2012 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 17

Dec 24, 2012

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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.
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Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Gerhart ran for 31 yards and a touchdown. He added a five-yard catch. Adrian Peterson is still chasing history so Gerhart won’t get meaningful touches in Week 17.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Ryan Grant, RB, Green Bay Packers
Grant ran for 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also had a 34-yard catch. He was the workhorse against the Tennessee Titans, and should see plenty of carries against the Minnesota Vikings this week. If you’re in a pinch, he is a solid fill-in.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Bernard Pierce, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Pierce ran for 123 yards. He got extra work in because the Ravens pounded the New York Giants.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns
Little caught six of seven targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He has had three solid weeks in a row. Unfortunately, he wraps the season up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Josh Morgan, WR, Washington Redskins
Morgan caught two of his five targets for 21 yards and a score. He added a seven-yard run.  Pierre Garcon is the only Redskins receiver that provides consistent production.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jordan Shipley, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shipley caught five of 10 targets for 82 yards. He was playing the Patriots, who can’t stop the pass. This is not typical production.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Lance Kendricks, TE, St. Louis Rams
Kendricks caught four of five targets for 119 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight game with a score. I don’t like him in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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