Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Week 15

Dec 21, 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.

Chad Henne, QB, Miami Dolphins
Henne threw for 349 yards against Tennessee, and is a decent desperation play next week against Houston. Odds are you have a safer option though.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Matt Moore, QB, Carolina Panthers
Moore tossed three TDs and nearly 300 yards against the Vikings. I would consider him in 2 QB leagues, more because of Steve Smith’s play than Matt’s.

Maurice Morris, RB, Detroit Lions
Morris had 161 total yards and a score against Arizona. He has a tough match-up in San Francisco next week, but is worth grabbing and using in a pinch.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Cleveland Browns
Obviously a guy who rumbled for 286 yards and 3 TDs is going to command some attention. With Oakland on tap next week, he could be in store for another big game.
Ruling: Get ‘em.

Michael Bush, RB, Oakland Raiders
Bush destroyed the Broncos with 133 yards and a score. He has a juicy match-up next week against the  Browns, but you never know which Raider Back is gonna get the ball. If you are in a pinch, roll with Bush.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins
The final numbers looked solid (2 catches, 96 yards), but they were aided by a fluke catch.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Mark Bradley, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Bradley had 52 yards in a score, but he’s the fourth option at best with Jamaal Charles, Chris Chambers, and Dwayne Bowe ahead of him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Demetrius Williams, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Williams had four catches for 71 yards and a score. He hadn’t done much prior to this game though, so don’t bother with him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Josh Morgan, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Morgan had 61 yards and a score against the Eagles. He’s averaging 5.5 catches in his last four games, and with Detroit up next week, is worth considering.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Mike Wallace, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wallace caught a pair of TDs against the Packers, but is a shaky play next week against Baltimore.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

David Thomas, TE, New Orleans Saints
Thomas caught eight passes for 77 yards. It was just his second game of the year over 50 yards and, with just 1 TD on the year, is not a player I’d gamble on in a fantasy football championship game.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

J.P. Foschi, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Foschi had seven catches for 82 yards, but the Chargers are fantasy friendly to Tight Ends. Don’t waste your time with him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    December 21st, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    Do you really think Harrison can be usable again? I know the game he had, but this is Eric Mangini we’re talking about. Would it surprise you if he ended up third on the depth chart because the “Man-genius” thought the match just wasn’t right?

  2. LestersLegends
    December 21st, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    If he didn’t have such a choice match-up I’d say no. It’s Oakland. Even the man-genius can’t f that up.

  3. Rotoprofessor
    December 21st, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    I think you give him too much credit… lol

  4. David Funk
    December 21st, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    Harrison’s 286 rushing yards game has to be one of the most unexpected things to happen in the game’s history. I still think he’s a good play despite it being against Oakland.

    Speaking of Oakland, they beat Philly and Cincy at home and Pittsburgh and Denver on the road. As always with the Raiders, go figure! LOL!

  5. LestersLegends
    December 21st, 2009 at 6:08 pm #

    They’re better than most expected, but they still are easy to run on.

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