Ryan Fitzpatrick – Miami: Rostered in 5.4% of ESPN leagues
Fitzmagic is one of the most enigmatic players in football. That trait is usually not desired in fantasy football, however, Fitzpatrick is on the upswing. Fresh off an upset of the Eagles that saw him net 27 fantasy points, he goes into favorable matchups the next three weeks against the Jets, Giants, and Bengals respectively. Considering Fitzmagic has not scored below 12 fantasy points since week six, he could be a valuable addition to any playoff team’s arsenal.
Alexander Mattison – Minnesota: Rostered in 17.7% of ESPN leagues
Yes, starter Dalvin Cook left with a shoulder injury that was described as “not serious” after the game, but there are a plethora of reasons for the Vikings to rest Cook this week. Minnesota matches up against an abysmal Lions team that Mattionson should have no problems lighting up. The Vikings also hold a one-game lead in the wild card standings over the Rams, who have a difficult matchup against Seattle in week 14. If Cook does not play or is limited this week, then Alexander Mattison would be a valuable addition to a roster that could use a boost at running back. He has shown flashes of potential, and Detroit ranks near the bottom at defending the run.
Anthony Miller – Chicago: Rostered in 10.3% of ESPN leagues
The Bears offense is showing signs of life and Miller is starting to look like the player many thought that he could be. Fresh off fantasy performances of 11, 13, and 23 PPR points, he seems to finally be coming into his own as a fantasy player. He has yet to find the end zone this season, which makes his 23 performance even more impressive. However, the touchdowns should come soon, as Miller had seven of them during his rookie season and he looks to be finding his place in the offense. With two weeks of six-target games followed the nine-target game last week, Miller is becoming a focal point of the Bears offense. When the touchdowns do come, he will be a productive wide receiver.
Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota: Rostered in 44.5% of ESPN leagues
Don’t look now, but Kyle Rudolph has become a legitimate fantasy player. Maybe that one-handed touchdown catch on national TV is tipping the scales, but Rudolph has five touchdowns over his past four games. This is probably not sustainable and touchdowns are always hard to predict, but it shows that he is the go-to guy when the Vikings get in the red zone. If you are okay with chasing touchdowns (the tight end position in fantasy football has pretty much resorted to this method), then Kyle Rudolph could be the guy to roll with.
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