2015 FantasySavvy: Waiver Wire Week 3

One note regarding pickups in this column. You won’t see me repeat the same guys twice over the course of a season unless I see a need. Also I won’t state obvious guys. This column is mostly for 12 team leagues and up. 10 team leagues can be in the discussion.

One quick strategy when it comes to pickups. Think a week or two or even three ahead. Depending on how your team is positioned in the standings and the whether you can afford to accommodate on your bench, you should be creative with your pickups. Ex: Beckham Jr. last season. He didn’t return til week 5 and was out there on many waiver wires until then. The talent was there all along and if you would have thought ahead, instead of say keeping two defenses, two QB’s or Brandon Bolden on your bench, you could have put a Dynamic talent like ODB on your bench and reaped the benefits.

Another example would be to stash a talented backup. Last year this was C.J. Anderson. I think I had Anderson from Week 2 last year, but when Hilllman took over and when Anderson got absolutely no burn, I was forced to cut him. In this case I suppose I had him too early. But Hillman’s injury led to Anderson’s domination down the stretch last season. So look for RB’s, TE’s, WR’s, even QB’s  that can step in case of injury, etc and showcase their talent. Trust your gut if you truly like a guy and stick with him on your bench for as long as you can.

Scope your leagues wire, it may look bare at first, but if you look again you may see some opportunities that won’t help you right away, but in a few weeks they could be gold.


I listed Alex Smith, Dalton, Tyrod Taylor, Manziel, etc, last week, so there isn’t much to add. I will say that Tyrod Taylor could be in for a pretty nice season with the Bills. The running yards will be there and he should put up some decent numbers week to week. Same with Manziel, once the Browns realize he is their best option.

Derek Carr, Oak

Carr had a good rookie season using Rookie standards and added to that success this week against what was supposed to be a stingy Ravens secondary. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree both went over 100 yards and Carr finished with three TD’s and 350 yards passing. The Raiders, dare I say it, are “Due” for a turnaround after so many miserable years. Maybe this is the start of it with Carr, Cooper, Crabtree and Murray on this offense.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ

I hate to ever recommend this guy, but this is probably the best offense he’s every played in with Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall at WR. 244 yards against the Colts last night, four TD’s in two games? As of now I would stay away unless you are forced to use him like I am in a 16 team league, because Gino Smith still looms and Fitzpatrick does this every year, starts out hot then fades like a silent fart in the wind.


David Johnson, ARI

Johnson the rookie out of Northern Iowa, had two TD’s on Sunday, one on a kickoff return to start the game and another on a toss where he went untouched into the endzone. Three TD’s already this year. Please don’t bank on Chris Johnson, he is a shell of his former self and has had his time in this league. The back to own is David Johnson, despite him technically being the backup. The Cards have already stated they will give him more burn this week. He has a solid speed/power combo and could be effective the rest of the year. Ellington has been injury prone the last two seasons so he is no sure bet to maintain the job. In this explosive offense with a healthy Carson Palmer, Johnson is a must-add this week if he is available in your league.

Matt Jones, Skins

If somebody dropped him after last week, YOU NEED TO GRAB THIS GUY ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this guy coming into the year. The skins ran the ball 37 times last week, so there could be room for Jones and Morris here. Plus Jones has better hands and his blocking is fine, so he will most likely be the guy playing when they are trailing, which should be often.

Ronnie Hillman, Broncos

Anderson was the guy last year, but he doesn’t look like the same back thus far, while Hillman has looked better. We will see what happens here, but Hillman is a must-own playing in this Denver offense, with the potential to possibly take his job back. RB’s with Peyton Manning are almost automatic to produce nicely.

Devonta Freeman, ATL

Tevin Coleman looked like he had the strangle hold on the job, but it looks like he will be out a few weeks with a rib injury. Freeman steps in as the #1 and while I am not overly excited about him, he does have the body to take the punishment in this league. A Maurice Jones-Drew type build (not nearly as talented) Freeman has decent quickness, good agility and runs with a little bit of power. Good offense, great opportunity for Freeman to showcase his talents. I just don’t think he will show enough to keep the job when Coleman comes back, but I hope I’m wrong. Regardless, starting RB’s are a commodity in Fantasy Football and he should have the job for at least the next 2-4 weeks.

