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WR Waiver Gems – Week 11

Oh, did I miss the Jets/Broncos candidates? Wasn’t exactly an aerial showdown, so no harm done.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK, 28% (@MIN): Bey hasn’t done much of late, ever since Carson Palmer took the helm, with zero catches the past two weeks. However, with Jacoby Ford out, and Minnesota’s horrid pass D on tap  (272 yds/game, 18 TDs), look for DHB to get a few deep looks on his way to a respectable line and a possible score: 60 yards, TD.

Damian Williams, TEN, 29% (@ATL): Williams has turned into Matt Hasselbeck’s #1 WR the last few weeks, with 13 catches, 201 yards, and 2 TDs the last three weeks. He gets Atlanta’s so-so pass D this week (253 yards/game, 12 TDs), so look for him to be a solid #3 WR/flex play: 80 yards.

Vincent Brown, SD, 15% (@CHI): With Malcolm Floyd out, Chicago’s bend but don’t break pass D (269 yards/game, 12 TDs) and the likelihood that SD plays from behind in this one, look to Brown if you have an injury hole to fill for that 3rd WR spot (I did in the 4thandhome league; classic jinx situation, but I’m desperate): 80 yards.

Deep League Sleeper:

Donald Jones, BUF, 2% (@MIA): – if either David Nelson or Stevie Johnson are out – not out of the realm of possibility – Jones could have a big day against the subpar ‘Fins pass D (254 yards/game, 14 TDs). Buffalo is not the same team it was weeks 1-4, but the quality – or lack thereof – of the competition this week should allow Ryan Fitzpatrick to find a good amount of holes to throw through. Even if the above two WRs start, Jones could still give you decent yardage as the 3rd down/possession WR: 70 yards, TD if either Nelson/Johnson out, 60 yards if they play.

*Wow, complete whiff on each of these, sorry folks. And the Brown jinx was fully enforced. 

WR Waiver Gems – Week 7

Last week, I hit on 3 out of the 4 waiver picks (Heyward-Bey didn’t score, but he did post 90+ yards, I’ll take it). Let’s see how I do this week with my four waiver selections:

Devin Hester, Chicago Bears, 52% (Tampa Bay – London): Although Hester suffered a chest injury Monday night against the Vikings, he is listed as probable. No home field advantage in this tilt, and the Bucs have given up 276 passing yds/game to go with 10 TDs. Hester had one of his best yardage showings last week with 91 yards receiving, and I look for him to top that total as the deep threat for the Bears this week; you also never know when he might pop another one in the return game: 95 yards.

Jacoby Jones, Houston Texans, 37% (@ Tennessee): With AJ out again this week, Jones and Kevin Walter will be the starting WRs, Jones being the deep threat of the two. He had 74 yards and a TD against Baltimore last week, never an easy assignment, so I think another low catch/solid yardage day with a possible score is in the works against the stingy Titans pass D this week: 60 yards, TD.

Steve Breaston, Kansas City Chiefs, 28% (@ Oakland): Breaston, fresh off the bye week, gets a favorable match-up with the Raiders (allowing 283 passing yards/game, 12 TDs). He was on a mini-roll before the bye, with 141 yards and two scores in two games, and I can see Matt Cassel looking his way often with Dwayne Bowe drawing most of the secondary’s attention: 75 yards.

Deep League Special:

Arrelious Benn, Tampa Bay Bucs, 9% (Chicago – London): Last but not least, Mr. Benn has shown flashes of why he was a 2nd round pick of the Bucs in 2010. He has 2 TDs thus far, and last week had a 65 yard TD reception. The Bears play fast and loose with the passing yardage on D – 275/game, to go with 9 TDs given up. Benn could provide some value in the flex/WR3 spot this week in deep leagues: 80 yards.

WR Waiver Gems – Week 6

James Jones, Green Bay Packers, 44% (St. Louis): JJ, coming off two straight productive performances, gets a great match-up with the Rams this week. Sure, St. Lou has actually been decent in the pass D (224 yards/game, 8 TDs), but they haven’t faced an offense like Green Bay’s yet, and they will be locked in on Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley, leaving James plenty of single coverage. JJ is starting to live up to his upside as the deep threat from the slot, and I think he could be a WR2 this week, with a TD catch for the third straight week: 75 yards, TD.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders, 43% (Cleveland): Bey, a first round bust if there ever was one, has shown flashes of brilliance the past two games, going for 100 yards in each, with a TD catch last week. Cleveland is stingy in the passing game (195 yards/game, 7 TDs), but Bey should get decent yardage and possibly another score, as the Browns look to shut down DMC, leaving some openings in the secondary: 60 yards, TD.

Danario Alexander, St. Louis Rams, 11% (@ Green Bay): On the other side of this seemingly lopsided affair, Alexander could rack up significant yardage against the Packer passing D, which has not been that impressive (300 yards/game, 10 TDs), some of that owing to them playing well ahead much of the time. It is admittedly a crap-shoot as to which of the Rams’ receivers offer the most value for today, but I like Alexander to get the lion’s share over Brandon Gibson and Mike Sims-Walker (update: he’s inactive); call it a hunch: 90 yards.

(Really) Deep League Special:

Laurent Robinson, Dallas Cowboys, 3% (@ New England): Robinson looks likely to stay as the #3 WR for Dallas this week, and he could be a sneaky WR 2-3 against the lackluster Patriot’s passing D (327 yards/game, 9 TDs), as Dez Bryant and the now-healthy Miles Austin garner the most attention: 80 yards.