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Way back in week seven, we talked about guys like Joique Bell, LaGarrette Blount, Felix Jones, and Josh Gordon, to name a few.  While none of them have been game-changers, we hope that you took advantage of 10 points from Jones or a touchdown from Gordon week 7.  Bell looks like he will be getting more carries moving forward, so if you need help and he's available, we'd suggest picking him up for some bench depth.  This week, we will look to strike gold with some players who may be able to get you some points in the weeks ahead (and more importantly during the playoffs.)  There are a handful of guys who may be getting more touches, a starting job, or coming off of injury to help your team out.  Check and see if these players are available.

1.  Beanie Wells RB ARZ - Wells went down with turf toe during week three, and was placed on the "designated for return IR", and looks good to come back when eligible week 12.  That's just in time for your playoff run, and while the Cardinals offensive line is nothing special, the Cards play solid D and should play ball-control offense as they make a run for the playoffs.  Don't listen to the trade talks - Deangelo Williams is too pricy for the crowded Arizona backfield, and LaGarette Blount doesn't seem to be a good fit.  Bank on Wells contributing for your team weeks 12-16, and you probably have a roster spot as you drop your bye-week fill-ins.  Grab him now and stash him for the next three weeks.

2.  Cedric Benson RB GB - While Benson is ineligible to return until week 14, he could serve as a fantastic flex back for your three playoff matchups.  The Green Bay offense has come to life the past couple of weeks, and that's no thanks to Alex Green and James Starks - Bensons temporary substitutes.  The Packers could very well add another back to help out, but we think that Benson should be good to go week 14 and beyond.  And as the Packers love to run the score up, he could get plenty of carries against the Lions and Titans weeks 14 and 16.  Stash him if you have the room.

3.  Daryl Richardson RB StL - Richardson is certainly not a game changer, and might not even get as many carries as most other rostered backs in your league - but he has several things going for him and might be able to help your squad out the rest of the way.  Daryl has been slowly working his way into a tandem RB role with incumbent S-Jax, and has received at least 11 touches in his past 3 games.  Richardson is built like a younger CJ Spiller, and with regular touches can probably put up similar numbers.  D-Rich is averaging 6.4 yards per carry over the last three games, with 3 catches for 21 yards per game.  Spiller is averaging 5.9 and 3 for 16 during the same span.  D-Rich could haul in some major points should S-Jax go down, or should he start receiving more touches.  Grab him now and hope for the best.  This guy is for real.

4.  Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ - Kerley has stepped into the starting WR role in New York nicely, after Santonio Holmes is out for the season with the dreaded Lisfranc injury.  Kerley is certainly more talented than the likes of Chaz Schilens and Clyde Gates, and rookie Stephen Hill has been struggling to get comfortable in NFL games.  Kerley is owned in just 53% of Y! leagues, and could make for a nice WR3 the rest of the way.  The second year WR out of TCu has 12 catches for 163 yards in his last two games, and that's including a game played in the midst of Hurricane Sandy (this will be the only time we mention Sandy.)  You can pick Kerley up and start him should you need help at the WR position right away.

5.  Pierre Garcon WR WAS - Garcon has been out several weeks now while dealing with a tear of his "plantar plate" in his foot.  He is not scheduled to come back until at least week 11, after the 'Skins week 10 bye, but Garcon is coming off of three straight seasons with at least 765 yards and should be a contributor on a team that has been struggling in the passing game of late.  If Garcon comes back strong, he should be a good bet for six weeks averaging 5 catches and 65 yards per game as a solid WR3.  Garcon is a great player to buy low on, or, as he is owned in just 54% of Y! leagues, a good player to pick up and stash for no cost.

6.  Danny Amendola WR StL - Amendola was putting up All-Pro numbers with a team that struggles on offense before his week 5 clavicle/shoulder injury that put him out until week 10.  Amendola was averaging just about 8 catches for 80 yards per game before he went down, and with Chris Givens and Brandon Gibson stepping up, he could continue to put up WR2/3 numbers for your team the rest of the way.  DA is owned in just 59% of leagues, and could be had for very cheap off of a frustrated owner, or a manager looking to win this week or next.  Grab/trade for this guy if you can, and don't be afraid to plug the gritty receiver into your lineup during the second half.

 


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