2012 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 12

Nov 19, 2012

There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Henne threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns. I still don’t trust their offense.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Bryce Brown, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Brown ran for 35 yards on five carries. LeSean McCoy was concussed so Brown could get the start this week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Ronnie Hillman, RB, Denver Broncos
Hillman ran for 43 yards on 12 carries. He added two catches for 16 yards. He’s worth a grab if Willis McGahee misses any action.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
The Saints have a muddy backfield, but Ingram is coming on as the primary back. He ran for 67 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Jalen Parmele, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Parmele ran for 84 yards on 24 carries. Starting running backs should be on roster.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
Powell ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. He added two catches for 18 yards. He’s not a great option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
Starks carried  the ball 25 times for 74 yards. He added a six-yard reception. He’s worth a roster spot because of his volume of touches.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers
Alexander caught seven of 11 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns. He’s heating up and should be owned.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins
Bess caught six of 11 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown. It was his first score of the year. He provides decent depth, especially in PPR leagues. He has the Patriots coming up in a few weeks. He always plays them well.
Ruling:  Get ‘em (especially PPR leagues).
Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon caught seven of 13 targets for 236 yards and a touchdown. It’s hard not to add a guy after an explosion like that.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
Edelman caught five of seven targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He added a 47-yard run. He doesn’t do enough for a fantasy spot.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams
Gibson caught three of five targets for nine yards and two touchdowns. He’s not a great option despite the pair of scores.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton caught six of nine targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t catch a pass the previous week so consistency could be an issue. That’s two 100-yard games in three weeks though.
Ruling: Get ‘em
Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers
LaFell caught five of seven targets for 93 yards and a touchdown. He’s coming on and should be rostered.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Sanu caught two of four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight week scoring, but he is not producing enough for a fantasy spot.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Chaz Schilens, WR, New York Jets
Schilens caught four of five targets for 48 yards and a touchdown. I don’t trust the Jets’ passing game.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Dallas Clark, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Clark caught seven of 11 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He has three scores in the past five games. He’s a decent TE2.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers
Finley caught all three of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown. The bye week served him well.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans
Graham caught eight of nine targets for 82 yards and two touchdowns. That is not the norm for Graham.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Tony Moeaki, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Moeaki caught four of six targets for 73 yards. He had 68 yards last week, but is still a low-end option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Cleveland Browns
Watson caught four of eight targets for 47 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It was only his second time topping 40 yards and he had one touchdown prior.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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14 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Swade
    November 19th, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    Hey Lester,

    I am currently rostering lackluster TEs in Pettigrew and Rudolph. You think dropping Pettigrew for D. Clark is a good move? I like how Clark is becoming more involved in the passing game. And I would like to see how Ponder and Rudolph look after thier bye before starting him again.

  2. LestersLegends
    November 19th, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    I would hang on to Pettigrew personally.

  3. jay
    November 19th, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    hey lester,
    gronks down and now i only have dwayne allen for TE. would you start dallas clark over him?

  4. LestersLegends
    November 19th, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    I’d say it’s a coin flip. I’d probably go Allen over Clark against Buffalo. Assuming Fleener is still out.

  5. Ben
    November 19th, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    T.Y. Hilton or mike Wallace week 12?

  6. LestersLegends
    November 19th, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    I like Wallace.

  7. Alex
    November 20th, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    Gates or brandon myers? Gates doesn’t seem to get more than 3-4 catches a game while myers is coming on. There is also celek and finley in FA. 10 team league .5 ppr.

    Last question – Danario Alexander or Cecil Shorts?

  8. LestersLegends
    November 20th, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Personally I like gates and Cecil. ALl four are good options.

  9. craig
    November 20th, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Should I start j. charles, r. hillman, reece, or dmc if he comes back? Need just one.

  10. LestersLegends
    November 20th, 2012 at 7:49 pm #


  11. Carl
    November 21st, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Edelman passes Lloyd on the depth chart. With Brady as his QB and Gronk gone how can he not be a must add?

  12. LestersLegends
    November 21st, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Because it’s the Patriots. So hard to predict. Danny Woodhead didn’t have a touch last week. Watch, he’ll be super busy this week and Edelman will be left out.

  13. Gary
    November 25th, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Hey Lester, this question is more for next week but I just wanted your opinion. Do you think it’s worth picking up Pierre Garcon on waivers while dropping reggie bush? Bush just hasn’t been the same since his injury & the fins have some good running defenses coming up? Many Thanks!

  14. LestersLegends
    November 25th, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    I would say that isn’t a bad move. Garcon looked great.

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