The fantasy football playoffs are finally here. Even though the waivers are very thin in most leagues at this point, there are still some valuable players available. Here are my favorite players to target in Week 14 for your playoff runs.
1. Jameis Winston
In his first start in three weeks due to his shoulder injury, Winston totaled 270 yards and two passing touchdowns along with one fumble. Winston is a solid option no matter his matchup with his weapons and playmaking ability.
2. Blaine Gabbert
Gabbert and the Cardinals have a promising offensive matchup this week against the Titans. I see Gabbert throwing for around 300 yards and having at least two touchdowns.
3. Jimmy Garoppolo
He threw for almost 300 yards in his first start against a good Bears defense. Garoppolo has a good matchup against the Texans, the second-worst pass defense, this week. He can be streamed this week if you need a quarterback.
1. Mike Davis
Davis has established himself as the Seahawks starter. He had 20 touches for 101 yards against the good Eagles defense. He is a solid flex play in 12 and 14 man leagues.
2. Giovani Bernard
Bernard had 15 touches for 96 yards in an AFC grudge match against the Steelers. With Hill on the IR and Mixon’s concussion, Bernard has a lot of potential against the Bears this week.
3. Peyton Barber
Barber had a huge day on Sunday against the Packers (27 touches for 143 yards), and he has an encouraging matchup this week against the Lions. Even if Doug Martin plays, Barber would likely split the carries and be a 3rd down receiving option.
4. Kerwynn Williams
-Williams racked up 97 yards on 16 carries against the Rams on Sunday. With Adrian Peterson’s health not clear for this weeks game, Williams should be added for depth.
1. Josh Gordon
He caught 4 of his 11 targets for 85 yards in his first game back since the 2014 season. “Flash” Gordon has serious fantasy value for the playoffs and needs to be at the top of your waivers this week.
2. Dede Westbrook
An explosive player and one of Blake Bortles favorite targets, Westbrook continues to receive a high volume of targets. He is a great flex option in deeper half and full PPR leagues.
3. Jermaine Kearse
Kearse and Robby Anderson are one of the most underrated duos in the league. Kearse has 21 targets, 16 catches, 262 yards, and a touchdown over the past two games. He is a solid WR2/WR3/Flex in 12 or 14 man half and full PPR leagues.
4. Cordarrelle Patterson
With Cooper and Crabtree out on Sunday, Patterson had a productive day (4 catches, 97 yards). With Cooper’s health still up in the air for this week against the weak Chiefs secondary, Patterson has a lot of potential upside in deeper leagues.
1. Cameron Brate
-Brate was the fourth best tight-end before Winston got injured. Brate is a specimen in the red zone and is one of Winston’s go-to targets. Had two touchdowns on Sunday, and he needs to be rostered in all leagues.
2. Dwayne Allen
After Gronk’s dirty hit on Tre’Davious White on Sunday, Gronk found himself with a game suspension. Dwayne Allen will fill Gronk’s role this week against the weak Dolphins defense. He will be a red zone target for Brady all day long.
1. Chandler Catanzaro
The Jets offense continues to be productive, and they play the Denver Broncos this week who have been struggling.
1. Buffalo Bills
The Bills play the third worst offense in the league this week, the Colts, and then the fourth worst offense, the Dolphins, the following week. The Bills defense can be started these next two weeks.
2. Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys play the Giants this week who still do not have Beckham, Marshall, a run-game, or an offensive line. The Cowboys pass-rush should have a field day on Sunday.