Fourth and 26: Arrowhead Arsenal
Last week we hit on Rashad Jennings, who scored a 28-yard TD on his first touch of the Jacksonville-Kansas City game, and Josh Freeman, who had a debut better than anyone could have anticipated. This week I'm going back to the well to again choose a player from that Jaguars-Chiefs game, as well as one of his teammates. I also have a player likely unowned in all your leagues that could have value in the next couple weeks.
Kolby Smith, RB, Chiefs. I've been suggesting him in several articles, thinking that he may be in for just as many carries as Jamaal Charles, if not more. In last week's game, Smith received six carries to Charles's nine. This week, the Chiefs should have more of an opportunity to run, and Smith could very well have double-digit touches. Against a terrible Raiders rush defense, that's promising for deep league owners needing a fill-in.
Lance Long, WR, Chiefs. You may have missed it unless you were riveted by the Jaguars-Chiefs 24-21 barn-burner last week, but Lance Long had a nice little coming out party. He was targeted by quarterback Matt Cassel 11 times, catching eight balls for 74 yards. Chris Chambers may have stole the show, but I'm much more excited about Long, who has drawn Wes Welker comparisons from Cassel, moving forward. I snatched him up in a dynasty league, and I'd suggest you do as well.
Justin Forsett, RB, Seahawks. The Reggie Bush of the Pacific Northwest, Forsett caught five balls for 45 yards in last weeks game (and that wasn't even his best receiving performance of the season). With Edgerrin James out of town, Forsett should see plenty of playing time moving forward, and may be of use in deep leagues if the Seahawks give him an extended look once they've been eliminated from playoff contention.
Greg Camarillo, WR, Dolphins. The Dolphins have rotated four receivers throughout the year, and right now the dial is turned toward Camarillo and Davone Bess. Camarillo had his second five-catch game of the last three weeks in Week 9, and he could do just as well this week, as the Buccaneers gear up to stop the wildcat formation. After his season-high 71-yard performance a week ago, things are looking up for this Dolphin.
Ahman Green, RB, Packers. Only a play for the deep-league desperate, Green has moved into the No. 2 role for the Packers, a team that used him as a feature back for most of the decade. Last week that role translated into 45 yards on six carries and 10 yards on one reception against the Buccaneers. The Packers should mix in frequent run plays to hopefully slow up the Cowboys rush, and Green should see another 7-10 touches here. Possible touchdown vulture?
Brandon Gibson, WR, Rams. Here's your super-sleeper of the week. Gibson was acquired by St. Louis in the trade that sent Will Witherspoon to Philadelphia, and the team has reportedly been looking to get Gibson on the field, even lining him up with the first-team in practice. There's obviously opportunity for any talented receiver to step up in such a murky WR situation, and dynasty league owners may want to pick him up now, just in case. Better to be too early than too late.