Case Keenum (Texans QB) – Keenum lit it up in his first full start for the Texans, as their passing game looks to become a threat with him under center. A clear upgrade from Matt Schaub, Keenum threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns against the Colts on Sunday night. His mobility and arm strength make him a good fantasy plug-in this week if you need him. The Texans host the Cardinals at Reliant Stadium this week, whose defense is in the middle of the pack against the pass.
Rashad Jennings (Raiders RB) – The speculation on Darren McFadden is that he won’t be back any time soon after he pulled the same muscle that he did in week four. Jennings stepped in and ran for 102 yards on just 15 carries, and also caught seven passes for 74 yards. He’ll get plenty of touches against a Giants’ defense that has been struggling all season long, and is a proven commodity in the league, having done good things when Maurice Jones-Drew had been injured when Jennings was with Jacksonville.
Andre Ellington (Cardinals RB) – Ellington broke off an 80-yard touchdown run in the win over the Falcons last week and scored 22 fantasy points. He continues to be a focal point of the Cardinals’ offense. He is still only owned in 64 percent of fantasy leagues. The Texans are middle of the pack against the run.
Golden Tate (Seahawks WR) – Tate is a WR3 that is always a roll of the dice. He was shut down by Darrelle Revis against Tampa Bay last week. This week they face the Falcons, who don’t have a threat at corner and have given up the eighth-most fantasy points to wideouts. What’s more interesting is that whenever Tate has scored under five fantasy points this season, he has rebounded the next week with over 10 points. I expect the latter to be the case this week.
Tim Wright (Buccaneers WR/TE) – Wright is eligible for both the wide receiver and tight end spots, and he’s been getting hot for the Buccaneers and stepping up with Vincent Jackson drawing heavy coverage. He moves well at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, and has scored nine, 10 and 11 fantasy points in three of the last four weeks. His recent boom in production is similar to that of Jordan Reed’s a few weeks ago for the Washington Redskins. He’s not a known fantasy contributor yet, only being owned in 14 percent of leagues. Take advantage.