2012 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 3

Sep 17, 2012


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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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Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
Bradford, my sleeper pick this week at quarterback, threw for 310 yards and three TDs. He could be worth rostering.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Matt Cassel, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Threw for 301 yards with two TDs and an INT. Added 25 rushing yards. Not a guy I’d want on my team though. Bills have been bad defensively so I don’t think this was a true test for Cassel.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Threw for 243 yards and a pair of scores. His two INTs weren’t good, but he formed a good rapport with Vincent Jackson. Worth having for QB depth.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Kevin Kolb, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Kolb threw for 140 yards and a touchdown. He added 20 rushing yards and a score on the ground. Look elsewhere though.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Christian Ponder, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Ponder threw for 245 yards on 27 of 35 passing with a pair of scores. There are too many good options to roster Ponder though.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Weeden, QB, Cleveland Browns
Threw for 322 yards and a pair of scores. Promising, but not a fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jackie Battle, RB, San Diego Chargers
Ran for 69 yard and a pair of scores. Mathews should be back next week so it’s probably not worth adding Battle.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Andre Brown, RB, New York Giants
Ran for 71 yards and a score. Added 19 receiving yards. Worth adding if Bradshaw misses time.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Shaun Draughn, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Ran for 56 yards on five carries and caught one pass for 23 yards. Too crowded of a backfield.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Cleveland Browns
Caught six passes for 73 yards. Probably a fluke.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis Rams
Ram for 83 yards and added 19 through the air. Should be rostered in most leagues. With Steven Jackson dealing with a groin injury, Richardson is a must have.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Donnie Avery, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Avery caught nine passes on ten targets for 111 yards. The Vikings secondary is horrible. I’d hold off on adding Avery.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams
Scored for the second straight week. Not quite ready to add him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins
Caught nine passes on twelve targets for 111 yards. I’d add him in PPR leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em – PPR Leagues
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Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
A week after recording 86 receiving yards he had 56 and a score. I’d monitor him, but hold off for now.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers
For the second straight week LaFell had a nice game. He caught six passes on eight targets for 90 yards. He added 25 rushing yards. He’s a solid option in a rising offense.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Cleveland Browns
Caught five passes for 70 yards and a score. I don’t trust the Browns offense.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Andre Roberts, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Roberts scored for the second straight week. Unfortunately he caught just one pass for two yards.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Tate, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Caught three passes for 71 yards and a score. I’d like to see more before considering him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Mike Williams, WR, Tampa Buccaneers
Caught three passes for 59 yards and a score for the second straight week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Martellus Bennett, TE, New York Giants
Caught five passes for 72 yards and scored for the second straight week. Looking like a good option.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Caught eight passes for 157 yards and a TD on 11 targets. If Maclin misses time, Celek should be more involved in the passing game.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills
Scored for the second straight week. Has just 91 yards in two weeks. I’d wait until at least the bye weeks to think about plugging him in.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Todd Heap, TE, Arizona Cardinals
Caught five passes for 62 yards on nine targets. He isn’t worth a roster spot with his injury history.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Myers, TE, Oakland Raiders
Caught all six of his targets for 86 yards. Has two solid games. Keep an eye on him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Dante Rosario, TE, San Diego Chargers
Took advantage of Gates’ absence with three TDs. Repeat success isn’t likely.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph caught three passes on five targets for 35 yards and a score. He’s a solid TE2 and borderline TE1.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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11 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Arnold
    September 17th, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    Would you rank Andre Brown Higher than Daryl Richardson?

  2. LestersLegends
    September 17th, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    I think so. He is more likely to play this week and Ahmad is more likely to miss more time than S-Jax during the year.

  3. John Hoefer
    September 17th, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    What do you think about Pitta vs. Bennet vs. Celek in a PPR league. I have Greg Olsen and will be dropping him this week in favor of one of the above.

  4. Heath
    September 17th, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    I currently have Antonio Gates as my starting Tight End, and Jared Cook on the bench. Should I look at replacing Cook who hasn’t had a very strong start to the year? Martellus Bennett is currently available in my league. I’d like to get a stronger TE to help when Gates is injured or is on a bye. Should I make the move or stick with Cook?

  5. LestersLegends
    September 17th, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    John – I may lean towards Bennett at this point. Celek is real close. Probably better short term.
    Heath – At this point I’d probably go with Bennett. He has a nice match-up against Washington when Gates goes on bye.

  6. b-unit
    September 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    what about pitta?

  7. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    He’s worth grabbing too. There are just so many TE options out there.

  8. Andy
    September 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    I have a strong WR team, i dont need Dez Bryan, should i drop him to get Bennett or Pitta for backing up J Braham?

  9. LestersLegends
    September 18th, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I would try to trade Dez if you want to get rid of him. He’s too good to just cast aside.

  10. Kevin
    September 19th, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    What do you think about picking up Hartline and dropping Gerhart? I have enough of both RB and WR, but just looking at better in the long haul for depth in my ppr. Thanks!

  11. LestersLegends
    September 19th, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Makes sense. Gerhart’s value is tied to AP’s health. Hartline doesn’t have the upside, but is steadier, especially in a PPR setting.

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