Work is a weekly
updated list of the top players found on the waiver wire that could
improve your roster, along with a suggestion of which players
may be holding you back. We assume standard scoring and a
size of 12.
Smith's first game in the NFL, check that, first quarter in the NFL,
was spectacular. He caught 3 passes for 133 yards and 3
touchdowns (5 for 152 total yards). He was drafted in the
round of the 2011 draft with the intention of stretching the field for
the Ravens, and that he did on Sunday. The only fantasy
downside is that Torrey was spot starting for the injured Lee Evans
(day-to-day w/ ankle) who will more than likely be back before
Smith will have another chance to excel (Week 4 - Jets and
- bye). Either way it's safe to assume that the rookie has earned an
increased roll in the offense at Lee Evan's expense and that there is
no pressing need for the veteran to hurry back. There
is quasi-DeSean Jackson and Robert Meachem upside here.
Nate Washington - WR - Tennessee
wideout Kenny Britt on the sideline for the rest of the 2011 season
(torn ACL), two-time Super Bowl champ Nate Washington inherits the #1
receiver role in Music City. Although Nate won't have the benefit of
running routes opposite Britt, he is their #1 aerial target and will
garner plenty of looks (8 passes for 92 Yds and a TD in Week 3).
He is owned in less than 60% of Y! leagues, so take a look a
Scott - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
the ruling on the appeal of Cedric Benson's 3-week suspension expected
either today or sometime early next week, Bengals running back Bernard
Scott is a must-add. Whatever the case may be, stay ahead of your
competition and add him now. Even if Benson's appeal is granted, it
will only be reduced, not eliminated and Cincy's upcoming schedule is
Cook - TE - Tennessee Titans
Cook was a popular training camp 'sleeper' pick in many eyes, but has
so far been unimpressive (5-Rec for 56 yards). Frustrated
surely cut their losses and moved on, leaving Cook dangling on most
waiver wires - until now. Monday afternoon Titans head coach
Munchak said that the team intends to use the big tight end
in 3-receiver sets now that Kenny Britt is unavailable.
Jared could potentially be the #2 target for QB Matt
and his go-to guy in the red zone.
Bay Buccaneeers - DST
have the atrocious "Manningless" offense of the Colts lined up for Week
4. Enough said!
4 - Who to Drop?
Kenny Britt - WR - Tennessee
was having the career year that many, including us, predicted he would
have. In the first two weeks of the season he hauled in 14 balls for
271 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was veteran quarterback Matt
Hasselbeck's new BFF. Now, it's over. Right before half-time
the Titans Week 3 game against the Broncos, Britt was carted off the
field with a knee injury, which MRI's later revealed to be both a torn
ACL and MCL. Obviously he is done for the year and only time
tell if he will ever regain the dominance he showed us early this
Reggie Bush - RB - Miami Dolphins
Reggie's Week 1 semi-breakout game against New England (9-Rec, 94 APY
and a TD), the Dolphins have resorted back to what New Orleans had done
the previous years - under utilizing the talents of Reggie Bush. Daniel
Thomas has stuck his foot in the door as the lead rusher in Miami and
Bush's role has been deminished soley to a change-of-pace back.
No 3rd down role, no goal line work and no duties lining up
receiver. Don't let the depth charts fool you, Daniel Thomas is Tony
Sparano's man. The only hope Bush has now is that the Fish go 0-4 and
the head coach gets the boot. Make room on your squad for Bernard Scott
or Montario Hardesty.
Fred Davis - TE - Washington
was definitely looking like Fred Davis was the TE to own in
Washington (11-Rec for 191 yards and a TD through 2 weeks). He was
getting all the looks that were once reserved for veteran Chris Cooley.
Then on Monday Night Football Davis was barely targeted, while Cooley
brought in 4 balls for 41 yards.
We may be able to chalk this discrepancy up to the superior
Cowboys defense, but in the end the message is clear. With the
exception of the New England Patriots, there are no 2-tight ends on one
team worth owning. Splitting hairs between 7 or 8 looks a
not a winning strategy. Unless of course you play in a 20 team league,
and then, by all means.
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