Week 9: Bargain Hunter
Justin Blackmon put together a solid first half last week, but faded in the second half, finishing with a career-high 67 yards on four catches. If he can put it together for an entire game, Blackmon has the potential to be a bargain for salary cap owners at $4.76 in Yahoo! Salary Cap leagues. The Jaguars are most likely going to be trailing against the Lions in Week 9 and will be forced to throw, which could give Blackmon more opportunites to put up solid numbers. It feels like it is only a matter of time before Blackmon breaks out, mostly because he has been getting the targets (team-high 48 this season), and this could be the week.
The key to winning in fantasy football is exploiting favorable matchups and there is no better sleeper this weekend than Kevin Walter going up against the Buffalo Bills, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers and are ranked 22nd against the pass this season. Walter is a streaky player, no doubt, but coming off a four catch for 74 yards and touchdown performance and a bye week, Walter is poised to exploit an easy matchup against the Bills and is a cheap option for salary cap owners this weekend, valued at $7.38 in Yahoo! Salary Cap leagues.