We've entered the home stretch of the fantasy football season, with just three weeks to go before most formats kick off their playoffs in Week 14.
With so little time remaining, fantasy owners should take a "use it or lose it" approach to spending their remaining free agent budget. If a player can help you, don't be afraid to go all-in.
WR Darius Slayton, New York Giants. Slayton entered the week with a total of 17 catches in his NFL career. However, he broke out in a big way against the Jets with 10 grabs for 121 yards and two touchdowns. With Sterling Shepard recovering from a concussion, Slayton would be the top waiver-wire prize if the Giants didn't have their bye week coming up.
Falcons running back Brian Hill accounted for 71 total yards and scored a touchdown for the second consecutive week in an upset win over the Saints. (Photo: Derick E. Hingle, USA TODAY Sports)
RB Brian Hill, Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons lost starting running back Devonta Freeman to a foot injury, so the little-used Hill had to take over. He rushed for 61 yards and also scored on a 10-yard reception. Freeman could be out a couple more weeks, so Hill becomes the leader of a very shallow backfield. The Panthers are up next and are extremely shaky against the run, as evidenced by Derrick Henry's 188 yards in Week 10.
WR Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers. Top wideout Emmanuel Sanders left with a rib injury. Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle may miss a second game because of knee and ankle issues. Samuel may have to be Jimmy Garoppolo's top target by default. He showed what he can do Monday night with eight receptions for 112 yards.
WR Andy Isabella, Arizona Cardinals. Fellow wideout Christian Kirk will get all the attention for his three touchdown catches, but Isabella has shown big-play potential each of the past two weeks. He caught three passes for 78 yards and could push for more time as the Cards’ No. 3 receiver.
TE O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After missing two games with an injured hamstring, Howard reemerged in Week 10 with four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown. He's been a disappointment for most of the season, so don't get too excited by one game — especially one against the Cardinals.
TE Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals. This week is shaping up to be a difficult one at tight end with injuries to several every-week starters. Eifert was an unexpected bright spot with rookie Ryan Finley under center. Although he only caught two passes, one of them was a touchdown — his first since Week 2.
Double-check to see if they're still available (from last week's list): RB Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns; TE Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks; WR Josh Gordon, Seattle Seahawks; QB Nick Foles, Jacksonville Jaguars.
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