Is Benson the Fantasy Savior?

So tremendous drama went down in one of my leagues today. A fantasy player tanked his season by trading MJD for Cedric Benson and junk. I thank sportsline by placing a tag line saying he is leading the NFL in rushing. It is only week 5. I guarantee by week 16 Benson will not still be leading the league. This was all he needed to believe MJD is done and Benson is the answer. I assume my readers know how dumb this trade was. Especially because this is a KEEPER league. Do I believe Benson is the fantasy surprise of the year? YES. Do I believe he is better then arguably the best player in PPR leagues? NO.  I also picked up Bernard Scott in this league after the trade went down. Scott is only worth a pickup if 1) you believe Benson will break down or 2) if you are in a keeper league. Scott is a rookie and has upside. He is worth the stash especially for the future.

Mike Wallace is worth a pickup. He is the #3 WR in PIT now and with the amount of balls Big Ben is throwing he warrants a fantasy roster space. All of you that managed to pick up Miles Austin (myself included) CONGRATS! Austin will be starting after the bye. He is going to be the WR surprise of the year. Anthony Gonzalez may not be back after the bye so Garcon still holds value going into week 7. Nate Washington is a sell high player. There is so much uncertainty with QB in TEN I feel uncomfortable playing any of the WRs in TEN. ESPECIALLY if Vince Young gets the nod after the bye. Eddie Royal may be back. I feel confident starting him this week against a soft secondary in SD. Braylon Edwards is for real. All of those who own him pat yourselves on the back. He went from a fantasy bust to a fantasy stud overnight (thanks for the injury Cotchery!). And to wrap things up don’t quit on Larry Johnson. He has had rough defenses to go against the first 5 games. After WAS he has VERY favorable matchups! Enjoy the sudden bump in production.


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