Injuries, injuries, injuries. Combine injuries with the upcoming bye weeks and chances are you’re a perfect fit for “The Waiver Wire Game“. Each week Club Seat will come up with 5 players we think could be on the verge of fantasy relevence, or could fit nicely for that week as a bye week replacement.
Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis
Green-Ellis totaled 104 yards and a touchdown in a Week 3 win over the Buffalo Bills. With Laurence Maroney in Denver, Kevin Faulk out for the year, and Fred Taylor banged up, Green-Ellis should carry the load for the Patriots.
Broncos RB Laurence Maroney
If you need help at RB, Laurence Maroney could be your guy. Knowshon Moreno has the potential to be a star for the Broncos, but his injuries keep holding him back. Moreno missed week 3 and is questionable for week 4 with a hamstring injury. I’d say it’s a safe bet to say that he’ll be out again and Laurence Maroney will shoulder the load.
Redskins RB Ryan Torain
Ryan Torain missed the entire 2009 season with an ACL injury. He played for the Broncos under Mike Shanahan during his rookie year in 2008, and showed a lot of potential. Back healthy in 2010 with the Redskins and Mike Shanahan, Torain could open some eyes and Club Seat predicts him to finish the year as the starter in Washington. Keep an eye on him and stash him if you can.
Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount
As far as fantasy potential goes, we like Blount. Bucs coach Raheem Morris has tabbed Blount as their short yardage and goal line back which could mean a cheap 6-8 points for your fantasy team.
Saints WR Lance Moore
With Reggie Bush out for the next 4-7 weeks, the Saints will lean heavily on Lance Moore. In 2008 Lance Moore showed some real signs of brilliance and after missing most of 2009 due to injury, Moore is back, healthy, and should be a productive fantasy option.