Last week, I recommended Laurent Robinson, Antonio Brown, Brent Celek, Jon Baldwin, and to add T.J. Houshmandzadeh to your watchlist. The only guy on that list that I may not still consider is Jon Baldwin after his one catch performance last week. Otherwise, if you added Robinson, Brown, or Celek you should have been pretty happy with the result. Here are the guys I am recommending this week:
- Andy Dalton (Cin, QB): Last week Dalton threw for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Titans and has scored double digit fantasy points in all but his first and third starts in the NFL. He is available in almost 77% of leagues on ESPN so if you need a second QB or want some depth, he could be a nice pickup.
- Roy Helu (Was, RB): Helu was named the starter right before his game on Sunday and he certainly made the most of his promotion. He rushed for 41 yards, but also caught 14 passes for 105 yards (17 targets!). Even if you aren’t in a PPR league, he should be on your radar this week.
- Earl Bennett (Chi, WR): After sitting out since week 2, everyone expected Bennett to slowly be worked back in to the offense. Well Jay Cutler had other ideas, throwing to Bennett 5 times for 95 yards and a touchdown. He was easily Cutlers favorite target, especially on third downs. He is available in 99% of leagues so if you have an extra spot on your bench, add Earl.
- Jacoby Ford (Oak, WR): Hue Jackson continues to throw different wrinkles in to the Raiders offense. The latest escapade included semi-benching Darrius Heyward-Bey and Kevin Boss in favor of Jacoby Ford. Jacoby had 5 receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown last week. I am recommending him only because he showed some decent early chemistry with Carson Palmer. Put him next to T.J. Houshmandzadeh on your watchlist.
- Anthony Fasano (Mia, TE): Fasano is another guy I wouldn’t necessarily go out and pick up right away, but I’d add him to my watchlist for sure. He and Matt Moore hooked up for 2 receptions for 38 yards and 2 touchdowns. Talk about efficiency…