RB LeGarrette Blount- Tampa Bay
Percent owned (ESPN): 18.5%
For the 2nd straight week, Blount was Tampa’s lead back. He rushed for 120 yards on 22 carries and 2 scores and actually added 2 catches, something he was notoriously bad at in college.
WR Davone Bess- Miami
Percent owned (ESPN): 30.0%
Bess has 39 catches for 401 yards and 3 scores this season and this week was his first as a starter. He certainly didn’t do anything to lose him his starting job, catching 7 balls for 53 yards. He’s a starter in PPR leagues and should be owned universally.
QB Josh Freeman- Tampa Bay
Percent owned (ESPN): 25.7%
Freeman is looking like a legit QB1 this season or at least a strong backup. In 7 games, he’s 135 for 224 for 1533 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 3 picks. He should be owned pretty universally.
QB Matt Stafford- Detroit
Percent owned (ESPN): 29.2%
I’m buying the hype. This kid looks like the real deal. He was 26 for 45 for 212 yards and 4 scores to only 1 pick in his first week back. He’s still not a regular starter until he shows consistency, but he’s an excellent backup with huge upside for the rest of the season.
TE Jacob Tamme- Indianapolis
Percent owned (ESPN): 4.2%
After Dallas Clark went down, everyone’s question was, which Indy tight end would Peyton Manning turn into a fantasy monster. That question was answered, Jacob Tamme, who caught 6 balls for 64 yards and a touchdown in the Colts first game since they put Clark on IR.
WR Mike Thomas- Jacksonville
Percent owned (ESPN): 7.1%
He didn’t lead the team in yards this week, but he did get his first career touchdown, a good sign. In 7 games with David Garrard (excluding that Todd Bouman game) he has 33 catches for 387 yards and a score. He’s more valuable in PPR, but he’s still worth a look in deep regular leagues.
RB Mike Hart- Indianapolis
Percent owned (ESPN): 10.4%
Hart rushed for 84 yards on 12 carries splitting carries with Donald Brown. Joseph Addai could miss a few more weeks, which means Hart could be the starter over the inept Donald Brown, who didn’t even manage 2 yards per carry this week.
WR Nate Burleson- Detroit
Percent owned (ESPN): 27.4%
He and Stafford clicked as he caught 7 balls for 47 yards. Even with Shaun Hill in the lineup, weeks 5-6, he caught 10 passes for 116 yards in 2 games. He’s worth a look as Detroit’s #2 receiver.
WR Anthony Armstrong- Washington
Percent owned (ESPN): 2.1%
The undrafted 27 yard rookie continues to be worth a look in deep leagues with 14 catches for 321 yards and a score in his last 5 weeks, including 3 catches for 92 yards this week against Detroit.
WR Anthony Gonzalez- Indianapolis
Percent owned (ESPN): 4.0%
Gonzalez played his first full game since 2008 and caught 4 balls for 55 yards as the Colts’ slot receiver. Austin Collie is out for a few weeks so Gonzalez is going to be their #3 receiver for a few weeks. He could have some PPR value for a few weeks.