2010 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 15

Dec 13, 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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Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers

Smith threw for 255 yards on 17 of 27 passing with three touchdown passes.He has a tough draw next week against San Diego, but has St. Louis and Arizona to close out the season. If you need a QB, he’s not a bad choice.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Matt Flynn, QB, Green Bay Packers
Flynn didn’t put up any numbers to speak of (15-26 for 177 yards and an INT), but he has a decent chance of starting next week against New England. That’s not necessarily a good thing thougj. the way the Patriots have turned on a switch on defense. He has a lot of weapons, but I would have to think there are better options available in one quarterback leagues.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Ryan Torain, RB, Washington Redskins
Torain will be the most popular waiver pickup this week after running for 172 yards against Tampa Bay. He added ten receiving yards. You never know with Shanahan, but Torain should be owned in all formats.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Tim Hightower, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Hightower exploded for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. With Carolina on deck, he should be owned in all leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers
Mathews ran for 65 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. He should continue to share the load with Mike Tolbert, and should owned in most leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Rashard Jennings, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jennings scored for the third staigh week, and also had 109 yards. He had just five carries as the bulk of his yards came on a 74-yard touchdown run. He’s on fire, but is still to risky to own in most leagues.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Benn caught four passes for 122 yards. He hasn’t done much to date, but with Detroit and Seattle in the next weeks, he may be worth taking a look at.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
MSW caught two passes for 23 yards and a score. Despite the score, he’s not a good play next week against the Colts.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Louis Murphy, WR, Oakland Raiders
Murphy caught six passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted a team-high 11 times. He’s not a bad play next week against Denver.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Ruvell Martin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Martin caught four passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. With Seahawk receivers dropping like flies, it’s not a bad idea to stash him.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Josh Morgan, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Morgan caught three passes for 82 yard and a score. He was only targeted three times so he’s not a no-brainer addition, especially with San Diego as their opponent next week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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9 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. JohnB
    December 13th, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    Going forward do you think Kenny Britt, Louis Murphy or Roy Williams would be the better plays for a #3

  2. LestersLegends
    December 13th, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    I think Britt will only get better as the weeks go on.

  3. JW
    December 14th, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    K i’m looking forward a bit to Week 16 but….I have Falcons D right now, playing them this week and Week 17 for the playoffs (most likely advancing)….with that said, for Week 16, who’s DEF do you like better….Ravens vs. Cle (cle @home) or Cowboys vs. Ari (ari @home)…Thanks!

  4. LestersLegends
    December 14th, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    First, I’d lobby to have your season end in Week 16 since Week 17 is such a wildcard. I’d probably go with the Cowboys in that one. Baltimore’s D just isn’t what it used to be.

  5. Jon
    December 15th, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    So i have to pick two out of the three…LeGarrette Blount, Jonathan Stewart, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Who should i go with? Also, Vincent Jackson or Earl Bennett?

  6. RyanO
    December 15th, 2010 at 10:44 am #

    I’m at a stand still with my WR3 spot. Mike Williams (TB) vs Arrelious Benn? I also have Nate Burleson on my bench.

  7. LestersLegends
    December 15th, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I’d keep Bruleson there at this point. He’s slowed his production big time. Benn was big last week, but Williams has been the better WR all year. I’d stick with him.

  8. Jason
    December 16th, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    Lineup Questions:
    we start 1 rb, 1 wr , and 1 wr/rb flex
    1. J Stewart or Mendenhall? I have Foster as my number one rb and am leaning towards stewart in the flex
    2. 1 of the following 3 – Maclin, ochocinco, or Floyd? ps rivers is my QB

    Thanks, Jason

  9. LestersLegends
    December 16th, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    i like mendy in the flex with maclin as your WR, but I’m usually a little high on Mendy so if you’re feeling jstew, that’s not a bad call.

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