I don’t blame Fireman Ed for walking away disgustipated with his Jets. It’s hard to stay upbeat and ready to support your team after such a performance. By now, we’ve all learned that Mark Sanchez is a big Sir Mix-A-Lot fan with his unholy gravitational pull towards Moore’s backside. But for fantasy purposes and for nearly as much humor we were treated to another important chuck fumble care of Shonn Greene. Is this image even physically possible if Greene were carrying the ball even halfway securely? I’d think I had stumbled upon an odd kick formation if I didn’t know any better. But why does all this matter to you or even Fireman Ed for that matter? Because Bilal Powell scored one of the two Jets touchdowns on that ugly night. He also scored two the week prior and after that fumble by Shonn, it was clear the Jets weren’t entrusting him with the ball in any situation that they couldn’t bare to turn it over. Though Powell isn’t going to wow you – he plays for the Jets this year, cut him some slack – he is rosterable for a matchup against the team that gives up the 5th most fantasy points to opposing backs in the Jaguars during week 14. You can never promise a touchdown but you can almost promise after the last two weeks that Bilal is the goal line guy in New York and has averaged about 56 total yards per game during that span. Not tempting enough for you? Well, lets look at Michael Turner. He’s averaging 62 yards per game total over 11 games this year is good for a touchdown about every other game and is 100% owned in ESPN leagues while Bilal is owned in less than 2%. Yes, you can find a Turner type player on waivers and the playoffs are around the corner. So pick him up if you need him. Or pick him up because someone else in your league needs him and send this video via email with the subject line ‘I HAVE THE POWELL!’. Cuz it’s fun to be a jerk sometimes. In other 2012 fantasy football news for week 14…
Jacoby Jones - Boom or bust play call here but I liked how involved Jacoby was in the San Diego game and his targets over the last 3 have seen a steady uptick of late (3, 4, 7). Against a porous Redskins secondary, Jones could really shine. Plus, Jacoby Jones is just a cool name. If your bench can’t be useful, at least you can impress a hipster.
Mario Manningham - We’ve mentioned him a few times now this week but something tells me he’s still not going to be a hot commodity on the FA market. But if you’re a DeSean Jackson owner or a nervous Miles Austin or Danny Amendola owner, a guy who’s finally being used appropriately as a wide receiver that can stretch the field can be of use against a weak Miami secondary in week 14. Plus he probably looks good in a Tanooki suit so there’s that.
Cleveland Browns D/ST – I know, I know a defense. I’m a little worried they’re gonna get picked up because of how they played against the Steelers this last weekend (8 forced turnovers and only giving up 8 points on defense). Trust me when I say they’re a decent defense but they’re really a matchup play and the Steelers one was perfect. Well I guess perfection can happen more than once as they get to face the Chiefs in week 14. You know, the team that did this in week 12. The Chiefs offense is terrible. So is the Browns offense. Thankfully I’m suggesting you pick up their defense which ranks in the top 12 in sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries. And with that, I’ve given you a Cleveland streamer. You’re welcome.
Dwayne Allen - Is it just me or does it seem like we had the top 12 TEs lined up by week 5 or 6 and then after that all hell broke loose? First Dennis Pitta went AWOL for awhile and then was followed by Martellus Bennett and Kyle Rudolph into the ‘what do I do at TE this week’ hell. Well, I’m giving you a plug and play for week 14 in case you’ve got such a dilemna on your hands. Dwayne gets a Pats team that gives up the second most fantasy points to opposing tight ends in week 14. Don’t believe that’s worth anything? Well he dropped 69 yards on 6 receptions week 11 given the same matchup so believe me, it works. Of course, I was looking at week 13 cross-eyed when I typed all that so THAT didn’t help. But they do play the Titans who’re 4th in fantasy points against vs opposing TEs so even though I was living in the now when trying to think forward, I still managed to get you back to the future! Eh, yeah, mea culpa. Besides, when’s the last time someone named Dwayne did you any fantasy harm? Oh wait, the Chiefs…right.