Its Wednesday. You know the drill. Here are the hot pickups and the disappointing drops for Week 4.
Peyton Hillis RB: For more on Hillis, you should be sure to read today’s Fantasy Football Player Analyzer. Any RB that can run and catch the ball is worth the attention of fantasy football owners in all leagues.
Willis McGahee RB: With Ray Rice’s status up in the air for this week, old friend Willis McGahee enters the fantasy football world of interest once again. McGahee hasn’t been worth owning for the last year plus but if he gets the start in place of Rice for this week’s game, he makes a sneaky good play in his place. We all know he has 100-yard/game ability and a nose for the end zone so make the add in case.
Kenneth Darby RB: Steven Jackson has a groin injury and didn’t practice today. Although no tear was found, the chances of Jackson going on Sunday are 50/50. Kenneth Darby scored a TD in relief last Sunday and he has the ability to be a nice one week starter.
Aaron Hernandez TE: Hernandez is coming off back-to-back 6 catch games and plays in one of the best passing offenses in the game. QB Tom Brady is getting into the habit of looking for him when he drops back to pass and he no doubt has earned the trust of him and the coaches due to his great outings the last two weeks.
Kyle Orton QB: Orton has been putting up nice numbers so far this season and no one is noticing. Yes he no longer has Brandon Marshall to throw to but Orton has made big use of Eddie Royal and the rest of the receiving corps. With bye weeks coming up, Orton make a very solid fill-in if needed.
Carson Palmer QB: Despite having arguably the best collection of receivers in the game, Palmer has not taken advantage as he continues to struggle throwing the ball downfield and with his accuracy. Its possible he has lost zip on his fastball due to last year’s elbow injury but either way he is not doing enough to stay in a fantasy football starting lineup.
Michael Bush RB: Bush was an interesting player going into the season due to a string of solid part-time outings when he was healthy the last few years and due to the fact Darren McFadden wasn’t able to secure the job to himself. Well that has changed in a big way as McFadden has been tremendous this season and has the starting job wrapped up for now. Bush just wont get on the field enough to make a difference.
Justin Forsett RB: Forsett is another back like Bush that had fantasy intrigue coming into the season but he has not had one impact game yet. Coach Pete Carroll has not used him as much as anticipated and the poor Seattle line does not engender confidence he will make a big impact.
Clinton Portis RB: Portis has been among the worst starting running back’s in the league so far and now he is hurt to boot. No doubt Mike Shannahan is getting tired of the poor performances and so Ryan Torain is likely to have a shot at the starter’s job. Don’t live on past glory as Portis is just a name right now.
Carnell Williams: Williams has looked like he has lost a step and is now being pushed by former 1,000 yard back Earnest Graham. With Raheem Morris looking to build an long-term offense for Josh Freeman, look for Williams’ role to decrease as the season head into the winter.
That’s all for now. Be sure to stay on top of your teams as bye weeks approach.