Fantasy Football 2010: Michael Vick and Week 3 Waiver Wire Advice

Mihir BhagatSenior Analyst IIISeptember 21, 2010

Fantasy Football 2010: Michael Vick and Week 3 Waiver Wire Advice

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    Now that Week 2 has come to a close, it's time to evaluate how your players did and what your teams strengths and weaknesses are.

    Accordingly, you may need to make adjustments and one of the best ways to do so is through the waiver wire.

    In order to help you in your efforts, here's some advice on who I would think about adding to your roster. 

QB Josh Freeman

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    Josh Freeman appears to be an emerging star as he's played a major role in the Buccaneers surprising 2-0 start. 

    He may not have the stellar supporting cast, but he's finding a way to put him big numbers.

    I've already picked him up as my backup quarterback. 

QB Michael Vick

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    Surprisingly, Michael Vick is still available in nearly a third of Yahoo Fantasy Football leagues.

    He looked very impressive in his start against  the Lions, and should continue to shred opposing defenses as long as he's on the field. 

    While his future is uncertain, I'd definitely consider him as my No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

    So, if you haven't picked him up yet, do so promptly. 

QB Sam Bradford

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    Sam Bradford demonstrated glimpses of his potential last week as he threw for a pair of touchdowns. Even though it was against the Raiders, I anticipate solid play to continue from this year's No. 1 overall pick. 

    If you're looking for a No. 2 QB, especially in deeper leagues, take a look at Bradford.

RB Jason Snelling

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    When, both, Michael Turner and Jerious Norwood went down with injuries, I'm sure that

    However, Atlanta Falcons third-string running back Jason Snelling stepped up and amassed an astounding 186 yards and three touchdowns.  

    With Norwood reportedly out for the season, Snelling will have the opportunity to hopefully continue to make plays.

    Therefore, pick him up before everyone else does. 

RB Peyton Hillis

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    With a poor quarterback situation, the Browns are going to need to run the ball if they want to be successful. 

    That said, since Jerome Harrison hasn't been effective, Peyton Hillis should be the guy. 

    I'm sure Mike Holmgren will see that and ensure that he's given an increased workload. 

    So, be ahead of the crowd, and pick him up before he has a breakout game. 

WR Kevin Walter

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    Andre Johnson may be arguably the best receiver in the NFL, but that doesn't mean that Matt Schaub won't be looking at other receivers to make plays in their pass-heavy offense.

    Kevin Walter demonstrated his ability as a quality compliment, and registered 11 receptions for 144 yards.

    Since I don't expect the Texans potent aerial attack to slow down anytime soon, Walter's a wise pickup. 

WR Demaryius Thomas

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    1st round pick Demayrius Thomas is poised to be the top target for the Denver Broncos, and he proved his worthiness with 8 receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut. 

    Expect Kyle Orton to rely on Thomas throughout the season and for his stats to reflect accordingly.

    Therefore, I've already added him to my fantasy roster. 

TE Dustin Keller

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    Since Mark Sanchez is still a developing quarterback, he will be often be looking for a safety net. 

    For most offenses, that's usually the tight end. Luckily, for the Jets, they have a dynamic talent in Dustin Keller who has the unique big-play ability to become Sanchez's go-to-guy. 

    That was evident against the Patriots, as he was targeted nine times and came down with 7 catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. 

    I project those type of numbers to continue, and don't be surprised if he eventually becomes a No. 1 fantasy tight end. 

TE Brandon Pettigrew

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    As I referenced, inexperienced quarterbacks love their tight ends.

    With Matthew Stafford out, the Lions won't be able to spread the ball as effectively as they usually would.

    Shaun Hill will instead try to make the easy throw and move the chains, which makes Brandon Pettigrew a a popular option. 

    Against the Eagles, last week, it was clear that that was going to be the case as he had seven grabs for 108 yards.

    He's a viable No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues. 

K Neil Rackers

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    The Houston Texans offense is clicking and that's good news for kicker Neil Rackers because it equates into additional scoring opportunities.

    Rackers has nailed five of his six field goals in two weeks of play, and that should continue.

    If you're looking for a quality starter, pick up Rackers.