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Mr. Hiamoe: Andre Ellington…

Once fantasy football season is in full swing, RBs are very hard to come by. So when one has the flashes of brilliance that Andre Ellington displayed last week, you’d better take notice. The Clemson rookie tallied 62 yards and a TD on only 6 touches, and should be getting more opportunities this week against a historically terrible Saints defense. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield makes him dangerous, ala Darren Sproles. He’s a bit of a long shot, but here at PP we dig deep for our sleepers. Mai hiamoe ma keia kanaka!

Mr. Hiamoe record: 1-0
Hate to say we nailed it, but we did! Marlon Brown reeled in 4 catches for 45 yards and a TD, good for 14.5 fantasy points. Not bad for straight off da wire!

Mr. Hiamoe: Marlon Brown…

Football season is back in swing, which means it’s time to wake yo ass up and find this week’s Mr. Hiamoe. For those who don’t know, Mr. Hiamoe is a “sleeper” pickup for you fantasy football lovers in need of some help for your fantasy lineup. In Week 2, don’t sleep on Baltimore Ravens WR Marlon Brown. The undrafted rookie out of Georgia was thrust into the starting lineup last week, and produced like a veteran, pulling in 4 catches for 65 yards and a TD. He’s looking like a keeper now that Jacoby Jones is out for an extended period, and QB Joe Flacco needs someone to step up after losing Anquan Boldin to those damn 49ers! So reel in this Marlon from the waiver wire and watch him smoke the competition.

2013 Mr. Hiamoe record: 0-0

Mr. Hiamoe: Ryan Broyles…

The Detroit Lions are getting hot. Their QB Matthew Staffford has found his mojo, and the offense is starting to take on “juggernaut” status again. Along for the ride is Week 10’s Mr. Hiamoe: Ryan Broyles. Taking over for an injured Nate Burleson, Broyles has immediately produced, with double-digit points in 3 straight weeks. Developing a nice rapport with his QB while the other starting WRs rest their injuries, Broyles has a good chance to keep that streak alive. Owned in only 14% of leagues, Broyles just may be celebrating again this Sunday.

Last week: We took a break last week, but took a loss with Stephen Hill in Week 8. Sanchez targeted Hill in the red zone, but couldn’t connect. I blame Sanchez.
Mr. Hiamoe record: 3-2-1

Week 8 Mr. Hiamoe: Stephen Hill…

When you get into the red zone, size does matter. That bodes well the 6’4″ frame of Week 8’s Mr. Hiamoe: Stephen Hill. Going up against a top-5 Miami run defense, the Jets may be forced to throw more often than they would like. Miami is also somewhat susceptible to the pass, allowing the 8th-most points to opposing WRs. Stephen Hill has recovered from his hamstring injury, and looks to regain his early-season form (he had 2 TDs in Week 1). While Mark Sanchez is no Tom Brady, I still think Stephen Hill has a decent chance to hit paydirt. Owned in only 10% of leagues, you could do worse than taking a chance on the big guy this week.

Last week: Jonathan Dwyer went off with 122 rushing yards, and if you get bonus points for 100+ yards, there was even a cherry on top. Winnah.
Mr. Hiamoe record: 3-1-1

Mr Hiamoe: Jonathan Dwyer…

A starting RB is hard to find on the waiver wire these days, but this week you need look no further than Week 7’s Mr. Hiamoe, Jonathan Dwyer. With injuries to Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman, Dwyer is thrust into the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Bengals, who allow the 6th-most fantasy points to RBs. While the offensive line has had its problems, the matchup is right, and he’ll have his opportunities to shine. Dwyer had flashes of brilliance in the preseason before being diagnosed with turf toe in Week 2. If he can return to pre-injury form, look for Dwyer to capitalize on his opportunity this week.

Last week: Vick Ballard flopped in a major way with just 25 yards rushing, and 17 yards receiving. The Colts got down early, and the running game never had a chance to get going. Loss.
Mr. Hiamoe record: 2-1-1

Mr. Hiamoe: Vick Ballard…

You never want to see anyone get hurt in the NFL…unless you play fantasy. So people who can pick up Week 6’s Mr. Hiamoe, Vick Ballard, should be ecstatic to see starting Colts RB Donald Brown pop up on the injury report this week. With Brown set to miss 2-3 weeks, Vick Ballard by default is the next man standing in the Colts’ backfield. With a matchup against the New York Jets, who allow the 8th-most points to opposing RBs (in PPR leagues), this is a great time for him to inherit the job. Still owned in only 7% of leagues, he’s worth add and starting as a flex option if your dealing with the bye-week blues.

Last week: Domenik Hixon caught 5 balls for 55 yards, a very pedestrian performance. Using PPR settings, I would consider any points in double digits to be a success, especially given the sleeper status of these players. Since this was so close, we’ll call it a draw.
Mr. Hiamoe record: 2-0-1

Mr. Hiamoe: Domenik Hixon…

Eli Manning has consistently proven his doubters wrong. He’s a winner. To catch passes from him is a privilege, and this week the privilege goes to Week 5’s Mr. Hiamoe: Domenik Hixon. Stepping in for an injured Hakeem Nicks, he will be an every-down receiver in a high-powered offense. His teammate, Ramses Barden, will miss the game with a concussion, which only means more opportunities for Hixon. Last week against a very good Eagles secondary, he showed a nice rapport with Eli reeling in 6 catches for 114 yards. This week he gets an even easier matchup with the Browns, who give up the 2nd-most points to opposing receivers. Owned in only 4% of leagues, don’t hesitate to pickup Hixon and start him right away in this juicy matchup.

