This is a message for the 1.9 percent of you who own Kenny Stills. I'm glad it worked out. There are times when super-risky plays like that pay off. But let's not make it a habit, you feel me? We loved Stills because there is no secret to his game. He runs deep, Drew Brees takes a few stabs and you see what can happen. The matchup against the Bills was just far too good to ignore.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves this week. The Jets have been prone to huge plays in the passing game. On the road. The Jets have been much tougher at home, however. The Jets have allowed just three passing touchdowns at home this year, and no more than one in a game. If you're still in desperate need of a receiver (like if you have Eric Decker who is out with a bye this week), then you can feel better about Stills.
However, don't start him over your studs because he was so good last week. You don't get those points.
Waiver wire: WRs catching on
Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: We will keep an eye on the health of Robert Griffin III as the week goes on. But if RG3 has to sit out, you can't ignore Cousins against the San Diego Chargers, who give up a ton of points to quarterbacks. If RG3 starts practicing, I'll hit you up with another sleeper. UPDATE:RG3 is practicing, so this guy is just a handcuff. I'll add one more for you.
James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers: He's asserted himself back into the No. 2 role for the team after he scored a touchdown against Green Bay last week. If you've found yourself in a situation where the bye weeks have cost you on running backs and you need a guy in a pinch, Starks could be an option. Plus he plays on Monday night so you can always kid yourself that he's going to erase that 40-point deficit you have going in that game.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts: If you watched the more recent Colts game, you will have noticed Brown was a much better running back than Trent Richardson. At some point the Colts realized it, too, as Brown continued to get key carries. I like the matchup against the Texans enough to take a risk on him.
Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers: Woodhead has taken on a familiar role with the Chargers, as a third- and passing-down specialist. Much like former Chargers running back Darren Sproles. You always play him in PPR leagues and when the matchup is right. And it's right against the Washington Redskins.
Dexter McCluster, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: McCluster has been the most-targeted player for the Chiefs recently and he had a huge game against the Browns on Sunday with 67 yards and a touchdown. He's got the Bills this week, who have allowed the most points to fantasy receivers this season. And even though he wears the No. 22, McCluster is listed as a receiver on NFL.com.
Raiders D/ST: Seems like we've been beating up the Eagles a little much here today, so let's pile on some more. Nick Foles was tabbed as the starter on Wednesday. But even then, Eagles receivers have been very generous with the turnovers. And the Raiders' D has scored at least nine points in their last four home games.
Want a future play? Sure thing.
C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos: Yes, I know the Broncos are on a bye this week. But this is a sleeper, stash guy for the future. If you caught any of his act against the Redskins, dude looked good. He's going to have the bye-week to get acclimated to the offense and he's going to get some goal-line work in the near future.
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