Is the Tom Savage era upon us?

Well Ladies and Gentleman, it is probably the week all of you have been waiting for. Is there much on the wire? not really. The rosters you have worked all year to mold are virtually finalized, and will be tested one last time. So, to all fantasy owners… GOOD LUCK!


Tom Savage, HOU – Savage entered the game Sunday to relieve the ineffective (and insufferable to watch) Brock Osweiler of his starting duties. Reports are that Savage will pull the start Sunday, after he led the Texans to a comeback victory with 26 completions and 260 yards. In addition the encouraging play, it should be noted that Savage is the only quarterback that Bill O’Brien has drafted since taking over the Texans head coaching job in 2014.


Byron Marshall, PHI – Philly’s backfield is among the most decimated in all of football. Marshall received 11 touches this past week, and with he and Ryan Mathews the only healthy backs on the roster, it would be a fair estimation to see that type of volume continue.

Alfred Blue, HOU – Lamar Miller is downplaying the ankle injury he sustained this past week, describing it as a “tweak”. However, we all know how these mysterious ankle issues can go, so if Miller misses any time then Blue would be a plug and play for the desperate.

Justin Forsett, DEN – Presumptive starter Devontae Booker did not receive a single carry until late in the first quarter, ceding the starter’s touches to the veteran Forsett. The Broncos running game has been virtually non-existent of late, but if these touch counts can be trusted (23 in the past two weeks) than Forsett may be worth an add.

Chris Ivory, NYJ – Ivory ran well against the Texans last week, taking 10 totes for 44 yards. Available in many leagues, and good for 10-12 touches with the probability of goal-line work, Ivory could be of some help to a team hurting in the playoffs, although it should be noted in is not a good matchup this week against the Titans.


Wendall Williams, HOU – We have seen it before, backup quarterback comes in, and throws to the wide receivers a bit further down the depth chart. If Williams can take the wide receiver three job in Houston, and Savage plays well, then he could have some value in deep PPR leagues.

Eli Rogers, PIT – Rogers had a team high 75 yards and a touchdown Sunday. His yardage total would be the second time this year the wideout has eclipsed 70 yards, and his second touchdown since week 10. When the game script favors the pass in Pittsburgh, it appears Rogers has sneaky value in deep PPR leagues.

Ricardo Louis, CLE – There have been many reports in regards to the severity of Terrell Pryor’s finger injury, with the consensus that it will be largely a “pain tolerance” issue. The talented rookie had some early season success, and with the talent thin Brown’s receiving corps possibly being without it’s top threat in Pryor, Louis may once again have an opportunity of a few targets a game.


Jesse James, PIT – Ladarius Green has been great since returning from injury. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, they may be without him due to a concussion sustained this past week. Green is currently in protocol, and there is no guarantee he’ll be able to suit up Sunday. James would be a fine fill in or streamer if you’re hurting at tight end.