The Fantasy Football Gods have rewarded some of you desperate for waiver wire gold with some nice gems for week 10. This week features a quarterback that you could ride all the way to a championship and a couple of running backs that could help your RB woes this week with enticing matchups.
Case Keenum, Houston Texans – I had Keenum in here a few weeks back but I warned that he could lose his job as soon as Schaub returned. That isn’t happening. Keenum lit up over the weekend against the Colts and has shined in two starts thus far. He and Andre Johnson could be locking in on something special and if you need a QB, this could be the horse you ride the rest of the way into the playoffs.
Mike James, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – There are a few conflicting reports about Doug Martin’s timetable but most agree it isn’t anytime soon. James had a killer game this week against one of the better defenses in the league. Was it a case of the Seahawks playing down or is James that good? You have to love his involvement in the offense. Martin will be playing one of the worst rush defenses in the leagues this week. If he’s available you have to snatch him up at this rate.
Rashad Jennings, Oakland Raiders – I had no interest in Jennings when he had time earlier this year but you have to take notice after Sunday’s game. Run DMC is still hampered by a lingering hamstring injury and Jennings should see some more time. I suspect that Jennings will be more valuable to PPR players as opposed to those in a standard scoring league. With such a great matchup coming up against the Giants he may be worth a look.
Jonathon Stewart, Carolina Panthers – Stewart is intriguing but not worth going out of your way to pickup. Carolina has one of the most crowded backfields in the NFL. But there are always going to be those weeks where one of these backs shines more than the other. Stewart has that potential and you never know when DeAngelo Williams will go down. If you have an open spot and are in a good position, he may be worth a gamble.
Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers – Crabtree is another guy who could be a real nice pickup as you head into the playoffs. I have always found Crabtree to under-deliver as a fantasy player but the value on him at this point is worth the risk. The 49ers desperately need an answer on offense and I have to think that Crabtree will be a big part of the game plan when he comes back.
Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions – Burleson is a few weeks away from coming back to the Lions. Burleson could be a real savvy pickup heading into the fantasy playoffs. Matthew Stafford throws the ball more than any other QB in the NFL. Burleson will have opportunities and while he is certainly a boom or bust player, he has the potential for several boom weeks.
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