Tyreek Hill Is Proving To Be Valuable In Real and Fantasy Football
As a result of Jeremy Maclin’s injury Tyreek Hill became Alex Smith’s go to receiver against the Carolina Panthers in week 1o. Even though Maclin may return next week, it does not mean Hill will not remained involved. Generally speaking Alex Smith under center usually can’t support many receiving threats for fantasy consideration. Although this may be true historically, Andy Reid is one of the top coaches in the NFL and I believe he finds ways to get the ball into the hands of his best players. For this reason Tyreek Hill gets fed. Don’t expect elite numbers but the big plays will be there. As always, all of the players mentioned in the waiver column are available in over 50% of yahoo leagues. For more information and interaction, visit the forums page and our twitter.
Tyreek Hill (16%) Kansas City Cheifs
Mentioned a couple weeks ago as a deep add, Tyreek Hill now is much more appealing. In fact his 10 receptions in week 10 are far more than Jeremy Maclin has gotten in any game this season. The most catches Maclin has had this season is 6 which came in a ridiculous 15 target game. In contrast, Hill’s catches came efficiently, grabbing 10 of 13 for 89 yards. However I’m not proposing that Tyreek Hill is a better player than Maclin, but sometimes when a team isn’t expecting it, a player can have good value. In addition to the targets and receptions, Hill gets some rushing attempts through reverses averaging about 10 yards per rush over the last 4 weeks. He’s also sooooo fast.
Pierre Garçon (15%) Washington Redskins
Similarly to Tyreek Hill, some of Pierre Garçon’s week 10 success had to do with injury. DeSean Jackson missed the game and Garçon filled the gap catching 6 of 10 targets for 81 yards. Seeing that Jackson will most likely miss next week as well, Pierre Garçon should have another decent week against a struggling Green Bay Packers secondary. An interesting stat from the Redskins. There are four players on the team that have between 55 and 58 receptions on the year. DeSean Jackson, Jamison Crowder, Jordan Reed, and Pierre Garçon. Kirk Cousins’ passing attack is almost perfectly balanced between his wide receivers (Jordan Reed is a tight end and missed several weeks). Consider Garçon a decent plug and play for week 11.
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Quinton Patton (0%) San Fransisco 49ers
Just humor me here for a second. Quinton Patton was a deep sleeper for me in the preseason and I’ve been waiting for any excuse to slip him in here. In the hope that the 49ers wold have some sort of resemblance of a functional offense I thought maybe Patton could be a sneaky good player. I was mostly wrong. The last 2 weeks he has had team high 18 targets. Two weeks ago he broke out for 6 catches for 106 yards. In week 10 he only brought in 3 catches for 52 yards but still led the team in targets. I’m only recommending this for 14-16 team leagues but he might start seeing more work as the season goes on.