We have finally hit the most critical part of the fantasy football season. You’re either still battling it out in the playoffs, or just gearing up for your run in Week 14. Make sure your roster is stocked up for a run at a league championship.
Ty Johnson, RB, New York Jets
0.3 percent rostered
Season Stats: 38 touches; 201 yards; 1 touchdown
Investing in the Jets offense isn’t exactly the safest decision. However, in a game the Jets dominated the Raiders on the ground, Johnson was the main source of their production. With Adam Gase hanging onto his job for dear life, he is going to ride what worked recently, and that was running the football with Ty Johnson and Josh Adams.
Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams
35.8 percent rostered
Season Stats: 84 touches; 406 yards; 3 touchdown
The Rams rushing situation is extremely complicated to predict, but what we do know is Akers has two straight games over 80 yards. LA might continue to rotate their running backs, however, Akers is currently the hot hand out of the group.
Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans
12.4 percent rostered
Season Stats: 14 receptions; 18 targets; 179 yards; 1 touchdown
Houston’s receivers took a major hit after loosing Will Fuller to a PED suspension. In the time leading up to this game, it was unclear who would take over his share of targets. Coutee took full advantage of this opportunity, going over 140 yards on eight receptions.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis
47.0 percent rostered
Season Stats: 41 receptions; 66 targets; 518 yards; 2 touchdowns
Hilton has been fairly inconsistent and also not entirely healthy for most of 2020. As Indianapolis is aiming to make a playoff push, Hilton has re-emerged as the lead receiver on the team, with back to back games over 80 yards with a touchdown. If you need immediate receiver help for your playoff run, Hilton can provide that.
Rashard Higgins, WR, Cleveland Browns
3.4 percent rostered
Season Stats: 25 receptions; 34 targets; 400 yards; 3 touchdowns
Since losing Odell Beckham Jr. Cleveland has lacked a second receiver to Jarvis Landry. Higgins has flashed that potential already this year, and did it again against Tennessee. His 95 yards and one score could be more of what is to come
Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears
0.5 percent rostered
Season Stats: 13 receptions; 21 targets; 131 yards; 2 touchdowns
The Bears rookie tight end finally had a decent performance, and it only took 13 weeks. Kmet was overshadowed by Jimmy Graham for targets for most of 2020. With Chicago’s playoff hopes look dismal, that could likely change. As Matt Nagy is looking to find something to build off in the final games, getting young guys more touches will be a part of it.