Football season is rocking for me, I hope for you as well. The Jets and Giants both won defeating talented teams, the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots. My fantasy team had its best day of the season scoring 174 points, the highest in my league. I have waited all season for something to cheer about! Four weeks remain and I am in the middle of the pack ready to make the playoffs in sit and a solid team. Take notice that Friday, Nov 18. is rapidly approaching , the last day to make a trade in Yahoo leagues. Another reminder make sure your team is set by Thursday as this week starts Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network channel!
This week I will share with you part of the waiver wire article WAIVER WIRE
Hello, Helu! from CHRIS WESSELING of Rotoworld.com
After breaking the franchise record of 13 receptions shared by Hall of Famer Art Monk and Kelvin Bryant, Redskins rookie Roy Helu remains unowned. Shanahan’s latest backfield edict is that Ryan Torain will only see the field when Helu needs a breather. That’s subject to change with the whims of Shanny’s shenanigans, but Helu is ready to take the starting job and run with it. Even in a regressing offense, there’s plenty of fantasy upside the rest of the way — particularly in PPR formats.
For those owners who miss out on Helu, Cowboys receiver Laurent Robinson makes a fine consolation prize as a solid WR2/3 option over the next few weeks.
Quarterbacks Carson Palmer Sam Bradford Matt Cassel Christian PonderMatt Moore
Running Backs Roy Helu Donald Brown Chris Ivory Chris Ogbonnaya Marion Barber Joe McKnight
C.J. Spiller Toby Gerhart
Wide Receivers Laurent Robinson Jacoby Ford Denarius Moore Steve Breaston
Early Doucet Santana Moss Earl Bennett Austin Pettis Leonard Hankerson
Tight Ends Heath Miller Brent Celek Visanthe Shiancoe Jacob Tamme
Dolphins Eagles Jaguars
Carson Palmer, Raiders - It’s hardly a surprise that Palmer’s decision-making and accuracy have been issues as he shakes off the rust in his first two games of the season. There are plenty of reasons for optimism, though, after a 332-yard, three-touchdown performance in Week 9. Palmer’s arm looks stronger than the 2010 version, and the Raiders are getting explosive talents Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore involved just in time for a slate of plus matchups against the Chargers, Vikings, Bears, Dolphins and Packers. With offensive focal point Darren McFadden out again, Palmer may be asked to throw more again Thursday night.
Sam Bradford, Rams - I’m not going to hold last week’s performance versus Arizona against Bradford after he beat his recovery timetable on a high-ankle sprain. Bradford won’t be recommended against a strong Cleveland pass defense this week, but there are plus matchups against the Seahawks and Cardinals in Weeks 11 and 12. I still expect Bradford’s production to spike with Brandon Lloyd making plays down the field.
Matt Cassel, Chiefs - Cassel took a step back against the Dolphins, showing poor pocket presence while failing to lead a touchdown drive. Week 10 represents a fine bounce-back opportunity against a Broncos defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks — including 332 yards and three touchdowns to a rusty Carson Palmer last week.
Christian Ponder, Vikings - Ponder was a recommended add in 12- and 14-team leagues heading into the bye week. This is a reminder that he posted a more than respectable 22 fantasy points against the Packers in Week 7, and he gets a healthy Percy Harvin back for the rematch. Green Bay is surrendering the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks after a big game from Philip Rivers in Week 9.
Matt Moore, Dolphins - Moore was the one quarterback to top Aaron Rodgers’ 146.5 passer rating as fantasy’s No. 3 quarterback for Week 9. While Moore can’t be recommended as a weekly option in any format by two-quarterback leagues, it’s worth noting that he’s incrementally increased his fantasy output in each of the past five games.
Watch List: Vince Young, Matt Flynn, Shaun Hill, Rex Grossman
Roy Helu, Redskins - Coach Mike Shanahan named Helu the starter Sunday morning, and the rookie responded with 14 receptions and 146 total yards due in large part to John Beck’s checkdown tendencies. The newest Shanny backfield edict is that Ryan Torain will only play when Helu needs a breather. Helu played on 64-of-67 snaps against the 49ers, suggesting that he will join the ranks of the three-down backs going forward. Even in a subpar offense, there’s plenty of breakout potential here over the final two months.
