Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco vs. Minnesota: We have all been waiting for Trey Lance to get his turn-under center for the 49ers, but Jimmy Garoppolo has played well enough to keep the 49ers in playoff contention. At this point, it would be a surprise if we saw Trey Lance under center this season.
Joe Flacco, New York Jets at Houston: Don’t laugh, but Joe Flacco wasn’t that bad this past weekend. It was a good match-up against Miami, but Joe Cool gets another fine match-up against Houston this week.
Ty Johnson, New York Jets at Houston: Michael Carter sustained an ankle injury in Week #11 and his status for this week is in doubt. Ty Johnson is a one-week addition, but we all could use a little running back help this time of the year.
Boston Scott/Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia at New York Giants: Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but we are recommending backup Eagles’ running backs. Jordan Howard was injured in Week #11, and he could miss this weekend’s tilt with the Giants. Boston Scott has performed well when called upon, and perhaps Kenneth Gainwell can shake loose of the rookie doghouse and get another shot.
Sony Michel, Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay: Sony Michel remains the Rams’ backup to Darrell Henderson Jr. This time of year, you want to take a few shots in case roles change or injuries occur.
Rex Burkhead, Houston vs. New York Jets: Advising a Rex Burkhead pickup is purely out of desperation. If you need a warm body that is receiving work–Burkhead is your guy.
Laviska Shenault Jr., Jacksonville: Laviska Shenault Jr. may be the ‘last man standing’ for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Agnew is now out for the season, and the Jaguar’s offense needs as much ‘juice’ as it can get.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay vs. Los Angeles Rams: MVS has been hard to trust in fantasy, and he will remain that way. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pick him up. The Packers’ offense could use a secondary playmaker and we saw just this past week that Valdes-Scantling has home run potential.
Kendrick Bourne, New England vs. Tennessee: Kendrick Bourne is not an exciting name to put on your fantasy roster, but he has been steady at times this season. The Patriots feel like they are hitting their stride at the right time.
Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay: How the Rams offense works the rest of the season remains to be seen. Picking up Odell Beckham Jr. was a bold move, but it doesn’t mean that he will see more looks than Van Jefferson.
Rondale Moore, Arizona (BYE): Only make this move if you have a spot burning a hole on your roster. The Arizona Cardinals enter their bye week with the best record in the NFC. I would anticipate the Cardinals coming off their bye week healthy. Rondale Moore is worth a stash–he has shown that he is a talent.
Adam Trautman, New Orleans vs. Buffalo: We recommended picking up Adam Trautman last week–hopefully, you listened. If you did not, go look again. Trautman was heavily targeted and scored on Sunday against Philadelphia.
Austin Hooper, Cleveland at Baltimore: Austin Hooper is becoming increasingly necessary for the Browns offense to function. Baker Mayfield is beaten up and cannot sustain too much more punishment. Austin Hooper is a fine security blanket in the intermediate passing game.