You own Julio Jones and Owen Daniels and you are sitting ugly at 1-4 caught in the ever-deepening fantasy football injury black hole. The rest of your league is laughing at your pathetic excuse of fill-in bench players as you unconfidently submit this week’s roster. Get your head out of your hands. I’m here to tell you that all hope is not lost and that there is fantasy gold to be found on the waiver wire.
Garrett Graham – What does a plunging Matt Schaub need after throwing pick sixes in four consecutive games and losing his security blanket for eight weeks? A healthy dose of fourth year tight end Garrett Graham. Even with Daniels in the lineup, Graham has been a big part of the Texans passing attack hauling in 15 receptions for 141 yards and three touchdowns over the first five weeks. The Texans will be facing the St. Louis Rams this week, who rank 19th overall in pass defense, and 28th in rush defense. The Texans will have no problem moving the ball against the swiss cheese defense of the Rams. Look for Graham to solidify himself as a top-10 tight end moving forward.
Vincent Brown – The Chargers rollercoaster is in full swing yet again. They beat the Eagles on the road, beat the Cowboys at home and go to Oakland the following week to lay an egg against the Raiders. Despite their confusing start, they have the fifth-ranked passing offense in the league led by the awkward release of Philip Rivers. That is why Vincent Brown is an intriguing start this week. The Chargers will be at home against the 4-1 Indianapolis Colts which promises to be a shootout. The Colts will have no problems putting points up against the Chargers’ awful 27th ranked pass defense and the Chargers will be playing catch up for most of the evening. With wide receiver Malcolm Floyd on injured reserve, look for Brown to be the recipient of the majority of deep balls that Rivers will fling in his direction.
Ted Ginn Jr. – The Panthers wide receiver has 211 yards and two touchdowns in the past three games and going against the Minnesota Vikings, who are currently the 29th ranked pass defense in the league, he is in store for a big fantasy day. Start Ginn with confidence as a wideout or flex in all formats.