Bills WR David Nelson is out for the year according to Adam Schefter on Twitter, which is bad news for many fantasy owners hoping for David Nelson's expected breakout year. Well if you have the space, stop crying over spilled milk and quickly grab rookie WR T. J. Graham before it's too late.
Hurry up, I'll wait.
While many people shy away from immediately snatching a rookie off the waivers as a season long replacement, I for one encourage it IF the choice is right—trust me, Graham is the right choice.
Did I steer you wrong when I mentioned Kevin Ogletree on August 20th? No. How about when I said to sit Trent Richardson last week? No.
So let's discuss Mr. Graham.
Bills WR David Nelson Is Out For the Year. Grab T.J. Graham?
Buffalo's offense utilizes the spread formation and three-wide set more than any other team in the NFL, so it is imperative they have three receivers on the field as often as possible.
T.J. Graham was inactive for last week's game, but he was a standout in camp and preseason this summer. In addition to being a standout, Graham took a great deal of first-team reps this summer as well, so he is fully versed in the team's strategy.
For owners looking for a possible diamond in the rough, it doesn't get any better than Graham.
With defenders paying a lot of attention on C. J. Spiller and Stevie Johnson already, one has to imagine T. J. Graham getting a lot of open and one-on-one looks early in the season.
This week, the Bills look to bounce back against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It's still left to be seen whether or not Brandon Flowers (heel) suits up for this one which would only leave Stanford Routt as the primary coverman for Kansas City. Regardless, Atlanta tore the Chiefs' secondary apart with just two receivers and a TE last week.
Imagine the possibilities for an even more pass-heavy team in Buffalo.
I like Graham as a possible sneak play of the week, but even if you're not convinced to play him, scoop him up. Graham is bound to have some unexpected value this season.