We're about 4 hours out from game time on Thursday night, and I'd like to take the time to suggest a few players who may have an impact this week fresh off of the waiver wire. If you are looking for a bye week fill in at your FLEX spot, take a look at these guys.
Shaun Draughn RB KC - I have been mentioning Draughn for a couple of weeks now, and it seems that he may finally have a chance to show his true colors this weekend vs. San Diego and their stout run D. With McCluster and Hillis out, I think KC will look to check down to Charles and use his speed on the edge. Draughn is a big, bruising back who could be used in the trenches against a tough D-Line this week. Look for about a couple of catches with 40-50 total yards and a score from the 13% Y! owned Draughn.
Andre Roberts WR Arz. - With Beanie Wells out with turf toe for quite some time this season, and Fitzy grabbing constant double coverage, I think the Cardinals will try and use Roberts to exploit a Dolphins defense that has given up 313 passing yards and a score per game this season. Andre has already posted up an impressive 9-111-2 line as he continues to improve in his third season. Roberts has already tied his career high in touchdown catches, as well, and I think he will keep adding to that total with the way things are unfolding in Arizona. I think the 7% Y! owned Citadel star is capable of delivering a 5-70-1 line this week.
Brandon Myers TE OAK - Myers is a 4th year TE out of Iowa, who at 6'3" 260 has probably been a bit underutilized up until this season. Myers had just 32 catches in his first three seasons combined, but don't be fooled by his past seasons' stats. He has managed to catch a whopping 15 passes through three games this year for a cool 206 yards. Denver has been atrocious this year at stopping the TE, and I think that trend continues. Look for Myers to grab his first touchdown of his career in Denver, to go with about 5 catches for 60 yards.
Mario Manningham WR SF - Though I'm not a huge fan of Manningham in his situation in SF, I think he could get it done this week. Alex Smith has relied heavily on Crabtree and Vernon Davis thus far, but the Jets have had a terrible time covering teams' #2 WR's. And with Revis gone, that should only get worse. Manningham has posted a decent-enough 4-38 average in the first three games, and I think he should build on that as he builds chemistry with Smith. Manningham was quoted as saying "We're still trying to get on the same page," and this could be the game is begins to happen. Try a line that rings to the tune of 6-72-0 this week and take the sure points at your FLEX spot.