Congratulations. If you've made it this far, you're in the final 4 of your league's playoffs.
This is good for several reasons. Obviously it's good, because it means you're in the hunt for your league's championship. But it's also good, because now there are fewer teams targeting potential players to add for their teams. Also, since the teams who make this far are generally four of the better teams in the league, there is less likelihood that the other teams are even seriously looking for players to add.
So with this in mind, who are some potential players to add who could provide some good upside for a playoff push?
Andrew Luck (74% owned in Yahoo leagues)
By virtue of a rough start to the season, and a pair of multi-week injuries, Andrew Luck is available in a quarter of all Yahoo leagues. He won't play this week, but he may play against Miami next week. In one of my leagues, I added him a couple weeks ago for this very purpose - to hope he returns in time for my run at a championship.
Tim Hightower (42% owned in Yahoo leagues)
Mark Ingram was having a very good year before landing on Injured Reserve. The question was which of the Saints' running backs would get Ingram's work. That question was answered resoundingly with Hightower receiving 28 of 31 rushing attempts by Saints' running backs this past weekend.
Ingram and Khiry Robinson had scored 10 rushing touchdowns in 12 games. WIth both of them now on I.R., Hightower stands a chance to be a solid contributor for your team going forward.
DuJuan Harris (5% owned in Yahoo leagues)
The Seahawks are finally coming to life, winning six of their last seven games, while scoring an average of 35 points over their last five games. Thomas Rawls had been the beneficiary of the Seahawks' vivification, with the absence of Marshawn Lynch. But now with Rawls out for the season, DuJuan Harris takes over as the top candidate to reap the Seahawks running back workload.
Kamar Aiken (56% owned in Yahoo leagues)
If you need wide receiver help, Aiken could be useful. He is averaging 10 targets per week over the last five weeks. During that span, Aiken has two of the four Ravens' receiving touchdowns, plus leads the team in receiving yards over that span.
Ted Ginn (41% owned in Yahoo leagues)
Ginn has emerged as a total boom-or-bust player. If you are desperate for a potential big splash, Gin could be your man. He has scored 4 touchdowns over the last 2 weeks, so he's got that going for him, too.
Bengals Defense (75% owned in Yahoo leagues)
It's interesting that the league's top defense isn't more owned than they are. They get a great matchup this week against a 49ers team who has allowed 13 sacks over the last two weeks, including nine to the Browns The 49ers have topped 20 points only twice all season, and have failed to reach that scoring mark since Week 6. In fact, since Week 6, they are averaging under 12 points per game. This should be an easy task for the Bengals' defense.