Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24) is back with another episode of "Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers" which is our take on a waiver wire pickup article. Enjoy!
Another fantasy week is in the books and another week of deciding which
players are worthy of an add and which players were only useful this
week. Deciding which players to pick up and which players to stay away
from is always a fun and stressful time for fantasy owners. Let The
Fantasy Sports Brain help you out a bit.
Stephen Hill - With back to back weeks of posting eighty yard games and a
week three performance resulting in three receptions for 108 yards and a
touchdown, it may be time to take a look at Stephen Hill. He obviously
has big play ability and with the Jets offense not looking as awful as
we all expected, Hill should be able to help fantasy owners going
Bilal Powell - After running all over the Bills defense to the tune of
149 yards, Powell could help owners in need of a running back. He's more
of a volume back meaning he needs a lot of carries to be productive and
it looks like Powell will continue to get just that with this Jets
Kenbrell Thompkins - At some point, one of these Patriots receivers has
to step up. After his two touchdown performance versus the Buccaneers,
Thompkins could be that receiver. The downside to Thompkins' week three
showing was he hauled in only three of his seven targets which is a bit
alarming but Brady has shown a penchant for continuing to throw to him
so that alone will make Kenbrell Thompkins fantasy relevant.
Kansas City - This defense is still under the fantasy radar with most
owners and all they've done so far is record fifteen sacks and nine
turnovers. They've given up a total of thirty two points through the
first three weeks and get a Giants team in week four that has shown they
can be turnover prone. One of the top fantasy defenses needs to be
Brandon Bolden - Regardless of the fact Bolden only played twenty six of
the seventy three snaps against Tampa Bay, he was still effective for
fantasy football purposes. Of those twenty six snaps, twenty one of them
were on passing plays. This should lead owners to believe Bolden could
be the replacement for Shane Vereen until Vereen returns in week eleven.
Bolden should hold value until then.
Jason Snelling - Now that S-Jax most likely will not be returning to
action until week seven, Snelling and Rodgers will more than likely
share carries for the Falcons. After his week three outing, it looks
like Snelling will be the more fantasy relevant. Snelling rushed for
fifty three yards and added fifty eight yards through the air on four
receptions along with a touchdown. It may be a case of who's up next
with Rodgers and Snelling but if you're in need of running back help, go
grab Snelling but don't be surprised if he isnt the feature back each
Isiah Pead - With Daryl Richardson's week four status uncertain, Pead is
worth an add if you find yourself thin at running back. Pead lead all
Rams backs by playing forty two snaps. He could be extremely useful in
PPR formats as he recorded seven receptions for forty three yards on top
of the twenty yards he rushed for. Pead could cement the starters role
from Richardson with a strong showing going forward.
Donnie Avery - Avery could hold value going forward but I wouldn't get
too excited over his seven receptions for 141 yards in week three. That
was probably more to do with the Eagles defense than anything else. He
could help out now that byes are coming up for owners who need receiver
Daryl Richardson - Even before the foot injury he suffered in week three,
Richardson has not lived up to the expectations of fantasy owners this
season. While he hasn't been horrible, Pead could easily take the lead
back job from him should Richardson miss any time with this injury.
Jonathan Franklin - It seems like any of the three backs in Green Bay can
rush for a hundred yards on any given week. In week two, it was James
Starks leading the way and in week three it was the rookie Jonathan
Franklin rushing for 103 yards and a touchdown for the Packers. I
believe the job is Eddie Lacy's to lose so adding Franklin with the
return of Lacy in week five will cause owners headaches as they decide
which back to start.