If you adhered to the Grab last week, then you probably had a good fantasy outcome. Let’s keep it up!
LeGarrette Blount RB, New England Patriots: This may seem like an obvious play with Stevan Ridley sitting out, but Blount is still only owned in about 25% of leagues. He broke off a big run for a TD last week, so we know he’s not as much of a plodder as it seems. It also helps his chances that fellow RB Brandon Bolden is banged up too.
Jon Baldwin WR, San Francisco 49ers: We at RW have been very interested in Jon Baldwin’s career ever since he came into the league two years ago. Now in his third season, Baldwin appears to have begun to turn the corner on his new team, and we are starting to get a glimpse of what he’s capable of. What really matters is that 49ers OC Greg Roman believes in what Baldwin can do too, and honestly there aren’t a whole lot of reliable options in San Francisco.
Dallas Clark TE, Baltimore Ravens: Clark had a great opening week, but he’s been pretty innocuous since then. He did garner 7 targets on last Sunday with WR Marlon Brown hobbled though, and that’s why I like him to see more looks than usual this week. Brown is planning on giving it a go, but I still think Clark will see more action as he’s fully healthy, or as fully healthy as a 34 year-old tight end can be.
Marcel Reece RB, Oakland Raiders: I like to think Reece would have a had a much more illustrious career had he been on a better team, but he’s a Raider and I guess that will do. Darren McFadden is out again with a hamstring, and Rashad Jennings is set to tote the rock, but Reece has always filled in admirably in McFadden’s absence regardless of who the actual starter was. It is true that Reece has a questionable tag right now, but if he goes, you can be sure he’ll make the most of his opportunities.
Austin Pettis WR, St. Louis Rams: People forgot about WR Chris Givens coming into the season, but we forgot Pettis was even on the Rams. He’s jogged our memories almost every week since the beginning of the season though, racking up targets and touchdowns. Pettis isn’t the big play threat Givens, Tavon Austin, or Brian Quick is, but he’s shown himself to be something more valuable to the Rams, which is reliable. He should notch plenty of catches this week, as the Rams don’t have a running game worth mentioning and face the horrible Jaguars.
Dexter McCluster WR, Kansas City Chiefs: McCluster has long been an intriguing fantasy player, making brief appearances on fantasy rosters before fading into irrelevance behind poor quarterback play. With Alex Smith at QB, he actually has a chance of sticking now, as Smith loves to play small ball and rarely throws farther than ten yards at a clip. With two out of three tight ends out with injury, McCLuster is helping to fill the intermediate receiver void on the team, serving as a safety blanket to Smith. As the season continues, we will see that connection strengthen, starting this Sunday against Tennessee.
Kellen Winslow TE, New York Jets: Yes, the Jets just signed Zach Sudfeld, but he’s still a work in progress and Winslow, as we all know, is a soldier. Jokes aside, Winslow will have to be relied upon heavily this week in the absence of Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill. While we’re at it, I’m going to throw WR Jeremy Kerley into the grab as well. He should lead Jets in targets against the Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons Defense: While Winslow and Kerley will get a lot of looks in this contest, I have to believe at least a few of those targets will end up in Falcon hands, especially with the way Geno Smith has been tossing the ball around.
Terrelle Pryor QB, Oakland Raiders: He’s back, and he’s still only owned in about a quarter of leagues. That will change sooner than later, so you should snatch him up while you can. Pryor has a nice match up Sunday against a Chargers team that has been easy on offenses, and that’s just the start. Pryor will be a guy you can hold onto all season, less he get injured.