Things have been mighty busy around these parts lately and we have neglected the waiver wire for too long.
But it is not too late for fantasy owners to turn things around via the waiver wire, and here are some guys that could help down the stretch.
- Daunte Culpepper, Oakland: OK, he was 5-of-12 passing. But he ran for three touchdowns and threw two scores. He is at least worth a look in fantasy leagues, especially if you are desperate for a quarterback.
- Joey Harrington, Atlanta: Harrington is ever-so-quietly putting up good numbers in Atlanta. Maybe it is the system. If Joey is buying into it, it might be time for you to do so as well.
- Michael Pittman/Earnest Graham, Tampa Bay: Chances are both these guys already are gone. But if not, grab at least one of them. Pittman (15 carries for 90 yards) looked good in relief of the now-injured Caddilac Williams, while Graham came in and got the touchdown in relief. Expect more of the same, but I think Pittman emerges as the better option.
- Patrick Crayton, Dallas: Many a fantasy owner dropped Crayton after his early season ineptitude. Well, he blew up this weekend. I doubt he puts up anymore weeks like that, but he could be in for half that production here and there. Get him if you can.
- Roddy White/Michael Jenkins, Atlanta: Finally, these guys are catching the ball. They both are worth a look if you have a need for a wide receiver with some nice upside.
- Donald Lee, Green Bay: Lee has emerged as Brett Favre’s favorite tight end, and in the past this has been a position of great production in Green Bay (see Mark Chmura and Bubba Franks).
- Owen Daniels, Houston: He still is out there in some leagues. If you have a spot for him, grab him as he is Houston’s No. 1 receiving option right now. He might not post the yards and touchdowns of some of the receivers in Houston, but he will be a consistent threat.
- Kansas City: This unit has been solid, and did a great job of shutting down the once-potent offense of the San Diego Chargers last weekend.
- New York Giants: OK, it was a good one week. But it was a good one week against a team that had just scored 56 points. I doubt the G-men can ring up 12 sacks again, but pressure on the quarterback is key in this league for scoring turnovers.
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