Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Week 8

Oct 27, 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.

Tyler Thigpen
- Tyler completed 25 of 36 passes (69.4%) for 280 yards and a pair of TDs.  He did not throw an Interception and displayed some poise.  He has two solid threats in Dwayne Bowe and Tony Gonzalez.  I wouldn’t suggest playing him, but I’d rather have him on my roster than a Brad Johnson.  That still doesn’t make him roster worthy.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em (unless you have Brad Johnson).

Antonio Pittman
- With Steven Jackson out, Pittman stepped in nicely.  He ran for 83 yards on 19 carries while adding another 22 yards on 3 catches.  I would guess that S-Jax will be good to go the next time out so leave Pittman on the waiver wire.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Leonard Weaver - Weaver exploded for 13 rushing yards, 116 receiving yards and 2 TDs.  Catches your attention, doesn’t it?  Chalk it up to a fluke though as he had just 54 rushing yards and 6 catches for 43 yards.  Do I see him coming close to his Week 8 performance?  Not a chance.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Donnie Avery
- If you were Ahead of the Curve like Lisa Danhof you would already have him.  He’s been doing well with 73 yards and 55 yards and a score the past two weeks.  This week he exploded for 163 yards vs. the Patriots.  He must be owned.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Mark Bradley - Bradley caught five passes for 42 yards and a score for the Chiefs.  He had one catch for 8 yards prior to this game.  Naturally I want to see him do it again before I contemplate using a roster spot on him.  Kansas City looked OK, but they are still a bad team.   
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Billy Miller
- Miller had a solid game with 7 grabs for 82 yards.  The Saints have three good TD options in Shockey, Miller, and Campbell.  Plus, they have a ton of WR threats.  The Saints have so many weapons it’s hard to predict who will shine from week to week.  That said, Miller is probably worth a roster spot.
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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