Duke Johnson
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.
Get ‘em
Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks – 107 total yards.
Frank Gore, RB, Miami Dolphins – 59 total yards. At least 58 total yards in 5 of last 6 games.
Chris Herndon, TE, New York Jets – Caught all four targets for 62 yards. Averaging 44 yards with 3 TDs in last four games.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Caught all 8 targets for 82 yards, 2 TDs. At least 76 yards in 3 of last 4 games.
Duke Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns – 86 total yards, 2 TDs.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns – 297 yards, 2 TDs. Solid QB2.
Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons – 64 total yards, TD. Scored in 4 of last 5 games.
Willie Snead IV, WR, Baltimore Ravens – Caught 7 of 8 targets for 58 yards. At least 54 yards in 5 of last 6 games.
Benjamin Watson, TE, New Orleans – Caught 3 of 4 targets for 62 yards, TD.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers – Caught 3 of 6 targets for 101 yards. Averaging 79.3 yards in last 4 games.
Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – Caught 2 of 3 targets for 23 yards, TD. Four TDs in last three games.
Don’t Sweat ‘em
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Washington Redskins – 35 total yards, TD.
Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos – 24 total yards, TD.
Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles Rams – 18-yard TD.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins – Caught 5 of 6 targets for 62 yards.
Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins – Caught 3 of 6 targets for 31 yards, TD.
Pierre Garcon, WR, San Francisco 49ers – Caught 3 of 5 targets for 56 yards, TD. First TD and only third time topping 50 yards. Keep him on your radar.
Maurice Harris, WR, Washington Redskins – Caught 10 of 12 targets for 124 yards.
Jeff Heuerman, TE, Denver Broncos – Caught 11 of 11 targets for 83 yards, TD.
Allen Hurns, WR, Dallas Cowboys – 23-yard TD catch.
Richie James, WR, San Francisco 49ers – Caught 2 of three targets for 60 yards.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans – 240 yards, 2 TDs, 32 rushing yards, TD. QB2 option or bye week fill-in.
Nick Mullens, QB, San Francisco 49ers – 262 yards and 3 TDs.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, New England Patriots – 68 total yards, TD. Dart play if Sony Michel remains out.
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys – 243 yards, 2 TDs, 11 yards rushing. QB2 option or bye week fill-in.
Curtis Samuel, WR, Carolina Panthers – 58 total yards, 2 TDs.
Alex Smith, QB, Washington Redskins – 306 yards, TD, 22 rushing yards. QB2 option or bye week fill-in.
Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans – Caught both targets for 33 yards, TD.
Tre’Quan Smith, WR, New Orleans Saints – Caught 2 of 3 targets for 23 yards, TD.
Jordan Thomas, TE, Houston Texans – 7-yard TD.
Nick Vannett, TE, Seattle Seahawks – Caught 6 of 8 targets for 52 yards, TD.
Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs – 81 total yards. Only worth having as Kareem Hunt insurance.
Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – 30-yard TD.
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Kenyan Drake
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.
Week 10 Byes: Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia
Get ‘em
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets – 4 of 5 targets for 48 yards, TD. Three straight games with a score.
Kenyon Drake, RB, Miami Dolphins – Lost a fumble, but finished with 104 total yards (six receptions).
Matt Forte, RB, New York Jets – 96 total yards, 2 TDs. If he got cut loose in your league, he’s worth an add.
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams – 311 yards, 4 TDs. Solid QB2 and spot starter.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, San Francisco 49ers – 2 of 8 targets for 68 yards. WR depth with Pierre Garcon out.
Tyler Kroft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals – 2 of 2 targets for 79 yards. Borderline TE1.
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 8 of 12 targets for 75 yards, TD. Averaging 76.7 yards in his past three games.
Thomas Rawls, RB, Seatttle Seahawks – 70 total yards.
Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins – 61 total yards and a TD. Bench depth, particularly in PPR leagues as the Miami RB situation plays out.
Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams – 4 of 5 targets for 70 yards, 2 TDs. Averaging 65 yards in his past six games.
Don’t Sweat ‘em
Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys – 4 of 6 yards for 24 yards, 2 TDs. Has yet to reach 35 yards in a game this year.
Jacboy Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts – 308 yards, 2 TDs. Second game in a row with 2 TDs. Worth considering as a QB2, but needs to prove more.
Trey Burton, TE, Philadelphia Eagles – 2 of 4 targets for 41 yards, TD. Zach Ertz should return following the bye.
Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 66 total yards, 3 TDs. Bye week and then Jay Ajayi should command more carries.
Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins – 311 yards and 3 TDs.
Eric Decker, WR, Tennessee Titans – 3 of 4 targets for 21 yards, TD. Hasn’t proven to be a reliable fantasy option yet.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Arizona Cardinals – 2 of 3 targets for 23 yards, TD.
Johnny Holton, WR, Oakland Raiders – 44-yard TD catch.
Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills – 6 of 7 targets for 53 yards, TD. Banged up his knee.
Tavarres King, WR, New York Giants – 3 of 6 targets for 33 yards, TD.
Julius Thomas, TE, Miami Dolphins – 6 of 8 targets for 84 yards, TD. Had two yards in his previous game.
Deonte Thompson, WR, Buffalo Bills – 7 of 10 targets for 81 yards, TD. Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews figure to dominate the targets going forward.
Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys – 9 of 9 targets for 141 yards. Big game, but had not topped 50 yards since the first game.
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Rishard Matthews
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.
Get ‘em
Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 55 total yards. Worth grabbing if Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers remain out.
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Denver Broncos – 80 total yards, TD.
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 5 catches for 43 yards, TD. Up to four touchdowns Borderline TE1.
Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints – 102 total yards, TD.
Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans – 6 catches for 63 yards, 2 TDs. 5 TDs in the last five games.
Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans – 2 catches for 64 yards. Averaging 73.3 yards and 0.5 TDs in his last four games.
Don’t Sweat ‘em
Kenjon Barner, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 3-yard TD run.
Anquan Boldin, WR, Detroit Lions – 2 catches for 10 yards, TD. Has scored in three of four games, but only has topped 50 yards once all year.
Garrett Celek, TE, San Francisco 49ers – 4 catches for 76 yards.
Patrick DiMarco, RB, Atlanta Falcons – 1-yard TD catch.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 76 total yards, rushing TD.
DuJuan Harris, RB, San Francisco 49ers – 142 total yards, TD. Only grab if Carlos Hyde misses again.
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons – 3 catches for 46 yards, TD.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 5 catches for 46 yards, TD.
Dominique Jones, TE, Miami Dolphins – 3 catches for 42 yards, TD.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers – 398 yards passing, 2 TDs, 23 yards rushing.
Lance Kendricks, TE, Los Angeles Rams – 7 catches for 90 yards.
Roger Lewis, WR, New Y ork Giants – 30-yard TD catch.
Jalin Marshall, WR, New York Jets – 3 catches for 59 yards, TD.
Vance McDonald, TE, San Francisco 49ers – 3 catches for 84 yards, TD.
Jordan Norwood, WR, Denver Broncos – 2 catches for 56 yards, TD.
Quinton Patton, WR, San Francisco 49ers – 6 catches for 106 yards.
Richard Rodgers, TE, Green Bay Packers – 6 catches for 64 yards.
Eli Rogers, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – 6 catches for 103 yards.
Levine Toilolo, TE, Atlanta Falcons – 32-yard TD catch.
Albert Wilson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs - 3 catches for 42 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.

