Terrance Williams had a huge game yesterday playing with Tony Romo, with Miles Austin on the sidelines with an injury. I would buy Williams now. I have been pretty lukewarm the last few weeks on pickups, with only matchup and immediate injury opportunities as options. We have seen though, that Miles Austin went from unknown to a fantasy star mid-season four years ago. We saw Laurent Robinson had a huge touchdown year with Romo. Austin is no guarantee to regain his role when he returns, and Williams is an immediate start this week against Washington. If you lost Julio Jones (or anyone else), I would be bidding on Williams. He’s currently owned in only 23% of leagues and is likely available.
Nick Foles moves into the lineup with Michael Vick’s injury. Vick was in the top 10 in fantasy points, and Foles threw three touchdowns off the bench. If you are bemoaning having Matt Ryan, Foles is a good short term option while you look for something else.
Joe Flacco again has a good matchup, though he threw no touchdowns last week. If he is available (borderline in many leagues) he would be my matchup start.
With David Wilson’s injury, the Giants re-signed Da’Rel Scott. Honestly, just an opportunity play, because they thought so much of him they released him a few weeks ago.
Donald Brown scored a touchdown, and with the Ahmad Bradshaw news, and the Colts looking like a team that will play with the lead, Brown is a flex play with the right matchup going forward.
Marcel Reece is the next man up in Oakland. Rashad Jennings got hurt, McFadden will again be on the injury report, and Reece is a flex option as a receiving running back against the Chiefs.
Zac Stacy started and split carries in St. Louis last week, and outperformed Daryl Richardson. He also got hurt but should be back this week. The situation is muddled, so he is another “take a chance for cheap” guy to see if he increases his role to something usable.
Obviously, Harry Douglas should see an increased role, enough to make him a WR3 in a deep league now. Austin Pettis continues to get targets in St. Louis and scored twice. Keenan Allen has been greatly improved in the last two weeks in San Diego.
Owen Daniels is out, so Garrett Graham is the next man up. He should be playable in fantasy because he has been already involved in the red zone, and Houston likes to target the tight end.
It’s kind of unheard of, but you may actually consider the Saints against the Patriots struggling offense. If I am looking to exploit an inexperienced quarterback, then the gamble is that the Eagles defense will make some plays against Mike Glennon and Tampa Bay.
1. Terrance Williams
2. Harry Douglas
3. Zac Stacy
4. Nick Foles
5. Austin Pettis
6. Da’Rel Scott
7. Keenan Allen
8. Garrett Graham
9. Marcel Reece
8. Ben Roethlisberger