Yahoo! has recommends for this week, including a new guy on the radar and an old forgotten one.
Chad Henne: Henne is an emerging talent with enough suitable weapons to accumulate respectable numbers when the matchup warrants. Tony Sparano’s Wildcat-centric system is predicated on conservatism, but, as the sophomore quarterback exhibited against the Jets (241 yds, 2:0 TD:INT), he’s more than capable of stretching defenses.
And returning from the dead, Laurence Maroney.
Maroney, a year removed from an early-round selection in drafts, has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many fanatics, but his future gains could be very sweet. Filling in brilliantly for injured starter Sammy Morris in Week 6, the former Minnesota standout plowed through the snow for his first 100-yard performance since 2007 (16 carries, 123 yards, TD). Still only 24, the third-year back’s stirring effort in the Patriots’ reenactment of the Boston Massacre – Titans played the role of the colonials – could resuscitate his career. Without question the Patriots are still a pass-first team, but Tom Brady’s(notes) ability to stretch defenses is a major advantage for whoever totes the majority of the carries.