The end of the season is sadly in sight, but that does not mean there is not still time to grab some gifts off the waiver wire. A few key injuries this week have shuffled the depth charts on a few teams, creating opportunity for those that know where to look. We also talk about players on teams where the passing game is taking off, bringing along a handful of players into fantasy relevance. There’s something for everyone this week!
RB Denard Robinson, Jacksonville
As T.J. Yeldon continues to battle injury, the Jaguars have come to rely on Robinson to carry the ball. Filling in after Yeldon [again] left the field, Robinson was good for 75 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. The Falcons are Jacksonville’s next opponent, a very run-friendly opponent at that, where Robinson would be in line for a big day if Yeldon is unable to play.
WR Ted Ginn, Carolina
Ginn was able to sneak himself onto the radar last week, and with another 2-touchdown performance, he is on solid ground in this week’s story. Still available in over half the online leagues, he is worth grabbing and taking a chance on in a starting lineup for those in need at the position. The Panthers passing game is flying high, and Ginn has 200 yards and four touchdowns in the last two games, ride him while he is hot.
RB Tim Hightower, New Orleans
Establishing himself as the new workhorse back for the Saints, Hightower carried the ball 28 times with most of those carries coming in the second half as New Orleans salted the game away in Tampa. With little in the way of competition for carries, he will continue to see a big workload on the ground for the rest of the season. The Saints take on the Lions this week, which is a good matchup for Hightower.
WR Tyler Lockett, Seattle
Another passing offense that is kicking it into high gear is the one out in Seattle. Russell Wilson has been coming on strong, and now that the Seahawks are without their main running threat, look for them to continue to air it out with plenty of success. Doug Baldwin is getting it done on one side, and Tyler Lockett has been very relevant on the other. Against the Ravens, he was good for 104 yards on six catches, two of them for scores. That’s nearly 200 yards in the last two games. Lockett and the Seattle passing game is worth riding while they are white hot.