At this point in your fantasy football season you are either beginning your playoff run, or sitting back watching them unfold and wondering what might have been. For those who are in the former category, there are still a couple of moves that could be made to ensure that you win the championship. Injuries can happen and teams who have clinched playoff spots could bench your key players. With that, we bring you the top players to add that could help bring you a fantasy football championship:
At this point, you can no longer doubt how effective Josh McCown has been since becoming the starter at quarterback for the Chicago Bears. His last three weeks, in particular, have been special as he has thrown for at least 348 yards and two touchdowns in each game, with no less than 29 fantasy points.
The weapons McCown has in Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey and Matt Forte certainly help to make his job easier, but McCown has been so efficient that he has to be considered if you have a questionable quarterback situation. He is a borderline QB1 with his astounding play. But make sure to keep an eye on the status of Jay Cutler as the team insists that he will start when he is healthy.
Tight end has been a decent position this year, but a wrench was thrown into many owners’ plans when Rob Gronkowski went down for the season with a torn ACL and MCL. There are sure to be a couple decent options to replace him, but none offers the upside of Dennis Pitta.
It is no secret that Pitta is one of, if not, the favorite target of QB Joe Flacco and in his first game back last week he caught six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. As he gets more comfortable back on the field, Flacco will continue to look his way, especially in the red zone. Against an average at best Lions defense, Pitta could be in line for a nice game next week.
Everyone held their breath when they saw the images of Adrian Peterson being carted off the field last Sunday. The good news is that Peterson suffered only a sprained foot, but it is a very serious sprain. Peterson is going to do everything in his power to be on the field this week, but it is still unlikely he will take the field, and even if he does, he will be limited.
Enter Toby Gerhart. Gerhart ran for 89 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown in place of Peterson last week. Gerhart has been very solid in his career and when given the opportunity, has proven he can produce at a high level. Against a less than stellar Eagles defense, Gerhart should be in line for a huge game and is worth an add, especially for Peterson owners.