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.