Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Week 11

Nov 19, 2007

Each week there are some surprising fantasy performers.  I’m going to take a look at them and see if you should go get ‘em or not.

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Matt Schaub
– I told you to get him as a fill-in last Friday.  Hopefully you did so.  If not, there may be still time to pick him up.  With Andre Johnson back, Schaub becomes viable again.
Ruling – Get ‘em.
Brodie Croyle – He almost led the Chiefs to a victory over the Colts.  He connected with Dwayne Bowe, which is promising, but I think he’ll have too many growing pains.
Ruling – Don’t Sweat ‘em.

First off, I really hope you picked up Chester Taylor last week, who was one of my Get ‘em picks.
Maurice Morris – It may be too late to grab Mo Mo, but he’s still available, snatch him up.  Who knows when Shaun of the Dead Alexander is going to return?  Until then Morris is a solid play with Seattle’s passing attack firing so well, that it makes life easier for Morris.
Ruling – Get ‘em.
Ron Dayne – Dayne has a nice game.  Having the passing attack clicking again, the rushing game should also take off.  Ahman Green always seems to be hurt.  Dayne may be a decent guy to stash on your bench.
Ruling – Get ‘em.
Kyle Eckel – He ran for 40 yards and a score.  Big deal.  New England passes like 80% of the time.  Eckel won’t have may 10 fantasy football point days again in his future.
Ruling – Don’t Sweat ‘em.

First off, I hope you didn’t take my advice and start Mark Clayton this week.  He sucked out loud. 
D.J. Hackett - He was one of my sleeper picks this year.  For the most part he’s been asleep with the ankle injury.  However, he’s now scored in three straight games since returning from that injury.  He is the top target in Seattle, which is a good thing.  He should be on your team.  Hopefully, you listened the first time I told you following the Week 9 game.
Ruling – Get ‘em.
Santana Moss – If somebody dropped him because of his erratic play this year, now’s your chance to swoop in and stash him on your team.  He’s a tough one to pick each week, but he could do well given a good matchup.  His QB Jason Campbell is really coming into his own.
Ruling – Get ‘em.
Drew Carter – Had it not been for Moss and Owens, Carter would have been the big hit this week at wideout with 132 yards and a TD.  Steve Smith will likely return next week so Carter’s breakout game will look more like a blip in his mediocre season.
Ruling – Don’t Sweat ‘em.
Devard Darling – He had 107 yards and a TD vs. Cleveland.  Somebody had to light them up.  I thought it was going to be Clayton.  How wrong I was.  I don’t expect a repeat though.
Ruling – Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Chris Baker
– He had 34 yards and a TD.  Not bad.  He’s only caught 21 passes in 9 games this year, but 8 of them have come the past two weeks.  Looks like Clemens likes him as a safety net, which makes him roster worthy. 
Ruling – Get ‘em.
John Madsen – He scored a TD for Oakland.  He only got 10 yards though.  Although he had three grabs for 61 yards yards before, which gives him back-to-back solid games, Zach Miller is still the better play in Oakland.
Ruling – Don’t Sweat ‘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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