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Another Thriller for Spiller

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sell High

Danny Amendola
– I still love me some Danny Scrapendola, but his upside is fairly low with his inability to put up big yards-after-the-catch. I’d be selling in non-PPR leagues, but holding onto him in PPR.


Alfred Morris: Without a touchdown this week, people may not be as high on him, but he still had a decent game against the poor Rams rush defense. I still see no long term value there.


Buy Low


Darren McFadden – The numbers aren’t pretty. There is no doubting that. But let’s take a look-see at just how ugly they are. On 26 attempts he has rushed for 54 yards. That is a nice 2.1 yards per carry! This is Run DMC we are talking about. In his last 336 carries he is averaging 5.3 yards a carry. That’s not going to just get sucked into a black hole, any black hole.


He’s still going to get his targets (25 so far) and he’s had two tough matchups. I’m fully on the McFadden bandwagon still.


Marques ColstonDrew Brees is having trouble hitting his deep passes and is relying on Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham, but Colston has 15 targets over the last two games and just missed two touchdowns and Brees hasn’t lost it.


Dez Bryant – Talent-wise Dez Bryant is off the charts, but he can’t seem to get on the same page with Tony Romo. Am I worried? Maybe, but not enough to give up on him. He had 10 touchdowns last season and I still think he puts up better overall numbers this year. Grab him after this horrible game where he had three receptions for 17 yards.



Target Tease


I do the AFC/NFC Target Watch later in the week, but I figured I could give you a little taste before we got there with some interesting target numbers from Week 2.


1 – The number of targets Kevin Ogletree had after getting 11 last week.


2 – The number of targets Stephen Hill had for no catches, which also equals the number of touchdowns he had week one.


3 – The number of touchdowns Dante Rosario had with his four targets.


4 – The number of targets Justin Blackmon had with his zero receptions.


5 – The number of targets and receptions Seattle tight end Anthony McCoy had to pair with his touchdown and 41 yards.


6 - The number of targets and receptions Oakland tight end Brandon Myers had with his 86 yards.


7 – The number of targets Arian Foster had to go along with his 28 carries.


8 – The number of targets Brandon LaFell had with his six receptions and one carry for 115 yards.


9 – The number of targets Owen Daniels had compared to four; the number of targets Andre Johnson had.


10 – The number of targets Donnie Avery had with nine receptions for 111 yards.


11 – The number of targets Wes Welker had after backing up Julian Edelman (and Aaron Hernandez went down).


12 – The number of targets Brian Hartline had on his way to nine receptions for 111 yards.


13 – The number of targets Percy Harvin had in which he caught 12 for 104 yards. It wasn’t until week 14 last season that Harvin hit double digit targets.


14 – The number of targets “running back” Darren Sproles had to go with his 13 receptions for 128 yards. He now has 22 targets and zero rushing attempts.


15 – The number of targets Dennis Pitta had to go with his relatively lackluster eight receptions and 65 yards.


16 – The number of targets Danny Amendola had of which he caught 15 for 160 yards and one touchdown.


17 – The number of targets Week 2’s target hog champion had, Mr. Salsa himself, Victor Cruz!



Early Waiver Look


QB: Sam Bradford


RB: Mikel LeShoure, Andre Brown, Daryl Richardson, Bilal Powell


WR: Danny Amendola, Andrew Hawkins, Donnie Avery, Brian Hartline


TE: Martellus Bennett, Dennis Pitta, Brandon Myers, Scott Chandler


D/ST: Dallas Cowboys




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Chet Gresham writes Target Watch and The Morning After for and is the founder of The Fake Football. Chet can be found on Twitter .
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