- 1Drew Brees, QB, NO.
How he was acquired: In 4 player, September 21st deal. I received Drew Brees and Julio Jones. I traded Tom Brady and Percy Harvin.
Analysis: In what turned out to be a pretty solid trade for me, Brees has helped lead my team to the championship. It's also fun having his top two targets in Colston and Graham. Brees faces Tampa Bay this week, the 2nd worst pass defense!
- 2Doug Martin, RB, TB.
How he was acquired: 8th Round, 77 Overall.
Analysis: Martin has turned out to be one of the biggest breakout stars, as I had hoped/thought he would. If you have Martin, chances are your team is doing pretty well heading into the final weeks. The Muscle Hamster faces New Orleans, who have the worst run defense in the league!
- 3Alfred Morris, RB, WAS.
How he was acquired: $3 waiver pickup, September 11.
Analysis: Morris is another guy who after acquiring him, I expected to be solid, but not great. Him and Martin have been my best two backs all year. After picking him up, his talent was clear but was worried that the Shanahan effect would be in play. (Shanahan has a tendency to switch his starting RB's often, kind of like the Scott Skiles of football). Morris faces Cleveland, the 13th worst run defense!
- 5Reggie Wayne, WR, IND.
How he was acquired: 11th Round, 104 Overall.
Analysis: Coming into the draft, Wayne was one of my favorite targets. With all of Collie's injuries, Wayne would be the clear-cut #1 WR in Indy. He developed great chemistry with Andrew Luck from the start, and I have reaped the benefits. He has been my highest scoring WR this year. Wayne faces the Texans, the 29th best WR defense this season.
- 6Marques Colston, WR, NO.
How he was acquired: 5th Round, 44 Overall.
Analysis: Colston really stumbled out of the gate, and had a combined 13 PTS through the first 3 weeks. His middle weeks were great, but lately he has not been so hot. His inconsistencies have been frustrating, but hopefully he can deliver this week. Colston faces Tampa Bay, the worst WR defense.