Are you in need of some assistance on who to pickup to help bolster your roster? Here are some players who we think can make a positive impact on your fantasy squad, who are still available in most leagues.

Must Haves

BenJarvus Green-Ellis (RB) - No real RB in New England.  Fred Taylor is nearing the end of his career and they got rid of Maroney.  Green-Ellis was impressive against the Bills rushing for 98 yards and a score on 16 carries.  He should be the primary back from here on out for the Patriots, and that should make him a must have on your fantasy team.  The Pats score points and Brady gets the ball down the field in a hurry, so that can mean some TDs in the redzone for Green-Ellis.
18 Carries for 76 Yards and a TD.

Solid Pickups

Lance Moore (WR) - Moore came out of nowhere against the Falcons, scoring 2 TDs on 149 yards receiving.  We know Brees likes to spread the ball around a lot in his offense, but it looks like Moore has played himself back into the Saints pass game.
5 Catches for 37 Yards and a TD.

Mark Sanchez (QB) - Who would of thought after last year that Mark Sanchez would be worth giving a shot at QB on your fantasy team.  After a tough first week against the Ravens, Sanchez has back to back 220+ yard games with 6 TDs. He has no turnovers so far this year, and will go up against the Bills who he shouldn't have any trouble handling.
14 of 24 for 161 Yards, 2 TDs 0 INTs

Louis Murphy (WR) - The Raiders offense has looked a lot better in 2010, with the help of McFadden getting it done on the ground.  Louis Murphy has 15 catches and is averaging 80 yards and a TD through the first 3 games.  He goes up against the worst pass defense this week against the Texans, and he should be able to get it done with Gradkowski throwing him the ball.
1 Catch for 5 Yards

Brandon Lloyd (WR) - Lloyd had a huge week against the Colts with 6 catches 169 yards and a TD.  Its not every week that Orton will throw the ball 50+ times, but he has trust in Lloyd which is good.  He could be a solid WR option if continues to show he can produce when the ball is thrown his way.
11 Catches for 115 Yards

Good For A Week
Kenneth Darby (RB) - Steven Jackson suffered an injured groin in the first half on Sunday that caused him to miss the rest of the game.  Darby filled in nicely for him, rushing for 49 yards and a TD on 14 rushes.  If you have Jackson or are weak at RB, Darby will be a nice pickup if Jackson is forced to miss some time.  The Rams have said its only a strained groin, not torn, but they are being extremely careful with it.
2 Carries for 1 Yards, 2 Catches for 19 Yards and a TD.

Willis McGahee (RB) - Ray Rice has a badly bruised knee that could force him to miss a few games here.  If that's the case McGahee will take over.  Nothing exciting about playing the Steelers, but if Rice misses more than a game McGahee can produce and score some points.
14 Carries for 39 Yards and a TD, 2 Catches for 2 Yards.


Players to Watch
Danny Woodhead RB - From CBS Sports
Believe it or not, but the third-year former undrafted player out of Chadron State even received praise from coach Bill Belichick. "Danny really did a good job," Belichick said. "He came in here and really started grinding through it on Monday and then Tuesday -- the off day -- and Wednesday. He had a pretty good week. We put him in practice on Friday and he was pretty good on all of his assignments and everything he had to do. We didn't ask him to do everything, but I think he's working pretty hard at it. He picked it up pretty quickly. He seems like a smart guy." If Fred Taylor (toe) is unable to play in Week 4 against the Dolphins, then that will leave Sammy Morris, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Woodhead in the backfield. Woodhead once again might be involved in the offensive game plan. RBs have 300 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Miami this season. Still, most of Woodhead's yards in Week 3 came on his touchdown, so unless he breaks a long gain, he might not have great numbers in Week 4. We say consider many other Fantasy alternatives before turning to Woodhead.
8 Carries for 36 Yards, 1 Catch for 11 Yards and a TD.


Kansas City Defense - The Chiefs are off to a 3-0 start, led by their defense that has only allowed 38 points, against the Chargers, 49ers and Browns.  They have racked up 7 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 INTs (1 for a TD).  If they can keep this up, you might want to pick them up and give them a shot.  As of right now they are playing like a defense worthy of starting each week.

