Week 15: Bargain Hunter
Consider using these players in weekly salary cap leagues. This week's picks include Chad Henne, Vick Ballard, Joique Bell, DuJuan Harris, and Miles Austin.
Jermichael Finley has been a massive dissapointment, scoring just two touchdowns so far this season, but he has a catch in every game this year and has a favorable matchup this weekend against the Chicago Bears (have allowed the third-most receptions to opposing tight ends this season -- 71). Finley has at least been somewhat productive enough in the last couple weeks that fantasy owners should consider using him.
Not a ringing endorsement for Finley here, but due to a couple of key injuries at the tight end position to players like Rob Gronkowski, Brent Celek, Jared Cook and Brandon Pettigrew, fantasy owners may have to look elsewhere. Finley is the 25th most expensive option at the position in Yahoo! Salar Cap leagues -- priced at $6.69, which makes him a solid bargain with upside this weekend.
Injury Status: Injured Reserve
Clay Harbor emerged from the depths of the vast tight end wasteland to record six catches for 52 yards and a touchdown last weekend filling in for an injured Brent Celek, who left the game with a concussion on the Eagles' first offensive series. With Celek already ruled out, Harbor will be the Eagles' starting tight end on Thursday night against the Cincinnatti Bengals (have given up the 11th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this season).
Harbor is an extremely cheap, bargain-priced option at the tight end position in Yahoo! Salary Cap leagues, valued at just $5.95. He is worth a shot on Thursday night for those in need of a replacement option due to injuries and inconsistency at the position.
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George Bissell has been a fantasy football and baseball analyst for FFToolbox since 2007. He took over as FFToolbox.com's senior fantasy baseball analyst in 2013.
As the site's senior fantasy baseball analyst, he is responsible for planning and producing all fantasy baseball related content. He writes the Starting Pitcher Daily Notes, which rank the days starting pitchers and provide insight on the days pitching matchups.
He also writes the Long Relief column, which looks at bullpens around the league every Friday, an Injury Report every Sunday and a Wavier Wire/Stock Watch column which comes out on Monday's during the baseball season.
Each week during the fantasy football season he writes the Bargain Hunter column for the site. From 2007-2011, George wrote the Player Upgrades column for FFToolbox.com.
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