Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 9/30/13
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Peterson, Thomkins and more
September 30, 2013
We’re coming off a busy Sunday in the NFL, so as usual there are plenty of fantasy considerations to monitor this morning. While we’re waiting on this week’s edition of “Monday Night Football,” which will make or break many teams’ current games, let’s take a look at some of the hot topics and noteworthy players around the world of fantasy football this morning. Here’s the latest.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Aren’t you glad you spent that No. 1 pick on Peterson? He put on another show yesterday against the Steelers in London (in what was technically a home game for Minnesota), posting 140 rush yards and a pair of touchdowns on 23 carries. He’s now been in double-digits in fantasy scoring during every week this season.
You’ll have to figure out what to do with Peterson next week; he and the Vikings will be on a well-deserved bye. After that, you can slot him right back into your lineup for Week 6 against the Panthers.
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Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Not to be outdone, Charles had himself a pretty darn good game as well. He was a multi-dimensional threat against the hapless Giants defense, posting 65 rush yards on 18 carries, then adding 62 receiving yards and a score on a team-high (tie) five grabs. The TD gives him four on the season.
Charles will see Tennessee next week, and he may not be able to find as much running room as he did here. The Titans rush defense has been pretty solid thus far.
Reggie Bush, RB, Detroit Lions: While we’re on the subject of excellent fantasy performances from running backs yesterday, let’s take a look at Bush. He was great in his first taste of the Lions-Bears rivalry, posting 139 rush yards and a TD along with 34 receiving yards in a big Detroit win. He managed 18 carries and four receptions in the victory.
The best news of all for fantasy owners is that Bush’s knee injury didn’t seem to bother him at all. The issue caused him to sit out Week 3 in Washington, but he should be just fine for the Lions’ next game in Green Bay.
Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns: Those owners who took our (and just about everyone else’s) advice on adding Cameron after his big Week 1 game are reaping the benefits now. He posted another stellar outing yesterday against the Bengals, leading the team to victory with 91 yards and a score on 10 grabs.
It seems a little crazy, but Cameron is now one of the focal points of the Browns offense--and they’re doing well. They’ve rattled off two consecutive Trent-Richardson-less victories, and will try their luck against Buffalo on Thursday to open up Week 5.
Kenbrell Thomkins, WR, New England Patriots: Thomkins’ two-touchdown performance in Week 3 had owners scrambling to the waiver wire to put him in their lineups for Week 4, and he made things pay off last night against the Falcons. The undrafted rookie nabbed six passes for 127 yards and a touchdown, showcasing the trust that Patriots QB already has in him.
New England will be in Cincinnati in Week 5, and Thomkins has played well enough to earn a starting spot in your fantasy lineup. Consider him a nice WR3 or flex play.
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