The New Orleans Saints have done it all this season. They have blow-out victories, come-from-behind wins and even pulled it off last night in a close, physical contest against Atlanta. That is right, after a 7-0 start, the Saints are the front runner to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this year.
Somebody pinch me.
Speaking of the Saints, was the outcome of anyone’s fantasy game determined last night? I know that in our competitive keeper league at least two games were decided by last night’s results. In fact, one game was decided in the waning minutes of the game when Darren Sharper picked off Matt Ryan to seal Atlanta’s fate. Exciting!
Enough about the Saints, here are a few guys who could help fantasy owners take their records from middle of the road to king of the hill:
Ryan Moats [RB, Houston Texans] – A slow start for Steve Slaton and a costly fumble opened the doors for the Moats, AKA The Human Pinball Machine. Moats carried the ball 23 times for 126 yards and three touchdowns against the Bills. Now I am not going to say that Moats is the clear-cut starter from here on out, but do not be surprised to se him post serviceable fantasy numbers in the weeks to come. If anything, the Texans will more than likely employ a dreaded RBBC. NOOOOO!!!!!!!
Vince Young [QB, Tennessee Titans] – With Young starting this past week, I think that it is safe to say that the Titans are putting their eggs in Young’s basket. His numbers were not spectacular this past weekend, but they would not have lost you any games either. No turnovers, a TD, and 30 rushing yards is what Young produced on Sunday, and I feel like that is a good representation of what Young will consistently produce on a week-to-week basis.
Dustin Keller [TE, New York Jets] – With the injury to Owen Daniels, there will be at least one team frantically searching the wire for a TE in every fantasy league this week. Look no further than Keller. Keller was last seen hauling in 76 yards and a touchdown against Miami. He is not the most consistent fantasy player, but when the Jets offense is clicking so is this guy.
Seattle Seahawks [Defense] - This is purely a matchup play, and the recommendation to add them is only to fill in for a bye team or if your regular team’s defense is not in a favorable matchup. The Seahawks are playing at home this week against the woeful Detroit Lions. Enough said, start them with confidence.