The NFL season rolls on, and this week we have a short list of players to mull over. We set aside our top category, as there is nothing Smokin’ Hot out there, but there are plenty of solid pickups and other players we have on our radar. As the bye weeks continue, scan your roster to make sure you have backups to cover your starters. Though we do not have any quarterbacks listed this week, now may be a good time to reach out and grab a third NFL starter to add as insurance to your roster. The quarterback position is the most vulnerable, so having three or even four NFL starters on your fantasy roster can pay dividends down the road. On to this week’s wonders!
WR Kenny Britt, Los Angeles
Britt has been dancing around the outskirts of our lists, failing in the final cut down to get a mention in previous stories. This week he is our top add, a 136-yard, 2-touchdown week cemented his status as a solid pickup. Previous to this week’s outburst, he’d been good for 75 and 82 yards, so he is here to stay in the Los Angeles offense. This will probably be the last week he languishes out on waivers, grab him and enjoy.
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay
We gave Rodgers a nod as a solid pickup last week, and with the Bucs on the bye week, he remains out there and available in over half the online leagues. Tampa Bay is expecting Doug Martin to return, which will reduce the workload for Rodgers, but we see him as being a viable change of pace back even when Martin is healthy. He has earned more playing time, and frankly we are not convinced that Martin is healthy and can remain healthy for the long term. Rodgers is worth a grab and is a strong play when Martin is not in the lineup.
WR Ty Montgomery, Green Bay
The struggles the Packers are having at running back have forced them to get creative, and this week that meant having Montgomery lining up in the backfield. He got a trio of rushes, but he did most of his damage in the air, catching ten passes for 98 yards. Davante Adams left the game with an injury, so there is the potential for Montgomery to continue to see a steady dose of playing time. He is worth adding in all formats.
TE Hunter Henry, San Diego
The rookie tight end has quietly been putting up very good numbers, even with Antonio Gates in the lineup. He can no longer be ignored by the fantasy community, having now found the end zone in three consecutive games. This week against the Broncos he caught six passes for 83 yards, an increase up from 74 and 61 yards in the previous two weeks. He is an integral part of the offense and will continue to be involved in the near and long term future.