Alfred Morris
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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.

If you lost Jimmy Graham, here are some options.
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
Cousins threw for 302 yards and a touchdown. He added a rushing score as well. He’s not a reliable fantasy threat.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Hasselbeck threw for 315 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  He has solid weapons, but is tough to rely on this time of year.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Bolden, RB, New England Patriots
Bolden ran for 11 yards and caught four passes for 84 yards and a touchdown. He should be more involved due to all of the Patriots’ injuries, but he’s a risky play.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
Coleman ran for 110 yards replacing Devonta Freeman (concussion). He should return to backup duties next week. Coleman is a handcuff. If you own him, don’t drop him until Freeman is cleared.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Johnson had 21 yards and a touchdown rushing and two catches for eight yards. With Chris Johnson (knee) and Andre Ellington (foot) banged up, Johnson is one to keep an eye on.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
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Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins
Morris ran for 78 yards and added 12 receiving yards. If someone dropped him after last week’s performance, grab him. He’s still worth a roster spot.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Theo Riddick, RB, Detroit Lions
Riddick ran for six yards, but caught five passes for 62 yards and a touchdown. He’s only worth using as a flex play in PPR leagues as Detroit implements a three-headed monster. Ameer Abdullah is the only Lions’ running back to own.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Ware ran for 114 yards and a touchdown in place of Charcandrick West (hamstring). He’s worth grabbing in case West can’t go again.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Baldwin caught six passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns. He’s definitely worth a roster spot, particularly in PPR leagues. Baldwin will be busy with Jimmy Graham out for the season (knee).
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Beasley caught six passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. He’s not worth adding with Tony Romo out.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Dontrelle Inman, WR, San Diego Chargers
Inman caught five passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. He faces Denver this week so he’s not a good play, but he’s worth owning.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Kearse caught four passes for 47 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He’s not a consistent option, but he should also see additional looks with Graham out.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Seth Roberts, WR, Oakland Raiders
Roberts caught six passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns. This was a fluke performance.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Markus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wheaton went off for nine catches for 201 yards and a touchdown. Amazing performance, but he isn’t a reliable option as he’s typically beyond Brown, Bryant, Williams and Miller in pecking order.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Brate caught five passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight game with a score, but I’d look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Scott Chandler, TE, New England Patriots
Chandler caught five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. With Gronk banged up, Chandler is worth a look. Brady has to throw to somebody.
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Ryan Griffin, TE, Houston Texans
Griffin caught four passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. He’s not a fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers
McDonald caught four passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. It’s his second straight game with a score. McDonald has a nice rapport with Blaine Gabbert, but isn’t a great fantasy option.
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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Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Winston threw for 246 yards and five touchdowns. He’s still a QB2 most weeks.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Allen ran for 67 yards and caught five passes for 48 yards. Justin Forsett broke his arm so Buck Allen and Terrance West should get to carry the load.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Bradshaw ran for 32 yards and caught four passes for 20 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He’s just a handcuff to Frank Gore at this point.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons
Coleman ran for 48 yards. He’s worth an add if Devonata Freeman (concussion) isn’t cleared.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Patrick DiMarco, RB, Atlanta Falcons
DiMarco caught a couple of fluke touchdown passes. Look elsewhere.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Rawls ran for 209 yards and a touchdown while adding three catches for 46 yards and another score. He’s definitely worth a roster spot.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
Ware ran for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns and caught one pass for five yards. With Charcandrick West (hamstring) banged up, Ware is worth considering.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers
Funchess caught four passes for 64 yards and touchdown. He’s been more involved the past few weeks and is worth a look.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks
Lockett caught four passes for 48 yards and two touchdowns. He’s not a consistent option.
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J.J. Nelson, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Nelson caught four passes for 142 yards and a touchdown. He took advantage of Michael Floyd’s absence, but isn’t a strong play moving forward>
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Williams caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. Romo is back, but Williams isn’t a consistent option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers
McDonald caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. He’s not a fantasy option.
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. 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 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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