No more bye weeks, you have your pick of all 32 teams and it’s not long until the fantasy playoffs. It’s getting serious. Now is the time to be looking at playoff schedules and favourable matchups. For any further information please listen for further announcements and consult our twitter which is @NFLHypeTrain or @F10YFantasy and look HERE for more details on that from fellow Full10Yards colleague Jake.
For now, let’s see who may be out there for those needing some luck in week 13.
Jay Ajayi (PHI @MIA)
If Jordan Howard is unable to play, Ajayi becomes a very serious option. If Howard is good to go then you’ll need to find an alternative service as he and Sanders are well owned. Derrius Guice at 55% owned is one alternative, below are some others.
Jamaal Williams (GB @NYG)
Trying to find players who aren’t heavily owned is tough but Williams is getting a lot of looks from Rodgers and is one of the reasons the Packers have found ways to wins he had a good day in the loss to the 49ers. He might be the depth option who helps you win it Jamaal.
Ronald Jones (TB @JAX)
The Jaguars are being undone by running backs at the moment and while Ronald Jones isn’t very exciting, he’s available in some leagues and in a tough spot, he may help out. Peyton Barber (35%) is okay as a desperation play if you don’t fancy the Lions or Dolphins RBs. RoJo may be a Go Go.
Jonathan Williams (IND), Raheem Mostert (SF) and Darrel Williams (KC) are all much lower owned options but able to fill in if you’re stuck.
N’Keal Harry (NE @HOU)
The breakout looks to have happened, and it was on a terrible weather day and it decided the game essentially. That’s how you build trust with Bill and Tom. He excellent adventure should continue.
Miles Boykin/Willie Snead (BAL vsSF)
You always want pieces on explosive offences. Hollywood Brown is 60% rostered but Boykin and Snead are less than 5% owned in a lot of places and they have solid value. If Hollywood does get injured, they may be league winners. We could be here in a few weeks time, Raven about them.
Ted Ginn (NO @ATL)
Continuing the theme of picking secondary players on strong offences that are battling for position, Ted Ginn has TD potential and is getting some long targets. Ginn might be your tonic.
Keep an eye out for the likes of Will Fuller and Marquise Brown as they are about 60% owned and Deebo Samuel at 40%.
Carson Wentz (PHI @MIA)
After some sub-par outings, Wentz has found himself on a few waiver wires, like Mayfield. He plays the Dolphins this week which should be the tonic he needs to rediscover his touch. If he’s available then he answers the question of Who, What, Where, Wentz.
Sam Darnold (NYJ @CIN)
He was a top5 QB last week and with another favourable matchup against the Bengals, he has a good chance to go back to back. Hey Darnold is starting to look like he’s got his football head on again.
Ryan Tannehill (TEN @IND)
Tannehill has been quietly impressing people of late and the Titans seem to suit him. He’s provided a different dynamic and if it wasn’t for Lamar Jackson he may have been the QB1 on the week. Indy is a good matchup to have and as a 2nd QB or a streamer he might just put you over the Tanne-Hill.
Dallas Goedert (PHI @MIA)
In a matchup against the Dolphins and with a depleted passing attack, the 2nd TE on the team is making a bit of an impact and this is a matchup where he may set on fire. He’s been threatening Ertz position for a while and in this game, I think it’s go go Goedert.
Kyle Rudolph (MIN @SEA)
Christmas is getting closer. Last week I say that Rudolph was an advanced purchase and now we have a matchup against Seattle who are in the bottom 6 teams against TE, it’s his most wonderful time of the year.
Ryan Griffin, Irv Smith, Hollister (if fit) and Fells are also possible options.
Jets (NYJ @CIN)
The Jets play the Bengals so its an obvious choice. They pillaged the Raiders last week so whatever they did worked. They were just in the right New York State of mind.
Panthers (CAR vs WAS)
The Panthers have had a few rough weeks but now the schedule opens up a little. The Redskins will be buoyed by their win last week and Haskins has gained in confidence, but this will be a wake up call. The Panthers will pounce on the false optimism.
Chargers (LAC @DEN)
Playing the Broncos and their rather quiet offence should help them out. Joey Bosa remains a beast which is bad news for Brandon Allen. The Chargers will be looking to shut out the Broncos and Bolt the door.
To those starting their playoffs, good luck. For those starting next week, good luck in your final game trying to qualify or improve your position.