Backups to keep an Eye on

Jeremy Langford seems to have a secure hold as the backup to Matt Forte and is a solid handcuff for Owners. Karlos Williams also is another solid handcuff for McCoy, who has been somewhat iffy with injuries lately. Others that could step in and produce nicely with an injury. Josh Robinson, Indy……Damien Williams, Miami, ……Bobby Rainey, TB, …Khiry Robinson, NO……..Antonio Andrews, TEN


Dorial Green-Beckham, TEN

Slow but steady wins the race. Beckham, 6’5, 225, could slowly creep up more and more each week and eventually take reigns as the top WR on this Titans team. Think A.J Green. A ton of upside here, he needs to be added after showing promise in his 2nd NFL game by beating Joe Haden for a TD last week.

Michael Crabtree, OAK

Crabtree is still young, talented and has been forgotten about. Over 100 yards last week, playing with Carr who could be on his way to a successful season, the reward heavily outweighs the risk here.

Doug Baldwin, SEA

Baldwin has always been a pretty talented WR. He fits somewhere along the lines of a fair mans Steve Smith, Hines Ward/Golden Tate type. The Hawks are playing more uptempo this year and Baldwin is seeing about 8 targets a game so far. I like the prospects of this. Also Seattle’s D doesn’t look to be as dominate as years past, so the Hawks could be throwing a lot more this season. I think Baldwin is going to have his best season to date.

Aaron Dobson, NE

Probably the Patriots lone true deep threat, Dobson had 87 yards on seven catches last week, after doing nothing in Week 1. Probably will remain inconsistent all year, but they did draft this kid expecting him to have an impact. You could do much worse, there is some promise here.

Ty Montgomery, GB

Davante Adams where are you? Davante Adams who I read last year was better than Randall Cobb, where are you? This guy has been so hyped, much like Jermichael Finley was and for no good reason. Adams could be a disappointment this year, although it’s still too early to really tell. Aaron Rodgers can work wonders for anyone. I like what I saw out of Montgomery last week and I don’t think it’s that bold to say he could out perform Adams this year.

Travis Benjamin, CLE

Super Speed. Similar to a Dante Hall type, but looks to be a better WR overall. Josh McCown would hurt him, but playing with Manziel I am willing to bank on it. Six catches this season, three for TD’s.

Soon it’s time to pickup

Breshad Perriman, BAL Perriman is sitting there, forgotten, while people scramble for the hottest thing from last week. You may be able to wait one more week, but after that I think you have to move. Reports will come out, he’s running full speed, etc, etc, . Ravens #1 draft pick this year, Legit QB in Flacco, limited weapons on offense, the ROI potential is crazy here.


Crockett Gilmore, BAL

Kind of slow, but somewhat athletic, I think Gilmore’s performance was more of a result playing Oakland then anything. Rookie TE Max Williams still looms in the background, but I guess if want to take a shot on Gilmore, go hed, just don’t expect much.

Antonio Gates, SD

Time to stash, He will be back in 3 weeks and things should return to normal with him and Rivers.

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FantasySavvy 2015: Week 2 Waiver Wire


Alex Smith (KC)

It appears Travis Kelce will finally be utilized in this offense and that is certainly excellent news for Alex Smith and this KC offense. Smith looked crisp Week 1 throwing for 243 yards with three TD’s. Jeremy Maclin draws real attention away from Kelce and vice versa. Andy Reid as the signal caller, Jamaal Charles in the backfield, this could be a career year for Alex Smith. He might be looking at 30+ TD’s for the first time in his career. That may be lofty, but there is a lot of upside with this Chiefs offense this season.

