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The Fire Sale – Week 10

Well, we got Ken Whisenhunt out of there. Jim Caldwell is next. I feel bad for the people who think Rex Ryan is a good coach. It won’t be long for that fraud either. You can run but you can’t hide. Sooner or later, we get all the bad coaches in The Fire Sale.

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Now on with The Fire Sale

Going Up

Joique Bell, RB, Detroit – Gosh help me for trying to figure out what coach Jim Caldwell is thinking but perhaps Bell could start becoming the lead back in Detroit. You know, instead of no one.

Bell looked healthy for the first time all year in Detroit’s last game against Kansas City. Detroit is coming off a bye week. Granted, Caldwell and Jim Bob Cooter probably used the extra time to go bowling but most coaching staffs would use the bye week to try to work on things.

I was actually going to pick up Bell in one of my leagues but someone else beat me to him. I think he’s a decent stash for the rest of the year. Then again, we’re talking about the Detroit Lions, so who knows what they’re going to do.

Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Tennessee

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Tennessee WR Dorial Green-Beckham.

Last week in my opening I demanded the Tennessee Titans fire that disgrace of a head coach Ken Whisenhunt. A few hours later he was gone. I don’t want to say the Titans’ decision makers are reading The Fire Sale but you do the math.

So when Whisenhunt was in charge he told us that Green-Beckham needed to do this and that before he saw the ball more. That’s what bad coaches do. Instead of just putting the most talented players on the field, those players always have to prove something to them.

Once that miserable Whisenhunt was sent packing, Mike Mularkey decided Green-Beckham didn’t have to pass the SATs to play, so he threw him the ball. Green-Beckham caught five passes for 77 yards on 10 targets against New Orleans.

Keep in mind that Mularkey is no Bill Walsh. When I was in New England I once called him the least impressive person I ever covered and even he’s better than Whisenhunt. Seriously, just put Kurt Warner in the Hall of Fame now. Warner came within a Ben Roethlisberger drive of winning Super Bowl rings for Whisenhunt and Todd Haley.

Green-Beckham is still raw but now that he has a coach that isn’t making him say the alphabet backwards to get the ball, he could make a fantasy impact over the second half of the season.

Leonard Hankerson, WR, Atlanta – Roddy White said after Sunday’s loss to San Francisco that he wants the ball more. I want Rex Ryan to say something intelligent. We all want things that have no chance of ever happening.

White must be out of his mind because I was watching him on Sunday wishing he would retire. It’s getting painful to see him on the football field.

Hankerson has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury but he’s expected back after Atlanta’s bye week. Hankerson my not be a stud but Atlanta needs someone else to contribute in the passing game other than Julio Jones. No offense but when Jacob Tamme is Matt Ryan’s second option, it explains why you’re losing to a team led by Blaine Gabbert.

Hankerson doesn’t even need to be added this week but if you’re looking for help next week, he’s a nice under-the-radar addition.

About Thomas Casale

Thomas began playing fantasy football back when owners had to mail in their starting lineups and work out trades over the phone. He started writing The Fire Sale in 1998. Since then his articles have appeared on numerous web sites sites including Fantasy Sharks, USA Today and SI.com.