WR – Calvin Johnson – He’s easily a top five receiver in the game, but you don’t need me to tell you that. Only Dwayne Bowe of the Chiefs has caught more touchdowns than Calvin. If you’re looking to fantasy websites to figure out if you should start him or not, you’re probably in last place. Always start him.
TE – Brandon Pettigrew – He’s not a top tier TE by any means, but he’s usually consistent enough with the yardage to give you some value. He ranks ninth among TE’s in Yahoo! fantasy points on the year, so he’s good enough to warrant a spot if you weren’t fortunate enough to get Antonio Gates or Marcedes Lewis.
QB – Shaun Hill – I almost listed him with the “start ‘ems”, but decided against it. He’s played very well in the games that he’s started and finished, but just can’t bring myself to suggest starting a Lions’ backup QB. If you’re running into an injury situation, or you’re otherwise without a QB, he could be an option, but I wouldn’t expect outstanding things.
RB – Jahvid Best – We just haven’t seen the explosion in recent weeks that we once saw. He’s been battling that injured toe for a while, and it seems to be getting the best of him. It might be a good time to sit him on the fantasy bench for a little while until he bounces back.
WR – Nate Burleson – He had a nice game last week, but he’s yet to put up back to back games of double digit points.
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I still like CJ, Burleson, and Pettigrew as buys. None will probably light up your portfolio on Sunday, but all have decent potential for the remainder of the season.
It’s full scale abandon ship time on any Jahvid Best stock remaining in your portfolio. He was hot early on, but earnings have been slow to come by recently.