Adam Schefter is reporting Rams WR Mark Clayton is done for the year with a torn patella tendon in his knee, and as quickly as it started for Clayton owners this year, it comes to a screeching halt.
This is a huge blow as rookie QB Sam Bradford was obviously enjoying the veteran services of Clayton, while fantasy owners who took a chance on him were also enjoying the unexpected large dividends Clayton was paying out.
There is some speculation now that the injury could re-spark St. Louis' interest in WR Vince Jackson, but owners of Clayton need a solution now before Week six.
Let's take a quick peek at what you could do.
Whip out the handcuffs:
The stock of fellow WR Danny Amendola could rise significantly in the next couple of week, since he has already begun showing signs of fantasy life, prior to Clayton's injury.
Yesterday, Amendola became the number one target for Sam Bradford as he hauled in 12 catches for 95 yards, but failed to get to pay dirt.
He is virtually unowned in most formats, but his stock will rise quick. If you are thinking on grabbing him, do it now before the rest of America wakes up.
What About The Waiver?
There have been some interesting names on the waiver wire the past couple of weeks, whether it has been from my own discovery as I scour the web, or from talking to you fans. I'll list a couple of names that seem to be the most common and hold an average ownership of under 25%.
- Lance Moore
- Devery Henderson
- Anthony Armstrong
- Steven Johnson
- Danny Amendola
- Robert Meachum
- Davon Bess
I am sure, depending on your league, there could be other names, so if you have a specific question, just fire away below.
Play The Vince Jackson Card?
There are some of you out there that inevitably own Mark Clayton as a bench player instead of an everyday starter. This means that you can afford his loss to a certain degree while making the decision to go window shopping today and tomorrow.
Does that mean you wait on Jackson?
Jackson has a ton of talent, but will only be available for 6 games this year which technically means four in most league formats, unless you make it to the playoffs, so waiting around for Jackson may not be the best of decisions.
But if you are that guy who can afford a roster spot then there isn't any real danger. I just think that wheeling and dealing in real time—even if it is WW stuff—is far more prudent.