Week 10: Fantasy Football – Waiver Wire Pick-Ups:
Nick Foles – 25% Yahoo! owned – Nick Foles had the type of game that has to leave even his closest friends and family scratching their heads again. Nick Foles is NOT Michael Vick, that’s for sure, but who is Michael Vick anyway? At times, he’s been great. At times, he’s been mediocre. At (many) times, he’s been banged up. On a day that the city of Philadelphia needed some help and seemingly had nowhere to turn, Nick Foles threw for 7 touchdowns. Who are you, Nick Foles?
Foles: “Hey, I went 22 for 28, 406 Passing Yards and SEVEN TOUCHDOWNS!”
Fantasy Owners: “Whooo is this?”
Mike James – 49% Yahoo! owned – James absolutely shredded one of the top defensive fronts in the NFL (SEA). James ran for 158 Yards on 28 Carries. He hasn’t hit the end-zone yet, but the talent is there. He’s surprisingly available in a large percentage of leagues. Go add this guy – Nuff’ Said!
Shane Vereen – 46% Yahoo! owned – Vereen is eligible to return Week 11 from a broken wrist injury. If Week 1 was any indicator of New England’s plans for Vereen, the fantasy football world should be all over this add. Vereen slashed Buffalo in Week 1 for 101 Rushing Yards and 58 Receiving Yards. Known as one of 2013’s top fantasy football sleepers, Shane Vereen will be relevant once again. Add him if he’s somehow available in your league.
Andre Brown – 36% Yahoo! owned – It’s been reported that the Giants are working Brown back into their offensive scheme and continue to include him on a package of plays throughout practice. Remember that the Giants are currently featuring 3 other RBs. The target date for Brown’s return is Week 10, but we see him as a more reliable flex play in Week 11 and beyond. If he is available add him, watch his workload in Week 10 and be thinking about using him down the road.
Rashad Jennings – 9% Yahoo! owned – Shockingly, Darren McFadden is injured again!?! Sarcasm aside, McFadden re-aggravated a hamstring injury and will miss next weeks game. Jennings will get the workload vs. NYG in Week 10 and should be added.
Jonathan Stewart – 18% Yahoo! owned – Speculative add here. Carolina has 3 RBs at command here with Stewart back in the fold – DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart. Should an injury occur to one of the RBs, Stewart becomes relevant. In other news here, we think that with Stewart back it does more hurting to the Carolina backfield than it does helping in a fantasy perspective.
Riley Cooper – 11% Yahoo! owned – Cooper notched an astounding 139 Receiving Yards and 3 TDs vs. an Oakland Pass Defense that is normally competitive. Cooper showed chemistry with Foles, adding his second 100 yard game of the season – both being with Nick Foles at QB. That’s an equation that adds up and should looked at seriously. We view Cooper as a strong addition to any fantasy squad this week. Philly plays GB in Week 10, who are coming off a short-week as they play on Monday Night. Look for Chip Kelly and the Eagles to exploit this defense who have shown to have holes throughout the season. That’s good info and deserving of 10% of your earnings! (See Video:)
Aaron Dobson – 36% Yahoo! owned – Dobson is coming off consecutive strong performances. In Week 8, Dobson grabbed 4 Receptions for 60 Yards and a TD as the X receiver – whereas in Week 9, he reeled in 5 Receptions for 130 Yards and 2 TDs. With Amendola and Gronk back, Dobson should see light coverage and continue to see the Targets and attention of Tom Brady. View Dobson as a 3/4WR.