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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters. Keep in mind that this time of year it’s pretty much injuries that dictate roster moves.
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Edwin Baker, RB, Cleveland Browns
Edwin Baker ran for 64 yards and a touchdown against a tough New York Jets’ run defense. He also caught two passes for 12 yards. He’s a decent add for next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
Mark Ingram ran for 83 yards against the Carolina Panthers. He also caught a pass for seven yards. I wouldn’t trust the New Orleans Saints to start feeding him the ball regularly.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Mike Brown, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Mike Brown caught five of six targets for 71 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans. He’s not a viable option for the final week of the season against the Indianapolis Colts.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jerrel Jernigan, WR, New York Giants
Jerrel Jernigan caught six of 12 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions. He had seven catches for 67 yards the week before. I’d look elsewhere next week against the Washington Redskins unless you’re looking for a deep sleeper play.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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David Nelson, WR, New York Jets
David Nelson caught four of five targets for 33 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns. He’s not a recommended add based on his 2013 production.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Griff Whalen, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Griff Whalen caught seven of eight targets for 80 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs. Last week he had 45 yards and a score against the Houston Texans. I wouldn’t trust him for a third straight solid game.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
Marcedes Lewis caught four of six targets for 50 yards and a touchdown against the Titans. Lewis has scored in four straight games. If you’re looking for tight end help in Week 17, he’s worth a look.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters. Keep in mind that this time of year it’s pretty much injuries that dictate roster moves.
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Matt Cassel, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Matt Cassel threw for 382 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles. He added 19 yards and a score on the ground. He’s not a recommended play this week against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
Kirk Cousins threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons. With a matchup against a terrible Dallas Cowboys team this week, he’s worth a look.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. He also ran for 22 yards. He faces the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, but I like other options better.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Matt Flynn, QB, Green Bay Packers
Matt Flynn threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have a terrible pass defense. As the Green Bay Packers remain in the playoff hunt, the odds that Aaron Rodgers returns is greater. I don’t love Flynn against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Alex Smith threw for 287 yards and five touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. He also ran for 17 yards. He has 14 touchdown passes in his past five games. He’s a decent option this week against the Indianapolis Colts.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns against the New England Patriots. He has eight touchdown passes in his past three games. If you’re having quarterback issues, Tannehill is a solid add for this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Matt Asiata ran for 51 yards and three touchdowns against the Eagles. He added three catches for 15 yards. Asiata averaged just 1.7 yards per carry. Adrian Peterson and/or Toby Gerhart could return this week, which would end Asiata’s value. Even if he gets the start, he’s not a strong play against the Bengals.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Edwin Baker, RB, Cleveland Browns
Edwin Baker ran for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. He added four receptions for 46 yards. He’s only worth a look if you have no other options.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jordan Todman, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jordan Todman ran for 109 yards against the Buffalo Bills. He also caught four passes for 44 yards. If you’re looking for a running back, Todman is a solid add in case Maurice Jones-Drew remains out.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin caught six or seven targets for 71 yards and a touchdown against the New York Giants. Baldwin has scored in three of the past four games and has averaged 66.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns in his past six. He’s worth an add for this week’s matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Andre Caldwell, WR, Denver Broncos
Andre Caldwell picked up the slack in Wes Welker’s absence (concussion) with six receptions on 10 targets for 59 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers. Considering it was Welker’s second concussion so it’s possible that he’ll miss another game. Even if he does miss again, it’s unlikely that Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Julius Thomas take a back seat to Caldwell again.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Andre Holmes, WR, Oakland Raiders
Andre Holmes caught four of seven targets for 58 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s averaging 85.7 yards in his past three games. If you’re looking for a sleeper option at wide receiver this week against the San Diego Chargers, Holmes isn’t a bad choice.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Santana Moss, WR, Washington Redskins
Santana Moss caught eight of nine targets for 64 yards and a touchdown against Atlanta. I don’t trust him at this stage of his career.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Michael Preston, WR, Tennessee Titans
Michael Preston caught three of five targets for 27 yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals. He hasn’t done much to merit an add.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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Aldrick Robinson, WR, Washington Redskins
Aldrick Robinson caught four of seven targets for 99 yards against the Falcons. He’s a sleeper option this week against the Boys, but I’d probably do a different direction. I do like him better than Moss though.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jarius Wright, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Jarius Wright caught four of five targets for 95 yards against Philadelphia. The Bengals are a much tougher opponent this week.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets
Jeff Cumberland caught three of four targets for 50 yards and a touchdown. He’s too risky to rely on in Week 16.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
Marcedes Lewis caught four of seven targets for 54 yards and a touchdown. It’s his third straight game with a score. He’s a desperation play this week against the Titans, but one that I’d avoid.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters. Keep in mind that this time of year it’s pretty much injuries that dictate roster moves.
