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2013 Waiver Wire Pickups by Position
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / Matchup Streamer OWNED IN: 24% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Much like last week, I expect plenty of garbage time opportunities for Bortles in Week 4. The Colts have allowed 15, 15 and 18 total fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks so far. The Colts' first two games saw Tyrod Taylor and Ryan Fitzpatrick playing with a lead for the entire game, but I don’t see that happening for Bortles this week. Bortles should have a game very similar to Marcus Mariota’s game against the Colts in Week 4. While the Titans did have a healthy lead at one point, the Colts roared back and Mariota ended up throwing 44 times for 367 yards. Bortles may not hit those numbers, but there is a good chance that he also tops 300+ yards and adds two touchdowns. Being in a position where you are forced to throw a lot isn’t always a good thing, but outside of Vontae Davis the Colts lack talent in the secondary. I wouldn't worry that Bortles will turn the ball over, and he could be a useful QB option for your teams in Week 4.
BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Look, I'm going to keep talking about Taylor until his ownership beats 50%. This man is a QB1 right now. He's the 3rd highest scoring QB this week (at time of writing) after finishing last week as the 6th highest scoring. The only leagues where he even has a shot at not being rostered is an eight man league or smaller - otherwise he's not only startable, but he's a QB1. Once again, this man is a QB1 and he's 43% owned. He's surrounded by a talented set of receivers that he's been able to consistently get a lot of value from, even if it's not resulting in a lot of value for them. However, that's good news because it means he's not relying on his supporting cast to carry him. Don't let him sit on your waivers any longer.
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: In his first two games, Schaub has had 45 and 48 pass attempts, putting him second in the league in PA behind only Joe Flacco. Schaub benefits from a stud offense with Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins that will open up the field and score points. The Texans put up 298 passing yards against the same Titans’ defense that held the Steelers to fewer than 230 total yards. With six TDs already, the Texans have shown that they use the passing game to extend defenses and to score. In addition to the big WRs, Schaub also has reliable TE Owen Daniels who has a three TDs already on the young season.
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS; Bradford followed up his Week One 299-yard performance with an even better Week Two stat line. 352 yards, three TDs and 55 pass attempts. He has thrown the ball 93 times in two starts and the Rams are looking like a pass-happy offense. Bradford completed passes to 10 different receivers, including five completions to four players. Tavon Austin is already sizing up as a real threat and Austin Pettis is an emerging WR option, too. With a weak schedule ahead, look for more 300-yard games from Bradford.
BALLER MOVE: Add Immediately (All Leagues) ANALYSIS: Raiders fans should be thanking the late Al Davis for believing in Smith’s ability to lead a team. If he keeps up his performance, he may single-handedly take the Raiders out of the Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes. Pryor's value is in his running game-- 13 rushes for 112 yards, parallel to the impact that RGIII and Michael Vick have in games. Week Two against Jacksonville, a team that let Alex Smith walk all over them, could not be a better matchup. A similar game of 200 yards passing and 80+ rushing yards is very possible.