Week 4 fantasy Risers/Sliders (cont.)
Santonio Holmes, Jets: A major part of New York's calamity against the Niners, Holmes hurt his foot on a play in which he fumbled and the ball was returned by San Francisco's Carlos Rodgers for a score. Cnce Tim Tebow takes over as quarterback, which at this point seems inevitable, Holmes may regain some marginal value, but most owners are looking for more, especially from someone designated as his team's No .1 receiver.
Armon Binns, Bengals: Such is the life of an undrafted rookie in the NFL. One week after looking spectacular against the Redskins in Washington, Binns was held without a catch on five targets against the Jaguars. He's better left to fluctuate on the waiver wire.
Laurent Robinson, Jaguars: Quickly reacquiring the journeyman status he seemingly shed in Dallas last season, Robinson has totaled nine catches for 134 yards through four games and is no longer worth even a speculative roster spot.
Scott Chandler, Bills: Chandler is one of the three tight ends (along with Vernon Davis and Heath Miller) to have caught four touchdowns this season. While he's never going to approach the likes of the tight end elite, with the way Ryan Fitzpatrick looks to him in the red zone he's someone to have around as a second tight end, whether you use him regularly or as a bye week or injury replacement.
Fred Davis, Redskins: After a slow start to the season, Davis has really picked up the last two weeks, clicking with Robert Griffin III on 11 passes for 160 yards and six first downs. He was dropped in many leagues, and if he's still floating out there, he's recommended as a potential top-12 scoring tight end the rest of the season.
Greg Olsen, Panthers: The former Bear is averaging five catches, 64 yards and 12.8 yards per catch, all career highs. It would be nice to see him score more touchdowns (just one so far) but that can be said about every Panther not named Cam Newton.
Antonio Gates, Chargers: Much like the precipitous fall off of Dallas Clark last season, Gates is rapidly vanishing from the ranks of the usable fantasy tight ends. He is coming off of his best game of the season, and by best we mean three catches for 59 yards. Perhaps you can find someone who'll trade for his name because the player you'll be giving up is just a shell of his former self.
Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins: Tannehill threw for 431 yards against the Cardinals in a tough loss Sunday. Miami hadn't seen someone throw for that many yards since Dan Marino, but amazingly that performance, coupled with one touchdown and two interceptions, was good for just 16th place for fantasy quarterback points for the week. Miami will continue to improve in the passing game, and by the end of the season Tannehill might be someone you can rely on in a pinch. Until then, he's someone to just keep tabs on, which is a vast improvement over just a few weeks ago.
Tim Tebow, Jets: There it is. By default the Jets will be looking for a change soon at quarterback, no matter how many votes of confidence Mark Sanchez gets from Rex Ryan. Here's your chance to pluck him from the waiver wire if you're desperate at quarterback.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks: Plain and simple, this is Marshawn Lynch's team and the passing game takes a back seat. Still, many owners thought it would be slick to carry the rookie Wilson as their backup in hoping to catch lightning in a bottle. But we're four weeks into the season and roster spots are becoming a premium as we head in to the thick of bye weeks, so you can't afford to carry a passer whose career single-game high in passing yardage is 160 and who has a 4-to-4 (really 3-to-5) TD-to-INT ratio.
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