The fantasy football playoffs offered plenty of surprises. We saw Demarco Murray’s season end in the first quarter against the Giants when he fractured his ankle. The remarkably consistent Alex Smith could not muster a touchdown against the Cardinals.
Even Sebastian Janikowski caused a lot of fantasy football seasons to end when he failed to attempt a field goal for a second week in a row. Normally that would not be a big deal if not for the fact that he connected on six field goals the previous week against the Bears.
While there have been plenty of surprises deep in the season, some have led to fine opportunities for fantasy managers. Here’s a look at five players to target on this week’s waiver wire.