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With all the Randy Moss talk, its hard to remember there is still fantasy football going on. It may be wise to try to trade for Moss now to pick him up for pennies on the dollar and hope for the best.
Moving on from the Moss hurricane, here are some guys that might be able to help your team this week.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Bucaneers (20.7 percent owned)
After being named the starter for this week’s game, Blount went on to carry the ball 22 times for 120 yards and 2 touchdowns. He appears to have firmly passed Cadillac Williams on the depth chart and even caught a couple passes Sunday. He has a lot of potential, in the short- and long-term, in this developing offense.
Nate Washington, WR, Titans (33.6)
This receiving corps has been hard to figure out over the past couple years, with a different young receiver seemingly starring each week. However, with the injury to Kenny Britt and the 4-catch, 117-yard performance on Sunday, Washington looks to be a solid pickup this week.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Colts (4.6)
Tamme has taken over the lead tight end role for the Colts in the absence of Dallas Clark. He caught 6 balls for 64 yards Sunday and a touchdown. While he did not put up eye-popping numbers, he was targeted 9 times by Manning, and that should continue with the lack of receiving options for the team currently.
Brandon Tate, WR, Patriots (6.9)
While Tate looked to have huge fantasy potential before Deion Branch was acquired, he is proving that he is still fantasy relevant as the third receiver. The good news is he will have games where he breaks out for long receptions and/or touchdowns returning the ball. The bad news is he is not likely to show up big in every game so choosing when to use him will likely be a headache. Regardless, there is no lack of potential from Tate.
Mike Tolbert, RB, Chargers (60.4)
Is he a touchdown vulture? Sure, but he is a very good one, and he has shown potential to be more. His 7 rushing touchdowns this season, including at least 1 in all but 2 games, ties him for second most in the league. Though he is stuck behind Ryan Mathews on the depth chart, he has shown the ability to be the most effective back on this team in spurts, including his 5.7 to Mathew’s 2.9 yards per carry this week.
Each week I select one defense that is available in most leagues and has a favorable match-up.
Falcons D (24.1 percent owned) vs. Tampa Bay Bucs
The Falcons have been surprisingly strong on defense this year, and while Tampa Bay’s offense has been improving, they are still young and mistake-prone.
Kevin Smith, RB, Lions (30.4 percent owned); Anthony Armstrong, WR, Redskins (1.9); Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Colts (3.7); Javarris James, RB, Colts (0.0).