Fantasy DC's Week Three: Waiver Wire Rush

FantasyDCCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2009

All players mentioned will be below 70 percent owned in 10 team formats and likely available in most leagues.

Go For It:

Jason Campbell, WAS, QB (32 percent owned in 10 team format)—Washington has played really poorly, and Sunday was the culmination of bad play.  But even in losing to the previously 0-19 Detroit Lions, Jason Campbell maintained his position in the top 10 of QBs. 

The Redskins are going to be playing from behind all year, and the running game has been bad at best.  Campbell should have every opportunity to air it out while the Skins stink it up.  (Target: All leagues)

Donald Brown, IND, RB (49 percent)—Every time Donald brown touches the ball he’s bowling over someone on the defensive side of the field.  He’s a true beast and is slowly taking carries and time from Joseph Addai.  He may not be a weekly starter right now, but he’s a spot flex and his role will continue to grow.  Get on the bandwagon early.  (Target: All leagues)

Tashard Choice, DAL, RB (15 percent)—For at least one more week Tashard Choice deserves a spot on your roster.  MB3 is still banged up, and Felix went down for a bit during the game against the Panthers as well. 

Choice looked incredibly explosive and seemed like he could be a number one for a team in the future.  Feel free to start Choice this Sunday is his backfield mates are still banged up.  (Target: 12 team leagues)

Nate Burleson, SEA, WR—No one is happier, other than maybe John Carlson, to see Seneca Wallace behind center in Seattle.  Burleson was targeted 12 times Sunday, and has always been a heavy target for Wallace.  Even when Hasselbeck comes back Burleson is the only receiver for the Seahawks to separate from the pack and be a reliable target.  Lock in on Nate and look for his production to increase. (Target: All leagues)

Repeat of previous weeks: Correll Buckhalter, DEN, RB (38 percent), Ricky Williams, MIA, RB (39 percent), Nate Washington, TEN, WR (25 percent), Vernon Davis, SF, TE (51 percent), Brent Celek, PHI, TE (62 percent)

All Things Depending:

Mark Sanchez, NYJ, QB (42 percent)—The Jets have to be the surprise team of the short season.  The primary reason for their success is the amazing defense they play.  The running game, anchored by Thomas Jones and Leon Washington, has also been very good. 

But Mark Sanchez is playing good, safe football; throwing the ball to the right players and making a minimal number of mistakes.  You won’t win your league with Sanchez, but he’s a solid back-up with spot start ability.  (Target: 12-14 team leagues, dynasty+)

Glen Coffee, SF, RB—News came out late Monday that Frank Gore is out for at least three weeks.  Now Frank Gore is one of the best RBs in the league, but to average over six YPC takes more than talent, and Coffee should be able to step in and be a serviceable player in the nest few weeks.  Don’t drop Ray Rice or Pierre Thomas for Coffee, but feel free to take a flyer on him.  (Target: 12-14 team leagues)

Kelley Washington, BAL, WR (4 percent)—Obviously Baltimore airing it out in week one was not a fluke.  Flacco is tossing the ball so easily, and though it may not last all year, Washington has been the biggest beneficiary of the new offense. 

He’s played his way into the No. 2 WR role, overtaking Mark Clayton and playing alongside Derrick Mason.  Feel free to put a bid on Washington in deeper leagues, and keep a close eye on him as the season continues.  (Target: 12-14 team leagues)

Pierre Garcon, IND, WR—Every receiver for the Colts will be solid.  This is factual information.  Although Garcon has great numbers and should continue for a few more weeks, he’s not worth the long-term investment most teams would have to make. 

Anthony Gonzalez  will be back and Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark will always be the primary guys for Peyton Manning.  Feel free in deeper leagues, but let someone else grab Garcon, then go after their better player.  (Target: 14 team leagues)

Repeat of previous weeks: LeSean McCoy, PHI, RB (53 percent), Fred Taylor, NE, RB (35 percent), Johnny Knox, CHI, WR (51 percent), Mike Sims-Walker, JAC, WR (40 percent), Tony Scheffler, DEN, TE (22 percent)

Hold Off For Now:

Kevin Kolb, PHI, QB (10 percent)—Kevin Kolb has been a more than adequate starter in the wake of Donovan McNabb’s injury.  A lot of people, my self included, were worried when the Eagles signed Jeff Garcia and with the knowledge that Michael Vick was coming off of the suspended list. 

But Vick barely played last week and Jeff Garcia is getting cut.  Kolb has put up better numbers than Tom Brady, Carson Palmer, and Kurt Warner.  All of that said, the Eagles have a bye week and McNabb will be back after that.  Feel free to cut Kolb loose or let someone else waste a waiver pick on him.  (Target: Very deep dynasty only)

Jerome Harrison, CLE, RB (6 percent)—Harrison had every chance with Jamal Lewis out to take the starting job and run with it.  He didn’t play the worst game, but he didn’t do enough to add to his playing time other than on third down.  That’s not what you want on your roster.  No need for Harrison to hold a roster slot for someone more deserving.  (Target: 14+ team leagues)

Keenan Burton, StL, WR / Donnie Avery, StL, WR—With Laurent Robinson out it’s easy to try and get his replacement.  But Donnie Avery went into the year as the Rams No. 1 and quickly lost that position, and Keenan Burton is a poorman’s possession receiver. 

Add Bulger being hurt and none of this makes for a good situation.  Your WRs should be better than either of these, and if they’re not than you’re probably 0-3 and could invest your time in teams that have won a game or two.  Good luck.  (Target: 14+ team leagues for Avery, N/A for Burton)

Repeat of previous weeks: Michael Bush, OAK, RB (25 percent), Mark Clayton, BAL, WR (53 percent), Chris Henry, CIN, WR (24 percent), Kevin Boss, NYG, TE (43 percent)


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