Sneaky pickup for Week 3
I realize some of you play in fantasy leagues so deep that you need to know about each and every starting quarterback, and this week a few new names dot the schedule. Personally, I don't think there's going to be much fantasy value for the Carolina Panthers' Jimmy Clausen, the Buffalo Bills' Ryan Fitzpatrick or the Oakland Raiders' Bruce Gradkowski, but the one name among backup quarterbacks I'm keeping an eye on, other than the Philadelphia Eagles' Kevin Kolb, is Seattle Seahawks reserve Charlie Whitehurst.
To answer your next point: No, we do not know whether Whitehurst, a former San Diego Chargers backup who hasn't thrown a pass in a regular season, can play. He's like Kolb to some degree. The team has clearly invested in him, moving a decent draft pick in the deal and spending much money on him. The difference between his situation and Kolb's is that the Seahawks don't look like playoff contenders, even in their awful division, and Hasselbeck is clearly not Michael Vick. The Seahawks have an attractive schedule this season, thanks to their awful division, and the Week 4 opponent is the St. Louis Rams. Who knows, Hasselbeck might keep this job for months, but I have a feeling Whitehurst gets a shot sooner rather than later, and fantasy owners might want to get ahead of the curve especially if you can wait for results.
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