This is the new waiver wire edition I've moved to earlier in the week to give you guys the chance to actually pick these guys up! Here we go....
He has been one of the more consistent receivers in Minnesota and Christian Ponder appears to be an upgrade at the QB position. He's currently owned in only 2.6% of ESPN fantasy leagues.
It looks like Benson will only have a one game suspension and I believe it'll be against the Seahawks. Either way it bumps Scott up to the role of starter, so he's worth a look if you need a running back to make it through a bye week. Scott is only owned in 4% of ESPN fantasy leagues.
Addai aggravated his hamstring injury which should open the door for more carries for Carter. He did well against the Saints this last week, but they are the Saints. This week the Colts go up against the Titans. The Titans have been really bipolar with how they've been playing lately. He's worth a look if you're starving at RB. Carter is owned in 16.9% of ESPN fantasy leagues.
He blew up this last week against the hapless Rams. He ran for 253 yards on 25 attempts and scored a touchdown. He's definitely worth taking a look at, especially with Jones being injured and the next game being against the Eagles, who've been quite generous the run games thus far. He's owned in 34.2% of ESPN fantasy leagues.
Hightower is done for the season with a torn ACL. Chris Cooley is out for the season and Santana Moss is out for at least one month with a broken hand. All that means a butt-load more carries for these two guys. Which one comes out on top? Good question... I think it'll alternate weeks. I for one, favor Helu... but that's just me being bias. Grab one of these guys, as they both should be good pick ups. Helu is owned in 15.6% of all ESPN leagues while Torain is owned in 96.7%...
Jabar Gaffney - WR Redskins
Santana Moss is gonna be out for at least one month. That moves Gaffney up to the #1 receiver spot. With Chris Cooley also out, Gaffney is definitely worth a look. He is owned in 6.6% of all ESPN fantasy leagues.
Fred Davis - TE Redskins
He's legitimately the number one TE with Chris Cooley out. Given all the other injuries and the QB situation, plus the fact that he's been quite productive already, this is a good pick up. He is currently owned in 79.1% of all ESPN fantasy leagues.
Visanthe Shiancoe - TE Vikings
An upgrade at QB could really help him out. He has been real quiet until this last game when Ponder hit him in the endzone. He is most certainly worth a look. He is owned in 12.9% of all ESPN fantasy leagues.
Forgive the large amount of Redskins... They just got riddled with injuries. See you all later this week when I put out Starters and Benchers!
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