Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Fantasy football Week 13 is already almost upon us so let's get right to the hot pickups for the upcoming batch of games.

Dan Heron:  Heron got the surprise starts for the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12 which was the first game since Ahmad Bradshaw was lost for the season.  It had widely been assumed Trent Richardson would be the guy but Heron got the majority of touches and ran the ball well when given the chance.  In addition, Heron can catch the football which makes him a good PPR play as well.  Go get him.

Latavius Murray:  It was a short look but Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray opened up more than a few eyes last Thursday night when he rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on only 4 carries in the win over the Kansas City Chiefs.  Murray has blazing speed and can take it to the house whenever he touches the football.  The concussion he suffered last week ended things early but Murray has had plenty of time to past the protocols. 

LeGarrette Blount:  From Sports Illustrated cover boy to being benched completely a week later, it looks like the Jonas Grey story is already over.  Enter veteran LeGarrette Blount who was signed off the street by the New England Patriots after he was cut a few days earlier by the Pittsburgh Steelers after he walked off the field before the end of a game.  Blount ran very well last Sunday in getting the start over Grey, picking up two touchdowns and 78 yards on only 12 carries.  Grey could be back in line to get some work this week but Blount figures to be the goal-line guy again.

Doug Martin:  Back from injury, Martin got the start over Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey in Week 12.  Once again he was pretty miserable running the football but Lovie Smith seems intent on sinking or swimming with Martin. 

John Brown:  Even before Larry Fitzgerald missed Week 12 with a knee injury, the speedy rookie Brown was already gathering attention due to his big-play ways.  With Fitzgerald no lock to return this Sunday, Brown could continue being the key receiver in the Drew Stanton-led offense.

Charles Johnson:  On a team with Greg Jennings, Cordarelle Patterson, and Jarius Wright, it is Charles Johnson who is now the most interesting wideout on the Minnesota Vikings.  Johnson has caught 9 balls for 139 yards and a score over the last two games and so far it seems like he is developing a nice rapport with Teddy Bridgewater.

Jordan Cameron:  If anyone cut Jordan Cameron in your league due to running out of patience waiting for his return from a serious concussion, pick him up as it looks like the Cleveland Browns tight end is ready to return to the field this week.  We all know Cameron is a top five receiver at his position if healthy and the Browns are in need of help underneath with Josh Gordon going deep. 

Tim Wright:  Wright got his most snaps of the season last week in the Patriots' monster win over the Detroit Lions and he quickly is earning the trust of QB Tom Brady, especially around the red zone.  That is music to the ears of Wright's owners who are growing by the day.

St. Louis Rams:  The Rams defense is intense under Jeff Fisher and they get the awful Oakland Raiders offense this week.  This could get ugly for Derek Carr as the Rams defense looks like the best play of the week on that side of the football.

There you have it.  As always let us hear your thoughts on all of this.


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