Nyheim Hines
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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
John Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens – Caught 3 of 7 targets for 116 yards and a score. Averaging 98 yards in last three games.
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders – 437 yards, 4 TDs. QB2 or plug in option during bye weeks.
Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns – 105 yards and a pair of scores on three carries. He should get mixed in more.
Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks – 124 total yards and a pair of TDs. Get him, but be cautious on playing him.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens – 363 yards and 2 TDs. Multiple TDs in 3 of 4 games. QB2 or plug in option during bye weeks.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts – 73 total yards and a pair of TDs. PPR-league depth.
Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers – 82 total yards and a TD. RBBC but he seems to be the most effective.
Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers – Caught all five targets for 62 yards.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Caught 6 of 9 targets for 111 yards. 3rd option, but should be good for bench depth.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Kendrick Bourne, WR, San Francisco 49ers – Caught 3 of 4 targets for 34 yards and a TD.
Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans – Caught 11 of 15 targets for 109 yards.
Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots – Caught 4 of 7 targets for 55 yards. Inconsistent, plus Julian Edelman will return.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Chicago Bears – Caught all 7 targets for 104 yards and a pair of TDs.
Antonio Gates, TE, Los Angeles Chargers – Caught 2 of 5 targets for 27 yards, TD. TD dependent at this stage of his career.
Donte Moncreif, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – Caught all 5 targets for 109 yards and a score.
Zach Pascal, WR, Indianapolis Colts – Caught 6 f 10 targets for 56 yards, TD.
Cordarrelle Paterson, WR, New England Patriots – Caught 3 of 5 targets for 54 yards, TD.
Chester Rogers, WR, Indianapolis Colts – Caught 8 of 11 targets for 85 yards.
John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals – Caught both targets for 52 yards, TD.
Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans – Caught 2 of 3 targets for 27 yards, TD.
Geoff Swaim, TE, Dallas Cowboys – Caught 3 of 4 targets for 39 yards and a TD.
Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears – 354 yards and 6 TDs, 53 rushing yards.
Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 9 of 13 targets for 130 yards. Borderline depth option.
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Alex Collins
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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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Bye Week: Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington
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Get ‘em
Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 4 of 6 for 80 yards, TD. 2nd straight game with a score.
Jaron Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 8 of 12 targets for 105 yards. 27 yards and a score last week and 73 the week prior.
Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens – 9 carries for 82 yards for second straight week.
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals – 286 yards, 4 TDs, 29 rushing. Solid QB2.
Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants – 50 total yards and a TD. Likely gets a crack at the lead back gig.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 6 of 7 for 70 yards. 6 for 68 last week. Worth a look in PPR leagues.
Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans – 4 of 6 targets for 35 yards and 2 TDs.
Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers – 13 carries for 49 yards after both Ty Montgomery (ribs) and Jamaal Williams (knee) were injured. If he’s next man up, he’s worth an add.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams – 5 of 7 targets for 60 yards, TD. Bench depth.
Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings – 29  total yards. Will have a larger role if Dalvin Cook (knee) misses any time.
Wendell Smallworld, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 79 total yards and a score.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans – 283 yards and 4 TD passes, 24 yards and a TD rushing.
Kendall Wright, WR, Chicago Bears – Caught all four targets for 51 yards and a score. Turned in a dud last week, but he’s still a solid bench option. Chicago has to pass to somebody.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Brice Butler, WR, Dallas Cowboys – 12 yards and a TD. Second straight game with a score, but still not a reliable fantasy option.
A.J. Derby, TE, Denver Broncos – 4 of 6 for 75 yards, TD.
Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers – 58 total yards, TD.
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers – 7 of 9 targets for 70 yards and 2 TDs. Averaging 65.3 yards in his last three games.
James Hanna, TE, Dallas Cowboys – 28-yard, TD.
Johnny Holton, WR, Oakland Raiders – 64-yard TD.
O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2 of 4 targets for 63 yards, TD. Put him on your watch list.
Tyler Kroft, TE, Cincinnati Bengals – 6 of 7 targets for 68 yards, 2 TDs.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots – 27 total yards, TD.
Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets – 131 total yards and a score. Earned a larger role, but will be behind Bilal Powell and Matt Forte (when healthy).
