Oct 6, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) is tackled by Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Justin: Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Ellington isn’t the sexy pickup of the week. While the other owners in your league rush to add Justin Blackmon, Alshon Jeffery, and even Zac Stacy (all three of whom have probably already been added by now anyway), you can get ahead of the curve by picking up Ellington.
Ellington is still the change-of-pace back behind Rashard Mendenhall, he is playing much better and earning more touches every week. While Mendenhall is averaging a measly 3.2 yards per carry, Ellington is averaging a blazing 6.7 yards per attempt. In addition, Ellington leads all of the teams running backs in both receptions and yards, with 13 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown.
The coaches are not pleased with Mendenhall’s current production, and it won’t be long before Ellington is leading the team in touches. When that time comes, you’ll be happy you that don’t have to rush to the waiver wire to add him.
David: Terrence Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Romo absolutely lit it up last week against the Broncos, but unfortunately he made a typical last minute mistake in throwing the game-losing pick. But this is fantasy football, so we really only care about stats.
Williams has recently proven to be the No. 2 WR behind Dez Bryant, and the rookie is a true burner with big-play potential. This week he faces the porous Redskins who currently rank 28th against fantasy WRs. I’m betting he catches at least one deep ball.
Matt: Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
Regarded as one of the best receivers coming out of the 2013 NFL draft, Allen is finally starting to show some promise. Philip Rivers is absolutely torching defenses this year and now Allen is reaping the benefits. Allen and Vincent Brown, along with Antonio Gates are all going to have great seasons this year.