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Nfl Picks Of The Week – Nfl Picks For Week 2 Fantasy League Pickups

Nfl Picks Of The Week

Just when you thought it was safe to spend a day getting ready for the college football picks this weekend, the need for free NFL picks rears its head yet again. This time, it’s the fantasy footballers among us in need of a little guidance after at tumultuous week in the league.

Of all the news that came down on this week, none was bigger for fantasy-tics than Ryan Grant’s season ending ankle injury. For the past three years, Grant has been a fantasy mainstay. As one of the few NFL running backs not having to share significant and playing in a high-powered offense, he had become a late-first round or early-second round pick in just about every league. If he’s still available on the waiver wire – a slim chance at this late hour – Brandon Jackson is your man. While he won’t give you the same value that you likely would have gotten from Grant, Jackson can be a quality 2nd or 3rd fantasy back.

In the event that you missed out on Grant, two different backs may have just gained fantasy value with just one move. The New England Patriots shipped Laurence Maroney to the Denver Broncos for a pair of draft picks. The move means Maroney can probably expect a few more carries in the Mile High, although he will still be solidly behind Knowshon Moreno. It also gives veteran Fred Taylor a slightly tighter grasp on the top job at Foxboro. That status comes with a big asterisk – the Patriots’ depth and running back by committee approach that made Maroney expendable also make Taylor not as solid a pick as he could be. Nfl Picks Of The Week

Running backs weren’t the only ones impacting your free NFL picks. Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly suffered a joint sprain in his throwing shoulder. The initial diagnosis says he will miss the next four to eight weeks. However there is concern that after a visit to Dr. James Andrews, Stafford could end up being out a lot longer. Let’s be honest, you’re not picking up Shaun Hill. However, depending on how deep your league is more attractive pickups like Kyle Orton or Jason Campbell could still be available. Temper your enthusiasm on Campbell, but if you’re going to play him, this is the week with Oakland lining up against the Rams.

Finally it appears that Kevin Kolb’s concussion (say that five times fast!) will likely keep him out of the lineup, although the Eagles have yet to make an official determination. Nonetheless, it significantly boosts Michael Vick’s value for the week. Long-term, it would still appear to be Kolb’s job to lose – although the Philly fans were ready to fire him in the second quarter of last week’s loss to Green Bay. Vick sparkled for the Eagles last week and it would appear that as long as Kolb can’t play, Vick’s a good option. Nfl Picks Of The Week

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Nfl Tickets – Week 10 Fantasy Pickups

Here are some players to consider picking up if they’re on the waiver wire in your fantasy football league:

Jacob Tamme, Tight End, Indianapolis Colts: If you thought Tamme’s performance in Week 8 was a fluke, did his 11 catches for 108 yards and a score in Week 9 convince you otherwise? There’s a good chance somebody already picked him up, but if not you’d better act quickly.

Jacoby Ford, Wide Receiver, Oakland Raiders: Ford has a breakout game against the Chiefs, both on offense and special teams. He’s one of the fastest players in the league and seems to be developing some solid chemistry with Jason Campbell. With Campbell getting a vote of confidence from Al Davis, there’s a good chance that he continues to start, which makes Ford worth a pickup.

Chester Taylor, Running Back Chicago Bears: Taylor vultured a rushing touchdown from Matt Forte in Buffalo and I think we can expect to see more of that. He got nearly as many carries as Forte, though he did a lot less with them, so he’s worth the add for anyone that needs running back help.

Troy Smith, Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers: Smith was solid in his start against Denver and now has had two weeks to practice with the first team following that game. He’s not going to be an every week starter, but his running ability makes him an interesting pickup.

Colt McCoy, Quarterback, Cleveland Browns: McCoy has actually had two pretty solid fantasy days since being named the starter. I think Eric Mangini is bluffing in his hesitance to name Colt the starter moving forward, but it seems like an inevitability.

Sidney Rice, Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings: Rice is back on the practice field, though he probably won’t play until at least Week 11. He might be active for Week 10, but either way he’s worth the add.

