There isn’t a windfall of waiver wire gems out there this week, but we have to make due. I tried to look to the matchups I thought would be useful for next week’s fantasy playoff games. Take a gander.
Owen Daniels: OD looked very rusty, but he still was targeted a ton and had a much better game than most of the scrubs we’ve been throwing out there at tight end. He’s a must pickup for the TE deprived going into a nice matchup against Tennessee who has been poor against TEs.
Louis Murphy: He had 11 targets against the Jags and got into the end zone. Oakland gets a Denver team at home that has taken a sabbatical from actual football.
Kenny Britt: Kenneth has a game under his belt and now gets the Texans coming off a Monday night game. He had 8 targets last week and Collins is the guy that got him that crazy huge game earlier in the season. He’s risky, but has a sky high ceiling.
Arrelious Benn: He’s not a no doubt start, but he has a lot of upside as the Lions come into Tampa Bay. It will be tough to start him in a playoff game, but if you are hurting for receivers or are in a deep league, do what you do.
Kerry Collins: He’s a founding member of the AARP, but he still can get shizz done once in a while. Last week was one of those whiles and this week it might be another while with Britt back against the Texans secondary.
Tim Hightower: After a big game against the Broncos he gets another easy matchup against the Panthers who just gave up 3 TDs to Mike Turner. I don’t love his ability, but I love his opportunity and matchup.
Mike Goodson: It looked like Stewart was going to take all of the work away from him and he has taken a lot of it, but Goodson keeps doing his thing and they get the Cards poor rush defense next week.
Vincent Jackson: His numbers weren’t great in his first full game back, but if he is available I liked what I saw and I think he’ll get more targets next week against the Niners.
Javarris James: The Colts get the Jags in a big, real football game and we just saw Darren McFadden go bonzo bonkers on the Jags. James had 17 carries last week and continues to find the endzone with 6 in his last 6 games.
Ryan Torain: It’s hard for me to foresee another effort like last week’s out of Torain, but he has earned himself the bulk of the carries and Dallas isn’t the Steel Curtain.
Lance Moore: He is consistently getting more targets than Meachem and gets a Ravens team that just had an overtime game on Monday night and who have trouble in their secondary.
Jon Kitna: I noticed that some people were still listing Kitna in their possible pickup questions. He gets the Redskins this week and if you lost Rodgers (and Rodgers can’t go) he’s a decent fill in.
Kevin Ogletree: It would be nice to see him string some good games together, but he was getting a lot of targets from Kitna before he hurt his foot. The x-rays were negative so if you feel like being risky choose Ogletree.