Week 10 Waiver Wire: Miles Austin and 5 Injured Stars You Should Ditch
Moving toward the 2011 fantasy playoffs, it's time to finalize rosters and move forward with your team.
Some stars have been injured and it's time to let them go; best-case scenario, you trade these players based on pure return potential.
If you can't trade them though, sending them to the waiver wire may be the best option. Here are Miles Austin and five injured stars you should ditch.
1. Miles Austin: WR Dallas
Miles Austin was injured already earlier this season and now will be gone for up to a month—that's just too much against him to justify keeping him in your starting lineup, or even on your team.
He hasn't had a touchdown since early in the season and the Cowboys aren't as good as everyone thinks they are.
With Dez Bryant and company stepping up in his absence, Austin will likely see a decrease in targets on his way back and he should be headed to the bench.
Replace him this week with Mike Williams, who I think is on the brink of explosion as Josh Freeman will start to perform better.
2. Peyton Hillis: RB Cleveland
Peyton Hillis likely was a wasted early draft pick for you, and if he isn't on your bench already, I'd just drop him.
The Madden coverboy was a bust this year and continued the curse with contract issues, illness and injuries. This is a season wasted for Hillis.
Just ditch him now because he won't be producing anything decent the rest of the season.
Pick up Brandon Jacobs if available or any of the Saints running backs that isn't Mark Ingram.
3. Felix Jones: RB Dallas
Felix Jones really isn't a good choice down the road with the emergence of rookie Demarco Murray.
As of last week, he didn't practice with the team but was out of his walking boot. He should be back soon, but you should ditch him out of your lineup.
He won't be scoring double-digit fantasy points the rest of this year, and you'd be better off to get rid of him in favor of a waiver pickup.
4. Santana Moss: WR Redskins
After hand surgery earlier in the season and positive outlook on his return, progress has been slow for the only decent fantasy skill player on the Redskins.
If you haven't by now, you should remove him from your team in favor of a recently high performing player, and get some performance now if you can.
Santana Moss will be available later in the year if anything changes, but for now, ditch him before all the good waiver pickups are gone.
5. Sam Bradford: QB Rams
The sophomore slump is sad indeed for Sam Bradford and the Rams.
After nearly guiding them to the division title in his first year, he hasn't played as well as last year. He has been dealing with the high ankle sprain the last week and it is still a little tweaked.
Bradford should be benched in favor of someone like Andy Dalton or Tim Tebow, who are solid fantasy starts and should be easy to get one of the two off waivers.
Ditch Bradford now before he hurts you any more.
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