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Week 8: Pickups of the Week

These players are worth considering adding to your roster if they're available. This week's picks include Brady Quinn, Brandon Weeden, Rashad Jennings, LaRod Stephens-Howling, and Jeremy Kerley.
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With two more scores on Sunday, Moss brought his team-leading total to four. That's four times as many as the next closest Redskins receiver. His target and catch totals have dipped because he doesn't tend to play on non-passing downs anymore. However, he's been a dangerous and effective weapon when the team takes to the air. With rumblings that Pierre Garcon might be held out until after Washington's Week 10 bye, Moss should continue to be a value play.

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Stokley is a low rent option for owners in deep leagues or for those who are hurt by the bye week. Despite limited usage, he has scored in three out of his past four games and has shown just how solid his chemistry with Peyton Manning remains even after a few years apart. Manning was his QB during his lone 1,000-yard season back in 2004. While 10 touchdowns are likely out of reach, Stokley remains a steady producer out of the slot. Following the bye week, his 36-year-old legs should be well rested for this Sunday's tilt against New Orleans – a favored opponent for NFL receivers this year.

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The rookie pass-catcher has been wildly inconsistent in his first pro season but there's plenty of time for him to turn things around. His college and current teammate Andrew Luck adjusted quickly to the NFL game and Fleener should turn the corner soon himself, if he hasn't already. He has the good fortune of being the top TE in a pass-centered offense, last week's slog fest with the Browns notwithstanding. Expect Fleener to jumpstart his season against a Titans franchise that has allowed tight ends to gash them for per game averages of 8 catches, 82 yards and more than a TD.

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We gave Keller some ink in this feature last week and he came through in a big way by posting a 7/93/1 line during an overtime loss to the Patriots. Dennis Pitta, Jermaine Gresham and Scott Chandler owners should consider taking advantage of this upcoming bye week to at least test out a different option at tight end – if not make a more permanent swap. There's an opportunity for Keller, back to full health again, to produce high end TE2 value going forward.

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Plagued by injuries on both sides of the ball, the Steelers haven't looked like their usual competitive selves this season. But one area in which they continue to excel is in the kicking game. Shaun Suisham has kicked for at least seven points in every game so far this season and sits at eighth overall in league scoring average. Better than a bye week fill in, this former Washington Redskin should post solid numbers against his former team this week. There's no reason to believe he won't remain a reliable producer throughout the rest of the season.

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Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings