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Play him: Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Charles’ motto this year has to be “the more the merrier.” The third-year back has put up good numbers with limited carries so far this season but went bonkers last weekend, notching 177 yards on 22 touches. Hopefully, the Chiefs have finally realized they have a gem on their hands because if Charles gets 20-plus carries from now on, he will be a legit fantasy stud.

Sit him: Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

The explosive Wallace was a popular choice to be a breakout fantasy star before the season started, but so far, he’s been basically contained within an offense that has had quarterback problems. He hasn’t caught more than three balls in a game and has topped the 100-yard mark only once. The big play potential is always there, and now that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is back, the team chemistry might improve. For now, Wallace simply hasn’t been consistent enough to play on a regular basis, so if you’ve got better options, now may be the time to bench Wallace.

Get him: Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I’ve been wanting to put Freeman here for weeks, but I couldn’t help feel that I was being a bit premature. After yet another workman-like performance of 278 passing yards and a touchdown, it’s safe to say Freeman is most definitely a safe bet. If your quarterback has been under-performing or if he has gone down with an injury, pick up Freeman, who is still available in more than 70 percent of standard ESPN leagues.

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