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Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 12 Waiver Wire Report
November 19, 2013
Week 12 Waiver Moves
Donald Brown - Brown had an incredible performance under the bright lights on Thursday night football in Nashville. Brown helped to carry the Colts after they got off to a slow start, and he added the much needed boost to the Colts running game. Brown rushed for 80 yards and scored two touchdowns on 14 carries against the Titans. The Colts will not sit Trent Richardson, but there is every reason to believe that Brown will start to get the majority of the carries for the Colts moving forward. Brown has played his way into being a major piece of the Colts offense and he has also played his way onto the rosters of fantasy football teams. Brown is looking like nothing less than a solid flex option for the rest of the season, but be wary because the Colts go to Kansas City week 16, Fantasy Football Championship Week.
Bobby Rainey - Rainey had a monster game against the Falcons, and now he will be the top option for many fantasy owners from the waiver wire. Rainey has earned a roster spot as it looks like he will be the starting running back in Tampa Bay for the rest of the season. However, fantasy owners should not expect such monster production from Rainey going forward. On Sunday Rainey took advantage of a great matchup, but the Buccaneers have some tough games remaining on their schedule. The Bucs go to Carolina in two weeks and the 49ers come to Tampa Bay during week 15. Despite a few tough games, The Buccaneers have seen a dramatic improvement in their running game, and Rainey should be, at worst, a solid flex option moving forward.
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Rod Streater - Streater had a very strong game Sunday against the Texans. Streater caught 6 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. Streater has a chance to continue getting more production if McGloin remains the starting quarterback for the Raiders. Just like the Foles/Cooper connection developed in Philadelphia, Steater appears to be the favorite target of McGloin. Steater has some difficult matchups remaining, but if McGloin becomes the starting QB in Oakland, than Streater would become the best fantasy wide receiver in Oakland.
Delanie Walker - As we have seen all this season, when a team is forced to change quarterbacks, there is also a change to the distribution of targets. Delanie Walker has become a fantasy monster at the tight end position since Ryan Fitzpatrick has taken over as quarterback for the Titans the second time. Walker had a breakout game of sorts on Thursday night against the Colts where he caught 10 balls for 91 yards and a touchdown. Walker has a total of 22 catches for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns with Fitzpatrick as the starter. Before fantasy owners anoint Walker with the title of a "must-start," it must be noted that Walker's production did not change much the first time Fitzpatrick took over for the Titans in weeks 5 and 6. On the same token, Walker and Fitzpatrick appear to have a nice on field rapport, and the Titans have a great fantasy playoff schedule for the tight end position. Walker is a must add for any team that is looking to improve their tight end spot, and he could be a valuable asset during weeks 14-16, the fantasy football playoff.
Michael Floyd - Floyd finally had an attention grabbing statline, and now fantasy owners will begin to ponder the idea of adding him from the waiver wire. Floyd has very quietly had a nice season, and he is actually the leading receiver on the Cardinals. For the year, Floyd has 42 catches for 657 yards and 3 touchdowns as compared to Fitzgerald who has 45 catches for 554 yards and 6 touchdowns. Floyd's fantasy value is highly dependent on the matchup and Carson Palmer's arm, and that makes him a risky fantasy play. However, he could be worth an add since he is on pace to have a 1000 yard season, and he could score 2-3 more touchdowns this year.
Other Players to Note
Marquise Goodwin - Goodwin had a good game against the Jets, and his highlighted plays will garner the attention of fantasy owners. However, the Bills played the Jets without their top two Wide Receivers, and Goodwin's production is not sustainable since he will lose targets when Johnson and Woods return to the field, which should be next week.
Carson Palmer - Palmer had a huge game which may convince some fantasy owners to take a flier on him this week, and that would be a bad idea. Palmer's big game happened because he was able to take advantage of the great matchup. Palmer is not about to turn into his old fantasy stud form, and fantasy owners should leave Palmer on the waiver wire.
Garrett Graham - Graham had a monster game against the Raiders where he caught 7 balls for 134 yards and a touchdown. This was by far Graham's best game of the season, and it will definitely attract the attention of fantasy owners. However, fantasy owners should note that Graham had not been a major factor in the Texans offense before this game, and Owen Daniels is expected to be back on the field in a few weeks.
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