Waiver Wire Work

Originally Published: November 15, 2005
By Kevin Rounce | ESPN Fantasy Games
J.P. Losman
54-for-110 for 570 yards and 3 TDs
The line from Bull Durham that said, "million-dollar arm, five-cent head," described the general opinion of Losman at the beginning of the season. He has a world of natural ability. A great arm, mobility and toughness were the positives that made the Bills fall in love with Losman. Unfortunately, he had a lot to learn about being a quarterback. Game management, reading a defense and other skills were expected to hold him back this season. After struggling with those traits early in the year, Losman was benched for Kelly Holcomb. That motivated him, as he said in his postgame press conference, and when he came in to relieve an injured Holcomb against Kansas City he was confident, made strong throws and looked like a completely different quarterback than earlier in the year. Holcomb's injury status is not known at this time, but any question as to health, coupled with Losman's strong outing, might lead to Losman regaining the starting job, at least for this week.

Heath Evans
18 carries for 84 yards and 0 TD
Corey Dillon tried to make a go of it on Sunday, but ultimately came up lame and sat out the rest of the game after one rush attempt. As with a previous game in their season, the Patriots went to a fullback as the main source of rush offense. This time, Heath Evans stepped in. Evans spent the prior four seasons backing up Mack Strong in Seattle before jumping to the Dolphins in the past offseason. With no real chance to show what he had, Evans was cut by Miami, and the Pats snatched him up in the beginning of November. On Sunday, he ran with power and surprising speed against those same Dolphins. No doubt he had a little extra motivation to run over and through the Dolphins' defense, but he showed enough to fantasy owners that with Dillon's status up in the air for Week 11, he has to be considered as a pickup. The Pats have a home game against a very soft defense in New Orleans and Evans could again see a 15-20 carry game and that would equal great numbers and likely a score. Dillon clearly is not 100 percent and that could mean Evans is a matchup option for the rest of the year.

Mike Sellers
1 carry for 1 yard and 1 TD, 10 receptions for 65 yards and 5 TDs
If you're in a league that values TDs above normal fantasy stats, Sellers becomes an attractive option. Previously a fullback, Sellers has been moved to the tight end/H-back position with Chris Cooley and has used his size to gain an advantage around the goal line. While defenses have been focusing on stopping Clinton Portis and Cooley around the end zone, Sellers has found himself on the receiving end of many dump down passes and thus touchdowns. He's not a worthy option in a normal fantasy league, but in a touchdown-heavy league, he is at least worth a bench spot to see if his TD-crazy trend (he has four TDs in his last four games) continues.

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