This past week of fantasy football was an odd one. A lot of sites allowed for the strange loophole of starting Taysom Hill at tight end, despite him playing quarterback for the Saints. If you faced this nonsense, I pray for your sanity.
That loophole should be removed soon, shifting our attention to NFL players in the right position. This is potentially your final shot to make a swing at the playoffs. Make sure your fill your roster accordingly.
Carlos Hyde, RB, Seattle Seahawks
29.3 percent rostered
Season Stats: 52 touches; 266 yards; 1 touchdowns
Hyde returned to the Seahawks backfield with a bang. After four weeks of dealing with injuries, he finished with 16 touches for 95 yards and a score during Thursday Night Football. With Hyde back, he should maintain this quality of production for the final stretch of the year.
16 touches 1 touchdown
Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers
24.0 percent rostered
Season Stats: 24 touches; 84 yards
While the 49ers appear to be a mess right now because of injury, they are getting back Tevin Coleman. San Francisco loves running the ball, and whoever leads the group tends to have productive days. Coleman is one of the most talented running backs on their roster, and he should provide a spark to a struggling offense.
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens
48.3 percent rostered
Season Stats: 89 touches; 483 yards; 3 touchdowns
Of course right when Dobbins regains his juice, he gets placed on the COVID-19 list. Last week against Tennessee he racked up 72 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. While his return to the lineup is might not be this week, now is a great time to pick him up if he’s available.
Damiere Byrd, WR, New England Patriots
0.8 percent rostered
Season Stats: 32 receptions; 48 targets; 469 yards; 1 touchdown
The Patriots skill position players continue to perplex fantasy football players. Each week a different player steps up, and this week it was Byrd. Going for 132 yards and a score, Byrd had his best performance of the season. While it may not be a lock for Byrd to repeat a day like this, it is worth investing in him for bench depth.
Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos
13.9 percent rostered
Season Stats: 36 receptions; 56 targets; 563 yards; 3 touchdowns
Somehow Tim Patrick is still not a highly rostered player right now. Patrick has three 100-yard plus days this season, yet he’s not being treated like a player worthy of a fantasy roster spot. Patrick has shown potential to explode for big days, making him a fantastic player to add for the final stretch of your season.
Michael Pittman WR, Indianapolis Colts
25.7 percent rostered
Season Stats: 24 receptions; 28 targets; 302 yards; 1 touchdown
I’ve pitched a number of rookie receivers who have gone on to be high impact players, and Michael Pittman is the next one. In three straight games he’s exceeded 50 yards, and finally scored his first touchdown. With the Colts making a push for the playoffs, Pittman has the potential to emerge as a real impact receiver.
Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers
32.7 percent rostered
Season Stats: 32 receptions; 37 targets; 391 yards; 6 touchdowns
Tight end is the most difficult position to figure out at the end of the fantasy season. Tonyan might not be a game breaking player, but he is the starting tight end for Aaron Rodgers. Coming off a five reception game with a touchdown, Tonyan isn’t very highly rostered.
Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys
3.6 percent rostered
Season Stats: 655 yards; 4 touchdowns
While most people are suggesting adding Taysom Hill, he’s likely not available in your league because of last week’s loop hole. Instead, Dalton provides a ton of value to teams that are desperate for someone to fill in at QB. The Cowboys are hoping to make a playoff push. With Dalton healthy, they’re going to throw the ball a ton over the final few weeks.