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Jason Campbell, QB, Cleveland Browns
Jason Campbell threw for 391 yard and three touchdowns against the New England Patriots. The Cleveland Browns have a favorable matchup next week against the Chicago Browns, but I couldn’t rely on Campbell in one-quarterback leagues.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Toby Gerhart ran for 89 yards and a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens. He’s worth a grab if Adrian Peterson (foot) is unable to go against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Shonn Greene, RB, Tennessee Titans
Shonn Greene ran for 46 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Denver Broncos. He made the most of his nine carries. You have to hope for a touchdown if you’re using Greene. That’s too risky at this stage of the game.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Marcel Reece, RB, Oakland Raiders
Marcel Reece ran for 123 yards and a touchdown against a tough New York Jets run defense. He also caught a pair of passes for 38 yards. He’s worth an add in case Rashad Jennings is out again with his concussion.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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LaVon Brazill, WR, Indianapolis Colts
LaVon Brazill caught three of four targets for 53 yard and a pair of touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals. He’s been coming on in recent weeks, but at this point he’s more of a player to consider for next year.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans
Justin Hunter caught four of eight targets for 114 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos. He’s inconsistent, but there is potential. He’s also a player to consider for next year.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Cordarrelle Patterson caught five of seven targets for 141 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. The Vikings are getting him more involved, but he’s more of a sleeper play against the Eagles.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Da’Rick Rogers caught six of nine targets for 107 yards and two touchdowns against the Bengals. It was an impressive performance, but it would be tough to count on him in Week 15.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
Marcedes Lewis caught two of four targets for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Houston Texans. It was his second straight game with a score. He has the Buffalo Bills in Week 15 and the stingy Tennessee Titans in Week 16. You can roll the dice on him against the Bills, but I’d look elsewhere.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Logan Paulsen, TE, Washington Redskins
Logan Paulsen caught three of five targets for 44 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was his second straight game with a score. I wouldn’t trust him given the way the Washington Redskins have been playing lately. That said, if you are desperate at tight end, he does have a  nice matchup next week against the Falcons.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat’ em.
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Andrew Quarless, TE, Green Bay Packers
Andrew Quarless caught six of seven targets for 66 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. He has not been a consistent option. You should have a better tight end to rely on.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Luke Willson, TE, Seattle Seahawks
Luke Willson caught three of four targets for 70 yard and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. He shouldn’t be on your radar.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Carson Palmer Cardinals
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Carson Palmer threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s averaging 345 yards and 2.3 touchdowns in his past three games. Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd have formed a powerful duo. Palmer isn’t a bad option if you need quarterback help.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill threw for 331 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the New York Jets. He added 22 rushing yards. This is not the time of the year to add mediocre fantasy quarterbacks.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Weeden, QB, Cleveland Browns
Brandon Weeden threw for 370 yards and three touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Josh Gordon has emerged as one of the best wide receiver options in the game, but I would still avoid Weeden, especially considering he is dealing with a concussion.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Legarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots
Legarrette Blount ran for 44 yards and a touchdown against the Houston Texans. He led the team in carries. He’s worth adding in case Stevan Ridley remains in Bill Belichick’s doghouse.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Greg Jennings, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Greg Jennings caught seven of nine targets for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. He has the talent, but he’s been very inconsistent due to quarterback play. He’s a questionable add.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Andre Holmes, WR, Oakland Raiders
Andre Holmes caught seven of 11 targets for 136 yards against the Dallas Cowboys. He sure looked good, but I wouldn’t add him based on just one strong performance.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brian Quick, WR, St. Louis Rams
Brian Quick caught three of four targets for 41 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. He’s not a consistent fantasy option.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Zach Ertz caught five of six targets for 68 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. He has appeal in dynasty leagues as his long-term potential is great. Short-term his value is limited due to inconsistency.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego Chargers
Ladarius Green caught two of six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown. It was his third solid game in a row.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Tavon Austin TD
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 320 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. He also ran for 26 yards. I’d hesitate to add him.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Alex Smith threw for 294 yards and three touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. There are plenty of better quarterback options. The Kansas City Chiefs don’t typically air it out as much.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill threw for 310 yards and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. He added 36 rushing yards. Like Smith, there are too many better options available.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Benny Cunningham, RB, St. Louis Rams
