Instead of telling you how good and especially how horrible your players were yesterday (yeah, I’m looking at you Kyle Orton) I thought I would take a look at some pickups that might help us in the fantasy playoffs.
Tashard Choice: He ran for 100 yards and a touchdown and except for a ton of goal line carries that he couldn’t do anything with he looks like the better early down running back between himself and Felix Jones. He should continue to see a goodly amount of work and if he happens to be available you pick him up.
Chris Ivory: With his 100 yard, 2 touchdown performance, he may have helped solidify his spot as the lead back even if Pierre Thomas actually some day in the future returns.
James Starks: Our man Rex has had Indigestion over JStar for awhile now and finally we get to see him in a game in which he took over the lead back responsibilities. He had 18 carries for 73 yards which isn’t Barry Sanders-like, but it does show that he has the trust of the coaches to take the bulk of the carries and that is all we ask out of our waiver wire friends.
Jahvid Best: I had written him off for dead, but he looked healthy against the Bears totaling 97 yards on 10 touches. If someone gave up on him you should scoop him up.
James Davis: He had 9 carries to Keiland Williams’ 5 and also 3 receptions to his 2, and outperformed him with 81 total yards. This isn’t much of anything when talking about the pathetic Redskins, but as long as Torain is out, Davis looks like the lead back and he has more ability than any of the Redskins runners.
Tim Hightower: The only reason I bring him up is because it looks like Beanie has completely lost all favor with The Whiz. Of course this could change next week, but the Cardinals do have a decent schedule against rush defenses and Hightower had 15 carries for 81 yards against the Rams.
Jonathan Stewart: I’m sure he’s not available, but if he is, you have to get him. Even though Mike Goodson got a TD he only touched the ball 3 times. Tyrell Sutton had more looks than him. Stewart is the only guy to own in Carolina now.
Earl Bennett: Figuring out who will get the ball in Chicago gets tougher each week, but Bennett looked like the real deal with some tough catches yesterday. I would feel pretty good about adding him in PPR.
Roy Williams: With a nice fantasy schedule coming up and Dez Bryant out for the season, Roy is going to get plenty of looks.
Ben Watson: 10 receptions, 100 yards and a touchdown from a tight end would have come in pretty handy if you were crazy enough to start him. Trying to find the right tight end to help you in your fantasy playoffs seems like an impossible task. He gets Buffalo next week who isn’t strong against tight ends. You could do worse.
Brandon Pettigrew: Drew Stanton has targeted him the most in the two games he’s played this season. It’s hard not to like a tight end who is leading his team in targets. I’m guessing he is owned on many of your leagues, but tight ends not named Gates and Tamme are being dropped and picked up all over the place.
Seyi Ajirotutu: He had 8 targets, with many of them of the bombish variety, but only grabbed 2 for a few yards. But with those targets it’s hard not to like his potential as long as VJax and Naanee are still gimpy.
Anthony Armstrong: He had ten targets, hauling in 6 for 97 yards and a touchdown. He also has a pretty nice schedule coming up with TB, Dallas and Jacksonville. I like him to not suck too bad.