Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fantasy Football: Pick Up or Dump

The Counselor is IN:

Pick Up or Dump is a section about what players you should pick up on the waiver wire this and those players you should drop from your roster.

Pick Up

1)  RB Arian Foster - Texans

Huge Up Side for all season and in keeper leagues 

Foster is already owned in many leagues.  ESPN is showing him available in 15 % of leagues and Yahoo shows him available in 29 % of their leagues.  If he is available in your league, pick him up quick.  He will not be available for long after last weekend's performance.  He will not rush for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns every week but he should be a solid #2 RB for you. 

2) RB Brandon Jackson - Packers

Huge Up Side for all season and for keeper leagues

Running back Ryan Grant was placed on the Injured Reserve with a torn ligament in his right ankle.  This has promoted Jackson to the starter.  Grant has 1253 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns last season.  Jackson was drafted 4 years ago to be the starter until Grant beat him out for the starting gig.  Look for Jackson to attempt to prove he should be the starter. 

3) QB Michael Vick- Eagles

Some Up side and potential

Michael Vick had a great week one coming in for QB Kevin Kolb who had a concussion.  It is unlikely that Kolb will have recovered enough to play this next weekend.  If Vick continues to play well, he could start a QB Controversy in Philly.  Kolb was not having a good game when he got his concussion. 

4) WR Dexter McCluster - Chiefs

Long term Up Side and Potential especially in a keeper league

McCluster had a huge weekend as a return specialist.  He has a lot of potential as a wide receiver in an improving Chief's offense.

5)  WR Mike Williams - Bucs

Major Upside and Potential especially in a keeper league

Rookie receiver Mike Williams is the number one receiver already in Tampa.  He has a ton of potential.  He had 5 catches and a touchdown in weekend. 


1)  WR Anthony Gonzalez - Colts

Gonzalez was the up and coming Wide Receiver for the Colts at the beginning of last season.  He went down with an injury and has lost his place.  He is injured again with an ankle injury.  Many believed he would be back to that same level but he is clearly behind Collie and Garcon. 

2)  WR Patrick Crayton - Chargers

Crayton was traded to the Chargers.  Many thought he would step into a starting role since Jackson is still holding out.  It is clear after this last weekend that Crayton is no better off with the Chargers than he was with the Cowboys.

3)  WR Chaz Schilens - Raiders

Chaz was the top receiver on the Raiders coming into season.  He had a decent season last year and was expected to progress with a new QB.  With his injury, his potential for a big season is dropping fast.  I suggest dropping his a quick.

The Counselor is OUT:

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Week 1 Fantasy Football Injuries- Thursday Edition

Here are the Thursday edition of Week 1 fantasy injuries and my commentary. I am posting a Thursday's edition and the regular Weekend edition. The Thursday Edition will list injuries for the Thursday's games only.

QB Brett Favre is probable with a sprained ankle. Favre will continue his record of most starts and will play on Thursday night's opening of the NFL season.  I look for a shootout from two of the best QBs in the league.

WR Sidney Rice is out indefinitely with a hip injury.  He is expected to miss about half the season. 

WR Marques Colston is probable with a
bruised kidney.  He suffered the bruise in the final preseason game but will start.  The kidney should not affect his fantasy value. 

The Counselor is OUT: