Randall Cobb, Alshon Jeffery, Emmanuel Sanders. Shall I continue? Demarius Thomas, James Jones, A.J. Green. Those are just the wideouts on a bye this week. I'm sure you can figure out who else will be missing this week just by that list. Toughest week of the year and it's not even close, some fantasy teams are missing 4 or 5 guys this week. A rough go but if you're here, you're a waiver wire warrior and you're going to pull off a win because of it.
I'm doing it. Cassel is going to be worth the play this week. With a solid offensive line and three backs that are more than capable, Cassel has a good chance to have an above average game this week. Thrown into the divisional match against the New York Giants who have a banged up secondary could pose well for the 12 year vet. Terrence Williams will be happy and believe me or not but the backs in Dallas will prosper greatly from a halfway decent quarterback. On a week where you might be starting Landry Jones, be smart and go with the proven vet.
I know you already quit on him and I can't say that I blame you. After his week two coming out party I'm sure you sat on him, maybe even started him for a week or two. To your frustration, he couldn't follow up that week two performance with anything solid and floated his way onto your bench. Once he sat out last week's contest I'm sure he was flying off your bench and onto the waiver wire. Well go back and get him because this is his week. Going up against a horrendous run defense in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and with his teams third down back banged up, Jones looks to get a ton of touches this week. With talent like Matt Jones all he needs is opportunity.
Fourteen targets over the last two weeks. In both of those games combined he finished with 11 grabs for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Who else on you waiver wire has done that the last two weeks. Also, do you think the Lions will have to chuck the ball every game? Exactly - your welcome.
Whoever Starts for Washington
I know, weird way to put it but that's what it is. Due to injury at the position it's been a revolving door situation and you're not sure who is starting week to week. Whoever it is they are guaranteed to dominate the targets from quarterback Kirk Cousins. Don't believe me? Well, if both Jordan Reed and Derek Carrier were one guy he would be a top 10 tight end, with 34 catches 264 yards and two touchdowns on the year. Yupp, I do my own math. No statisticians or anything like that, eat it Matthew Berry.
I'm either really low on the New York Giants or really high on the Washington Redskins. Which is news to me because this is the third Washington in here and I just realized it. Anyway, because of bye weeks and injuries the Redskins defense is readily available in a ton of leagues and is the best team against the run in the NFL and third in turnovers. They may allow a lot of points but they create a ton of turnovers and they have a good return game as well. Worth the risk on a week like this with so many good defense's on a bye.
For the record I really am not a Washington fan.