2010 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 3

Sep 27, 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
Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs:  He had more yards today (250) than he had in his first two games combined (244). He had three TD passes. They face the Texans in two weeks, which may be a sneaky bye week play.
Ruling:  Get ‘em (if your QB is on bye in Week 5)
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills:  Fitzpatrick threw for 247 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs vs. New England. He added 18 yards in the ground, but I’m not ready to trust him. Only pick him up in deep 2-QB leagues.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Charlie Batch, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Batch came up big for the Steelers with 3 TD passes, but he’s not worth adding. They play Baltimore next week, and then Big Ben returns after the bye.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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RBs
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, New England Patriots:  The Law Firm ran for 98 yards and a score. Fred Taylor was ineffective. The Pats’ RB situation is always a tricky one. If you’re hurting at RB though, he’s worth a shot.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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WRs
Dexter McCluster, Kansas City Chiefs:  He is an electric playmaker, but he doesn’t get enough touches to be a solid fantasy play despite his 69 yards and 31 yard TD.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints:  My guess is he’ll be a hot commodity on the waiver wire after catching six passes, two of them TDs, for 149 yards. I’m not going to say leave  him, but do realize the Saints are pretty inconsistent spreading the ball around. The again, with Reggie Bush out, he could be Brees’ safety net.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Brandon Lloyd, Denver Broncos:  Lloyd’s six catches for 169 yards and a score may have come as a surprise, but he had eight catches for 170 yards in Denver’s first two games. Clearly he’s a big part of Denver’s offense.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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TEs
Tony Scheffler, Detroit Lions: He had a big day (7 catches, 60 yards, TD), but the Vikings struggle to contain TEs. Last week it was Pettigrew getting the looks. This may just be a situation to avoid both players.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Benjamin Watson, Cleveland Browns:  Watson caught five passes for 47 yards and a score against Baltimore. He’s a decent TE2 for the bye weeks.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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