Week One is in the books and you need some help. Here are a few guys who will help you fill the whole in your team, but only love will help you fill the whole in your heart…just saying
Kevin Ogletree, WR, Dallas Cowboys – Ogletree came out of nowhere last week and surprised everyone especially me with an enormous game. I am sure he is not going to go for 100+ yds and 2 touchdowns every week, but with the Uber-talented Dez Bryant and the resurgent Miles Austin taking defenses away from him Ogletree is in a great position to put up numbers all season.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins – We have been saying since the preseason that if any Washington wide out will have any production this year, it will be Garcon. The question was, will RG3 be able to deliver the ball to anyone consistently (that looks cleared up)
CJ Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills – Fred Jackson is the best running back in Buffalo, but he will not be on the field for over a month. That leaves CJ Spiller as the man once again. Buffalo is not nearly as bad as they appeared this weekend and as bad as they looked, Spiller looked great. He should be owned in all leagues.
Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins – The Shanahan RB carousel has stopped at Alfred Morris…..for now. Grab him if he is available but expect to be angry all year.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens – Flacco has been on my top targets list every week for 2 years! The guy is good , has been good. Make no mistake, Flacco is no Drew Brees but if you need a great mid tier quarterback, who will get you the 17 points a game you need from a fantasy quarterback to win a championship, he is your guy.
Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins – Yes, yes, yes the third redskin this week. Yes, anyone can pick guys from a team that put up 40 points and tell you to pick them up but hear me out. RGIII looked good through the air, good on the ground and he has the Shanahan system to take some pressure off him. To top it off, he faces a juicy schedule over the next few weeks,St. Louis,Cincinnati,TampaBay….very nice. Plus I got burned last year not picking Cam Newton early.
Not So Obvious
Kevin Smith, RB, Detroit Lions – 91 all purpose yards and 2 touchdowns? The only reason Kevin Smith is not a head smacker is because he put it up against the Rams and the Lions will be facing some real defenses as the season goes on.
Randy Moss, WR, San Francisco 49ers – Randy Moss is not really Randy Moss but he is still Randy Moss. Big Target, great hands, not really the vertical threat he once was but he will score this season.
Danny Amendola, WR,St.Louis Rams – The Rams offense looked terrible last weekend but in their defense, the Lions have a REALLY good defense. Amendola is a quality receiver and one of the very few offensive threats the Rams have. If you need bye week help, he is it.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Denver Broncos –Moreno has been an unmitigated disaster as a fantasy RB since he entered the league. This year, he is finally not the starter…PHEW! But he is the back up of Willis McGahee who is 200 years old and bound to get hurt.
Ronnie Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers – I have Ryan Mathews on 2 teams so I want so badly for him to get healthy…but he is Ryan Mathews and Ryan Mathews has never been healthy. If he misses any substantial time, Brown might have some value.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears – Jeffery is a tall burner out of South Carolina who is going to be reaping the benefit of Brandon Marshall’s double teams. Don’t be surprised if he surprises everyone but you.