Week three was good, once again, for my waiver wire team. The play of Ramses Barden absolutely set my team apart from the rest, but this week I'm shooting for 70 points. Here's how I'll do it. As always, anyone at or under 10% in Yahoo! leagues is fair game.
QB Blaine Gabbert vs CIN - It is amazing how many starting QBs are owned in over 10% of leagues, so Gabbert makes a return trip to the Waiver Wire team. I love the matchup against the Bengals even with Laurent Robinson out.
RB1 Justin Forsett vs TEN - With the best rushing team and one of the best defenses playing against one of the worst teams in the NFL, this is the perfect time for a guy like Forsett to have a big game. He gets the carries during the 4th quarter when the Texans are up big.
RB2 Lance Ball vs OAK - With McGahee injured, Ball is seeing the majority of the snaps this week (if McGahee comes back, he will likely be limited). I like his chances against a horrible Oakland run defense.
WR1 Donald Jones vs NE - With the running game uncertain, the coaching staff is going to plan for an aerial shootout with the Patriots. I anticipate a huge game from Jones...or a mediocre one at worst.
WR2 Cecil Shorts vs CIN - The big play machine out of Jacksonville should be in line for added snaps this week with Laurent Robinson currently sidelined with a head injury. The Bengals defense is bad, even compared to the Jaguars offense.
FLEX Jacoby Jones vs CLE - I love Jones tonight against Cleveland, but he is a risky play. I think he should haul in a touchdown reception and we will get to see how a real game is called (or we'll realize how all refs make bad calls, either way).
K Greg Zuerlein vs SEA - He is playing against Seattle who allows the 30th most points against opposing kickers! Three games in, and an absolutely ridiculous stat. Zuerlein has a huge leg and they're playing in a dome.
DEF ST. Louis vs SEA - Let's see what this defense can do with Lynch and Wilson. There is a very small group of defenses below 10% ownage, so I'm going to roll with these guys.