Chris Wesseling

Waiver Wired

print article archives RSS

Jag-er Bombs

Tuesday, November 09, 2010




Tight Ends

Tony Moeaki, Chiefs - The rookie is back down to ownership in roughly half of all leagues after a string underwhelming games in Weeks 6-8. Coming off nine targets, six catches, and 63 yards against the Raiders, Moeaki squares off against a Denver defense surrendering the eight-most points to opposing tight ends. Even better, he has three more top-ten matchups in the next month.

Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues

Joel Dreessen, Texans - Coach Gary Kubiak confirmed that Owen Daniels will return to the starting role when his hamstring healthy. It's not clear if Daniels will play this week at Jacksonville, though. Dreessen, who led the Texans with eight targets in Week 9, would be acceptable in a pinch if he ends up drawing the start against a Jags defense that allows the seventh-most points to opposing tight ends.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play

Tony Scheffler, Lions - From the desperation files. Scheffler was a forgotten man with Matthew Stafford under center, but the potential return of Shaun Hill means more dumpoffs to the tight ends. The main reason Scheffler is on this list, though, is a matchup against a Bills defense that surrenders the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues

Jimmy Graham, Saints - X-rays were negative on Jeremy Shockey's ribs, and the veteran has the bye week to rest up. Graham, a raw but freakishly talented rookie in the Jermichael Finley mold, is only worth stashing in deeper leagues for the second half of the season.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues

Hold Off: Randy McMichael, Rob Gronkowski, James Casey

Antonio Gates (plantar fascia) will likely be back after the bye. ... Gronkowski had an awful game despite the career highs in catches and yards. ... Dreessen will be targeted more than Casey.

Defense/Special Teams

Buccaneers - With Matt Moore out for the season, the Bucs will play host to Jimmy Clausen or sixth-rounder Tony Pike this week. Clausen is the worst quarterback I've seen all year, and he was keeping Pike on the bench. Expect plenty of turnovers and perhaps even a shutout.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play

Cardinals - After two more return TDs at the Vikings, Arizona is now sporting the No.1 D/ST in fantasy. I'm not convinced that return TDs have much predictive value, but the Cardinals also have a sweet matchup this week against a reeling Seahawks team that has been lambasted to the tune of 74-10 the past two games.

Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues

Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter.


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.
Email :Chris Wesseling



Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days



Video Center

  •  
    Short: Plug in Despaigne?

    Short: Plug in Despaigne?
  •  
    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell

    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell
  •  
    Short: Trade Chris Davis?

    Short: Trade Chris Davis?
  •  
    Short: Cain hits rock bottom

    Short: Cain hits rock bottom
  •  
    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell

    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell
  •  
    Short: Struggling starters

    Short: Struggling starters
  •  
    Short: Will Mauer rebound?

    Short: Will Mauer rebound?
  •  
    Is Chisenhall the real deal?

    Is Chisenhall the real deal?