Have you ever heard of Weslye Saunders? You know, the tight end for the Indianapolis Colts. If you haven't heard of him before now, it may not hurt to give him a look for this week in fantasy football action.
The Colts Insider ruled Coby Fleener and two other Colts out for Thursday night's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Colts | Three players ruled out: Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener (shoulder), CB Vontae Davis (knee) and CB Je... bit.ly/Z07MbQ— Colts Insider (@Colts_Insider) November 7, 2012
Saunders will start in Fleener's place. He isn't the same type of athlete that Fleener is, but he's a mountain of a man at 6'6", 270 pounds. Though he's only caught one pass this season, look for him to be a target in the red zone.
The Jags will have to devote ample attention to Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton, so it is very possible Saunders could be the beneficiary of short-yardage touchdown grabs and few receptions in the middle of the field.
Hilton and Wayne torched the Jags for 12 receptions and 201 yards in their first meeting. They have to commit to stopping that duo, but that should create some openings for Saunders.
Tight ends are averaging 3.5 receptions per game against the Jags this season. He isn't going to give you six catches for 100 yards, but if you don't have a stud at tight end, Saunders could keep you from laying an egg.
Who else has an opportunity to step up and deliver some unexpected fantasy points?
He certainly doesn't offer the versatility that Percy Harvin brings to the Minnesota Vikings' offense, but Aromashodu is a solid downfield threat.
Harvin badly sprained his ankle on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Per ESPN, Harvin said he was a long shot to play in the Week 10 clash with the Detroit Lions. He was on crutches earlier in the week, so it seems to be a safe bet that he won't go, or he'll at least be limited.
Aromashodu has had only 10 receptions this season, but when he's been given an opportunity to play, he's had some nice performances.
Take a look at him as a possible flex option if you're in a bind.
Darren Sproles could miss the game against the Atlanta Falcons because of his broken hand. ESPN is calling him doubtful at this point and judging by Ingram's play against the Philadelphia Eagles, it would be smart to rest Sproles.
Ingram had 44 yards on seven carries on Monday night, and he should see a decent amount of carries against Atlanta. The Falcons have done a lot of things well this season, but stopping the run isn't one of them.
They are giving up 127.5 yards on the ground this year. Look for the Saints to pound the ball with Pierre Thomas and Ingram. The latter is a good flex option for the coming week.
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