Eddie Royal Chargers
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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 for those leagues that play the full season out.
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Shaun Hill, QB, St. Louis Rams
Shaun Hill threw for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns. There are better options for the season finale.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
Devonta Freeman ran for 36 yards and a touchdown while adding 48 receiving yards. Freeman is worth a look if Steven Jackson is unable to go next week.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Riley Cooper, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Riley Cooper caught five of seven targets for 53 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Kudos to you if you used Cooper in Week 16, but there is no reason to think he can turn in another strong performance.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Rueben Randle, WR, New  York Giants
Randle does exist. He caught all six of his targets for 132 yards and a touchdown. He’s been pretty quiet for a month. I wouldn’t expect much next week.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego Chargers
Eddie Royal caught 10 of 12 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown. With Keenen Allen out, Royal should see plenty of targets.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, Oakland Raiders
Kenbrell Thompkins caught five of seven targets for 90 yards. He’s not worth a roster spot.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Terrance Williams caught both of his targets for 52 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He does not get enough looks to be a fantasy option.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Albert Wilson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Albert Wilson caught five of seven targets for 87 yards. He’s averaging 69.7 yards in his past three games, but is not a recommended add.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Toby Gerhart Jags
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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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Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Matt Asiata ran for 36 yards and a touchdown. He also caught seven passes for 50 yards. If you are in need, he is a starting back.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Toby Gerhart ran for 54 yards and added nine receiving yards. He’s not fantasy gold, but he’s a starting running back if you are in need.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Carolina Panthers
Jerricho Cotchery caught all five of his targets for 47 yards and a touchdown. Look elsewhere.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Harry Douglas caught 10 of 14 targets for 131 yards. If Julio misses another game Douglas would be worth a start.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Devin Hester, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Devin Hester caught five of six targets for 85 yards and a touchdown. He is more of a fluke than Douglas.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Hakeem Nicks, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Hakeen Nicks caught both of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown. He’s not a reliable fantasy option.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Nate Washington, WR, Tennessee Titans
Nate Washington caught six of 10 targets for 102  yards. He is averaging 72.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns in his past five games. Not a bad option if you need some WR help.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Teddy Bridgewater
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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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Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Teddy Bridgewater threw for 309 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Before you get too excited, he was facing the New York Jets.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
Derek Carr threw for 254 yards and a trio of touchdowns. He at least looks like he’s a decent QB for the Raiders to build on. He’s not for fantasy rosters though.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kamar Aiken, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Kamar Aiken caught six of seven targets for 65 yards and a score. Nice game, but not worthy of an add.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kerwynn Williams, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Kerwynn Williams ran for 100 yards as he took the lead back job and ran with it. He’s the back to add in Arizona.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Cole Beasley caught all three of his targets for 42 yards and a pair of touchdowns. I still wouldn’t rely on him during the fantasy playoffs.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Chris Hogan, WR, Buffalo Bills
Chris Hogan caught seven of nine targets for 54 yards and a touchdown. I wouldn’t add him despite Hogan scoring in consecutive weeks.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jarius Wright, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Jarius Wright caught four of five targets for 123 yards and a touchdown. Again, the Vikings were facing the Jets.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Doug Martin Bucs
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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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Colt McCoy, QB, Washington Redskins
Colt McCoy threw for 392 yards and three touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts. He added 12 rushing yards. It will likely earn him another start, but he shouldn’t be on your fantasy radar. McCoy does make the Redskins’ skill players better though.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Houston Texans
Ryan Fitzpatrick exploded for 358 yards and six touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans. It’s unlikely you’ll use him as a starter in the fantasy playoffs so there isn’t a need to grab him.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Daniel Herron, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Daniel Herron ran for 88 yards and a touchdown against the Redskins. He’s worth a spot on your bench, but don’t expect a heavy workload.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin ran for 58 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. He’s the lead back and has been successful in the past so he’s worth a look.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers
Davante Adams caught six of 11 targets for 121 yards against the New England Patriots. He was the poison that Bill Belichick allowed Aaron Rodgers to pick. He won’t typically see as many looks.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Stedman Bailey, WR, St. Louis Rams
Stedman Bailey caught five of six targets for 100 yards against the Oakland Raiders. That’s two big games in a row. If it were earlier in the year I would say take a flier, but he’s not a player I would lean in the fantasy playoffs.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Harry Douglas took advantage of Roddy White’s absence to the tune of nine catches on 12 targets for 116 yards against the Arizona Cardinals. His value is limited.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Greg Jennings caught five of six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. It’s his second straight game with a score, but Jennings is no longer a reliable fantasy option.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Marqise Lee caught six of eight targets for 75 yards and a score. I wouldn’t rely on the Jaguars’ passing game in the fantasy playoffs.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colt
Donte Moncrief caught three of four targets for 134 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Strong performance, but he’s not worth of a roster spot with the fantasy playoffs looming.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego Chargers
Eddie Royal caught nine of 10 targets for 81 yards and the winning touchdown. He’s been more involved in the past two weeks, but is not a reliable option.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints
