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Fantasy Football: 5 moves to make to propel your team into the playoffs

Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) runs after a reception during the first half against the Las Vegas Raiders at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

  • Now is the time to bolster your roster: This is a critical time for bolstering your fantasy roster for a playoff push and potential championship.
  • Focus on the upside: Take advantage of others scrambling during bye weeks to make forward-thinking moves and concentrate on building the highest upside roster.
  • Good players available: There are a handful of strong options for adding players across the positional spectrum right now.
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Add rookies who could emerge down the stretch

Rookies tend to get more opportunities and become more familiar with their offenses as the season progresses, and this season, a handful of higher draft picks could emerge down the stretch. Three first-round receivers are currently rostered in less than 25% of Yahoo leagues: Treylon Burks, Jahan Dotson and Jameson Williams

Burks returned from injured reserve (IR) last week with a modest 24 receiving yards from three catches. Nonetheless, Burks ran the second-most routes on the team and was targeted on over 20% of the routes he ran. The Tennessee Titans' passing game won’t ever be explosive, but it’s wide open for Burks to take the reins.

Dotson also returned in Week 10, and he has a chance to be a strong No. 2 option to Terry McLaurin for the rest of the season. Dotson scored more than 12 PPR fantasy points in three of the four games he’s played this season.

Williams is more of a speculative playoff add, but leagues with IR roster spots provide an opportunity to stash him for a likely early December return. Williams has explosive speed and could immediately jump in as the Detroit Lions’ most productive receiver.

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