Marcus Mariota (TEN)

The Titans and Ken Whisenhunt appear to be using Mariota the right way. Some read option type O with quick reads and Mariota showed he could get the ball out fast. The kid is athletic, can throw on the run and at 6’3 has a good view of the field. The weapons aren’t elite, but Kendall Wright, Delanie Walker and some others (Dorial Green-Beckham down the line) and MM could have a nice rookie year. Most definitely worth snagging in two QB leagues, keeper and deep leagues. Or if your starter is a Matt Stafford, Cutler, Tannehill, Eli type, then snatching up Mariota and playing match-ups is a great idea. So far, so good, for the rookie, the upside and talent is there and after going 13-16 with 4 TD’s in Week 1, he’s worth taking a shot on.

Andy Dalton (CIN)

Dalton is usually fools gold, but there are some changes in this offense this season. Jeremy Hill takes a lot of pressure off Dalton and helps moves those chains putting the Bengals in scoring position. Tight End Tyler Eifert is now healthy and it gives Dalton another legit option in this passing game to go along with A.J. Green. Marvin Jones and Mohammad Sanu also aren’t bad options. Dalton will certainly have his terrible throws and ups and downs, but don’t forget he threw a combined 60 TD’s in 2013 and ’14. I would still pair him with another QB and play match-ups, but Dalton should be in for a bounce-back year.

Colin Kaepernick (SF)

The 49ers looked rejuvenated, like they did a 360 from last years disappointing season under Jim Harbaugh. A ton of three TE Sets with a power running game from Carlos Hyde, brought back visions of Old school ground and pound type football. Lombardi Like, and it was refreshing to watch. They seemed to make things simple for Kaepernick, a lot of roll outs, layered routes that he could use his athleticism to makes plays on. Kaepernick still seems a bit uneasy throwing the ball, but Carlos Hyde aka “Los Los” looked like the next up and coming back in the NFL and Kaepernick is only going to benefit tremendously from his presence. The weapons are still there also with Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis. With Hyde and this power running game look for Kaep’s running stats to increase as well as scoring opportunities.

Other Possibles

Johnny Manziel and Tyrod Taylor could be decent pickups granted they gather enough rushing yards to pay dividends. Taylor has much better supporting cast with Watkins, Clay and McCoy and a Defense that will give him many of possessions, but Manziel has more potential. If you’re in a 16 team or 2 QB league, snatch these guys up if you need the assistance.


Dion Lewis (NE)

When I watched Lewis in college, I was impressed by his agility and quickness. The Eagles drafted him, but it just never worked out and he really never got a full opportunity with LeSean McCoy there. The first time I saw Lewis in that Pats uniform wearing #33, I immediately thought of Kevin Faulk, and it appears the Pats are going to use him in that type of role. Yes, LeGarrette Blount returns this week and should be the main RB, but Lewis should still have a solid year. I don’t see how BB could have Lewis ride the bench after his Week 1 performance. Lewis did fumble at the GL, which is scary when it comes to BB, but he put Lewis back in the game after. Brandon Bolden stinks and Tavaris Cadet doesn’t seem to be in the mix as of yet, so Lewis should be on the field plenty and Brady loves to checkdown to his backs. PPR leagues especially, go grab this guy.

Darren Sproles (PHI)

Sproles just continues to get it done year and year out. Even with DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews sharing the backfield, Sproles went off for 126 total yards with 7 catches. He needs to be rostered if you’re having RB depth issues. An injury to Mathews and/or Murray would open a world of opportunity for him and we know that he would easily seize it.

Benny Cunningham (STL)

Benny!!! Benny!!! The king of catching dump off passes and going for 10+ yards is Benny Cunningham. It looked like he was St. Louis’ entire offense at some points. Why weren’t the Seahawks giving him any attention? I really couldn’t believe how easily St. Louis was moving the ball on them. Cunningham finished with 140 total yards with four catches on Sunday. He actually is a fairly talented player and should be quite useful for your fantasy teams while Tre Mason and Todd Gurley remain out. He seems to be the third favorite however, so once these two talented backs come back, Cunningham will prob be fantasy irrelevant. He’s good temporarily and could have full reigns again in Week 2.

