As players continue to go down with injuries and the bye weeks start to come around, it is important that you keep your eye out for players that can fill voids on your team.
Here are some pickups that you can find now that the waiver wire has passed in your league. These players may be worth hanging on to even beyond bye weeks, if they are productive.
My pickup of the week.
It looks like Carter is going to get the start, in place of the injured Joesph Addai, for the Colts this weekend. The Colts have not been all that great on the ground (30th in the league), but Carter has the in between the tackle running style that Addai does not.
I looks like the Colts will be using him in a majority of their running sets against a suspect Bengals defense.
Carter is really going to surprise people this weekend so pick him up if he is still available in your league.
Julio Jones is out this weekend, so Harry Douglas will be moving up the depth chart to the No. 2 wideout spot.
Despite being the No. 3 (No. 4 if you count Tony Gonzalez) receiver on an anemic Falcons offense, Douglas does still have 11 receptions despite playing in only 4 of 5 games.
Douglas will look to take advantage of a porous Carolina Panthers defense and have a breakout performance in Week 6.
If you are really hurting for a No. 2 wideout or flex, Douglas could be that player that puts you over the edge this week.
Yes, Heyward-Bey had a great week and caught they eyes of many fantasy owners. He totaled seven catches for 99 yards and a touchdown. He was also targeted 12 times by Jason Campbell.
Many, though, are forgetting that the week before he had four catches for 115 yards. His performance was overshadowed by the fact that the Raiders got pounded by the Patriots.
Heyward-Bey has the looks of a No. 1 wideout and will continue to produce given the lack of experience in the Raiders' receiving core.