Week 8's sneaky pickup is ... 

October, 29, 2010

A week ago I actually thought it would be a bit too obvious to label Indianapolis Colts tight end Jacob Tamme as a sneaky free-agent pickup. With Dallas Clark being placed on injured reserve, fantasy owners across any sport should be conditioned by now to start their replacement search with, well, the injured player's replacement. In a dynamic passing offense like the Colts', this would appear to be even truer.

Jacob Tamme
Jeff Hanisch/US PresswireJacob Tamme has just six career receptions for 47 yards, and none this year, but he can become a major part of the Colts' offense.
Tamme isn't going to be Clark in terms of targets or production, but he's got the right quarterback in place to put up usable numbers that fantasy owners even in 10-team leagues might enjoy. A year ago we kind of went through this with Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley; he broke his ankle in Week 7, and out of nowhere Fred Davis turned in more than respectable numbers. That was with Jason Campbell at quarterback. Tamme has Peyton Manning.