Week 10: Start 'Em
While Mason will never be mistaken for a big play receiver, he will be remembered for his sure hands and the ability to make the key catches in the game. He had less then 4 catches just once this season and after having his worst game in 2 years (1 catch for 3 yards), he bounced back for his best game of the season (9 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown). As a rookie QB, Joe Flacco looks at Derrick Mason as his security blanket and whenever he needs to make a first down he looks for his veteran receiver. Mason makes a very good WR3 or flex start this week against the Texans.
Part of the major disappointment with the Browns' offense has been the play (or should I say lack of play) of tight end Kellen Winslow. After setting career highs in yards and touchdowns last year, there was a lot expected of Winslow; like everyone else, he has been a disappointment. Winslow looked ok to start the season with 12 catches for 102 yards and 1 touchdown over the team's first 2 games, but over the Browns' next 6 games he missed one due to injury, another due to suspension and in the 4 games he has played he only caught 14 balls for a total of 149 yards and zero touchdowns. That's the bad news; the good news is that Winslow finally looked healthy last week, catching 5 balls for 64 yards (the most yards he has gone for this season). With a new QB and facing a team with a poor defense in the Broncos, make sure to have Winslow in your lineup. Look for at least 5 catches for 65 yards and his second touchdown of the season.