2012 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – Week 4

Sep 24, 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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Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buffalo Bills
Fitpatrick, a sleeper option of mine from last week, threw for just 208 yards, but he tossed three touchdown passes. He also added ten yards on the ground. He has thrown multiple TDs in each game this year and is a solid QB2 option.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Shaun Hill, QB, Detroit Lions
Hill came in for the injured Matthew Stafford and threw for 172 yards and a pair of scores. If Stafford is out, Hill is worth adding.
Ruling:  TBD based on Stafford injury
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Christian Ponder, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Ponder threw for 198 yards and had two TDs for the second straight game. He also ran for 33 yards and a score. With Percy and Kyle Rudolph and Jerome Simpson returning, Ponder looks like a decent QB2. He has yet to throw a pick this year.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Tashard Choice, RB, Buffalo Bills
C.J. Spiller went down and Fred Jackson isn’t quite ready. Choice, who ran for 91 yards and added eight receiving yards, is a nice short-term replacement.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Mikel Leshoure, RB, Detroit Lions
LeShoure should be the top waiver wire pick this week. He ran the ball 26 times for 100 yards and a score. He added four catches for 34 yards.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Daniel Thomas, RB, Miami Dolphins
Thomas took over for Bush and had 69 yards and a touchdown. He added eleven receiving yards. If Bush misses any time, Thomas is the guy to own.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Ryan Williams, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Williams took advantage of Beanie’s toe injury for 83 yards rushing and 12 receiving. He’s worth grabbing.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Ramses Barden, WR, New York Giants
Exploded on the scene filling in for Hakeem Nicks. Was targeted ten times, catching nine passes for 138 yards. The Giants are prolific enough to produce multiple fantasy options. I just don’t know what role he plays when Nicks returns, which will likely be next week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Armon Binns, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Caught three passes for 63 yards and a score. Last week he caught five passes for 66 yards so he’s worth a look, but I would pass on him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions
Caught ten passes for 69 yards and a score. Consistency will be an issue, but he is useful for WR depth.
Ruling:   Get ‘em.
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Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Hawkins produced for the third straight game. He only caught two passes for 66 yards, but got in the end zone for the second straight week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Caught four passes on eight targets for 113 yards and a score. Reggie Wayne is the only consistent option in the passing game.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Damaris Johnson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Caught five passes for 84 yards filling in for Maclin. Not a good long-term option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jeremy Kerley, WR, New York Jets
Kerley caught two passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. He has been solid in all three games. I just don’t trust the Jets’ offense outside of Santonio.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Stokley, WR, Denver Broncos
Stokley caught six passes for 73 yards and a score. At this stage he’s not a good option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kevin Walter, WR, Houston Texans
Walter caught three passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. He was quiet in the first two games and isn’t a reliable option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Caught two touchdown passes among his eight grabs for 60 yards. He has four TDs on the year and has scored in every game.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph scored a pair of touchdowns, giving him three in the past two games. He has been solid every game this year and is a tough cover with all the attention AP and Percy command.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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26 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. GloriousMullet
    September 24th, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Seriously debating dropping Finley for Rudolph. Who do you feel has the more upside/value?

  2. LestersLegends
    September 24th, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I think Rudolph does. He is definitely a more focal point in the offense. There are so many options in GB.

  3. Need Help
    September 24th, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    0.5PPR, 16 team. I need a WR to plug in for Week 4, and maybe keep for the rest of the season, too. Pick your best 2.
    Titus Young, Jerome Simpson, Brandon LaFell, Kevin Walter, Donald Jones, Brian Hartline, Mario Manningham, Rod Streater

  4. LestersLegends
    September 24th, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    I like lafell. Had a bad game but he will typically be more involved. I think Simpson will be a good option too giving vikes outside presence.

  5. Heath
    September 24th, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Gates and Cook are my tight ends. Cook has better numbers than Gates, but I am wanting more consistency from that position. I drafted Gates once again this year and I’m starting to regret it. Heath Miller and Dennis Pitta are available in my league. Would it be wise to go for both of them in order to have some strong play-makers at that position? If I shouldn’t drop both of them, who should I keep? If that is the case, who could you go after Miller or Pitta?

