Chris Wesseling

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Prospects Gone Wild

Tuesday, December 22, 2009




QUARTERBACKS

Chad Henne, Dolphins – Henne is still growing as an NFL quarterback, but he's showing enough each week to continue to impress onlookers. Now the focal point of the Dolphins offense, Henne is the No. 10 fantasy quarterback over the past three weeks with 335+ yards in Weeks 13 and 15. With the Texans shutting down opposing running games this season, Henne will have to carry the offense again this week. He's a high-end QB2 in two-quarterback leagues.

Recommendation: Worth a look in two-quarterback leagues

Matt Moore, Panthers – Coming off a career game with 299 yards and three touchdowns against the Vikings, Moore is putting himself in the picture for next year's starting job in Carolina. Jake Delhomme is an albatross going into the offseason, and the Panthers' No. 1 draft pick now belongs to the Niners. For this week, Moore draws a Giants pass defense that had been reeling before dismantling the Redskins Monday night. Moore is only an option in two-quarterback leagues.

Recommendation: Worth a look in two-quarterback leagues

Josh Freeman, Bucaneers – We suggested Freeman as a matchup play likely to surpass 17 fantasy points at Seattle last week, and he obliged with 18.4 points. The No. 21 fantasy quarterback over the past five weeks, Freeman can't be trusted in standard league championships even in a favorable matchup at New Orleans Sunday. He remains an option in two-quarterback leagues, however.

Recommendation: Worth a look in two-quarterback leagues

Drew Stanton, Lions – Daunte Culpepper couldn't lead the offense to a score in his last two starts, so the Lions have nothing to lose in turning to their former second-rounder while Matthew Stafford remains out. Stanton is a subpar passer at the NFL level, but he did add a second-half spark with his legs last week. The 49ers allow the 18th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, making Stanton only a desperation option in two-quarterback leagues.

Recommendation: Worth a look in two-quarterback leagues

Long-Term Fliers

Brian Brohm - The former Packers draft bust may get a shot at Atlanta this week, but redrafters should stay far away. Deep Dynasty leaguers can pick him up as a stash-and-pray.

Curtis Painter - Painter isn't for the faint of heart. The rookie will likely play all but one series in Week 17, but there's no telling what kind of production you'll get out of him at Buffalo that week.

Keeper League Specials

Kevin Kolb - Michael Vick is the Philly quarterback most likely to be moved, but stranger things have happened. Kolb flashed in spot starts this season and should be owned in all Dynasty leagues.

Chad Pennington - His arm may be shot and he may opt for retirement, but the free agent-to-be is worth a roster spot in deep Dynasty leagues.

Cut Bait

Jay Cutler - Can't be trusted to make it through the game without getting pulled.

Brady Quinn - Can't be trusted to break 100 yards even in a favorable matchup. Now done for the season.

Ryan Fitzpatrick - Can't be trusted to break 100 yards or make it through the game without getting pulled.


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Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for Rotoworld.com. The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to NBCSports.com. He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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