Jamaal Williams
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There were some unheralded 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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Byes: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
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Get ‘em
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets – 4 of 7 targets for 85 yards. Four straight games with a score. Owned in most leagues, should be owned in small leagues too.
Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots – 63 total yards, TD. Trending up, but Patriots game plans vary. Still, should be rostered.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins – 7 of 11 targets for 76 yards. TE1 when Jordan Reed misses action.
Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 7 of 9 targets for 70 yards. Averaging 67.3 yards in his last three games. WR depth.
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 6 of 11 targets for 55 yards, TD. Averaging 71.3 yards in last four games and scored a TD in the past two.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots – 55 yards and a pair of TDs (rushing, return). Lead back in New England.
Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers – 74 total yards. Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery both left injured making Williams a speculative add.
Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams – 8 of 10 targets for 171 yards, 2 TDs. 4 TDs in last two games. Owned in most leagues, should be owned in small leagues too.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns – 2 of 3 targets for 38 yards, TD.
Garrett Celek, TE, San Francisco 49ers – 4 of 6 targets for 67 yards, TD.
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 3 0f 8 targets for 61 yards. Averaging 57.3 yards in his last three games. DFS option?
Trey Edmunds, RB, New Orleans Saints – 9 carries for 48 yards, TD. Garbage time score.
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers – 119 total yards, 2 TDs.
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals – 30 total yards, TD. Adrian Peterson has 58 carries in the past two games while Ellington has just seven touches.
Bruce Ellingon, WR, Houston Texans – 4 of 8 targets for 41 yards, TD.
Charles Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 5 of 10 targets with 68 yards. Mike Evans will return next week.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers – 83-yard, TD.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Arizona Cardinals – 5 of 7 targets for 64 yards and a TD. Second straight game with a score. Keep him on the radar if he continues to be a safety net for Drew Stanton.
Roger Lewis, WR, New York Giants – 3 of 4 targets for 33 yards, TD.
Brandon LaFell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals – 6 of 10 targets for 95 yards, TD. First time over 45 yards all year.
Maurice Lynell Harris, WR, Washington Redskins – 2 of 3 targets for 50 yards, TD.
Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota Vikings – 304 yards, 4 TDs. Averaging 296 yards and 3 TDs in last two games. QB2 radar.
Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers – 2 of 2 targets for 16 yards, TD.
Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts – 60-yard TD.
Chester Rogers, WR, Indianapolis Colts – 6 of 6 targets for 104 yards, TD.
Charles Sims, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 30 total yards, TD.
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James Stark spike
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There were some unheralded 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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Get ‘em
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins – 3 catches for 66 yards, TD. Averaging 72 yards and 0.5 TDs in past four games.
Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs – 10 catches for 89 yards.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers – 210 yards, TD passing, 55 yards, TD rushing.
Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans – 3 catches for 63 yards, TD. 4 TDs in past three games, 6 in the past six.
Cameron Meredith, WR, Chicago Bears – Takes over lead roll with Alshon Jeffery out.
Eli Rogers, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – 4 catches for 42 yards, TD. 103 yards last week. Playing well with Big Ben.
James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers – 44 total yards, TD.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Stephen Anderson, TE, Houston Texans – 7-yard TD catch,
Seth DeValve, TE, Cleveland Browns – 25-yard, TD catch.
Anthony Fasano, TE, Tennessee Titans – 9-yard TD catch.
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers – 3 catches for 56 yards, TD.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 76-yard TD catch.
Ryan Griffin, TE, Houston Texans – 3 catches for 7 yards, TD.
Freddie Martino, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 43-yard TD catch.
Breshad Perriman, WR, Baltimore Ravens – 3 catches for 64 yards, TD.
Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans – 3 catches for 68 yards, TD.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins – 2 catches for 47 yards, TD.
Jordan Taylor, WR, Denver Broncos – 2 catches for 32 yards, TD.
Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings – 3 catches for 21 yards, TD.
Darren Waller, TE, Baltimore Ravens – 2 catches for 14 yards, TD.
Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins – 20 total yards, 2 TDs.
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans – 2 catches for 8 yards, TD.
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Danny Amendola
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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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Johnny Manziel, QB, Cleveland Browns
Johnny Football threw for 372 yards and a touchdown. He added 17 rushing yards. He’s not a fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
Cousins threw for 324 yards and four touchdowns. At this point there should be better QBs available.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Danny Amendola, WR, New England Patriots
Amendola caught 10 passes for 79  yards. With Julian Edelman out, Amendola’s value takes a huge leap.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Dwayne Harris, WR, New  York Giants
Harris caught six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown.  He’s not a consistent option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins
Crowder caught five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. He’s been OK, but isn’t a good fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Brent Celek, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
Celek caught four passes for 134 yards. He’s not a consistent option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Justin Perillo, TE, Green Bay Packers
Perillo caught five passes for 58 yard and a touchdown. Fluke performance.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears
Miller caught five passes for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns. That’s three scores in two weeks. Keep an eye on him.
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 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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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 11 match-ups.
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Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
Bradford is playing at home, where he’s been significantly better (79.6 passer rating & 233.2 ypg vs. 68.4 & 169.3) against Atlanta. The Falcons rank 26th in passing yards allowed (245.3). They have also allowed 16 passing TDs.
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Other QB Options:   David Garrard vs. CLE, Jon Kitna vs. DET, Mark Sanchez vs. HOU
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Tim Hightower, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Beanie Wells’ knee has me concerned. If it’s going to continue to trouble him, and the team continues to struggle, why not shut him down to avoid further injury? With the byes past us after this week, he’s a good option to stash for the stretch run.
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Keiland Williams, RB, Washington Redskins
With Ryan Torain and Clinton Portis banged up, Williams could find himself getting additional carries. If he runs with that opportunity (pun intended), Mike Shanahan is unpredictable enough to turn to Williams next week, especially since Torain and Portis will have less time to recover because they play on Monday.
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Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions
Some may avoid Burleson because Matthew Stafford is out. However, Shaun Hill was more than capable filling in, and he’s in line to start this week. If Burleson has another solid game, everyone will be lining up to get him. If he happens to be available in your league, you might as well grab him now.
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Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams
Gibson had six catches for 67 yards prior to last week’s bye. After the break he shares the same favorable match-up as the aforementioned Sam Bradford.
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Other WR Options:  Seyi Ajirotutu vs. DEN, Mike Thomas vs. CLE, Robert Meachem vs. SEA
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Benjamin Watson, TE, Cleveland Browns
It would not be crazy to think that Watson will spend more time blocking this week as he faces the blitz happy Jets. However, when he faces the Steelers back in Week 6 he had six catches for 88 yards. When he faced Baltimore in Week 3 he caught five passes for 47 yards and a score.
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Plus, he had  just two catches in the past two games, making it highly likely that Watson is available. Next week, he takes on Jacksonville, who has allowed 17 passing TDs this year. They have also allowed Bo Scaife, Tony Moeaki, and Jason Witten to combine for 192 yards and 2 TDs in their past three games.
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If you own Aaron Hernandez, who plays against TE tough Indy, you may want to think about making the switch before your somebody else does.
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Kansas City Chiefs Defense
They probably aren’t on anybody’s radar this week because they are facing Denver, but if you look ahead to next week they take on the struggling Arizona Cardinals.
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Miami Dolphins Defense
The Dolphins take on the Titans this week, and the combination of Chris Johnson and Randy Moss probably scared fantasy owners away. Next week, though, they take on the Bears at home. That could mean multiple sacks on and INTs from Jay Cutler.
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Other Defense Options:  Detroit @ DAL, Dallas vs. DET, NO vs. SEA
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