Quarterback stand-ins come with questions (cont.)
Danny Amendola, Rams (67 percent): He's probably gone, but obviously Amendola should be your No. 1 waiver target if he happens to be available in your league. He returned from injury against San Francisco and was targeted 12 times, catching 11 passes for 102 yards. He should keep getting that many looks every week.
Cecil Shorts, Jaguars (32 percent): Shorts has scored double-digit fantasy points in three of the four weeks since Jacksonville's bye, and he has double-digit targets in three of those four games as well. He has a tough matchup with the Texans this week, but the Titans and Bills follow.
Danario Alexander, Chargers (4 percent): Alexander was only signed two weeks ago; Sunday he caught five passes for 134 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, on seven targets. He tied with Malcom Floyd for the team-high in targets. This isn't just a one-game wonder: Norv Turner says he likes Alexander, and the previous week he had three catches for 31 yards on four targets.
Scott Chandler, Bills (35 percent): Chandler was absent from the passing game for weeks, but finally had a strong game against the Patriots on Sunday, catching five passes for 65 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. The Bills' next two games, against the Dolphins and Colts, are good matchups for a tight end, especially in PPR leagues. He should get lots of looks.
Dennis Pitta, Ravens (28 percent): He runs more routes than Baltimore's other tight end, Ed Dickson, and this week's opponent, the Steelers, are middle of the pack in defending the position. He caught all five passes thrown his way for 67 yards and a score against the Raiders last week.
Mike Nugent, Bengals (17 percent): He's been productive most weeks this season, and gets to kick against Kansas City and Oakland the next two weeks. He's going to get opportunities the next two weeks if you're in search of a new kicker for the playoff push.
Greg Zuerlein, Rams (37 percent): His numbers have declined in recent weeks, and he missed a potential game-winner against the 49ers (after his winning field goal in overtime was called off due to a delay of game), but the Rams should be in close games the next few weeks with games against the Jets, Cardinals and the 49ers at home. The Rams let him kick, especially from distance, so expect some high-scoring outputs again from the rookie.
Washington Redskins (11 percent): Yes, the Redskins' defense is bad. But they're playing the Eagles this week, and a rookie's likely to start at quarterback. Go ahead, but only if your league doesn't penalize that much for points scored.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (24 percent): A top-10 defense available in most leagues, the Buccaneers should put up fine numbers against Carolina's shaky offense this week. After that, they face Atlanta and Denver, so it should just be a one-week pickup.