2010 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 8

Oct 26, 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
Kerry Collins, Tennessee Titans
Collins threw for 276 with 3 TDs, all to Kenny Britt. He also had 2 INTs. It’s still Vince Young’s team so your best move is to look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
After throwing four TDs against the Ravens, I think it’s time to take Fitzpatrick serious. He threw for 374 yards in the process. He has multiple TD passes in all four games that he’s played in, including seven in the past two weeks.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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RBs
LeGarrette Blount, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Blount had 72 yards on 11 carries.  Cadillac Williams scored the TD, and Blount has yet to become part of the passing game, but he’s clearly the primary runner at this point.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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WRs
Jordan Shipley, Cincinnati Bengals
Shipley caught all six of his targets for 131 yards and a score. Great game, but he’s still fourth fiddle behind T.O., Ocho, and Benson.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins
Bess scored for the third straight week. He caught six passes (seven targets) for 66 yards. He has 25 catches in his last four games.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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David Gettis, Carolina Panthers
Gettis had a big game, hauling in a pair of TDs while catching eight passes for 125 yards. It’s hard to rely on Carolina’s passing game though. I’d like to see a little more proof before I endorse him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Mike Williams, Seattle Seahawks
If, for some reason, your league let Mike Williams stay in your free agent pool, it’s time to snatch him up now. He has 21 catches in the past two weeks for 210 yards and a score.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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James Jones, Green Bay Packers
Jones had four catches for 107 yards, but he still hasn’t met his expectations. Make him prove he can be a consistent threat before you add him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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TEs
David Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Thomas caught three passes for 33 yards and a score. He’s not a consistent enough performer for fantasy teams though.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronkowski caught his third TD pass of the year, but has just nine catches for 96 yards. He’s not a fantasy factor right now.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Jared
    October 26th, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    Hey, good website, informative point of view. I enjoy checkin it at work.
    Would you drop Fred Jackson for Blount? I feel like Jackson is simply a consistent 70-80 yards per game, while Blount could break out if he is given the touches.

  2. LestersLegends
    October 26th, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    Seems like a pretty lateral move. Personally I’d hold onto Jackson because I like consistent RB depth, but I totally see your point of view. He’s more likely to get those yards AND score a TD.

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