This week, I found myself adding Dustin Keller in a handful of leagues. I'm even starting him in a couple spots this week! Don't let him go unnoticed in your league - he's available in over half of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues.
Moss growing more valuable
Most folks probably forgot about him completely after he was sidelined in Weeks 2 through 5 with a hamstring ailment. In the two contests he appeared in before Week 7, he had only two combined targets for two catches and 13 yards.
Last week against the Pats, Mark Sanchez targeted his tight end seven times for seven receptions, 93 yards and a touchdown. I know, Sanchez isn't the most reliable QB out there, but he has a soft spot for Keller, and most importantly, he's healthy.
Keller and the Jets face a favorable matchup in the Miami Dolphins this week. Although the Dolphins haven't allowed a tight end to score on them yet this season, they are allowing 71.0 receiving yards per game to the position, which is third most in the league.
Keller could be a nice second-half weapon at the position, and he'll fill in nicely if you're dealing with the sudden uncertainties surrounding Vernon Davis and Kyle Rudolph. The emergence of Jeremy Kerley and the return of Stephen Hill in New York can only help Keller's prospects of making an impact for Gang Green in the passing game.
Pierre Garcon will likely miss the rest of the year with a torn tendon in his toe. Santana Moss has been targeted no less than four times in each of the last four weeks. He made the most of his three catches (four targets) last week, putting up 67 yards and two touchdowns. That'll go a long way in earning more looks in coming weeks.
With Fred Davis (torn Achilles') also out for the season, expect Moss to be more involved in the passing game moving forward. This could come as early as Week 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Leonard Hankerson, Aldrick Robinson and Joshua Morgan will also be utilized, but Moss' leadership and experience make him invaluable to Robert Griffin III.
About Keith Hernandez
Keith, an editor with KFFL, joined the team as a Hot off the Wire analyst in 2008 and has been playing fantasy sports since 2005. He is involved in MLB, NFL and NASCAR content. He graduated from the University of California-San Diego in 2005 with a B.A. in Communications and was a four-year starter as a member of the baseball program.
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