Hopefully everybody’s fantasy football weekend was the opposite of mine. I went 0-for-2 and got knocked out of a survival pick ‘em league (Philly over Oakland, Doh!).
But tomorrow is always a new day and a bounce back in both of my leagues is imminent.
To help solidify fantasy owners’ return to the top of the standings, here are a few free agents worth picking up this week.
Sidney Rice (WR, Minnesota Vikings) - As Mike alluded to in the Daily Haze, Rice is a must add on all teams. He has established himself as the No. 1 receiver and his haul of six catches and 176 yards clearly shows that Brett Favre is targeting him often. Feel free to add him and place him in your lineup immediately.
Lance Moore (WR, New Orleans Saints) – After dealing with some injuries in the beginning of the season, Moore finally had his 2009 breakout game against the Giants recording 78 yards and a score. The Saints receiving corps is probably the deepest in the league. However, there seems to plenty to go around and Drew Brees is more than capable of spreading the wealth. As long as the offense is clicking, Moore is a solid WR3 play going forward.
Zach Miller (TE, Oakland Raiders) – Miller had a monster game with 139 yards and a touchdown. Miller seems to be the only viable receiving option on the Raiders team. With the development of JMar — a perennial work-in-progress — Miller will continually be the beneficiary of check-downs.
Javon Ringer (RB, Tennessee Titans) - Those in dynasty leagues need to find this guy. If by some miracle he is on the wire, now is a good time to make the claim. With LenDale White going down to injury in New England, Ringer is the next in line to get carries behind Chris Johnson. A few good performances and he could unseat White.
Mike Thomas (WR, Jacksonville Jaguars) - Again, another option for dynasty leaguers. Thomas could be the byproduct of facing St. Louis’ awful secondary. Then again, perhaps the Jaguars are ramping up the passing game. There could be playing time for Thomas down the line as both Torry Holt and Mike Sims-Walker have not been the most durable players in recent memory.