Kahlil Bell, RB, CHI – The Bears did not look to Marion Barber again after his collapse late in the Denver game and instead Kahlil Bell saw the majority of the work and was the more productive runner. These lists get short in the playoffs but Bell is a guy you do NOT want an opponent to start against you, so use a roster move and snatch him up. It WILL help you win if your opponent is at all weak at RB.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN – The Broncos had a soft match up this week against the Pats and they really didn’t take advantage of it like I thought they would. Thomas on the other hand did great. He didn’t find the endzone but had a big day in yardage and re-affirmed himself as the top receiver that Tebow has at his disposal. Thomas is a very solid flex play against a porous Bills defense that will likely be too focused on the run to worry much about double teaming a receiver.
Jamie Harper, RB, TEN – Chris Johnson is banged up and Javon Ringer is done for the season. For what it is worth, I think CJ makes it out there this week but if you own Johnson, you DEFINITELY need a handcuff so go get Harper just in case.
Jabar Gaffney, WR, WAS – He has been really quietly a stud this season for people in deep leagues. Gaffney is on pace for about 1,000 yards on the season and gets a boost in PPR formats too. He is available in a little under half of leagues.
Lance Ball, RB, DEN – McGahee got dinged up last week and Ball filled in great. No one seems overly concerned with Willis’ status but Ball should see some extra touches this week against a Bills defense that just allowed over 200 yards to Reggie Bush.
It is the playoffs folks. There is no player too good to drop, assuming your opponents don’t need him. If you are in the Super Bowl and your opponent has 3 top 10 WRs, then you can cut ANY receiver that you want to make room for someone you might need. Pickings are slim and the teams left alive are that much better. Good luck to you all!