Buy And Sell – Week 13
A Few “Oops-es”
So, I missed on the Ronnie Hillman stuff- so did everyone mid-week. Who knew that Knowshon Moreno would be resurrected from the dead and given the football 20 times, to boot? Certainly not I. But, you DO still want the Denver running back, whoever that may be. As long as Moreno remains the starter, get him in your lineups. Kenny Britt… yeah. He’s just not Kenny Britt. What can I say?
WEEK 13 BUY!!!
Do your best day-trader impression and click furiously until you have the following IN your roster:
Anyone Facing the Eagles
We knew Cam Newton was good, but wow. The Eagles just don’t look right, and haven’t for awhile. The next three lucky signal callers? Tony Romo, Josh Freeman, and Andy Dalton. I like Freeman and Dalton a lot as it is, and unless I own a top-3 guy, I’m using each of the three when they face Philly.
The Red Rifle is good. Nine touchdowns and zero interceptions over his last three games. I mean, what more can I say? Not a huge yardage guy, but when you’re piling up touchdowns, you don’t need to be.
After a tough matchup against Tampa Bay (who can only defend the run, it would seem) this week, Moreno gets two nice ones out of his final three against Oakland and Cleveland. Oh, and he’s a starting running back getting a lot of touches on a good offense. Did I mention that previously somewhere?
Yes, again. Quizz has a great matchup this week against New Orleans and I believe this is finally the week he gets more carries than Turner. 13 for 17 yards is the very definition of “Not gonna cut it.”
If you missed the boat on Cecil Shorts, Blackmon is a decent consolation prize. He followed up his 236-yard effort with 5-for-62 and a score. Not bad. Chad Henne has been serviceable and Blackmon’s targets have increased since Henne took the helm.
Apparently, half-healthy Pierre Garcon is healthy enough. He was the leader in targets amongst Redskins receivers and remains a dangerous playmaker. The best part? He may still be available on waivers in your league.
The Packers looked bad. Real bad. The return of Mr. Pushups certainly can’t hurt matters, and I think Jennings will be back up to full speed this time around. Remember, when he’s healthy, Jennings is one of the most explosive receivers in the entire league and still has a certain Aaron Rodgers throwing to him.
In the past two weeks, Rudolph has 119 yards receiving and two touchdowns. While he did take a nasty hit from Bears linebacker Lance Briggs last week (and is questionable this week as a result), if he plays, I want him in my lineup.
Especially this week against the Buccaneers. He’s a name to look at if you’re hurting at a very thin tight-end position.
Get these guys out of your lineup before they cause more damage.
You’re hopefully not playing him anyway, but if his 355-yard performance last Sunday impressed you, it shouldn’t. First, it was the Chargers. Second, it was an overtime game. Third, he still only had one touchdown.
Plenty of better quarterbacks out there. While he does have a 7:1 TD to interception ratio over the past three weeks, I doubt that will continue this week against Chicago (or next against Arizona, for that matter).
Quarterbacks I’d rather use this week over the above two: Chad Henne, Eli Manning, Colin Kaepernick, and (gulp) Brandon Weeden
Even if DeMarco Murray doesn’t come back, I don’t like the ever-injured Felix this week. Not even against the Eagles.
Jacquizz Rodgers. End of story. I’ve been saying it for awhile, but much more importantly the Falcons seem to be picking up the same sentiment: Turner’s time is up.
Ballard just doesn’t find the endzone. More maddeningly, the Indianapolis backfield seems to be trending back towards a time share. Not to mention, Andrew Luck scores plenty of rushing TDs himself. Both Colts rushers should be avoided.
Running backs I’d rather use this week over the above three: Jacquizz Rodgers, Knowshon Moreno, Bryce Brown, and (gulp) Jonathan Dwyer. Also Michael Bush, whether or not Matt Forte is ruled out.
Williams hasn’t broken 3 catches or 30 yards over the past two weeks. Translation: he shouldn’t be in your lineup headed into the fantasy playoffs.
Like Williams, Jones is trending in the wrong direction. His goose-egg last week is a sign of things to come, and his value only takes a bigger hit with the return of Greg Jennings. Remember all those early-season touchdowns? Yeah. Now forget them. Jones is droppable.
If only Brady Quinn wasn’t the Chiefs quarterback. You really have to feel sorry for Bowe, who has been such a wasted talent this season. Still, sentiments don’t win fantasy championships, points do.
Wide Receivers I’d rather use this week over the above three: Cecil Shorts, T.Y. Hilton, Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, and Jeremy Maclin.
Enough, already. I just don’t get it, man.
Tight Ends I’d rather use this week over Vernon: Dustin Keller, Jacob Tamme, Kyle Rudolph, Dwayne Allen.
Best of luck in Week 13. As always, you can tweet me: @petethegreekff