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WR Waiver Gems – Week 10

Well, I was thinking I was early with this week’s post, but I completely forgot about the Thursday night game. Ah well, cest la vie.

Steve Breaston, KC, 42% (DEN): Well, I whiffed on Jonathan Baldwin last week while dismissing Breaston, so this week I will do the exact opposite, ala George Costanza. Stevie B hauled in 7 passes for 115 against the fish, and he gets the fairly lenient Denver pass D in this AFC West match-up (258 yds/game, 17 TDs). I don’t put much stock in previous year performances, but Matt Cassel did post his best fantasy game by far last year against the Broncos (469 yards, 4 TDs). Breaston could easily have another 100 yarder here: 95 yards.

Laurent Robinson, DAL, 41% (BUF): With Miles Austin out, Robinson slots into a starting role with a favorable match-up against the Bills (260.4 passing yards/game, 11 TDs). I wouldn’t count on a third week in a row with a TD, but the yardage should be there: 90 yards.

Michael Jenkins, GB, 29% (@GB): Jenkins had his best game of the year against Green Bay in Week 7. With the Packers still giving up almost 300 yards per game through the air and 16 TDs, combined with the likelihood that Minnesota will be playing from behind, this bodes well for Jenkins to catch a few deep balls, and maybe even a TD: 70 yards, TD.

Deep League Special:

Jason Hill, JAC, 6% (@IND): Indy is bad. Real bad. Everyone knows this. Their passing D is no exception (260.4 yards/game, 18 TDs). Jacksonville is not Air Coryell, but Jason Hill has scored a TD in 3 of his last 4 contests, all against tough defenses, and Blaine Gabbert seems to look his way often in and around the red zone. I foresee another solid game from Hill against the sorry Colts: 50 yards, TD.

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.