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Waiver Wire Week 8

Where is John Carlson? Have you seen this TE?
The FAAB bids are crafted for standard 12 team leagues. If your league is deeper, ultra competitive or you’re just desperate need to fill a starting position, be sure to add a few bucks onto the price. It’s better to overspend than to not get the player you need.

Flavors of the Week

Kenny Britt WR After a night of boozing at a strip-club… Britt went OFF for 225 yards and 3 TD’s to lead ALL NFL players in fantasy scoring this week. Still not universally owned, he should be scarfed up if he’s available, although you shouldn’t expect this kind of performance again… ever. FAAB $35

Lee Evans WR Clearly, Lee Evans has become Ryan Fitzpatrick’s favorite Red-Zone Target. Evans hauled in 3 TD’s and 105 yards this week. Expect him to be a decent WR3 option from here on out. FAAB $25

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB Who would of thought the best Fitz in the NFL this season would be a former backup QB in Buffalo? Fitzpatrick outscored the entire season output of Cardinal WR Fitzgerald in one game. Ryan Fitzpatrick put up 374 passing yards and 4 TD’s in Week 7. For all those who have the “once is an accident, twice is a trend…” mindset; Fitzpatrick went for 220 yards and 3 TD’s in Week 5 (Buffalo had a bye in Week 6). Don’t expect stat lines like this every week, but he’s proven he is capable of putting up very good numbers. FAAB $18

David Gettis WR Gettis shredded the San Francisco 49er’s in Week 7 for eight catches totaling 125 yards and 2 TD’s. With opposing defenses rolling coverage towards WR Steve Smith, Gettis has the potential to be a useful WR3 option from here on out. Although, don’t expect gaudy stat lines like this very often. FAAB $13

John Kitna QB Kitna figures to be the Cowboys QB for at least six weeks with Tony Romo out (broken clavicle). Kitna has already shown his affinity for Dez Bryant by connecting with him for two 15-yard TD passes against the Giants. Add Miles Austin, Roy Williams and Jason Witten to the mix and Kitna should be able to produce solid fantasy numbers whether or not he sucks and is afraid to get hit. FAAB $10

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John Carlson TE I know, he only had 1 catch for 3 yards on Sunday, but when opposing defenses start giving Mike Williams more attention things will open up more for Carlson. Seattle faces an Oakland defense in Week 8 that gives up the 6th most fantasy points to opposing Tight Ends, making Carlson a very capable bye week fill in. He’s only 45% owned.

Davone Bess WR 5 catches for 37 yards and 1 TD in Week 6 and 6 catches for 66 yards and 1 TD in week 7. Bess is a Devin Hester clone, only bigger and minus Jay Cutler. He’s only 41% owned. [Editor’s note: Devin Hester clone? That’s insulting.]

Steve Johnson WR Hey, why not just add the entire Buffalo Bills offense? Nah…don’t do that, but their passing attack is white-hot. Steve Johnson has now scored a TD in 4 straight games and hauled in 8 catches for 158 yards and 1 TD in Week 7. Ryan Fitzpatrick must have both his starting WR’s on his fantasy team because he’s stuffing their stats. If you’re in need of a WR, grab Johnson now, he’s only 38% owned.

Mike Williams WR (Seattle) If Mike Williams did these type of things when Matt Millen drafted him we might not have to listen to Millen ramble through telecasts on Sundays. But he didn’t and we do. That was the old Mike Williams, the 2010 BMW has caught 21 passes for 210 yards and 1 TD over the last two weeks. Better add him while you can, he’s only 30% owned.

Deep League Fliers

Anthony Armstrong WR Armstrong has emerged as one of McNabb’s favorite deep threats. Although Armstrong only caught 2 balls for 45 yards in Week 7, he was targeted several times. He’s only 9% owned.

Mike Hart RB With Addai out and Donald Brown slow to recover from a hamstring injury, Mike Hart at least figures to get a good portion of Indy’s ground attack on Monday Night vs Houston. He’s only 6% owned.

Jacob Tamme TE With Dallas Clark out for the season Indy has to line someone up at TE. Peyton Manning can turn average NFL players into elite ones in a hurry, so why not Tamme? He’s only 5% owned.

Matt Moore QB With the Jimmy Clausen experiment apparently over for now, Moore gets another shot. He threw for 308 yards and 2 TD’s against the Niners. Moore has Steve Smith and a talented group of up and coming WR’s at his disposal. If you’re thin at QB, give Matt Moore a look, currently only 5% owned.

James Jones WR Jones had 4 catches for 107 yards against the Vikings and appears to be picking up some of the slack in the Packers passing game since Jermicheal Finley was slapped with the IR tag. With defenses giving most of their attention to Jennings and Driver, Jones could post some useful numbers. He’s only 2% owned.

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