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PICK UP JOSH GORDON FOR YOUR PLAYOFF RUN

Adam Zdroik Staff Writer December 4, 2012 3:01PM EDT
These rankings encompass all major positions, and whether you’re in an easy living 10-teamer or ‘My team has no depth’ 14-player league, you’ll find who you’re looking for. I’ll even throw in some lesser known commodities for those in 20-team leagues.

QUARTERBACKS
Some leagues start the playoffs this week, in some slect formats, they do not. If you’re fighting for the playoffs, let’s hope you don’t need a QB from the wire. The only people scouring for a new QB are Ben Roethlisberger owners who never got a trusted backup.

  1. Colin Kaepernick (CBSSports.com: 72%, NFL.com: 27.4%) – He basically lost the game for the 49ers, but that doesn’t really matter for your Fantasy team. Kaepernick still ran for 84 yards and goes back home this week to face the Dolphins.
  2. Jake Locker (CBS: 22%, NFL: 36.3%) – The Colts are beaten up in the secondary and the Titans have enough weapons for Locker to post good numbers, even on the road.
  3. Brandon Weeden (CBS: 24%, NFL: 2.4%) – More TDs would be nice out of Weeden after throwing for 364 yards against the Raiders. He gets the Chiefs at home, who are coming off their one good game of the year.
  4. Sam Bradford (CBS: 44%, NFL: 10%) – Bradford hasn’t had a dud since Week 4, so that’s a positive, even if they are on the road.
  5. Russell Wilson (CBS: 47%, NFL: 12.1%) – Arizona is a tough matchup, but the Seahawks will be at home and Wilson hasn’t had under 20 Fantasy Points in five straight games.
  6. Nick Foles (CBS: 17%, NFL: 1.3%) – The Bucs are lacking in pass defense and Foles didn’t look that bad against the Cowboys on Sunday night.
  7. Greg McElroy (CBS: 0%, NFL: 0%) – Only if you’re in a 32-team league.

RUNNING BACKS
There aren’t a ton of great waiver wire additions this week as Montell Owens headlines the list of new starters. Obviously, you don’t want to trust this guy if the playoffs are on the line or you’re in the playoffs. Bilal Powell is only No. 3 on this list, but should be a big pickup this week.

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