With the fantasy football playoffs either underway or going to start soon for many teams, it is time to start making some big decisions. There have been players in previous seasons that come out of nowhere to help teams win fantasy football championships. Here are some players to roster for the fantasy football playoffs.
Fantasy Football Playoffs: Under the Radar Players to Roster
Quarterback – Taysom Hill (New Orleans Saints)
If there is one quarterback that should be rostered in 100% of leagues for the fantasy football playoffs it’s Taysom Hill. Hill was pretty bad in week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys. He threw four interceptions and completed 46% of his passes. Despite this, he still finished as a top-10 quarterback. Hill has tremendous rushing upside as demonstrated by his 101 yards last week. The only concerns with Hill are his injured finger and his daunting week 15 and 16 matchups (Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins). He gets a great opportunity to go off this week against the New York Jets. If he shows that he can still throw the ball, he could be a league-winning pickup. If he struggles to pass again, then he can’t be trusted. Quarterback desperate teams should grab Hill if he is available in their league.
Running Back – Jeff Wilson Jr. (San Francisco 49ers)
A great pick up towards the end of last season, Jeff Wilson Jr. looks like a great pickup for running back needy teams. Starting running back Elijah Mitchell will miss week 14 and this leaves Wilson as the workhorse back. Wilson struggled in his one start against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 11, averaging 2.6 yards per carry. However, this shouldn’t deter managers from picking up Wilson. Right now, he is the starting running back in a run-first offense. The concern here is that Mitchell could return in week 15 but he has struggled to stay healthy this season. Wilson is a quality handcuff that will pay dividends this week and possibly beyond.
Wide Receiver – Russell Gage (Atlanta Falcons)
Ever since Calvin Ridley stepped away from football to focus on his mental health, there has been a big passing void in the Atlanta Falcons offense. The player that looks to have benefited the most from this is Russell Gage. Coming off of an 11 catch, 130 yard game against the Buccaneers last week, Gage is a must-roster if you need a good receiver. Volume is king in fantasy football and Gage has seven or more targets in four out of his last five games. With the Falcons defense struggling to keep offenses out of the endzone, expect the Falcons to continue to air it out on offense. Gage should play well for the remainder of the season.
Tight End – Gerald Everett (Seattle Seahawks)
A sleeper entering the season, Gerald Everett hasn’t had a breakout season that some expected. Since the Seattle Seahawks Week 9 bye, however, Everett has gotten more work. He has six or more targets in three out of his last four games. Last week was a disaster for Everett as he fumbled twice including once at the goal line. Despite this, managers shouldn’t panic. If you have a tight end that is on a bye week or just need someone to stash on your bench in case your starter gets hurt, Everett is your guy. With a great matchup against the Houston Texans this week, Everett has a great chance to bounce back.
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