Donald Brown, Colts - Coach Jim Caldwell confirmed that Delone Carter landed in fumble jail after coughing up his second carry against the Falcons. Playing as well as he has since entering the league as a busted first-round pick, Brown took over as the featured back in comeback mode. The workloads in this backfield are unpredictable due in large part to Joseph Addai’s (knee, hamstring) uncertain week-to-week status. Brown is worthy of a stash to see if the Colts can recoup some value on this investment down the stretch of a lost season, but he can’t be trusted as a weekly fantasy option just yet.
Chris Ivory, Saints - Mark Ingram’s injury replacement got the nod as the Week 9 starter, leading the backfield with 67 rushing yards and 15 carries. Ivory has no role in the passing game, so he’s not going to be ranked higher than Darren Sproles or Pierre Thomas even if Ingram misses another week. Between his talent and the Saints’ high-scoring offense, Ivory is worthy of a stash for as long as Ingram sits out.
Chris Ogbonnaya, Browns - Filling in as the starter last week, “Silent G” fumbled his first carry, failed to make tacklers miss and managed a paltry 2.2 yards on 13 carries. In other words, keep expectations low even though Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty have already been ruled out of an attractive matchup against the Rams. It’s quite possible that Thomas Clayton could end up with more touches than Ogbonnaya.
Marion Barber, Bears - Monday night’s game proved once again that Marion the Barbarian is entrenched as the Bears’ goal-line back. He’s now scored in four of the five games he’s been active this season, which certainly earns him a long look in touchdown-heavy leagues. Those in standard-scoring leagues should feel no obligation to add Barber.
Joe McKnight, Jets - The Jets coaching staff has promised increased offensive workloads for McKnight all season, and they finally followed through with a season-high nine carries against the Bills. McKnight isn’t going to hold fantasy value barring a Shonn Greene injury or extended slump, so he’s purely a deep-league pickup.
C.J. Spiller, Bills - Spiller is returning to the backfield now that Donald Jones is healthy. The 2010 first-rounder is not going to have value unless Fred Jackson goes down with an injury, but there’s breakout potential in that scenario.
Toby Gerhart, Vikings - Much like Ricky Williams and Kendall Hunter, Gerhart should be added as an obvious handcuff for a stud starter. Only four more teams have byes (in Week 11), so it’s time to add that injury insurance before another owners swoops in and starts stashing high-upside backups.
Watch List: Thomas Clayton, Kevin Smith, Jacquizz Rodgers, Taiwan Jones
As poorly as Ogbonnaya has played, Clayton is worth monitoring in case the Browns decide to increase his workload this week. … Smith is expected to play behind Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams. … Rodgers’ increased workload was due to the Falcons’ jumping out to a commanding lead. … Jones didn’t see enough touches in Week 9. Choice is expected to practice this week. Any Shanahan running back is worth monitoring, but he’s going to start out third on the depth chart. The real issue is that Choice is no longer a good player. … Woodhead’s snaps could go down again with Kevin Faulk due to return in Week 10.
Laurent Robinson, Cowboys - A fine fallback option for those owners losing out on Roy Helu, Robinson will step into the starting lineup once again for Miles Austin. Returning to his promising early-career form, the brittle but talented Robinson has cleared 100 yards in two of the past five games — the first two 100-yard performances of his career. Robinson clearly has the trust of his quarterback, and Romo showed a willingness to stand in the pocket and make throws down the field last week. Robinson has the look of an every-week starter for the next three weeks against the Bills, Redskins and Dolphins — all of which rank in the bottom half of the league against opposing wide receivers.
Jacoby Ford, Raiders - Coach Hue Jackson won’t explain why Ford and Denarius Moore displaced Darrius Heyward-Bey coming out of the bye week. I can only surmise that Carson Palmer had better immediate chemistry with Ford and Moore than he did with DHB. Ford started against the Broncos while racking up 105 yards and a touchdown on five catches in an ascending passing offense. With Darren McFadden expected to sit again in Week 10, Ford is back on the radar as a WR3 option Thursday night.
