Week 10: Pickups of the Week
Well, Anthony Gonzalez got less than a game under his belt before resuming his customary seat on the trainer's table. His season is now officially over. Austin Collie got knocked out on Sunday too, shortening his comeback bid. No word yet on how much time he'll miss, but White will be there to fill in for at least the next game. Colts receivers have more receptions and touchdowns than any other team in the league (besides the Saints, who have an extra game under their belt). There are more than enough balls to go around in Indianapolis and White will get his chance to produce right away.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Miller's season hasn't worked out the way owners had hoped. There's no simple explanation for his lack of production so far. True, he spent the first four weeks working with backup QBs, but, over the last few games, he hasn't renewed the scoring connection he's enjoyed in the past with Ben Roethlisberger behind center. Miller is a red zone-specific weapon and should be used as such. Roethlisberger knows this, trusts him and these two should get back on the same page soon. Miller may look risky, but Antonio Gates owners can certainly afford to take that risk heading into Week 10.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
Scobee has been like clockwork for the Jaguars and hasn't missed an extra point or field goal through the first half of the season. Against the Texans' porous defense, he'll have plenty of chances to add to his already decent totals. If you were relying on the services of Garrett Hartley (bye), Mason Crosby (bye), Sebastian Janikowski (bye), Nate Kaeding (bye), Chris Brown (bye), Stephen Gostkowski (injury) or Jason Hanson (injury), you need someone you can trust.
Josh Scobee fits the bill.
With some of the league's best taking the week off, it's time for our first ever two-kicker column here at Pickups of the Week. We've talked about Tynes before. He's no superstar, but puts up big fantasy numbers because he plays on a high-scoring team. The points could come in bunches this weekend as Tynes and the Giants square off against Dallas again. Tynes recorded 11 kicking points against the Cowboys in Week 7 and things have only gone downhill for the 'boys since then. After giving up 41 points to New York, they got ravaged by the Jaguars (35) and Packers (45). Start Tynes with even more confidence than usual.MyFantasyLeague availability: 100%
The Panthers' offense was shut down by the Buccaneers in Week 2 and they haven't re-opened since. Carolina's offense is now last in the league in total yardage, passing yardage and scoring. They also lead the league in giveaways with 14 fumbles and 11 interceptions. Tampa's defense has been a bit hit or miss this season. They missed last week against Atlanta, but look primed to lay a big seventy-five-thousand-dollar-fine-and-a-one-game-suspension hit on the reeling Carolina Panthers in Week 10.