Most fantasy leagues have one more regular season week before the playoffs begin. This could be the last chance for fantasy owners to secure a playoff spot. With the holiday shopping season in full swing, it is time for desperate fantasy owners to shop the waiver wire. Here are a few bargains who could vault fantasy teams into the playoffs:
- Andre Hall, RB, Broncos: Two weeks ago, Selvin Young was next-in-line for Travis Henry’s job. Then Hall busted a long touchdown run against the Titans on Monday Night Football and produced a solid effort yesterday against Chicago. He has been impressive and should be owned in all leagues.
- Adrian Peterson, RB, Bears: Peterson now is the starting runningback in Chicago for the rest of the season due to Cedric Benson’s lower-leg injury. He is a tough runner, but also good as a receiver out of the backfield. He could be a real boost to a fantasy team struggling at runningback.
- Kolby Smith, RB, Chiefs: Smith had the best game of any runningback in Kansas City this year, and that is saying something. With Priest Holmes done and Larry Johnson’s return in jeopardy, Smith could be in line for a few more nice performances.
- Ricky Williams, RB, Dolphins: OK, the ‘Phins have not played against the Steelers on Monday night as of the time of this article, but he has a chance to be the starter the rest of the way. Ronnie Brown was doing just fine in that role before succumbing to injury.
- AJ Feeley, QB, Eagles: If you own Donovan McNabb, it might be a good time to add Feeley as insurance. Feeley managed to look good in his first action this season … against the Patriots. He could be a good spot starter if McNabb misses more time.
- Kurt Warner, QB, Cardinals: Warner may not be able to lead the Cardinals to victory, but he sure can throw the $#!@ out of the ball. If you need depth at quarterback, Warner is a good choice down the stretch.