Last year, that dynamic duo caught fire in Week 10 and took their shocked and grateful owners on a ride that, in many cases, didn’t stop until they were lifting cheesy trophies over their heads. One of my 2015 opponents had both Wilson and Baldwin on his team, and the rest of us never had a chance.
Right on cue, in Week 10, they were at it again. In Foxborough, no less.
On a weekend when Zeke Elliott raced to the front of the MVP chase, the Denver special teams stuck a dagger in the Saints’ fleur-de-lis and the Dolphins secondary picked off Philip Rivers four times, all I can see is Baldwin reeling in his third touchdown reception and my fantasy life flashing before my eyes.
Say it ain’t so!
WAIVER WIRE PICKS AND PANS
To win a fantasy championship, it helps to start with a great draft. But filling in your roster throughout the season with the right free agents is also important. Here's a look at players worth considering, and others who would look better in someone else's lineup.
Catch ‘em while you can
Dion Lewis, RB, Patriots. Lewis was activated off the PUP list over the weekend, but was inactive on Sunday night. But he will almost certainly make his 2016 debut in Week 11, signaling the end to James White’s initially promising – but lately fizzling – role in the Patriots’ passing game. Lewis is a dynamic playmaker who can pay huge dividends down the stretch run.
Rob Kelley, RB, Redskins. Matt Jones had his chance at the starting gig, but he blew it. Now it’s Kelley’s turn, and after his 97-rushing-yard outing against the Vikings, the job appears to be his for the foreseeable future. Kelley is a strong, explosive runner who should produce consistent, if not spectacular, results on a steady basis. He’ll be a solid flex play in favorable matchups.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seahawks. I told you to grab him last week, but he’s still available in more than half of all leagues. With Christine Michael essentially kaput, and C.J. Prosise settling in as the change-of-pace back, Rawls should step right back into his workhorse role this weekend.
Cameron Brate, TE, Buccaneers. With a scoring reception in his third consecutive game, it’s time to give Brate his due. He has become a favorite red zone target of Jameis Winston, and somebody other than Mike Evans has to catch balls in Tampa Bay. Brate can help tight end-challenged fantasy squads.
Don’t be fooled
Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs. The rookie was targeted a whopping 13 times on Sunday, reeling in 10 of those passes for 89 yards. The high volume was a byproduct of the Chiefs playing from behind coupled with Jeremy Maclin’s absence. While Hill has also notched four TD receptions to date, his role in Kansas City’s run-first offense is likely to produce far more busts than booms moving forward.
Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals. After entering the season full of promise, Floyd has been “dis-owned” in more than half of all fantasy leagues. That’s partly because Arizona’s passing attack has struggled, but also due to his own drops and injury issues. Sunday’s nice bounce-back performance is likely more of an aberration than a portent of things to come. Not only did Floyd suffer a stinger at the end of the game, but the Cardinals’ receiving corps is more crowded than ever.
Ladd Biro is a two-time winner and four-time finalist of the Football Writer of the Year Award by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Follow all his advice daily at the Fantasy Fools blog (fantasy-fools.blogspot.com), on Facebook and via Twitter (@ladd_biro).