Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Week 3

Sep 28, 2009

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.

Jason Campbell, QB, Washington Redskins - Campbell had a monster game against Detroit with 340 yards, 2 TDs, and 21 rushing yards.  Every now and again Campbell has an outburst like this and then he disappears.  Couple that with the fact that they lost to the Lions.  Heads could roll in DC leaving this situation too risky.  It’s one I’d rather avoid.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Glen Coffee, RB, San Francisco 49ers - He only managed 54 yards on 25 carries (2.2 yards per carry), but it was against the Minnesota Vikings tough run D.  Frank Gore (ankle) is going to be on the shelf for a couple of weeks.  You have to pick him up.

Bryant Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions - He had a nice game (4 catches, 73 yards TD, 11 targets) against Washington, but there is no telling when his next good game will come.  Too risky.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Kelley Washington, WR, Baltimore Ravens - Washington put up another solid effort with 5 catches for 66 yards.  He has outproduced Mark Clayton the past two weeks now.  Plus, the Ravens have averaged 34.3 points per game so far this year.  With the bye weeks coming, Washington is worth grabbing.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars - If you didn’t grab him last week, and he’s still available, you better do so soon.  He is the go-to-guy for the Jaguars.  He had 6 catches (10 targets) for 81 yards as the Jags beat Houston.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers - I like Wallace as a player, but I don’t seem him being a fantasy force on a regular basis despite his 7 catch (8 target), 102 yard effort.  Santonio Holmes was held to one catch.  That’s not likely to happen again.  Unless Holmes or Hines Ward goes down, you can leave Wallace on the wire.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Andre Caldwell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals - How about those Bengals?  Caldwell had his second nice game with 6 catches (9 targets) for 52 yards and a score.  Laveranues Coles and Chris Henry aren’t meeting expectations.  If Carson Palmer’s trust in Caldwell continues to build, he could be worth a roster spot.  Right now, I’d probably hold off though.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Frank
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:14 am #

    Watching the Browns-Ravens, Washington had a good game. Caldwell was clutch in the fourth quarter … had a good preseason. Has the edge over Henry right now for #3.

    Thanks for the tips.

  2. LestersLegends
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    No prob. Thanks for adding your perspective.

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