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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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Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
Foles threw for 381 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He plays the Cincinnati Bengals next week so there isn’t much need to add him.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Montell Owens, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Owens ran for 91 yards and a touchdown against the New York Jets. He caught a pass for 11 yards as well. Next week’s game against the Miami Dolphins will be tough, but he can bu used if you’re in a pinch.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
Powell ran for 78 yards and a touchdown, giving him four solid games in a row. He’s sharing with Shonn Greene so he’s a risky play, but is an option if you need a running back and your picking are slim.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Robert Turbin, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Turbin ran for 108 yards as the Seahawks destroyed the Arizona Cardinals. They face the Buffalo Bills next week, but I wouldn’t count on him as even a flex play.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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David Wilson, RB, New York Giants
Wilson got things started with a long kickoff return for a touchdown. He ran for 100 yards and two more touchdowns. He had an amazing day, but it’s hard to say what his role will be next week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jason Avant, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Avant caught seven of 12 targets for 133 yards. That’s two solid games in a row, but he’s not a recommended play against the Bengals next week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams
Gibson caught six of nine passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t catch a pass in the previous two games. He’s not a reliable option in the fantasy football playoffs.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns
Gordon caught eight of 12 targets for 86 yards. He’s averaging 5.8 receptions for 78.8 yards in his past four games.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Hawkins caught six of 11 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown. He’s a marginal option in PPR leagues, but can be left alone in most standard leagues.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Alshon Jeffrey, WR, Chicago Bears
Jeffrey caught three of six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown. He’s a high risk guy going forward, but has plenty of upside.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Joe Morgan, WR, New Orleans Saints
Morgan caught both of his targets for 106 yards. He doesn’t do enough to be on a fantasy team.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Rod Streater, WR, Oakland Raiders
Streater caught four of his seven targets for 100 yards, including a 58-yard grab. He caught three passes for 96 yards in Week 13, including a 64-yards catch. He’s a solid deep threat, but a risky fantasy play.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jared Cook, TE, Tennessee Titans
Cook caught all three of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown. He has had four decent games in a row, but is a risky play next week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Anthony McCoy, TE, Seattle Seahawks
McCoy caught all three of his targets for 105 yards. This was not his typical game.
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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Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers

Smith threw for 255 yards on 17 of 27 passing with three touchdown passes.He has a tough draw next week against San Diego, but has St. Louis and Arizona to close out the season. If you need a QB, he’s not a bad choice.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Matt Flynn, QB, Green Bay Packers
Flynn didn’t put up any numbers to speak of (15-26 for 177 yards and an INT), but he has a decent chance of starting next week against New England. That’s not necessarily a good thing thougj. the way the Patriots have turned on a switch on defense. He has a lot of weapons, but I would have to think there are better options available in one quarterback leagues.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Ryan Torain, RB, Washington Redskins
Torain will be the most popular waiver pickup this week after running for 172 yards against Tampa Bay. He added ten receiving yards. You never know with Shanahan, but Torain should be owned in all formats.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Tim Hightower, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Hightower exploded for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. With Carolina on deck, he should be owned in all leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers
Mathews ran for 65 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. He should continue to share the load with Mike Tolbert, and should owned in most leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Rashard Jennings, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jennings scored for the third staigh week, and also had 109 yards. He had just five carries as the bulk of his yards came on a 74-yard touchdown run. He’s on fire, but is still to risky to own in most leagues.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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