Your fantasy football team is in need of a quarterback: Do you grab or avoid Rex Grossman? Click through and find out.
GRAB WR Eric Decker, Broncos: As Brandon Lloyd sat out and Eddie Royal left early with a groin injury, the second-year pro had a breakout game, reeling in five passes for 113 yards and two scores.
GRAB RB Ben Tate, Texans: I’m taking the rare step of recommending Tate in two consecutive columns because he’s still unclaimed in more than a third of all leagues.
GRAB WR/RB Dexter McCluster, Chiefs: With Jamaal Charles lost for the season, his owners will be scrambling to fill a gaping hole in their lineup. An intriguing pickup because he’s a dual threat you can play in a receiver spot.
GRAB WR Nate Burleson, Lions: Along with Stafford’s emergence as one of the league’s most prolific young gunslingers, Burleson quietly is becoming fantasy-relevant again. Opposing defenses must focus their attention on Calvin Johnson.
GRAB RB DeMarco Murray, Cowboys: The rookie was expected to challenge Felix Jones for playing time later this season. But he could be called upon sooner if Jones’ separated shoulder proves to be serious.
AVOID WR Denarius Moore, Raiders: He’s a rookie receiver, drafted in the fifth round (strike one). He plays for the Raiders (strike two). He’s still buried on the depth chart (strike three).
AVOID WR Mike Williams, Seahawks: Over the last two weeks, with Sidney Rice (shoulder) inactive, Williams has collected a whopping five passes for 43 yards.
AVOID WR Kevin Ogletree, Cowboys: If Miles Austin misses a week or more with a hamstring injury, Ogletree will be the next man up. But the fourth-year receiver is an unlikely fantasy hero, especially once Dez Bryant returns.
AVOID QB Matt Cassel, Chiefs: You know you’re in trouble when you can’t even put up garbage-time stats. Cassel’s offense has produced a total of 10 points in the first two weeks. Time to hit the eject button.
AVOID QB Rex Grossman, Redskins: Good, bad or sexy, Grossman belongs nowhere near your roster. His starting job is tenuous at best, and he has proved that he simply can’t be trusted in the real, or fantasy, world.