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Five Players You Need to Know

Good morning to all.  Let’s take a look at five players you need to keep on your radar.

Marc Bulger, QB, STL

I’ve seen Bulger on the waiver wire in quite a few leagues and I’ve picked him up in most of them.  The J

aguars are 30th in the league against the pass having given up 300 yards and 1 TD to 

Peyton Manning, 243 & 2 to

Kurt Warner, 300 & 3 to

Matt Schaub, 284 & 1 to

Kerry Collins and 241 & 4 to

Matt Hasselbeck.  The Rams have a very favorable schedule against the pass the rest of the way including Tennessee in week 14 and Arizona in week 16.  The only question is can he stay healthy?

Mike Bell, RB, NO

Due to a sprained MCL and the great play of

Pierre Thomas many owners are cutting Bell loose.  Don’t be so naive.  Bell is fully recovered from a sprained MCL and is ready to serve as Thomas’ backup.  But, Thomas has also had his battles with injuries and is still nursing a sore hamstring.  Whether it be Bell or Thomas, the main ball carrier in the Saints backfield is a top 10 RB.  So, pick up Bell and make sure to send a thank you note to the owner who dropped him.

Justin Forsett, RB, SEA

1.4, 2.3, 2.8.  That is

Julius Jones’ average yards per carry in three of the Seahawks’ five games this season.  5.7, 7.0, 7.2.  That is Justin Forsett‘s average yards per carry in three of the four games that he’s gotten a carry.  In a division where a 2-3 record puts you one game out of first place, the Seahawks can’t afford to not see what Forsett can do with more carries.

Sam Hurd, WR, DAL

Four catches for 81 yards and one touchdown.  That’s what

Miles Austin had done prior to last Sunday’s 10 catch, 250 yard, two touchdown performance.  In fact, it appeared that Hurd was about to pass Austin on the Cowboys’ depth chart as Cowboys’ QB

Tony Romo targeted Hurd four times on Dallas’ final drive in week four against the Broncos.  Including twice from the

Broncos’ two yard line with the game on the line.  Both passes fell incomplete as Hurd was being covered by

Champ Bailey.

Hurd was closing the gap on Austin during the preseason until he suffered a quadriceps injury late in training camp.

Now comes this from the National Football Post’s Michael Lombardi, ”

Patrick Crayton has gone down faster than any player I’ve seen in a very long time. He has no juice left in his legs, appears to have lost his quickness and doesn’t show any skills that make him tough to cover. He’s easily covered by any team’s fourth or fifth corner right now.”

Add in Roy Williams‘ very disappointing performance to date and Sam Hurd is a name that you’ll want to remember.

Jermichael Finley, TE, GB

This should be pretty simple.

1)  Green Bay’s offensive line has been struggling.

2)  October 5th, two of Finley’s six catches are short passes that go for 37 yards and 62 yards and a touchdown.

3)  October 13th.  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers are going to begin throwing more short, quick passes.

I expect Finley to be a top 10 TE from here on out.

Good luck to all and have a great Sunday.

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