2010 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 16

Dec 20, 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.
Rex Grossman, QB, Washington Redskins
I guess the Rex jokes can stop after he lit up Dallas for 322 yards and four touchdowns. Despite the pair of picks he threw, Rex is a decent play next week against Jacksonville.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Freeman threw for 251 yards and a touchdown. He added 29 yards on the ground. He now has 18 touchdowns with just six interceptions, and is a good option next week against Seattle.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Colt McCoy, QB, Cleveland Browns
McCoy threw for 243 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Bengals. With Baltimore on deck, and Pittsburgh in the hole for leagues that play out the whole season, McCoy is simply not an option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Kerry Collins, QB, Tennessee Titans
Collins had a solid game throwing for 237 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He’s got five touchdown passes in his past two games, but isn’t a great option next week against the Chiefs.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Tim Tebow, QB, Denver Broncos
Tebow threw for 138 yards and a touchdown and ran for 78 and another score. He has an intriguing matchup next week against Houston, but I don’t have confidence in him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Maurice Morris, RB, Detroit Lions
Morris ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. He added three catches for ten yards. His matchup next week against Miami isn’t great, but he’s a decent bet if you need a running back.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Tashard Choice, RB, Dallas Cowboys
I expected Choice to bounce back, and he delivered with 84 total yards (53 rushing, 31 receiving) and a touchdown. He’s a decent flex play next week against Arizona.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Brown ran for 129 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown. He also caught a pass for four yards. With Oakland on deck, it looks like Brown is finally justifying that high draft slot.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Marcel Reece, RB, Oakland Raiders
Reece ran for nine yards on three carries and added 79 yards and a touchdown on two catches. He has a little more appeal in PPR leagues, but isn’t a player I’d rely on.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Mike Sims Walker, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
MSW also caught a pair of touchdowns. Overall he had four catches for 42 yards. He’s scored in consecutive weeks and now looks like a decent play against the Redskins in Week 16.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Anthony Armstrong, WR, Washington Redskins
Armstrong caught five passes for 100 yards against the Cowboys. He’s averaging five catches for 75.7 yards in his past three games, and is a decent play next week against the Jags.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Jacoby Ford, WR, Oakland Raiders
Ford had a 71 yard touchdown run and caught three passes for 47 yards. He’s shown some big play ability, but I don’t love him next week against the Colts.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Brian Robiskie, WR, Cleveland Browns
Robiskie caught five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. As for his fantasy prospects going forward, see Colt McCoy.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Andre Caldwell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
With T.O. (knee) hurt and Ocho irrelevant Caldwell caught four passes for 89 yards. The Bengals face San Diego next week, which seals his fantasy fate.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
David Nelson, WR, Buffalo Bills
Nelson caught three passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. It was his third straight game with a score. I just can’t bring myself to endorse him against the Patriots next week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints
Graham caught five passes for 29 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Baltimore, who struggles against tight ends. He’s a good bet against Atlanta next week too.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

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18 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Indy
    December 20th, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    Is Derrick Ward worth a pick up? I grabbed him but more as a defensive move against my week 16 opponent. Also, is Jimmy Graham worth dropping Owen Daniels or Gronk for?

  2. LestersLegends
    December 20th, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Indy – Depending on who you drop, it’s not a bad idea. I haven’t looked at TE rankings for Week 16 yet, but he does seem to be a safer choice than Gronk. You never know which NE tight end will have the strong game. I almost think i’d go with Owen Daniels over both of them though.

  3. PW
    December 20th, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    are you sure colt mccoy put those numbers up against the browns?

  4. LestersLegends
    December 20th, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    Haha. Browns, Bengals what’s the difference. Just kidding. Good catch.

  5. tony
    December 23rd, 2010 at 12:43 am #

    need 2 RB ray rice, payton hillis, donald brown, and ryan torain by the way im in the championship thanks

  6. LestersLegends
    December 23rd, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    I like Ray Rice and Torain. Hillis is banged up and the Ravens are out for blood.

  7. Cedric
    December 24th, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    Wr: fitz, britt, harvin, or mason
    Rb: lynch, chris Johnson, hillis, or brown

    Need 2 rbs, 2wrs, 1 flex

  8. Cedric
    December 24th, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    AdD woodhead to rbs

  9. LestersLegends
    December 24th, 2010 at 12:06 am #

    cedric – i like lynch, johnson, fitz, britt, and harvin in the flex.
    woodheads touches are too inconsistent, mason is very inconsistent, baltimore is fired up to face hillis, and addai is going to take from brown. if it’s ronnie borwn, i’d use him in the flex.

  10. Scribe
    December 24th, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    I’m in the championship game. Went with Kitna over Rothlisberger, MoJo at RB. Calvin Johnson at WR, Torain at one Flex.
    Need another Flex from Tolbert, Choice, Maurice Morris, Bolden, Deion Branch or Braylon Edwards. Leaning to Tolbert.
    Tight End – Hernandez or Celek.

  11. LestersLegends
    December 24th, 2010 at 7:49 am #

    I like Tolbert as well. I also like Celek. Hernandez is a little banged up.

  12. Wookstar
    December 24th, 2010 at 9:31 am #


    WR: Britt, VJax BENCH WR: Harvin, Garcon, Moss

    RB: Hillis, Marshawn Lynch, (flex)Gerhart BENCH: Choice

  13. Wookstar
    December 24th, 2010 at 9:34 am #


    QB: Brees

    TE: Boss AVAILABLE: Jimmy Graham


  14. LestersLegends
    December 24th, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    Wookstar – i like the brees, hillis, lynch, britt, vjax. i’d use garcon in the flex if AP starts or not. I’d go with Miami defense over Atlanta’s. I can’t see them containing Brees.

  15. Cedric
    December 24th, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    Is Hightower a good play?

  16. LestersLegends
    December 24th, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    He’s not bad. It depends on your options.

  17. KB
    December 25th, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    I need to pick 2 out of the three RBs (.75 ppr):
    Torain, Blount, R. Jennings

    And also TE:
    Boss or O.Daniels

    As always, thx for the advice…hopefully FTW!

  18. LestersLegends
    December 25th, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    KB – I like Blount and Jennings, and Boss

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