As the fantasy playoff season approaches us, many owners are looking for an edge to beat their competition. Luckily for them, there are several diamonds in the rough waiting to be added off the waiver wire. Listed below are five players that can make a massive impact for a fantasy matchup.
Ricky Seals-Jones- (Owned in 15.8% of ESPN leagues)
Ever since Blaine Gabbert became the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, he has relied heavily on Seals-Jones. In the last two week, Seals-Jones has 3 touchdowns and roughly 130 yards. He is relied on heavily in the redzone, which should continue in this week’s divisional matchup against the Rams.
Marquise Goodwin- (Owned in 14.3% of ESPN leagues)
Goodwin, one of the fastest receivers in the league, has a great matchup against the Chicago Bears this week. New starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo should lean on him heavily throughout the game, as he will most likely consistently have a step on whoever is defending him. Goodwin has been inconsistent this season, but he should have one of his better games this week.
Jimmy Garoppolo- (Owned in 13.1% of ESPN leagues)
As mentioned above, Jimmy G has been announced the starter against this Sunday’s matchup against the Bears. In just one drive last week, Garoppolo looked like a confident veteran, throwing a last minute touchdown in the redzone. Overall, Garoppolo has proven skills and will be going up against a slightly under average defense. Fantasy owners should be confident to play him this week.
Dede Westbrook- (Owned in 9.4% of ESPN leagues)
Last week, with Allen Hurns watching from the sideline and Marqise Lee being covered by Patrick Peterson, Dede Westbrook had 6 catches for 41 yards. Westbrook is fast and will be going up against an injured Colts defense this week. As long as Hurns is injured, Westbrook should receive a pretty sturdy workload.
DJ Foster- (Owned in 0.4% of ESPN leagues)
Currently owned in hardly any leagues, Foster broke out of his shell last week after an injury to backup running back Kerwynn Williams. Foster fits in perfectly with the Arizona offense as a receiver out of the backfield and could be a massive steal in PPR leagues.