Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Free Agent Pick Ups

Looking for a great free agent to claim off waivers tomorrow? I have some great ideas of guys whose ownership is down, and their production is high (or at least pretty good). So if you are suffering through injuries, looking for bye week replacements, adding depth, or just looking to get some great trade bait...take a look at these guys:

  • Mike Bell, RB Denver Broncos. Tatum Bell is suffering with two big toe sprains and will likely see limited action against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Bell lit it up against a poor Indianapolis Colts defense on Sunday, rushing for 136 yards and 2 TDs. Will he have similar stats against the Steelers? Probably not. But look who he gets in week 10...the Oakland Raiders!
  • Michael Jenkins, WR Atlanta Falcons. Jenkins started the season off really strong, and then virtually disappeared. Well now that Michael Vick has found his passing game, and the Falcons are using it, Jenkins has developed into a good number 2 receiver. In his last 2 games he has 5 catches for only 78 yards but 2 TDs. The Falcons play the stingy Detroit Lions Defense in week 9, and should put up a lot of points.
  • Doug Gabriel, WR New England Patriots. The Pats have been trying to figure out their WR core, and Gabriel has been the guy to step up. In his last 2 games he has 8 receptions for 128 yards and a TD. He isn't number 2 receiver status yet, but he could get there. He is definitely someone to keep your eye on.
  • Jerramy Stevens, TE Seattle Seahawks. Tight Ends are usually thin in fantasy football leagues. There are about 3 or 4 elite ones, and then a handful of descent ones. So if you are looking for a good bye week replacement, or you are disappointed in your TEs production, give Stevens a look. In Seneca Wallace's first game at QB he passed to stevens 3 times for 20 yards and a TD. Elite numbers? No. But he has the potential to put up similar numbers against the Raiders in week 9 and Rams in week 10.
  • Seneca Wallace, QB Seattle Seahwaks. Wallace is a shaky start, but he did throw 3 TDs against a pretty good KC defense. With Alexander out, and Morris's lack of production, he may be a descent option for you. He plays the Raiders defense who did shut down Big Ben (or did Ben shut down himself?), but regardless he has the talent at WR to put up descent numbers.
  • Justin Fargas, RB Oakland Raiders. OK, this one might be a stretch. Fargas did not start the game against the Steelers, but after a little while he became the featured back. Fargas rushed for 55 yards on 18 carries against a tough Steelers defense. If LaMont Jordan continues to hurt, he might not be a bad option.

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