There aren’t many must adds this week. I’m going to split these up into two groups, Ok Fine! and Fliers. I’m not happy abut any of this!
Tim Tebow: Orton is a sad sack, neck bearded, post-grunge, pre-emo, practice perfecter QB-type and Tebow is a Glee cast member, soul saving, no necked, virgin QB-type who has enough energy to light up Vegas if it weren’t for the pillar of salt it would turn him into. It was obvious that he made the Broncos at least look like they were trying again. As we saw at the end of last season Timmy Ballgame can be a fantasy asset. He’s not accurate, but will scramble and allow Brandon Lloyd to get deep and Lloyd can make the tough catch on a ball that looks like my Uncle Bob just heaved it to his kids and in turn tore his rotator cuff. He’s a must add for anyone in QB trouble and really for anyone who can find room. I’d take him on as a third QB right now at the expense of your upside wide receiver that most likely will have one good game out of five. I’m looking at you Denarius Moore, David Nelson, Dexter McCluster, Jacoby Jones, Preston Parker, Antonio Brown, Laurent Robinson, Plaxico Burress, Kevin Walter, Dane Sandwich Maker, etc…
Earnest Graham: At this point we don’t know the extent of LeGarrette Blount’s knee injury, but if he’s out, Graham will pick up the bulk of the work and would work in passing downs as well so is a nice add against the Saints if Blount is out.
Pierre Garcon: You can’t argue with success. Curtis Painter looked as good as any quarterback in the league in the first half against the Chiefs and then looked like Garo Yepremian in the second half. But he targeted Garcon like the #1 receiver and he put up numbers like one once again. I’m not super crazy in fake football love with him, but he’s a must add if he’s still out there anywhere.
Jackie Battle: I went back and watched all of Battle’s runs to see what he was up to and really he wasn’t up to much besides having a big body, legs that haven’t been overused and massive holes to run through. Thomas Jones also had a good game running the ball and that tells you more about the Colts run defense than anything. Battle has more speed than Jones, but has zero lateral movement to speak of. He won’t make anyone miss, but he can drag some dudes along for a ride. His upside is last Sunday and it will most likely stay there, but as long as he’s getting the opportunities he’s worth an add.
Marshawn Lynch: He’s probably sitting on the end of most fake football benches where he deserves to be, but if he was dropped, which he also probably deserved, I think it’s time to give him another shot. He had a little extra something something against the Giants. It was his first 90+ yard rushing game since 2008. That’s a while ago. But he looked good enough and the Seahawks are playing a little better as of late. I’d grab him, especially with the byes here.
Delone Carter: Donald Brown out played him, but Carter is going to be the goal line back and Donald Brown has proven over and over that he is not much of a football player. They will most likely use Carter and Brown fairly equally outside of the goal line while Joseph Addai is out. Carter is the add here for his goal line targets and potential. Add Brown if you are in a deep league where any running back who has a pulse is owned.
Victor Cruz: He’s strung two big games together on skill, grit, smoke, tips, mirrors, etc… I just don’t see him keeping these numbers up, but he’s getting targets and add that to his innate ability to make shizz happen and he’s a must add.
Michael Crabtree: He didn’t have a huge game, but Alex Smith and Frank Gore have stepped up and Crabs has been getting targets again and actually looked good. I almost put him in the Ok Fine! group because his talent level is worth waiting on.
Greg Little: He’s been named a starter, which he should have been anyway. He has tremendous ability, but McCoy throws the ball all over creation and I’m not going to break the bank for him until I know he’s going to actually get the targets he deserves.
James Jones: In the Green Bay offense anyone can have a good fantasy outing or also a bad one. When you are looking for a guy to fill in for a bye you might as well go for one in a high powered offense and Jones has been moving up in target numbers each week.
Darrius Heyward-Bey: DHB had his second good game in a row and that doesn’t happen all that often for him (i.e. he’s sucky). He’s worth a flier, but with the Raiders in run mode mostly, as they should be, there won’t be that many targets to go around. They have quite a few good young wide receivers (which I am in the process of dropping even though they are really good). It all depends on the target distribution and if DHB continues to get the targets he’ll be worth owning.
Steve Breaston: Dwayne Bowe is playing some outstanding football right now and will continue to get more coverage pushed his way and as that is happening Breaston is building a rapport with Matt Cassel. Right now the Chiefs are riding high off a come from behind win against the Colts and are showing some life, but we have to remember this was against the Colts. They aren’t good.
Doug Baldwin: He is looking like a solid player for the Seahawks and should continue to see targets, but will be inconsistent just like the Seattle offense. I’m liking his overall ability and he has ability to fight for the ball and eat up some yards after the catch.
Damian Williams: He’s scored in his last two games and in the right matchup should have value with Hasselbeck throwing to him.
Guys to keep an eye on for bye week shizz: