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Happy Tuesday Fantasy Footballers. Well, I lost in my league. I had Antonio Brown, Todd Gurley, and Odell Beckham Jr. Should be a winning combination, right? Wrong. Combined for 16 points. Yikes, it was bad, y’all. I hope you had better luck. This week we are DEEP into the playoffs and if you made it this far, hopefully you have a set lineup that is ready to rock and roll. If you don’t, I am here to help. Let’s hop into the priority adds. This week, I am not going to do a quarterback because I have a feeling that if you are this far, you have that part of your lineup set. Instead, I am double dipping on running backs because there are two names to know.
The ownership percentage is based on Yahoo Fantasy Leagues.
RB – Damien Williams, Kansas City Chiefs (18% Owned)
So Spencer Ware has missed two straight practices and is looking on the wrong side of questionable for this week. Enter the KC touchdown man, Damien Williams. Coming off a two touchdown performance, Williams is poised for a large workload if Ware is sidelined. This could be someone with some sexy flex appeal this week in a matchup with the LA Chargers. At this point you are emptying the FAAB that you have left on any of these guys that you need and this is one that could help carry you to the title game if Ware is sidelined. He is a good bet for at least a touchdown this week.
RB – Justin Jackson, LA Chargers (50% Owned)
As of now, Melvin Gordon has returned to practice in a limited fashion, giving some optimism that he will be able to play. However, it is worth noting that Gordon has labeled himself as a game time decision. On the very real chance that Gordon is sidelined, coupled with the fact that Austin Ekeler is set to be out as well, Justin Jackson would enter must-start territory if given the bulk of the work. Again, empty the bank to get one of these guys.
WR – DaeSean Hamilton, Denver Broncos (8% Owned)
With Emmanuel Sanders on IR, DaeSean Hamilton stepped right in and absorbed 9 targets, catching seven for 47 yards and a touchdown. Not too shabby. He has established himself as the replacement for Sanders, and is looking to keep the ball rolling this week. If you miss out on the above two guys and are looking for a flex play dart throw because you are missing someone like Spencer Ware then this is actually looking like a safe floor play assuming the targets stay consistent.
TE – Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers (10% Owned)
Greg Olsen injured, Ian Thomas stepped in and did admirably, going 9/77 on 11 targets. That is a nice floor set up for a terrible tight end position. Pick him up and insert him IMMEDIATELY if you do not have one of the top three or four guys at the position. You need all the points you can get, and you and me both are tired of Trey Burton. Drop him for Thomas ASAP.
Good luck in your playoff matchup! Let me know down in the comments if you have any start/sit decisions you need help with.