By Adam Filadelfo (@FNTSYArchitect)
and that means it's time to get those waiver wire pickups in. We are in
the thick of the fantasy football season and the margin for error is
getting smaller each week. Whether it's bye weeks or under performing
players, most fantasy rosters need a good tweak here and there and
there's no better place to see which players are worth picking up than
The Fantasy Sports Brain.
Danny Amendola- Wide Receiver- New England Patriots- A few weeks ago, I
never would have considered Danny Amendola worth much in fantasy
football but at the torrid pace he's been performing, he's well worth an
add at this point. Amendola has 18 targets over the last two games and
is coming off of double digit fantasy points in back to back games. With
bye weeks tearing through fantasy lineups, owners will want to grab
Amendola if he's still available.
Darren McFadden- Running Back- Dallas Cowboys- I can't believe I'm
endorsing McFadden but as of right now, he seems to be the guy in Big D.
With an injury limiting Joseph Randle and Christine Michael not getting
as much action as fantasy owners though in week seven, a healthy Run
DMC can be just what fantasy owners need to help out in the running back
department. While he isn't wowing fantasy owners by any means, he did
get a bulk of the workload in week six versus the Giants where he netted
152 yards and a score. Fantasy owners should expect to see McFadden
carry the load as long as he stays healthy.
Ladarius Green- Tight End- San Diego Chargers- While fantasy owners knew
Green was more than capable of filling in for Antonio Gates, he proved
once again that he can fill in admirably when fantasy owners needed him
most. While Green's numbers were nothing to write home about, he did
score double digit fantasy points as the touchdown he scored really made
his day. Fantasy owners can rest comfortably starting Green in week
eight if Gates isn't able to go again.
Alfred Blue- Running Back- Houston Texans- With the season ending injury
to Arian Foster, Alfred Blue looks to be the lead back for the time
being. While he didn't do much to make fantasy owners take notice
earlier in the season while Foster was out, he is a starting running
back and those are difficult to come across at this point in the fantasy
football season. His only memorable game this season came back in week
three versus the Buccaneers where he scored double digit fantasy points.
Until the Texans go in a different direction at running back, fantasy
owners will want to roster Alfred Blue.
Orleans Darkwa- Running Back- New York Giants- While not much is known
about Darkwa, fantasy owners know enough to take a look at him heading
into their week eight matchups. Darkwa scored double digit fantasy
points and had a touchdown to go with his 48 yards on the ground. It
will be difficult to trust Darkwa on a week to week basis considering
there are so many running backs in New York that are ahead of him.
Brandon Oliver- Running Back- San Diego Chargers- With Melvin Gordon
dealing with an injury, Brandon Oliver should slide into his role for
the Chargers. Woodhead could possibly cut into some of the touches but
Oliver will be the guy on the ground for the most part. In five games
this season, Oliver has 90 yards and 11 catches for another 96 yards.
With Woodhead seeing most of the passing downs, it will be difficult for
fantasy owners to trust Oliver in their lineups until Gordon returns.
Especially at such a pivotal point in the fantasy football season.