Keiland Williams, Running Back, Washington Redskins: Williams would be the main beneficiary if both Ryan Torain and Clinton Portis were to miss Week 10. Williams is a good pass-catcher and looked solid running the ball in Week 8 after Torain went down.

Tashard Choice, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys: This is more of a gut feeling than anything else. Marion Barber is as done as blackened chicken and Felix Jones just hasn’t performed. With Jason Garrett taking over as head coach, he knows more is on the line for his personal career. This could result in the team running the ball more and Choice could see an increased role. Don’t drop anyone decent for him, but if you’ve got some dead weight you can cut, Choice is a good Hail Mary pickup.

Mike Goodson, Running Back, Carolina Panthers: With everyone else in the Carolina backfield hurt, it looks like Goodson could get the start. He’s a solid receiver, but how he’ll handle regular carries remains to be seen.

James Jones, Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers: Jones has all the physical skills to sell NFL tickets, but mental errors and drops have plagued his career. With Donald Driver hobbled, though, he’s worth the pickup after a big Week 9 performance.

Blair White, Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Colts: With Austin Collie missing at least one game and Anthony Gonzalez hurt, White becomes the team’s number three receiver.

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Nfl Tickets – Week 8 Fantasy Pickups

Here are some players you might want to consider picking up in your fantasy football league if they’re on the waiver wire:

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Quarterback, Buffalo Bills: Fitzpatrick plays on one of the worst teams in the league, but that actually ends up benefiting him from a fantasy perspective in that he’s always playing from behind. Fitzpatrick has been a fantasy force since being named the starter in Buffalo – not just solid, but a force. He’s outscored some of the best quarterbacks in the league over the past four games and has to be considered a weekly starter until he falters. He’s fresh off torching the Baltimore defense in Baltimore.

Matthew Stafford, Quarterback, Detroit Lions: Stafford returns this week and could be available if nobody jumped on him last week. We saw how well Shaun Hill produced from a fantasy perspective while Stafford was out and one would think Stafford could at least equal that. The young quarterback has a lot of weapons at his disposal and the offense could really take off with him under center.

Matt Cassel, Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs: Cassel has been solid over the past two weeks and has another cushy matchup in Buffalo this week. He’s starting to develop a rapport with wideout Dwayne Bowe, which adds a vertical element to this passing attack. With Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles running the ball so well, Cassel should find a lot of open receivers.

Steve Johnson, Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills: Johnson has become a legitimate red zone threat with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm and has to be owned in all leagues until he puts up a dud. He’s still technically the third receiver in Buffalo, but they’re looking at him often in the end zone.

Mike Hart, Running Back, Indianapolis Colts: Hart might not have the wow factor that sells a lot of NFL tickets, but he’s played very well in limited snaps this season. The statuses of both Joseph Addai and Donald Brown are in question this week, so Hart could be in line to start. He’s definitely worth a speculative pickup at the very least.

LeGarrette Blount, Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Blount finally got a healthy dose of carries last week and he produced, ripping off 72 yards on 11 carries. Cadillac Williams just doesn’t have it as a runner anymore and Blount should receive more carries as the season progresses. He could be the starter by the time fantasy playoffs roll around.

Reggie Bush, Running Back, New Orleans Saints: Bush has been cleared to play against the Steelers, and while the matchup isn’t good, he is in line to be the starting running back for the foreseeable future. It’s unknown when Pierre Thomas will return, which could mean a healthy workload for the former Trojan. He’s valuable based on his ability as a receiver alone, so he could be a weekly play if he gets consistent opportunities on the ground.

Chester Taylor, Running Back, Chicago Bears: The Bears are going to use Taylor in goal line situations, and Matt Forte has not run the ball well in general this season, so he’s worth the pickup.

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Nfl Tickets – Week 7 Fantasy Pickups

Here are some players that could be worth picking up in your fantasy football league heading into Week 7 of the 2010 NFL season:

Deion Branch, Wide Receiver, New England Patriots: Branch was great in his return to New England, hauling in nine passes for 98 yards and a score and showing that his chemistry with Tom Brady is still there. I’m not sure if he’s going to produce at that level every week, but he seems to be the best non-Welker option in the passing game. Brandon Tate believers are cringing right now.

