Hello Fantasy Football Fans! Welcome to back to our weekly waiver wire list pickups, this is the last week of bye's so start taking a look for your backups for playoffs that start in 3 weeks, especially if you have a weak defense or in need of handcuffs for your top RB's.
[Note by Ryan Van Bibber, 11/16/11 11:27 AM EST ] This is all Mike D, I'm posting while he's on a plane this morning.
Let's get to this week's list:
Average Size Leagues
- Chris Ogbonnaya: He is still the stating running back for the Cleveland Browns. He is a good receiver so should fill up the box score yardage wise.
- Lance Ball: He handled the 30 carries pretty well and with Willis McGahee still banged up and Moreno out for the year this is a good stash.
- Denarious Moore: He looks to be the favorite target of Carson Palmer with 19 targets the past 2 weeks.
- Vince Young: Michael Vick has broken ribs, and if this season stays lost, he may just sit out. Young has proven he can be more than serviceable.
- Tyler Palko: Meet the new starting QB for KC. He has a nice matchup against the Pats this week.
- Matt Leinart: Meet the new starting QB for the Texans. I have a hunch he plays well as he has done in the past with talent. With Andre Johnson coming back after this week's bye, he also has a nice playoff schedule.
- Deion Branch: After a few quiet weeks, he came up big, and the Pats have a great schedule for their passing offense the rest of the way.
- Eric Decker: He is the only WR Tim Tebow throws to on the Broncos.
- Kendell Hunter: Frank Gore may not play, and he has shown he can carry the load in a run-heavy 49ers offense.
- Tarvaris Jackson: He is not playing bad, and he gets the friendly Rams defense who gave Colt McCoy one of his biggest passing performances of the season last week.
- Donald Brown: With the Colts always falling behind, he gets all the reps as the pass catching back.
- Jerricho Cotchery: He has settled in as the WR3 and is on a bye. In a large league in a passing heavy team, should be worth a look.
- Denard Walker: The 2nd TE on the 49ers gets a few balls his way and should sneak a TD here and there.
- Dennis Pitta: Another 2nd TE that is starting to break out.
- Joe McKnight: LT is now out and he may finally get a chance to show that he is the best RB that the Jets have on the roster.
- Kevin Smith: With Javid Best maybe out for the year and no other RB's stepping up, he could get a chance in your fantasy playoffs.
Next week we will cover some defenses for the 1st time all year to get ready for your playoff run.
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Good Luck this week!