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This Week in Fantasy Football: Week 12

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
After a breakout performance Sunday night, Jonas Gray should be a priority addition in fantasy football. (Photo: Thomas J. Russo — USA Today Sports)

After a breakout performance Sunday night, Jonas Gray should be a priority addition in fantasy football. (Photo: Thomas J. Russo — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns (Owned in 14% of Yahoo! Leagues): Despite having a quite pedestrian game on Sunday (20-of-50 passing for 330 yards with one touchdown and one interception), Hoyer finally gets some relief as Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon returns from suspension is fully expected to play Sunday. The No. 1 WR in fantasy football last season will help pad Hoyer’s stats and give him a great target to throw to. Hoyer is definitely worth consideration as a high-end QB2 going forward.

Mark Sanchez, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (53% Y!): Throwing for 346 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, Sanchez’s stats from Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers look better than they really are. Most of it came in garbage time and the whole Eagles team did poorly overall. But because of the offensive scheme and the talent around him, Sanchez is still a low-end QB1 in fantasy football. He has a great matchup in Week 12 against the Titans that could put him right back on track.

Jonas Gray, RB, New England Patriots (19% Y!): The floodgates opened up last night as Gray ran for 199 yards and four TDs against the Indianapolis Colts. He ran on 38 attempts and absolutely controlled the touches in the New England backfield. The obvious replacement for Stevan Ridley (who is he again?) going forward, Gray has high-end RB3 appeal every week and makes for a great flex play as the top RB for the Patriots. He would be great to have with fantasy playoffs happening soon.

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This Week in Fantasy Football: Week 11

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
With Carson Palmer out for the season, Drew Stanton should be a popular fantasy addition. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas — USA Today Sports)

With Carson Palmer out for the season, Drew Stanton should be a popular fantasy addition. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Drew Stanton, QB, Arizona Cardinals (Owned in 1% of Yahoo! Leagues): Carson Palmer is now out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee on Sunday. Welcome back Stanton, who was the starter for a few games at the beginning of the season while Palmer had a shoulder injury. Despite his shortcomings in talent, Stanton has a knowledge of the system and has plenty of weapons around him. He could end up being a serviceable QB2 and plug-and-play starter at points during the rest of the season.

Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants (57% Y!): The Giants are playing bad football right now, but Eli continues to put up decent fantasy numbers (890 yards, six touchdowns and only one interception in the past three games combined) despite losing his #1 WR and #1 RB. Manning seems to be clicking with Odell Beckham Jr. and is reportedly getting running back Rashad Jennings back in Week 11, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, which would give him another target. He has the potential to be a top-15 quarterback weekly and could be someone that Carson Palmer owners look at to replace him.

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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 9

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Denard Robinson is becoming a must-have player in fantasy football. (Photo: Melina Vastola — USA Today Sports)

Denard Robinson is becoming a must-have player in fantasy football. (Photo: Melina Vastola — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals (Owned in 50% of Yahoo! Leagues): Palmer has been on a roll since returning from injury (832 yards passing, six TDs, one INT in three games). He threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to John Brown to win the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, and he has no shortage of weapons. Palmer should be owned in all leagues as a backup quarterback and quick, before someone else scoops him up.

Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals (68% Y!): Dalton has only thrown for 1600 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games this season. Dalton is not playing at the level everyone expected him to play at and his fantasy value has suffered because of that. But he may be getting back A.J. Green this week, which can definitely improve Dalton’s stock. Dalton also ran for two rushing touchdowns on Sunday. In Week 9, he is playing the Jacksonville Jaguars, a very favorable matchup. If you need a streamer quarterback this week, add Dalton.

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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 8

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
With Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller injured, Bills running back Bryce Brown is worth taking a chance on for fantasy football owners. (Photo: Sam Sharpe — USA Today Sports)

With Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller injured, Bills running back Bryce Brown is worth taking a chance on for fantasy football owners. (Photo: Sam Sharpe — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pick-Ups

Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens (Owned in 63% of Yahoo! Leagues): In the past two weeks, Flacco has thrown for seven touchdowns and only two interceptions. Overall, he has 14 passing touchdowns compared to six interceptions and has a good amount of weapons in Steve Smith Sr., Torrey Smith, Owen Daniels, and Justin Forsett. There are not many better quarterbacks on the waiver wire right now, so he’s a recommended pickup if in need of one with bye weeks lurking.

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals (42% Y!): Since coming back from shoulder nerve issue, Palmer has thrown for four touchdowns and only one interception. He continues to use old habits and throw downfield to his deep threats, which only goes further to prove his health is back to normal. Arizona has a very pass-friendly offense and relatively easy schedule the next few weeks, so Palmer could put up good stats.

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This Week in Fantasy Football: 2014 NFL Week 7

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Derek Carr emerged in Week 6 as a quarterback worth owning in fantasy football. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

Derek Carr emerged in Week 6 as a quarterback worth owning in fantasy football. (Photo: Kirby Lee — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Doug Moore

Waiver Wire Pickups

Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders (Owned in 4% of Yahoo! Leagues): The young gunslinger is perhaps the only glimmer of hope for Oakland Raiders fans. After throwing four touchdowns against a very tough San Diego defense, he is one of the better options as a No. 2 quarterback for the coming bye weeks. He is building a connection with his bevy of wide receivers and has the chance to put up top-15 numbers every week from here on in.

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals (30% Y!): After sitting out for more than a month with a nerve injury in his throwing shoulder, Palmer returned Sunday against the Washington Redskins and revitalized the Arizona Cardinals’ passing game by throwing for 250 yards. Arizona loves to throw the ball, and Palmer has good amount of weapons. Pick him up as a streamer quarterback option for bye weeks.

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