Week Two Reaches

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.

Running Back

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.

Wide Receiver

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. 

 Tight End

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.

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5 Responses

  1. Pat says:

    Dunno if anyone else even read this, but you nailed the reaches this week.

  2. Adam Caplan says:

    Thanks, why I don’t get these guys on my teams I’ll never know. I hate that. Miller didn’t come through, great matchup though.

  3. Dan says:

    how concerned are you guys about the passing game in Pittsburgh? Holmes and Ben were two of your big big picks into the year. Seems like the preseason view that they would be a run and gun offense may not be the case – what are your checks telling you here?

  4. Adam Caplan says:

    Not concerned at all. Holmes was solid last week and keep in mind how windy that game at Cleveland was. Not sure where you saw it would be a run and gun offense. What we viewed it as a solid passing game which it is. You have to look at each game as its own situation.

  5. Dan says:

    great thanks. agree the wind was nuts and that Ben was throwing the ball great despite the supposed injury. thanks

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