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.
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: