Tim Hightower
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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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Get ‘em
Brandon Bolden, RB, New England Patriots – 51 yards (if Blount misses time)
Bryce Brown, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns – 154 total yards, 2 TDs
Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints – 95 total yards, TD
Denard Robinson, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars – 87 total yards, TD (if Yeldon misses time)
Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks – 104 yards, 2 TDs
Vernon Davis, TE, Denver Broncos – 74 yards
Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears – 85 yards and TD. Five TDs since Week 9.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
A.J. McCarron, QB, Cincinnati Bengals – 280 yards, 2 TDs
Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 45 total yards, TD
Albert Wilson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs – 87 yards, TD
Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills – 106 yards
Mychal Rivera – 49 yards, TD
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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. continue reading »


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