Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Week 8

By Ryan Lester,

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.

Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets
If Sanchez got dropped due to his poor play prior in recent weeks, it’s time to pick him up. Jerricho Cotchery is healthy, Braylon Edwards and Dustin Keller are coming on, and he has shown toughness by running for 3 TDs already.
Ruling: Get ‘em.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
He’s useful for 2 QB leagues, but he shouldn’t be considered in standard leagues. He barely put up a decent score against the Rams, and that was only because he ran one in.
Ruling:  Don’t Get ‘em.

Vince Young, QB, Tennessee Titans
Same deal as VY. Only in 2 QB leagues. He was efficient, but wasn’t much of a fantasy performer this week.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Ryan Moats, RB, Houston Texans
Obviously Moats made a name for himself rushing for 126 yards for 3 TDs against Buffalo. He added 25 receiving yards. At the very least, he earned RBBC status, and he could be given a shot to take Slaton’s job going forward.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Leonard Weaver, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Weaver had a season high 8 carries for 75 yards and a score. He was used because Brian Westbrook was out with a concussion. Westy should be back next week, meaning Weaver will go back to blocking duties.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Justin Fargas, RB, Oakland Raiders
He’s likely gone in most competitive leagues, but if he’s available in yours, you may want to consider him. He isn’t sexy, but he just seems to do enough to be productive.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Maurice Morris, RB, Detroit Lions
Morris played well this week with 82 total yards and a two-point conversion. If Kevin Smith (ankle) is unavailable this week against Seattle, Morris is worth grabbing. Otherwise, he’s just an insurance policy.
Ruling:  Don’t Get ‘em (unless Smith is out)

Jeremy Maclin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin  had 47 yards and a TD against the Giants. In his last four games he’s had a monster effort, a dud, a decent game, and this weeks solid performance. The way the Eagles can score in bunches, it’s definitely worth having Maclin.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Sam Hurd, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Hurd scored a TD this week, but is not worth owning. Austin Miles is the primary option. Roy Williams returned to action. Patrick Crayton is ahead of him on the depth chart, and Jason Witten still gets plenty of looks. They also have a good ground game. A lot would have to happen for Hurd to get value.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Spencer Havner, TE, Green Bay Packers

Havner caught a pair of TD passes from Aaron Rodgers, after catching one last week as well. I still cannot bring myself to endorse the converted Linebacker.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets
Keller was very active in the passing game this week with 8 catches for 76 yards and a score. You’ll have to wait a week to use him as he’s on bye next week, but if you just lost Owen Daniels, Keller is a nice option to replace him. Hopefully he’s available in your league and you have a good waiver priority.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Kevin Boss, TE, New  York Giants
Boss caught three passes for 70 yards and a score in the loss to Philly. He’s a good one-week fix at the very least, with San Diego on deck.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Daniel Fells, TE, St. Louis Rams
Fells scored against the Lions, which is his third TD of the year. He just doesn’t have enough catches (13) to trust.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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