Fantasy Football: Marshawn Lynch and The Last-Minute Waiver-Wire Must-Have's

Chris FaigCorrespondent IDecember 12, 2010

Fantasy Football: Marshawn Lynch and The Last-Minute Waiver-Wire Must-Have's

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    SEATTLE - OCTOBER 24:  Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Arizona Cardinals at Qwest Field on October 24, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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    With the fantasy playoffs around the corner, it would be wise to re-evaluate your squad and fix the holes in your roster immediately.

    There are still some very talented players, such as Deion Branch, Ben Obomanu and Chris Ivory, that remain on the waiver-wire in many leagues all over.  

    A key pick-up in Week 14 could be that extra push that your team needs to become Fantasy Football League Champions.

    Add the following players to your roster where needed.

WR Deion Branch, New England Patriots

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    FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06:  Deion Branch #84 of the New England Patriots runs for yards after the catch against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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    Stats From Week 13

    Vs. New York Jets: Three Receptions for 64 Yards and a Touchdown

    Fantasy Points From Week 13

    12.40

    Branch has been a dangerous weapon for quarterback Tom Brady of late, scoring three total touchdowns in his past two games.  

    Against the tough defense of the Chicago Bears in Week 14, Branch will prove to be a reliable target recording at least a touchdown.

    Week 14 Opponent

    @ Chicago Bears(9-3)

RB Chris Ivory, New Orleans Saints

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    GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10:  Runningback Chris Ivory #29 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the football against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeate
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    Stats From Week 13

    @ Cincinnati Bengals: 15 Carries for 117 Yards and Two Touchdowns

    Fantasy Points From Week 13

    23.70

    After going scoreless the first ten weeks of this season, Chris Ivory has been explosive in his last three performances scoring a total of five touchdowns.  

    Against the mediocre rushing defense of St. Louis, Ivory will extend his touchdown streak reaching the endzone for the fourth consecutive week.

    Week 14 Opponent

    Vs. St. Louis Rams(6-6)

TE Benjamin Watson, Cleveland Browns

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    CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Tight end Benjamin Watson #82 of the Cleveland Browns runs by defenders Anthony Toribio #98 and Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sulliv
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    Stats From Week 13

    @ Miami Dolphins: 10 Receptions for 100 Yards and a Touchdown

    Fantasy Points From Week 13

    16.00

    After remaining silent for the past few weeks, Benjamin Watson had a stellar performance in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins.  Watson now looks to take advantage of his weak opponent on Sunday, facing one of the worst defenses in the NFL, the Buffalo Bills.  

    Watson is still available in many fantasy leagues, only being owned by 36.8% of teams.

    Week 14 Opponent

    @ Buffalo Bills(2-10)

WR Earl Bennett, Chicago Bears

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    CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 28: Earl Bennett #80 of the Chicago Bears celebrates a touchdown catch against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on November 28, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Eagles 31-26. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Imag
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    Stats From Week 13

    @ Detroit Lions: Seven Receptions for 104 Yards

    Fantasy Points From Week 13

    10.40

    Chicago Head Coach Lovie Smith told the Bears' official site that Earl Bennett is "becoming one of the go-to guys."  The past two weeks Bennett has played exceptionally well, recording a total of 11 catches for 160 yards and touchdowns.  

    The real test is to see how effective Bennett can be against the dangerous Patriots defense that completely shutdown the New York Jets in Week 13.

    Week 14 Opponent

    Vs. New England Patriots(10-2)

WR Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints

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    MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Robert Meachem #17 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball against Antoine Bethea #41 of the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Ezra
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    Stats From Week 13

    @ Cincinnati Bengals: Three Receptions for 106 Yards and a Touchdown

    Fantasy Points From Week 13

    16.60

    Meachem doesn't make a bunch of receptions every game, but is a dangerous deep threat against his opponents, recording at least six catches for over 30 yards this season.  

    Against the fairly weak passing defense of the St. Louis Rams, Meachem should see a lot of action on Sunday.

    Week 14 Opponent

    Vs. St. Louis Rams(6-6)

RB Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

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    SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 05:  Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Qwest Field on December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated t
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    Stats From Week 13

    Vs. Carolina Panthers: 21 Rushes for 83 Yards and Three Touchdowns; One Reception for 17 Yards

    Fantasy Points From Week 13

    28.00

    After his most productive performance of the season, scoring three touchdowns, Marshawn Lynch must come up big again in an important NFC West battle against the San Francisco 49ers.  

    Following his dominating Week 13 performance, Marshawn Lynch told FanHouse, "This is just a stepping stone. We got to go from here, take it for what it was worth and now we got a bigger one coming up next week."

    Week 14 Opponent

    @ San Francisco 49ers(4-8)

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, New England Patriots

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    FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06:  BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots runs for a 1-yard touchdown in thefirst quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    Stats From Week 13

    Vs. New York Jets: 18 Carries for 72 Yards and Two Touchdowns; One reception for Seven Yards

    Fantasy Points From Week 13

    19.90

    BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been absolutely dominant of late, scoring five touchdowns in the last three games.  

    Green-Ellis will have his work cut out for him this week against the 2nd overall rushing defense of the Chicago Bears, who only give up an average of 84.9 yards per game.

    Week 14 Opponent

    @ Chicago Bears(9-3)