J.D. McKissic, RB, Seattle Seahawks – 65 total yards and TD. Even with Carson getting injured, he’s not likely to be a consistent contributor.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – 3 of 4 targets for 47 yards, TD.
Fozzy Whitaker, RB, Carolina Panthers – 3 catches for 34 yards, TD.
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Robert Woods
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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
Brian Hoyer, QB, Chicago Bears – 302 yards, 2 TDs. Decent QB2 or plug-in play during bye weeks.
Eddie Royal, WR, Chicago Bears – Seven catches for 111 yards, TD. 18 receptions in four games.
Steve Smith, Sr., WR, Baltimore Ravens – Eight catches for 111 yards and a TD. He had eight catches for 87 yards the week prior. Already owned in larger leagues, he’s worth considering in smaller ones too.
Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys – Four catches for 44 yards TD a week after catching four for 88.
Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills – Seven catches for 89 yards giving him 13 receptions in the past two games. Should continue to be peppered with targets with Watkins hurt.
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Don’t Sweat ‘em
Corey Brown, WR, Carolina Panthers – Five catches for 48 yards, TD.
Brice Butler, WR, Dallas Cowboys – Five catches for 41 yards, TD.
C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans – Four catches for 48 yards, TD.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – 31-yard TD catch.
Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs – Five catches for 24 yards, TD.
Austin Hooper, TE, Atlanta Falcons – 42-yard TD catch.
Jesse James, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers – Two catches for 15 yards, TD. Only a desperation play.
Case Keenum, QB, Los Angeles Rams – 266 yards, 2 TDs, 14 rushing yards.
Jeremy Kerley, WR, San Francisco 49ers – Six catches for 88 yards, TD.
John Kuhn, RB, New Orleans Saints – 12 total yards, 3 TDs.
Tanner McEvoy, WR, Seattle Seahawks - 42-yard TD catch.
Brian Quick, WR, Los Angeles Rams – Two catches for 69 yards, 2 TDs giving him three scores in the past two games.
Seth Roberts, WR, Oakland Raiders – Three catches for 12 yards, TD. Has scored in three of four games, but only has 83 yards.
Aldrick Robinson, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Two catches for 48 yards, TD.
C.J. Spiller, RB, Seattle Seahawks – 17 total yards, TD.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins – He’s been solid in each of the past three games (39 yards, TD; 76 yards; 74 yards, TD), but only has nine catches in four games. Pretty risky option.
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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
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Fitzpatrick gives the Bills some hope, but he’s not ready for fantasy squads despite throwing a pair of TDs and running for 74 yards. He only managed 128 yards in the air.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Shaun Hill, Detroit Lions
Hill had a big game against the Packers throwing for 331 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. He added 53 on the ground. He has a nice match-up against St. Louis next week, assuming Stafford isn’t ready to go. If he isn’t, Hill is a solid play next week.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams
He’s making me a believer. Bradford has thrown a TD pass in every game, including two in a win over Seattle. He threw for 289 yards. He’s a solid play against Detroit next week, and is a solid QB2 going forward.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars
Garrard completed 17 of 22 passes for 163  yards and 2 TDs. He added 44 yards and a score on the ground. He has a decent match-up next week against Buffalo if you’re needy at the QB position, but he’s yet to reach 175 yards in a game this year.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Kevin Kolb, Philadelphia Eagles
Kolb didn’t look great (22 for 35, 201 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) but will get his starter gig back if Vick can’t go.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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RBs
Correll Buckhalter, Denver Broncos
Buck had just six carries for three yards, but added five catches for 38 yards and a score. He’s a decent option for PPR leagues, but has little value once Knowshon Moreno returns.
Ruling:  Get ‘em (PPR), Don’t Sweat ‘em (non-PPR).
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Derrick Ward, Houston Texans
Ward took advantage of the start by running for 80 yards and a 33 yard score. Foster had another monster day. Ward can be added as an insurance policy, but during the bye weeks you may not have a roster spot.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
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Ryan Torain, Washington Redskins
Torain had 70 yards and a score on 18 carries. Clinton Portis hurt his groin in the game. Torain will get the start if Portis can’t go.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
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