2022-12-14 · 4 min read · NFL/Football
Brock Purdy (San Francisco 49ers), Zonovan Knight (NY Jets) and DJ Chark (Detroit Lions) | Joshua Bessex and Mike Mulholland/Getty Images |

It's officially fantasy football playoff time for a vast majority of leagues. In the hopes of giving you the edge your team needs these playoffs, this article is focused on guys available in a majority of leagues with high upsides.
Top Targets
Brock Purdy (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Mr. Irrelevant no more, yet he is currently available in more than 75% of leagues on all three major apps. Purdy had two TDs through the air and one on the ground in his first start last week, but has been limited in practice this week. Presuming he is not limited he would be a solid play throughout the playoffs.
Daniel Jones (NY Giants)
  • Jones is coming off an average week but has good playoff matchups and brings an underrated yet very valuable ability to run the ball. Jones has been a top 12 QB consistently this year, yet is only owned in about half of leagues. In particular his rushing ability is underrated; he has found the endzone five times with his legs this year.
Zonovan Knight (NY Jets)
  • Knight has put concerns about his role to bed, emerging as the lead back for the Jets. The return of Michael Carter did not affect him much as he touched Carter 19-8 including 17-5 on carries. On those 17 carries Knight churned out 71 yards and a TD, this guy is on too many wires and could be a league winner.
Pierre Strong (New England Patriots)
  • Strong seems primed to take the lead in the Pats RB by committee game plan this week. On only five attempts he piled up 70 yards and a touchdown, plus two receptions for 20 yards, in the Pats win Monday night; despite only playing 32% of snaps. If Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson are out Strong could be a great play.
Dj Chark (Detroit Lions)
  • Back to back big performances even with Amon-Ra St. Brown and now Jameson Williams alongside him, Chark has solidified his role as the Lions WR2. Chark has gone over 90 yards in back to back games and has a TD in two of his last three.
Donovan Peoples-Jones (Cleveland Browns)
  • Has been a top 20 WR the last handful of weeks regardless of the QB, yet is on waivers in many leagues. Very high floor for a waiver wire WR, as Deshaun Watson improves so does his ceiling.
Taysom Hill (New Orleans Saints)
  • TE is a boom or bust position (see Evan Engram this week), Hill has a high ceiling but a low floor. With Mark Ingram and Juwan Johnson banged up, Hill’s touches are likely to go up and he has shown a nose for the endzone.
Chigoziem Okonkwo (Tennessee Titans)
  • This is more of a sleeper, but he is widely available and the Titans love a two TE package. Okonkwo has at least five targets in three straight weeks and found the endzone his last time out.
Other guys to check out
  • Jared Goff (DET) - Not enough love for Goff this year but there should be with him leading the surprisingly high octane Lions offence. Goff hasn't thrown a pick in five games
  • Matt Ryan (IND) - Turnover issues (that are only partially his fault), but has a good playoff schedule starting with the Vikings this week. Ryan is a boom or bust play.
  • Desmond Ridder (ATL) - Ran a 4.50 at his combine and now has been handed the keys to a middling Atlanta offence. The possibility for frequent runs could make him a viable starter especially in two QB leagues.
  • Jerrick McKinnon (KC) - Even with Pancero leading the backfield McKinnon gets consistent work especially as a pass catcher, he had a season high 9 targets last week.
  • JK Dobbins (BAL) - Available in less leagues than most of these guys but too good to be available in as many as he is, Dobbins had 15 carries for 120 yards and a TD in his first game back from the IR
  • Jameson Williams (DET) - Exploded on a beautiful 41 yard TD in his first game in the surprisingly potent Lions offence, may carve out a nice role as a big play threat
  • Elijah Moore (NY Jets) - If Corey Davis is out Moore will likely be force-fed the ball regardless of who is throwing it.
  • Chris Moore (HOU) - Similar deal here assuming Brandon Cooks and Nico Collins are out this Moore will see a huge target share.
  • Cole Kemet - Fields is back and Kemet is his security blanket. The Bears are likely to throw a bunch against the Eagles and Bills in coming weeks.
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