A few names on the waiver wire this week for those in dynasty and/or deep keepers leagues with an eye on next season: Chris Jennings and Brandon Gibson.
I mentioned Gibson last week after his breakthrough game against the depleted New Orleans Saints' secondary. He went out yesterday and proved that last week's results were not necessarily the result of playing against second- and third-stringers.
Against the Cardinals as the No. 2 wide receiver, Gibson chipped in five catches for 61 yards. On third-and-four from inside the 10-yard line, Marc Bulger floated a pass to Gibson in the endzone which could have sent the game to overtime but Gibson dropped the ball. That he was trusted with such a route in a crucial spot is a good sign for the future.
Consider adding Gibson this week off the waiver wire or adding him onto a blockbuster deal if your trade deadline is this week.
Jennings, meanwhile, rushed for 36 yards in spelling outgoing Browns' running back Jamal Lewis. He also contributed in the passing game with five catches for 38 yards.
The Browns will have James Davis in camp next summer and could bring in another running back or two via free agency or the draft to compete for the starting job. But Jennings is getting some valuable playing time right now that could go a long way toward his standing on the team next season.
Early week 12 waiver wire thoughts for the rest of us:
Davone Bess, WR, Dolphins [6-63]
Rock Cartwright, RB, Redskins [67; 7-73]
Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Lions [6-72-1]
Kevin Boss, TE, Giants [5-76-2]
Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions [422-5]
Brady Quinn, QB, Browns [304-4]
Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Browns [5-115-1]
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills [35; 4-20]
Here are today's great reads:
There is almost no way Mark Sanchez should be owned in redraft leagues at this point. He and Matt Stafford appear to be heading in opposite directions at the moment. [Bruno Boys]
Looking for a fun league prize this season? Consider one of these Fantasy+Ethos%29" target="_blank">fantasy football t-shirts . [Fantasy Ethos]
It was a good thing Dallas Clark caught that early touchdown for fantasy owners, because that is all he did yesterday. [Pancake Blocks]
Welcome back to fantasy relevance, Terrell Owens . Not sure what to expect of TO going forward, but those of us who started him this weekend were happy for the one-week revival. [CBSSports.com]
I had to watch the Lions and Browns yesterday afternoon and I have to say it was one of the more entertaining football games I have seen this season. [Shutdown Corner]
More on the revival of Terrell Owens and the coincidental decline of the Dallas Cowboys' passing game the same Sunday as Owens' big day. [FanHouse]
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