As a pretty wild week of football comes to close, I fell to 3 – 2 in my fantasy league thanks to Arian Foster suffering from isuckitus and Mark Clayton abruptly coming out of the game with a season ending knee injury. OK Iâ€™ll admit I did deserve the whole Mark Clayton thing because I stubbornly benched LeSean McCoy for Clayton; I know it sounds bad but the uncertainty of if McCoy was going to play was giving me paranoia because I knew if he didnâ€™t play I would be forced to pick up Greg Caramillo or Brad Smith because they still had a game and Mark Claytonâ€™s 0.6 fantasy points still was better than Caramillo and Smith combined.
Back to Clayton, if youâ€™re like me and were able to pick up the Rams number one receiver to save your receiving core from the Marques Colston implosion, you are probably think your fantasy team was given the death sentence. Besides him needing a map to find the endzone, Colston really hasnâ€™t been THAT bad. Heâ€™s on pace for 918 yards and I would be surprised if he doesnâ€™t get to 1,000. Touchdowns will come and really the only thing you can do with him is wait.
If you donâ€™t have the â€œluxuryâ€ of having Colston, its time to look to the waiver wire for some help.
Mike Williams TB: Before the season started I knew that Mike Williams (TB) would be a star and everyone laughed when I drafted him. The key here is that Josh Freeman has really developed and is the best second year quarterback in the league right now, sorry Jets fans. Williams is the number one guy in Tampa and already has 3 TDs in just 4 games (already had his bye). Heâ€™s on pace for a ridiculous 952 yard 12 touchdown season and so far every week he eclipsed his previous high in receiving yards. Rookie of the year here he comes. Just listen to how soft he ends the season: vulnerable Saints D, just an awful Rams and Cards secondary, overrated Falcons D, the Panthers, 49ers, Ravens, Falcons again, â€˜Skins, Lions, Seattle, and Saints again. Besides a tough matchup in Baltimore, Williams should be a weekly starter. Pick him up, heâ€™s available in over half of Yahoo leagues.
Steve Johnson: OK this is a little ridiculous, how the hell is a guy with 4 touchdowns available in 83 percent of Yahoo leagues. Yeah I guess Johnson isnâ€™t an extraordinary talent but he is the favorite receiver of the underrated Ryan Fitzpatrick. Lee Evans is absolutely a non-factor and the Bills arenâ€™t even going to run a lot with Spiller wearing baby protective gear and the fragility of Fred Jackson. Heâ€™s already burned the Jets D for a score, no matchup should scare you with this guy.
*Thereâ€™s a reason why I didnâ€™t put Amendola on this list who is getting all of the hype.