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RB Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
Last week: 57 RUSH YDS, 2 TDS
Finally a Pittsburgh Steelers running back you can count on scoring touchdowns. The rookie out of Michigan State ran the ball just 16 times but was plenty productive, scoring two touchdowns and also catching four passes for 27 yards, along with the 57 yards he had on the ground. Go get him before it’s too late.
QB Brian Hoyer, Browns
Last week: 269 YDS, 2 TDS
Hoyer has shown in the past two weeks that he is a start-worthy quarterback in any fantasy football league format. At the very least, he is a solid backup to have and a reliable player to put up a decent number of points per week. In his first two games he has started, Hoyer has five touchdown passes and 590 yards. With more games under his belt, the former backup to Tom Brady is showing he can play in this league and win as well, going 2-0 in the games he has started so far in the 2013 season.
WR Keenan Allen, Chargers
Last week: 5 REC, 80 YDS
Allen’s draft status dropped dramatically ever since he had a chip on his shoulder to prove all the doubters wrong. But in Week 4, he showed some great strides, with five catches for 80 yards off of six targets. Rivers seems to be trusting Allen more and more as the learning experience comes along. It doesn’t hurt either that Rivers has been throwing for 400 yards every other game.
TE Garrett Graham, Texans
Last week: 69 YDS, TD
Garrett Who? If you don’t know who Garrett Graham is by now, you’re not alone. But you should. He’s caught three touchdowns in the past four weeks and is slowly becoming Schaub’s favorite red-zone target. To put his role in the Houston offense into perspective, Andre Johnson has zero touchdowns all season with 34 catches and 368 yards. All Graham does is catch touchdowns.
Last week: 6 PTS ALLOWED, 2 TURNOVERS, 2 SACKS
Cleveland’s defense has been impressive all season, but not as impressive as they were in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals, sacking them twice and turning the ball over multiple times (one interception and one fumble recovery). Not to mention they held the Bengals to just 266 total yards on offense, an accomplishment that is noteworthy when playing any team in the NFL, let alone a legitimate playoff contender.
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