Riding the Waiver Wire Week 4
With another Fantasy week gone it seems like every week there are key injuries to Fantasy stars and unknown players are stepping up and putting up huge numbers that are catching the attention of thousands of fantasy followers. Who is going to be the next big waiver wire pickup? Let’s take a look at this week’s picks…
Andrew Hawkins WR CIN – In my week one column I mentioned how I was amazed by the speed and quickness and had him listed as flying under the fantasy radar – well not anymore. Andrew the “Tasmanian Devil” Hawkins is all over the field lining up in all sorts of formations. He was lining up in the backfield, the slot and out wide. He is very hard to cover and is starting to be a big part of the Bengals’ game plan. Hawkins stat line so far this season in 3 games is 12 receptions for 208 yards and two TD’s. If Hawkins is available in your league add him to your roster.
Ramas Barden WR – NYG – With Hakeem Nicks out Barden stepped it up with a Thursday night performance of 10 catches for 162 yards. AT 6’6 and 224 pounds he a fast big target that can move in the open field. It’s only been a 1 week but this kind of looks similar to what happened back in 2010 when Domenik Hixon and Mario Manningham went down and a player by the name of Victor Cruise became a fantasy hero. It’s hard to wait on Barden with that kind of production. If you have a spot to stash him do so.
Kyle Rudolph TE – MIN – After a quiet rookie campaign there were rumors out of training camp that Rudolph was catching every thing in sight and that he could put up big numbers in 2012. As it stands now he has 13 catches for 138 yards and 3 TD’s through three weeks. Ponder and Rodolph are starting to build a solid foundation that could last for years to come. Rudolph is a must add in all format and is currently a top 10 TE in points.
Bilal Powell – RB – NYJ – The Jets have relied heavily on Shonn Greene over the last couple of seasons and his performance has deteriorated greatly. This would be a good time to add Powell the 5’10 200 pounder should take over as starter he needs to be patient he could become a big part of the Jets offense. He is a must have for all Grenne owners and should be stashed away if you have the roster spot.
Andy Dalton – QB – CIN – In his second year under the helm, Dalton has a solid offensive line and a lot of weapons at his disposal. The coaching staff is calling a good mix of running and passing plays that are keeping defenses guessing. Dalton has completed 65 passes for 867 yard and 6 TD’s and with bye-weeks coming up Dalton could be a nice place or even a solid starter. Time will tell as to how all of their offensive weapons will come together.
Flying under the Fantasy Radar
Jeremy Kerley – WR – NYJ- I watched a lot of game tape on this guy and he runs great routes and is able to leap into the air and come down with the ball. Kerly is only 5’9 but is able to get into open space and attract Sanchez’s attention on broken plays. Currently Kerley is only owned in less than 20% in some leagues. If he keeps showing his athleticism he may get a bigger role in the offense. Let’s keep an eye on him to see how he performs this week against the 49ers Defense.
Well thanks again for reading and I hope your finding this information useful. Good luck this week and let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy the games this week and who knows who will be next week’s number one Fantasy pick-up.