Monday, September 23, 2013

Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

Jake Locker, QB, Titans- Week 3 Stats: 23 of 37 for 299 pass yds, 1 pass TD, 5 car for 68 rush yds, 1 rush TD

Locker got the job done on the ground and in the air in the Titans 20-17 come from behind win over the Chargers. He completed seven passes to six different receivers on the 94 yard, game winning drive. Capped off by a 34 yard touchdown bomb to rookie Justin Hunter with just 15 seconds left. Tennessee is approaching a rough stretch of games (Jets, Chiefs, at Seahawks), but Jake's got a big arm and could be a serviceable fill-in starter with bye weeks rapidly approaching.

Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets- Week 3 Stats: 5 rec, 154 rec yds, 1 rec TD

Heading into this season it was uncertain whether or not we would ever see the Santonio Holmes of old, but after a breakout performance (5 for 154 and a score) in New York's 27-20 win over Buffalo, it appears he's got his swagger back. Jets' receivers are going to be frustratingly inconsistent throughout the season due to the fact that Geno Smith is going to have his good days and bad days, but its encouraging to see that Holmes still has the potential for a breakout game.

Jason Snelling, RB, Falcons- Week 3 Stats: 11 car, 53 rush yds, 4 rec, 58 rec yds, 1 rec TD

It appears that Snelling, not Jacquizz Rodgers, is the fantasy back to target in Atlanta whenever Steven Jackson is sidelined. The seventh year back out of Virginia finished up the day with over 110 all purpose yards, had the second most receptions on the team, and saw the lion's share of their red zone workload in their 27-23 loss to the Dolphins. Jackson is expected to miss the next two games with a thigh injury making Snelling a sneaky flex play, especially in PPR leagues.

Donnie Avery, WR, Chiefs- Week 3 Stats: 7 rec, 141 rec yds

The Chiefs check-downed their way to a 26-16 victory in head coach Andy Ried's return to Philadelphia Thursday night. Quarterback Alex Smith linked up with wide out Donnie Avery seven times for 141 yards, while their number one option, Dwayne Bowe, finished up with a measly one catch for nine yards. Its clear that Smith is playing it safe, avoiding deep throws and instead looking for the easy targets. If that style of play continues, Avery stands to be the clear beneficiary.

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Colts- Week 3 Stats: 19 car, 95 rush yds, 1 rush TD, 3 rec, 16 rec yds

Trent Richardson who? Chances are someone in your league panic-dropped the veteran back after the Colts traded a first round pick for their running back of the future last week. But that didn't stop Bradshaw from running all over one of alleged best run defenses in the league yesterday, in Indy's 27-7 win in San Francisco. Ahmad will continue to see plenty of action, especially in obvious passing situations. I wouldn't advise starting Bradshaw, but he certainly is worthy of a roster spot and can be owned in more than a quarter of all leagues.

-fresh (@danye33)

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