You probably have heard by now that Fred Jackson will not be playing this Sunday against the New York Jets.
Jackson suffered an injury to his calf, and some sources say it may sideline him for the rest of the regular season. Terrible news for the Bills, pretty bad news for fantasy owners.
I'm writing to you regarding the latter. I have Jackson in my ESPN league, a league I am currently in first place in, thanks to Jackson, Rodgers, and an array of talented receivers.
Although my team is good, Jackson and Rodgers are two of the most consistent players on my team, so I need a fix.
In my league, the trade market isn't worth pursuing, so I jumped to free agency. Luckily, another owner just dropped Shonn Greene, so I picked him up. That is very unlikely for most of you, seeing as Greene is owned in 100 percent of ESPN leagues.
However, here are a few names that you can pursue on the FA market and hopefully catch lightning in a bottle for the remainder of the fantasy season.
The Detroit running back is owned in 55.1 percent of leagues (+54.7). He had a monster week last week (38) points. He had 16 carries for 140 yards and two scores. He's projected for 15 points this week, facing the Packers. The Packers are a great team. Everyone knows that. With their great secondary, and Stafford's tendency to throw picks, it's likely we may see a large ground attack in this game.
Brown is only owned in 7.4 percent of leagues. He has had 10, 16 and 14 carries in the last three weeks, and we should only expect that number to go up. The Colts are terrible, but they are playing Carolina this week, a team that doesn't have a formidable run D. He's projected for 10 points, not a great week, but it's something.
Chris is owned in 24 percent of leagues. In the past three weeks he has had 13, 19 and 21 attempts, netting 1, 10 and 18 points respectively. If he can get the ball in the red zone, he'll get you around 10-15 points. He's not going to be a star, but you may be able to squeeze some points out of him.