Week 8 Waiver Wire: Carson Palmer and 5 Guys You Shouldn't Buy into
Don't buy into Carson Palmer. He's not ready this season. He is just starting to learn the playbook and needs to get back into football, game-ready shape.
The Oakland Raiders’ staff is most likely giving Palmer just a handful of plays each game to work with.
Remember, the Raiders rely on their rushing attack behind Darren McFadden and Michael Bush, which to this date ranks second in the league.
Here are five other guys you shouldn’t buy into.
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Tim Tebow had a very, very ugly game in his first start of the season and he was still able to manage 22 fantasy points. He really doesn’t have anything to work with and even if he did, he is not the kind of QB to have a 300-yard passing game in consecutive weeks.
Up next on the schedule for Tebow’s Denver Broncos are the hungry Detroit Lions, the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, followed up by the New York Jets. These opponents will put up more of a fight than the winless Miami Dolphins.
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While Plaxico Burress only caught four balls for 25 yards in total, three of them went for touchdowns, which added up to 20 fantasy points.
After being hardly thrown to the whole season, Mark Sanchez threw Burress’ way eight times against the San Diego Chargers. I refuse to believe that Burress will be targeted eight times during a game many more times this season with the New York Jets returning to their ground and pound offense.
Also, Plax’s performance on Sunday must have raised some eye brows. Opposing teams will now be game planning for him more.
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Darren Sproles is just too sporadic for me. Although he had a big fantasy week on Sunday, scoring 21 points, let’s keep in mind it was against the dreadful Indianapolis Colts. In the game, Sproles got 12 carries. In the game before? Sproles got only one carry.
Next game for Sproles and the New Orleans Saints is the St. Louis Rams. You would expect him to have a good game, but you never know.
Will he get his carries or will the majority go to their lead running back, Pierre Thomas or the rookie back, Mark Ingram? No one knows for sure and that’s why I won’t buy into him.
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Delone Carter had himself a nice game against the New Orleans Saints. He rushed for 89 yards and a TD, picking up 12 fantasy points.
The problem was, Carter got his yards in garbage time since the whole game was garbage time. Starting RB Joseph Addai will be back soon, but during his time away teams will be concentrating on Carter.
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Dezmon Briscoe had a career day on Sunday, finishing with 73 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears, adding up to 13 fantasy points.
Let’s not kid ourselves here, though. Briscoe is Tampa Bay’s No.4 WR and was thrown to because the Bucs lost RB Earnest Graham. Graham’s injury occurred when LeGarrette Blount was already out, leaving the Bucs with no running game.
Tampa Bay is on their bye this week and word has it that RB Blount will be back for the next game. This sends Briscoe back to marginal duty.