Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pickups for Week 5

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:
Santonio Holmes (WR) - Will see his first snaps of the season in week 5 and with the Jets Offense rolling the way it is, expect him to put up some numbers.  If not right away, he will have over 10 games to prove worthy of picking scooped of waivers if available in your league.  If he is there, and it seems like most people are in need of WR help, this guy can help!
3 Catches for 41 Yards

Solid Pickups

Tony Moeaki (TE) - Moeaki has become Matt Cassels comfort receiver so far this year.  He has 2 TDs through the first 3 games, and is a solid option to use at your TE position.
4 Catches for 50 Yards.

Ryan Torain (RB) - Torain has been impressive splitting time with Clinton Portis the past 2 weeks, rushing for 116 yards on 25 carries and a TD.  Portis said he doesn't believe he will be able to play against the Packers Sunday which mean Torain will get the start and see a lot of work.  He's worth a start this week.
UPDATE: Portis will miss 4-6 weeks!
16 Carries for 40 Yards, 4 Catches for 27 Yards. 

TJ Houshmandzadeh (WR) - He was drafted by many before the season started and then dropped by just about everyone after being non existent  in the offense.  He has picked up the slack and is starting to find a groove.  He had a big game winning TD against the Steelers, and that may be a sign of things to come with Housh and the Ravens offense.
2 Catches for 24 Yards.

Good For A Week
Shaun Hill (QB) - In 3 starts this season, he has never attempted less than 43 passes and has 5 TDs. He is looking like a nice fill in for bye week QBs as most other QBs are stashed on someones bench. The Rams defense is nothing special and Hill should be able to move the ball down the field and find Megatron for a TD or 2.
21 of 32 for 227 yards with 3 TDs and 0 INTs.

Mike Bell (RB) - LeSean McCoy has a cracked rib and that could keep him out this week, which could give Mike Bell the start, and he could see a lot of work.  Even if McCoy can go the Eagles will probably be very careful using McCoy so Bell regardless will see an increased workload.
4 Carries for 8 Yards.

Michael Bush (RB) - Looks like Darren McFadden will be out this week, so Bush who came back from injury will get the start.  Bush was productive in his playing time Sunday, rushing for 40 yards on 7 carries including a TD, as well as 2 catches for 16 yards.
26 Carries for 104 Yards with a TD, 3 Catches for 31 Yards.

Players to Watch
Kevin Kolb (QB)  - With Vick ruled out, its once again Kevin Kolb's team.  Is it possible he can produce and win this game for the Eagles and get the starting job back? Or at least let the Eagles feel confident to sit Vick out another week to give Kolb another start.  Only time will tell.
21 of 31 for 253 Yards with 1 TD and 0 INTs, 3 Carries for 17 Yards.

Max Hall (QB) - With the Bye weeks continuing, starting QBs will need to be replaced.  With the right matchup, any QB throwing to Larry Fitzgerald is a good option.  It will be interesting to see how the rookie performs in his first NFL start.  Keep an eye on that game and try to place your waiver claim early! 
17 of 27 for 168 Yards and an INT.

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