It’s yet to be determined whether the Dallas Cowboys have really turned a corner with new coach Jason Garrett or if this weekend’s performance against the New York Giants was simply a dead cat bounce.
Personally, I have never been terribly impressed by the G-Men’s latest run on account of it having been against some pretty poor teams. That said, Dallas was embarrassed by these same Giants just three weeks ago while Wade Phillips was head coach.
If you’re unstable at the QB position, Kitna could provide a solid return for the home stretch and into the playoffs (where he gets Washington and Arizona—both bottom 10 pass defenses—in Weeks 15 and 16).
Troy Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers (Owned in eight percent of leagues)
I guess I’ll give coach Singletary the benefit of the doubt on this one and assume that Alex Smith getting the starting nod over Troy Smith was simply a clerical error.
In his two starts this season, Troy has amassed over 550 passing yards and accounted for three scores (two passing, one running). Additionally, he has limited turnovers (no INTs, no fumbles lost) and has gotten the ball downfield. His 11.7 yards per attempt (YPA) is out of this world.
With the talent the 49ers have at the skill positions, Smith will have every opportunity to make plays down the stretch.
Javarris James, RB, Indianapolis Colts (Owned in six percent of leagues)
With a rash of injuries at the RB position, James has ascended into the rotation. While Donald Brown has gotten the majority of the carries over the past two weeks, the work shifted toward a 50-50 share this week with James getting short yardage and goal line work.
In the Colts’ explosive offense, that alone is enough to warrant a waiver pickup.