The vast majority of leagues set a predetermined roster freeze date just before the playoffs begin. It's a time when you must strategize, prioritize and scrutinize every aspect of your lineup. Have only one tight end? Probably want to grab another just in case you're not caught without one if your starter goes down with an injury.
Carrying only one defense?
Well make sure that defense has a favorable string of matchups throughout the postseason if you plan on making it to the championship.
So many little nuances, so little time. Such is life in fantasy and we love it.
Week 14 proved to be one of the most unpredictable this season, and that's not what you had hoped for going into the playoffs. We want the chalk, the expected and the projected at this crucial time because a fluke is not the way you want to be beaten at any point in the season.
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If your waiver wire is still open, I'd suggest the following players:
Tatum Bell / Selvin Young, Broncos RBs: Let's just take a moment of silence for departed Broncos back Peyton Hillis...thank you.
He's done for the season with a bad hamstring, making Hillis the 376th running back the Broncos have lost this year. Bell looked decent filling in for Hillis against the Chiefs, but I'd monitor this situation closely to see who Shanahan is planning on giving the carries to.
Shaun Hill, 49ers QB All of you out there who've been left scrambling after Daunte Culpepper went down with an arm injury, look no further.
Hill is about as dependable as they get, on a team that's getting better every week under the tutelage of one Mike Singletary.
Davone Bess, Dolphins WR: He's led the Dolphins in receiving yards for consecutive weeks and is easily Pennington's favorite target.
He should be picked up in every league out there.
Tashard Choice, Cowboys RB: He ran for 88 yards against the Steelers.
What? You're looking for more than that?
If a rookie, playing in Pittsburgh, in the cold, against the number one run defense, in a game with playoff implications, can produce like that he's definitely worth a look.
Matt Schaub, Texans QB: By the way, Schaub is back from a MCL injury and lit up the Packers for 400 yds and a couple touchdowns last weekend.
Is that something you'd be interested in?