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No Free Fall for Felix

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Quarterbacks

Matt Hasselbeck, Titans - The Titans are hopeful that Jake Locker’s shoulder will be fine for Week 8, but Hasselbeck will make at least one more start after knocking off the Steelers. With Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning, Michael Vick and Philip Rivers all on bye, Hasselbeck isn’t a bad target as a fill-in option versus a Bills defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a bye-week fill-in.

Josh Freeman, Bucs - Freeman posted the highest YPA (12.6), second-highest passing yards (328) and fourth-highest passer rating (124.7) of his career versus the Chiefs in Week 6. With Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams making plays down the field, Freeman is worth a look as a matchup play against a Saints defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Brandon Weeden, Browns - Weeden has been fantasy’s 12th-ranked quarterback the past three weeks, averaging a healthy 281 yards per game. His long touchdowns to Josh Gordon probably aren’t repeatable on a regular basis, but the matchup is intriguing this week against a banged-up Colts defense playing without pass rusher Robert Mathis.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues.

Mark Sanchez, Jets - Playing the game manager role in a blowout victory, Sanchez managed just 82 yards and a pair of scores versus the Colts. Although he’s always a high risk fantasy play, desperate owners can find solace in the return to health of Dustin Keller and Stephen Hill for a plus matchup against a Patriots defense allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing signal-callers.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues as a matchup play.

John Skelton, Cardinals - Although Kevin Kolb’s rib X-rays came back negative, his status is in doubt for this week’s game at Minnesota. After going just 2-of-10 with the game-sealing interception in relief, Skelton is purely a desperation fantasy play in two-quarterback leagues.

Recommendation: Worth a look in two-quarterback leagues.

Watch List: Russell Wilson, Nick Foles

Don’t chase Wilson’s Week 6 fantasy points; his matchup is daunting this week at a hacked off San Francisco defense. … Despite speculation to the contrary, Michael Vick is not getting benched in Philadelphia. Fighting for his job, Andy Reid realizes Vick still gives his team a much better chance to win. Foles is only an option in the deepest of leagues.

Cut Bait: Brady Quinn


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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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