Here are some players that could be worth picking up in your fantasy football league.
Kyle Orton, Quarterback, Denver Broncos: Orton may not be a sexy play at quarterback in fantasy football, but he’s been solid and steady this season for the Broncos. He’s not going to wow anyone with his arm, but he seems to be settling into Josh McDaniels’ offense pretty nicely. He’s got a solid group of wide receivers and Brandon Marshall seems to be coming on now that he’s in football shape. This team seems to move the ball decently and though Orton is not going to blow you away with his numbers, he’s a pretty good backup to have for your quarterback’s bye week and as an injury insurance policy.
Sidney Rice, Wide Receiver, Minnesota Vikings: Rice seems to be developing a solid rapport with Brett Favre over the last two weeks. He’s got nine catches between those two games, scoring in both contests. Rice has a lot of talent and the speed to be a vertical threat. If Favre continues to develop chemistry with him, he’ll be a serviceable starter in fantasy, though perhaps a bit inconsistent.
Kenny Britt, Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans: Britt is polished for a rookie receiver; he’s big and he runs good routes. He’s also showing his all-around abilities as a possession receiver and hinting that he can be a deep threat, as well. Nate Washington and Justin Gage will get plenty of looks, but Britt is looking like a nice option. He could be extra valuable in keeper leagues.
Jerome Harrison, Running Back, Cleveland Browns: Harrison could end up being the main man in the backfield in Cleveland for the rest of the season. He hasn’t done great in two games as the starter, but Jamal Lewis is hobbled and James Davis is on injured reserve. The Browns’ offense may not be a juggernaut, but a starting running back is a starting running back.
Austin Collie, Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Colts: Collie had his best game of the season in Week 4, a breakout of sorts, catching six passes and scoring a touchdown. He might not sell as many NFL tickets as Dallas Clark or Reggie Wayne, but he could be a productive fantasy option moving forward, at least until Anthony Gonzalez comes back.
Jermichael Finley, Tight End, Green Bay Packers: Finley has the potential to be the next Antonio Gates. He’s fast, huge and athletic and could be developing into a real threat in the Green Bay offense. He had a breakout game in Week 4, and though he may be inconsistent for a while, he could put together some really big games.
Mohammed Massaquoi, Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns: Massaquoi caught eight balls for nearly 150 yards in Week 4. The Browns then turned around and shipped Braylon Edwards out of town a few days later. He’ll either flourish in the number one role or struggle due to constant double teams. He’s worth a flyer, though.
Mercedes Lewis, Tight End, Jacksonville Jaguars: Lewis has always had the talent and he’s starting to show it in some games this season. He’s worth the pickup if you need a backup tight end.
Michael Bush, Running Back, Oakland Raiders: With Darren McFadden out, Bush could be in line for a lot of carries and he’s shown what he can do with that before.
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