The super subs of fantasy football are unheralded. They are the folks who can win you on bye weeks or bye you some time if one of your big name fantasy starters fall to injury. We usually recommend trying to fill your team with young lottery tickets, but veteran super subs are worth a roster spot because you know they could contribute in a pinch.
Right after the fantasy drafts, the running backs are thin on the waiver wire as fantasy owners are betting on the prospects of players such as Isiah Pead or Christine Michael. Productive veteran receivers are often overlooked and can be found more easily on the waiver wire. If you are looking to get a piece of the market on quality backup wide receivers look no further than Malcom Floyd and Donnie Avery.
Both bring different skill sets. Avery is an intermediate target that has proven he can play at the NFL level. It seemed like yesterday he was a favorite of then rookie, Sam Bradford. In Kansas City, Avery lines up where Jeremy Maclin did in Andy Reid’s pass heavy offense. With Alex Smith not possessing a big arm, Avery could be a popular receiving target. He was a reliable option for Andrew Luck in 2012 for the Colts and could be for your fantasy team this year, particularly in PPR formats.
Malcom Floyd is a big, streaking target. His specialty is the big play and the last two years he has been putting up respectable touchdown and yardage numbers, 800+ and 5 TD seasons. Floyd has never exceeded 56 catches, so his best value will be in leagues who give bonus on length of touchdowns rather than PPR. Then again with Danario Alexander out for the season, an innovative offensive coordinator taking over as coach (Mike McCoy), and a determined Philip Rivers, maybe Floyd’s talent would shine in any fantasy format in 2013.