Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fantasy Football Week 7: Five Players To Add NOW

I was a combined 9-1 in my two fantasy football leagues before this past week, and the bye week situation finally caught up with me.  I lost both of my games through a measure of bad luck (LaGarette Blount being hurt) and just more bad luck (opponents had best games of the year).

So with that in mind, understand that this bye week madness is over in two more weeks.  Then it's the push to get into the playoffs.  You should still be continuing to make moves.  If you haven't read my earlier posts for tips on guys I've already recommended, check them out (didn't do one for Week 6):

  Week 1   Week 2   Week 3   Week 4   Week 5

Carson Palmer - Clearly if you think you need a quarterback the second half of the season, pick up Palmer.  He's a bit of a risk, as no one knows how or when he will play.  He was a top fantasy performer before this year, so if you need a quarterback get him.

Montario Hardesty - The Cleveland Browns running back is a good pickup at this time.  Peyton Hillis hasn't been playing well this season, and seems to be on the outs with the team.

Ronnie Brown - The Detroit Lions just picked him up in a trade as insurance for Jahvid Best, who has had two concussions already this season.  Brown could see a fair bit of goal-line touches in this offense, but he figures to be far more productive than he has been in Philadelphia so far this year.

Brandon Lloyd - People forget that Lloyd was a marginally good receiver before he landed in Josh McDaniels' offense with the Broncos.  He's had one great season, but he's in a contract year and the Rams have NO ONE to compete with him in the offense.  He's highly motivated. Start him right away.

Broncos Defense - If there's nothing left for you on a week when your defense has a Bye, go grab the Broncos. They're playing in Miami this week, and it's Tim Tebow's homecoming.  The Broncos will be highly motivated. The Dolphins are incredibly inept offensively right now, and the Broncos should be getting their defensive stars back on the field.


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