Week 15 fantasy pickups include Toby Gerhart, Jordan Todman, Da’Rick Rogers

dennis-pitta-ravensFor those of you who have made it to this point, congratulations. By now almost all fantasy football leagues have begun their playoffs. If you’re still in the hunt, you still need to be working the waiver wire. There were a ton of injuries across the NFL last weekend, but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. We’re here to help. Here are your Week 15 fantasy pickups.

Toby Gerhart, RB, Vikings: Adrian Peterson received good news this week in that he reportedly avoided any fractures or structural damage with his foot injury. However, he has been wearing a walking boot. The Vikings are 3-9-1 and out of the playoff hunt. They’re not going to risk Peterson suffering a serious injury, so he’s questionable at best for this weekend’s game against the Eagles. Gerhart would handle the bulk of the carries in AP’s absence and could make for a solid spot start.

Jordan Todman, RB, Jaguars: Maurice Jones-Drew suffered a hamstring injury last Thursday night against the Texans. While he says the injury is nothing serious, hamstring tweaks can be problematic for running backs. Todman carried the ball seven times for just 14 yards when MJD went down against Houston, but he could be in for more work against Buffalo’s 26th-ranked rush defense this weekend. It’s a tasty matchup and Todman would make for an intriguing start if Jones-Drew is unable to go.

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Jordan Todman a fantasy possibility after MJD injury

Jordan TodmanJordan Todman could be a fantasy possibility for Week 15 depending on the status of Maurice Jones-Drew.

MJD was having his best game of the season on Thursday night before exiting the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 27-20 win over the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury. Todman came in and replaced him before briefly leaving with a cramp and then returning.

Todman finished with 14 yards on 7 carries. MJD had 103 yards on 14 carries before his injury. The 100-yard game was his first of the season.

Though the Jacksonville Jaguars don’t have the greatest offensive line or team, they have shown signs of improvement during their three-game winning streak. Todman won’t put you over the top if you’re still involved in fantasy football — playoffs or otherwise — but he will probably be worth an add if Jones-Drew is out for Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills.