With the fantasy football playoffs nearly here, time is running out to add some impact players to your roster. Pick these guys up if you can.
If your team has locked up a playoff spot or are still fighting to make the playoffs, it never hurts to add depth to your team. You never know when an injury will happen and having depth is never a bad thing. Here are some players that need to be added if they are available in your league.
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Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins (available in 93 percent of ESPN leagues)
Stills has now seen eight targets in consecutive weeks and has 30 overall in the last four. Matt Moore should get the start next week and he zones in on Stills when he’s in the game. Whenever a quarterback is locked on one receiver, he needs to be on your team. He has outplayed DaVante Parker and is a dangerous threat out of the slot.
He won’t be a player that you would start in 10-and-12-team leagues, but if you are in a deeper league or need some depth at wide receiver, Stills is a must add. Depth comes in handy, especially this season where it seems like every week another starter is getting hurt. He has big-play ability and he has been a touchdown-scoring machine over the last two seasons.
Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins (available in 70 percent of ESPN leagues)
Two big injuries to Chris Thompson and Terrelle Pryor Sr. make Doctson a solid flex play for the rest of the season. Doctson will face four below average secondaries in the next two weeks, those belonging to the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. He will be the third option in the passing game behind Jamison Crowder and whatever tight end is healthy for the Skins.
Washington throws the ball a ton and the third option in a pass-heavy offense is worth rostering. The team drafted Doctson in the first round last year and they are finally getting to see his talent. He has seen seven targets in the last two games and with the weak secondaries that he is about to face, I wouldn’t be surprised if he reaches double-digit point totals in both weeks, especially in PPR leagues.
Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins (available in 72 percent of ESPN leagues)
With Rob Kelley and Thompson out for the year, Perine now has the starting job all to himself in Washington. I wrote about him at the start of the year and mentioned that he would be a top 15 running back if he got the starting gig. Last week, on 23 carries, he rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown. He is a great play for the rest of the year and could help you win your league.
Not only is he a good addition for the rest of the season but he can be considered a keeper for next season. He has the ability to be a three-down back and he is a bruising runner with good hands. If you are in a league where you have a FAAB budget, you can spend up to 80-to-90 percent of that to acquire Perine.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills (available in 52 percent of ESPN leagues)
If Taylor got dropped last week in your league, you need to add him if you need a quarterback. It’s safe to say the move to Nathan Peterman didn’t work out for the Bills. Taylor scored 19 points in the second half and Buffalo’s schedule makes him a top 10 play at his position every week for the rest of the year. Taylor is too good of a player to be on the free agent wire and there should be no way that the Bills don’t start him for the rest of the season. There aren’t many QB’s that you can trust who are healthy right now, Taylor is one of them.