Week 14 Waiver Wire: Marion Barber and More Studs You Must Must Add for Playoffs

Alex KayCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 04: Marion Barber #24 of the Chicago Bears shakes off a tackle attempt by Jon McGraw #47 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field on December 4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chiefs defeated the Bears 10-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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It is Week 14 of the NFL season and that means the fantasy playoffs are starting or are right around the corner for nearly every single league.

If you are fortunate enough to have made the postseason, you are probably doing a good job of playing the waiver wire and need to continue to make minor tweaks to your roster to add depth and even possibly a starter due to injury.

Let’s take a look at some solid likely available options that will help your playoff push.


Marion Barber

Matt Forte went down with a Grade 2 MCL Sprain early in the Bears game last week and will miss a few weeks and possibly the rest of the season if Chicago misses the playoffs.

For fantasy purposes, this guarantees Barber will be the starter to close the season out and you must add him as a Forte owner.

Chicago is going to continue to face stacked boxes with Caleb Hanie starting and playing awfully, but Barber is a strong runner and will get some scores if they make it to the red zone.


Toby Gerhart

If you think Adrian Peterson is going to sit out Week 14, Gerhart is a great addition.

I see no reason why Minnesota would hurry AP back and risk his long-term health in a season that they aren’t making the playoffs in.

The backup RB did a fine job last week and nearly racked up 100 yards on the ground. He should find plenty of space to work in against a Ndamukong Suh-less Detroit defense if he starts next week.

Seattle has a new No.1 receiver and fantasy players can count on him to produce.
Seattle has a new No.1 receiver and fantasy players can count on him to produce.Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images


Golden Tate

Sidney Rice was placed on the IR with a concussion and Tate has filled in admirably for him.

He’s had two touchdowns in two games and did a solid job last week despite four catches for 47 yards.

Expect him to just get better as the season winds down as he continues to excel as the No. 1 receiver in Seattle.