Mewelde Moore, RB, PIT – I don’t quite understand why Mendenhall saw such a limited number of carries this week, but if Moore is able to keep seeing such a big workload then he will steal some of the value that Mendenhall has had in the first half of the season. I wouldn’t be comfortable starting him quite yet, but Sunday night’s game makes it so that Moore has to be owned in standard leagues.
Reggie Bush, RB, NO - If you have owned Reggie in the past, then you understand this warning; he is an incredibly frustrating guy to own! Bush has never been a very strong option for fantasy owners, but his big play ability can provide some incredibly high-scoring weeks. Unfortunately for you, it is seemingly at random and almost impossible to predict. If Pierre Thomas remains inactive after the return of Bush, I will likely rate him as a RB2 because of the additional, more traditional, carries that will fall to him.
Danny Amendola, WR, STL – It isn’t like he is going to become an elite receiver or anything considering how long it has been since his last big game, but he is definitely still worth owning. The Rams are playing some very solid football this season this will not be the last time Amendola will have a productive outing for fantasy owners. If you are in a PPR format, this could be a very solid flex play in the 2nd half given there are no dominant secondaries left on their schedule.
Justin Forsett, RB, SEA – I still like Marshawn Lynch the most of the RBs in Seattle, but with more fantasy points coming from Forsett this week than Lynch… we will have to keep a close eye on how the workload gets divided up. This week against the Cardinals, Forsett managed more than double the yardage of Lynch on less carries and both of them were able to manage a touchdown.
Kevin Smith, RB, DET - If you can’t produce a decent amount of yardage against the Bills defense, then your probably not someone fantasy owners should trust! Jahvid Best came in at 11 in my rankings and was only able to manage THREE points on his 21 touches. Smith on the other-hand only saw 9 touches and with his production in the receiving game he was able to manage 5 points. Neither are really worth the start until one produces consistently… but both should be owned for the time being.
Cadillac Williams, RB, TB - Blount is definitely the guy for the Buccaneers running game, but Cadillac is solid flex option/handcuff for the playoffs and second half of the season. Especially considering the really easy schedule the Bucs have for your fantasy playoffs!
CJ Spiller, RB, BUF – Take his complete lack of production and the HUGE performance from Freddie Jackson and add in the hamstring injury that took Spiller out of this game… there is literally no upside left to make you wanna cling to this bad draft day decision.
Roy Williams, WR, DAL – Even with the complete turnaround of the Cowboys this week, I don’t see it worth holding Williams if there is someone of value available on the waiver wire. Kitna is a game manager and is not likely to be able to keep THREE receivers as viable options for fantasy owners.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, JAC – I am sure there will be at least one more good performance from MSW this season, but if he couldn’t manage one against the Texans… how can you trust him again!? Go pick up Mike Thomas if you really want a Jaguars receiver!