Brandon Martin Journal Staff
Its been an interesting two weeks since this column was last in the paper, and let me tell you this Fantasy Football season is getting crazy. Fantasy Studs are appearing out of seemingly nowhere; take for instance the Jacksonville Jaguars. QB Chad Henne has been putting up Tom Brady-like points over the last two weeks and his two favorite targets (WR Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts) are playing like top receivers. If you are in a deep league, capitalizing on waiver wire pickups is a good way to stay competitive in your league because every team has weak points. Even grabbing a good player you don’t need in order to “roster block” an opponent should be applauded. So this week I’m going to change the format of this column. This will be my first Waiver Wire/Free agent picks of the week. I scoured my 12 person Fantasy Football League Waiver Wire to find viable picks that could help your team.
Quarter Back: Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers is still available in my league and I think if Mark Sanchez could dominate the Rams Defense then anyone can and will.
Running Back: No feasible running back in the NFL that has any consistency is available so I suppose I’ll pick Bilal Powell of the New York Jets. He has had three touchdowns in the past two games, which might be more then any other running back that is available has had in a season.
Wide Receiver: Brandon LaFell of the Carolina Panthers is the best option available and he is actually averaging a pretty decent amount of points per game.
Tight End: Brandon Myers of the Oakland is a decent tight end. I could see him grabbing a touchdown against the Browns defense.
Kicker: Greg Zerlein of the Rams, purely for his sweet nickname Legatron.