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Week 4 Players to Add

In the ever changing world of Fantasy football, it is vital to know what is happening around the NFL and what effect that has on its players.   For example, 4 years ago, many people thought Tashard Choice was a valuable fantasy sleeper and could challenge for carries in Dallas.  Well, that never happened, however, now Choice is a incredibly value fantasy addition with C.J. Spiller going down.  Can the same be said for Daniel Thomas?

Week 4 players to add:

Jerome Simpson:  Back from a three game suspension for violating the NFL drug policy, Simpson will step in right away as the number two receiver in Minnesota.  Simpson is the perfect counterpart to the Vikings #1, Percy Harvin.  As Christian Ponder continues to develop, Simpson and he should be able to connect on a few down field strikes a game.  Pick him up now and stash him away, in two weeks you’ll have a diamond (thanks Ferris for allowing the butchered quote).

Armon Binns:  Binns has shown solid hands, above average route running and has the faith of Andy Dalton.  He has solidified himself as the number 2 man in Cincinnati and that should continue.  As long as the Bengals are airing out the ball, expect Binns to stay on his 10 – 12 point per week performances.

Post Week 3 Drop List

Despite some major production value late in games this past week, none of the players below should be taking up roster spots in standard 10 team leagues.  One or two of them may still be worth holding on to in deeper leagues, but below is a pretty safe bet on who you won’t be playing the rest of the seasonDrop these guys quickly and get in on the waiver wire to pick up some other Fantasy Football relevant talent.

Time to go….

Marcedes Lewis:  He played for a paycheck.  He got his paycheck.  Now he looks like the TE version of Albert Haynesworth.  Next.

Issac Redman:  You can get one more play out of him if you must, but it won’t be a great one.  There is no question that he will wind up as the #3 back behind Rashaard Mendenhall and Johnathan Dwyer when healthy.  Which may not be this week, but soon.

Early Injury Reports From Around the League

 We’ve got our first round of injury news coming out of Week 1 of the NFL season.  Very few fantasy football viable players are among those under concern.   The list is headlined by Greg Jennings of the  Green Bay Packers.  Jennings is suffering from a groin injury suffered against San Francisco and his availability to play on Thursday against the Bears is in question.

PLAYER TEAM Injury Report
Fred Jackson BUF Knee All accounts have Fred Jackson sitting out at least 3 weeks (Jackson has said he’ll be back in 4 weeks).  C.J. Spiller is the back up.  Moving up to the number 2 back with be former Cowboy running back Tashard Choice (may want to keep an eye on him)

Players to Drop back to Free Agency

With so many Fantasy Football players losing their minds after one week, many will be considering adding free agents.  To do so means you must cut players on your team.  Here is our list of 11 players that can safely be cut to add a new stud player from the NFL pool of Free Agents.

PLAYER TEAM Report
Rashad Jennings JAX Jennings was limited in his duties week one because of an injury, oh yeah, and Maurice Jones-Drew is back and shows no affects from his hold out.  Let the man go.
Kendall Wright TEN Wright looked a bit out of sorts early in the Patriots game, but began picking up Regular Season speed over the course of the game.  I’m not sure I would release Wright just yet.  I can see him on the Add list in 2 or 3 weeks

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans Recap

Rookie quarterbacks in abundance on Sunday for the opening week of the NFL season.  In Houston it was, Ryan Tannehill stepping into the fire, and man did he get burned.  Tannehill was sacked three times, and pressured 4 more, and while avoiding the stress of a dynamic Texans defense managed to throw three picks in the game.  The rest of Miami’s offensive squad was just that, offensive.  Daniel Thomas, Reggie Bush and Tannehill all fumbled balls (only 1 was lost), the receivers could not make a play down field despite a respectable 11 yards per completion.  The defensive side looked strong.  Miami’s run defense held Houston to just 2.4 yards per carry, although Arian Foster was able to punch it in, twice.

On the Texans side of the field this was a great warm up game.  There was never a point where Houston was in fear of losing the game and the play calling showed it.  Matt Shaub was able to find Andre Johnson for a 14 yard touchdown late in the second half to give Houston a 24 – 3 lead.  Once AJ put the ball in the end zone the mood of the offensive play calling changed dramaticly.  In the second half Houston played a solid clock controling strategy and great team defense.  Its important to remember that this was only Miami, and they are going through a lot of changes at the moment, but Houston seems to have all the tools to put something great together.