Lance Dunbar (DAL)

Dunbar looked shifty and was a key piece in the Dallas offense on Sunday Night in their defeat over the G-Men, finishing with eight catches for 70 yards. With the injury to Dez Bryant who could be out until November and Dunbar’s performance Sunday night, he could remain a useful pawn in this Dallas attack. Dunbar should see an uptick in snaps come week 2.


James Jones (GB)

JJ came back to Green Bay and in his first game back, it appeared he never left, catching two TD’s from Aaron Rodgers. One of them was a really nice snag and you can tell that Rodgers trusts him in the redzone. Three years ago Jones was the one who had 14 TD’s on just 64 catches. Davante Adams everybody and their Mothers fantasy favorite was outplayed by Jones, which frustrated a ton of Adams owners. Adams doesn’t seem to have the full trust of Rodgers as of yet, especially in the Redzone and this is an area where Jones should continue to thrive. The Rodgers, Jones combo is worth investing in.

Donte Moncrief & Phillip Dorsett (IND)

With T.Y. now 2-4 weeks , one of these guys will certainly emerge. I like the prospects of Dorsett, even with is muffed punt and dropped pass, but Moncrief could be the safer pick after finishing with six catches for 46 yards and a TD on 11 targets. Dorsett had two catches for 45 yards on three targets, but coach Chuck Pagano said ” He is more than ready”, indicating he has a lot of confidence in the youngster. There could be room for both in this offense with T.Y. out, so snatch em up!!

Terrance Williams & Cole Beasley (DAL)

Williams is a no brainer add with Dez out, as he can get downfield, should get a good amount of looks in the Redzone and has a good rapport with Romo overall. Beasley I’m not as sold on, but he could be pretty useful in PPR leagues. I don’t see a lot of TD’s, but Romo is playing at such a high level, Beasley may be worth an add just based on that and the fact that Beasley emerged towards the end of last year.

Tyler Lockett (SEA)

This kid has so much talent , if he is still out there and you have room for him, I would snatch him up. He could be Seattle’s version of Percy Harvin/Randall Cobb.


Two 2nd Year TE’s

Austin Sefarian Jenkins could be Jameis Winston’s best friend as he struggles through his rookie season. 2nd year Tight Ends tend to blow up and Eric Ebron is another candidate as well. Both guys are talented and worth adds if your TE is suspect. Both guys could have big years, I like it. Ebron I like more.

Coby Fleener (IND)

Fleener should be out there in a ton of waiver wires. This is the guy who led the Colts in TD’s last year with eight and he could return to relevance the next few weeks with Hilton out. The Jets have been historically terrible at covering the Tight End and then the Colts play the Titans and Jacksonville in weeks three and four.

Ladarius Green (SD)

Gates will be out the next three weeks and Green stepped up in his absence in week one with five catches for 74 yards and a TD. Always athletic, Green was a bit of an afterthought since he was starting the season coming off a concussion. Rivers loves his Tight Ends and Green just got it done versus a legit Lions Defense.  Green should be fairly productive until Gates returns.

Heath Miller (PIT)

What can you say about this guy, he just continues to have productive seasons. Always a bit inconsistent however, he’s better left as a matchup play. However, Markus Wheaton still looks somewhat unimpressive, Le’Veon Bell will be out another week, Bryant not coming back til Week five, so Miller looks nice a nice spot start in Week 2 against the 49ers.


Guys like Stevie Johnson, Tyler Eifert, Dwayne Allen, Duke Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, etc I am assuming are not on your waiver wire, if so your league is Weak!!!. But snatch these guys up!!!

FantasySavvy 2015: Week 1 Player Rankings

Welcome to the 2015 season as all the games are set to go off later today. Make sure to follow us on twitter @FantasySavvy and check our weekly radio show at blogtalkradio.com/FantasySavvy. Any lineup questions you can email me at SteveDeAngelo@gmail.com.  All the best this season.


