2010 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 9

Nov 1, 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. This is a special Halloween edition. Instead of the usual Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em rulings, it will be trick (don’t sweat) or treat (get).
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QBs

David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars
Garrard may have been dropped after his 49 yard game and injury. He came back with a monster effort (4 TDs passing, 1 rushing) vs. a lifeless Cowboys team. He completed 17 of his 21 passes for 260 yards.
Ruling:  Treat
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Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford is back, throwing for 4 TDs. How long will he stay healthy? Hard to say, but until he gets hurt again, he should probably be on a squad.
Ruling:  Treat
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Troy Smith, San Francisco 49ers
He threw for a TD and ran for another one, but he had just 196 yards passing and 2 yards rushing. He may improve the Niners chances of winning, but I wouldn’t call him a fantasy option.
Ruling:  Trick
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Jason Campbell, Oakland Raiders
Campbell threw for 310 yards and a pair of TDs against the Seahawks. It was his second straight game with double-digit TDs. With KC, a bye, and Pittsburgh coming up, I’d look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Trick
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RBs
Marion Barber III, Dallas Cowboys
MB3 had 16 yards and his first score since Week 3. If you had to play him because of the bye week, good for you. I’m afraid he’s only an option in TD heavy leagues, not that he’s a good bet to score each week, but he has just 94 total yards in the past four games.
Ruling: Trick
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Keiland Williams, Washington Redskins
Williams 25 yards and a score on 6 TDs. Ryan Torain left with a hamstring injury and Clinton Portis is an unknown so you have to get him in case he’s the starting RB when they come off of the bye.
Ruling:  Treat
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Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders
Reece caught three passes for 90 yards and a score. He added 32 yards on the ground. They’ve outscored their opponents 92-17 the past two weeks, which means their is more to go around. I don’t see that happening again until at least Week 14.
Ruling:  Trick
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LaRod Stephens-Howling, Arizona Cardinals
Stephens-Howling almost had to have a good game since it was Halloween, but despite his four carries for 41 yards and a score, he’s not a good option going forward.
Ruling:  Trick
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WRs
Mike Sims-Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars
He’s a frustrating player. He had 134 yards the past five weeks and he explodes for 153 yards and a score against Dallas. Consistency could be an issue, but he does have 4 TDs on the year. Plus he plays Houston and Cleveland after their bye.
Ruling:  Treat
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Brandon LaFell, Carolina Panthers
LaFell followed up his 91 yard game with four catches for 40 yards and a score. Not performances that blow you away, but I can see adding him as bench depth. I just wouldn’t make him a top priority.
Ruling:  Trick
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Nate Washington, Tennessee Titans
Washington had four catches for 117 yards and a score. He was aided by a 71 yard TD. With the Titans going on bye, he’s not a player I’d grab this week.
Ruling:  Trick
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Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland Raiders
DHB caught five passes for 105 yards and a score. He’s improved his bust status, but is still too inconsistent for fantasy teams.
Ruling:  Trick
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Brandon Tate, New England Patriots
Tate had three catches for 101 yards and a score. It’s almost like the old days with the Patriots when you couldn’t rely on any particular WR from week to week.
Ruling:  Trick
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TEs
Daniel Fells, St. Louis Rams
Fells caught four passes for 35 yards and a score. He had just two catches for 13 yards the previous two weeks. His fluke factor is high
Ruling:  Trick
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