Saturday, December 02, 2006

Waiver Wire Gems: Week 13


Here are the latest Waiver Wire gems. I've dug deep this time, as most of the better players are already taken. Without further ado...

QBs

Vince Young, TEN. The Colts are weak against the run. Young runs. A lot. And he's been at least decent throwing the ball lately as well.

Jay Cutler, DEN. Lots of buzz has surrounded this guy since draft day. It says a lot when a Super Bowl winning coach benches a seasoned veteran QB in the middle of the playoff hunt for a rookie. The move was an endorsement of Cutler, not an indictment against Plummer...despite what you may hear in the media.

Aaron Brooks, OAK. He's a step up from Andrew Walter, and he's got some receivers to throw to. You could do worse, believe it or not.


RB

Jerious Norwood, ATL. He's healthy, and the Redskins stink.

Justin Fargas, OAK. He might actually take advantage of LaMont Jordan's absence and finally do something this week since the lowly Texans are coming to town.

Sammy Morris, MIA. He's a starting RB this week, but I don't like his chances for success against the Jaguars' defense. Still, given Ronnie Brown's injury, Morris may be toting the rock for awhile.

Damien Nash, DEN. Shanahan seems to like RBs who come out of nowhere. Since Mike Bell hasn't done much and Tatum is still not 100%, Nash may get a few more carries than usual.

WR

Reche Caldwell, NE. Is quickly becoming Tom Brady's favorite target. Get him now if you still can, as he has an extra-juicy matchup this week against the Lions.

Marty Booker, MIA. Has outproduced several big-name WRs over the last 4 weeks...building a nice rapport with Joey Harrington.

Santonio Holmes, PIT. Looks to be the primary beneficiary of Hines Ward's injury.

Matt Jones, JAX. Left for dead by many, Jones may finally be all the way back from that groin injury. Just needs to focus on overcoming the drops. Too much talent to ignore in the interim.

Nate Washington, PIT. Has played well this year and may see an increased role with Hines Ward out.


Micheal Jenkins, ATL. When Vick throws TDs, they either go to Crumpler or Jenkins.

TE

Ben Utecht, IND. Dallas Clark's injury opens the door for Utecht, who's been productive lately in his own right in limited action.

Vernon Davis, SF. Should be ready to produce and show why he was worthy of San Fran's #1 pick.

K

If you're looking for a new kicker at this point in the season, seek a support group. Maybe you'll run into Bill Parcells. In the meantime, choose a kicker from a team with an offense that moves the chains, but struggles in the red zone. Stay away from kickers playing in rain, hail, wind, or snow as well as those facing top-notch defenses that limit scoring opportunities.