  1. Aaron Rodgers @ CHI
  2. Tony Romo vs NYG
  3. Andrew Luck @ Buffalo
  4. Carson Palmer vs NO
  5. Russell Wilson @ STL
  6. Peyton Manning vs BAL
  7. Drew Brees @ ARI
  8. Eli Manning @ DAL
  9. Cam Newton @ JAC
  10. Sam Bradford @ ATL
  11. Matthew Stafford vs SD
  12. Matt Ryan vs PHI
  13. Ryan Tannehill @ WAS
  14. Teddy Bridgewater @ SF
  15. Philip Rivers @ DET
  16. Jay Cutler vs GB
  17. Derek Carr vs CIN
  18. Andy Dalton @ OAK
  19. Colin Kaepernick vs MIN
  20. Alex Smith @ HOU
  21. Jamis Winston vs TEN
  22. Joe Flacco @ DEN
  23. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs CLE
  24. Tyrod Taylor vs IND
  25. Marcus Mariota @ TB
  26. Kirk Cousins vs MIA
  27. Blake Bortles vs CAR
  28. Brian Hoyer vs KC
  29. Josh McCown @ NYJ
  30. Nick Foles vs SEA


  1. Eddie Lacy @ CHI
  2. Jeremy Hill @ OAK
  3. C.J. Anderson vs BAL
  4. DeMarco Murray @ ATL
  5. Adrian Peterson @ SF
  6. Matt Forte vs GB
  7. Latavius Murray vs CIN
  8. Jamaal Charles @ HOU
  9. Marshawn Lynch @ STL
  10. Justin Forsett @ DEN
  11. Jonathan Stewart @ JAC
  12. Carlos Hyde vs MIN
  13. Andre Ellington vs NO
  14. LeSean McCoy vs IND
  15. Mark Ingram @ AZ
  16. Lamar Miller @ WAS
  17. Chris Ivory vs CLE
  18. Joseph Randle vs NYG
  19. T.J. Yeldon vs CAR
  20. Ameer Abdullah @ SD
  21. Doug Martin vs TEN
  22. Frank Gore @ BUF
  23. Rashad Jennings @ DAL
  24. Melvin Gordon vs DET
  25. Shane Vereen @ DAL
  26. Matt Jones vs MIA
  27. Devonta Freeman vs PHI
  28. Giovani Bernard @ OAK
  29. Isaiah Crowell @ NYJ
  30. Darren McFadden vs NYG
  31. Alfred Blue vs KC
  32. Benny Cunningham vs SEA
  33. Duke Johnson @ NYJ
  34. Danny Woodhead vs DET
  35. Tevin Coleman vs PHI
  36. Ryan Mathews @ ATL
  37. Joique Bell @ SD
  38. Darren Sproles @ ATL
  39. Bishop Sankey @ TB
  40. Fred Jackson @ STL
  41. Charles Sims vs TEN
  42. Damien Williams @ WAS
  43. Khiry Robinson @ AZ
  44. Roy Helu vs CIN
  45. Ronnie Hillman vs BAL
  46. Reggie Bush vs MIN
  47. Dernard Robinson vs Car
  48. Chris Johnson vs NO
  49. Dexter McCluster @ TB
  50. Josh Robinson @ BUF
  51. Andre Williams @ DAL
  52. Buck Allen @ DEN
  53. Bilal Powell vs CLE
  54. David Johnson vs NO
  55. James Starks vs CHI
  56. Lance Dunbar vs NYG
  57. Jerrick McKinnon vs SF
  58. Terrance West @ TB