Christopher Ivory, Running Back, New Orleans Saints: Ivory had a huge game against Tampa, rushing for more than 150 yards, but I’m not so sure about his long-term value. If Reggie Bush and/or Pierre Thomas miss another game, Ivory could be worth a flex play, but he’s still going to be the number three back on the depth chart as soon as both of those guys return.

Kevin Kolb, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles: Here we go again. The Eagles could be back in quarterback controversy mode with Kolb posting two wins in his last two games, one of which came against a very good Falcons team. Kolb was great against Atlanta, eclipsing the 300-yard mark and tossing three touchdowns. He’s a fantasy starter while Michael Vick is out, and could still be once Vick returns if Andy Reid sticks with him.

Davone Bess, Wide Receiver, Miami Dolphins: Bess is extremely underrated and is especially valuable in PPR leagues. He’s had four solid-to-good weeks and one no-show, but Chad Henne seems to like him. With 19 receptions in his last three games, as well as two touchdowns, Bess has to be owned in all leagues.

Danario Alexander, Wide Receiver, St. Louis Rams: Alexander could be in line to step in as the Rams’ number one wideout with Mark Clayton out for the year. Alexander is a big target and had a nice touchdown play in Week 6. If Sam Bradford decides to throw the ball his way, he should be worth owning.

Matthew Stafford, Quarterback, Detroit Lions: Stafford will be back in Week 8 after the Lions’ bye. Those that want to beat the rush to pick him up should do it this week. With Stafford at the helm, the Detroit offense is one that could really sell NFL tickets.

Chester Taylor, Running Back, Minnesota Vikings: Matt Forte had one big week, but he’s been pretty bad aside from that. Taylor could be in line for more work soon.

Mike Thomas, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars: Thomas is similar to Davone Bess, as he’s a small guy that is most valuable in PPR leagues. Trent Edwards seemed to like going to Thomas, so the wideout could be additionally valuable if David Garrard misses any time.

Heath Miller, Tight End, Pittsburgh Steelers: Miller’s value goes up because Big Ben is back, evidenced by the tight end’s first touchdown of the season in Week 6.

Matt Cassel, Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs: Cassel is starting to come on a bit over the last few weeks and could be worth a backup spot on your roster. He’s still hit or miss right now, but his 7:3 TD to INT ratio is encouraging.

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Nfl Tickets – Week 6 Fantasy Pickups

Here are some players that could be worth picking up if they’re available in your fantasy football league:

Mercedes Lewis, Tight End, Jacksonville Jaguars: Lewis scored twice in Week 5 and is proving to be a reliable red zone target for David Garrard. He’s not going to rack up the yardage, which makes him somewhat dependent on finding the end zone, but he’s working his way up to becoming an every week starter.

Kenny Britt, Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans: Britt had a big game against the Cowboys and has now scored in three consecutive weeks. It’s not easy to trust Vince Young and this passing game from a fantasy perspective, but Britt has to be picked up at this point. Technically he’s not starting when both Nate Washington and Justin Gage are healthy, but he’s their best wideout.

Danny Amendola, Wide Receiver, St. Louis Rams: Mark Clayton will miss the rest of the season, which allows Amendola to step up as Sam Bradford’s favorite target. He’s not a big play threat, but could be a viable play in PPR leagues.

Mike Hart, Running Back, Indianapolis Colts: Joseph Addai went down with a shoulder injury and Donald Brown is nursing a hamstring, so Hart could receive a solid workload again in Week 6. He scored the Colts’ only touchdown against the Chiefs and ran well overall.

David Garrard, Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars: Garrard has five touchdowns in two weeks and actually has had a solid fantasy season save his terrible Week 2 performance. He’s a good backup to have and is worth a start in good matchups.

Shaun Hill, Quarterback, Detroit Lions: Hill has posted back-to-back 20-point weeks and probably has one more start to go before Matthew Stafford returns after the team’s Week 7 bye. Hill racks up the yards and throws some TDs, but the turnovers that kill him in real life won’t sink your fantasy day. If you need a short term option, he could help you.

