Scoop is in!! Scoop up these players!
Brian Hoyer (QB) CLE - Are you in a Fantasy League that you need to dress 2 QB’s? Then here’s a guy you’ll want to grab this week. Hoyer might have got himself the starting job for the remainder of the season after Sunday’s performance against the Vikings. Hoyer threw for 321 Yards with 3 Touch Down passes. Only downfall was the fact that he threw 3 interceptions, but all in all he looked way better than Weeden’s first two weeks.
Geno Smith (QB) NYJ – If you got Cam Newton or Aaron Rodgers, you’re gonna be looking for a QB that you can plug in this week to cover the Bye. Geno Smith is my favorite guy for this spot start this week. After passing 331 yards and two Touch Down passes this past weekend, Smith is starting to look more comfortable in the pocket over in New York. He’s also got a favorable match up this week against the Tennessee Titans.
Donnie Avery (WR) KC – If you watched the Chiefs/Eagles game, you would have noticed how valuable Avery was in KC’s win of the Eagles. Avery caught all 7 passes that were thrown his way and turned all his short yard catches into big gains. If you’re hurting in deeper leagues for a Wide receiver I’d grab Avery and see if the chiefs start using him more often now.
Davone Bess (WR) CLE – With Josh Gordon back and being heavily guarded, helped Davone Bess’s value. Bess ended up catching 7 passes for 67 Yards this past weekend.
Santonio Holmes (WR) NYJ – Holmes was looking like his former self against the Bills as he caught 5 passes for 154 Yards and a Touch Down. Holmes might be Smith’s new favorite Receiver as he targeted him for a team high 10 times.
Jordan Reed (TE) WSH – There wasn’t any real big performances by Tight Ends on the Wire but I’d see if Reed’s Quad contusion is serious or not. He’s the Tight End to own for the Redskins going forward and looked good last week catching 5 passes for 50 yards before leaving the game.
Jonathan Franklin (RB) GB – The Packers are on a bye this week so many managers will pass up on Franklin, but I’d still make a play for him. Packers might decide to ease the load on Lacy when he returns and will probably feel more comfortable in doing so after the way Franklin played, rushing for 103 yards and a Touch Down.
Bilal Powell (RB) NYJ – Remember in Week 1 when I told you to keep an eye on Powell. Well he’s still out there in some leagues and with Ivory hurting himself and having a history of injury problems, we could see Powell take on a lot more touches going forward. Last weekend against the Bills Powell had 27 carries for 149 Yards.
Brandon Bolden (RB) NE – Patriots pretty much split the Back duties evenly in three ways this past week with Bolden being part of 21 snaps that were passing plays. I’d use Bolden in PPR leagues until Vareen returns as he caught 5 balls for 49 yards against Tampa Bay.
Willis McGahee (RB) CLE – Yes McGahee only had 8 carries for 9 Yards, but don’t forget that he just signed on before the weekend. The committee that he’s up against isn’t that great and should see an increased role in a few weeks.
Isaiah Pead (RB) STL – Another nice PPR option at Running Back. Pead took over for Richardson who got hurt this week. There’s no word yet if Richardson will play this week, which Isn’t a reason to pass up on Isaiah. Pead caught 7 passes for 43 yards and could have possibly taken over for Richardson even if he starts this week.
Kansas City Chiefs Defense – If you watched the Chiefs play the Eagles, you would have noticed KC’s D tear the Eagles apart. Chiefs created 5 turnovers and sacked Michael Vick 6 times, yes 6 !! I went ahead and looked at their schedule and they have some really nice matchups for the next little bit. Next week they face the struggling Giants, Titans in Week 5, Raiders in week 6, Browns in week 8 and the Bills in week 9. So if you’ve been streaming D all year, this might be the time to grab the Chiefs who you could stick with for awhile.