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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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Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Henne threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns. I still don’t trust their offense.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Bryce Brown, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Brown ran for 35 yards on five carries. LeSean McCoy was concussed so Brown could get the start this week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Ronnie Hillman, RB, Denver Broncos
Hillman ran for 43 yards on 12 carries. He added two catches for 16 yards. He’s worth a grab if Willis McGahee misses any action.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
The Saints have a muddy backfield, but Ingram is coming on as the primary back. He ran for 67 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Jalen Parmele, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Parmele ran for 84 yards on 24 carries. Starting running backs should be on roster.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
Powell ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. He added two catches for 18 yards. He’s not a great option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
Starks carried  the ball 25 times for 74 yards. He added a six-yard reception. He’s worth a roster spot because of his volume of touches.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers
Alexander caught seven of 11 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns. He’s heating up and should be owned.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins
Bess caught six of 11 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown. It was his first score of the year. He provides decent depth, especially in PPR leagues. He has the Patriots coming up in a few weeks. He always plays them well.
Ruling:  Get ‘em (especially PPR leagues).
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Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon caught seven of 13 targets for 236 yards and a touchdown. It’s hard not to add a guy after an explosion like that.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots
Edelman caught five of seven targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He added a 47-yard run. He doesn’t do enough for a fantasy spot.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams
Gibson caught three of five targets for nine yards and two touchdowns. He’s not a great option despite the pair of scores.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton caught six of nine targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t catch a pass the previous week so consistency could be an issue. That’s two 100-yard games in three weeks though.
Ruling: Get ‘em
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Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers
LaFell caught five of seven targets for 93 yards and a touchdown. He’s coming on and should be rostered.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Sanu caught two of four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight week scoring, but he is not producing enough for a fantasy spot.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Chaz Schilens, WR, New York Jets
Schilens caught four of five targets for 48 yards and a touchdown. I don’t trust the Jets’ passing game.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Dallas Clark, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Clark caught seven of 11 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He has three scores in the past five games. He’s a decent TE2.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers
Finley caught all three of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown. The bye week served him well.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans
Graham caught eight of nine targets for 82 yards and two touchdowns. That is not the norm for Graham.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Tony Moeaki, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Moeaki caught four of six targets for 73 yards. He had 68 yards last week, but is still a low-end option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Benjamin Watson, TE, Cleveland Browns
Watson caught four of eight targets for 47 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It was only his second time topping 40 yards and he had one touchdown prior.
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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QBs
Shaun Hill, Detroit Lions

Hill had another solid game throwing for 289 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He has multiple touchdown passes or 300+ yards in five of the six games he’s started and finished.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Jon Kitna, Dallas Cowboys
Kitna only threw for 147 yards, but he had three touchdown passes. He also ran for 40 yards and a score. With his arsenal, Kitna makes a nice option down the stretch.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle Seahawks
Hasselbeck threw for 366 yards and a touchdown. He’s had 699 yards in his past two games, and without a rushing attack, the Seahawks are going to have to pass.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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RBs
Mike Goodson, Carolina Panthers
Goodson had another big game despite the thumping the Panthers took. He ran for 120 yards at a 5.5 yards per carry clip.  Goodson also caught five passes for 31 yards. Jonathan Stewart may return next week, but Goodson has played to well to lose the starting gig.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Keiland Williams, Washington Redskins
Though Clinton Portis returned, Williams was the workhorse running 23 times for 68 yards. He also caught six passes for 27 yards. If he was left on the wire because it was thought that his MNF performance was a fluke, make sure he’s added this week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Christopher Ivory, New Orleans Saints
Ivory ran for 99 yards and a touchdown. He’s been quiet in recent weeks, and Reggie Bush is looming, but he still should be owned in most leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Cadillac Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cadillac scored for the second straight week, but he had just seven carries for 51 yards. He’s not getting enough touches to warrant fantasy use.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘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 12 match-ups.
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Shaun Hill, Detroit Lions
Hill has four games with either 300+ yard games or multiple touchdown passes in the five games he started and finished this year. He has a decent match-up against Dallas this week, so he’ll likely be on the fantasy radar, but I’m more interested in his Thanksgiving Day match-up with New England’s 29th ranked pass defense that’s allowed 289.9 passing yards per game and 16 passing touchdowns.
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Vince Young, Tennessee Titans
VY has been dealing with an ankle injury so don’t expect many to roll with him this week against the Redskins. However, he faces Houston’s league-worst pass defense next week. He’s averaged 167.3 passing yards, 61.8 rushing yards, a passing TD, and 0.5 rushing TDs against his hometown team in four career games.
***UPDATE*** Do not add VY.
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Justin Forsett, Seattle Seahawks
We’re at the point in the season where sleeper running backs are hard to come by, but if Forsett outperforms Marshawn Lynch again, he could earn himself a bigger role down the stretch. He could be especially valuable in PPR leagues.
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James Jones, Green Bay Packers
Jones has been a bit inconsistent, but he has two 100+ games in the past three games. If he was forgotten in your league since he was on bye last week, perhaps you should grab him before he faces the struggling Vikings. You don’t necessarily have to use him this week, but if he has another good game, he’ll be a popular addition before he faces Atlanta.
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Josh Morgan, San Francisco 49ers
With a date against Tampa Bay, who ranks sixth with 215.0 passing yards per game, Morgan probably isn’t on the radar. However, next week he takes on Arizona, who ranks 28th with 284.8 passing yards allowed per game.
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Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
I know he scored three touchdowns last week, but fantasy owners may be hesitant because he faces the Colts this week. They, however, will be without Gary Brackett so another solid game isn’t out of the question. If that happens, Gronkowski will be a hot commodity. Why not grab him now in case you want to start him against Detroit?
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Cleveland Browns Defense
The Browns still have a stigma, but they beat the Saints and Patriots and took the Jets to overtime in their past three games. They are improved. Carolina, on the other hand, has not. They are dreadful, and the Browns get to face them next week. This would definitely be an under the radar move that could work in your favor next week.
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