NFL Week 13 Fantasy Fill-ins

Nov 28, 2008

Putting the final piece of your fantasy football puzzle together

I’ve uncovered some guys you can plug in to your lineup if you are dealing with an injury or tough matchups.   Check back following the games to see the stat line of guys profiled.

Jeff Garcia
- The think I like about Garcia is he rarely turns the ball over.  He a nice safe play.  He should be good for 225 yards and a TD or two against New Orleans.  If you are in the position where you don’t want to take big risks this week, Garcia is your guy. 
Stat Line:  9 for 23 for 119 yards, TD, 7 carries for 42 yards (rushing yardage gave him a decent score)

Jamal Lewis
- Lewis hasn’t reached the 80-yard mark since Week 8 and he has just one TD in that four game span.  He wasn’t happy with the game plan that only afforded him 10 carries against Houston.  He should get more carries and greater production this week as he faces Indianapolis.
Stat Line:  24 carries fr 77 yards, 1 catch for 7 yards

Darren McFadden - McFadden scored twice last week, but Fargas had 24 carries to Run DMC’s 10.  I expect the carries to balance out a bit this week as they face Kansas City and McFadden continues to get healthier (toes).  His versatility makes him the guy at the stripe, as evidenced by his two one-yard TDs.  He could even throw on this week.
Stat Line:  7 carries for 13 yards, 3 catches for 50 yards

Ted Ginn, Jr. - Ginn was a guy that I liked coming into this year, and he’s had a handful of games that have showcased his potential.  I see another solid performance from him this week as he faces woeful St. Louis.
Stat Line:  4 catches for 55 yards

Jabar Gaffney - Against the Steelers the Patriots are going to have to adjust their style of play.  Randy Moss will command plenty of attention.  Wes Welker will be second on the radar.  Gaffney will have the opportunity to make some plays.  I think he’ll step up his game.
Stat Line:  1 catch for 2 yards.  Yuck

Greg Olsen - Olsen didn’t catch a pass last week against St. Louis so look for the Bears to get him involved against the Vikings.  The last time they squared off he had six catches for 74 yards and a score.
Stat Line:   1 catch for 7 yards.  Yuck

Rian Lindell
- Until they prove me wrong I am going to keep picking on the 49ers.  They have allowed the most FGs and the most Kicker points. 
Stat Line:  1 FG

- St. Louis has packed it in.  Miami got embarrassed by the Patriots last week.  I get the feeling the Dolphins are going to take it out on the Rams this week. 
Stat Line:  3 INTs

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