Week 4 is coming up and a few of your might be scrambling to add a 3rd receiver since one of your top guys is on a bye week or another guy on your team just isn’t producing. There are a lot of WR options that are available on the waiver wire.
1.) Antonio Bryant (TB-WR) – With Galloway remaining on the injured list, Antonio Bryant has stepped up huge for the Bucs offense. He started the year with 3 receptions for 43 yards against the Bucs, and was silent in week 2, but he had an outstanding performance against the Bears last week. He had 10 receptions for 143 yards. Bryant is clearly Griese’s go-to guy and this week he’ll be up against the Packers, who just lost CB Al Harris for the season.
2.) Ike Hilliard (TB-WR) – Hilliard may be a more consistent player for the Bucs. Hilliard has 16 receptions, 143 receiving yards, and 2 TDs on the year. With 48 yards and a 0.67 TD average per game, he’s another reliable option in the 3rd WR spot.
3.) Robert Meachem (NO-WR) – Last week, I picked up David Patten since he’s been the Saints top WR option since Marques Colston went down. Unfortunately for me, Patten left the Broncos game with a groin injury after only 12 yards. I still got the W thanks to a big week from T.J. Houshmandzadeh (finally). With Marques Colston, Jeremy Shockey, and now pehaps David Patten out (he should be listed as questionable), Robert Meachem will be the Saint’s top guy at WR.
4.) Brandon Lloyd (CHI-WR) – Brandon Lloyd is emerging as the Bears top guy and is developing great chemistry with Kyle Orton. Brandon Lloyd just had a breakout game last week against the Bucs. He started the season with 2 receptions for 26 yards against Indianapolis, then bumped up his production to 5 receptions for 66 yards in week 2 against Carolina. Last week, Brandon Lloyd had 6 receptions for 124 yards and 1 TD against the Bucs. Lloyd has the ability to be a deep threat and has great hands. If Forte keeps defenses honest, which he usually does, Lloyd should be given a lot of opportunities to go deep, which is what happened last week when Orton hooked up with Lloyd for a huge 72 yard gain. This week, the Bears have the Eagles, so I wouldn’t start him this week, but he’s a great option in weeks 5-9 since the Bears have the Lions twice, the Falcons, and the Vikings.
5.) Anthony Fasano (MIA-TE) – If you lost Jeremy Shockey or have a TE that isn’t producing, go out and get Anthony Fasano. He’s turned in 66 and 88 yards games and has had a TD in each game (he sat out week 2). In Miami’s offense, Chad Pennington will rely a lot on his TE, and so far, things have been going well for them.
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