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Here’s a look at which free agents you may want to pick up before Week 13 begins on Thursday:
QB Brandon Weeden, Browns
Last week: 209 YDS, TD, 2 Turnovers
Weeden has been struggling all year to get on the field. With that being said, he will face one of the worst defenses in the league statistically in the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. Jacksonville’s rush defense ranks 29th (133.5 YPG allowed) and 18th in passing yards against (242 YPG allowed). With Josh Gordon going off like he has the past two weeks, (19 REC, 362 YDS, 2 TDS), start Weeden.
Last week: 4 Turnovers, 5 sacks, TD
Pittsburgh has forced seven turnovers in the past two weeks alone, as well as 13 sacks in their last four games combined. This week they will be facing a 5-6 Baltimore Ravens team that is fighting to stay in the division/playoff race. With Pittsburgh also at 5-6, the loser of this game could very well mean its season is over.
WR Tiquan Underwood, Buccaneers
Last week: 3 REC, 108 yards, 2 TDS
Underwood has proven he has plenty of upside with his breakaway speed. That was clearly shown last Sunday, when he averaged 36 yards per catch, notched two touchdowns and 108 yards receiving, including an 85-yard touchdown from Mike Glennon. If you’re ever going to start him and are that desperate, do it while you still can.
RB Brandon Bolden, Patriots
Last week: 58 YDS, TD
Bolden had 69 total yards vs. Denver in week 12. A significant part of Bolden’s recent success is that starting running back Stevan Ridley’s fumbling problems are putting him on the bench and Bolden in the game. He has shown he can carry the load when given the opportunity. Belichick doesn’t tolerate much of anything, especially fumbling.
WR Jacoby Jones, Ravens
Last week: 4 REC, 103 YDS, TD
There’s no doubt that Jacoby Jones gives the Ravens that X-factor whenever he is in the game. Being one of the most explosive players in the league at times (he had a 66-yard touchdown reception last week against the Jets), he’s definitely worthy of a start at WR if you need a fill-in during a starter’s bye week or if he is injured.
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