Monday, September 10, 2012

Fred Jackson Out at least 3 Weeks

Not only did the Buffalo Bills get beat ever so badly by their division rival, the New York Jets, but they lost BOTH Fred Jackson (98 % owned Yahoo) and David Nelson who is done for the season (8%).  Fred Jackson, who also missed the last 6 weeks of last season will miss at least the next 3 weeks after taking a shot to the knees from hard hitting LaRon Landry.  It looked like a season ending injury while watching it live and you can take a look at it here.

With so many owners relying on Fred Jackson to be their RB1 this season, there is going to be a ton of Waiver Wire and trade action in your league this week.  If you are involved in any transaction revolving around this remember, YOU HAVE THE UPPER HAND, unless of course you are the one who lost Fred Jackson.  If that is the case, do not expect people to feel bad for you or make a trade that does not strongly benefit them.  You are going to have to be bold in your offer if you want to trade for a running back.

Start with C.J. Spiller (70%) who rushed for 169 yards and had two BIG time runs, one that went for a TD, against the Jets defense. 

Redskins rookie Alfred Morris (28%) is a RB in Mike Shannahan's offense, but he is most likely the best available RB in your league.  However, he is the most popular player being claimed off waivers! 

Dexter McCluster (13%) is the next guy to put a claim in on as he caught 6 passes for 82 yards against the Falcons and was targeted a team high 10 times!  McCluster also has the rare RB, WR position eligibility.

If you are in a 10 man league, or a league that is not as competitive, look to add Michael Bush (72%) who scored twice for the Bears or Steven Ridley (80%) of the Patriots, who rushed for 125 yards and scored a TD against the Titans.  Also owners in any other league format should look for Ridley, but it is highly unlikely he is available.


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