Denarius Moore, Raiders - The Oakland coaching staff ostensibly worked on getting the talented Moore and Jacoby Ford more involved in the offense during the bye week, the results were telling. Moore was all over the field with 12 targets and four punt returns against the Broncos. We can’t say with any degree of certainty how the receiving corps will shake out in Week 10, but Moore has plenty of upside if that Week 9 role carries over.
Steve Breaston, Chiefs - Dropped in quite a few leagues after Jonathan Baldwin’s Week 8 breakout, Breaston is now owned in less than 50 percent of CBSSports.com leagues. He’s coming off his best game of the year with a team-high 11 targets, seven receptions and 115 yards. While never a good bet to find the end zone, Breaston has 50 or more yards in six of his past seven games. Week 10 brings a plus matchup against a Denver secondary that has struggled against No. 2 receivers.
Early Doucet, Cardinals - Feasting off the single coverage provided by Larry Fitzgerald’s presence, Doucet continues to produce as an under-the-radar top-30 fantasy receiver. More consistent than expected, Doucet has topped 50 yards or found the end zone in 6-of-8 games this year. The upside is low, but Doucet is worth a look as a WR3 in PPR formats.
Santana Moss, Redskins - The Redskins’ No. 1 receiver is entering the third week of a 5-7 week recovery timetable on his broken left hand. With bye weeks winding down, he should be owned in more than 50 percent of CBSSports.com leagues. Stash him at the end of your roster if he was dumped.
Earl Bennett, Bears - After missing the majority of the first half with a chest injury, Bennett immediately returned as Jay Cutler’s security blanket and Chicago’s most effective receiver versus the Eagles. Even if he is as reliable as a Bears receiver gets at this point, just keep in mind that Bennett has never been much of a fantasy asset. I wouldn’t bother with him outside of PPR formats.
Austin Pettis, Rams - The Rams have now lost Danny Amendola and Greg Salas for the season, leaving Pettis as the default starter in the slot for Week 10 against the Browns. Mark Clayton (Achilles, knee) is expected to be activated from the PUP list this week, and he could end up battling for snaps inside as well. Pickup Pettis in PPR formats, but keep an eye on Clayton.
Leonard Hankerson, Redskins - We advised last week that Hankerson’s role was due to increase, and he ended up being named a starter by Sunday morning. Better yet, the third-round rookie led all Redskins receivers by playing in 63-of-64 offensive snaps. Don’t expect much in a declining offense, but Hankerson has talent worthy of a stash in deeper leagues.
Watch List: Mark Clayton, Danario Alexander, Vincent Brown, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Josh Cribbs, Chad Ochocinco, Taylor Price, Jerricho Cotchery, Damian Williams, Titus Young, Brandon LaFell
Heath Miller, Steelers - A fantasy afterthought as an extra blocker early in the season, Miller has regained relevance since Max Starks returned to solidify the offense line. Miller is fantasy’s No. 2 tight end over the past five weeks and the No. 3 tight end over the past three. A 73-yard performance against the shut-down Ravens defense bodes well for Miller’s production regardless of matchup going forward.
Brent Celek, Eagles - The good news is that Celek has drawn exactly nine targets in three consecutive games. The bad news is that the Eagles have been taking advantage of matchups against teams that don’t defend tight ends well. Though Celek has been a top-10 fantasy tight end over the past three weeks, the matchups aren’t nearly as friendly over the next month.
Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings - The Packers allow the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, and Shiancoe managed a 4/45/1 line against them three weeks ago on a season-high eight targets. He’s a borderline top-15 option for Week 10.
Jacob Tamme, Colts - A hot waiver pickup at mid-season last year, Tamme averaged nearly seven catches and 65 yards down the stretch with Peyton Manning. Dallas Clark, a superior player, was averaging just three catches and 32 yards with Curtis Painter this year. The math tells us Tamme won’t be good for more than 25-30 yards per week as long as Clark is out. Don’t waste a roster spot.
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