NFL Power Rankings: Week 8
Fantasy Football Wavier Wire: Week 9
Total Pro Sports – The Fantasy Football Wavier Wire can be a tricky thing. On one hand you can find a gem like Donnie Avery, 6 receptions, 163 yards and a touchdown. On the other hand Josh Morgan can get you a grand total of zero points. If you were on the Avery bandwagon, enjoy the waiver wire gold. If you jumped on Morgan’s bandwagon, don’t be discouraged. A waiver wire find can be the difference between first or second place.
Lets take a look at this weeks Fantasy Football Wavier Wire.
WR – Ted Ginn Jr, MIA – Two weeks ago he had one catch for a one yard loss. Last week Ginn had 7 receptions for 175 yards. It looks like he’s clicking with Chad Pennington and he’ll have a nice match up against the Broncos this week.
WR – Mike Walker, JAC – With Matt Jones on suspension, Walker might be the biggest beneficiary. In week 5, before being sidelined with an injury, Walker put up six receptions for 106 yards against a stingy Steelers defense. Expect numbers around four receptions and 70 yards from second year receiver.
WR – Brandon Lloyd, CHI – He’s another receiver coming off of an injury. Lucky for him he gets to play the hopeless Detroit Lions. Look for a solid day from Lloyd. Six receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown wouldn’t be out of the question.
QB – Shaun Hill, SF – Who’s is he you ask? He looks like he might be the new quarterback of the San Fransisco 49ers. After J.T. O’Sullivan was benched during last week’s loss to the pathectic Seahawks, new head coach Mike Singletary opted for the long-time backup. Posting a respectable 173 yards and a touchdown, Hill is worth a look in Mike Martz’s offense. He is on bye this week but his upcoming schedule is favorable with Arizona and St. Louis on deck.
RB – Ryan Torain, DEN – Life has two certainties, death and taxes. So does fantasy football. One that a Denver running back will break out. Two that running back will be someone that you might have never heard of (Mike Bell). My bet is on Torain. While Michael Pittman has run the ball nicely for the Broncos, Torain looks like he‘ll make an immediate impact.
RB – Kevin Faulk, NWE - As much as I hate to admit it the Patriots are amazing. Without Tom Brady and on their third string running back, they are 5-2. With injuries to Laurence Maroney and Sammy Morris, the Patriots turned to Kevin Faulk. His response: 107 total yards, four catches, and a touchdown. He should get the rock plenty verse the Colts this Sunday night.
K – John Carney, NYG – I laugh at anyone who takes a kicker before the last round in fantasy drafts. Actually I usually don’t take a kicker. They are too hard to predict and too much alike. I usually just trade them in on a weekly basis. This week I’ll take a shot on Carney. He was 4-4 last week and faces a less than stellar Dallas defense.
DEF – Carolina Panthers – They won’t be much help this week, since they are one a bye, but in the two weeks following they face the Raiders and Lions. Dan Orlovsky and JaMarcus Russel should be plenty generous to Panther D. If you do need a defense, the Cardinals would be a decent fill in this week against St. Louis.
Be sure to check back next week with for week 10 Fantasy Football Wavier Wire.