Joique Bell RB DET - We've been watching this McCluster/Sproles hybrid back for a couple of weeks now, after his 67 yard performance on just 9 touches against Tennessee.  Bell has a few things going for him - the ability to make plays, his pass catching ability, and Jahvid Best being out the remainder of the season.  Kevin Smith has been bumped to third string RB duties, and the Lions figure to keep Bell very involved in an effort to keep LeShoure fresh.  The 12% Y! owned back has averages 4 yards per carry, and 14 yards per catch.  Bell is at the very least a 4th or 5th RB for your squad.

Felix Jones RB DAL - Jones will be a very hot pickup this week, as DeMarco Murray went down with a sprained foot.  The injury will cost Murray at least week 7, possibly more time.  Jones filled in admirably for the 'Boys Sunday, amassing 92 yards and a score on 18 carries.  Felix has been able to shoulder the load when healthy in his career, averaging 5.1 yards per carry in a little over 5 seasons.  He is just two years removed from a 1250 yard season.  Plug and play Jones

LaGarrette Blount RB TB - Blount has always been a hard-nosed grinder down in Tampa, and even has a 1000 yard rushing season under his belt.  The Bucs want to let Doug Martin continue to grow, but also keep him fresh for early downs.  Blount is the perfect compliment, and as coach Schiano has vowed to keep handing him the ball - especially at the goal line.  Blount had 7 carries for 58 yards last week, and a score in two straight games, and could be a very serviceable bye week fill in for deeper leaguers.  Blount should be good for 500 yards and a handful or scores the rest of the way.

Josh Gordon WR CLE - The 6'3" former team-mate of RGIII and Kendall Wright has speed for days and a pair of soft hands down the field.  Fellow Browns rookie Brandon Weeden has been taking more deep shots, and Gordon is the primary recipient of such throws.  Greg Little is working more as an across-the-field type of receiver, leaving the seam wide open for Gordon to exhibit his speed downfield.  He's only been averaging 2 catches per game thus far, but has made the best of it with 2 60 yard+ TD scores and an average of 23 yards per reception.  The 16% owned receiver should keep improving as the passes come his way more often, and should produce out of a bye week flex option moving forward.  Think Torrey Smith lite.

Brandon Gibson WR StL - In the last week plus, with Amendola out, Gibson has caught 10 passes for 124 yards.  That's good enough to warrant being rostered in many more than 22% of Y! leagues, especially those in PPR leagues.  He is averaging a little over 3 catches and 40 yards per game this season, and those numbers should continue to increase.  The St. Louis deep threat has now become the Rams #1 passing option, and 7-10 points a week at your flex spot during the bye weeks will certainly help.

Carson Palmer QB OAK - Palmer has been a moderate backup QB in deeper leagues this year, able to lend a hand with injuries and even a spot start here or there when the matchup warrants.  Now is time to grab Palmer if you are a reluctant Vick owner or got stuck with Kolb or Cassel somehow.  Palmer takes his 1400 yards and 6:3 TD:INT ratio into some very, very nice matchups - Jax, KC, TB, Bal, NO, Cincy - with all of his weapons in tact.  Myers has been very reliable, Moore has been quietly having a nice season, and Heyward-Bey is back.  Look for Palmer to be right up there with the top 12 fantasy QB's in the league over the next handful of weeks.

Bob A.
10/17/2012 08:53:06 am

Its always hard to pass up on a good Blount.


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