20 comments so far,Add yours

  1. Having drafted the Dallas DEF, i'm in need of a bye week replacement for Week 4. It'll be Freddie Taylor who gets the drop to make way, so of these options on the FA list who do you plump for as a weekly replacement:

    Arizona (@SD)
    Carolina (@NO)
    Washington (@PHI)
    Detroit (@GB)
    St. Louis (SEA)

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  2. Yikes you're in trouble

    Those are the only defense available??

    You might be better of NOT playing a defense

    You almost certainly can not play Carolina, Washington or Detroit

    Seattle's offense has been suspect, but not sure the Rams can contain them.

    The Cardinals and Chargers should each put up numbers

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  3. Unfortunately that's all I have to work with...barring the likes of the Raiders or the Bills. I've looked into a trade with a guy holding the Titans and the Jets defenses, but he's adamant in getting Calvin Johnson to move the other way as part of the deal and i'm not having it for a second. It's just a shame that the Chiefs are on a bye week too, as they're also on the FA list...

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  4. Well I would pick between the Cardinals and the Rams..Just do lots of research before you make your move.

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  5. is it time to give up on Bret Celek???

    im in a PPR League

    Dustin keller
    Tony Moeaki
    Aaron Hernandez
    Olsen
    Shockey
    Carlson
    Miller

    are all available...

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  6. Wow why are all of those TE available? How many people in your league?

    I would pick up Keller as he and Sanchez really are in rythm

    Do not drop Celek though, there should be a better option to drop off your roster

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  7. Not just for a week but going forward BGreen-Ellis or Mike Tolbert ?

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  8. Green Ellis as Tolbert will give way to Ryan Matthews soon

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  9. Which 3 WR's SHould I start if ANdre Johnson will not be able to play?

    Malcolm Floyd
    Hines Ward
    Brandon Lloyd
    Wes Welker
    Roy Williams


    Thanks.

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  10. @ G - Gotta go with Welker, Floyd and Lloyd. Williams has a bye and I just dont like to start anyone against the Ravens defense, especially with Charlie Batch under center, despite what he did last week.

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  11. Ok, after a little negotiation, i've struck a deal with a guy who's really been hit hard by the bye week (5 players out!) to get one of his 2 defenses. He has the Eagles (WAS) and the Pats (@MIA). He's obviously more favourable to let the Pats go for the week...but do they earn enough points this week to make it worth my while?

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  12. I think you will be happier with the Pats defense over the Rams or Cardinals.

    What does the trade involve though

    Is it a safer long term bet to just pick up the Rams or Cards and only drop one player that you wont be sorry you lost?

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  13. Who do you like better for my flex spot? Mike Tolbert or Marques Colston?

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  14. I know Colston hasnt done anything yet but you gotta like his chances over Tolbert this week.

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  15. i would snatch Carlson up. I believe he's leading the team in receptions, yards, and targets

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  16. With Steven Jackson my (RB2)starter most likely being sidelined on Sunday Which one of my back ups should I start? Willis M, Ricky W, or Bernard S. Also, stuck trying to decide which WR I should START AS MY FLEX. WR1 is Steven S (Giants), WR2 is Louis M. My flex options are Mike Sims-Walker, Mike Wallace, and Mario Manningham. Who should I start? Your advice is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks Fellas!!

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  17. How does my lineup look for this week? Should I make any adjustments?
    Starters

    Mark Sanchez
    Chris Johnson
    Ronnie Brown
    Roddy White
    Jeremy Maclin
    Jermicheal Finley
    Marques Colston (flex)
    Cincy Defense
    And a kicker

    Bench:
    Schaub
    Lynch
    Tolbert everyone else is on a bye

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  18. @LILBOB -

    Start McGahee because Ray Rice will not have a full work load if he plays at all

    Give Mike Wallace the go against the Ravens, over MSW and Manningham. Manningham just suffered a concussion although he was cleared to play but you have Smith playing already. I hate David Garrard and although I like MSW I just see the Colts DE's getting so much pressure on Garrard.

    Any FAs?

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  19. @ Mr. Ed -

    Only real decision you have to make is Sanchez vs. Schaub

    I wouldnt fall in love with Sanchez just yet, but he is looking better and better after each week

    The Texans offense was held in check last week, but that is hard to do two weeks in a row. I am expecting big things from them this week.

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  20. hey guys. steven jackson or justin forsett? teams are going head to head. it's a ppr league. thanks!

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