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There were some unheralded heroes on Sunday. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Johnny Manziel, QB, Cleveland Browns
Johnny Football threw for 372 yards and a touchdown. He added 17 rushing yards. He’s not a fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
Cousins threw for 324 yards and four touchdowns. At this point there should be better QBs available.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots
Amendola caught 10 passes for 79  yards. With Julian Edelman out, Amendola’s value takes a huge leap.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Dwayne Harris, WR, New  York Giants
Harris caught six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown.  He’s not a consistent option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins
Crowder caught five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. He’s been OK, but isn’t a good fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Celek caught four passes for 134 yards. He’s not a consistent option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Justin Perillo, TE, Green Bay Packers
Perillo caught five passes for 58 yard and a touchdown. Fluke performance.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears
Miller caught five passes for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns. That’s three scores in two weeks. Keep an eye on him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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There were some unheralded heroes on Sunday. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
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Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
Mariota threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns. He’s a QB2 at best at this point. He’s worth a look during Weeks 11-13 though.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Shaun Draughn, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Draughn ran for 58 yards and caught four passes for 38 yards. With Carlos Hyde banged up, Draughn is worth a look.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
Starks ran for 39 yards and caught six passes for 83 yards and a score. He is definitely worth a roster spot.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Kenny Britt, WR, St. Louis Rams
Britt caught three of five targets for 87 yards. He only has three good games this year.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers
Funchess caught three of four targets for 71 yards and  a score. Keep an eye on him in case he figured things out this week, but he hasn’t warranted a roster spot yet.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Tennessee Titans
Green-Beckham caught five of ten targets for 77 yards. He should see more looks going forward. Only a speculative add at this point.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Marvin Jones, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Jones caught five of six targets for 78 yards. He has topped 65 yards and/or scored a touchdown in four of eight games, but he has averaged 24 yards in the other four games. He will have his moments, but he’s a risky play.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon LaFell, WR, New England Patriots
LaFell caught five of nine targets for 102 yards. He’s tough to rely on as a starter because of the Patriots’ fickle usage of skill players, but he should be owned.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins
Still caught three of five targets for 74 yards. He’s not a consistent option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Bryan Walters, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Walters caught five of seven targets for 54 yards and a score. Look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Owen Daniels, TE, Denver Broncos
Daniels needed some competition (Vernon Davis’ arrival) to break out with six catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. He may be worth grabbing if he became available.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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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.
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QBs
Shaun Hill, Detroit Lion
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Hill had another strong game throwing for 323 yards and a score. He’s not as obvious a selection with the bye weeks gone, but he does offer good depth.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Mark Sanchez, New York Jets
Sanchez survived an injury scare to throw for 299 yards and 2 TDs. He also ran one in. With Houston on deck, he’s not a bad play.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs
Cassel torched the Broncos for 469 yards and 4 TDs. He has 12 touchdown passes in his past five games. With Arizona and Seattle coming up, he could continue to roll.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Jon Kitna, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Garrett and Jon Kitna had the Cowboys offense humming against the Giants. He threw for 327 yards and 3 TDs. More importantly, he got gamebreakers Dez Bryant and Felix Jones heavily involved. I like his prospects going forward.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle Seahawks
Hasselbeck threw for 333 yards and a score. They were playing the Cardinals though, who made Brett Favre look like the Hall of Famer he is. I wouldn’t bank on Hasselbeck putting up big games going forward, even if he is able to play through the broken bone on his non-throwing wrist.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Derek Anderson, Arizona Cardinals
DA threw for 322 yards and a TD. They are a bad team, and he has good weapons so I can see some interest, but look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Troy Smith, San Francisco 49ers
Smith threw for 356 yards and a TD. Great game, but I’m not ready to rely on him in one QB leagues.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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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.
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RBs
Mike Goodson, Carolina Panthers

The Panthers RBs are dropping like flies. You should have an idea who will be available next week if you have a roster freeze until Wednesday. If it looks like Goodson will be the primary ball carrier, put a bid in for him. If not, look elsewhere. If you can pick up a player today, grab Goodson if you have a player who you can drop.
Ruling:  Get ‘em (If it looks like D-Will & J-Stew can’t play).
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Javarris James, Indianapolis Colts
James did his best Edge impersonation by scoring two touchdowns. Unfortunately he had just 12 yards on four carries. Joseph Addai should return soon, meaning Javarris probably isn’t much of a fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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WRs
Earl Bennett, Chicago Bears

Bennett caught four passes for 52 yards and a score. He had 76 yards in the Bears’ game prior to last week’s bye. He becoming a bigger part of their offense, but still isn’t a viable option, especially with the byes coming to an end after next week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ’em.
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Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions
Burleson caught seven passes for 113 yards and a score. He has a touchdown in three of his last four games.
Ruling:  Get ‘em. continue reading »


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If your roster is pretty much set this week you may want to take a peak ahead to next week. I know you hear the phrase one opponent at a time, but that’s not the case in fantasyland. While people are struggling to fill out this week’s roster, be proactive and get a step ahead of them. Here are some targets with favorable Week 10 match-ups.
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David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
While most are jumping off the Garrard train because of the bye, you could deftly pick him up because he plays Houston and Cleveland coming out of the break.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buffalo Bills
If you are in a bind at QB in Week 10, Fitzpatrick does take on the Lions. With a decent running game and three WRs that can move the chains, Fitzpatrick is looking like the first half Kyle Orton.
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Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
Most may be scared of his match-up against the Jets this week, but if you have a roster spot for him, he takes on Buffalo in Week 10. If he gets hurt against the Jets, you just cut him.
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Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Good week for QBs. Freeman has played decent enough this season, but he’s not blowing anybody away. He should turn in a solid game this week against Atlanta and next week against Carolina. Even if you don’t use him, you could be defensive and stash him so nobody else in your league can use him.
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Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets
Sanchez has a trio of favorable match-ups starting this week against Detroit, followed by Cleveland and Houston. If you like to look ahead, Sanchez may be your guy. continue reading »


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