NFL Week 4 Fantasy Fill-ins

Oct 2, 2009

Putting the final piece of your fantasy football puzzle together

I’ve uncovered some guys you can plug in if you are dealing with an injury or tough matchups.

Shaun Hill, QB, San Francisco 49ers - Frank Gore is banged up so Mike Singletary will likely lean on his passing game a bit more this week.  Going up against the lowly St. Louis Rams makes Hill an interesting play, especially if your starter is on bye.

Brett Favre, QB, Minnesota Vikings - This is the one Favre has been waiting for.  He gets to take on the Packers.  The ones that wronged him.  On Monday Night Football.  The stage is set for one of Favre’s vintage games.

Glen Coffee, RB, San Francisco 49ers - Coffee should also have a nice game against the Rams filling in for Gore.  He struggled against Minnesota last week, but had plenty of time to prepare to start.

Cedric Benson, RB, Cincinnati Bengals - Benson is quickly becoming an every week starter.  He had a nice game against Pittsburgh last week, and should be able to shred the Bears.

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, New York Giants - The G-Men should get up big on Kansas City and let Bradshaw finish them up.  If you have a RB on bye this week, Bradshaw is a great fill-in.

Percy Harvin, WR, Minnesota Vikings - Favre is likely to use his favorite new toy as he takes on his former team.  Harvin has scored in the Vikings’ first three games, and has a strong likelihood of extending that streak.

Kevin Walter, WR, Houston Texans - Walter had a great game (7-96, TD) against Jacksonville last week in his 2009 debut, and should be able to get free against the Raiders.  Andre Johnson will draw the attention of Nnamdi Asomugha, which should present Walter with more targets.

Santana Moss, WR, Washington Redskins - Normally when Santana Moss has a big game he goes in a shell for a couple of weeks.  I don’t think that will be the case this week as Tampa Bay presents a great opportunity for the diminutive WR.  Look for another big game from Moss.

Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers - Anthony Fasano bucked the trend in a bad way, but Heath Miller should continue the trend of Tight Ends producing against San Diego.

Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers - We’ll see if Vernon Davis is ready to take the next step as a top tier TE or if he’ll be a disappointment once again.  Facing the Rams works in his favor.

Shaun Suisham, K, Washington Redskins - Suisham has the perfect combo of playing in an offense that sputters in the red zone (his long FG is 28 yards) and going up against Tampa Bay, who has allowed 7 FGs already.

San Francisco 49ers DST - I’ve picked on the Rams extensively this week, so what’s one more jab.  The Niners D should be licking their chops awaiting St. Louis.

Cincinnati Bengals DST - After upsetting both Green Bay and Pittsburgh, maybe Cincinnati should started to be taken seriously.  They should have no problem pounding the Browns this weekend.

Additional Fantasy Fodder:
The Hazean – Bye Week Sleepers
Fantasy Football Fools – Pickups and Sleepers
Rotoprofessor – Sleepers
Fantasy Football Librarian – Links, Links, and More Links

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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rad
    October 2nd, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    Hey Les,

    I picked up Coffee a few days ago for Darren McFadden. I was tempted to pick up Vernon Davis and drop Kellen Winslow but I agree with you and will give him 1 more week to see if he is for real.

    Great job man

  2. Living with Balls
    October 2nd, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    Bye weeks are where fantasy owners have to get a little creative. I already picked up heath miller and shaun hill this week. Glad to see you agree with that.

  3. Rotoprofessor
    October 2nd, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    Be careful with Bradshaw. He has been in a protective boot most of the week. While he may play, I don’t know they are going to let him play for long stretches in the fourth quarter, even in a romp. Those duties will go to the third-string back.

  4. LestersLegends
    October 2nd, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Oooh, I wouldn’t drop McFadden for him. Try to get him back after this week.
    LVB – agree
    RP – True, but he should be able to produce.

  5. Happy_NFL_Fan
    October 4th, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    I don’t know much about NFL, but this helps me understand it better.

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