  1. Dez Bryant vs NYG
  2. Julio Jones vs PHI
  3. O’Dell Beckham @ DAL
  4. Calvin Johnson @ SD
  5. Randall Cobb @ CHI
  6. Demaryious Thomas vs BAL
  7. A.J. Green @ OAK
  8. DeAndre Hopkins vs KC
  9. Brandon Cooks @ AZ
  10. Jeremy Maclin @ HOU
  11. Mike Evans vs TEN
  12. Amari Cooper vs CIN
  13. Alshon Jeffrey vs GB
  14. Emmanuel Sanders vs BAL
  15. T.Y. HIlton @ BUF
  16. Larry Fitzgerald vs NO
  17. Andre Johnson @ BUF
  18. Charles Johnson @ SF
  19. Brandon Marshall vs CLE
  20. Nelson Agholor @ ATL
  21. Jordan Matthews @ ATL
  22. Jarvis Landry @ WAS
  23. Sammy Watkins vs IND
  24. DeSean Jackson vs MIA
  25. Anquan Boldin vs MIN
  26. Mike Wallace @ SF
  27. Davante Adams @ CHI
  28. Stevie Johnson vs DET
  29. John Brown vs NO
  30. Steve Smith Jr. @ DEN
  31. Golden Tate @ SD
  32. Vincent Jackson vs TEN
  33. Allen Robinson vs CAR
  34. Kendall Wright @ TB
  35. Keenan Allen vs DET
  36. Roddy White vs PHI
  37. Terrance Williams vs NYG
  38. Corey “Philly” Brown @ JAC
  39. Ruben Randle @ DAL
  40. Michael Floyd vs NO
  41. Marques Colston @ AZ
  42. Doug Baldwin @ STL
  43. Torrey Smith vs MIN
  44. Brian Quick vs SEA
  45. Pierre Garcon vs MIA
  46. Brandon Coleman @ AZ
  47. Dorial Green-Beckham @ TB
  48. James Jones @ CHI
  49. Marvin Jones @ OAK
  50. Allen Hurns vs Car
  51. Eddie Royal vs GB
  52. Michael Crabtree vs CIN
  53. Percy Harvin vs IND
  54. Cole Beasley vs NYG
  55. Davante Parker @ WAS
  56. Greg Jennings @ WAS
  57. Tyler Lockett @ STL
  58. Cecil Shorts vs KC
  59. Philip Dorsett @ BUF
  60. Devin Funchess @ JAC
  61. Brian Hartline @ NYJ


  1. Greg Olsen @ JAC
  2. Jimmy Graham  @ STL
  3. Jason Witten vs NYG
  4. Martellus Bennett vs GB
  5. Travis Kelce @ HOU
  6. Jordan Cameron @ WAS
  7. Jordan Reed vs MIA
  8. Kyle Rudolph @ SF
  9. Dwayne Allen @ BUF
  10. Coby Fleener @ BUF
  11. Owen Daniels vs BAL
  12. Delanie Walker @ TB
  13. Larry Donnell @ DAL
  14. Tyler Eifert @ OAK
  15. Vernon Davis vs MIN
  16. Richard Rodgers @ CHI
  17. Zach Ertz @ ATL
  18. Eric Ebron @ SD
  19. Austin Sefarian-Jenkins vs TEN
  20. Virgil Green vs BAL
  21. Ben Watson @ AZ
  22. Josh Hill @ AZ
  23. Jacob Tamme vs PHI
  24. Ladarius Green vs DET
  25. Marcedes Lewis vs CAR
  26. Mychal Rivera vs CIN
  27. Crockett Gilmore @ DEN
  28. Rob Housler @ NYJ
  29. Jeff Cumberland vs CLE
  30. Maxx Williams @ DEN

Best Waiver Adds-Playoff Week

Last time to make pickups in most leagues, unless your league allows you to extend into the playoffs. Nonetheless, this will be the final addition of Best Waiver adds from Fantasy Savvy in the 2011 season. The names this week aren’t anything impressive, but there are some names that could be of some assistance. The players are ranked in the order of effectiveness they will have the rest of the year.


Marion Barber, RB, Chicago Bears

Anytime you can snatch a starting RB at this point you have to grab it. As most of us should know, Matt Forte will be held out for the next 2-4 weeks which should complete the rest of the fantasy season. Barber will now take over as the main back. You can’t expect much from Barber but 50-70 total yards per game with 2-4 catches and occasional TD are likely. Barber makes for RB3/Flex for the playoff weeks as he goes up against Denver, Seattle and GB in the next 3 weeks.

Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos

We talked about Thomas earlier in the year. We know the story with this guy, big, physical and very talented. It took Tebow 6 weeks to finally find and connect with this guy for a whole game as Thomas finished with 4 catches for 144 yards and two TD’s. Take notice though, it was against the Vikings who have the worst secondary statistically in the league. But I still think Thomas offers some upside for the rest of this season and most definitely in a keeper league. Thomas has Chicago this week, but then New England in Week 15 and Buffalo in Week 16 which are excellent matchups. Tebow also looked as accurate as he has all season on Sunday. If you need WR help going into the playoffs, pick up Thomas and look to possibly play him this week if not in Week 15 against New England.

Malcolm Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers

When this guy plays he performs, but he’s hard to trust week to week because he usually leaves the game early and is then out for multiple weeks. But Floyd returned last week and had 4 catches for 108 yards and a TD. It’s worth noting that Floyd has three 100 yard games in just 8 games played. The potential is there, but the risk is there to due to injury. He’s worth a shot if you need the help and has a good matchup against Buffalo this week. Week 15 isn’t kind against Baltimore however, but Week 16 against the Lions is favorable. 

Bradon Saine, RB, Green Bay Packers

Watching this game last week, I kept asking myself who is this guy and why is he in the game. It turned out James Starks re-aggravated his ankle injury and now it looks like Starks might miss week 14. Saine didn’t do too much with just 45 total yards, but he did have four receptions. He is a decent flex play in deeper leagues if Starks is indeed out in Week 14, but remember even if Starks is out, the Packers love to pass and use their backs sparingly. However should the Packers lose in the next week or two, they could start to rest all of their starters and possibly start running the football more which means Saine could have even more value come week15 or 16. He’s worth a look in 12-16 team leagues.


Vision Adds- Kendall Hunter, Issac Redman, Benard Scott, Dion Lewis, Jason Snelling, Felix Jones, Joe Mcknight

If you have the roster space , then you should look into adding some of these guys if they are available, starting with Hunter and Redman. The 49ers specifically could start to rest Frank Gore once they have nothing more to play for in the regular season. Jim Harbaugh would be smart to anyway as Gore is taking an unnecessary large amount of snaps. Hunter has run well when provided the chance. Anyone of these guys could step in and produce nicely if coaches decide to rest the starter or there is an injury, so look into these guys and see if they are available.


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Best Fantasy Adds- Week 6 Edition

We here at Fantasy Savvy have been extremely busy with real world situations and we apologize for the lack of consistent content. However I assure you that we will do our best to release as much as possible. Also please know, that our info is top of the line, you won’t get the same old same old here, we will provide you with outside the box thinking and analysis. Trust that when we are adamant about a particular player, that you take that advice. We want to give you the type of info that will separate you from your league counterparts and put you over the edge. So thanks for continuing to read and make sure to always check this site for new posts. If you haven’t signed up for our email list or liked us on FB, please do so. Also you can get updates on Twitter at Twitter.com/Fantasysavvy. Our radio show will also continue throughout the season at Blogtalkradio.com/fantasysavvy. Thanks everyone, thanks for sticking with us, we are going to help you finish this season strong.

The following players are ranked in order.

Tim Tebow, QB, Denver Broncos

Tebow was officially named the starter today and rightfully so. Kyle Orton is what he is, an average QB. The Broncos had no upside with him at QB. Tebow, while extremely raw, has a lot of upside and the Broncos need to see what he can do.  This is Tebow’s shot and frankly I am somewhat a believer. First Tebow is an extremely hard worker and is going to do everything in his power to be the best QB he can be and to master this offense. There is no doubt he has leadership qualities, he just brings that demeanor. We saw it in college and now we saw a brief glimpse of it on Sunday when he nearly brought the Broncos back against the Chargers. Tebow will probably finish this year with a poor completion percentage and TD/Int ratio, but there is no doubt he will pile up rushing yards and TD’s. If you have an empty roster spot or have some bums you can cut to add Tebow, do it, even if you are stacked at QB. He’s a solid add for trade bait, keeper leagues or to be your starting QB.

