Gridiron 11

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Gridiron 11: Mid-Season Impact Players

It's a big week in fantasy circles. First and foremost, Randy Moss heads back to Minnesota, finally providing Brett Favre with his kind of receiver, one who's able to catch whatever the NFL's alltime leading passer throws up there. In Moss' wake back in Foxboro, Brandon Tate all of a sudden becomes a must-have pickup, while Aaron Hernandez, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski see their values soar. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see Hernandez become Tom Brady's top deep threat, with size that virtually no defensive back can handle deep downfield, giving him Antonio Gates-like value the rest of the way.

Also having huge impacts are the returns of Santonio Holmes to the Jets and Ben Roethlisberger to the Steelers (technically next week since Pittsburgh is on a bye). Obviously, if either is available (and since they have no stats this season, in some formats they might be hard to find, so it's possible), scoop them up. Their arrivals lead this week's list of players who haven't produced much, if anything, this season, but like Tate, Ryan Torain, Lance Moore, et al, will be worth plenty on their own and to the teammates soon.

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