Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Check My Hartline (Week 3)
BEAST DOME NATION.
I hope you all had a fantastic Sunday. I also hope you caught the Waiver Wire article from last week to grab players like LaFell, Bennett, and Chandler. The players on this list are ranked in priority. Feel free to ask questions, and get ready for another Haiku on Tuesday. Read last weeks waiver wire as well to make sure there is not a better option. I notice other sites are promoting Danny Amendola, I recommended you drafted him as a top 40 option at WR. Hopefully you have him.
PIERRE THOMAS – RB – NO
In case you have not been following my rankings. I have listed Pierre Thomas right up there with Darren Sproles every week. Obviously it is annoying when Sproles and Ingram get their points, but Thomas is the lead RB for this team. He is running with the same power and passion that made him a top 5 round pick two seasons ago. Pierre is Must-OWN if you need the RB help now. 110 Yards on 9 Carries against the Panthers will earn him double digit touches consistently.
MIKEL LESHOURE – RB – DET
Bad news Kevin Smith owners. Mikel is coming back from his suspension. Hopefully you traded him while you can. Word around Detroit as that Leshoure is going to be the lead RB right away. I do not expect this to be a long-term thing as Kevin Smith is a very dynamic back who fits the vertical passing Lions. Expect Leshoure to have a short yardage role back in the future, but for now he is Must-Add with his chance to prove he has what it takes. Detroit really wanted to feature him last season with Jahvid Best as a thunder/lightning situation.
ANDRE BROWN – RB – NYG
Brown should be the hot name off of all Waiver Wires. If Bradshaw is forced to miss time, and David Wilson continues to play like a rookie. Andre Brown can easily turn into this season’s Demarco Murray. The Giants passing game is one of the best in the NFL, and Brown should be able to gash holes and get a lot of red zone opportunities. Wait to hear the MRI results on Bradshaw, then act from there. Either way, Bradshaw is a long shot to last the whole season healthy, his ankles are a concern. David Wilson continues to play worst and worst. You can ready what I think about Andre Brown here, right now Brown looks like a starter this week at most as Bradshaw avoided a bullet.
JULIAN EDLEMAN – WR – NE
The Golden Rule of Fantasy Football, “Never bet against Tom Brady.” Though that was the not the case this week, Julian Edleman will now have a prominent role in this passing game while Hernandez is out until October. Julian was already starting the game in front of Welker Sunday, and he has already proved that he has Wes Welker abilities. The Patriots are angry about Wes and his money demands, this is Edleman’s time to prove that Welker is expendable, Julian can be a surprise Danny Amendola for the time being.
BRIAN HARTLINE – WR – MIA
What does Brian Hartline and Danny Amendola have in common? They are both the #1 WRs for below .500 teams when it all said and done. Hartline who was the preseason favorite to be the #1 WR for MIA, is finally healthy. Tannehill featured him with 9 receptions and 111 Yards in Week 2. To make things better, Hartline was the leading WR in week 1 for Miami with 50 Yards. Great PPR option moving forward.
BUFFALO BILLS – D/ST – BUF
Bills defense finally did what it was expected to do. All it took was a game at home where they shutout the Chiefs for 3 quarters. This upcoming week the Bills play the Browns, which is a great start. The real reason to add the Bills is their schedule from Week 11 – Week 17. (MIA, @ IND, VS. JAX, VS. STL, VS. SEA, @ MIA, VS. NYJ). They could be your playoff defense easily this season. Mario Williams and that team will have chemistry by then as well.
SAM BRADFORD – QB – STL
The Rams offense does not look as bad as it has in previous seasons. Bradford may finally be ready to take the next as he has a healthy Danny Amendola and a good inconsistent Brandon Gibson. Bradford has the potential to reach the top 16 QB club in fantasy land, More 300 Yard/2 TD games than you may think. Steven Jackson being injured did help out the situation.
MATT CASSEL – QB – KC
Cassel is starting to remind us of his Patriot season when he first took over. You see the potential for big numbers, but you are not 100% confident if you are going to get them. With a matchup against the Saints, and coming off of a 2 TD 4th quarter. Look for him to ride out the momentum with a good sleeper matchup in Week 3. Don’t look now, Cassel only has 15 yard less than Drew Bress this season.
BRANDON MYERS – TE – OAK
Did you miss out on Martellus Bennett and Scott Chandler? Well Brandon Myers is your best option as he led the Raiders WRs and TEs for the second week in a row. He has nice 80 Yard potential, and he can easily churn out a Kevin Boss type of season. The Raiders need someone to step up in the passing game. Denarius Moore (Must-Add if on your wire) is going to start doing his thing, Myers will clean it up with the short passes. Myers only has 5 yard less than Jimmy Graham and is #3 at the position so far.
DONNIE AVERY – WR – IND
As you know by now, the Colts like to throw the ball to Reggie Wayne. When that happens, defenses start doubling the ageless monster and let Donnie Avery beat them with crossing routes and quick hitches. Avery sees nice coverage’s, and in games where you know the Colts are going to have trouble running the ball. Avery is a nice sneaky option in PPR leagues.
BILAL POWELL – RB – NYJ
Did you read my Bold Predictions about Powell this season. Bilal Powell showed you he is the more effective RB for the Jets, and he should work himself into more than just a 3rd down role. Shonn Greene left the game momentarily, he saw he was losing his job so he went back in. Then failed to do anything his next 4 carries. Powell is a good add if you are desperate for some solid depth. His value is going to start rising.
DARYL RICHARDSON – RB – STL
Steven Jackson was on his way to a monster game before getting benched/hurting his groin. Jeff Fisher said it is nothing serious and that he could have played. Still if you own Steven Jackson, Daryl Richardson is the RB to handcuff him, not Isaiah Pead. Richardson had over 100 Total Yards, he did however fumble. D-Rich is a name to stash.
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