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Week 9 Waiver Wire Wonders

1. LaGarrette Blount (18.5%) – If you didn’t want to listen to me last week, I bet you’re listening now. 22 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns. If you ignored our sage advice, I almost hope that it’s too late now. Sometimes tough love is the only way.

2. Mike Tolbert (61%) – He’s owned in more than half of leagues, but the number has declined in the last couple weeks big time. And rightfully so. But On Sunday he the Chargers went back to basically an even-split time share with Tolbert and Ryan Matthews. Of course, Tolbert claimed the lone rushing TD. He’ll be a TD-vulture on his worst week and a guy who gets close to 20 touches on his best week. Definite value.

3. Danny Woodhead (31.5%) – I’m sorry, but the Patriots are using this little guy more than I can ever remember them using Kevin Faulk. He’s in on way more than just 3rd downs and he’s good. He scored another TD (his 3rd in 5 games) on Sunday and he had 11 touches for more than 50 yards. Even better, you can play him at RB or WR. This guy is a valuable bench player that should be owned in pretty much all leagues.

4. Darrius Heyward-Bey (1.1%) – Where did that come from? After being nearly invisible since being drafted way too early in 2009, Heyward-Bey went nuts yesterday with over 100 yards receiving and a TD. His 9 targets were almost triple the amount of the next closest pass catcher. Jason Campbell may have just awoken a #1 NFL WR…

5. Robert Meachem (60.1%) – Like Tolbert, Meachum is owned in good amount of leagues already, but he really looks poised for another nice 2nd half. He’s officially displaced Devery Henderson as the Saints’ 3rd WR and has been getting a lot of attention from Drew Brees the past three weeks. Last night he led the Saints in receptions and yards, and he caught every pass Brees tossed his way.

Keep An Eye On

1. Roscoe Parrish (0.9%) – Parish really stood out in Buffalo’s game against KC. They were using him on reverses in the running game, and he was targeted 8 times in the passing game. If you;re in a league where return yards count, keep tabs on this guy going forward.

2. Jerricho Cotchery (10.1%) – There wasn’t much offense between the Jets and Packers yesterday, but Cotchery – who has had a couple nice games – garnered a team-high 13 targets in the game. LT was the 2nd most-targeted Jet, with 7.

3. Kevin Smith (30.6%) – Smith carries the ball just as many times as Jahvid Best did yesterday. This may be because Best has a bit of a turf toe issue, but that is definitely an uptick in Detroit’s usage of Smith.

4. Keiland Williams (0.9%) – Ryan Torain left the game with a strained hammy. No confirmation that it is serious or anything, and the Redskins do have a bye week this week, but if you hear Torain’s strain was serious, this is the guy who will get the carries in DC.

5. Nate Burleson (27.4%) – Man the Lions offense looks a lot better with Stafford behind center. Yeah, Calvin Johnson is the beast on the team, but Burleson is definitely the #2 WR on a team that will be passing plenty. Yesterday he had 7 catches off of 9 targets from Stafford.

NFL Week 7 Fantasy Running Backs

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Put Em In – Edwards

1. Chris JohnsonEarly in the season I said I would include CJ until he broke his streak of consecutive 100-yard games. His streak ended that week. Well, I’m putting back on the list and hopefully I don’t jinx him again for his owners. Johnson has an extremely favorable matchup against the Eagles average run defense. After a few weeks of sub-par fantasy performance, he gets back on track this week.

2. Jamaal Charles – The Chiefs running back situation has led to a lot of questions so far this season. Who is getting the bulk of the carries? Is Charles only a 3rd down back? I don’t know that the answers will come this week but I’m betting that Charles pulls off at least a long touchdown run in a Chiefs victory over the Jaguars. He may not have a lot of touches but look for that one play to help your team out in a big way.

3. Peyton Hillis – Hillis has easily been one of the biggest fantasy surprises this year. At best, experts thought he would deliver some goal line touchdowns but no one predicted these types of results. He is consistently delivering 100-yard games and finding the end zone. One thing to note about this is that while Cleveland is a horrible team, their offensive line has great talent. This o-line and Cleveland’s lack of a passing game should lead to a decent day for the former Razorback.

Leave Em Out

1. Cedric BensonAnother week, another matchup I don’t like for Benson. The Falcons have an improved defense this year and Benson is overrated. Look for another option if you can.

2. Knowshon Moreno – Moreno returned last week after missing several games due to a hamstring injury. After a less than stellar return, I’m not sure he’s 100%. While he does have the advantage of playing the Raiders this week, he may not be the best option for your team. See what you can find on the wire or on your bench.

3. Ronnie Brown – Playing the Steelers. Giving up carries to Ricky Williams. Should I continue to state the obvious? Just in case you were thinking of playing him, don’t.

Sleeper

Danny Woodhead – Outside of Kevin Faulk, has there ever been a more perfect running back for the Patriots? He completely fits the bill of their ideal back. I don’t know that he’s going to ever put up huge numbers for you but if you need someone in the flex, throw him in. He’s going to get receptions out of the backfield and he should receive around 10 carries. That’s enough to put some damage on your opponent this week.