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Each week, we will run down the top waiver wire pickups with a focus on the coming week and rest of the season. Josh Ferguson Jersey . QUARTERBACKS Brian Hoyer (vs Bills)Last week - 25/38, 269 yards, 2 TDsThe Cleveland Browns are on a two-game winning streak and Brian Hoyer is a big reason why. Strange, but true. Hoyer has also been very good fantasy-wise throwing for 590 yards and five touchdowns. He also eliminated the big mistakes in his second start throwing no interceptions after tossing three in his first start. Even when Brandon Weeden is ready to return from a thumb injury Hoyer has put himself in a position to keep the Browns starting job. You could do a lot worse as a bye week fill-in at this point. Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs Chiefs)Last week - 3/8, 108 yards, 1 TDFitzpatrick will be the Titans starter for the next several weeks and potentially even the rest of the season depending on the severity of Jake Lockers hip injury. The Titans have been surprisingly good this year and there is potential for Fitzpatrick to put up solid numbers. Hes got a few tough matchups ahead of him starting with Kansas City in Week 5 and Seattle and San Francisco also coming up before the teams Week 8 bye, but that could mean the Titans are forced to go to the air if they find themselves behind. Others to consider - Alex Smith (at Titans), Matt Cassell (Bye), Terrelle Pryor (vs Chargers) RUNNING BACKS Danny Woodhead (at Raiders)Last week - 10 touches, 86 yards, 2 TDSWoodhead may not get a ton of opportunities but he makes the most of his touches. After a big Week 4, you can count on the Chargers looking to keep him involved going forward. Hes not going to score two touchdowns and has limited value in the run game but is a very big part of the Chargers third down offence. Philip Rivers loves his check downs and Woodhead is a very capable pass-catcher out of the backfield as evidenced by his 15 catches in the last three weeks. He is a solid bye week fill-in and has weekly flex-appeal in PPR formats. Willis McGahee (vs Bills)Last week - 15 carries, 46 yardsMcGahee was a hot commodity on the waiver wire last week but was still available in over half of leagues at the end of Week 4 on Monday night. 46 yards on 15 Week 3 carries is nothing to write home about, but it was an improvement on his first game with the Browns. As McGahee gets more comfortable with the offence, his touches will continue to go up. He is a decent flex play against the Ravens this week and has RB2 potential down the line given his undisputed status as the top back in Cleveland. If you need a running back and he is available in your league grab him before someone else does. LeGarrette Blount (at Bengals)Last week - 14 touches, 65 yardsThats two straight games that Blount has run for 60+ yards and this week he added a score to his stat line. Its a full-on committee in the New England backfield right now and Blount has no role in the passing game, but he is running with a purpose and has been the most productive Pats running back two weeks in a row. He also showed surprisingly good speed on his 47-yard score on 3rd-and-19. Hes not much more than a bye week plug and play, but hey, bye weeks are in full swing. Rashad Jennings (vs Chargers)Last week - 15 carries, 45 yardsDarren McFadden is down with a hamstring injury that could cost him a week or three. His backup Marcel Reece also went down in Week 4 and is likely to miss at least a few weeks with a knee injury. That opens the door for Jennings to see a fairly sizeable workload in the next few weeks. He hasnt looked the same since tearing his ACL in 2011, but if he can get close to 20 touches he will be a solid bye week filler until Reese and McFadden are able to return. Others to consider - Andre Ellington (vs Panthers), Roy Helu (Bye) WIDE RECEIVERS Alshon Jeffery (vs Saints)Last Week - 5 catches, 107 yards, 27 rush yards, 1 TDJeffery had the best game of his career in Week 4 and has clearly developed a solid bond with Jay Cutler. Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett are still Cutlers favourite targets, but Jeffery is on the rise. He has seen 19 targets in the last two weeks alone and has the luxury of facing single coverage most of the time thanks to Marshalls presence. He is on the WR3 radar. Justin Blackmon (at Rams)Last week - suspendedBlackmons four-game suspension is over and he is back with the Jaguars. The good news is that Blackmon figures to be involved heavily right away given how badly the Jaguars have looked through the first four weeks. The bad news, Blaine Gabbert is his quarterback. Until the Jaguars make a switch to Chad Henne, Blackmons upside is limited, but hes simply too talented to leave on the waiver wire. Remember that 236 yard game last November? Nate Washington (vs Chiefs)Last week - 4 catches, 105 yards, 2TDsMany a fantasy owner has been burned by Washington before, picking him up off the waiver after a big game only to see him disappear the next week. This year might actually be different tough. He has back-to-back 100-yard games and with the complete disappearance of Kenny Britt, Washington looks to be firmly entrenched as the No.2 receiver in Tennessee. He also showed decent chemistry with Ryan Fitzpatrick last week after Jake