Pickups - After Week 14
Posted by d-Rx on 12/12/11
Pickups - After Week 14
Jake Locker - The Titans have no need to get Hasselbeck back out on the field in a hurry. Not only is Locker already more of a threat than Hasselbeck ever was, but Matt was merely adequate at best before the injury, so what would be the point?
Kyle Orton - Tyler Palko WILL be benched, so assuming his finger is healed, Orton will get to face three bottom-5 defenses over the next three weeks (Wk 15 - vs. GB; Wk 16 - vs. Oak; Wk 17 - @ Den)
T.J. Yates - The guy looked pretty darn good putting up 300 yards and two touchdowns against a solid Bengals defense, and that was without Andre Johnson in the lineup. With Carolina and Indianapolis up in Weeks 15 and 16, you might want to take a look.
Charlie Batch, John Skelton and Joe Webb
Felix Jones - With rookie sensation DeMarco Murray done for the season (fractured right foot), Felix will take over as the main RB for the Cowboys and will face three of the league's ten worst defenses against the run the rest of the way (TB, Phi and NYG)
Ryan Grant - Grant showed some of his former skills against the Raiders in Week 14 rushing for 85 yards and two touchdowns on just ten carries. With James Starks (ankle) and now Brandon Saine (concussion) sidelined, Grant could be worth a flier at this point in the fantasy season.
Kahlil Bell, Chris Ivory, John Kuhn and Keiland Williams
Jabar Gaffney - Gaffney has worked well with Rex Grossman the entire year now and caught six balls on eight targets for 92 yards and a TD this past Sunday. The Redskins have a couple of lower-tier pass defenses coming up in Weeks 15 and 16 (Giants and Vikings), so Gaffney could make for a decent WR3 or flex if needed.
James Jones - It turns out Greg Jennings merely sprained his knee on Sunday, but it's an injury that should keep him out for at least a couple of weeks and likely the rest of the season. If so, Jones should be swiped up immediately as he will certainly be the Packers WR most directly in line for Jennings' prior production.
Demaryius Thomas - Thomas had yet another big game this last weekend catching seven balls on 13 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown. With Tim Tebow clearly becoming a much more comfortable passer of late, a bag of skepticism can be turned in for a bowl of confidence concerning Thomas' fantasy possibilities on a weekly basis. With New England and Buffalo up next for the Broncos, this is definitely a waiver wire add you don't want to miss out on.
Randall Cobb, Donald Driver, Kevin Walter, Kyle Williams
Anthony Fasano - Fasano has seen a combined 14 targets over the last two weeks, catching seven of them for 122 yards. Normally I would have a tough time recommending him, but with Miami playing a Bills team in Week 15 that has allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this season, you might want to grab him if he's available.
Evan Moore - Ben Watson will likely be sidelined next weekend dealing with yet another concussion. Moore is a big-time red-zone threat standing almost 6'7", so you might want to consider him if your luck at tight end has waned.
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