Written by Fantasy Furnace
While some of you will be interested in seeing how your higher draft picks who have been under-performing do in week 3, (Chris Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Larry Fitzgerald, Eric Decker, etc,) others more fortunate are looking to improve on what they already have. So here are this week’s pickups for you to consider:
Brandon LaFell-WR-Panthers- He really impressed Ron Rivera, Carolina’s coach after his six catch-90 yard performance on Sunday. “He’s developing into a fine receiver”, said Rivera. We liked that he was targeted eight times and are really high on his 17.2 YPC average over the the first two weeks. Owned in 50% of leagues, he is a must add if you can still get him.
#11 WR Brandon LaFell is head over heels after making this great catch vs Titans free safety Vincent Fuller in a pre-season game. He’s a must add this week. Photo: zimbio.com
Brandon Gibson-WR-Rams-There is some good news-bad news that comes along with this 25 year old receiver out of Waskhington St. The good news is that he has two touchdowns in two games and should have had a third had coach Jeff Fisher challenged the ref’s blown call last week vs the Redskins. Although he seems to be getting a nice share of Red Zone looks, the bad news is that he has only been targeted eight times through two games. In deeper leagues he’ll make a nice WR3 option & is only owned in 12% of leagues.
Andre Brown-RB-Giants- In the absence of RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) for Thursday’s matchup against Carolina, Brown will get the start after filling in so well last week vs Tampa Bay when he rushed 13 times for 71 yards and a touchdown. He also...