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RB Knile Davis, Chiefs (40%) – Jamaal Charles is always banged up and if the Chiefs fall out of playoff contention, I could see the Chiefs giving Charles more rest the last few weeks of the season.
RB Carlos Hyde, 49ers (37%) – Now that the 49ers are out of the playoff race they have to start playing Carlos Hyde right?
RB James Starks, Packers (8%) – Once the Packers have a bye locked up, they may rest Eddie Lacy for significant stretches. Starks is talented enough to put up RB2 numbers with around 20 touches.
RB Juwan Thompson, Broncos (5%) – Current Broncos starting RB C.J. Anderson has a gimpy ankle. If that ankle were to give way, then Juwan Thompson would be starting in the most RB-friendly offense in the NFL. Thompson showed plenty of potential last week with 77 yards on just 5 touches. Stash Thompson on your bench this week. He probably won’t end up having any fantasy value, but if Anderson goes down Thompson could win you your league.
RB Charles Sims, Bucs (17%) – Only had 6 targets last week, but the Bucs were down early so they abandoned the run game. I have a hunch that the Bucs are going to see what their 3rd round pick can do one of these weeks before the season is over. They can’t keep giving carries to Doug Martin, right?
WR Doug Baldwin, Seahawks (34%) – It’s hard to trust any Seahawks WR, but Baldwin is coming off a 5-97-1 game and leads the team in targets.
WR Charles Johnson, Vikings (20%) – Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is improving every week and Johnson is one of his primary targets. He had 103 yards and a TD last week and is averaging between 7-8 targets over the last 4 games. Johnson is an underrated flex play right now.
WR Davante Adams, Packers (15%) – It’s been all or nothing with Adams the last 5 weeks, but the Packer could secure a bye soon. Once that happens, I could see the Packers limiting Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb’s snaps, which could lead to big fantasy production from Adams the last two weeks of the season.
Kevin Ogletrees (Don’t waste your waiver priority)
RB Kerwynn Williams, Cardinals (3%) – The Cardinals next three games are @STL, SEA, & @SF… Even if Williams gets the majority of the carries, he’s probably not producing much the next few weeks.