2010 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 6

Oct 11, 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.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Fitzpatrick had a great game throwing 3 TDs vs. the Jags, but a quick look at next week’s schedule and you’re staring at a bye and then Baltimore. Then he heads to Kansas City, who made Peyton Manning look mortal. Maybe he has some use in five weeks against Detroit, but there is no need to carry him that long.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars
Fitzpatrick’s counterpart had 3 TDs of his own. He too has a tough schedule coming up (vs. TEN, @ KC, @ DAL) before a nice match-up with Houston. Too long to hold onto him without a use for him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Shaun Hill, Detroit Lions
He’s probably a decent spot start against the Giants if he gets the nod. He had331 yards and 2 TDs in Week 4 and 227 yards and 3 TDs this week against St. Louis. If you need a QB, grab him, but know it’s a short-term solution.
Ruling:  Get ‘em


Earnest Graham, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Graham had 65 yards and a score, but only had three carries. He’s not going to be a useful option until Tampa commits a bigger role to him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Mike Hart, Indianapolis Colts
Hart had 11 carries for 50 yards and a score. He’s no more than the #3 RB when Donald Brown is healthy so he’s not a great add.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Brandon Jackson, Green Bay Packers
If someone dropped him out of frustration after totaling just 45 yards on the ground the past two weeks, you may want to grab him as he dropped 115 on the Redskins. He added 25 yards on five catches.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Johnson caught five passes (on nine targets) for 46 yards and 2 TDs. That’s four TDs in three weeks. The yardage hasn’t been great, but he is a decent play during the bye weeks despite a tough schedule.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Danny Amendola, St. Louis Rams
He caught 12 passes for 95 yards and Mark Clayton was carted off the field. You’re probably looking at the Rams’ new #1 WR.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions
Nate had four catches for 56 yards and a score. It was his first of the season and he still has fewer than 100 yards. Enough said.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints
So Meachem scored finally. He exceeded his season total coming into the game with 72 yards on four catches. Potential alone he’s probably worth picking up if he was dropped, but be hesitant using him.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Roy Williams, Dallas Cowboys
Williams came out of the bye and remained hot with six catches for 87 yards and a score. He’s clearly not the #1 WR, but he’s doing a fine job holding off Dez Bryant. Roy is the other Cowboy WR to own at this point.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Anthony Armstrong, Washington Redskins
Armstrong had 84 yards and a score, but only had four catches entering the game. He’s not roster worthy just yet.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars
Lewis shined again with four catches for 54 yards and 2 TDs. He has five on the year. He’s a decent low-end TE1 or a great TE2.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Donald Lee , Green Bay Packers
Lee caught a TD and Jermichael Finley was injured, though it doesn’t seem too serious. Besides, there are better options out there.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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11 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. AC
    October 11th, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    Not quite the right place to put this question but here goes, would you personally trade G. Jennings and K. Moreno for either R. Wayne or Calvin Johnson? …..I’m just worried about Jennings at this point, he’s had matches to exploit and it just hasn’t been there, but with Finley going down, who knows?

  2. LestersLegends
    October 11th, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    I would for Wayne, assuming it doesn’t put you in too much of a bind at RB. I’m a little concerned that Calvin said he couldn’t return yesterday. Don’t really want damaged goods, you know.

    I’m frustrated with Jennings just like you, and hope he can start to pay off.

  3. AC
    October 11th, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    I’m with you on that one, how about the same deal for B. Marshall? From what I hear, C. Johnson may have a separated shoulder, yikes

  4. LestersLegends
    October 11th, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Depends on where you sit at RB. If you are pretty stocked then maybe it’s worth it. It’s def an upgrade at this point going Jennings to Marshall. Tough dealing a decent starting RB though and a WR at the start of the season who was basically in the same tier.

  5. AC
    October 11th, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    For RB I have Turner, P. Thomas, Knowshon, Torain, so I do have some depth in a 2 RB league with a RB/WR flex position also. It is a tough spot, I’m hoping he turns it around but who knows, now Rodgers has a concussion to boot!

  6. LestersLegends
    October 11th, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    That’s a tough one. I’d need a decent RB coming back to make the deal I think.

  7. Robert
    October 12th, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    Trade talk…Mendenhall for Moss? I have Chris Johnson and Bradshaw starting ahead of Mendy for the moment. I’m sitting good right now at receiver with Gates and Andre Johnson, but Moss would boost the corps. What do you think?

  8. LestersLegends
    October 12th, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    That’s a pretty even trade. I guess I would rather have Mendy but I can certainly see where you’re coming from.

  9. Susan "Sweaty Armpits" Adams
    October 15th, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    No Sweat…. :)

  10. Kibbles and Vix
    October 15th, 2010 at 7:43 am #

    Felix Jones or B Jax, non-PPR

    Javid Best, Jammal Charles, Torrain (PICK 2 non-ppr)

  11. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    Between Felix and BJax I go with Felix.

    Jahvid Best is the odd man out from the bottom group.

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