With fantasy football playoffs being in the not-so-distant future, let us once again turn into the waiver wire to help improve our teams. The pickings may be slim but there's always a useful piece somewhere. Let's check in with a familiar face...
Paul Perkins (6 percent owned Yahoo)
That's right, it's time to buy stock in everyone's favorite running back. With Rashad Jennings not getting it done on the ground and with a lack of carries for Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey, it is Paul Perkins time. It's been said his role will increase and that was certainly the case against the Philadelphia Eagles. If he continues to improve, Perkins might provide a boost for your team down the stretch.
James Starks (18 percent owned)
The Green Bay Packers could use some help from their running backs and they will welcome the return of James Starks with open arms. With Eddie Lacy on Injured Reserve, it is time for Starks to take sole possession of the backfield.
J.J. Nelson (12 percent owned)
No one was high on this Arizona Cardinals wide receiver in the offseason but he is quietly turning in a solid, productive year. As a speedy deep threat, Nelson provides sky high potential in games if only to be supplanted with a low floor.
Rishard Matthews (29 percent owned)
The Tennessee Titans passing offense is starting to click with multiple fantasy viable targets for Marcus Mariota. Matthews is one of these target who saw top production in Week 9. Look for a continuation against a vulnerable Packers defense.
He's sadly looked outmatched as a runner for most of the year. His YPC is pitiful and Perkins looks to eat into his carries.
It appears there is no WestWorld for Charcandrick this year. In his only start of year, West looked mediocre at best. Spencer Ware will eventually return and West is nothing more than filler.
With a high ADP this year, Duke Johnson was supposed to take that next step. Unfortunately, the Cleveland Browns don't know what to do with their talent. Johnson is a completely non-factor in fantasy and it's best to give up hope.