Monday, October 24, 2011

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Alert for Week 8

The injury hits just keep on coming.  At this point it seems as though we're destined to see multiple breakout seasons given how many back-ups are getting a chance to shine.  Last week's top pick-up DeMarco Murray wasted no time making his case for lead back in Dallas as he rattled off a mere 253 yards rushing.  

Tim Tebow's late game heroics added more fuel to the debate of his ability as an NFL QB.  It might not have been pretty, but when it was all said and done, Tebow traveled home with the W and that's all that matters.  No one can blame Tebow for the situation he's been put in.  He didn't ask to get selected in the first round, though I'm sure he didn't mind it.  He didn't ask to jump Brady Quinn in the depth chart and replace Kyle Orton.  Never once have we heard anything from him other than, "I will do whatever it takes to help my team win", and that's exactly what he did when his number was called. For now, just give him a chance, enjoy his enthusiasm, and let him develop.  

  • RBs: M. Bush (The Raiders have a bye next week, but it's uncertain what the status of Run DMC's ankle will be.  If McFadden can't go, Bush will be in line for a healthy dose of carries coming out of the week off.) M. Hardesty (Hillis hadn't been wowing people this season and appears to hindered by a nagging injury.  Montario ended up with 33 carries versus the Seahawks this week, which was a league high.) K. Moreno (McGahee broke his hand, so it looks like the reins will be handed back to Knowshon.  Good chance he's available in most leagues.)
  • WRs: D. Thomas(Tebow did in fact only complete 13 of his 27 attempts, but Thomas managed to snag 10 targets making him a clear favorite of Tebow's.) J. Gaffney (Moss is out with a broken hand, so Beck will need a new WR to target.  While Gaffney may end up as the second favorite target to tight end Fred Davis, he should get a lot of looks.) M. Jenkins (He was on the receiving end of Ponder's solid debut and could become his go-to deep guy.)
  • QBs: C. Ponder (Granted the Packer's defense has struggled against the pass, and it was a home game, but you have to tip your cap to Ponder.  In his debut against the defending Super Bowl champs he managed 219 yards, 2 TDs, and only a couple of picks.)
  • TEs:  V. Shiancoe (Ponder is looking for a safety net and Visanthe isn't a bad option.  He was targeted eight times by the rookie QB.)
  • K: N/A
  • Def: N/A

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