Mike Goodson, Carolina Panthers

The Panthers RBs are dropping like flies. You should have an idea who will be available next week if you have a roster freeze until Wednesday. If it looks like Goodson will be the primary ball carrier, put a bid in for him. If not, look elsewhere. If you can pick up a player today, grab Goodson if you have a player who you can drop.
Ruling:  Get ‘em (If it looks like D-Will & J-Stew can’t play).
Javarris James, Indianapolis Colts
James did his best Edge impersonation by scoring two touchdowns. Unfortunately he had just 12 yards on four carries. Joseph Addai should return soon, meaning Javarris probably isn’t much of a fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Earl Bennett, Chicago Bears

Bennett caught four passes for 52 yards and a score. He had 76 yards in the Bears’ game prior to last week’s bye. He becoming a bigger part of their offense, but still isn’t a viable option, especially with the byes coming to an end after next week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ’em.

Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions
Burleson caught seven passes for 113 yards and a score. He has a touchdown in three of his last four games.
Ruling:  Get ‘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 10 match-ups.
David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
While most are jumping off the Garrard train because of the bye, you could deftly pick him up because he plays Houston and Cleveland coming out of the break.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Buffalo Bills
If you are in a bind at QB in Week 10, Fitzpatrick does take on the Lions. With a decent running game and three WRs that can move the chains, Fitzpatrick is looking like the first half Kyle Orton.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
Most may be scared of his match-up against the Jets this week, but if you have a roster spot for him, he takes on Buffalo in Week 10. If he gets hurt against the Jets, you just cut him.
Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Good week for QBs. Freeman has played decent enough this season, but he’s not blowing anybody away. He should turn in a solid game this week against Atlanta and next week against Carolina. Even if you don’t use him, you could be defensive and stash him so nobody else in your league can use him.
Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets
Sanchez has a trio of favorable match-ups starting this week against Detroit, followed by Cleveland and Houston. If you like to look ahead, Sanchez may be your guy. continue reading »

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