NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 16: Antonio Callaway #11 of the Cleveland Browns reacts to a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints  at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 16, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

7 Free Agent Pickups That Could Help Win Your Fantasy Football Championship

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The fantasy football season is coming down to the wire and, with Week 13 being the final week before the playoffs in most leagues, there's no better time than now to make a few last-minute pickups to solidify your roster. This is the time of the year where one mistake or one bad week from a star player can cost you a season's worth of hard work.


There are still plenty of valuable players in free agency that you can pick up to set yourself up for a championship run. Here are seven players to add before the playoffs kick off who can help you win a fantasy football championship.

7. Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens

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Kenneth Dixon is a real sleeper here, and shouldn't be relied on as a top running back, but he's ready to come off of IR and has shown flashes over the past two years. The Ravens have already shown they'll play the next man up in their backfield, and with Alex Collins and Gus Edwards both banged up, Dixon might get a shot moving forward. Might as well stash Dixon and see if it pays off in the fantasy playoffs.

6. Chris Conley, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

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This is a bet on the Kansas City offense more than anything else. We're at the point where pretty much every single piece of KC's offense has been picked up except for Chris Conley. Aside from a two-touchdown game against the Rams, he's been fairly quiet this year. But it's playoff time and sometimes you have to get lucky. The Chiefs are going to put up points, so you just have to hope Conley gets a piece of the pie.

5. Dante Pettis, WR, San Fransisco 49ers

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After a big Week 1, Dante Pettis was basically non-existent until last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With injuries piling up for the 49ers, Pettis will see lots of targets moving forward. You're relying on QB Nick Mullens to get him the ball, but there are certainly worse options to go with at wide receiver. He's a WR3 with upside for the fantasy playoffs and has the shot of putting up some big games Weeks 14-16.

4. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens

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Despite how much both of Baltimore's quarterbacks like throwing to their tight ends, the Ravens have used so many players at that position this season that it's made it nearly impossible to rely on one. However, Mark Andrews has distanced himself the past few weeks and currently sits as a Top 20 TE. He's not Zach Ertz, but he does have the occasional 75-yard  game in him. If you need a tight end, Andrews could be your guy.

3. Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Rams

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Speaking of tight ends, Gerald Everett is the starting tight end for the Rams and yet he's gotten very little love this season. That's mostly because he's only come on over the past few weeks. But getting eight points from your tight end could be the difference in a playoff matchup, and Everett can provide that.

2. Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills

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It seems weird to pick up any Bills player this season, but Robert Foster just might be the guy to drop 20 points and flip an entire fantasy matchup. He's a deep-threat wideout and Josh Allen loves throwing the ball deep. Foster's entire value relies on beating the defense over the top, but if he does, you could see a huge day from your FLEX play. 

1. Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns

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Antonio Callaway has been hit-or-miss this season as many deep-threat wideouts are, but with Baker Mayfield matching Drew Brees over the past few weeks, he's the kind of boom-or-bust player that can win you a week and/or a title. With games against the Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals coming up, teams that allow big points to the WR position, Callaway will have a chance to put up numbers and help your team win. 

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