Steve Johnson, Wide Receiver, Buffalo Bills: Johnson has four touchdowns in three weeks and has emerged as a favorite target of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Brandon Pettigrew, Tight End, Detroit Lions: Pettigrew has a lot of competition for catches in Detroit, but his sure-handedness is earning him looks regularly.

Jermaine Gresham, Tight End, Cincinnati Bengals: Gresham could lose some value when Jordan Shipley returns, but he’s a decent option if you need tight end help. Ahem, Jermichael Finley owners.

Heath Miller, Tight End, Pittsburgh Steelers: He’s not going to sell any NFL tickets, but Big Ben likes to target him in the red zone, which makes him worth a look.

Josh Freeman, Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Freeman has been consistently good this season and even adds some value with some rushing yards. He’s not worthy of being your starting quarterback yet, but he’s definitely a decent backup to have. There’s a chance he’s out there on the waiver wire.

Chester Taylor, Running Back, Minnesota Vikings: Taylor actually got 18 carries on Matt Forte’s big day against the Panthers. Forte is the guy, but the Bears are getting Taylor involved. He’s worth a flyer if you can spare the roster spot and would gain a ton of value were Forte to get hurt.

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Nfl Tickets – Week 5 Fantasy Pickups

Here are some players worth considering picking up this week if they’re available in your fantasy football league:

Michael Bush, Running Back, Oakland Raiders: Darren McFadden suffered a hamstring injury against the Texans, and we’ve already seen that McFadden isn’t exactly the quickest healer. There’s a chance that whoever drafted Bush in your league has dropped him since. If so, be sure to pounce on him as he could be an every week starter as long as McFadden is out. However, keep in mind that McFadden hasn’t been ruled out for Week 5 as of Oct. 5.

Kevin Kolb, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles: Kolb was probably dropped in your league as soon as Michael Vick took his job, but now it looks like Kolb will get at least a start or two with Vick sidelined. Kolb didn’t look great against the Redskins, but he came darn close to winning that game on the final play. He’s worth picking up if you need QB help.

Sam Bradford, Quarterback, St. Louis Rams: Bradford is getting better and better and is working his way up to becoming a viable fantasy backup already. He’ll be a guy only to trust with good matchups, but he’s rosterable.

Eddie Royal, Wide Receiver, Denver Broncos: Royal might have been dropped in your league after his Week 3 stinker, but he’s seeing consistent targets and the Broncos are forced to throw all day.

Marshawn Lynch, Running Back, Seattle Seahawks: Lynch has been traded to the Seahawks and is worth a pick up if he’s available. He’ll likely split carries with Justin Forsett, but should be the goal line back.

LeGarrette Blount, Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs are looking to get Blount more involved in the running game. He’s not going to steal Cadillac Williams’ job just yet, but could get goal line carries as soon as Week 5.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Running Back, New England Patriots: He was my pickup of the week last week and should definitely be grabbed now if he’s somehow still available.

Mike Bell, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles: LeSean McCoy will miss at least a week and Bell could have some value as long as McCoy is out.

-Spot Starter of the Week-

David Garrard, Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars: Garrard played well against the Colts in Week 4 and gets the Bills in Week 5. If you’ve got bye issues, Garrard could be the answer to your problems.

-Flyer of the Week-

Chester Taylor, Running Back, Chicago Bears: Matt Forte has been solid in the passing game, but he’s really struggled running the ball. The Bears need to establish something on the ground and may turn to Taylor to get that done. Mike Martz spent the offseason raving about Taylor, so I wouldn’t rule out an increased workload if Forte continues to struggle.

*Pickup of the Week*

Ryan Torain: Running Back, Washington Redskins: Torain might not be a name that sells NFL tickets, but I love him as a pickup if he’s available. Torain is a pet project of Mike Shanahan’s that dates back to their Denver days and looked solid in Week 4. Clinton Portis doesn’t think he’ll play in Week 5, which could mean a big opportunity for Torain to earn the starting gig in Washington.

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