Week 4: Pickups of the Week
Were you expecting Santonio Holmes in this spot? Considering the one-time Super Bowl hero caught the go-ahead 69-yard touchdown pass and finished with 154 yards and five receptions against the Bills, Holmes warrants a look. Same goes for Hill, who also topped the century mark thanks to a 51-yard score. When factoring in Hill's 6-foot-4 size, impressive speed and two straight weeks with potent stats, he's at the top of the NYJ-receivers-worth-owning list. The former Georgia Tech star is worth owning as a bye week fill in starting with his Week 4 matchup against the Titans.
At this point, the Raiders' passing game consists of two aspects: deep throws and Terrelle Pryor's legs. Normally that's not enough for QB1 consideration, not even a little. For Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton owners thinking bye week options, for Eli Manning backers taking a step away or for anyone that's watched the Redskins defense through three weeks, it will be. Washington ranks 31st in yards allowed, tied for 30th in touchdown passes. Sure, the inexperienced Pryor isn't game enough to take full advantage of a brutal secondary, but there is enough downfield potential with Rod Streater and Denarius Moore. Factor in his rushing and the home advantage and a healthy Pryor - he was being checked for a concussion late in the loss to Denver - looks poised for a fun fantasy day.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
In his first game back from a torn ACL suffered last season, Heath Miller caught three passes for 35 yards with limited snaps against the Bears. More importantly, the veteran suffered no setbacks and provided his usual blocking help to the ground game. With so many issues for the 0-3 Steelers, having a reliable option available helps all, including his quarterback. Not a weekly starter, but Miller should haul in enough passes from Ben Roethlisberger for occasional use, making a decent TE2 in most formats. Though risky until he receives a full workload, Miller faces a Minnesota defense that has surrendered six touchdowns to tight ends in three games.