Fantasy Football Week 13 Last Second Fill-Ins
With injuries continuing to plague players of all calibers, many owners are in need of some fill-ins.¬† With the regular season winding down in many leagues, let‚Äôs take a look at some last-second fill-ins before the postseason beings.
Last second QB Fill-ins:
Kyle Orton- He has been taking snaps with the first-team offense this week.¬† No matter what Todd Haley says, actions speak louder than words.¬† The Chiefs week 13 opponent is the Bears.¬† While there defense is always good, they have given up 14.2 ppg to opposing QBs the entire season, good enough for 16th¬†overall.¬† Orton has an array of good-great receivers to choose from, including Bowe, Breaston, and the extremely athletics Baldwin.¬† Owned in 18% of leagues, Orton is a strong last-minute pick-up.
T.J. Yates- Although he is a deeper find then Orton, Yates is still a strong pick-up.¬† Although the Texans acquired Delhomme, Yates is still the starter.¬† In fact, acquiring Delhomme is great for Yates, as he gets to learn from an experienced veteran.¬† Yates has three main factors that could lead to a good performance in week 13.¬† One, he has Andre Johnson.¬† Two, the Falcons allow 14.2 ppg to opposing QB.¬† Finally, he has a very strong run game that can take pressure off of him.¬† In addition to the run-game, Foster is one of, if not the best receiving running backs out of the backfield since Westbrook.¬† Owned in 0.2% of leagues Yates is available.
Last Second RB Fill-ins:
Maurice Morris-¬†It is still unclear wither Smith will or will not start next week versus the Saints.¬† Even if he does, Morris played well enough against the Packers to earn some extra touches.¬† If Smith does not start, then Morris is the only other choice.¬† The Saints rank 19th¬†in fantasy versus opposing RB, allowing 16.0 ppg.¬† With the Lions high-powered offense, Morris could have a good game regardless of Smith.¬† Owned in 40% of leagues, it would be a good idea to get him now before it is too late.
Donald Brown- I am only giving him the nod because I still do not trust Helu.¬† However, Brown played well enough after sitting out the first quarter last week to overtake Addai.¬† However, as abysmal as the Colts offense has been, Brown has at least been somewhat consistent.¬† He is facing the Patriots this week who allow 15.4ppg to opposing RB. Yet, there is one downside.¬† The Colts are likely to go down early to the far superior Patriots, causing them to abandon the run-game.¬† However, crazier things have happened, but Brown is worth a look.¬† Owned in 15.4% of leagues, he is available.
Remaining Last Second Fill-Ins for other position:
Riley Cooper- With Maclin not likely to be ready for Thursday night‚Äôs game, Riley will get the nod.¬† With Vick out again, Young will be behind center.¬† With Young the starter, he has shown a lot of interest in Cooper over the past two games.¬† Over those games, Cooper has been targeted 17 times, with eight catches, 176 yards and one TD.¬† With Jackson‚Äôs continuous lackluster performances, expect Cooper to receive more targets. Owned in 0.7% of leagues he is more than available.
Doug Baldwin- Last week Baldwin had 10 targets, which was one-third of the overall targets for the team.¬† With Sidney Rice placed on IR, and Mike Wallace limited with a shoulder injury, all that‚Äôs left for the Seahawks to make plays is Baldwin and inadequate Tate.¬† Going with the positives, Philly, the Seahawks week 13 opponent, gives up an average of 21.2 ppg to opposing WR, good enough for 21st¬†in the league.¬† Baldwin could be a stretch, but he could be a gem.¬† Owned in 13.9% of league it is likely he is available.
While Baldwin, Cooper, Brown, Morris, Yates and Orton may be able to help your team, there are a few players out there who may seem appealing, but look can be deceiving.
Greg Little- Yes, he is the only real receiver on the Browns.¬† Yes, he had 12 targets last week in a loss to the Bengals.¬† ¬†But, yes he only caught five of the 12, dropping four in the process.¬† To this point in the season Little has 12 drops, good enough for top-three in the league.¬† Although he may be the only guy, I still don‚Äôt trust him.
Roy Helu- Helu will soon take over as the definition for inconsistency.¬† Although it is not his entire fault, he does get some of the blame.¬† Though Shanahan get never decide who will get the bulk of the carries, Helu has had his chance to solidify the #1 spot.¬† Yet, when the time came he failed to step up to the test.¬† With the exception of his 21-point outburst against the Seahawks last week, since week six, Helu‚Äôs production in points has been; 1, 0,2,12, 5, 3.¬† It is just too tough to rely on him.
Best of luck, lock up your playoffs spots and see you next week.
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