Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Atlanta: Someone in your league may have dropped Cam Newton following his last performance, which was abysmal. Against Atlanta is a ceiling opportunity for Newton and the Carolina offense.
D’Onta Foreman, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville: The Titans traditionally destroy the Jaguars with their running game. The elephant in the room: normally Derrick Henry is a primary reason why. Foreman should play the role of the early-down back and should benefit in a great match-up.
JaMycal Hasty, San Francisco at Cincinnati: Keep an eye on the 49ers injury report. Elijah Mitchell has concussion symptoms and Jeff Wilson Jr. is banged up. JaMycal Hasty could have the backfield workload all to himself.
Tevin Coleman, New York Jets vs. New Orleans: The Saints are one of the worst match-ups a running back can draw. This time of year, however, beggars can’t be choosers.
Jordan Howard, Philadelphia (BYE): If you have a spot on your bench, Jordan Howard is the stash to make. Miles Sanders left last week with an injury. Howard was the Eagles’ best runner before his injury. Howard will have a role upon his return.
Julio Jones, Tennessee vs. Jacksonville: Consider this a long-shot, but Julio Jones may be on your waiver wire. If he is, Jones could play a factor in your fantasy playoffs.
K.J. Osborn, Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh: Adam Thielen suffered a high-ankle sprain last week, and these injuries tend to linger.
DeVante Parker, Miami (BYE): DeVante Parker was productive last week and should be heavily involved in the Dolphins offense for the remainder of the season. Parker has a great playoff schedule and could pay off dividends in your fantasy playoffs.
Russell Gage, Atlanta at Carolina: Russell Gage was the go-to receiver for the Falcons last week. Gage is worth a look to see if this trend continues.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay vs. Chicago: With the Packers on a bye week last week, MVS may have been lost in the shuffle. Valdes-Scantling has a secure role in the Packers’ offense down the stretch.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit at Denver: Amon-Ra St. Brown played the hero role for Lions fans with a game-winning touchdown last week. St. Brown was involved all afternoon long, and I would imagine that will continue moving forward.
Tyler Conklin, Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh: We mentioned Adam Thielen will be out this week. Kirk Cousins will be searching for a secondary option opposite Justin Jefferson. Tyler Conklin could step into a big role on Thursday night.
Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington vs. Dallas: With Logan Thomas being placed on injured reserve and out for the season, Ricky Seals-Jones will inherit an every-down role for the rest of the season.
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