PPR scoring, 15 rec yds = 1 pt. I've had enough of Bowe, it's just too painful to watch anymore. Can't trade him, so I'm dropping him for another WR. Available on the waiver wire are the following:
S Johnson, BUF - 4 td's with Fitzpatrick at QB K Britt, TEN - VY's preferred red zone target with Gage hurt L Murphy, OAK - better with Gradkowski at QB, but serviceable either way D Branch, NE - will the trade make him valuable again? B Gibson, STL - Rams will still throw 35-40 times a game, someone has to get those targets
Current WR's are White, Austin, Floyd and Tate. Crabtree is out there, but after last week's nice game I'm not likely to get him based on waiver position. I'm strictly looking for a bye week fill in and whatever upside I can find in case of injury. Help me decide? WHIR, thanks!
is bowe, at the very least, startable this week against HOU? I'm in a non-PPR league and I'm decimated by injuries and bye weeks. I can try to drop Bowe for Amendola or maybe Bess, but I'm thinking of standing pat.
Fwiw, I wound up with Britt when I dropped Bowe, no complaints. As for starting Bowe against Houston? The QB's that Houston's seen so far are: Peyton, McNabb, Romo, Gradkowski, and Eli. Except for Gradkowski, who is better than people give him credit for, those are all mid-to-upper tier QB's. Bowe's drops are horrible and come at the worst times, but what holds him back more than anything is Cassel. The guy can't make the throws that match the routes Bowe is effective with (the deep ball, the 10-12 yard out), and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Cassel gets picked off once or twice this week trying to get the ball to him on those routes - he just doesn't deliver the ball fast enough. I don't consider Bowe startable against anybody because of his run-first team and his very below-average QB. What ticks me off more than anything else is that I knew all this going into my draft, and took him in the 4th round anyway. The list of WR's I passed up at that spot is depressing.
Hoping you have another option to go with, but good luck either way!