Quinton Jefferson Color Rush Jersey , but both the Lions and Saints have significant starters to replace at a few key positions.In addition, some notable injuries make the race to the waiver wire as frenetic as usual. The free agent pool doesn’t have many appealing options this week, though, so if you need to fill a major need, try first to make a trade.RUNNING BACKSMIKE DAVIS, Seattle (14.5 percent owned): We have alerted you to him before, yet he remains vastly underowned. Davis does split carries with Chris Carson but his running mate is oft-injured and Davis seems to be the preferred goal line option for the Seahawks. He has three rushing TDs in his past two games. Seattle has a renewed emphasis on the running game so Davis should be rostered even as a part-time RB.WENDELL SMALLWOOD, Philadelphia (7.7): The Philadelphia RBs have been beset by injuries, most importantly to Jay Ajayi, who is done for the season with a knee injury. Smallwood could play an expanded role for the Eagles as soon as Thursday against the Giants. Smallwood carried 10 times for 56 yards and a TD and caught three passes for 35 yards when he was last asked to step forward for Ajayi in Week 3.RONALD JONES, Tampa Bay (18.2): Get ahead of the pack on this one. The Buccaneers have the worst rushing offense in the league and while the rookie has dealt with blitz pickup and receiving issues, he can still be dynamic with the ball in his hands. The Buccaneers desperately need to establish some sort of a running game to take pressure off Jameis Winston and keep their highly vulnerable defense off the field a little more.WIDE RECEIVERSCHRISTIAN KIRK Tom Johnson Color Rush Jersey , Arizona (11.4): The Cardinals rookie has registered double-digit fantasy performances in point per reception leagues in two of his past three games. Last week, he caught a 75-yard TD from Josh Rosen. The rookie QB has been erratic so far but despite some issues at that position, Kirk is starting to emerge as the team’s top receiving playmaker, which has been needed with Larry Fitzgerald underperforming and battling some injuries.TRE’QUAN SMITH, New Orleans (1.0): Another rookie, Smith officially announced his pro arrival with three receptions for 111 yards and two scores on Monday night. Drew Brees does spread the ball around to many of his targets when everyone is healthy, but the Saints have been high on Smith ever since he arrived at training camp. He could force is way into the mix more and may not be just a big-play artist.MARQUES VALDES-SCANTLING, Green Bay (3.2); Yes, another first-year player worth adding. Valdes-Scantling stepped into a void for an injury-depleted Packers WR crew and caught seven passes for 68 yards and a TD, and came up just short on a second potential score. Availability at WR may continue to be an issue for some top Green Bay pass-catchers, and Valdes-Scantling may contribute at least as the Packers third WR in the near future, which will make him worthy of bye week filler consideration at minimum.TIGHT ENDSCAMERON BRATE Rasheem Green Color Rush Jersey , Tampa Bay (16.7): Winston is back at QB for the Buccaneers, and O.J. Howard is out, so that means opportunities for Brate to cash in at least in the near future. He has scored in each of his last two games and in the previous two seasons, he caught a total of 14 TD passes working heavily with Winston. The Tampa Bay offense will be involved in a lot of shootouts and Brate is a prime red zone target for Winston.C.J. UZOMAH, Cincinnati (10.2): With Tyler Eifert out, Uzomah has been announced as the preferred TE of choice for Andy Dalton and the Bengals. Last week he caught two passes for 43 yards, but better times are ahead. The Bengals offense looks potent and balanced and Dalton will always strongly consider throwing to his tight end in scoring situations.QUARTERBACKSC.J. BEATHARD, San Francisco (3.1): He takes sacks and commits turnovers, and you will not start him in a one QB league, but Beathard is proving to be a capable fantasy backup because the 49ers will be playing from behind very frequently. You have to consider him as a streamer, because in his past two games, he has thrown for 647 yards and four touchdowns.JAMEIS WINSTON Will Dissly Color Rush Jersey , Tampa Bay (12.7): He may not win a lot of games but Winston has weapons in the passing game, a lack of run support and a bad defense that will force him to trade blows with opposing offenses quite often. There is going to be a lot of passing volume for Winston, and the high-scoring fun begins this week against the Falcons.___ The Seattle Seahawks are going back to the playoffs. For the seventh time in nine seasons under head coach Pete Carrol, and the sixth time in seven years with Russell Wilson at quarterback, the Seahawks will play after Week 17.A week after losing to a San Francisco 49ers team that has been eying the number one pick in the draft, Seattle ended up beating a team that’s eyeing the number one seed in the AFC. The Seahawks beat the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31 and have secured themselves a wild card slot. The Chiefs also had a lot on the line as they were fighting to clinch the top spot in their conference, but now they must fight another day.Not that Seattle’s position is totally decided yet.At 9-6, the Seahawks can still drop to 9-7 if they lose to the Arizona Cardinals at home next week. If the Minnesota Vikings win their game against the Chicago Bears, they’ll improve to 9-6-1 and become the five seed. The first wild card will travel to face the Dallas Cowboys, while the six seed might have to go to the cold confines of the Chicago Bears. Seattle has played both of these teams, losing in Chicago in Week 2 and beating the Cowboys at home in Week 3.Circumstances for all teams have changed notably since those games, but the Bears look like the much tougher matchup for a number of reasons. However Michael Dickson Color Rush Jersey , if Chicago beats the Vikings and the LA Rams lose to the 49ers, then the Bears become the two seed and the Rams will be hosting the six seed. It is very unlikely that the Seahawks will get their threematch against the Rams this soon, but it is possible.The Chiefs will still be the one seed if they beat the Oakland Raiders at home next week, but if they suffer an unfathomable upset, they could lose the division to the LA Chargers if the Chargers beat the Denver Broncos.The focus here though is on the Seahawks and they not only secured a trip to the postseason but did so with a signature win over a very good offense. The game was at home and Seattle will be on the road to open the playoffs, but even with backups and third stringers at multiple positions, they played much better than many expected. That’s a good sign for the coaching and the game plan as Carroll prepares to try and win a playoff game in January — something he’s done each time he’s led the Seahawks to the postseason.Carroll also broke a tie with Mike Holmgren for most postseason appearancesas the Seahawks head coach. Seattle went to the playoffs four times in the 23 years before Holmgren.