Raiders running back Rashad Jennings filled in for the injured Darren McFadden in Week 9 and racked up 176 yards from scrimmage.(Photo: Ed Szczepanski, USA TODAY Sports)
Story HighlightsRashad Jennings stepped in for the injured Darren McFadden and racked up 176 yards of total offenseWith the Patriots passing game clicking, rookie Aaron Dobson has become the team deep threatJust activated off the PUP list, 49ers WR Mario Manningham should start opposite Anquan BoldinWe bring back our top category for this week, as we have two players who will have an immediate fantasy impact. Several others are also worth considering, even at quarterback where the recommendations have been few.
Re injuring his hamstring in the second quarter this week, Darren McFadden did not waste any time returning to the sideline. Jennings stepped into the lead role and posted 176 yards of total offense, including a rushing touchdown. There is no telling how long McFadden will be out, and even if he comes back, it is apparently only a matter of time before he is out again. Jennings is worth owning in all formats and worth starting if McFadden is out, as the Raiders take on a weak New York Giants defense.
WR Aaron Dobson, New England Patriots
The Patriots offense exploded against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dobson went for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns. He has gained the confidence of the New England coaching staff, so much so that previous fantasy darling Kenbrell Thompkins was a healthy scratch. Going forward, Dobson will be getting nearly all the snaps opposite Danny Amendola. And with Tom Brady coming back into form, there will be plenty of passes heading in Dobson's direction.
VIDEO: Top 10 pickups for Week 10WR Mario Manningham, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have activated Manningham from the Physically Unable to Perform list, and he will immediately step on to the field and start opposite Anquan Boldin. This will be a shot in the arm for the San Francisco offense, as the 49ers have struggled in their attempts to get production from a second wideout. Grab him before he is on the field and becomes a hot commodity.
WR Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles
We mentioned Cooper a few weeks back, and his recent performances get him back in our good graces. More than 100 yards and three touchdowns against Oakland last week secure his space here, and the current play of Nick Foles is enough to warrant him being owned in all formats.
QB Case Keenum, Houston Texans
With Keenum at the controls, the Texans went for broke against Indianapolis. For the offense, that meant throwing the ball downfield early and often. Even though Houston lost the game, Keenum ended up with 350 yards and three touchdown passes. The Texans have good passing matchups on the horizon, so Keenum is worth owning as a fantasy backup and can even be started to cover a tough bye week.
On the radar
RB Shane Vereen, New England Patriots
Vereen is back at practice and it is only a matter of time before he is activated. When that happens, he will immediately reassume his role as the pass catching back for the Patriots, a role he has filled with great success in the past. He will also get a handful of carries in relief of Stevan Ridley. He should be owned in all formats, especially in point per reception (PPR) leagues.
WR Mike Brown, Jacksonville Jaguars
The suspension of Justin Blackmon opens up a starting role in the Jaguars offense. The Jaguars tend to be in catch up mode in most of their games so look for Brown to have an integral role, somewhere in the range of 5 7 catches per game for 60 75 yards.