Gary Barnidge Tight End Cleveland Browns 37.5% Own (ESPN)
Barnidge has shown he is McCown’s target of choice. The tight end has been targeted 26 times since week two and has averaged 16.63 (standard) points in that span. I expect the new found waiver wire tight end to continue his excellent season, maybe not the TD rate (2 in each of his last 3 games) but I expect the number of targets to stay consistent.
Theo Riddick RB Detroit Lions 15.2% Own (ESPN)
PPR or Deep leagues only. Theo Riddick has only 2 rushing attempts all season for 10 yards, but 30 catches for 228 yards and 2 TDs. It’s not clear how much longer he will be fantasy relevant, but 10 reception for 53 yards and a TD this week show he could be a PPR option for awhile longer.
Jamison Crowder WR Washington Redskins 4.7% Own (ESPN)
Crowder has taken advantage of Jackson and Roberts being inactive. Crowder has 21 receptions for 197 yards in the last 3 weeks; this week he led the team in targets, catches, and yards. I expect more from the rookie receiver going forward as he got his chance to shine and has done a great job in that time.
Ronnie Hillman RB Denver Broncos 76.1% Own (ESPN)
In Gary Kubiak’s offense no running back is safe. With that being said, and Kubiak saying he wants to get Hillman involved in the first 3 downs of the offense it is a wonder he’s not owned in more fantasy leagues. Hillman has great upside and is a fumble or injury away from taking Anderson’s job for the remainder of the season. Having a starting RB in a Peyton Manning offense (albeit not as great as usual) is something every fantasy player should be enticed by.
Willie Snead WR New Orleans Saints 29% Own (ESPN)
Brees has grown a little fond of Snead who has had at least 4 receptions since Week 2 and has had at least 44 receiving yards in every game this season. Snead is coming off his career best 6-reception 141-yard game versus the Eagles this week. I am high on Snead who had 2 targets in the end zone that he failed to pull in, showing Brees has trust in him through the air when near the end zone, I expect good things to come from this rookie.
Players To Watch For:
Antonio Andrew RB Tennessee Titans 22% Own
Blake Bortles QB Jacksonville Jaguars 27.5% Own
Duke Johnson Cleveland Browns 64.3% Own
Charles Sims RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 39% Own
Sam Bradford QB Philadelphia Eagles 57.8% Own
Larry Donnell TE New York Giants 56.4% Own