Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Week 4 Waiver Wire 'n' Flier's

QB Geno Smith: Geno is coming out of week 3 having just put up 345 total yards and 3 total td’s. This week he faces the Titans and Tennessee has been pretty good against qb’s this year, but with the versatile Bilal Powell in the backfield and the emergence of Santonio Holmes, Geno has a good opportunity for continued success this week. The Jets defense should force additional opportunities as well by creating a turnover or two against Locker.

RB: Johnathan Franklin: Franklin exploded for 103 yards on 13 carries and 23 yards on 3 receptions. He is on bye week 4 which makes for sneaky waiver pick up as Lacy already has a fumble and concussion in his first two games and Starks is hurt again.

RB Flier LeGarrette Blount: Crazy huh? Well Blount notched the most rushing attempts last week out of the Pat’s backfield, granted most came in the fourth quarter while clock killing; but Coach Bill certainly didn’t use that time to build Ridley’s confidence. Blount rushed 14 times for 65 yards maintaining an impressive 4.6 yards a carry. The more Ridley struggles, Blount could gain flex value in 12 and 14 team leagues.

RB Flier: Brandon Bolden: Is he the new Vereen? I think he is worth a gamble in deeper PPR leagues. 3 Rushes for 51 yards and 6 targets with 5 receptions for 49 yards.

WR Ryan Broyles: Early news Tuesday morning was that Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places and the injury is going to require surgery. Broyles played limited snaps as he is making his way back from acl, but he caught all 3 of his targets for 34 yards in week 3. Last year Broyles flashed huge PPR upside prior to his injury.

WR Flier’s: Nate Washington and Davone Bess: Both were week 3 target monsters with 10 targets each. Nate caught 8 for 131 and Bess 7 for 67. The flier appeal here is they both play opposite and stud WR that may be on the trade block.

TE Rob Housler: Seeing his first action of the year Housler notched 3 targets, catching 1 for 13 yards. This week he faces the Tampa Bay Bucs who allow the 3 most fantasy points, 2nd most yards and 6th most receptions to TE’s. With Fitzgerald expected to see plenty of Revis this week Housler could be a backend TE1 play this week.