We are one week away from the fantasy football playoffs and you need help. You have a key player on a bye week or you need a boost and you run to the waiver wire. While you won’t find any sneaky pickups available this week, you may just find the short-term relief you’re looking for.
Mike Glennon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Believe it or not Glennon has turned into a damned good fantasy football quarterback. I wouldn’t have believed it but he has become a steady, reliable QB that generally offers double digits week to week. With the exception of the Miami game (and the Dolphins are tremendous against QBs), he has been pretty damned good if you look at his numbers. I am certainly convinced.
Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals – Floyd has a beautiful day on Sunday putting up 25 points in standard scoring leagues. While it was only his second double digit game this year, he has been pretty consistent as a low WR2, high WR3. He has a juicy matchup against the 25th worse defense against wide receivers in the Colts this weekend. I’d certainly take a stab at him if you need a one-week filler or have room on your bench to take a gamble.
Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions – Burleson is back in business this week and he needs to be on your roster if he is available. Burleson is stepping back into one of the most prolific offenses of this generation. Calvin is always going to get his but Burleson will also get his opportunities at some juicy one-on-one matchups. I like him as a WR3 going forward.
Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings – Wright came out of nowhere this week with two TDs in an offense that has been as inconsistent as it gets throughout the season. It could be a one week flash but you have to take notice whenever a new QB and WR connect for two TDs. I am intrigued enough to take a shot going forward if he were available to me.
Donald Brown, Indianapolis Colts – As someone who got hosed by Donald Brown the last two seasons I can tell you that I am not happy about what is going on here. Now the kid is finally producing! He is hot right now and while he has some tough matchups coming up, you can’t ignore his momentum. The Colts are a running offense and you have to like that when you look at the wire and still see this guy hanging around.
Montee Ball, Denver Broncos – I am not sure yet if there is truly something to see here or if this was a one-week wonder. I do know that the Broncos brought in Ball to be their goal-line back or so I thought. He had two TDs last week and I have to think he’ll have some opportunities once again against a depleted Patriots defense.
Rob Housler, Arizona Cardinals – Don’t look now but Housler has become quite an efficient tight end. He and Palmer have something going and while he didn’t score this week, he still had a decent week for a tight end. During the last four games Housler and Palmer have connected for at least 50 yards. I like him a lot moving forward.
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