Sneaky pickups entering Week 7 

October, 18, 2013
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Josh Cribbs has always been a master in the return game but a tease to fantasy owners interested in him as a sleeper wide receiver, just in case those tremendous skills translated positively to big value. It hasn't happened yet.

Cribbs, who had 11 return touchdowns to his credit but only seven as a wide receiver in his Cleveland Browns tenure, is 30 years old, is coming off offseason knee surgery and, naturally, signed a contract with the New York Jets this week. He is expected to play Sunday.

Cribbs certainly doesn't lack confidence, telling reporters he will electrify the team. Perhaps that really will be the case. After all, the Jets could use playmakers, and even if Cribbs is a bit slower coming off knee surgery, he can help them as a Devin Hester-type player returning kicks. We’re not blind to the fact that in some custom leagues, return yards and touchdowns play a significant role in scoring, and Cribbs did remain a major weapon in that respect for the 2012 Browns. On offense, he caught seven passes and was given six rushing attempts.

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