, so look into these guys and see if they are available.
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