NFL Week 13 Fill-ins
Has the injury bug hit you? Are you faced with bad matchups? Well, maybe I can help. Here are some guys you can plug and play this weekend.
Jason Campbell - Campbell makes his 3rd appearance on the fill-ins. Hey, there are only so many QBs that aren’t no-brainers and are still start worthy. This week he faces Buffalo, who isn’t very good. I just have a feeling Washington is going to have a big game this week for Sean Taylor, and then just fall into the tanks.
Gus Frerotte - Frerotte is a risky pick. He’s been far from spectacular this year. However, he is facing a bad Atlanta team. If you’re in a league where all the decent backups are gone, Gus is your guy.
Travis Henry - Who would have guessed that Henry would have fallen so far as to be a fill-in guy? Well, that’s what he is. He says his knee is healthy. Oakland sure is a nice team to make a return against. I think I could rack up twenty yards against them.
Jesse Chatman - He’s been dealing with some injury issues, but seems to be tough enough to gut them out. He should find running against the Jets a whole lot easier than the Steelers. I think he’s going to help the Dolphins pick up victory #1.
Photo courtesy of Ed Wolfstein/Icon SMIJavon Walker – Javon is another risky one. He didn’t catch a pass last week nor play many plays. However, the field conditions weren’t the greatest. I would imagine it should be fine in Oakland. Look for him to be more involved.
Sidney Rice - Passing on Detroit is not like taking candy from a baby. Who ever came up with that phrase? Have you ever tried to take anything from a baby? They cry until they are red in the face. Sorry I went off on a tangent there. What I mean to say is Detroit’s secondary sucks. It’s so bad that Sidney Rice may be a viable option for your third receiver. Not a knock on him, but his QB is far from consistent. TE
Leonard Pope - Dude’s 6’8″. He hasn’t scored in a few weeks. I can see hm doing so against Cleveland.
Steven Gostkowski - Besides the fact that I play against him this week, there is another reason I think he’ll be solid this week. Baltimore has a decent defense. If they learn anything from Philly is to really work on Moss. I think the Ravens can stall a couple drives in the red zone and leave Gotskowski with a couple FGs and a handful of PATs.
Washington - I think the defense is going to pull together and come up big in honor of their fallen teammate. It’s tough to replace a Pro Bowl safety, especially when it isn’t for just an injury. I just get the feeling they will come up huge.