Week 10 Sunday Review

Legarrette Blount was abandoned once again by Raheem Morris this week. At this point Blount is only safe as a RB #2/Flex Play depending on the opponent. Even when he was successful last week vs. the Saints, the Bucs made him an afterthought due to their hope of getting Josh Freeman on a roll. Until Freeman is able to prove some consistency he is not a good start. He has 7 interceptions in his last three games and is a liability which takes Mike Williams value down with him.

Both Robert Meachem and Lance Moore will only carry value based on who scores and to guess week to week in the Saints offense is nearly impossible. If you can trade one on both based on name value or a solid week then do so. Graham and Colston are the only two trustworthy options.

Even with Mike Wallace receiving more targets this week, Antonio Brown is the real deal and finished with the higher total yardage. He should be added in all leagues or traded for if you can get him from a lesser informed owner in your league.

Brandon Lloyd had 9 targets in  Week 10 and has instant chemistry with Bradford given his familiarity with the system. That’s 22 targets in two games and there is no reason to believe he won’t be Bradford’s primary target.

Bench all of your Colts. Curtis Painter was benched once again for Orlovsky and neither is lighting up the town. The Colts have been one of the more anemic offenses the past several weeks and things don’t look to be moving in the right direction.

Reggie Bush is having a break out year in terms of being a true running back. He is averaging 4.8 YPC on the season and has 3 scores in two games. He should hold on to the starting job going ahead and continue his 10-15 touches per game. Trade Brandon Marshall, he has been one of the most ineffective wide receivers in the red zone and you can do better than hope for big yardage days. His name still carries value and you may be able to find a buyer willing to give up a better, more consistent threat.

Sell Tim Tebow while you can at his peak. The move to the option scheme is cause for worry as Tebow completed two passes on eight attempts. Think that’s really going to work in the long run? While he is a gamer and will put up points, use his value to trade for real depth in you have him and are looking at a playoff birth in your league.

Be wary of the situation in Arizona now that John Skelton has posted two solid games in a row. Kevin Kolb will likely get his job back, but Skelton has energized this team and they may stick with him just until he faults. Early Doucet should be owned if you can get him off the wire in shallower leagues. He is a solid WR #3 and has been targeted by both quarterbacks as a go to guy every time Fitz is facing extra defenders.

Snatch Earl Bennett off waivers if you are in need of a WR #3 with upside. He now has posted 176 yards with a score in the two games since his return to full health and is Jay Cutler’s number one look.

Jeremy Maclin suffered a hammy strain late in the game Sunday and was unable to return. This after he suffered a bruised shoulder early in the game. Hamstring pulls are tough to get over at this point in the season and the Eagles are playing for nothing but pride.

Keep tabs on the injuries to both Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno. Each was forced out of Sunday’s game with injury, Moreno with the more serious ailment of a strained knee. McGahee stated he would have been able to return in an emergency with a pulled hamstring but should not be depended on given the Broncos Thursday night game. Lance Ball will be the guy to claim off waivers since he will most likely carry the load.

Frank Gore was held to 6 carries for 0 yards Sunday, the first time in 70 games for the 49ers stud. He apparently suffered a knee injury but was supposedly able to return if needed. Don’t expect him to participate much if any all week, but you better have another option in case things are worse than expected.

Matt Cassel left the stadium with a cast protecting his throwing hand, focused on keeping two of his fingers immobilized. A cast is never a good sign, especially when it’s on a quarterback.

Julio Jones left Sunday’s game with an injury after just one game back. No specifics on what he injured, but he did walk off into the dressing rooms on his own. If word comes down it was to his hamstring once again, get ready for the Falcons to take it easy on him and most likely rest him next week.

Sell high on Marshawn Lynch now! He posted a stellar game this week and does have a nice opponent in the Rams next week, but he faces the Bears and 49ers in weeks 15 and 16. Those are the two last weeks of the fantasy playoffs and you can do much better. If you already have him and are a lock to get in, trade for a back with better match ups. Even if you are not a lock, this offense is red zone anemic and you may be able to get a more dependable player to fill a hole on your squad.


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