Locker went down so the transition at QB shouldnt hurt his stock all that much. Robert Woods (at Browns)Last week - 4 catches, 80 yards, 1 TDWoods is always on the field. A week after playing every single snap against the Jets, Woods was in for all but four against the Ravens. He has 18 targets in the last two weeks and managed to turn his looks into some seriously positive gains in Week 4 with four grabs for 80 yards and a score. Despite up and down play from EJ Manuel, Woods is establishing himself as a solid No.2 behind Stevie Johnson in Buffalo and is gathering steam for fantasy purposes. Others to consider - Marlon Brown (at Dolphins), Keenan Allen (at Raiders), Terrance Williams (vs Broncos), Jerome Simpson (Bye) TIGHT ENDS Coby Fleener (at Jaguars)Last week - 5 catches, 77 yards, 1 TDHes been up and down so far with nine catches, 146 yards and two touchdowns in Weeks 2 and 4 but just three catches and 20 yards in Weeks 1 and 3. Still, Fleener is worth owning with Dwayne Allen out for the year. He will be hard to rely on for weekly production, but he is a big red zone target for Andrew Luck so there is strong TE2 potential here. Heath Miller (Bye)Last week - 6 catches, 70 yardsAfter a week to get his legs in Week 3, Miller played nearly every offensive snap last week against Minnesota and grabbed six catches for 70 yards. His knee looks like it is fully recovered and he should return to a prominent role in the Steelers offence. The Steelers have a bye in Week 5, but now is the time to grab him if you need help at tight end because he likely wont be around this time next week. Others to consider - Brandon Pettigrew (at Packers), Charles Clay (vs Ravens), Garret Graham (at 49ers) Quincy Wilson Jersey . Rookie Christian Vazquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBIs to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead Boston over the Houston Astros 8-3. Marlon Mack Jersey . - Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II says the NFL has told the team it will not be docked a pick in this years draft for coach Mike Tomlins foray onto the field against Baltimore last November. . The 28-year-old from Rochester, Alta., was selected by the Redblacks from the Saskatchewan Roughriders roster in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft.With the NHL having paid Wayne Gretzky the remaining funds owed to Wayne Gretzky from the Phoenix Coyotes, the rumours of his next NHL destination are in full swing. And theyre pointing to the NHLs biggest market: Toronto. With Gretzky paid out for what is believed to be $7 to 8 million, Gretzky may be eager to get back into the NHL and TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the Maple Leafs are very much interested in The Great Ones services. But could it actually happen? Dreger spoke with TSN Radio 1050 Torontos Mike Richards this morning, stating that there is a fit between Gretzky and the Leafs. "There definitely is a possibility because there is some history here," Dreger told TSN Radio. "Prior to the start of the season I know that [Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO] Tim Leiweke and Wayne Gretzky and probably some legal people involved in this negotiation as well went back and forth and came very close until the deal broke down for a number of reasons that remain somewhat uncertain. The belief is that Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment wanted Gretzky at the time and still want him as almost an ambassador-type." However, MLSE doesnt see "ambassador-type" as merely a figure-head or spokesperson role, according to Dreger. "This isnt a token position," he told Richards. "They want to put him to work and they want to use him in different areas and not to pay specific attention to just the Toronto Maple Leafs." Dregeer added that its not likely that Gretzky will be asked to fix the on-ice product of the Leafs. Kamar Aiken Jersey. "Theyre happy with the work Dave Nonis is doing and dont want to interfere with the hockey operations department, but when youve got someone as [high] profile as Wayne Gretzky it makes a lot of sense, I suppose, to MLSE to do whatever you can to lure him in," he said. Gretzky and the Leafs have been linked by rumours throughout the year, including the off-season rumours as well as The Great One praising the young Leafs response to head coach Randy Carlyle in the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins. "Its about believing in your system. The system starts with the head coach," Gretzky said of the Leafs following a gutsy Game 5 win over the Bruins. "Hes got tremendous credibility after winning a Stanley Cup himself [2007 in Anaheim]. Its not a question of players saying, Are we sure he knows what hes doing? Because theyre absolutely positive he knows what hes doing. The credibility starts right there with the coach." But would there be a fit between Gretzky and the team closest to his home town? Dreger thinks MLSE is at least willing to give it another try. "It didnt work out prior to the season but the sense I get is that therell be another attempt and I know that the Toronto Maple Leafs - or MLSE, as it were, as the bigger company – is definitely worth listening to if youre Wayne Gretzky." Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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