Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4: Bucs’ LeGarrette Blount Car Jacks Cadillac
We all knew the wheels were going to come off the Cadillac (Williams) at some point this season, but we all figured the wrong back to be the prime beneficiary. With undersized Kareem Huggins unable to even get on the field, Blount made the most of his opportunity against a tough Steelers defense. Totaling 27 yards on six touches (4.5 yards per carry) is mighty impressive against a defense giving up only 2.6 per carry, including a Week Two beatdown of all-world RB, Chris Johnson. Coach Raheem Morris has indicated that the Bucs will use the bye week to get Blount more involved in the offense. With an improved Josh Freeman under center, Blount should find some room to run if he gets the touches Morris is saying. He's an immediate add despite his team entering the bye week.
Mark Sanchez, QB – NYJ (Owned in 43% of leagues)
At worst, Sanchez will have some room to throw as opposing teams stay preoccupied with the run game. At best, the Sanchize may have figured things out in the NFL. His next seven games are against relatively soft defenses and include a three week stretch of Detroit, Cleveland, and Houston that should have owners licking their chops. Week Five brings Santonio Holmes back from suspension, which can only improve the deep play-action game. The Jets visit Buffalo this weekend, so rewards should be immediate whether you're looking for a new starter or just a bye week replacement.
Peyton Hillis, RB – CLE (Owned in 50% of leagues)
I'm going to keep this short; after all, Hillis was included in our waiver pickups after Week One. Yet, somehow, this primary back in a run-heavy offense is still owned in only half of leagues. That needs to change immediately. The Browns schedule isn’t the easiest against the run, but he’ll get the bulk of the carries and all the goal line work.
Dexter McCluster, RB/WR – KC (Owned in 37% of leagues)
McCluster’s speed against the San Francisco secondary was a mismatch made in heaven – or hell, if you’re wearing Red and Gold. Fortunately for Kansas City, the good times should continue to roll. After this week’s bye, the Chiefs play four consecutive games against teams in the bottom ten in yards (@ Indy, @ Houston, vs. Jacksonville, vs. Buffalo), none of whom boast even a capable pass defense. McCluster should continue to have the opportunity to make plays in the passing game, while continuing to contribute on special teams.
Aaron Hernandez, TE – NE (Owned in 34% of leagues)
TE is deep, but if you need a bye week replacement look no further. This week will see Visanthe Shiancoe, Kellen Winslow and Jason Witten out of action. Meanwhile, the Patriots go down to Miami where the Dolphins just gave up two scores and nearly 100 yards to Jets TE, Dustin Keller.
Lance Moore, WR – NO (Owned in 15% of leagues)
He’ll no doubt be a hot waiver add this week after his incredible performance, but tread lightly. The Saints offense is predicated on a varied attack and Drew Brees won’t lock on to any one WR. Moore may have some big games left in him this year, but guessing on which weeks they’ll come will drive owners crazy.
*All percentages taken from Yahoo!
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