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5 Star Pick-ups
Andre Brown (RB, NYG) - Did you listen to me last week? I told you Brown was the guy to start. If Bradshaw is out again next week; you need to start this young man.
Mikel LeShoure (RB, DET) - starting RB’s are tough to come by and we have been telling you about LeShoure every week. I hope you listened and grabbed LeShoure because he is now big news this week. He is a must pick-up player of the week.
Michael Bush (RB, CHI) - he should not be on your waiver wire, but for some crazy reason if Bush is on your waiver wire he must be owned.
Tashard Choice (RB, BUF) - I hate it for CJ Spiller owners but if you remember I did tell you to sell high on CJ Spiller, but every player is susceptible to injuries. Choice has the ability to produce fantasy relevant numbers for the bye week. He is a must pick-up player of the week as well. Fred Jackson has the potential to come back this week so keep an eye on that news.
4 Star Pick-ups
Bilal Powell (RB, NYJ) - he is seeing more use and potential. He isn’t ready to be a starter for your fantasy team, but it’s tough to find usable backs this year. Powell will be the starter in New York before the end of the season.
Lance Ball (RB, DEN) - McGahee appears to be a bit banged up and Ball would get the lion share, followed by Ronnie Hillman. Keep an eye on this news for a sleeper starter.
Dennis Pitta (TE, BAL) - do yourself a favor and at least have Pitta as a back-up, but seriously he is a solid TE with starter quality.
Rashard Mendenhall (RB, PIT) - worth stashing now and fingers crossed that he will be the man in Pit. Worth the bench spot if you have room.
Kenny Britt (WR, TEN) - it’s only a matter of time. I talk about him weekly because I believe has the ability to produce fantasy numbers. Really wish he had a better attitude, but worth rostering with bye week coming up.
Lance Moore (WR, NO) - if he still happens to be on your bench and you are in a TD league then he is your bye week filler. With Meachem in SD this opened Moore up for fantasy production.
Kyle Rudolph (TE, MIN) - He is a big target in Minnesota. With the bye weeks around the corner Rudolph is your bye week filler to start.
Andrew Luck (QB, IND) - he can produce fantasy numbers in place of an underperforming QB. Indy has no problems allowing Luck to toss it down the field.
Daryl Richardson (RB, StL) - He can’t be ignored; he is worth rostering as SJax is battling an injury.
Danny Amendola (WR, StL) - Going to find a way to put PPR points on the board for your team.
Shaun Hill (QB, DET) - only has value if Stafford is out, but Hill has consistently been able to put up solid fantasy numbers when he starts.
Daniel Thomas (RB, MIA) - Thomas is finally healthy again and could be a goal line vulture. Keep an eye on Thomas he had more snaps played than Miller. Thomas looks to be the stronger back here, but he will split carries if Bush is out.
Jacquizz Rodgers (RB, ATL) - every week he gets more work given to him. He is a must grab at this point.
3 Star Pick-ups
Christian Ponder (QB, MIN) - he played well against a tough SF Defense. He continues to show flashes of fantasy relevance. Keep an eye on him and really only worth rostering in 2 QB leagues.
Heath Miller (TE, PIT) - he is a TD machine this year, so if you need some help in a TD league he is viable but PPR leagues can steer clear.
Jake Locker (QB, TEN) - Jake Locker is healthy and looks to be throwing rather well; again he will be for your bye week.
Jared Cook (TE, TEN) - he has been a solid waiver choice in the past although I would rather have Rudolf.
Kevin Kolb (QB, ARZ) - showing us that he has potential to put up fantasy numbers that are usable. Denarius Moore (WR, OAK) - Moore will come along nicely and is an end-zone target. Not a bad pick-up this week.
Kendall Wright (WR, TEN) - dynasty leagues please make sure this guy is not on the waiver wire and pick him up. Redraft leagues Wright is good for PPR leagues.
Nate Burleson (WR, DET) - Doesn’t have a ton of upside, but tends to get 4 to 6 catches a week.Andy Dalton (QB, CIN) - he is finding the endzone. He has better stats than many QB’s out there so don’t sleep on him too much.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, BUF) - for the same reasons as Dalton.
Fred Davis (TE, WAS) - has a ton of potential and showed last year that he has the talent. Worth rostering and starting in bye weeks or for an underperforming TE.
2 Star Pick-ups
Brandon Myers (TE, OAK) - quietly putting up 4 catches a week. If you are desperate for a TE during the bye weeks you can draw on Myers.
Lamar Miller (RB, MIA) - if Bush misses any time and you are really in need of a RB then Miller will earn some carries.
TJ Graham (WR, BUF) - with the injury to Nelson this allows Graham to get some time on the field. He had his first touchdown this weekend, but someone to put on your watch list.
Armon Binns (WR, CIN) - dynasty owners must keep an eye on Binns. He is quite a large target and should be considered for a long term. You need to have a large bench if you plan on rostering Binns.
Jeremy Kerley (WR, NYJ) - Keep an eye on this young WR. The issue is going to be with his consistency. One upside is that he does handle punt returns if your league gives you points in that area.
Donnie Avery (WR, IND) - Indy has faith in Donnie Avery and he is in a system that is going to throw the ball. If you are in a PPR league Avery is able to give you upside.
1 Star Pick-ups
Joique Bell (RB, DET) - keep an eye on Bell, Detroit was using him a ton during overtime, but LeShoure is the man to own in Detroit.
Ronnie Hillman (RB, DEN) - he had his first NFL game and is worth monitoring in fantasy leagues. If McGahee misses any time with injury Hillman will backup Ball.
Brandon Stokley (WR, DEN) - quietly becoming a target for Manning, but still only worth monitoring at this point.
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