Cut Bait or Just Wait
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert, Rosterwatch.com
You’re on the fence. Should I drop him, or wait around to see if he produces? These are issues every fantasy owner faces, and we’re going to make it easy for you.
Kenny Britt WR, Titans: We’ve and waited, and he finally plays and then…23 yards? I hope the Titans were just handling him with kid gloves in a game that quickly got out of hand. The alternative is just depressing. I’d give him another game before you start to panic. There’s just too much talent there for him not to be the most productive receiver in Nashville. Jake Locker is ruled out for Thursday night’s matchup, so we’ll have to hope that Hasselback can get Britt the ball.
Isaac Redman RB, Steelers: Redman carried the ball times on Sunday, as Mendenhall was eased back into the game, but the Steelers backfield is all Rashard from this point out. Unless you’re in a sixteen team league, I wouldn’t bother holding onto Redman.
Russell Wilson QB, Seahawks: Coach Pete Carroll extended a vote of confidence for the recently maligned rookie, after their close call with the Panthers. Still, I can’t suggest hanging with him as far as fantasy leagues are concerned. There are too many high upside quarterbacks on waivers to justify hanging on to Wilson. He just doesn’t do enough with the ball.
Mark Ingram RB, Saints: Ugh, what a waste. Pierre Thomas keeps outdistancing Ingram on carries and production. Enough so, that the space on your roster would probably be better served picking up a William Powell or James Starks. Ingram may serve some sort of purpose yet this season, but it won’t likely be on a consistent basis.
Colby Fleener TE, Colts: Fleener is healthy and had nine targets against the Packers, but Dwayne Allen did more with his five. Allen has now scored in two of his last three games, and has a growing rapport with the ever improving Andrew Luck. Fleener is worth holding based on his targets, but his production will be inconsistent.
Greg Little WR, Browns: Things are looking bad whenever just about every receiver the Browns put on the field is making more of an impact than their “number one” receiver. Held without a catch against the Giants, the second year slump is underway for Little. Time to let this one go.
Dennis Pitta TE, Ravens: Pitta has been pitiful over the last two weeks, and it’s probably hurt a lot of fantasy owners. Still, he’s on the field more often than not, and to be honest, no Raven had a great game on Sunday. He should have a better go against the Reeling Cowboys this week. Hang on.
Jackie Battle RB, Chargers: Starting running back? Norv Turner likes jokes. Ryan Mathews is the only Chargers tailback worth owning until further notice. He is fragile though. As Mathews’ carries increase, so does the likelihood that he gets injured. Keep Battle rostered if you have some depth. Don’t dare put him in your lineup though.
Jerome Simpson WR, Vikings: Uh oh, a mysterious lower leg injury has befallen Simpson who relies on his game breaking speed. We’ve yet to see the full potential of Minnesota’s lone deep threat though, and quarterback Christian Ponder only gets better every week. Keep him benched at least until we know the full extent of his injury.