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Damien Harris (RB-NE) - Harris looked sharp against the Jets, and he was the preferred goal-line back before getting hurt earlier this year. This offense is limited in the passing game, but the Patriots' defense and special teams keep them in positive game scripts for the running game. Harris isn’t going to be a league winner, but he could keep your boat afloat as an RB2/Flex play and he’s cheap in dynasty leagues as an impending free agent.
Ryan Tannehill (QB-TEN) - The Titans have the league right they want them, don’t they? Since Treylon Burks returned, Tannehill has put up over 250 yards and multiple scores in back-to-back games. Supporting cast players Robert Woods, Nick Westbrook-Ikhene, Austin Hooper, Chigoziem Okonkwo, and Dontrell Hilliard are a valuable group making regular contributions even though they aren’t on the fantasy radar. After the game at Philadelphia next week, the Titans don’t have any cold weather games, and the offense is showing a strong willingness to take advantage of defenses that are overplaying Derrick Henry. You can survive with Tannehill if you are limping along at quarterback right now. It wasn’t that long ago that he was a top-10 fantasy quarterback.
Bryce Perkins (QB-LAR) - Perkins didn’t look overwhelmed last week in relief of Matthew Stafford against the Saints. The Rams season is over and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them give Perkins the rest of the season as an audition as John Wolford has a neck issue and Matthew Stafford has a central nervous system issue right now. Perkins is inexperienced, which actually makes him more inclined to run and get cheap fantasy points in losing game scripts. Perkins scored 20 rushing touchdowns in two years at Virginia.
Christian McCaffrey (RB-SF) - McCaffrey is a sleeping giant right now. The 49ers offense is back in Hyperefficient Land, and they still have Miami, Tampa Bay, Washington, and Las Vegas left on the schedule with no cold weather games. McCaffrey’s numbers are skewed by game scripts that allowed the team to use Elijah Mitchell to close out wins, but if any of those offenses can hang with the 49ers, a week-winning outburst from McCaffrey is well within the range of outcomes.
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