Rating = Amount of Talent (Individual + Team Support) + Opportunity
Steven Jackson 19 (10+9) – I know how bad the Rams are but it doesn’t even matter. Jackson has failed to get in the end zone very often this season but don’t worry about that. He has been a relative “disappointment” but his time is coming. I lust Steven Jackson from here on out.
Calvin Johnson 18 (10+8) – Didn’t put up very good numbers in his first start coming back from the injury. You have to be buying him right now to have a strong season from here on out.
Anquan Boldin 16 (9+7) – He warmed up, was on the field, etc. Whisenhut scratched him from the lineup because of the field conditions in Chicago. Boldin was fired up about not getting to play. That should make him even more hungry from here on out.
Jason Witten 16 (8+8) – I really wish that he would play his way off this list since I own him in multiple leagues. There’s no reason Tony Romo shouldn’t be feeding him the rock. He has been such a great player for several seasons and there are no injury concerns, etc. to worry about. He should be comfortable buy going forward.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh 15 (8+7) – Had a pretty good game on Sunday but has yet to put up the type of numbers we’re used to from him. The Seattle offense isn’t exactly prolific but their pass schedule is very soft going forward. I like him to turn it around.
Jamaal Charles 15 (8+7) – Larry Johnson was cut from the Kansas City Chiefs. There is a God, Yahweh, Vishnu, Buddha; whoever you want to thank for this divine intervention. In Charles first start this weekend the Chiefs failed to feed him the rock enough but I’m optimistic that he’ll get his soon enough. It sort of helps that he didn’t explode in his first start because he’s remained attainable.
Jerricho Cotchery 15 (8+7) – Had a nice game right before his bye week coming off the injury. I’d feel better about him if he wasn’t paired up with a rookie quarterback but it is what it is. You should be able to get him extremely cheap right now and he’ll make a very serviceable flex starter in 12 team from here on out.
Beanie Wells 15 (8+7) – At some point he should take at least some of the goal line work from Hightower. The Cardinals looked really good on Sunday running the football. I think there is a lot of upside here and I am very optimistic about Beanie.
Kevin Walter 15 (7+8) – in PPR. The Texans are a high powered offense and their passing game continues to be a strong source of Fantasy points. Walter is a poor man’s Wes Welker. In PPR that’s definitely a valuable asset to your team. Walter battled injuries earlier in the season but is getting more and more productive each week.
Jerome Harrison 14 (8+6) – He will get his shot at some point this season and when he does you’ll want to own him (see Jamaal Charles).
Bernard Scott 14 (7+7) – Cedric Benson is getting a ridiculous amount of carries right now. He has shown no signs of breaking down but you have to wonder how he’s going to hold up late in the season. Scott is a really nice stash in case he goes down
Maurice Morris 14 (8+6) – Kevin Smith has alternated between dinged up and ineffective the last few weeks. Morris came in while Smith was injured and played very well. It seems very possible that he could win this starting job at some point for either reason.
Rashad Jennings 13 (8+5) – He carried the ball a few times on Sunday for the Jaguars and turned one of those opportunities in to a touchdown. MJD is a workhorse but much like Cedric Benson that excessive workload could catch up to him and lead to an injury.
Danny Ware 13 (7+6) – Bradshaw and Jacobs are both prime candidates for injury at some point this season. If either one goes down Ware will see a lot of action and will be immediate fantasy gold for you.
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