Week 14 Waiver Wire: Marion Barber and Others You Must Add

Chris Trapasso@ChrisTrapassoAnalyst IDecember 5, 2011

Week 14 Waiver Wire: Marion Barber and Others You Must Add

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    The fantasy football playoffs are here.

    Well, for most of us.

    If you're looking for waiver wire advice at this point of the NFL season, good for you, you've had a good year and are more than likely in the hunt for your league's fantasy crown and some serious bragging rights.

    This are the three guys worth acquiring for Week 14's action.

Marion Barber

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    The Bears are in a bad situation after losing Matt Forte to a sprained MCL, but not all is bad for fantasy owners.

    Grab his backup, Marion Barber, the new feature back in Chicago. 

    The Bears face the Broncos' 20th-ranked run defense, which is allowing 121.3 yards on the ground per game this season. He was already the goal-line back when Forte was in the lineup.

    Expect near 20 carries per game for Barber down the stretch.  

    QB Caleb Hanie may limit his full potential mainly because teams aren't threatened by him, but at this point, Barber is a great option.

    Keep an eye on what the Bears do with their QBs. If they add Donovan McNabb, or (deep breath) Brett Favre, Barber's stock significantly increases.

Rex Grossman

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    If you somehow snuck into the postseason without a viable quarterback and are searching the waiver wire for a starter, then you deserve the fantasy owner of the year award. 

    Or maybe you start two signal-callers in your league. 

    Either way, time to consider Rex Grossman. Next week, he faces Patriots' 32nd-ranked secondary. 

    Although Washington will most likely get destroyed, he'll throw it often. 

    Dan Orlovsky threw for 353 yards with two touchdowns and only had seven incompletions against the Patriots on Sunday. 

    It could be a big day for Grossman in Week 14. 

Dexter McCluster

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    The best thing about Dexter McCluster from a fantasy standpoint is that in most leagues, you can start him as a running back or a wide receiver. 

    Sure, his Hail Mary touchdown catch was an aberration, but he did have nine carries for 61 yards along with four receptions.

    The Chiefs face the New York Jets next week in what isn't the greatest matchup, but there's a good chance he'll be used on a variety of short, screen passes. 

    If you survive, McCluster faces a good matchup against a weak Packers secondary in Week 15.  

    A decent flex option.