The fantasy playoffs are finally here for many leagues. There isn’t usually a lot to say at this point about waiver wire pickups. Most of the work has already been done. Besides, you don’t want to get too cute in tweaking your roster as you enter the playoffs. That roster got you to the fantasy postseason, so give it some credit and make it keep working for you on your way to a championship.
That said, here are a few players worth considering that may still be on the waiver wire.
The first is C.J. Spiller. I wouldn’t bother mentioning him here, except for the fact that I saw him get dropped in two of my leagues last week. Bad timing, huh? Or good timing if you picked him up and used him in Week 13. The point is, some owners gave up on Spiller and dropped him to the curb recently. If no one in your league has picked him up, he’ll be a hot commodity this week. He may finally be getting back to top form just in time for the fantasy playoffs. If you need an extra running back (Stevan Ridley owners…), make a play for Spiller.
San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree got onto the field for the first time last week. He had only 2 receptions, but he got some good yardage out of them. Crabtree has WR1 potential. He is a must-add if you have room for him and if he is still available in your league.
Chicago quarterback Josh McCown continues to play well in relief of Jay Cutler. And as long as he’s playing soft pass defenses, he’s a sneaky addition to any roster. Just make sure you understand that he will likely be replaced by Cutler when he is ready to return.
And then there is San Diego tight end Ladarius Green. He’s quickly gaining the confidence of his coaching staff and Philip Rivers. Expect him to see more action in the coming weeks. He’s a great pickup as a TE2 for rosters that are in need of a boost at his position.
Seattle’s Doug Baldwin continues to be a sleeper flex play or WR3 so long as Percy Harvin remains sidelined. Also, those in deeper leagues should consider picking up Indianapolis RB Donald Brown. He’s a RB3 with upside or a Flex who could make his mark if gains steam in his new role as the Colts primary back.
Again, now is not the time to get cute. Make adjustments where necessary, but don’t go crazy about it. Your eye should be fixed on the prize with every intention of playing your best players each week. They got you this far. Now let them take you to the top.