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Thursday - 11/8/2001

By Scott Engel
Commissioner.COM Managing Editor

(Nov. 7, 2001) -- Audibles helps you pinpoint the latest hot pickups, and tells you who is taking up unnecessary space on your roster.

Prime pickups

Chicago wide receiver Dez White hasn't been catching touchdown passes, but he is posting good yardage and will continue to perform well statistically if he can limit his amount of dropped passes.
In many leagues, Joey Galloway is still available. He's not the explosive receiver he used to be, but Galloway is still capable of catching touchdown passes when the matchup is right.

We are finally convinced it's safe to pick up Plaxico Burress if he is still available. But don't put him into your starting lineup unless one of your better receivers is hurt or has a bye week.

Colts receiver Reggie Wayne is finally starting to get open often. He'll continue to improve throughout the second half of the season.

If Tennessee's Derrick Mason is still on your free-agent list, grab him now. He's the Titans' best receiver and is one of the most underrated wideouts in the game. He's healthy again and will make a good No. 3 wide receiver on many Fantasy teams.

The Eagles are starting to incorporate rookie Freddie Mitchell into the passing game more regularly. Put him on your roster, because he may start to emerge as a reliable player during the next few weeks.

The Redskins are starting to use Ki-Jana Carter more often in an effort to keep Stephen Davis fresh. If you need a decent backup running back, Carter should fit the bill for now.

Oakland is once again using Zack Crockett in goal-line packages. He won't get much yardage, but he will score touchdowns.

Cut 'em loose

Seahawks rookie Koren Robinson was shut out by the Redskins last week. He might get bounced out of the starting lineup very soon.

The Jaguars have lost confidence in Stacey Mack. He won't get a lot of carries even if he starts. Rookie Elvis Joseph has won the favor of the coaching staff.

Jets wideout Wayne Chrebet has been a big disappointment. New York doesn't throw the ball downfield enough, and Chrebet has yet to catch a touchdown pass this year.

It has become apparent that Olandis Gary will be useless this season. Even if Terrell Davis doesn't play, Gary will not be used often even when Davis is hurt.

Speaking of Jets to get rid of, Vinny Testaverde is no longer a quality Fantasy quarterback. The Jets lean too heavily on their running game and lack depth at wide receiver.

It has become obvious that Thomas Jones won't ever live up to his potential. Even if he gets an opportunity to start again at some point, he won't do much statistically.
Doug Chapman didn't do much while Michael Bennett was out. Now that Bennett is back, the two will likely split carries, and neither one will be very effective.

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