Week 10: Pickups of the Week
Donnie Avery, who also had himself a 100-yard game on Sunday, suffered a hip injury and could miss more time because of it. Hilton stepped up big in his absence with six catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. He could find himself in the number two role when his team travels to Jacksonville this week. Reggie Wayne continues to be far and away Andrew Luck's favorite player to throw to, but Sunday's air show against Miami proved that the Colts offense can sustain multiple fantasy commodities. It should be noted that Indianapolis doesn't play another top ten fantasy defense this season. All Colts receivers should continue to thrive down the stretch and Hilton will undoubtedly have an important role even after Avery heals up.MyFantasyLeague availability: 51%
Leading up to the bye week Kerley had been a hot waiver pickup. While the buzz may now have cooled, his prospective value hasn't changed. He remains the best weapon the Jets passing game has and he should continue to be the focal point when his team takes to the air. The young receiver faces a stiff challenge this week against the Seahawks, but looks forward to juicier matchups against the Patriots in Week 11 and the Rams in Week 12.MyFantasyLeague availability: 71%
It's a good time to be a healthy part of the Indianapolis passing game. Allen, one of several Colts rookies making waves lately, had been sharing the load with Coby Fleener until the latter was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder after Week 8. With the position all to himself in Week 9, Allen set career highs in targets (seven), catches (six) and yards (75). Fleener has already been declared out for this weekend, meaning Allen should again enjoy a healthy boost in targets. He makes a solid TE2 or bye week replacement.MyFantasyLeague availability: 26%
Myers is Oakland's leading receiver. His catch and yardage totals put him in the top five among the league's tight ends, so it was only his inability to find the end zone that has kept fantasy owners from calling his number. On Sunday he smashed through that barrier with two scores. And if owners think his performance was fluky, consider that the Raiders just lost their first and second-string running backs to ankle sprains. While we've recommended Taiwan Jones as a pickup this week, we don't expect he or Marcel Reese to be primary options in the red zone. Instead, the talented Myers should see a big boost in scoring chances.
Carpenter seems to have put his early season inaccuracy behind him. Lately he's been busy with five field goals and five points after touchdowns over the past two games. He'll have the chance to break through in a big way against Tennessee this Sunday. No team has conceded more soccer tallies than the Titans, who are allowing nearly 11 points per game to opposing kickers. Don't hesitate to pick Carpenter up if you're stuck with a bye week.Injury Status: Injured Reserve