LeGarrette Blount, RB – TB (Owned in two percent of leagues)
We all knew the wheels were going to come off the Cadillac (Williams) at some point this season, but we all figured the wrong back to be the prime beneficiary.
With undersized Kareem Huggins unable to even get on the field, Blount made the most of his opportunity against a tough Steelers defense. Totaling 27 yards on six touches (4.5 yards per carry) is mighty impressive against a defense giving up only 2.6 per carry, including a Week 2 beatdown of all-world RB, Chris Johnson.
Coach Raheem Morris has indicated that the Bucs will use the bye week to get Blount more involved in the offense. With an improved Josh Freeman under center, Blount should find some room to run if he gets the touches Morris is saying.
Mark Sanchez, QB – NYJ (Owned in 43 percent of leagues)
At worst, Sanchez will have some room to throw as opposing teams stay preoccupied with the run game. At best, the Sanchize may have figured things out in the NFL.
His next seven games are against relatively soft defenses and include a three week stretch of Detroit, Cleveland, and Houston that should have owners licking their chops.
Week 5 brings Santonio Holmes back from suspension, which can only improve the deep play-action game. The Jets visit Buffalo this weekend, so rewards should be immediate whether you're looking for a new starter or just a bye week replacement.
Peyton Hillis, RB – CLE (Owned in 50 percent of leagues)
I'm going to keep this short; after all, Hillis was included in our waiver pickups after Week 1. Yet, somehow, this primary back in a run-heavy offense is still owned in only half of leagues. That needs to change immediately.
The Browns schedule isn’t the easiest against the run, but he’ll get the bulk of the carries and all the goal line work.