Ah, the wonderful feeling of knowing that your fantasy team will be playing in the playoffs this week (or next).  And the regrets we come up with as to why our teams may have not made it into the playoffs.  This time of year for fantasy footballers is like walking a tight rope.  One false move and you're out.  You can't go backwards - the trade deadline has come and gone, length or extent of injuries are barely on your radar.  Sleepers no longer matter, bye weeks are irrelevant, and there are probably only 4-8 active, relevant managers left standing.  It's just you and the triumphant goal in sight - the end of the wire.  If you've been paying attention to PFS, and are still in - kudos.  We hope we helped.  This week, we'll just recap a few guys who may be able to help over the next three weeks.  There aren't too many out there.  The great teams are still standing.  Most of us still playing don't need the help.  But PFS is still looking out for you.  Good luck, be it this season or next.  We'll be here next summer with rankings and more advice.

1 - Bryce Brown RB PHI - If this guy is available - and he is in about 30% of Y! leagues still - then add him now.  LeSean McCoy is reportedly still having concussion symptoms two weeks after his injury.  Not a good sign.  We urged managers to add Brown in each of the past two weeks, and he's payed managers off with 372 total yards and four touchdowns over the past two weeks.  He should be considered at least a RB2 the rest of the way. 

2 - Josh Gordon WR CLE - Gordon is still owned in less than 50% of Y! fantasy leagues.  Shame.  Some owners just don't know how to let go of an under performing bum and pick up something new and fresh.  The Browns have been quietly playing some decent football over the past few weeks.  Gordon has 7 targets in each of his last three games, with 15 catches for 229 yards and a score over that span.  If you are in a deep league, or in a league that starts 3 WRs plus a FLEX (or two) then Gordon should be pressing you for starting time.  Gordon faces three sketchy pass D's down the stretch in KC, WAS, and DEN.  He should be good for at least 10 points a game in PPR leagues over the next three.

3 - Golden Tate WR SEA - Tate has put up some very, very good numbers over the last four games, and like Gordon (above), he should be pressing you for playing time down the stretch.  With several WR/RB's out right now, a guy like Tate could be a great FLEX play.  Tate has 4 touchdowns in his last 4 games, coupled with at least 4 catches or 50 yards in that time span.  He has netted 60 fantasy points over his last 4 games in PPR leagues, and is owned in just about a third of Y! leagues.

4 - Montell Owens RB JAX - Yes, ANOTHER Jacksonville player on our list.  With MJD still questionable to return, as well as injuries to Parmele and Jennings, Owens will be the Jaguars bell cow this week.  While Owens probably won't break out like Bryce Brown did, he will certainly get plenty of carries this weekend vs. the Jets.  He had a 4.1 YPC last week on seven carries, and caught his only target.  We think a line to the tune of 14-70, 3-20 with the chance of a score could be in line this Sunday.  That could be just enough to warrant an emergency FLEX play in deeper leagues and leagues that use week 14 as a regular season game.

5 - Jacob Tamme TE DEN - With Brandon Stokely out for Thursday night's tilt with the Raiders, Tamme will play slot receiver in his place.  Tamme has TE eligibility, and could put up WR numbers, which is a major benefit, especially for PPR owners. Tamme had 13 targets and 9 catches for 89 yards last week vs. the Bucs.  All three are season highs.   Grab the 36% Y! owned TE and plug him in if you are on the bubble about your current TE.

Some pretty intense H.S. runs for Bryce Brown - the top ranked high school player his senior year.

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