Championship Sunday is coming up and it’s time for you to go all out for your title! The waiver wire provided some great production in last week’s 5 Up: Bilal Powell (27 PPR pts), Charles Clay (20 PPR pts), Tyreek Hill (12 PPR pts), and Dontrelle Inman (12 PPR pts). 5 Down warned you about Derek Carr (10 pts), Isaiah Crowell (2 PPR pts), and Jay Ajayi (5 PPR pts). Let’s Dive In!
1) Ty Montgomery (RB/WR) Green Bay Packers – The Packers are on a roll and look to be hitting their stride on offense. Ty Montgomery has become the playmaker for this Packers offense. The last two weeks has seen him put up 17 PPR and 30 PPR points. He is getting plenty of touches and you can slide him into your RB slot. He plays a Minnesota defense at home that just gave up 101 rushing yards to Frank Gore and the weak Colts’ offensive line.
2) Charles Clay (TE) Buffalo Bills – He was on the 5 Up list last week and tallied 20 PPR points. I think that continues against the Miami Dolphins next week. Tyrod Taylor is fighting for his starting job and Clay seems to be who he trusts the most in the passing game. If in need of a tight end, Clay is your best bet next week.
3) Taylor Gabriel (WR) Atlanta Falcons – I really like his matchup out of the slot against the Carolina secondary. His speed vs. the linebackers, slot corners, or safeties of the Carolina defense should be a plus for the Falcons offense. He is a playmaker and in a divisional game where the Panthers want to play spoiler, the Falcons will need him to make a few big plays.
4) Sterling Shepard (WR) New York Giants – He is another matchup I like next week from a slot receiver. The Eagles defense is struggling and Jim Schwartz will likely look to double Odell Beckham Jr. over the top to try and slow down the passing attack of the Giants. This should leave Sterling Shepard open in underneath routes and up the seam for great production.
5) Matt Barkley (QB) Chicago Bears – This is also a matchup I like for Barkley and the Bears’ passing offense. Barkley is playing for a nice payday this offseason as a solid backup and plays a secondary that has given up 300 yards multiple times. If you are desperate for a quarterback, Matt Barkley is a great plug-and-play.