Zach Pascal, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Weeks 14-16: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers
Pascal is the biggest benefactor of the absence of T.Y. Hilton, and Eric Ebron ruled out for the season. In Week 13, Pascal caught seven passes on ten targets for 109 yards against the Tennessee Titans.
He sits on top of the depth chart and faces the easiest passing matchup in Week 14 when the Colts take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In what is projected to be a high-scoring game, look for Pascal to get plenty of targets in this matchup.
The second-year wideout faces tougher matchups in Week 15 and 16 but is a WR1 as a streaming option while averaging over seven targets per game over the last past six weeks.
Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
Weeks 14-16: Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins
In his last two games since he returned from a concussion, Sterling Shepard has caught eight of his 16 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Shepard will see his old friend Eli Manning return as the Giants starting quarterback, and their familiarity should benefit Shepard owners. In Week 14, Shepard will face off against NFC East rival the Philadelphia Eagles, who were just blown up by Ryan Fitzpatrick and DeVante Parker and the Miami Dolphins.
Speaking of the Dolphins, Shepard will see that awful defense in which all fantasy players produce in Week 15. Week 16 brings the Washington Redskins, who he scored against last season and is not an intimidating fantasy matchup. In the Eli Manning farewell tour, look for Manning and his weapons to go out with a bang.
James Washington, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Weeks 14-16: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets
Washington is the most reliable offensive weapon in Pittsburgh. Who would have thought that after catching just 42.1 percent of his targets as a rookie? The sophomore receiver is coming into his own with Delvin Hodges as his third Steelers quarterback this season. He has caught seven of 11 targets for 209 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games.
Washington is still a boom-or-bust wideout, but he has a fantastic opportunity against a leaky Cardinals defense in Week 14. However, he is a player to avoid in a tough matchup against that stout Bills pass defense in your semi-finals. In Week 16, he gets a Jets defense that is in the bottom half of pass defenses. Shockingly, the Steelers are still in the playoff hunt even with all of their injuries. Pittsburgh has something to play for while the Jets are riding the season out.