Sep 14, 2008
Many of us will have to find replacements for the players from the Baltimore-Houston game so you’ll have to find some other alternatives.
Here’s a short list of one-week reaches that could be decent replacements.
Jake Delhomme vs. Chicago – Hey, he did well without Steve Smith last week. I’m starting him in a league since Matt Schaub is off this week.
Kerry Collins vs. Cincinnati – You can count on them going deep a few times so Collins should throw for at least a score and over 200 yards.
Derrick Ward vs. St. Louis – The Ram defense is garbage and Ward should see plenty of time in garbage time so he could wind up being a solid flex/#3 RB this week.
Brandon Jackson vs. Detroit – Assuming he gets cleared to play, Jackson could see a lot of PT in the fourth quarter when the game could be out of reach or Ryan Grant could be given a rest to make sure he doesn’t have a setback with his injured hamstring.
Tim Hightower vs. Miami – He already is in a two-man rotation and he gets goal-line carries. He’s not a bad flex reach this week since the game could be out of hand late.
Sammy Morris vs. New York Jets – He actually may not even be a reach at this point. The bottom line is he’s going to get at least 10 touches and he makes for an excellent flex option.
Santana Moss vs. New Orleans – It seems funny that he’s being classified as a reach but he’s very under the radar for sure. This is a good matchup against a suspect secondary which will be without two starters. Moss could have a strong game.
Justin Gage vs. Cincinnati – These two had good chemistry last season and they could hook up again in this matchup against a weak Bengal secondary.
David Patten vs. Washington – He starts for Marques Colston. Patten should be involved enough for you to start him as your #3 WR.
Matt Jones vs. Buffalo – With Jerry Porter likely to be inactive again (check our latest information before the game starts), Jones could be very involved again. We should note he’s listed as probable with a hamstring injury so he’s not exactly totally safe either.
Heath Miller vs. Cleveland – The Browns will be without at least SS Sean Jones which is huge and FS Brodney Pool hasn’t played in a while because of a concussion. Miller faces a bad Brown defense so he makes for a solid start here based on the matchup.
Arizona – They face a weak Dolphin offense on Sunday and they’ll come after Chad Pennington.