Roy Helu and Shonn Greene shine: 5 Things About Week 13 in Fantasy Football

  • Demaryius Thomas is worth picking up.
    • Just so that you’re opponent doesn’t get his hands on him. I wouldn’t expect a repeat of Thomas’s 144 yard, 2 touchdown performance this week but with Tebow improving by leaps and bounds as a passer each week you never know what you’ll get from the Broncos wideouts. If you’ve got a spot go ahead and pick up Thomas but only play if you don’t have a better option.
  • Roy Helu is finally worth starting.
    • Finally, the Redskins have realized Roy Helu is the most talented running back on their roster and are treating him like so. Helu certainly could have gotten more carries in the second half against the Jets but he has fantasy value and is worth being in your lineups as the playoffs approach.
  • Your best defense is on waivers.
    • With back up QBs lining up under center all over the league never has playing match ups been so critical. Sure, if you’ve got the Ravens or 49ers defense you’re in great shape, but if you don’t the waiver wire may have the best option for your team this week. Criteria when picking up a defense on waivers is not only limited to match ups against teams that have struggled offensively or have back up QBs under center but also to dome teams who don’t travel so well when the weather turns (i.e. Atlanta, Saints)
  • Shonn Greene finally making impact?
    • Shonn Greene’s three touchdowns might not have benefited all of his owners as he might have been riding the fantasy pine in lieu of his disappointing season. While Greene probably won’t have another 3 td game this season he looks he has found his form and the Jets have finally committed to the running game. Greene could be a fantasy x-factor down the stretch and he should be in your lineup because of this.
  • They aren’t who you think they are.
    • Other than their defense, all the Bears offensive players are toast. It doesn’t matter whether you bench them or drop them (unless you’re in a dynasty league) because without Cutler and Forte the Bears offense won’t be producing too much for the rest of the 2011 season.

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