Junkies Week Three Waiver Wire Pickups

18 09 2012

Ugh. I think that about sums up how I feel after watching that Monday Night Football game go into the eleventh hour and then getting up early to take our son to preschool. And I know that many of you are thinking and feeling the exact same way, we miss Ed.

So with that said, here are our waiver wire pickups for week three!

NA - The ACTUAL NFL Referees

This is a no brainer. I’m sure Roger Goodell is getting plenty of flack this Tuesday morning about how awful the replacement refs were last night. And for good reason. That game was terrible to watch and I actually stopped watching in the 2nd quarter for a while so I could go update my rubber band collection. It had been sorely neglected. Thanks NFL.

RB - Andre Brown  NY Giants

With Ahmad Bradshaw leaving the game because of an apparent neck injury, Andre Brown made the most of his opportunity out shining rookie David Wilson on every level. He totaled 90 yards and a score. With the Giants having a short week, playing on Thursday night, I expect Brown to start for the G-Men.

RB - Daryl Richardson  St. Louis Rams

After Steven Jackson left because of a groin injury, Darly filled in nicely. He should be a no brainer pickup for SJAX owners, and maybe a pickup if you have an extra bench spot for speculative players. Darly totaled 103 yards on 17 touches.

RB - Mikel Leshoure  Detroit Lions

Mikel is coming off of his two-game suspension and will be eligible to play in week three. That doesn’t mean much now, but he could easily take the starting job as Kevin Smith is an accident waiting to happen. I still love ya Kev, no hard feelings!

WR - Donnie Avery  Indianapolis Colts

With defenses spending more time giving Reggie Wayne the roll over coverage, Donnie Avery should be able to find the open spaces. On Sunday, he did just that. He looked Donnie Avery of 2009, when everyone thought he was on the verge of a breakout before he lost the entire 2010 season due to injury. He ended the day with 9 receptions for 111 yards.

WR - Brian Hartline  Miami Dolphins

With the exact same stat line as Avery, Hartline should be owned in all PPR leagues. He is the best option for the Dolphins passing game and should continue to get between 5-7 catches per.

WR - Greg Little  Cleveland Browns

After his and the Browns atrocious week one, many of his owners dropped him. Maybe it was a little premature. Little totaled 50 yards on 5 receptions with a touchdown. I don’t think he makes the starting lineup in standard leagues but should be owned in deep leagues that score PPR.

WR - Brandon LaFell  Carolina Panthers

He needs to be owned in all formats. I’ve liked him since the preseason and he will continue to put up solid numbers. Remember that in 2011, he split time as the second receiver with Legedu Nanee and he isn’t around anymore. LaFell is the clear-cut #2 for the Panthers and should end the year as a top 35 receiver.

TE - Kellen Winslow  New England Patriots

He is an extremely talented tight end. He wasn’t the same player after his motorcycle accident a few years ago, but he is still very good. He came in for look a few weeks ago and passed a physical for the Pats and word is, they might be bringing him back in after Aaron Hernandez went down because of injury this week. I think the true winner of Hernandez going down is Welker though. Until Aaron left the game, Welker was almost an after thought. Then he went on to lead the Patriots to what should have been a great comeback win.

-FFJ

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3 responses

18 09 2012
mickeyspicks

Completely agree with the Ref’s part. It was getting downright bad.

19 09 2012
Frog

Junkie what do you thik about picking up Javon Ringer? Chris Johnson has been so terrible do you think this could be Ringer’s year?

19 09 2012
Tom Schriner

I don’t have a problem with it in really deep leagues but I personally am giving CJ some more time. I think there are better speculative picks like Daryl Richardson, Andre Brown and even Mike Goodson.

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