Sam Bradford is playing admirably having led the Rams to three wins, but it is difficult to get a fix on which receiver is benefiting the most. Injuries have forced major changes to the roster and this week's leader in receptions was on the practice squad on Columbus Day. Injuries to Jermichael Finley, Antonio Gates, and Chris Cooley are opening up the tight end position on many fantasy rosters. ESPN's favorite quarterback leads the most dropped list.
Danario Alexander: It was supposed to be Danny Amendola's coming out party, but Alexander caught four passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. He was one of four St. Louis receivers with five targets, so Bradford was not locked in on him all game. At 6'5" he is three inches taller than any other wide receiver on the roster, making him an appealing red zone target. He was undrafted in 2010 because of some lingering knee issues, but appears ready to contribute now.
Drop for him: Anthony Gonzalez, Jordan Shipley, Mohamed Massaquoi
Don't drop for him: Deion Branch, Robert Meachem, Davone Bess
Brandon Jacobs: He assumed his role from the Tiki Barber days and scored on four and six yard runs. Ahmad Bradshaw still out-touched him 21 to nine with a far better yardage per carry. A change in featured back is not coming. Jacobs has scored in three straight contests and is worth rostering as a bye week fill-in.
Drop for him: Tim Hightower, Brandon Jackson, C.J. Spiller
Don't drop for him: Felix Jones, Thomas Jones, Ryan Torain
Brett Favre: He earned a one-week stay of execution from most with three touchdowns against the Jets, but was sub-standard again when facing Dallas. He currently trails Bruce Gradkowski, Matt Cassel, and Seneca Wallace in fantasy points. Performance, health, and a possible suspension are all valid concerns.
Drop him for: Sam Bradford, Matthew Stafford, Kevin Kolb
Don't drop him for: Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, David Garrard
Legedu Naanee: He did not play in Week 6 and was effectively shut out in three of the four games before that. Any time a wide receiver misses a game with a hamstring problem the issue may be lasting. He also has the lowest "Success Rate" (as defined by Advanced NFL Stats) of any of San Diego's primary receivers.
Drop him for: Mike Williams (SEA), Anthony Armstrong, Patrick Crayton
Don't drop him for: Bernard Berrian, Jerricho Cotchery, T.J. Houshmandzadeh