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Week 3: Random Thoughts

If you’re looking for some wide receivers with upside this week look no further than the Cowboys/Texans game.  Dez Bryant and Jacoby Jones should be plenty busy this week.

Owen Daniels is listed as probably this week, but he definitely will be on my bench.

With Clinton Portis averaging a blistering 3.1 yards per carry there is no reason that Keiland Williams should be on your waiver wire.  Also, keep close tabs on Ryan Torain as he’s been signed off the practice squad.

With Knowshon Moreno out for Sunday’s game you may want to consider employing one of the Broncos’ remaining running backs.  Either Correll Buckhalter or Laurence Maroney will make for a good flex this week. Here is your chance to play fantasy expert, you make the call.

If you’ve got Demaryius Thomas, play him.  Play him every week.  Thomas was only in the game for two of Denver’s drives last Sunday versus the Seahawks, but he was targeted a team high nine times, catching eight.  If he’s not Kyle Orton‘s favorite receiver, he will be soon.

With Reggie Bush out for a while make sure you have Saints’ wide receiver Devery Henderson in your starting lineup for today’s game versus the Falcons.

Due to a fear of going over the middle and a case of the dropsies, Bears’ wide receiver Devin Aromashodu went from 10 targests in game one to zero targets in game two.  I wouldn’t give up on Aromashodu just yet, but he should be on your bench until further notice.

Even though Bears’ tight end Greg Olsen had a 39-yard touchdown reception last week against the Cowboys, he remains a risky play as he was only targeted once in Cutler’s 29 pass attempts.

I don’t think there is anyway that I’d sit Detroit running back Jahvid Best against the Vikings today.  Especially, if you’re in a PPR league.  Last year Seahawks’ running back Justin Forsett only had nine yards on eight carries versus the Vikings at Minnesota.  But, he did have eight catches for 80 yards.  Best was targeted 14 times last week against the Eagles.

Jamaal Charles needs to be targeted more than once per game.  Get the ball into the hands of your best playmaker.  This game ain’t that hard.

Pierre Thomas should be in all lineups, every week until Reggie Bush returns.

Packers’ running back Brandon Jackson is a risky play versus a Bears’ defense that is number one against the run giving up a total of 56 yards on 41 carries in two games for a 1.4 yard per carry average. 

Redskins’ wide receiver Santana Moss should finally find the end zone this week.

Good luck to all this week.

Jim Bukowski is a staff writer for and can be reached at

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