Week 9 saw some great and equally terrible play from backup quarterbacks around the league. Case Keenum looks like the breath of fresh air that that the Houston Texans have been waiting for all season, while on the other hand Seneca Wallace reminded us why he is a career back up while taking over for an injured Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay on Monday night. The Packers are going to have to ride Eddie Lacy and James Starks for the next few weeks through a tough NFC North division in hopes that they can hang on. This is the time of year to be keeping a close eye on the waivers as the next man up is going to be the next big star. Monitor your injuries and other managers for that matter and see if there is a diamond in the rough waiting to be swiped up. With Week 10 just around the corner let’s get down to it.
Marvin Jones, Wide Receiver Cincinnati Bengals – Truly since about week 2 of the NFL season Marvin Jones has been a semi reliable fantasy option. While his targets and yards were down he still managed to grab a few touchdowns here and there making him a nice WR3/4 option. Over the last 4 weeks he has seen no less than 5 targets and has turned in some monster performances. With defenses focusing on A.J. Green it has allowed Marvin Jones room to roam and he has capitalized with 6 touchdowns over his last 4 games. Granted 4 of those touchdowns came in week 8, but he has averaged 80 yards per game over that same stretch. If you were lucky enough to score him over waivers over the last few weeks don’t be afraid to plug him into your lineup on a weekly basis. On the other side if you already own him you may be able to take advantage of his hot streak and score an all pro #1 wide receiver if packaged with the right player. BOOM
Trent Richardson, Running Back Indianapolis Colts – I don’t like admitting when I am wrong, but I was way off on my assessment of this guy. The Browns are looking like the true winners in this deal by collecting upcoming draft picks and dumping an asset that had more perceived value than actual value. Don’t get me wrong I think that Richardson is a solid player and can make defenses respect the run, but he is just not very explosive. When compared to fellow alum Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers there just isn’t any comparison at this point. Lacy shows the burst that you would expect of a top notch running back where Richardson just seems to be a plodder. Again I will be the first to admit that when he was traded to Indianapolis I exhausted some efforts trying to get him on my teams, but I am much happier now that I didn’t take that plunge. BUST
Pierre Thomas, Running Back New Orleans Saints – Pierre Thomas has always been about as consistent as they come. Not a player to demand the ball and always knows his place in the offense. Week 10 brings an opportunity versus a Dallas Cowboys team that cannot stop the run if their lives depended on it. I assume that Darren Sproles with miss the upcoming matchup due to a concussion and that only boosts Pierre Thomas’s already consistent value. Look for him to have a great week 10 and solid season from here on out. If you can pick him up on the cheap from a desperate or deep owner you should make the play now. BOOM
Justin Blackmon, Wide Receiver Jacksonville Jaguars – A second substance abuse violation? Only weeks after his return from a previous substance abuse violation? This BOOM went to BUST faster than a Jacksonville 3 and out. BUST
*On that note this does bump up Cecil Shorts value a little bit. I would look to score him at a buy low rate right now and hope that he gets enough targets to make a difference.
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