The end of the season continues to speed towards us as time waits for no one! We’ll keep the chit chat to a minimum this week and get right to the wonders.
RB Mike Boone, Minnesota
Starter Dalvin Cook left with an injury that may carry into next week, which would mean Boone will have a significant role in the coming weeks. Pressed into duty last week against the Los Angeles Chargers, Boone carried the ball 13 times for 56 yards with two of those carries ending up as touchdowns. Minnesota will run, and if Boone is the best and healthy option he will get a heavy dose against Green Bay.
RB Wes Hills, Detroit
Coming off the practice squad, Hills immediately saw action this week against Tampa Bay. Like Boone, he also scored two touchdowns, making the most of his 10 carries that saw him tally up 21 yards. Bo Scarbrough is expected to suit up next week, but if that does not come to fruition then we see Hills as seeing another double-digit day of touches in Denver.
WR Breshad Perriman, Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay passing game was white hot against Detroit this past week, with Perriman having a major role in that production. He had a hat trick of three touchdowns, hauling in five passes for 113 yards. Chris Godwin left the game with a leg injury, and Mike Evans is also hobbled, so we see Perriman as being the leader again next week against Houston.
WR Terry McLaurin, Washington
He picked up 75 of his 130 yards against Philadelphia on one touchdown play, a long post pattern where he outran the defense. Even without that, he was an active target in the Washington passing game. He caught all five of his targets, and with an upcoming game against the New York Giants we see another productive week on tap. He may not be available in your league but he is in some.
WR Chris Conley, Jacksonville
Jacksonville struggled mightily in the first half, but when it counted Conley was on the receiving end of several looks from Gardner Minshew. He caught four passes on the day, with two of those ending up with him in the end zone. Jacksonville has a soft matchup against Atlanta, so Conley can be used as a grab and play option.
WR N’Keal Harry, New England
New England is making it a point to get Harry the ball, as he is making plays with his size and energy. After having a touchdown nullified the previous week against Kansas City, he did catch one in the end zone this week against Cincinnati. He finished with only a pair of catches, but he did have two rushes so the coaching staff is being creative in getting him the ball. New England has a big game against Buffalo this week, where Harry looks to have a more prominent role.
TE Ricky Seals-Jones, Cleveland
We dig deep here, as Seals-Jones had quite a day against his former team. He only caught three passes for 29 yards, but in keeping with the theme of this week’s recommendations, he too had two of those receptions go for touchdowns. Cleveland is a mess right now, so it’s difficult to give a strong recommendation, but those in need at the position can take a peek here.