5:53 pm, November 6th, 2012
An injured Darren McFadden riding your bench? No worries. Week 10′s Waiver wire pickups are a go, courtesy of
RotoExperts’ Scott Engel. This week, Scott says to scoop up both Taiwan Jones and Marcel Reece.
1.1. Add Taiwan Jones, RB, Oakland
Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson have high ankle sprains. Jones is the next natural runner on the depth chart. He fell out of favor this summer due to ball security concerns and injuries, but the Raiders don’t have another true halfback to turn to.
2.2. Add Marcel Reece, RB, Oakland
Jones is a somewhat light speed/slasher, and he won’t be able to handle a major workload all on his own. Reece could get some short-yardage work and will catch some passes out of the backfield. He could share some carries with Jones with Oakland’s top RBs out. He’s a viable desperation add in a PPR league.
Click here for a detailed comparison between Jones and Reece.
3.3. Add Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Pittsburgh
It looks like Antonio Brown (ankle) may be out this week, and the Steelers face the woeful Chiefs. Sanders has the confidence of Ben Roethlisberger, who is playing well, and you have to love the matchup.
4.4. Add Beanie Wells, RB, Arizona:
He is certainly injury-prone and mediocre, but as you may have already learned, you can never have enough RB depth. Wells may finally be able to return from a toe injury in Week 12, and could be useful for your playoff push in case other emergencies arise.
5.5. Add Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans
Ivory looked spunky and shifty on Monday night, and also runs with some power. Pierre Thomas is a role player and Mark Ingram is a bust. Ivory adds a much-needed spark to the Saints running game and is worth the pickup to possibly fill your flex spot or to slot him in for depth.
6.6. Add T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis
He enjoyed a breakout game in Week 9, and it’s been overdue, since Andrew Luck started showing an affinity for him in the preseason. Donnie Avery has some rib problems that could keep him out on a short week, and you have to like Hilton on the short week against the Jaguars?
7.7. Add Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego
Philip Rivers is desperate for playmakers, and Vincent Brown is not coming back any time soon. Alexander has a lot of trouble staying healthy, but when he is available, he can be an optimum speed complement to Malcom Floyd for the Chargers.
8.8. Add Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami
This is strictly for a one week play if you have Aaron Rodgers or Robert Griffin III on bye. Tannehill faces the Titans at home. Any QB short of Brady Quinn can exploit that matchup for at least respectable numbers.
9.9. Add Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle
This is another good bye week plugger at QB. Wilson has been ultra-solid in home games this year, throwing nine TD passes with no interceptions. The Seahawks host the Jets this week, and Wilson should be able to at least deliver 225 passing yards and more than one TD pass even though New York is pretty solid overall defensively against opposing QBs.
10.10. Add Lance Dunbar, RB, Dallas
He’s still out there on free agency. And DeMarco Murray is still out. Felix Jones is not impressing anyone and Phillip Tanner has faded. Dunbar has some upside, and he could get the ball more soon.
11.11. Add James Starks, RB, Green Bay
He has worked his way back into a time share with Alex Green. Well, not worked, but Green has let him back into the picture. Both are mediocre, but again, you can never have enough RB depth.
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