In this short post I go over the Sit ‘em & Start ‘em pick that I made before the weekend, I give a list of players who had breakout games and could be worth a waiver wire pickup. Get a hold of me on Twitter: @Blackie_Mike
(CIN) Andy Dalton: 19/27 328 yards 3TD, INT, 2 rush 16 yards – Dalton out played RGIII on route to his Bengals 38-31 win over the Redskins. Dalton even missed out on a 73-yard pass to A.J. Green on the very first place from scrimmage; rookie WR Sanu made the toss.
(IND) Andrew Luck: 22/46 313 yards 2TD, INT, 4 rush 50 yards – Luck looked good once again but still lost as his Colts were shocked by the Jaguars in the 4th quarter. Luck has shown that he is already a skilled QB, and while not the fantasy monster the RGIII is, he is still very useful in the right matchup.
(KC) Jamaal Charles: 33 rush 233 yards TD, 6 catch 55 yards – with more than 280 total yards and a TD, Charles was even better against the Saints than even I had expected. Hopefully Charles will keep the momentum going in the weeks to come.
(NYG) Andre Brown: 20 rush 113 yards TD, 3 catch 17 yards – Brown was excellent in place of Ahmad Bradshaw, getting the ball 20 times for 113 yards and a score. As long as Bradshaw is out it looks like Brown is worth a play, pending the matchup.
(CAR) Brandon LaFell: 1 catch 27 yards – It was a rough game on Thursday night for Cam Newton and co. as Cam was picked off 3 times while only completing 16 passes on the day. I still expect some big weeks from LaFell in the future, it’s just to bad he couldn’t come through for me when I called on him.
(CIN) Andrew Hawkins: 2 catch 66 yards TD – Hawkins made the most of his limited workload once again by caching a medium length pass across the middle and the taking off untouched to the end zone. It is hard to assume the Hawkins will maintain this level of production, but he has shown for three straight weeks that he is capable of making an impact.
(DET) Brandon Pettigrew – 8 catch 61 yards – I am about to give up on this kid. The matchup was as god as it gets; he saw a bunch of targets, and even got added time in OT to make something happen. Yet Pettigrew still finds a way to leave the game with only 61 yards on 8 catches. A safe option, but doesn’t seem to have a very high ceiling.
(STL) Sam Bradford: 18/35 152 yards, 2INT – Bradford was beat up by the Bears, throwing a pair if interceptions while being sacked 6 times on the day. Bradford is a good QB but plays on a very up and down team; I would keep him as a QB2 that can be used on certain matchups, similar to Andew Luck.
(SEA) Russell Wilson: 10/21 130 yards 2TD, 3 rush 18 yards – Wilson’s fantasy day was saved and or made worthwhile by the games extremely controversial final play that resulted in another Golden Tate touchdown. Before the play Wilson was sitting on only 9 fantasy points most leagues.
(TB) Doug Martin: 19 rush 53 yards, 2 catch 21 yards – Despite a full workload of 19 caries, Martin was stymied by the cowboys defense, as I expected. The game was fairly ugly overall from a fantasy perspective. Both teams should be better in the weeks to come.
(NYJ) Shonn Greene: 19 rush 40 yards, 2 catch 9 yards – Greene came through for me again, totaling all of 49 yards against the Dolphins despite touchng the ball 21 times. Backup RB Bilal Powell on the other hand, gained 45 yards on 10 carries.
(TB) Vincent Jackson: 1 catch 29 yards – I am still not sure if Jackson was that bad in week 3, or if the Cowboys secondary was just that good. Jackson was held without a catch until the 4th quarter. In any case, props to ‘Boys CB Brandon Carr for his efforts
(DEN) Eric Decker: 8 catch 136 yards – I knew the Texans pass defense would be a tough matchup for the Bronco WRs, but was incorrect as to which WR would get shut down. I was hoping that Decker would be the guy getting blanked while Thomas’ athleticism helped him overcome the coverage, but it was the other way around.
Breakouts + Pickups:
(DET) RB Mikel Leshoure
(BUF) RB Tashard Choice
(MIA) RB Daniel Thomas
(SEA) WR Golden Tate
(MIN) TE Kyle Rudolph
(PIT) TE Heath Miller
(TEN) QB Jake Locker
(DET) QB Shaun Hill