Nov 15, 2008
Digging deep this week with 19 reaches:
Tyler Thigpen vs. New Orleans – He could be one of the best waiver wire pickups of the year and he faces an injured Saint defense and secondary. If he keeps playing well, he’ll be their starter for sure next year.
Sage Rosenfels at Indianapolis – Sure he’ll turn it over and will take some sacks, but by the end of the game, the numbers will be there–just like every week with this guy.
Jake Delhomme vs. Detroit – He’s been a disappointment pretty much all season, but how he could not do well this week?
Deuce McAllister at Kansas City – The Chiefs will likely be without at least three starters in their front seven so McAllister makes for a nice #3 RB this week.
Ricky Williams vs. Oakland – He looked spry last week and the Raider run defense is weak.
Jerious Norwood vs. Denver – Nice reach here for a flex option against the usually shaky Bronco run defense.
Correll Buckhalter at Cincinnati – This would go with my Brent Celek reach of a few weeks ago, but even more of a reach. I’m banking on the Eagles to blow out the Bengals. If it happens, Buckhalter could pile up yards late in the game as your flex player. There’s luck needed here to be sure.
Jonathan Stewart vs. Detroit – He wasn’t on the injury report this week and the Panthers should blow the Lions out so Stewart could get lots of work in the second half.
Lance Moore at Kansas City – You might as well keep playing him until Jeremy Shockey and Reggie Bush become factors again. And the Chief secondary could be without two starters.
Steve Breaston at Seattle – Nice story here for a receiver who doesn’t start. Breaston matches up well with the struggling Seahawk secondary.
Justin Gage at Jacksonville – Real reach here but keep in mind he started off well this season before suffering a knee injury. The Jaguar secondary less than average.
Bobby Engram vs. Arizona – He hasn’t done a thing yet but his QB is back behind center so Engram could do well and the Seahawks will have to throw to keep up.
Mark Bradley vs. New Orleans – Yet another real nice waiver wire pickup and he faces an injured Saint secondary.
Michael Jenkins vs. Denver – He’s been hot and cold but he faces an injured Bronco secondary.
Muhsin Muhammad vs. Detroit – We had it here last week that he would score and he did. He faces a much worse secondary this week.
Greg Olsen at Green Bay – If Kyle Orton starts, look for Olsen to be involved Sunday against the weak Packer safeties.
Carolina vs. Detroit – The Panther fantasy defense has been a disappointment this season, but so has the Lion offense. They’ll get plenty of sacks and turnovers in this matchup.
Miami vs. Oakland – Oakland can’t move the ball so it’s a good week to pick up this defense as a one-week starter.
Indianapolis vs. Houston – They may give up some points in this one, but Sage “the human turnover” Rosenfels is facing them–which is a good thing.