Does Matt Cassel have what it takes to be a waiver wire pickup in week 9? Will LeGarrette Blount keep up the rampage? Is Jacob Tamme the clone of Dallas Clark? All this and more in this week's waiver wire.
Matt Cassel – QB, KC (Owned in 48 percent of leagues)
With Nnamdi Asomugha nursing an ankle sprain that will most likely keep him out next week against the Chiefs, it should be easy sailing against the Oakland secondary.
While the Raiders' safety play has improved markedly over the season, Chris Johnson and Stanford Routt continue to get burned and Cassel should be able to take advantage of the matchup. Additionally, if the Raiders’ offense keeps performing like it has the past few weeks, then the Chiefs will be throwing all day to keep up.
LeGarrette Blount – RB, TAM (Owned in 29 percent of leagues)
I said it a month ago, I said it last week and I’ll say it again one more time. Get your hands on that Blount.
Keiland Williams – RB, WAS (Owned in 2 percent of leagues)
It remains to be seen how bad the hamstring injury is for Ryan Torain. It’s entirely possible that the bye week allows him enough time to get back on the field in two weeks. However, a Shanahan backfield is never as simple as it seems.
Williams outplayed Torain after taking over and may earn himself a role moving forward, even if Torain is healthy. At this point Williams is worth a speculative add, especially if you rely on Torain for consistent points.
Darrius Heyward-Bey – WR, OAK (Owned in 3 percent of leagues)
The Oakland offense has come alive the past two weeks, putting up a combined 92 points.
This past week, the underachieving second year WR joined the act with his first ever 100-yard game, his second career touchdown and added 30 yards on the ground.
Whether this was a fluke game for DHB or a sign of bigger things to come remains to be seen, but with Louis Murphy (bruised lung) joining Chaz Schilens on the sidelines, Heyward-Bey will be given every opportunity to succeed.
Jacob Tamme – TE, IND (Owned in 19 percent of leagues)
With Dallas Clark on injured reserve, Tamme filled in nicely, racking up 64 yards receiving, including his first career touchdown.
Peyton Manning has shown he is willing to trust the Colts’ younger players in big games, so Tamme figures to play a major role in the Indianapolis offense moving forward. That is an enviable position for any player and a boon to fantasy owners in need of help at the TE position.
All percentages taken from Yahoo!
Written by Chris Sheehan exclusively for TheFantasyFix.com
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