Friday, October 8, 2010

Fantasy Index Magazine "Ask the Expert" Question: Name one lesser-known player who you think will take advantage of an injury to be a fantasy pickup?

Injuries appear to be rampant around the league. Name one lesser-known player who you think will take advantage of an injury to be a solid fantasy performer over the next few weeks.

Ryan Torrain, RB WAS. I picked him up last week in several leagues. Clinton Portis was dinged up going into week 4 and now it looks as if he will not play in week 5 (awaiting MRI results). He has a recent history (last four years) of wearing down or injuries in the last half of the season. Perhaps that trend starts a little earlier this year or the 29 year old has just taken to many bruising hits. I see the Redskins moving on with Torrain and Mike Sellers as a possible goal line vulture. Torrain has his own injury demons to battle, not to mention any RB in a Mike Shanahan system has to be on pins and needles waiting to see if he is the flavor of the week, but he makes for a great waiver pick up for the season. Another pair could be Kareem Huggins and LaGarrette Blount both with TB. Although they will share time with Caddy Williams, I see Huggins supplanting him and Blount becoming the Mike Alstott of the Buccaneers.

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Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips, Fantasy Football Basics and Fantasy Football Almanac 2010, all available at his website,, at all major bookstores, and at He is a 20-year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF), National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).

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