The push for the fantasy playoffs is starting and picking up players now that may help later, like Josh Gordon or Danny Woodhead, could be high-reward moves.
Equally beneficial, staying ahead of the curve as injury replacements are needed on teams with ailing skill players.
Pick up now:
Cole Beasley, WR, Cowboys
Both Cowboys receivers ahead of Beasley on the depth chart could be out in Week 10, with Terrence Williams and Dez Bryant each limited in practice due to ankle injuries. Keeping an eye on Beasley, who has four touchdowns this season, would be wise. If either Dallas wideout doesn’t suit up against the Falcons Beasley is a good pick up.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seahawks
According to CBS, Thomas Rawls is only on 60 percent of fantasy football line ups. That number is low, considering he will be getting RB1 reps with Seattle next week as he replaces the ineffective Eddie Lacy in that role.
Damien Williams, RB, Dolphins
It appears fantasy owners have gotten the memo on Kenyan Drake, who is rostered in over 80 percent of fantasy leagues but his teammate Williams got nearly as many touches and seems to be a great pass-catching back. He’s worth picking up if you can find him.
Stash for later
Josh Gordon, WR, Browns
The Browns have activated Gordon after the suspended wide receiver met with the league and was given the green light to return. He won’t be able to play until Week 13, but he could be a clutch pick up for a fantasy team needing playoff reinforcements. It is unclear how effective he will be once on the field again but his upside is high.
Danny Woodhead, RB, Ravens
Woodhead’s Ravens have a bye this week, but when he is back in Week 11 he could be just what fantasy owners need, a great PPR running back on a team lacking an offensive star. He’s worth picking up and stashing.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Vikings
Sam Bradford is on Minnesota’s IR and Bridgewater is off of it. In a year with so many injured QBs, a healthy bridgewater with the plethroa of weapons the Vikings boast could wind up being a team-saver.