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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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John Skelton, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Skelton threw for 306 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He’s not a solid QB2.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson threw for 173 yards and three touchdowns. He added 27 rushing yards. He’s a better NFL quarterback than a fantasy one.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
Bell ran for 73 yards on 13 carries. He also caught three passes for 36 yards. LeShoure ran for three scores to solidify his gig, but Bell is still getting plenty of touches.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
Ran for 61 yards on 17 carries. I recommended grabbing him before the game so you didn’t have competition for him. He should be solid depth.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Caught five of nine targets for 32 yards and a touchdown. It’s his second solid game in a row. Could be coming on.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Donnie Avery, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Caught five of eight targets for 108 yards. He injured his hip though, which is a concern.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Armanti Edwards, WR, Carolina Panthers
Caught a 82-yard pass. It was his only target. Look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Caught five of seven targets for 80 yards. He’s not a guy to count on right now.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Caught six of eleven targets for 102 yards and a score. Worth considering if Avery is unable to go this week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em
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Michael Spurlock, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Caught all five of his targets for 35 yards and a score. I’d rather have Shorts or Blackmon.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Rod Streater, WR, Oakland Raiders
Streater caught  four of ten targets for 54 yards and a touchdown. I’d look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Joel Dreessen, TE, Denver Broncos
Caught all four targets for 38 yards and a touchdown. Back on track after getting blanked last week. Decent TE2.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Brandon Myers, TE, Oakland Raiders
Caught eight of thirteen targets for 59 yards and two touchdowns. They were his first two scores of the year. He was worthy of a roster spot before this monster game.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Logan Paulsen, TE, Washington Redskins
Caught five of eight targets for 59 yards. He’s a borderline TE1.
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.

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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.

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