Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus Week 8, Volume II

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Each week NFL Network and NFL.com Fantasy Football Editor Michael Fabiano joins Sports360AZ.com’s Brad Cesmat to share his insight on building your fantasy team for success.

Here are some hi-lights from our most recent conversation (October 24th) with the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Hall of Famer.

Who’s been your under-the-radar fantasy stud through the first half of the season? “If you’re talking about a player who’s come out and done extremely well this season who wasn’t on the radar you’d have to say it’s Knoshon Moreno…this is a guy who people didn’t draft or drafted in the late rounds. The talk in Denver was really all about Montee Ball and the upside he brought out of Wisconsin. Well, Knowshon Moreno comes back from a knee injury that he suffered last year and he has been unbeliveable good…he has more fantasy points than Adrian Peterson. That’s amazing.”

What player coming back from injury do you expect to have a big second half fantasy-wise? “Percy [Harvin]…this is a guy who, if he was healthy in the pre-season, would be a top 15 in fantasy at wide receiver. There’s no doubt about it. Whether or not the numbers transition over to Seattle…we’ve all seen what happens to a lot of wide receivers who go to Seattle. Typically, the numbers aren’t great but he’s got a ton of upside. He’s a young guy. He’s versatile. You also have to look at Shane Vareen. He was on pace to have a real big season before he broke his wrist. He should be back in the next few weeks. I think he’s eligible in Week 11 or Week 12 right in time for the end of your season and stretch run into the fantasy post-season. He’s a player to keep tabs on. Andre Brown is another one. Right now they’re running Peyton Hillis out there. This guy was eating Doritos on the couch a couple weeks ago. These are guys you can stash away.”

What about Crabtree? “Michael Crabtree’s another one although Crabtree…I don’t know if he’s going to be back maybe within a month or so. You’re talking about at some point in November. You’re talking about a wide receiver coming off an achilles. We’ll see how quickly that happens but he’s at least somebody to keep on your radar.”

Do you expect anything positive fantasy-related from Kellen Clemens tonight against Seattle’s stingy defense? “Listen, it’s a quarterback-driven league and so it would be hard for me to completely dismiss Kellen Clemens. I mean, we’ve seen Thad Lewis come out and have good games. We’ve seen a kid, Case Keenum, last week went into Arrowhead Stadium and put up pretty good numbers against a really good defense so I’m not going to sit here and say Kellen Clemens is the worst quarterback in the National Football League and it’s a great for the Seattle Seahawks defense but…there are better options out there.”

To hear the rest of the interview click here.