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.