2010 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 17

Dec 27, 2010


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 (for the league’s that play the full season).
Shaun Hill, QB, Detroit Lions
Hill returned to throw for 222 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He added ten yards on the ground. He’s been effective when he’s been healthy. He makes a decent Week 17 start against the fading Vikings.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Tim Tebow, QB, Denver Broncos

Tebow threw for 308 yards and a touchdown against. He added 27 yards and a score on the ground. He has a tough draw against San Diego next week, so I wouldn’t roll with him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Dominic Rhodes, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Rhodes ran for 98 yards on 17 carries. You have to add him in case he gets the start next week, but this smells like a situation to avoid.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
John Kuhn, RB, Green Bay Packers
Kuhn had 22 yards on six carries with a pair of touchdowns. He added seven yards on two catches for another score. I still don’t trust him to have a good game against the Bears.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Jerome Simpson & Andre Caldwell, WRs, Cincinnati Bengals
Simpson caught six passes for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Caldwell added four catches for 87 yards. With T.O. gone and Ocho all but done, this duo should finish the season strong.
Ruling:  Get ‘em both.
Jason Hill, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Sims-Walker was active, but Mike Thomas (six catches, 96 yards, touchdown) and Hill (four catches, 77 yards) were more productive. They finish against Houston so he makes a decent sleeper pick, especially if you own guys like Deion Branch or Wes Welker who could see limited snaps next week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Jacoby Jones, WR, Houston Texans
With Andre Johnson out, Jones delivered with five catches for 115 yards. I like him as a WR3 next week against Jacksonville.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Andre Roberts, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Roberts caught five passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. It was a breakout game, but I wouldn’t trust him for the championship game.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Naaman Roosevelt, WR, Buffalo Bills
Roosevelt caught four passes for 74 yards against the Patriots. I don’t like his chances of repeating next week against the Jets.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
Nelson caught four passes for 124 yards and a touchdown against the Giants. He had 57 yards in his three previous games combined. I’d look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Danario Alexander, WR, St. Louis Rams
Alexander caught six passes for 99 yards. He was a hot pickup after going for 95 yards in Week 12 before disappearing for three straight weeks. I’d look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Jared Cook, TE, Tennessee Titans
The Titans are a mess right now, but Cook has been more active in recent week’s with 12 catches in his four previous games. This week he caught five passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. The Titans are looking towards the future and Cook is a decent option next week against the Colts.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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10 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Frank
    December 27th, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Hey hey …. Bengals getting some love.

  2. LestersLegends
    December 27th, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    They surprised the heck out of me…and everybody else. I get the feeling it’s good riddance for Ocho in Cincy.

  3. GOR77
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    I am in a champtionship game in a league that played through to the bitter end and I’m struggling with some unfortunate injuries. I need help with my RBs and WRs.

    WR: With Nicks out, and if Colston can’t go, I am going to need a magical pick up at wide receiver. There is not much left at this point so I’m leaning toward Jason Avant. Do you have any other ‘sleeper’ suggestions that might help salvage a Championship?

    RB: I’ve got LT, Jamal Charles, Jonathan Stewart, and Mike Goodson at RB. I was going to start Jamal and Stewart but it looks like Stewart might have a bad foot. Again, my league is pretty over-picked but if you have a ‘sleeper’ suggestion at RB I’m interested.


  4. LestersLegends
    December 30th, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    I too like Avant. I also like Hagan and Edelman, but he’s a risk. At RB, Buckhalter may be an option. If Stew can’t go then Goodson should be solid.

  5. Championship hopeful
    December 31st, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Please pick one – Jerome Simpson, Jason Avant, Danario Alexander, Kevin Walter

  6. LestersLegends
    December 31st, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    Such a tricky time of year. I’m leaning towards Simpson.

  7. GOR77
    December 31st, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Follow up question: I just grabbed Ivory since it looks like Thomas aggravated his ankle. That gives me Jamal Charles as my RB1 and either Jonathan Stewart/Mike Goodson, Buckhalter or Christopher Ivory for my RB2. What do you think?

  8. LestersLegends
    January 1st, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I’m thinking J-Stew since he practiced yesterday.

  9. Championship hopeful
    January 1st, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    My last question of the year! Meachem just became available. I was going to go with Simpson but would Meachem be a better choice?

  10. LestersLegends
    January 2nd, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Hopefully it’s not your last question of the year. 2011 just started. Ha.

    If Colston can’t go, which seems very likely, I can see Meachem being the better play this week. Certainly has more upside.

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