  6. LestersLegends
    September 24th, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    I would drop cook for pitta

  7. Lance
    September 25th, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Hey ryan, desperate at rb… Rank these as in terms of must get must own long term! I own spiller and bush in one of my leagues … But want long term value ……. Powell, choice, miller, thomas, Jacquizz Rodgers ?? Many are saying miller better back than Thomas and Powell will take greenes job…? Want to spend ww priority cautiously…,,! Thx

  8. LestersLegends
    September 25th, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    i think the one with the most long term value is Powell. From them it’s a toss up between the miami backs.

  9. JR
    September 25th, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Who would you go with at QB this weeK?

    Flacco, Vick, or Ponder?

  10. LestersLegends
    September 25th, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    I have Flacco at my #10. With Smith, Pitta, Boldin, and Rice I like his weapons. Vick could get knocked out of the game as often as he’s hit and Ponder is OK, but not when you have Flacco as an option.

  11. GRO
    September 25th, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    10 team PPR. If F. Jackson can’t go this weekend I’ll be in need of a fill in flex (due to bye weeks). Would you go with Andrew Hawkins, Jerome Simpson, or Kyle Rudolph?

  12. LestersLegends
    September 25th, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    I like Rudolph in that spot. Hawkins is close.

  13. LP
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    I’ve been plagued with injuries and crazy games but this week I have all 4 of my WR’s ready to play. Need three of the following: Greg Jennings, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks and Andrew Hawkins. I like them all and know anyone of them could have a great week 4.

  14. Steel Curtain
    September 26th, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    Should I drop Celek for Rudolph

  15. LestersLegends
    September 26th, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    LP-I’d go with your first three assuming they are all good to go.
    Steel-They are similar value. If you prefer Rudolph or just feel like making a change then go for it. To me they are in the same tier.

  16. GRO
    September 26th, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    10 team PPR. Would you trade Fred Jackson and Jordy Nelson for Marshawn Lynch and Danny Amendola?

  17. LestersLegends
    September 26th, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    I would do that. Two starters for one.

  18. JC
    September 26th, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    What do I do about my RB situation in my 12 team non-ppr? I have McFadden, Chris Johnson, and Kevin Smith. Smith did less than CJ last week and I don’t have much viable options other than possibly a 1 week solution. Any waiver suggestions or do I just stick with CJ and hope one of his 25yards is from the goal line? Note: this league has minimal moves due to charges so there may be an option you could suggest.

  19. LestersLegends
    September 26th, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    hard to say without knowing what’s available. You kind of have to hope CJ comes to form. I could see moving smith if there was something better out there.

  20. JC
    September 26th, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Availability (looking for a week to week option not just this week): Jackie Battle, Shaun Draughn, Joique Bell, Lamar Miller, jacquizz rodgers, Danny Woodhead, Tashard choice (looks like spiller is returning?), Bilal Powell, Darius Reynaud. Probably not worth going futher. Thoughts? Thanks!

  21. LestersLegends
    September 26th, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    i think bilal powell has the best chance at long term success. greene is a dog.

  22. GRO
    September 27th, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    PPR League. How do you feel about trading Fred Jackson and Antonio Brown for Frank Gore and Danny Amendola? I’m concerned about Jackson being a consistent contributor and I’m trying to recraft my Flex. Amendola would become my third receiver behind Jordy Nelson and Demaryious Thomas…

  23. LestersLegends
    September 28th, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    i like the trade. i see gore having much better production than fjax rest of season.

  24. tom
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    two trade offers to me. Ist I give up BJGE and get A. Brown (i have bradshaw) and get B arshall

    2nd, I give up Houston Def, I have Baltimore, and I get Mendenhall or Mcgahee. What do you think?
    Thanks!

  25. tom
    September 29th, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    two trade offers to me. Ist I give up BJGE and get A. Brown (i have bradshaw) and get B Marshall

    2nd, I give up Houston Def, I have Baltimore, and I get Mendenhall or Mcgahee. What do you think?
    Thanks!

  26. LestersLegends
    September 29th, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Solid deals

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