Jackie Battle, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

I want to start out by saying that if Ryan Torain is still available in your league he’s the #1 back to own, but I am assuming that he was picked up last week in most leagues, so I left him out of this week’s list. But it appears Battle is going to take the reins in Kansas City, there’s no reason he shouldn’t. Thomas Jones has proven he isn’t the same runner with his terrible YPC average. Dexter McCluster is obviously not a between the tackles and every down type of back. Battle (6’2, 240), a 5th year player out of Houston University, got an opportunity and took advantage of it. Battle isn’t heavily talented, but he’s a bruiser who is running behind one of the better offensive lines in football. Battle will still have to deal with the Chiefs playing from behind a good amount and Thomas Jones’ presence, but it’s clear he is the best option for their running game. If you are in desperate need for a RB, go pick up Battle and expect him to have some games similar to what he did last week when he ran for 119 yards on 19 carries. The Chiefs want to run the ball and Battle should be their man.

Delone Carter and Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Personally I think it’s somewhat of a tossup between these two. Addai has a hamstring injury that looks to be somewhat serious and could keep him out anywhere from 2-6 weeks. We all know hammy’s tend to linger. So who do you pick up? Brown is the better all-around RB, but Carter is more likely to receive goal line carries since he was drafted to handle short yardage situations. Brown has been around for a few years now and has failed to impress time and time again, so it’s hard to believe in him. It really doesn’t look like either has the talent to separate from one another. I would say go with Carter in Standard and keeper leagues and go with Brown in PPR leagues. Or if you can add both, hope for one of them to breakout, regardless if you need help they are definitely worth a roster spot with Addai out.

Darius Heyward-Bey, WR, Oakland Raiders

Heyward- Bey was Al Davis’ guy, many joked Davis just looked at his 40 time and picked him. But Heyward-Bey, after doing nothing in his first two seasons it’s slowly starting to emerge. He impressed in training camp this year and it looks like his hard work is starting to translate. Bey has good size at 6’2, 210, obviously blazing speed and is the number #1 wideout on the Raiders. They are using Bey on a lot of double moves to utilize his speed and it’s worked thus far. Bey is also showing his skills after the catch. It’s hard to trust Jason Campbell, but he has played decent and has the running game with Mcfadden to help the pass game and play action. Look for Bey to have a fairly solid season in his third year in the NFL.

Steve Breaston, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Breaston is talented, we saw that in 2008 when he caught 77 balls for 1000 yards while catching passes from Kurt Warner. Now Matt Casell is starting to utilize Breaston. Bowe will draw a lot of coverage his way and that will leave room for Breaston to operate, and he is good after the catch. If you need help at WR, Breaston is a decent add.

Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks

I love this kid and he might be the best pick up of all the wideouts out there, but I simply don’t trust Tavaris Jackson. He would probably be better off with Charlie Whitehurst and who knows a change could be coming. He also is the 3rd WR behind Sidney Rice and Ben Obomanu. As far as talent, Baldwin has it. He is quick shifty and runs nice crisp routes, also knows how to make defenders miss. He kind of fits a Steve Smith (PHI) mold and I believe that is what Pete Carroll saw in him. Carroll also knows how to utilize these type of players with short quick hits and screens. Baldwin exploded for 8 catches and 138 yards last week and he should be a solid contributor in PPR leagues the rest of the way.  Go add him, especially in keeper leagues.


Other Adds, Curtis Painter, Alex Smith, Jake Ballard (slow as molasses but decent) Joel Dreesen (should be solid while Andre Johnson is out, def #1 TE add for now), Evan Moore (role should increase off bye week)

Sneaky Add of the week- Dion Lewis- If you are a Lesean McCoy owner, I think Lewis is a solid add. If McCoy gets hurt, Lewis has the talent and similar skillset to do some of things McCoy can do. Of course Ronnie Brown is still there, but Lewis will be a very solid PPR play.