Malcolm Mitchell (WR NE 47%) This guy right here just might be Brady’s most dependable receiver at the moment. He has 4 TD’s in his last 4 games, and Brady has proven that he has the faith to throw to the rookie in any situation. With Mitchell continuing to emerge in a Gronk-less offense, he should get more and more looks every week. He should be looked at as a WR3 with high upside, but if he has another game with 75+ yards, and a td, he could easily become a WR2. This week I’d temper my expectations for Mitchell as the Patriots travel to Mile High to face the Broncos.
Bilal Powell (RB NYJ 47%) I know that the Jets suck something awful, but Powell showed last week that he can be explosive in any offense if he’s given the opportunity. He finished last week with 145 yards with 2 touchdowns. The report has been that Forte is week to week, but with the description of how his knee felt it would be shocking if he played next week. With Powell’s ability to catch and run, he will immediately be considered a RB2.
Kenneth Farrow (RB SD 4%) With sophomore sensation Melvin Gordon’s availability in doubt for next week, Farrow will be the one to carry the rock. That is, assuming Gordon doesn’t play (Which at the moment, it seems like Gordon won’t be available.) Farrow did a solid job in Gordon’s absence last week, and he has a solid matchup against the Raiders. For now, consider Farrow an RB3/4
Taylor Gabriel (WR ATL 48%) Gabriel has appeared as a waiver wire pick up in the past, and he still could be a big contributor to your team. With both Jones and Sanu not healthy, Gabriel helped pick up the slack as he finished last week with over 80 yards and a touchdown. Even if Julio is back next week, he won’t be firing on all cylinders. Look for another solid week from Gabriel against an atrocious 49ers defense.
Good luck in your playoffs!