September 20, 2011

Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 3

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, BUF: Finally getting run as more than “that guy from Harvard.” B2B strong weeks & NE secondary on tap.

Cam Newton, QB, CAR: B2B 400+ and Jacksonville on the slate

Rex Grossman, QB, WAS: Showing no fear w/ ample weapons at his disposal

Matt Hasselbeck, QB, TEN: Kenny Britt & Nate Washington getting it done.

Mike Kafka, QB, PHI: 7-7 before drop & Hail Mary in place of Vick against the Falcons. Roll of the dice if Vick’s out for Week 3.

Ben Tate, RB, HOU: B2B 100-yard games & Foster likely shelved for a spell

Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, KC: Dual threat likely the lead in Charles’ absence. Jones will still be in the mix (worthy of a claim), but McCluster’s speed puts him in the lead.

Willis McGahee, RB, DEN: McGahee bull-rushed the Bengals and maintains at least half the load when Moreno returns

Tashard Choice, RB, DAL: Jones has shoulder injury, thereby putting second option in play. Finally his time! (until Murray takes No. 2 slot)

Roy Helu, RB, WAS: I still believe he’ll eventually be “The Guy.” Helu dual threat and nice handcuff to Hightower. Workload will increase.

Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA: Thomas’ fantasy value was DOA following a tepid preseason. He emerged from the ashes to post 100+ in Week 2.

Danarius Moore, WR, OAK: Put it up and let him make a play. We asked who’d step up among sea of injured WRs. Moore did for 146 on five catches.

Nate Burleson, WR, DET: Burleson wants to be “the black Wes Welker.” He was on my season “Ninja” list and has delivered in B2B weeks. He’s a must-add.

Devery Henderson, WR, NO: Put a forearm on him and see what happens. The Bears didn’t bother, and Henderson sprinted free to record a 79-yard TD. Still not convinced I don’t want Meachem long-term, but a nice Week 2 here.

Danario Alexander, WR, STL: The injury-ravaged Giants had no answer for Alexander downfield.

Jerome Simpson, WR, CIN: Huge target count & AJ Green now commanding extra coverage downfield. Lost Shipley to IR, so he’ll be on the mark for targets.

Deion Branch, WR, NE: Brady is rolling and spreading the ball around – everyone creeping toward DD looks.

Kevin Ogletree, WR, DAL: Austin & Bryant (and Romo … and Jones and … ) ailing, so Ogletree steps into starting gig.

Fred Davis, TE, WAS: He’s the #1 for Rex. Cooley knee still an issue, and Davis better in RZ