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Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

We all have it planned out so perfectly. That perfect team that we will never need to drop any player and will win our fantasy league. Then suddenly that young rising star on your team like Anthony Gonzalez goes down, and you scramble to fix your team. Below we have the top players you might want to pay attention to, for waiver pickups. Even if you don’t select a waiver (or have already done so) it’s good to keep these names in mind for the future weeks. Quarterbacks: Bills- Trent Edwards – Bye Week 9 On Monday Night the Bills offensive line did a great job of protecting Trent Edwards. If they can continue this protection, Edwards will be a serviceable backup quarterback for your fantasy football team. Running Backs: Buccaneers- Carnell “Cadillac” Williams- Bye Week 8 Cadillac Williams had a strong first game against the Cowboys. Right now Williams is in a committee, but he is the starter. In fantasy football any time, a player is a starter, they are fantasy worthy.

Dallas Cowboys v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Look for Williams as a nice bye week fill in player at this time.

Raiders- Michael Bush – Bye Week 9

Darren McFadden went in the top five round of many fantasy drafts. However, Michael Bush may have more fantasy value if he continues to get goal line touchdowns. Bush makes for a good stash away player at this point. If McFadden should get hurt, he might be fantasy football starting worthy.

Ravens- Willis McGahee- Bye Week 7

Ray Rice may get all the headlines but Willis McGahee got two touchdowns in week one. Rice did not have a touchdown all of last year, and it looks like they will use McGahee and Le’Ron McClain again this year.

If you are desperate for depth, you could do much worse than McGahee. Let’s hope the knee holds up.

Saints- Mike Bell- Bye Week 5

Until Pierre Thomas comes back from his knee problem, the Saints will use Mike Bell to run. Unfortunately, Bell faces the Eagles, Bills and Jets the next three weeks.

Detroit Lions v New Orleans Saints As long as Thomas is out, Bell hold value, but I wouldn’t start him, unless you are desperate. Wide Receivers: Cowboys- Patrick Crayton- Bye Week 6 This is my top waiver pickup for week two as the Patrick Crayton is a starter in Dallas. Tony Romo looks primed to show he can succeed without Terrell Owens. In his mission for success, Crayton will benefit as well. Colts- Pierre Garcon- Bye Week 6 Now that Anthony Gonzalez is out for awhile, Pierre Garcon looks to start. Any starting receiver with Peyton Manning is fantasy worthy, so look in into Garcon this week. I wouldn’t start him right away, but if he should start producing then start him during bye weeks.

Baltimore Ravens v Indianapolis Colts

Titans- Justin Gage- Bye Week 7

Look for Justin Gage as a nice depth player at this time. If the Titans throw the ball as they did against the Steelers than Gage is a fantasy starter.

My main concern for Gage is if he can still produce when Nate Washington is fully healthy.

Seahawks- Nate Burlson- Bye Week 7

It’s amazing but in week one I actually played against Nate Burlson, in one of my fantasy leagues. At first I laughed about Burlson being in a fantasy lineup, but he showed me by catching seven balls and scoring.

Right now Deion Branch just can’t stay healthy, so look for Burlson as a nice depth receiver for your team.

Raiders- Louis Murphy- Bye Week 9

Unless Chaz Schilens can come back healthy, Louis Murphy is primed to be the top receiver in Oakland. Tom Cable has raved about Murphy all summer and against the Chargers, Murphy looked good.

San Diego Chargers v Oakland Raiders

Except Murphy to produce good games throughout the season as he is a decent bye week fill in at this point. Tight Ends: Patriots- Ben Watson- Bye Week 8

Buffalo Bills v New England Patriots

If Ben Watson happens to be sitting out there on your waiver wires, he makes for an excellent pickup. If your team is weak at the tight end than I would recommend you pick Watson up and start him every week.

49ers- Vernon Davis- Bye Week 6

Yes, it’s that time again to talk about Vernon Davis. The 49ers only good drive came when they got the ball to Davis. Look for the 49ers to continue looking his way for offensive production.

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