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This move, admittedly, isn't for everyone.
Yet if you're looking for a flex play or a WR2/3 in deeper leagues or in PPR leagues, you have to think about Kevin Walter this week against a New York Jets defense that is just reeling after the loss of Darrelle Revis.
Let's lay it out schematically.
In the passing game, the two players that the Jets will need to focus on stopping the most are Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels. Without Revis, Rex Ryan will not have the ability to man up on both outside receivers. To some extent, he will have to roll coverage toward Johnson while keeping Daniels in check with a linebacker and/or a safety.
Throughout his career, Walter has shown up in games like this. While he's never been the standout, he's always been extremely reliable when he's been called upon. With Lestar Jean still on the mend and Keshawn Martin still acclimating to the system, Walter is the guy this week.
He's the Texans' best blocker, so he'll be on the field. The Jets won't be able to cover everyone, so expect him to be open as well and get a couple extra looks. His 15 targets are third on the team behind Johnson and Daniels. While his numbers haven't been great, the potential is there.
The biggest risk here is that the Jets will falter early and often, with the score getting out of hand rather quickly. That isn't a risk everyone should take, but if you're looking to pull a guy off the waiver wire to start for one of your bye-week receivers, Walter is a low-risk/high-reward play.