While Maurice Jones-Drew was busy holding out, Rashad Jennings quietly had himself an impressive preseason – proving to many that he could be a solid fantasy running back, if given the opportunity. Well, that opportunity has arrived, as Jennings is primed to be the lead back for the Jaguars after MJD suffered a Lisfranc foot injury, Sunday against the Raiders. True, MJD hasn’t been ruled out of any games past this weekend, but I don’t think we’re going to see him anytime soon. As anyone that owned Darren McFadden last season knows, Lisfranc injuries might be the most unpredictable and maddening injuries in football. In fact, McFadden suffered his at this exact time last season, and didn’t play another down – despite some limited practices. Therefore, Jennings needs to be the number 1 waiver claim this week, and if you have the chance to sell MJD, do it!
QB – Josh Freeman – TB – Mentioned him having a great matchup last week, and boy did he capitalize (420 yards & 3 TDs). Could have another very nice game this Thursday against the Vikings.
QB – Brandon Weeden – CLE – Since his dud in week 1, he’s quietly had a very solid and consistent fantasy season. Wouldn’t be surprised to see another 250 yards and 2 TD performance this week against the Chargers.
WR – Jeremy Kerley – NYJ – Seems to be settling in well in the Santonio Holmes role. Like I’ve mentioned before, I still like Hill more, but it’s hard to argue against Kerley’s production.
WR – Santana Moss – WAS – Career resurgence? Maybe. RGIII definitely trusts him in the redzone and on 3rd-downs, and could have to turn to him more with Fred Davis done for the season.
WR – Titus Young – DET – A lot of his 6 catches for 81 yards came in garbage time, and Ryan Broyles got the TD, but maybe this will spark something. After all, someone needs to step up while teams are triple-covering Megatron.
WR – Justin Blackmon – JAX – This is a complete gut-call because obviously the stats don’t back me up. The Jaguars are awful, and at some point they have to start forcing him the ball. If he could just get 10+ targets a game, he’d put up respectable numbers.
RB – Jonathan Dwyer – PIT – Looked really good against the Bengals on Sunday, and who knows when Mendenhall and Redman will return.
RB – Jamie Harper – TEN – While CJ2K finally gave fantasy owners what they were owed, I’m sure they were all still angered by the 2 goal-line TDs Harper vultured. Could be Brandon Jacobs 2.0 the rest of the way, and has a solid matchup with the Colts this week.
RB – Kendall Hunter – SF – With Frank Gore suffering a rib injury late in last weeks’ game, Hunter was called on to close. While the injury won’t cause him to miss any time, at some point, the 49ers will limit Gore’s workload – meaning more opportunity for Hunter.
TE – Dustin Keller – NYJ – Finally looked healthy and in-sync with Sanchez again. He’s obviously the first option in the Jets’ passing game, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a top-8 fantasy TE the rest of the way.
TE – Chris Cooley – WAS – Back with the Redskins now that Fred Davis is done for the season with a torn Achilles. Who knows what kind of shape he’s in, or if he’ll start right away, but might be worth the add just to see what happens.
DEF – New England vs. St. Louis – Green Bay vs. Jacksonville – Miami vs. NYJ – Oakland vs. Kansas City – Detroit vs. Seattle
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