Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

Brian Rianey, RB, Buccaneers- Week 11 Stats: 30 car, 163 rush yds, 2 rec, 4 rec yds, 1 rec TD

Well that escalated quickly... Last week Rainey was in a back-up timeshare with Brian Leonard and this week he's getting 30+ touches and three touchdowns. Granted it was against an atrocious Atlanta team, but the undrafted back out of Western Kentucky was still able to triple teammate Doug Martin's seasonal trips to the end zone in his first career game as a starter. With running back reliability being shaky at best league wide, Rainey is an intriguing play the rest of the year. Ambitious owners may have seen this coming and scooped him up last week, but there's a good chance he's still out there in your league, and could be a difference maker come playoff time.

Donald Brown, RB, Colts- Week 11 Stats: 14 car, 80 rush yds, 2 rush TD, 1 rec, 14 rec yds

The Trent Richardson fantasy fire sale has officially commenced thanks to the Donald's two touchdown coming out party on Thursday Night Football last week. Those paying close attention to the running back situation in Indianapolis knew it would only be a matter of time before Brown surpassed Richardson, whose yards per carry have dropped to embarrassing 2.8, on the fantasy relevance depth chart. But his most recent performance in the Colt's 30-27 win over the Titans should seal T-Rich's fate. Brown is available in close to 70% of all Yahoo! league and should make for a serviceable flex play moving forward, whereas Richardson is now 100% dropable in all non-dynasty leagues.

Rod Streater, WR, Raiders- Week 11 Stats- 6 rec, 84 rec yds, 1 rec TD

Streater was the main beneficiary of replacement QB's Matt McGloin's big day in Houston, hauling in a team high six catches for 84 yards and a score. McGloin tossed three TD's in the 28-23 win, and brought hope to a passing game that turned stagnant with Terrelle Pryor under center. Streater ceiling remains a low-end WR3 at best, but at this point in the season any startable player is worth adding.

Carlson Palmer, QB, Cardinals- Week 11 Stats- 30 of 42 for 419 pass yds, 2 pass TDs

Parlmer made it rain in the swamps of Jacksonville Sunday, throwing for a season high 419 yards and a pair of scores in Arizona's 27-14 victory. Michael Floyd was had a huge game as well, catching 6 passes for 193 yards and a score. Granted the big day came against the second worse scoring defense in the league, it's still an encouraging sight for those who had been waiting all year for any sign of fantasy life from Palmer, a guy who threw for more than 4k and 20+ scores with way worse weapons around him.

Delanie Walker, TE, Titans- Week 11 Stats- 10 rec, 91 rec yds, 1 rec TD

Walker caught all 10 of the balls that came his way in the Titans 30-27 shootout loss to the Colts last week. The odds are we won't see production that high again from the the longtime vet out of Central Missouri, but at position as top heavy as tight end, there are many worse options out there to own. His five touchdowns on the season rank fifth among all TE's.

-fresh (@danye33)

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