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NFL Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Additions

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After another week of uncertainty on your roster after another tight loss, it’s time to hit the waiver wire and make some additions. It’s obvious that you’re adding Peyton Hillis or Aaron Hernandez if you haven’t already, and you probably dropped Brett Favre and are looking for a flex play option as well as a new backup quarterback. Let’s take a look at some solid options for the upcoming week as well as the foreseeable future.

Marshawn Lynch - While Lynch is arguably on the worst offense in football as well as the oddest running back situation in the league, he seems to be the lead back for the Bills. Lynch has 30 carries in the last two games while averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Many believe that Buffalo is showcasing Lynch to move him, while I don’t believe that, he is producing on the field and earning his carries for the Bills. Fred Jackson seems to be the odd man out, with C.J. Spiller getting third down carries. Lynch has a tough matchup this week vs. the stout Jets defense, but if you have room on your roster, stashing Lynch is recommend for his matchup against the Jaguars in week five.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis Last week I was extremely high on Fred Taylor vs. the Bills, but it was the ‘’Lawfirm’’ who got the majority of the carries in a week three victory over Buffalo. Green-Ellis ran for 98 yards on 16 carries while scoring a touchdown in a dominant second half performance. Taylor’s status for the Monday night game against the Dolphins is up in the air, so Green Ellis should be the feature back. Green-Ellis makes for a nice flex play this week with or without Taylor in the lineup because of his ability to score in the red zone.

Sam BradfordWith Tony Romo on a bye, Bradford makes for a solid bye week option going against the Seahawks. Bradford won’t throw for 300 yards, but with back to back weeks of double digit fantasy points he is worth taking a flier on. Seattle has the 30th ranked pass defense and has proven over the last couple of seasons to be a different team away from Qwest Field. In keeper leagues Bradford is already on your roster, but playing in the horrible NFC West Bradford is a solid backup going forward.

Bruce GradkowskiIn my Bold Predictions column before the season, I said the Gradkowski would be the starter for the Raiders around mid-season. Though earlier than expected, Gradkowski is the Oakland starter with a favorable matchup against the Texans defense which has given up 381 passing yards per game. With Louis Murphy and Zach Miller emerging as legitimate receiving threats, Gradkowski should go for 250 yards and two touchdowns in what will likely be a shootout.

Tony MoeakiWho would have thought that Brent Celek, Vernon Davis and Jason Witten would all be having worst fantasy seasons then Moeaki? The rookie has been Matt Cassel’s favorite target in the passing game and it shows with 12 catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns through three games. Moeaki has a bye week, but for owners who are in tight end conundrums, Moeaki deserves a spot on your roster. With bye weeks starting, Moeaki is more than a fill in; but possibly you’re starting tight end for the rest of 2010.