I hope you are all still alive after week one of the playoffs. If you are, here is some help.
Taylor Yates, Houston Texans – Taylor has had big shoes to fill in the world of fantasy quarterbacks. Matt Schaub has been pretty consistent when Andre Johnson is healthy over the past few seasons. Schaub is hurt, Johnson is hurt so Yates in the guy and seems to be getting feet under him. Best part is that he faces the awful Panthers and the awful Colts in the next 2 weeks.
Kahlil Bell, Chicago Bears – Marion Barber will be the work horse in Chicago but Bell has been a very good change of pace back and the defenses that the Bears face in the next 2 games are much better against the run than they are against the pass so look for Bell to be more of a factor in the increased passing game.
Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos – Thomas is finally completely healthy and has emerged as the only guy on the Broncos receiving staff who can catch a Tim Tebow wounded duck. Denver faces the patriots and the bills who are 31st and 19th against the pass. The Broncos will most likely be trailing in both games so Thomas might have some real value in your playoff drive.
Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints – Meachem exploded in week 13 with 119 yards and a touchdown but tumbled back to earth this week with only one catch. The saints face some bad defenses in the next 2 weeks and the you never know who will heat up on the Saints offense. Meachem can go big at any time.