FIVE PICKUPS-WEEK #13
1. ROY HELU-RB-REDSKINS- This 4th round pick of the Redskins out of Nebraska in this year’s draft is a must add. Coming off a breakout game against the strong, defensive minded Seattle Seahawks last week, Helu ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, and 54 receiving yards on seven receptions. He became the first Washington Redskin rookie to run for over 100 yards since Ladell Betts back in 2002. He’ll face the Jets this week who, like the Seahawks are tough against the run, but then will go up against the more generous Patriots, Giants, and Vikings. He’s available in 50% of Yahoo! Leagues.
#29 RB Roy Helu rushed for 108 yards & a touchdown last week vs the Seahawks. Photo: Otto Greule/Getty Images
2. JERMAINE GRESHAM-TE-BENGALS- We like his height, 6′-5″ and his speed. The 1st round pick out of Oklahoma in last year’s draft has been a top ten TE in the last three weeks with 12 receptions for 139 yards, and 2 touchdowns. He seems to be QB Andy Dalton’s favorite receiver, right up there with WR A.J. Green. Three weeks ago, when the Bengals faced the Steelers (this week’s opponent), Gresham had a touchdown on 34 receiving yards. That’s 9 fantasy points which is about what you would like out of your TE slot. Available in 60% of Yahoo! leagues, this TE should be rostered in all 12 team leagues.
Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham scores a touchdown vs the Browns last week. Photo: John Grieshop/Getty Images
3. MAURICE MORRIS-RB-LIONS- With RB Kevin Smith injured last week with a high ankle sprain questionable for Sunday, (he didn’t practice on Tuesday), Morris becomes a must add this week vs the New Orleans. The Saints give up a healthy 5.5 yards a carry to running backs and Morris is invaluable because of his ability to help out with receptions should you be in a PPR league. Last week he had 9 receptions good for 81 yards vs the Packers. Should Smith not be able to go this week, Morris, available in 62 % of Yahoo! leagues, should be grabbed off waivers.
If RB Kevin Smith (pictured) is unable to start this week, Mauruce Morris becomes a must add. Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP
4. DONALD BROWN-RB-COLTS- We can just imagine how many eyes are rolling in disbelief because we’ve actually picked a Colt this week (or any week for that matter), but Brown, the 1st round pick of the Colts out of UCONN in 2009, is probably the only consistent player on the team this year. With Josepy Addai hampered by a nagging hamstring injury, (he was limited to just 7 carries for 23 yards last week), Brown could be a sleeper pickup. Last week he carried the rock 14 times for 80 yards and a touchdown vs the Panthers and added 17 receiving yards. We’re not saying he’ll go all Adrian Peterson on you but he could help…
Colts RB Donald Brown celebrates after his touchdown last week vs the Panthers. Photo: Scott Boehm/Getty Images
5. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-DEFENSE- The Pats go up against the winless Colts this week and a new starting quarterback, Dan Oslovsky fills in for benched Curtis Painter. Indianapolis only averages 13.5 points per game and we don’t see them ‘lighting it up’ against New England. They are available in just under 40% of Yahoo! leagues and are probably a better add than you think…