Randy Moss fantasy owners, please meet "rock" and his good friend "hard place." This week the whistle stop tour that's become his 2010 season found another destination, and Moss' fantasy stock has become more murky than ever. The newest Titan is a must-start every week because of his name value and potential. With the Titans he lands with the most conservative offense he's probably ever played for. He started the year with the 16th-best passing game in New England and then moved to the 21st-ranked passing attack in Minnesota and now is on to the 24th, while trading down in quarterbacks. At least team-wise, he's upgraded with a ticket off the sinking ship in purple and gold, while his value is a high-end WR3.
The hope is that some shred of self-awareness, or some desire to help put the Titans over the top kicks in. Of course the only thing fantasy owners can expect is to be surprised. It's a common theme with Moss, but never more true as his reputation and legacy seem to be slipping away.
Here are a few prominent fantasy stars who will be back in a big way this week.
For the second straight week, fantasy owners are forced to endure a six-team bye, leaving holes in starting lineups everywhere. Don't be afraid to explore the end of the digital fantasy bench or search for buried treasure on the waiver wire.. Here are three Off The Radar picks I love.
Chargers at Texans
Last week I broke down and ranked the most dreadful running game situations fantasy owners have had to deal with this fall. From bad timeshare backfields (Cowboys, Dolphins, Saints, Panthers, Cardinals, Bills) to lackluster individual picks (Cedric Benson, Ryan Mathews, Beanie Wells, Knowshon Moreno, C.J. Spiller), there has been a fair share of tailback land mines for GMs. But, there's also been a bright side with new faces and old who have emerged to become late-round gems and waiver-wire heroes. Here are my top running back surprises who started the year as afterthoughts or free agents.
1. Arian Foster, Texans: Breakout star of the year, thus far.