Wire Tap: Roll the dice on Snelling
The Atlanta Falcons have run the life out of
To replace him, Atlanta will most likely turn to 25-year-old
Fantasy owners may want to roll the dice and give Snelling a shot before Turner's status becomes clear. Players rarely recover quickly from high-ankle sprains, and even if Turner can go this week he'll be limited. The Falcons next opponent (Giants) has allowed 4.5 yards per carry and 12 rushing scores, and Tampa Bay (Week 12) ranks 31st in the league in rushing yards allowed.
Here are a couple of other waiver wire candidates to consider...
In a few leagues, owners picked up Forsett after his Week 2 performance against San Francisco: 92 yards of offense, six receptions. Since then, however, Forsett has been given very little opportunity in Seattle. With
Against the Saints, Gibson caught seven of the nine passes thrown to him for 93 yards. Where has this guy been, you ask? After struggling to find a spot in Philadelphia's deep receiving corps, Gibson was picked up by St. Louis early in the year but didn't see any action until this past Sunday. Now with
Here is a look at this week's buy and sell candidates:
In his last two games Cotchery has picked up the pace, registering 70 yards against Miami before the bye week, then catching six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against Jacksonville. Quarterback
Looking for a receiver ready to explode? Holmes could have a huge second half for a Steelers club that has passed the ball more often in recent weeks. In fact, Holmes has gained 85 or more yards receiving in three of the past four games. Because he hasn't found the end zone since Week 1 his asking price should be considerably lower than it would have been at the start of the season.
Bush exploded for 119 yards rushing in Oakland's win over Kansas City. It was his first 100-yard effort of 2009, and likely his last.
Williams single-handily lost the game for Dallas in Green Bay this past weekend, first by fumbling on a play that would have brought Dallas deep into Packer territory, then by dropping a pass that went right through his hands. The Cowboys patience in Williams is wearing thin, and the team has shown a willingness the past two weeks to throw to more secondary receivers, such as
Houshmandzadeh had a stellar Week 10 performance (nine catches for 165 yards) but it's highly unlikely the stars will align for him again this season. The Seahawks threw to him a ton in a game that was basically a shootout. Houshmandzadeh's mouth has done more work than his hands this year, and through nine games he has just three touchdowns. Not much will change moving forward. The upcoming schedule suggests the Seahawks will keep the ball on the ground as much as they can, and