Three for Thursday

For todays session I have three waiver wire players I really like moving forward – remember, I’m all about the elite possibilities, these guys are low risk high reward players, and there’s no other way to play fantasy football…

Ryan Torain: I don’t know if I can be more clear, this is the guy in Denver. I’d rather have him than any back in Bronco-land, even incumbent starter Selvin Young. Take into consideration the fact that Young gets about 10 carries a game as the starter, and you can see that Splinter isn’t inclined to give him the rock enough times to make him worth your while. Torain is a beast and I would be surprised if he doesn’t lead the Broncos in carries this season – yes, that means you’re looking at a possible Ryan Grant situation from yesteryear and that means big things. If he’s available get him – this is the last time I recommend the big Arizona back.

Donnie Avery: Because why not, that’s why. If you are looking for a receiving prospect that could have some huge games, than look no further than the speedy Ram opposite Torry Holt. Holt gets plenty of double teams and Avery is too fast to ignore. When you add the fact that St. Louis will be playing from behind plenty, there’s not reason to ignore this receiver. He’s a rookie, so production won’t be consistent, but a bye week flier on him might be beneficial.

Steve Smith: I know Dominek Hixon has been getting a lot of hype out of New York, but I think Smith will be the second best Giant receiving threat. He’s not a low risk high reward player, but in a PPR league he’s going to be very consistent. He catches about 80% of the balls thrown his way which is ridiculous. Eli has always shown an intelligent sense in who to get the ball to and this kid catches everything. He doesn’t get a ton of attention from defenses and while he won’t catch a lot of touchdowns, he’s going to score points all year long. If you need a 4th or 5th receiver, this USC product is a nice option.

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