Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Week 1

Sep 8, 2008

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.

Matt Cassel – Sure, he’s no Tom Brady, but he does have a lot of weapons to work with.  He knew enough to hook up with Randy Moss for a score.  Went 13 for 18 for 152 yards and a TD, which is a lot better than he showed in the preseason.  He may not be a fantasy starter, but you’ve got to put him on your bench.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Sammy Morris – He had as many carries as Maroney (10), but he outrushed him (53 to 51), scored a TD, and caught 5 passes for 34 yards.  The Pats are going to have to rely on the run more this year without Brady, plus Morris looked good last year before he got hurt.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Chris Johnson – 15 carries for 93 yards rushing and 3 catches for 34 yards and a score.  LenDale did get the one-yard plunge, but Johnson certainly was plenty involved, especially for a close game against a tough D.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
Le’Ron McClain – Perhaps the biggest surprise of all.  19 carries for 86 yards and 2 catches for 24.  They were facing Cincy though, and McGahee should be back soon.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Hank Baskett - 2 catches for 102 yards, including a 90 yard score.  Nice stat line, but I don’t see it repeating very often.  DeSean Jackson, L.J. Smith, and Greg Lewis were bigger focal points for the Eagles.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Anthony Fasano – He scored a TD, which is a start.  He had 84 yards, which is solid.  What makes me very interested is the fact he caught 8 passes.  He could be a big part of the Dolphin Offense.  Snatch him up.
Ruling:  Get ‘em
Dante Rosario – When Steve Smith returns he probably won’t factor in as much, but it’s hard to ignore a Tight End that catches 7 passes for 96 yards and a score.  He’s worth giving a shot
Ruling:  Get ‘em

There you have it.  I hope I provided you some good info while you make your fantasy team waiver wire adjustments. 

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