2013 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em – NFL Week 7

Oct 14, 2013

Brandon LaFell
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.
Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Foles threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He added another score on the ground. Great game, but he is only worth considering if Michael Vick remains out.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Andre Ellington ran for 56 yards and a touchdown on seven carries against the San Francisco 49ers. He also caught five passes for 36 yards. He continues to produce despite a limited amount of touches.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, New York Giants
Brandon Jacobs ran for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a turn-back-the-clock performance against the Chicago Bears. He should be owned in most fantasy football leagues, but don’t expect another game like this.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
Riley Cooper, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Riley Cooper caught four of six targets for 120 yards and a score against the Bucs. He hadn’t done much on-the-field prior to this outburst. I’d need to see more.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Tandon Doss, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Tandon Doss caught four of six targets for 99 yards against the Green Bay Packers. He has 204 yards in his past three games, but I’d still hesitate to add him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Kris Durham, WR, Detroit Lions
Kris Durham caught eight of 13 targets for 83 yards against the Cleveland Browns. He’s worth keeping an eye on, but not using him for a roster spot.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers
Brandon LaFell caught all four of his targets for a career-high 104 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. He has three touchdowns in his past three games. Plus, his bye week is behind him. I had him as a deep sleeper last week. He isn’t a bad depth option.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints
Kenny Stills caught all three of his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown. He is not consistent enough to rely on.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets
Jeff Cumberland caught four of five targets for 59 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was his third decent fantasy performance in a row. He’s worth a look if you’re in need at tight end.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Timothy Wright, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Timothy Wright caught seven of nine targets for 91 yards. He had five catches for 41 yards in Week 4. Keep an eye on Wright, but don’t add him just yet.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat’ Em.
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13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Scott
    October 15th, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    I’ve heard that NYG is shopping for RBs. Does that change your opinion of Brandon Jacobs any?

  2. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Not in the short-term.

  3. Sam
    October 15th, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    LesterLegends – in need of some waiver wire advice. Standard scoring, 12 team league, 2 QBs start. Three scenarios below:

    1. I have Heath Miller and Charles Clay. Would you drop either of them to pick up J. Cumberland?

    2. I have G. Tate, R. Broyles, and C. Shorts as WRs on my bench. Would you drop any of them for LaFell? Other top guys on our waiver right now are T. Williams, A. Pettis, D. Baldwin, and K. Wright. Any of those guys look good to replace w/ my current bench WRs?

    3. I’m starting AP and MJD at RB w/ L. Miller on the bench. Would you pick up B. Jacobs as insurance? I’m thinking of dropping Gabbert, but then that would leave me with no backup QB.

    Thanks in advance!

  4. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    1. no
    2. Yes, broyles and tate for Lafell and Williams
    3. Yes

  5. Sam
    October 15th, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    LesterLegends – thanks for the quick response! I have the #2 waiver pick. So in terms of pick priority I’m thinking the following:

    1. Williams
    2. LaFell
    3. Jacobs


  6. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    I think that’s good. Keenan Allen gone?

  7. Sam
    October 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    LesterLegends – Yep he is gone.

    Other top WRs available (based on fantasy pts to date) are J. Simpson, J. Cotchery, E. Sanders, D. Avery, and R. Cooper

    Other top RBs available are R. Mendenhall, C. Ogbonnaya, B. Pierce, M. Tolbert, and K. Hunter

  8. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    I think Mendy has more long-term value than Jacobs.

  9. Sam
    October 15th, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    LesterLegends – Sounds good and thanks for the advice!

    I am planning on starting L. Miller (vs. Buf) over MJD (vs. SD) this week. You think this is a good play?

  10. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    I have Miller ranked 18 and Mojo 20.

  11. JC
    October 15th, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    PPR LEAGUE- I start Graham at TE, Sproles at RB2, and Julius Thomas at flex. With Graham and Sproles out I am moving Thomas to TE and have Woodhead on my bench for RB2 and Hartline or Michael Floyd on the bench for flex.

    The wire is getting awfully thin but I can claim: Rudolph, Nate Washington, LaFell, Stephen Hill, Dobson, Baldwin, Riley Cooper, Jerome Simpson, Ginn jr, Cotchery, and Chris Ogbonnaya.

    Would you stay with what I have or shake up the flex and/or RB2 considering the options listed? Obviously only one RB mentioned.


  12. LestersLegends
    October 15th, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    i think you’re good

  13. Cardiodr
    October 16th, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Foles loves Cooper as evident last year. If Foles continues to play Cooper will see production. Tim Wright is a fantasy sleeper TE this week.

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