As many of you McNabb owners run to the waiver wire to look at quarterback options, you need to know that there is more to this benching than just poor play.
McNabb has had hamstring issues for the better part of the season. This injury has kept him from maintaining peak performance and the Redskins say that McNabb isn't cardiovascularly there right now. The team says that they are not unhappy with is work ethic, but being a bit out of shape is leading to his poor play in the field.
The Redskins aren't going to bench McNabb permanently as they still consider him a franchise quarterback. And there is no way they want to run full-time with Grossman at the helm. Look at this as a way for Mike Shanahan to light a fire under McNabb's back side.
Washington heads into a bye week and I fully expect McNabb to be under center for Week 10 against Philadelphia. McNabb may not be a viable starting fantasy quarterback, but he shouldn't be waived at this point. Stash | Current Ownership – 82 percent
Randy Moss, WR, Waivers – Whether or not you buy into the how and why Moss self destructed in Minnesota and was sent packing from a second NFL team in less than a month, his skills as a receiver have never been suspect. Yes, he had just one reception in Week 8, and he's surely not the force he once was – but Moss can still play football, and he will, somewhere. Some team will put in a claim once he hits waivers. Moss is too good to not take a chance on his upside. Where he ends up will have a lot in determining his future fantasy value, but while we're waiting – keep him on your roster. Stash | Current Ownership – 99 percent.
Brent Celek, TE, Eagles – Do you remember the guy who broke out in 2009, catching 76 passes for 971 yards and scoring eight touchdowns? The Eagles are finding it harder and harder to remember as Celek, through seven games, has just 229 yards receiving and two touchdowns. It could be the good hands of LeSean McCoy out of the Philadelphia backfield that's cutting down on Celek's numbers, or maybe the absence of DeSean Jackson to spread the field. Whatever the reason for Celek's pedestrian statistics, he needs to turn things around quickly. I can tell fantasy owners to hold on, but not for long. Stash | Current Ownership – 65 percent
Ricky Williams, RB, Dolphins – Williams scored his first rushing touchdown of the season in Week 8, which means he's been vastly underperforming thus far. It isn't because of skill. Williams is averaging 4.4 yards per carry this season and over the last four games that average is up at 5.2. The problem Williams is having is lack of use. He's getting about half the touches of Ronnie Brown and will continue to do so unless Brown gets injured. We all know that Brown isn't a bastion of health, so Williams has a chance to emerge. If he does, his skills translate into huge numbers when given extra carries. Stash | Current Ownership 58 percent
Devin Hester, WR, Bears – Don't let his five catches in Week 8 fool you, Hester shouldn't be on your fantasy radar any longer. With just 18 receptions through seven games, it should be easy to find alternatives at receiver on your waiver wire. Hester just isn't producing, and neither are the Bears on offense. If you don't get points for return yardage, you should have already dumped Hester. Trash | Current Ownership – 45 percent
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Michael Fabiano and Dave Dameshek reveal which players to target on the fantasy waiver wire for Week 9.