Kenny Stills caught five of six targets for 162 yards and a touchdown. Stills is very much worth a look. He had 98 yards last week and scored the week before that.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Nate Washington, WR, Tennessee Titans
Nate Washington caught five of nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown against the Texans. He’s averaging 68 yards with two touchdowns in his past three games, but isn’t a great add.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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LeGarrette Blount Patriots
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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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Zach Mettenberger, QB, Tennessee Titans
Zach Mettenberger threw for 345 yards and a pair of touchdowns. There are too many good options for single-quarterback leagues, but he’s worth adding in two-QB leagues.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Dan Herron, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Dan Herron ran for 65 yards and added 31 receiving yards. He likely earned himself more touches going forward, but he’s still behind Trent Richardson.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots
LeGarrette Blount ran for 78 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jonas Gray overslept his way into Bill Belichick’s doghouse. Look for Blount to run with this opportunity.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Latavius Murray, RB, Oakland Raiders
Latavius Murray ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns on four carries before leaving with a concussion. He played on Thursday, which gives him more time to get cleared. Once he’s healthy he’ll carry the mail for the Raiders.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Stedman Bailey, WR, St. Louis Rams
Stedman Bailey caught seven of nine targets for 89 yards and a touchdown. He hasn’t done much to date.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Charles Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Charles Johnson caught three of 11 targets for 52 yards and a score. He had 87 yards last week, but Minnesota’s passing offense is hard to rely on.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins
Jarvis Landry caught seven of 11 targets for 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He has four touchdowns in his past four games and five in the past seven. He’s not a bad bench option., particularly in PPR leagues as he has averaged six catches per game in the past four weeks.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Louis Murphy, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Louis Murphy caught six of eight targets for 113 yards. He has not be a reliable fantasy option.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Tim Wright, TE, New England Patriots
Tim Wright caught five of six targets for 36 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Wright is not a consistent option, but he is capable of a big day.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jordan Matthews
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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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Drew Stanton, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Drew Stanton threw for 306 yards and a pair of touchdowns. I want to see more before endorsing him as a QB2.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Josh McCown, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh McCown threw for 288 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With Mike Evans beasting, McCown is a solid QB2.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Jonas Gray, RB, New England Patriots
Jonas Gray exploded for 199 yards and four touchdowns. How can you not add a guy after that kind of performance? The Patriots’ running backs are hard to predict, but Gray provides a power attack that works well with Brady’s passing game.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Kenny Britt, WR, St. Louis Rams
Kenny Britt caught for of seven targets for 128 yards and a touchdown. He has scored in two of three weeks and is the Rams’ top option in the passing game.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins
Jarvis Landry caught all five of his targets for 46 yards and a touchdown. He has scored in two of the past three games and three of the past six. I’m still a bit hesitant to add him in 10-12 team leagues.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Matthews is owned in a decent amount of leagues, but he should be owned in more. He caught five of eight targets for 107 yards and a touchdown. He has four scores in three games.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints
Kenny Stills caught all four of his targets for 32 yards. He’s been solid in four of the past five games. He’s worth a spot on your bench given New Orleans’ high-powered offense.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Taylor Gabriel, WR, Cleveland Browns
Taylor caught five of 13 targets for 92 yards. Decent game, but with Josh Gordon coming back, his value is limited.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans
Garrett Graham caught both of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown. Look elsewhere.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jermaine Gresham, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Jermaine Gresham caught two of three targets for 13 yards and a pair of scores. Those were his first two scores and he only topped 40 yards in two games.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Martavis Bryant
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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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Josh McCown, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Josh McCown threw for 301 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons. He added 39 rushing yards. If you need a quarterback he’s a decent option. He has good weapons and the Bucs are bad so he’ll likely be playing from behind.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Michael Vick, QB, New York Jets
Michael Vick threw for 132 yards and two touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He added 39 rushing yards. With the bye weeks coming to a close, there are better options available.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos
C.J. Anderson ran for 90 yards and caught four passes for 73 yards and a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos suddenly have a muddy backfield. Given his success, Anderson is worth a speculative add.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Joseph Randle, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Joseph Randle ran for 56 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s only worth adding as a handcuff.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Chris Hogan, WR, Buffalo Bills
Chris Hogan caught five of seven targets for 57 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. There are better options available.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
John Brown caught five of nine targets for 73 yards and a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams. His value takes a hit with Carson Palmer going down.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Martavis Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Martavis Bryant has probably been snatched up in most leagues already, but for those few leagues that he’s still out there…grab him. Bryant had 143 yards and a touchdown against the Jets. He has six touchdowns in four games.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Preston Parker, WR, New York Giants
Preston Parker caught all seven of his targets for 79 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. Keep an eye on him, but don’t add him yet.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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T.J. Graham, WR, New York Jets
T.J. Graham had a 67-yard touchdown against Pittsburgh. Look elsewhere.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Mychal Rivera, TE, Oakland Raiders
Mychal Rivera caught six of eight targets for 64 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos. With three solid weeks in a row, it’s hard not to endorse him.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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