FF Pickups Week 2


Week 1 is in the books, as I pointed out in my last post, there are things we know and things we don’t.  As I also discussed in my Fantasy Draft Tips and Tricks,  in order to win your league, you have to be a waiver-wire hawk and not be afraid to make changes to the team you drafted.  Here are the top pick ups of the week, followed by another great chili recipe that is much different than the one I provided before.


Pick ups of the week: (By position)



Alfred Morris, WAS

Like I said before, Shanahan has declared him the #1 back in our nation’s capital.  That doesn’t mean much coming from him, but if for some reason he is available, you have to grab him.


Dexter McCluster, KC

He didn’t carry the ball once, but on Sunday he had 10 targets and finished with 6 rec. for 82. He has duel eligibility in Y! leagues, making him a great bench player if you have the roster spot.


Jonathan Dwyer, PIT

He looks like the best back in Steeltown right now.  Redman is dealing with an ankle and will be all year.  When Mendy comes back, I am not sure that he can supplant Jonathan if he continues to rush well. Add him if you can’t get one of the above and need RB depth.



Brandon LaFell, CAR

He is not the #1 target for Cam, but he will get many looks all year.  He was the sleeper everyone was talking about and deserves to be on your team.


Stephen Hill, NYJ

Hill, is tall and fast and looked great in his regular season debut. 89 yards and 2 scores? Nice.  He is someone to take a flier on for your bench & possibly more.


Alshon Jeffery, CHI

The big-bodied, sure-handed receiver needs to be on your team.  He will have up and down weeks, but with a favorable schedule, he could be a great fill-in and match up guy.


Danny Amendola, STL

He is a PPR machine, a poor man’s Welker.  You can count on around 6 catches for about 70 yards each week and maybe a score.  That will get you over 10 points and you could do worse for your FLEX position.



Carson Palmer, OAK

He threw 46 passes last night completing 32 for 297, a TD and no picks.  Not too bad for a #2 or even a #1. I trust him more than Luck right now.



Coby Fleener, IND

He should also be on your roster.  As I mentioned in my post TE’s to Target, he could be a nice #2 for you and bye week fill in.  He caught 6 for 82 in his rookie debut.



Nate Kaeding, SD

If he is available, snatch him up. All he did last night was hit 5 FGs from 23, 28, 19, 41 & 45.  There is no need to carry 2 PKs, but he should be your guy.


Players to Drop:


In order to pick up one of the players above you have to drop someone.  It is a hard decision to make, but one that you will have to make to improve your team.  Don’t be that manager that drops a player like Chris Johnson because of 1 bad game.  Here are the players I think you can drop in no particular order.


Roy Helu, WAS

Randy Moss, SF

Isaac Redman, PIT

Ben Tate, HOU

Felix Jones, DAL

LeGarrette Blount, TB

Mark Ingram, NO

Robert Meachem, SD

Ronnie Brown, SD




Goog’s Chili

This recipe is much different than the first one I posted.  It has a combination of ground chuck, diced sirloin steak, and chorizo.  You can use either dried chorizo or ground fresh, just remember, if you use the dried it will be a spicer chili



3 TBSP Olive Oil
1/2 Pound
1 Pound sirloin steak
2 C Chorizo (you can even use dryed )
if  fresh: casings remove and cut into small cubes
1 Large onion
1/4 cup Chili power
1 Clove of minced garlic
2 1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp dried basil
2 cans 14 1/2 oz each peeled whole tomatoes
2 cans 14 to 16 oz of beef broth
1/2 cup Cilantro
1 Cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
1 or 2 jalapenos to taste ( cut lengthwise )
Salt and pepper to tase

1. Add oil in big pot, medium heat

2. Add ground beef onion and chorizo. brown and remove

3. Add sirloin steak, brown then return ground beef, chorizo and onion.

4. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for 2 hours.

5. Stir and break tomatoes occasionally.






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