Benny Cunningham took over for Zac Stacy (concussion). He ran for 109 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. He’s worth a speculative add in case Stacy doesn’t pass concussion protocol.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Dennis Johnson, RB, Houston Texans
Dennis Johnson ran for 74 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also caught a pair of passes for 13 yards. Ben Tate didn’t look good in this. Johnson is worth adding in case the Houston Texans turn to him again.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams
Tavon Austin had a 65-yard touchdown run against the Bears. He also caught two of five targets for 39 yards. He’s dynamic, but I’m not sure he’s reliable down the stretch for fantasy purposes.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Donnie Avery, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Donnie Avery caught four of five targets for 91 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers. He’s too inconsistent.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions
Nate Burleson caught seven of 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s a nice secondary option for the Detroit Lions and a real asset for fantasy teams, particularly in points-per-reception leagues.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans
Justin Hunter caught all six of his targets for 109 yards and a touchdown. He’s not consistent enough to take a chance on this late in the season.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jacoby Jones, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Jacoby Jones caught four of six targets for 103 yards and a touchdown against the New  York Jets. He’s not a consistent fantasy threat.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Tiquan Underwood, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tiquan Underwood caught three of five targets for 108 yards and two touchdowns against the Detroit Lions. He’s has a decent rapport with Mike Glennon. Underwood is worth a spot on your roster.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego Chargers
Ladarius Green caught three of five targets for 80 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. He had 81 yards last week and is coming on. I’d still hesitate to add him.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Bobby Rainey
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Matthew McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders
Matthew McGloin threw for 197 yards and three touchdowns against the Houston Texans. Good spot start for McGloin, but look elsewhere.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Carson Palmer threw for 419 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has a pair of touchdowns in each of his past three games. Palmer isn’t bad for quarterback depth.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Cleveland Browns
Chris Ogbonnaya ran for 69 yards and added 30 yards on six catches against the Cincinnati Bengals. He’s worth a bench spot.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Bobby Rainey, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bobby Rainey ran the ball 30 times for 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons. He also caught two passes for four yards and another touchdown. Obviously you’ll want to add him.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Antone Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons
Antone Smith ran for 88 yards and a touchdown on two carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hold off for now.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jerricho Cotchery caught three of five targets for 48 yards and a touchdown. He has five scores in his past three games.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Marquise Goodwin, WR, Buffalo Bills
Marquise Goodwin caught six of nine targets for 81 yards and a touchdown against the New York Jets. With the Buffalo Bills dealing with injuries at wide receiver he is a sleeper option, but you should have better choices on your roster already.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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T.J. Graham, WR, Buffalo Bills
T.J. Graham caught two of four targets for 74 yards and a score against the Jets. Look elsewhere.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jarius Wright, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Jarius Wright caught three of four targets for 69 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks. He hasn’t done much this season.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Mychal Rivera, TE, Oakland Raiders
Mychal Rivera caught five of six targets for 54 yards and a touchdown. There are better options out there.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Tavon Austin TD
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Scott Tolzien, QB, Green Bay Packers
Scott Tolzien threw for 280 yards and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has a strong arm and good weapons. He’s worth a look if you’re desperate, but you probably already have a better option.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams
Tavon Austin caught two of three targets for 138 yards and a pair of scores against the Indianapolis Colts. He also returned a punt to the house. Great performance, but I am not ready to label him as roster worthy.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Jerricho Cotchery caught both of his targets for 31 yards and a score against the Buffalo Bills. That’s four scores in two games. Might be worth a look for bench depth.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Jermaine Kearse caught three of four targets for 75 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. It was his second straight game with a score, but Percy Harvin is expected back soon.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Andre Roberts, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Andre Roberts caught five of eight targets for 72 yards and a touchdown against the Houston Texans. He didn’t do much prior to this game.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Bostick, TE, Green Bay Packers
Brandon Bostick caught all three of his targets for 42 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. There are better options available.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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John Carlson, TE, Minnesota Vikings
John Carlson caught all seven of his targets for 98 yards and a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. He did look good, but it was his first good fantasy performance since Week 3 of the 2010 season.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Rob Housler, TE, Arizona Cardinals
Rob Housler caught four of five targets for 57 yards and a touchdown against the Texans. There are other options out there.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
Delanie Walker caught four of eight targets for 62 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’s only a desperation play.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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