Brandon Lloyd, Broncos –
Consider Lloyd a top tier receiver until further notice. There are still some who think he’s only a flash in the pan, but there is entirely no evidence that this is the case. The Broncos will throw the ball a lot all year and he’s leading a group that will continue to get plenty of work.
Calvin Johnson, Lions –
Things are looking sketchy at best in regards to the shoulder injury Johnson suffered last week, and it is quite likely he’ll miss at least a week, but it could be more. Until we get definitive information about the injury we’ll only drop him a few points, but things are looking worse, not better from all information being sent out.
Terrell Owens, Bengals –
Owens has languished in the mid range here for a few weeks as speculation of just how well he’d perform held out, however, the speculation has been addressed and Owens has shown he’s back at the best of his game. He’s scored in each of the past two games and is being targeted significantly more than Ochocinco. He’s on pace to finish the season as one of the top 20 receivers this year.
Danny Amendola, Rams –
With Mark Clayton lost for the season, Sam Bradford didn’t miss a beat in honing in on Amendola. The receiver corps for the Rams is suspect at best, and Bradford seems to be a quarterback who zones on in one receiver primarily and that would now appear to be Amendola. In PPR leagues especially he now has huge upside.
Percy Harvin, Vikings –
Harvin’s value took a big leap with the signing of Randy Moss. He now gets to enjoy single coverage and will be able to have some big games because of the pressure being off.
Roy Williams, Cowboys –
Williams has quietly continued to impress and has withstood Dez Bryant to be the number two guy after Miles Austin. While Dallas’ offense hasn’t been its usual self so far this year, Williams is producing well enough to help out fantasy owners. His stock rises even more with Bryant banged up a bit.
Louis Murphy, Raiders –
After a surge in weeks two and three, Murphy now has only three catches in two weeks, and the Raiders quarterback situation has gone from bad to probably even worse as a controversy brews. Murphy has potential, but gets a downgrade moving forward.
Mike Thomas, Jaguars –
The Jaguars offense has been frustrating at best, but Thomas has been a big part of it in all but week three. He has no touchdowns, which is frustrating, but he has now begun mixing in a few rushes which makes him a bit of a dual threat. He moves up some and is a nice bye week help in PPR leagues especially.
Kenny Britt, Titans –
Britt finally seems to be having a bit better luck at putting it together on the field and has scored in three straight weeks. The Titan passing game isn’t the greatest out there, but they do pass, and Britt seems to be building a rapport with Vince Young, which bodes well for him moving forward.
Deion Branch/Brandon Tate, Patriots –
With the huge trade of Randy Moss the Patriots signed Branch and will use he and Tate to try to make up for the huge hole that now exists in their offense. While there will probably be a decent amount of shared time, both should see their values increase moving forward, though they’ll still be only mid range options, not studs.
Nate Burleson, Lions –
Burleson got hurt in week one and missed a few weeks, but came back last week and actually had a solid outing. It is obvious from how the Lions have played so far that the receiver opposite Charles Johnson will get a few grabs a game and quite possibly a touchdown. With Johnson likely to miss time for at least a game or two, his value climbs even more in the short term.
Legedu Naanee, Chargers –
Naanee is quickly becoming a hit or miss option, not something most fantasy owners will put up with for very long. He’s the fourth option at best on this offense and his stock is sliding from a fantasy perspective moving forward.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos –
Other than his breakout game in week two, Thomas has been basically an afterthought, which is saying something considering how many passes have been flying in Denver. Now he’s banged up which raises plenty of questions about his durability. He has potential, but his forward value this year isn’t going in the right direction.