Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quick Slants Week 8

In week 8 we again have several teams on the bye leaving us with some gaping holes in our lineups. In more than one league I have hit the wire to fill these spots because my bench did not have enough bodies to fill up the spots. If you have this same issue going into week 8 then never fear theShow is here and this is what I would be looking for.

1. If you are in a league where Pierre Thomas is on the wire go snag him right now as he will most likely get the start vs the hapless Rams as Ingram will probably sit due to an injury.

2. I snapped up Knowshon Moreno in a bunch of leagues when Willis Magahee went down with a broken hand. The new Tebow led Broncos will be ultra conservative meaning lots of work for Moreno on the ground and catching short passes.

3. I see alot of teams picking up Antonio Brown with Hines Ward likely to sit Sunday. Emmanuel Sanders is going to start the game over Brown so take that into consideration.

4. If you have Sam Bradford for your bye week QB...look elsewhere because this week it's going to be A.J. Feeley unless Sam has a miraculous recovery from his high ankle sprain this weekend.
It really sucks to be a Rams fan right now...I pitty myself.

5. You Matt Stafford owners can put Shaun Hill back on the wire now...Matt should be ready to roll barring a setback.

6. Andre3000 is a game time decision this Sunday so check your injury reports Sunday morning. If he plays he is a must start.

7. Beanie Wells is wanting to play vs the Ravens despite the banged up knee. I don't think he will play and I don't like his matchup this week anyway. Alphonzo Smith will probably start and be the main ball carrier if Beanie sits. In ppr's Stephens-Howling could be the play as the Cards would most likely be playing from behind.

8. No word on J.Addai yet so you Delone Carter owners stand pat for now.

Finding alot of decent WR plays on the wire this week such as Steve Breaston, David Nelson, Greg Little and Lance Moore. Moore only has one td but the Rams have given up 11 WR tds this season...that leads the league. Also Brandon Lafell continues to make plays and can be found on most waiver wires...he is always someone I look to when in desperate need of a WR filler. The word with these type of plays is upside and matchups...if you have one or the other or both...roll 'em out, you could do worse on your bye week.

As for RB's Kendell Hunter was dropped by many teams when SF had it's bye...he is always going to get some run for the conservative niners so snap him up if you are in desperate need of upside at that position. Others to looks at are R.Helu who should be the man in Washington by the end of this year, Bernard Scott (one week play while Benson is suspended), and the aforementioned Knowshon favorite wire grab of the week.

If you need a TE give Delanie Walker and Jared Cook a look and consider Evan Moore if Ben "it's elementary" Watson sits due to a concussion.

Spot play DST's I like this week are Buffalo, Cincy, and the NY Giants.

Good Luck this weekend.


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