Dec 14, 2009
For those lucky few who are still alive in their fantasy football leagues, or if you’re in a lower bracket or consolation final and still willing to cause havoc, then you no doubt have at least a pretty decent squad. Of course, we’re always looking for the edge, and one way to get itis to scour your leagues free agency list for players who slipped through the cracks for whatever reason. Below is a list of guys that should be available in your league and able to help out your team next week. Continue on with the Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire - Pick Them Up. By the way, if you’re looking for a running back, you’re going to want to read this.
Note: If you’re debating on who to drop to pick these guys up, you should be checking out the Bruno Boys’ article, Fantasy Football Week 15 Waiver Wire - Cut Them Loose, and see if anyone on your roster is a Bruno Boys’ recommendation to drop. And, remember you can always visit our FORUMS to get your questions answered about waiver wire candidates, players to drop or anything at all related to fantasy football.
QUARTERBACKS - PICK THEM UP
Chris Redman (Atlanta Falcons)
With the playoff chances for the Atlanta Falcons dwindling, and the injury to quarterback Matt Ryan only slowly getting better, it appears the team is in no rush to get their starter back. Last week Chris Redman got the start again and played well in a loss to the New Orleans Saints. Not only did he throw for 303 yards with one touchdown and one interception, but he had the Falcons in position to win the game before running back Jason Snelling was stopped short on a fourth-and-2. To see Redman play well against the Saints only boosts our confidence in him. Should Ryan remain out with his injury then Redman would make for a good play for those teams searching for a quarterback in a league that plays into Week 17.The Falcons travel to Tampa to finish the season against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that has allowed 24 passing touchdowns over the seasons first 13 games.
RUNNING BACKS - PICK THEM UP
Quinton Ganther (Washington Redskins)
The Washington Redskins decided to start Quinton Ganther this week and he made good on his time as he rushed for 50 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and caught three pass for 43 yards in a win over the Oakland Raiders. Meanwhile, Rock Cartwright, who had assumed starting duties at running back with Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts both on injured reserve, got just one carry last week. Expect Ganther to continue on with around 15-20 touches a game from here on out but be advised that he doesn’t have any favorable match-ups. The Redskins will play divisional games against the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys before closing the season out with a game against the San Diego Chargers. Still, Ganther is a healthy body who receives the goal-line carries and with the Redskins’ being competitive over the last six games he could be used as a Flex play.
Chris Jennings (Cleveland Browns)
Feeling lucky? Then how about giving a Cleveland Brown a try? Cleveland running back Chris Jennings was originally scheduled to split time last week with Jerome Harrison against the Pittsburgh Steelers but it didn’t end up that way. Jennings had 20 carries to just seven for Harrison. Oh yeah, Jennings also had 73 yards and a touchdown to nine and nothing for Harrison. At this point the Browns will go with whatever works, and right now that is Jennings. Keep in mind, he’s in the weak Browns offense so tread lightly should you choose to pick him up. At the very least he is an attractive option in deeper leagues but in all reality he isn’t the player that’s going to propel your fantasy football squad to the promise land..
Arian Foster (Houston Texans)
The Houston Texans have been searching for a way to run the ball and that includes getting guys like Arian Foster and Ryan Moats involved in the running game. Steve Slaton is out for the year, Chris Brown has been largely ineffective and Moats was having a solid game last week until he fumbled, upon which he didn’t see another touch on the ball. In the meantime Foster rushed 13 times for 34 yards and caught four passes for 54 yards. Moats will probably get a second chance to resume his role in the offense but expect 15-20 touches from Foster this week against the St. Louis Rams, which is a very favorable match-up. When considering Foster make sure it’s in the deepest of leagues because an unknown role in a pass first offense isn’t an ideal situation, though Foster played well in Week 14.
Ryan Moats (Houston Texans)
So we already touched on this situation a bit but let’s clarify it for you. Before Moats fumbled last week he had 43 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, which made for a better average per carry total than Foster. It is alarming that he didn’t touch the ball again after the fumble but the Texans don’t exactly have a lot of choices at the running back position at this point. Expect Moats to get a second chance with a short leash, though Foster will likely see an expanded role in the offense this week. For that/ like Foster, Moats should only be considered in deeper leagues.
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