Andre Ellington (RB – Ari): For the second week in a row, I’m recommending Ellington. Though somewhat speculative, the rookie has shown considerably more explosiveness than the aging Mendenhall (who is also nursing a toe injury), and the Cardinals seem determined to get him involved in the offense. Ellington played four more snaps than Mendenhall this past week, and having already displayed his pass-catching abilities, there is a real chance he becomes a feature back.
Donnie Avery (WR – KC): In a surprisingly thin year for wide receivers, Avery could be a very solid pickup. To date, he is having a better season than Dwayne Bowe, and he should continue to garner tons of intermediate looks with YAC potential with the ever-efficient Alex Smith at the helm.
Marlon Brown (WR – Bal): Don’t be thrown by Brown’s mediocre stat line against the Texans. Flacco continues to trust Brown, and is lacking in short-mid range weapons. Emerging as a prime red-zone target, Brown should be in for a nice ride over the next several weeks; facing the Bills, Dolphins, and Packers weak secondaries.
Coby Fleener (TE – Ind): If Fleener is unowned, grab him now. With Dwayne Allen injured and no longer poaching snaps, there is a very solid chance for the former Stanford-standout to emerge alongside his similarly Cardinal QB.
Kansas City (Defense): This defensive unit produced the most probowlers out of any team in the league last year, yet went largely unnoticed due to the horrendous 2-win ceiling of Matt Cassel. Make no mistake, they are scorching hot right now, and the only seemingly dangerous opponent on the horizon until their week 10 bye is Houston.