Here are some players worth considering picking up this week if
they’re available in your fantasy football league:
Michael Bush, Running Back, Oakland Raiders: Darren McFadden
suffered a hamstring injury against the Texans, and we’ve
already seen that McFadden isn’t exactly the quickest healer.
There’s a chance that whoever drafted Bush in your league has
dropped him since. If so, be sure to pounce on him as he could
be an every week starter as long as McFadden is out. However,
keep in mind that McFadden hasn’t been ruled out for Week 5 as
of Oct. 5.
Kevin Kolb, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles: Kolb was probably
dropped in your league as soon as Michael Vick took his job,
but now it looks like Kolb will get at least a start or two
with Vick sidelined. Kolb didn’t look great against the
Redskins, but he came darn close to winning that game on the
final play. He’s worth picking up if you need QB help.
Sam Bradford, Quarterback, St. Louis Rams: Bradford is getting
better and better and is working his way up to becoming a
viable fantasy backup already. He’ll be a guy only to trust
with good matchups, but he’s rosterable.
Eddie Royal, Wide Receiver, Denver Broncos: Royal might have
been dropped in your league after his Week 3 stinker, but he’s
seeing consistent targets and the Broncos are forced to throw
Marshawn Lynch, Running Back, Seattle Seahawks: Lynch has been
traded to the Seahawks and is worth a pick up if he’s
available. He’ll likely split carries with Justin Forsett, but
should be the goal line back.
LeGarrette Blount, Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs
are looking to get Blount more involved in the running game.
He’s not going to steal Cadillac Williams’ job just yet, but
could get goal line carries as soon as Week 5.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Running Back, New England Patriots: He
was my pickup of the week last week and should definitely be
grabbed now if he’s somehow still available.
Mike Bell, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles: LeSean McCoy will
miss at least a week and Bell could have some value as long as
McCoy is out.
-Spot Starter of the Week-
David Garrard, Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars: Garrard
played well against the Colts in Week 4 and gets the Bills in
Week 5. If you’ve got bye issues, Garrard could be the answer
to your problems.
-Flyer of the Week-
Chester Taylor, Running Back, Chicago Bears: Matt Forte has
been solid in the passing game, but he’s really struggled
running the ball. The Bears need to establish something on the
ground and may turn to Taylor to get that done. Mike Martz
spent the offseason raving about Taylor, so I wouldn’t rule out
an increased workload if Forte continues to struggle.
*Pickup of the Week*
Ryan Torain: Running Back, Washington Redskins: Torain might
not be a name that sells NFL tickets, but I love him as a
pickup if he’s available. Torain is a pet project of Mike
Shanahan’s that dates back to their Denver days and looked
solid in Week 4. Clinton Portis doesn’t think he’ll play in
Week 5, which could mean a big opportunity for Torain to earn
the starting gig in Washington.
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