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8 Players Fantasy Football Owners Should Target for Final Stretch of Season

Garrett BakerSenior Analyst IOctober 28, 2013

8 Players Fantasy Football Owners Should Target for Final Stretch of Season

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    With the final stretch of fantasy football's regular season looming, clever owners will be scouring rosters for potential targets who could step up and help them make a playoff push.

    The waiver wire should be mostly picked clean by now, and so there will not be much value to find there.

    This article will focus more on buy-low players, or normally average guys who have favorable end-of-season situations.

    These eight players could end up putting your fantasy football team over the top during the final stretch of the season. 

     

Jordan Cameron

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    Jordan Cameron has had four consecutive good but uninspiring games, and his stock is as low as it will get this season.

    Jason Campbell is not the answer for Cleveland by any stretch, but he'll have a lot of motivation to play well these next few weeks.

    The Browns also get two matchups with Pittsburgh and a game against Jacksonville. They also could get into shootouts with New England and Cincinnati. 

Harry Douglas

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    Who would have guessed that Harry Douglas would be the top guy in Atlanta for any stretch of the season? 

    He's had two big games in a row, but you may still be able to pry him from his owner before he really cements his value as a legitimate option.

    Atlanta also has remaining games against Tampa Bay, New Orleans, Buffalo, Green Bay and Washington. Douglas could have a huge second half of the season.

DeMarco Murray

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    Nobody has ever questioned Murray's talent, but his injury woes have driven fantasy owners (and the Cowboys) crazy over the past few seasons.

    He has just 72 combined rushing yards over the past two games and is nursing a sprained knee that kept him out of Sunday's matchup with Detroit. 

    If you can acquire Murray from his surely frustrated owner, you won't be disappointed. Dallas plays Minnesota, Oakland and all three of their weak NFC East rivals, and Murray is reportedly not seriously banged up.

Robert Griffin III

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    RGIII has not been the dual-threat fantasy weapon that he was as a rookie, but he looks more comfortable now than he did at the start of the season.

    He's coming off a dud of a game and has a ton of buy-low value. The Redskins also have an unbelievably favorable remaining schedule for quarterbacks.

    They play the Giants twice, and the Chargers, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons and Vikings, who are all in the top 10 for giving up fantasy points to quarterbacks.

Rueben Randle

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    With Hakeem Nicks struggling, look for Randle to continue getting more chances to make big plays.

    The speedy second-year wideout has the ability to turn into a viable every-week starter as the season progresses.

    He also gets good matchups against San Diego and Oakland, and he faces a weak Washington secondary twice.

Mike Wallace

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    Wallace is the ultimate buy-low wide receiver candidate right now. He has not had a big game since October 6th, and his owners are likely fed up with his inconsistency.

    The Dolphins are also nursing a four-game losing streak, but their schedule eases up considerably after this Thursday's showdown with Cincinnati. 

    They get the Bucs, Chargers, Panthers, Jets and Steelers in a row. Wallace may not be a consistent top receiver, but he'll be a high-upside WR3 over that stretch.

DeAngelo Williams

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    Williams has not had a big rushing game since October 6th and has had relative duds the past two weeks against two pretty poor St. Louis and Tampa Bay defenses.

    But he is still a top-10 fantasy back in my eyes and is worth pursuing even though the Panthers don't have a particularly easy schedule the rest of the way.

    They will have to establish the ground game, and Williams has proved this season that he's capable of being a good feature back. Go after him while his value is at its lowest point of the season.

Percy Harvin

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    This is both an obvious choice and a wild-card pick at the same time, because nobody is really sure what to expect from Harvin.

    But Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says Harvin is reportedly set to play this upcoming week, so he is worth at least a moderate pursuit in all formats.

    If he is still on the waiver wire, by all means pick him up. And if his owner already has a glut of wide receiver talent, you should definitely test the waters with an offer there.

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