Bryce Brown, RB Phi – LeSean McCoy suffered a concussion last week in a losing effort to the Redskins and his status for this Monday night is questionable. Playing for pride, the Eagles really have no reason to rush McCoy back this week and owners will want to handcuff Brown if McCoy cannot go. Brown rushed five times for 35 yards last week, averaging 7 yards per carry.
Colin Kaepernick, QB SF – Kaepernick did more than turn a few heads Monday night against a stout Bears defense, he threw for 243 yards and two scores in a dominating win over Chicago. Coach Jim Harbaugh hinted at what might be a quarterback controversy brewing, “We’ll see. I usually tend to go with the guy who has the hot hand. We got two quarterbacks who have a hot hand,” said Harbaugh after the win. Regardless of who is behind center next week, the 49ers are poised to continue putting up big fantasy numbers against the Saints. New Orleans is at or near last in every statistical defensive category.
Cecil Shorts, WR Jac – I’m tired of putting Shorts on this list. He’s gained 642 yards and 5 touchdowns on the year, including 358 yards and two scores in his last four games. He does lose some appeal playing in Jacksonville, but with Chad Henne at the helm both he and fellow rookie Justin Blackmon have emerged as fantasy producers. Shorts remains available in over 50% if leagues; go get him!
Brandon Myers, TE Oak – Another guy who has frequented this list as of late, Myers was targeted 10 times last week and hauled in 6 catches for 55 yards and a score, yet he remains available in over 50% of leagues. Owners who drafted Rob Gronkowski or Jermichael Finley and are now shopping around for a replacement should target Myers… Carson Palmer certainly is.
Dallas Clark, TE TB – Josh Freeman’s new favorite target, Clark saw 11 targets Sunday for 58 yards and a score. It was his second game in a row finding the end zone, and his third score in five games. If you need help at tight end and missed the boat on Brandon Myers and Greg Olsen, Clark could provide a spark this week against the Falcons.Tags: Brandon Myers, Bryce Brown, Carson Palmer, Cecil Shorts, Chad Henne, Colin Kaepernick, Dallas Clark, Fantasy Football, Greg Olsen, injuries, Jermichael Finley, Jim Harbaugh, Josh Freeman, Justin Blackmon, LeSean McCoy, NFL, Rob Gronkowski