By Eric Schmidt

The finish of 2012 NFL regular season is rapidly approaching and that means most all fantasy football leagues are heading into the stretch run of their seasons as well as championship games are looming in coming weeks. If you are in the playoff hunt, you might have to hit the waiver wire in order to fill a need created due to injury. Fantasy football waiver wires are becoming very trimmed down but depending on your league, there might still be one player that could help you this week.

Running Backs-

Philadelphia Eagles RB Bryce Brown- Brown has been one bright spot for the otherwise pathetic Eagles season. Brown has filled in well for RB LeSean McCoy who hasn’t been cleared to return to the field after suffering a concussion three weeks ago. Brown has rushed for an impressive 347 yards and four scores in the last two weeks but has struggled with costly fumbles. Brown will face the top ranked Tampa Bay Buccaneers run defense this week on the road. Currently only owned in 68% of ESPN leagues.

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Montell Owens- The Jaguars have been decimated at the running back position this season. Maurice Jones-Drew is still questionable to return. Rashad Jennings is suffering from a concussion while Jalen Parmalee is struggling with a groin injury. Owens is owned in 0% of ESPN leagues and should only be added if you are desperate at the running back position.

Wide Receivers-

Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon- Garcon is showing why I had him listed as one of my fantasy sleepers this season prior to his foot injury. Garcon is finally healthy and has 12 receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns. He is currently owned in 81% of the ESPN leagues and should be added if he’s available.

Green Bay Packers WR James Jones- It’s looking as if Jordy Nelson will miss week 14 for the Green Bay Packers. If Nelson is unable to go, look for Jones’ role to increase this week. Currently owned in 83% of leagues.

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts- Shorts has quietly totaled four scores in the last four weeks while logging 20 receptions for 368 yards. Shorts is only owned in 73% of ESPN leagues.

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