Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here's hoping that everyone here exercised their democratic rights today.
Ryan Tannehill, QB (Mia)
- While rookies Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III have received most of the publicity, Ryan Tannehill has relatively quietly put up a rather impressive campaign of his own. With Aaron Rodgers and RGIII both on a bye this week, Tannehill’s matchup vs. Tennessee makes him one of the best bye-fillers available.
Isaac Redman, RB (Pit)
- I hate to be reactive here, but the Steelers running game has suddenly become a source of really nice fantasy production, producing 100 yard runners in 3 straight games. Whomever starts for Pittsburgh on Monday night against the Chiefs should be in for a nice day, and Redman is currently the healthiest back on the roster, making him worthy of a roster spot.
Marcel Reese/Taiwan Jones, RB (Oak)
- With Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both dealing with high ankle sprains, the likelihood is that Jones and Reese will be starting this week in the Raiders backfield. While the Raiders aren’t any good, they do have the easiest schedule remaining for RBs, and face the Ravens this week, who have been the 7th most friendly team regarding fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs. I’d expect Jones to get 10-15 touches if he starts, while Reese would likely be the goalline back.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR (Pit)
- It is expected that Antonio Brown will miss the Monday night game with a high ankle sprain. Sanders scored a TD last week filling in for Brown, and has a very similar skill-set. Against a floundering Chiefs defense that just released Stanford Routt, Sanders will make for an excellent flex play this week.
Brandon Myers, TE (Oak)
- In PPR leagues, Brandon Myers is currently the number 7 TE. Vernon Davis, Brandon Pettigrew, Martellus Bennett, Kyle Rudolph, Antonio Gates, and Jermichael Finley are among the list of TEs Myers has outperformed this season. Coming off an 8 catch/59 yard/2 TD performance vs. TB, Myers is still available in 100% of the leagues that I’m in. What are we waiting for? In one league, I own both Antonio Gates and Kyle Rudolph, and will strongly consider picking up Myers and plugging him into my lineup. Unless you have Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, and possibly Tony Gonzalez or Heath Miller, I’d highly recommend you join my this week in adding Myers to your roster.
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense/Special Teams
- In case someone in your league dropped them, this is a subtle reminder to pick them up. The Steelers defense is playing more like the unit we’ve become accustomed to seeing over the past few weeks, thanks in large part to the fantastic play of Will Allen, who’s filling in for Troy Polamalu. The special teams unit has also looked explosive, and even without Antonio Brown and possibly Chris Rainey, Emmanuel Sanders is more than capable of providing some explosiveness in the return game, as he proved with his impressive punt return against the Giants last week.
Last Week's Commish Picks, including an analysis of the remaining fantasy strength of schedule for each position