Last week: Leonard Hankerson a.k.a. “Hank Time” led the team in receiving with 7 catches for 57 yards, good for 12.7 points in PPR leagues. Not bad for someone who was owned in only 1% of leagues.
Mr. Hiamoe record: 2-0

Mr. Hiamoe: Riley Cooper…

No, the man you see below is not the next Fabio or the next spokesman for Head & Shoulders, he’s Week 12’s Mr. Hiamoe: Riley Cooper. Filling in for an injured Jeremy Maclin once again, Cooper gets a shot at the Patriots secondary that gives up the most points in the league to opposing WRs. Last week he hooked up with Vince Young for 5 catches and 75 yards with a TD, and was targeted 12 times. He’s got a good shot to match that production against this fantasy-friendly matchup. Plug him in as your WR3 or FLEX.

Last Week: Lance Ball looked superior to Willis McGahee, yet McGahee continued to get carries. With just 5 carries for 18 yards rushing and 2 catches for 26 yards, he was more productive than McGahee, but still didn’t receive enough opportunities. Better luck next week.

Mr. Hiamoe record: 2-4
(Mr. Hiamoe has been in quite a slump recently, but I gotta believe he’s due for a win.)

Mr. Hiamoe: Lance Ball…

As they say, “One manʻs pain is another manʻs pleasure,” and such is the case for Lance Ball. Benefiting from the season-ending injury of Knowshon Moreno, as well as the questionable status of Willis McGahee, the once third-string RB should get a good dose of carries tonight. Tebowʻs inability to make accurate throws last week (only 2 completions) forced the Broncos to go extremely run-heavy, giving Ball 30 carries. If McGaheeʻs hamstring acts up, which they often do, look for Ball to get a heavy workload against an overrated Jets run defense. Lance Ball was the top pickup this week, but somehow is only owned in 8% of leagues.

Last week: Chris Ogbonnaya was a bust back in Week 9 with only 28 yards and a fumble, but actually showed up in Week 10 with 90 yards rushing and 2 catches for 19 yards. Right guy, wrong week.

Mr. Hiamoe record: 2-3

Mr. Hiamoe: Chris Ogbonnaya…

Tupac said “revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting pussy,” and Week 9’s Mr. Hiamoe will be licking his chops to get his “revenge” on the team that dropped him earlier this season. The former Houston Texan will get his shot at a start and full workload due to injuries to Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty. The Browns lack an explosive offense, and have shown a tendency to rely heavily on their run game. In the era of the “running back by committee,” any RB who receives a full complement of carries is a good play, and Ogbonnaya will get just that. He’s owned in less than 2% of leagues.

Last Week: Emmanuel Sanders turned in an admirable performance last week with 5 catches for 70 yards, picking up large chunks of yards down the middle on a horrific Patriots pass defense. Considering how little he was owned, we’ll call it a W.

Mr. Hiamoe record: 2-2

Mr. Hiamoe: Doug Baldwin…

Donʻt sleep on this weekʻs Mr. Hiamoe: Doug Baldwin. Coming off a bye week, heʻs flying under the radar. People are overlooking his 8 catch, 136 yard, 1 TD performance in Week 5. On top of that, Charlie Whitehurst will be starting for the Seahawks, upgrading the passing game, and Whitehurst has shown praise for the rookie WR. “The first few days of training camp we kinda had a smirk on our faces,” said Whitehurst. “How in the world did we get this guy?” Sometimes all you need is opportunity, and Baldwin should get his from Whitehurst. Heʻs owned in only 12% of leagues, but African Child already scooped him in our Paiʻea Projects league.

Last week: Iʻm gonna say we nailed it with Greg Little. He had 6 catches for 72 yards, and if not for a slip at the 1 yard line, he would have added a TD. He was targeted 12 times, and should continue to separate himself from his fellow WRs. Scoop him up if you can, but itʻs probably too late now.

Mr. Hiamoe record: 1-1

Mr. Hiamoe: Greg Little…

With Mr. Hiamoe, weʻre looking for a deep sleeper that could help you in a 12-14 team league that would typically be available as a waiver add. Mr. Hiamoe for Week 6 is Greg Little. During the Week 5 bye the rookie WR was promoted to the starting lineup, and coaches have promised to make him a focal point of the offense. At 6ʻ3″, 231 lbs, heʻs got elite playmaking skills after the catch, and the Brownsʻ other WRs donʻt compare to Littleʻs talents. Heʻs owned in only 3% of leagues in, and is still available in our Paiʻea Projects league, where Zen of Contrast Magazine and our very own Paul Kema are tied for 1st.

Last Week: With only 2 catches for 14 yards, Iʻll admit that I missed with Titus Young. Heʻs slowly pushing Burleson to the sidelines, but itʻll take longer than expected for him to get his in an offense with so many mouths to feed.

Mr. Hiamoe record: 0-1

Mr. Hiamoe: Titus Young…

This weekʻs Mr. Hiamoe is Titus Young. After Calvin Johnson went all “Megatron” on the Cowboys last week, heʻs sure to see double and triple coverage. Heʻs been outproducing Burleson the last 3 weeks, and the game vs. Chicago should be a high-scoring affair. If youʻre in a PPR league and looking for someone off the waiver wire, Titus is your Mr. Hiamoe. Heʻs owned in less than 2% of leagues.