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WR Waiver Gems – Week 12

Guess I can’t really ignore the early games this week. Let’s hope I hit on at least one; last week was a debacle.

Nate Burleson, DET, 37% (GB): Burleson has had two solid weeks in a row, going for 83 and 63 yards respectively – with a TD last week – while being targeted often. Everyone knows by now that the Packers can’t really stop anyone through the air (289 yards/game, 18 TDs), and tomorrow’s showdown should be a high scoring affair. I wouldn’t hesitate to slot him as a WR3/flex: 85 yards.

Joshua Cribbs, CLE, 25% (@CIN): Cribbs has caught lightning in a bottle these last couple of weeks, catching TDs against three solid  to great pass defenses: SF, Houston, and Jacksonville, while having very low yardage totals; He has flourished in the red zone. Could he put up another solid game against the stingy Bengals? On a hunch, I’ll say yes, if only because Cleveland needs to use their most dynamic position player to have any shot at staying in this one, and Colt McCoy will no doubt have to put the ball in the air 30-40 times, targeting Cribbs frequently in the process: 50 yards, TD.

Harry Douglas, ATL, 13% (MIN): With Julio Jones not practicing yet this week, Douglas could get a start against the anemic Vikings pass D (259 yards/game, 19 TDs). Minnesota’s run defense is no slouch, and they will probably be focused on trying to slow down Michael Turner, leaving some openings in the secondary. Douglas could exploit those opposite Roddy White, like he did Week 10 against New Orleans: 80 yards (if Jones is out).

Deep League Special:

Riley Cooper, PHI, 1% (NE): A complete shot in the dark, but Cooper was impressive filling in for Jeremy Maclin last week against the fading G-men. He gets another soft defense in the Patriots this week (299 yards/game, worst in the league, 15 TDs). Maclin likely is back, but Cooper should still get some looks here and there, no matter who is behind center, and thus he could be a worthy flier in the flex spot for a team desperate to make the playoffs: 70 yards.

NFL Week 1 recap

Here is the first installment of the weekly game result rundown, complete with a brief recap of the offensive (minus kickers, ’cause, who cares?) fantasy highlights and injury updates from the just-finished week. Yea, its long, but one stop shopping!

Packers v. Saints: This game was an aerial fantasy bonanza, as expected. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees were the men: Rodg was good (312, 3 TDs), Drew Brees was better, fantasy-wise (419, 3 TDs). GB’s receiving corp was led by perennial elite Greg Jennings (7 catches for 89 yards, 1 TD), with budding WR2 Jordy Nelson (6 for 77, 1 TD) making his presence known. Jermichael Finley was solid; just the tip of the iceberg for the big fella (3 for 53). Rookie WR darling Randall Cobb caught and ran back kicks for TDs. James Starks was the main back for the Pack: 57 yards, 1 TD. As usual, Brees spread the ball around: Devery Henderson caught 6 for 100 with a TD to lead the way, but Robert Meachem (5 for 70, TD), Darren Sproles (7 for 75), Marques Colston (6 for 81), and Jimmy Graham (4 for 54, TD) all were heavily involved. Colston broke his collarbone though at the end of the game, so he will be out for at least a month. RBs Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas had about a 70/30 carry split in Ingram’s favor, with neither making much of an impact, partly due to New Orleans playing from behind all game.

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