Fantasy Football: Week 12 Pickups
The Waiver Wire is very thin this time of year, with very few new or exciting names emerging. What is more important now is the matchup, you will be looking for guys that you can plug in this week, next, or during the championship run.
Rusty Smith: He was not impressive but nevertheless the starter going forward for the foreseeable future. He faces terrible Houston pass defense but after 4 of his first 7 passes were almost intercepted you have to ask yourself, do you feel lucky?
Maurice Morris: a favorite under the radar player of my mine, because MoMorris does things right. He can catch, he hits the hole, jsut doesn’t do flashy (especially when he was was in Cincy). Jahvid Best has been bother by turf toe issues for a long time and it seems inevitable that he won’t finish the season. Kevin Smith is already on IR, leaving Morris chance to steal the hearts of fantasy owners at the end of the season.
Keiland Williams: Williams is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and does a good job o blitz pickup so when Torain return you should still expect Williams to have a role.
Blair White: The rookie was impressive again, scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. With Collie out, the Colts have used him similarly in the slot. Must add player if available.
Ben Obomanu: He took the starting job from Deon Butler and responded by making plays on Sunday. He finished with five catches for 87 yards and a touchdown. Mike Williams is banged up which can only help his stock.
Arrelious Benn: Getting more looks each week, especially in red zone.
Brandon Gibson: Has emerged has the team’s top outside threat and second best Rams WR to own behind PPR pimp Danny Amendola. Rams have three straight road games coming up but the second game at Arizona presents a good matchup for Gibson.
Mike Hoomanawanui: Bradford loves to feed the ball to his TE and has started to find “Illinois Mike”. TE is deep this year but don’t be surprised to see a late season surge from this guy or a couple good games.
Derek Hagan: Reemerged to grab 3 catches for 10 yards and a touchdown. With Nicks out for 3 weeks and Steve Smith out another month look for him to get more snaps and targets. Pretty deep leagues only.
Kevin Boss: Should be given more targets since Nicks and Smith will be out the next few weeks. Eli trusts his big TE and he has been a fantasy football producer in the past when needed.
Jimmy Graham: The former basketball player from The U is a physical specimen and has put up back to back solid fantasy performances in the last two games with Shockey being injured. Brees has shown the confidence to throw to him and if Shockey remains out don’t be afraid to go with the high risk, high reward rookie.
Joel Dressen: Over 100 and a score last week, 67 yards three weeks ago & now he gets the Titans, who have given up over 100 yards and a touchdown to opposing TEs each of the past two weeks.
Browns D/ST= @ home vs. Carolina
Past Pickups, Possibly Available
- Matt Cassel: Continues to improve as the season goes on.
- Mike Goodson: While this guy was a pickup two weeks ago, he has shown a lot in those fourteen days. Goodson has showed not only speed and elusiveness but also size which could cement his future in the league. Should be in a split when/if Stewart comes back
- Chris Ivory: Leading all rookies in rushing.
- Nate Washington: As a said a few weeks ago, the Titans WR you want to own.
- Nate Burleson: At least seven receptions in three of his last four games, a touchdown in four his past six
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