Miles Austin, WR,Cowboys
This is an article from the Oct. 19, 2009 issue
Dallas has waitedall season for a receiver to distinguish himself, and with a franchise-record250 yards against the Chiefs on Sunday, fourth-year man Austin finally is theone to break out. He's a smart waiver claim even though the Cowboys have a byethis week.
Ahmad Bradshaw,RB, Giants
Backups often havebig days in lopsided games like Sunday's Giants-Raiders encounter, but Bradshawactually ignited the blowout by scoring twice early. There's no controversybrewing—starter Brandon Jacobs ran 21 times—but Bradshaw is a good flex playgoing forward.
Jeremy Maclin, WR,Eagles
The latest exampleof Philadelphia's embarrassment of fantasy football riches, the rookiefirst-round pick had six catches for 142 yards and two scores to become thethird Eagles receiver to have a 100-yard day. He's a definite start next weekin Oakland.
Kellen Winslow,TE, Buccaneers
Winslow hassettled in nicely in Tampa, catching 26 passes for 257 yards and four TDs whilebecoming QB Josh Johnson's favorite target. He's a good start this week againstCarolina: Tight ends have been the leading receivers in three of the four gamesagainst the Panthers.
Glen Coffee, RB,49ers
In three gamesstarting for an injured Frank Gore, Coffee ran for 2.8 yards per carry and onescore. The Niners have this week off and Gore is expected back for Week 7, soCoffee's already limited value, other than as an insurance policy, hasvanished.
Trent Edwards, QB,Bills
Expected to shredthe Browns the way everyone else had this year, Edwards delivered a sorry statline: 51.6% passing, 152 yards, no TDs and one interception. If Edwards can'tlight up Cleveland, he won't light up anyone. It's time to send himpacking.
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Michael Crabtree was a popular pick in fantasy drafts,but he was cut loose by many when it became clear that his contract holdout wasgoing to endure well into the season. Last week the rookie (below) finallysigned with San Francisco—and began popping up on fantasy squads again as well.But just because he's in the 49ers' lineup, it doesn't mean he should be inyours. Crabtree's snaps will be limited for weeks, and even after he learns SanFrancisco's ball-control offense, he'll remain behind starters Isaac Bruce andJosh Morgan on the depth chart. For now he'll act as little more than a deadspot on your roster. Find help elsewhere.