Week seven is just about in the books and the season is moving right along. The heart of every owners fantasy schedule lies ahead and the next few weeks can lead you down the road to fantasy glory or fantasy failure. Rarely do teams that play it safe make it to the playoff or into the championship game. You have to dig for the unearthed gold in free agency, make a trade, or hope those sleeper picks step up like you thought they would to guide you to the promise land. So sit down, buckle up, and hold on tight because the true start to your fantasy destiny is starting now.
Vincent Brown, Wide Receiver San Diego Chargers – Coming into the 2012 season the San Diego Chargers had high hopes for Vincent Brown. However, his season ended before it started getting injured early in the preseason and was not able to get back on the field for the rest of the year. Now in 2013 it seemed that the Chargers and fantasy managers alike all forgot about the talent that Vincent Brown brings to the table. The first three weeks of the season Vincent Brown was merely an afterthought in the Chargers offense, but over the last two weeks Philip Rivers has rediscovered Brown and they have been connecting on a regular basis. If his targets and receptions continue at the same level the touchdowns surely will follow. I would argue that Vincent Brown is the best receiving talent in San Diego today. Big games lie ahead for Vincent Brown so you should go out and get him while you can. BOOM
Matt Schaub, Quarterback Houston Texans – I know that I shouldn’t kick a man when he is down, but Schaub has taken his level of play down a notch just about every season. I also understand that it is not entirely his fault as he has been put in bad spots on more than one occasion by his coaching staff, but the public blame has to be placed somewhere and the easiest target is Schaub. The Houston Texans have talented players on both sides of the ball and they should not be getting destroyed by an average St. Louis Rams team. His statistics were not terrible when he was injured, as he did not have any interceptions, but at the same time he did not have any touchdowns either. If you have a second option you need to look elsewhere immediately due to the injury and scan the horizon even if he is able to come back. BUST
On a side note any Houston Texans fan that cheered his injury there is something wrong with your way of thinking. If your UPS man was an overall jerk would you cheer if he turned around and broke his leg walking down from your stairs? Matt Schaub is a good guy that has run into some bad luck, poor on field decision making, and some terrible coaching recently. Give the guy a break!
Heath Miller, Tight End Pittsburgh Steelers – Heath Miller’s 2012 season was cut short due to injury, but at the time he went down he was on pace for career highs in almost every category. Miller has always been one of Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite targets and in the new offensive scheme that they are running in Pittsburgh it is beneficial to anyone putting their hands up in 2013. Millers first game back in week 3 he saw limited action, but between weeks 4 and 6 Heath Miller saw 15 targets and caught 12 of them. His downfall so far has been the lack of touchdowns, but that is sure to come in the next weeks. He is still a reasonable buy low and even a possible waiver add in shallower leagues. If you have the chance to get him in your lineup I suggest doing so right away. BOOM
Justin Blackmon, Wide Receiver Jacksonville Jaguars – I know that I have repeatedly bashed the Jacksonville Jaguars offense in 2013 and to be honest I will continue to do so, but Justin Blackmon is going to be an every week contributor from here on out. He finished off the 2012 season playing some amazing football and with the Jaguars likely playing from behind in just about every game this season garbage time numbers should stack up fast. Abandoning the run game early and often will allow Justin Blackmon to pad his numbers to a low level number 1 wide receiver or high level number 2 wide receiver from here on out. BOOM
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