Fantasy Football Sneaky Starts: Week 4


As injuries pile up, all but the luckiest fantasy owners will at some point need to find the proverbial diamond in the rough -- a waiver wire or bench player who is capable of putting up some points in a pinch. This weekly feature is dedicated to that part of fantasy football. It's not pretty, but it's part of the game. 

Last week we discussed QBs Rex Grossman, Colt McCoy and Matt Hasselbeck, RBs Brandon Jacobs and Dexter McCluster, and WRs David Nelson and Nate Washington. There were a few clunkers as well, but we won't mention those...ahem, Chad Ochocinco.


Cutler hit the waiver wire in one of my deep auction leagues, which was a little surprising since he's QB13 so far this season. With Chris Gamble sidelined, the Panthers have struggled against the pass, and have allowed the ninth-most adjusted fantasy points to opposing QBs this season. (Adjusted Strength of Schedule is a new tool that we'll debut next week.) 
Okay, so...the Patriots are really bad against the pass. Like...awful. They have given up an average of 377 passing yards to Chad Henne, Philip Rivers and Ryan Fitzpatrick. Campbell should get Jacoby Ford back this week and rookie Denarius Moore is on the rise. He's a good start that is widely available on the waiver wire.
It seems like "Sexy Rexy" makes this list every week. He was decent against the Cowboys in Week 3, throwing for 250 yards and TD to Tim Hightower. The Rams have yielded the second-most adjusted points to QBs this year, so I think Grossman is once again a solid start.

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