Waiver Wire Week 5, Korn on the Kolb
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I am just as sick of the flip-flopping as you are, but with Kolb back at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles you have to pay some attention to the situation. With Michael Vick injuring his ribs running towards the end zone on Sunday, Kolb now has his original job back and is back with some fantasy relevance. As we start to get closer to the middle of the regular season, the waiver wire becomes more and more important to winning a championship. Here is a list of waiver wire pick-ups for the next few weeks.
Waiver Wire: Kevin Kolb, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: With Vick injured on Sunday, Kolb [again] becomes quarterback of the Eagles till Vick is ready to return. With a rib injury, it could take a few weeks for Vick to even consider a return. With the Eagles next game being Sunday Night Football in San Francisco [not the easiest matchup], you should hamper expectations a bit; but a starting QB is a starting QB, especially in two QB leagues.
Waiver Wire: Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons: With the Browns and Bengals coming up on the schedule for Harry, I like him to continue his growth with Matt Ryan and really become the second WR option and 3rd option behind Tony Gonzalez. Douglas caught his second TD of his career on Sunday, and I think there is a lot more to come with Harry. With Michael Jenkins banged up at the moment, Harry Douglas continues to be a very good option for Ryan in the offense and his worthy of a bench spot on your fantasy team because of his upside as the season continues.
Waiver Wire: Mike Thomas, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Mike Thomas has had a very good under the radar start to this season. He already has caught for over 200 yards on 17 receptions and there is absolutely nothing to fear in the upcoming matchups for the Jaguars [Bills, Titans and Chiefs]. Even with the Chiefs being undefeated, the Jaguars were able to really move the ball versus the Colts and should be able to continue that with a very motivational win for coach Jack Del Rio. At this point in the season, it looks like he has beaten out Mike Sims Walker has the number one target in Jacksonville.
Waiver Wire: Ryan Torain, RB, Washington Redskins: Torain received more carries for the second straight week over Clinton Portis, and I honestly do not see that stopping any time soon. Portis also injured his groin in the game on Sunday versus the Eagles, and if he is forced to miss any time, Torain will continue his growth and his a very good fantasy option going forward especially with the Packers and Colts coming up [25th and 29th in rush defense respectively].
Waiver Wire: Max Hall, QB, Arizona Cardinals: Matt Leinart, Derek Anderson and now former BYU quarterback Max Hall will most likely lead the Cardinals offense going forward. With the Saints and Seahawks coming up on the schedule or Arizona, Hall will not exactly get an easy welcome to the starting job, but again as I mentioned above, with leagues with two QB spots, Hall is a real good potential replacement for QB bye weeks later in the season. Any QB that has Larry Fitzgerald has their number one receiver deserves a chance and as a personal opinion I really like Hall over Anderson and I think he has a good chance to show what he’s got. Absolutely nothing is working out for the Cardinals at the moment, so the second quarterback change is nothing shocking coming from Ken Whisenhunt.
Waiver Wire: Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins: The new Wes Welker in Miami is a former Hawaii Rainbow Warriors receiver with great hands. Davone Bess has 13 receptions and 149 yards prior to the Monday Night game versus New England and I see his recent success turning into a trend as the season continues. With every teams number one cornerback strongly focusing on Brandon Marshall every single down, Davone Bess will continue to see one-on-one coverage and be one of Chad Henne’s favorite options. Bess’ last game versus New England he caught 10 passes for 117 yards receiving and a TD; with a messy, rainy type of game tonight in Miami, I see Henne looking more for his slot receiver in the red zone than the double covered Marshall. Look for Davone Bess in the next few weeks to become one of Chad Henne’s favorite receivers.