Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Week 4

Oct 5, 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.

David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars - If for some reason he’s floating out there in  your league, you’ll want to grab him.  The disastrous 2008 season is behind him.  He didn’t have major numbers until this weekend’s romp of Tennessee, but he has only thrown one INT.  He’s not going to hurt you with mistakes and can occasionally put up a nice game.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - When someone tears it up like Mendenhall did, it goes without saying that he should be picked up, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t state the obvious here.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans - Perhaps the best thing to come out of the Titans fourth consecutive loss was the emergence of Kenny Britt.  He caught 7 passes for 105 yards.  With Indy and NE on the horizon the Titans may have to turn to the air more often.  Britt could be a decent grab during the bye weeks.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Cleveland Browns - Everyone assumed that Derek Anderson at QB meant good things for Braylon Edwards.  Unfortunately for Braylon owners, he was out-targeted by Massaquio 13 to 5.  That’s the good news.  He was outproduced 8 catches for 148 yards to a goose egg.  Way to go Braylon.  Bad teams produce solid fantasy players so grab Massaquoi.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants - Nicks hauled in a 54 yard TD pass from Eli.  Unfortunately it was his only reception (3 targets).  Steve Smith is clearly the go-to-guy and Mario Manningham is ahead of him on the pecking order.  He can’t be counted on.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Detroit Lions – Pettigrew has had a slow start with the Lions, but was very active in the passing game with 10 targets in the loss to the Bears.  He finished with 4 catches for 64 yards.  He makes a nice backup during the bye weeks.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Sean Ryan, TE, Kansas City Chiefs – Ryan had 5 catches (7 targets) for 58 yards and a TD.  With Bowe, Bradley, Engram, and Wade, there are too many other options for Ryan to be counted on, especially in a system that isn’t Tight End friendly.  That and Kansas City is terrible.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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