Kahlil Bell, RB, CHI – The Bears have lost any playoff hopes with an expected loss to the Packers this week. Their offense did as well as you could have hoped for if you owned anyone in fantasy football this week and it all started with Bell. He ran for 121 yards and threw in 38 yards receiving as well. He should have scored a TD too but he fumbled into the end zone and an offensive lineman scooped it up for the score.
Joe Webb, QB, MIN – The Vikings offense struggled this week until Christian Ponder got knocked out of the game with a concussion. Webb came in and immediately walked down the field on three consecutive possessions for a TD. With Webb being effective and the Vikings’ season already over, I don’t think the Vikings are going to risk rushing Ponder back too soon with a head injury.
James Jones, WR, GB – Of all the people on this list that have a serious chance of making an impact on your Super Bowl, James Jones has highest upside. Green Bay’s offense was back and firing on all cylinders and I expect Aaron Rodgers to play for at least the first quarter with 1st place completely locked up. After that, Matt Flynn is a more than capable backup. He almost beat Tom Brady in prime time last year when Rodgers was out with a concussion and the Lions defense is certainly beatable. It is also worth noting that Detroit has locked up a wild-card spot and is not playing for anything this week either.
Jared Cook, TE, TEN – Cook has blown up over the past two weeks. He topped a hundred yards last week and out-did himself this week with 169 yards and a score. A lot of successful teams play tight-end roulette and if Cook hasn’t been snatched up yet, he is as safe of a bet as you can find on free agency.
Evan Royster, RB, WAS – Anyone getting that many carries is worth a spot on someone’s fantasy team, even if he is on Mike Shanahan’s team. Helu might come back but even if he does, who knows what Shanahan will do. At bare minimum, if your opponent is light at RB, you don’t want him to have access to this guy so scoop him up or he will.
There is no player too good to drop, assuming your opponents don’t need him. 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, or more importantly that your opponent might need. Good luck to you all!