2010 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 12

Nov 22, 2010

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There were some unusual heroes on Sunday. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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QBs
Shaun Hill, Detroit Lions

Hill had another solid game throwing for 289 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He has multiple touchdown passes or 300+ yards in five of the six games he’s started and finished.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Jon Kitna, Dallas Cowboys
Kitna only threw for 147 yards, but he had three touchdown passes. He also ran for 40 yards and a score. With his arsenal, Kitna makes a nice option down the stretch.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle Seahawks
Hasselbeck threw for 366 yards and a touchdown. He’s had 699 yards in his past two games, and without a rushing attack, the Seahawks are going to have to pass.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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RBs
Mike Goodson, Carolina Panthers
Goodson had another big game despite the thumping the Panthers took. He ran for 120 yards at a 5.5 yards per carry clip.  Goodson also caught five passes for 31 yards. Jonathan Stewart may return next week, but Goodson has played to well to lose the starting gig.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Keiland Williams, Washington Redskins
Though Clinton Portis returned, Williams was the workhorse running 23 times for 68 yards. He also caught six passes for 27 yards. If he was left on the wire because it was thought that his MNF performance was a fluke, make sure he’s added this week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Christopher Ivory, New Orleans Saints
Ivory ran for 99 yards and a touchdown. He’s been quiet in recent weeks, and Reggie Bush is looming, but he still should be owned in most leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Cadillac Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cadillac scored for the second straight week, but he had just seven carries for 51 yards. He’s not getting enough touches to warrant fantasy use.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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WRs
James Jones, Green Bay Packers
Driver’s return limited Jones to five targets, but he managed to score a touchdown on three catches for 51 yards. With Atlanta, Detroit, and New England on his upcoming schedule, Jones is a nice option for WR depth.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions
Burleson caught six passes for 90 yards and a score. He has four touchdowns in his past six games.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Baltimore Ravens
Housh caught two passes for 79 yards and a score. He’s not a fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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David Gettis, Carolina Panthers
Gettis caught an 88 yard touchdown to salvage his day. He finished with two catches for 92 yards. With Cleveland, Seattle, Atlanta, and Arizona coming up, he can be useful in deeper leagues, but it’s hard to trust their passing game right now.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Donald Jones, Buffalo Bills
Jones caught five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. He had just two catches coming into the game. Look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Mike Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
We’ve been singing his praises, and Thomas continued to deliver. He caught five passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. It was his third straight game with a score.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Brandon Gibson, St. Louis Rams
Gibson caught five passes for 42 yards and a score. He’s averaging 6.3 catches for 60.3 yards in the past three games making him a decent bench option in PPR leagues. He can be added as WR depth in standard leagues as well.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Ben Obomanu, Seattle Seahawks
Obomanu caught five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown. He had 60 yards last week. It appears he’s an option in deeper leagues. In 10-12 team leagues I’d hold off on him yet.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Blair White, Indianapolis Colts
White caught five passes for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns. I would be surprised if Austin Collie plays next week, which makes White a decent option.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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TEs
Joel Dreessen, Houston Texans
Dreessem caught four passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. Despite the brilliant performance, I can’t see trusting him to be a regular fantasy option
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Evan Moore, Cleveland Browns
Moore caught three passes for 69 yards, but he’s not a good bet to repeat.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Michael Hoomanawanui, St. Louis Rams
Hoomanawanui caught four passes for 46 yards and a score. It was the first time he topped 20 yards all year long. Enough said.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Bibek
    November 22nd, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    I have both Mike Goodson and Keiland Williams on waiver wire. Who do you prefer down the stretch (including playoff)? I haven’t seen any of these Rbs play. Williams seems to have better supporting cast, Portis could be done for the year and Redskins remaining schedule is fairly tough. On the other hand, without any great supporting cast Williams seems to earning yardage last couple of weeks. DeAngolo is done for the season but Stewart should be back next week and besides games with Cardnials and Seahawks they have tough schedule. I want to hear your opinion for waiver priority for this week.

  2. LestersLegends
    November 22nd, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    I like Keiland Williams better as I believe he has a better chance of holding onto the starting gig for the rest of the year. Once J-Stew comes back, I imagine he’ll get his share of touches. The next three games are tough for Keiland, but I like his 15 & 16 matchups.

  3. Bibek
    November 22nd, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

    Thank you Ryan, I enjoy reading your site.

  4. LestersLegends
    November 22nd, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Thanks Bibek!

  5. Kurt
    November 23rd, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    I have Tolbert and Goodson on waiver wire. I am in PPR league. I weekly start MJ-Drew and have recently rotated in Blount (week 10) and Fred Jackson (last week) both have tough matchups this week. I also have Pierre Thomas in the back pocket waiting to see if he can get healthy and productive. Most of my backups are in precarious touches per game situations because of touch and go counterpart injuries and competition for the starting job. Who would be a better waiver grab as RB2 for the next 2 weeks?
    Thanks Lester!
    Kurt

  6. LestersLegends
    November 23rd, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    I like Tolbert. Matthews just can’t seem to get healthy.

  7. C-Boy Saccs
    November 23rd, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    Who do you like out of Tolbert and Keiland Williams for the remainder of the season?

  8. LestersLegends
    November 23rd, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    I like Keiland. I think he is more likely to get the bulk of the carries for the balance of the year.


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