Jerome Harrison, the perennial Razzball add/drop/add, looks like he is finally out of Mangini’s dog house/pound/insert dog enclosure metaphor.  Of course he scored 2 touchdowns while napping on my bench.  I’ve mentioned it before, but now that we know who will get the work with Jamal Lewis out, the Browns have great week 15/16 matchups with the Chiefs and Raiders.  If Harrison is still available, he is a must add.

Vincent Jackson: Wha Happened!? He has been in a major funk recently while Rivers hasn’t missed a beat.  Wide receivers do this, but it’s been a long while since he had a big game.  It’s tough not to start him, but you at least have to start thinkin’ on it.

Alex Smith: He may . . . may have turned a corner. He had a couple touchdowns and over 300 yards up in Seattle.  Yes Seattle’s pass defense is horrid, but Smith has looked good and they seem to feel better throwing the ball than running it (sorry Frank Gore).  If you need a week 16 QB he’s your man.  He gets the Lions.

Matt Ryan: He was wearing slacks, a cardigan, and a walking boot on the sideline during Sunday’s game. It doesn’t look good for him the rest of the season so if you somehow made it to the playoffs with him, make sure you grab some quarterbacks who can walk.

Matt Schaub: He dislocated his non-throwing shoulder and left the game for a while to get Mr. Miagi’d (aka shot full of pain killers). Maybe Mr. Miagi was so high his hands were oozing pain numbing drugs? Anyway, this is a little disconcerting.  He has a good schedule and he probably got you into the playoffs, but he could easily get taken out of a game with another good hit.  If you own Schaub pick up some matchup plays for the playoffs.

Correll Buckhalter: 12 carries for 113 yards is a decent per carry average.  If my math is correct it’s about 30 yards a carry?  That’s off the top of my head. How is this guy faster now that he’s old?  But sadly for him Moreno is still the man and got 2 touchdowns to Bucky’s zero.

Robert Meachem: His one catch, one TD days seem to be behind him.  Now he’s onto 8 catch, 142 yard, 1 passing TD, 44 yard fumble return TD days.  The Saints will tease you with their wide receivers, but Meachem has a nose for the end zone and now is getting more targets.  If somehow he is still on the waiver wire he is a must grab.

Laurence Maroney: Hey hold on there Bill! What’s this about giving Sammy Morris so many carries, and key ones at that? Maroney was a TD machine and then you go and give the ball to Morris, come on!  Look at their names? Who has the cooler name?  Thought so! Maroney only saw the ball twice after halftime while Morris got the ball eight times.  Bill, you are a killer of running back dreams sir.

Antonio Bryant: Ok, he’s up to his old tricks.  5 catches for 118 yards against a good Carolina pass defense? Last year he went nuts toward the end of the season.  He’s probably not available, but he’s getting into must start territory.  But of course he gets Revis next week which makes him must sit material! Thankfully after that he gets Seattle which is quickly becoming the a top matchup play.

Devin Thomas: 7 catches, 100 yards, and 2 touchdowns.  Not bad, but Washington isn’t actually known for scoring more than 10 points a game.  He’s a tentative add if you are in the market for a #3 receiver.

Calvin Johnson: The old Megatron showed up on earth to star in a feature film.  Here’s hoping that there is a sequel or 4.  Stafford could be out next week, but I really don’t see Culpepper hurting his value much.

Chris Johnson: He’s still on pace for a ton of yards and I bet Fisher will want to get him to 2,000.  It will be fun watching him next week against the Rams where he will destroy their will to live.

Davone Bess: He keeps showing flashes and Henne seems to like him.  He will continue to be a good start in ppr leagues from here on out.  Oh, and New England can’t stop anybody from passing.

Roddy White: He caught 9 passes for 104 yards and a pure garbage TD.  Redman seems to like throwing to him and his knee looks ok so hopefully he’ll continue to get targets and put up serviceable numbers.

Jerious Norwood: Well, he got the start over Snelling.  Yep, that’s the only good thing that happened to him.  Wow, the Falcons couldn’t run the ball to save their lives.  I debated a lot over those Snelling or Norwood start/sit questions.  It didn’t really matter huh? I can’t say I’d be too keen on playing either right now.

Greg Olsen: 2 catches for 1 yard.

Chad Henne: He put up big numbers on the Patriots who can’t seem to pin point their heads when they are on the road.  Henne is playing well and could be a matchup play going forward.

Leonard Weaver: He continues to dip into Lesean McCoy’s numbers and this time he gained over 100 total yards as the Eagles embarrassed the Falcons.  McCoy sat for a quarter of the game so it’s not time to go Weaver crazy, but if you are in a cavernous league he is productive.

Andre Johnson: 99 yards and a TD are good, but if you get a bonus for 100 yard games you may not be as happy.  I think I’m boycotting all 100 yard bonus leagues next year.  Why is 99 yards that much worse than 100? Tell me!? Yeah, I own AJ.

Santonio Holmes: He’s been on a bit of a tear recently.  Hasn’t seemed to help the Steelers beat even the worst of all possible teams, but hey, we’re fantasy players here!  Take your 149 yards and a TD and be happy! Oh, unless you get a bonus for 150 yards, if so, get a little pissed.

  1. Bill says:

    I had AJ and Boldin (98 yds) in a bonus league. Luckily, my third receiver, Miles Austin, barely skirted over the line.

  2. BSA says:

    Other than Brady, Moss, and Welker I would say Bill ensures that not one of his players appear on a fantasy team. Spread it out and be unpredictable. Ugh!

  3. mgeoffriau

    mgeoffriau says:

    @Bill: Yeah, I had AJ and Marshall (94 yds). And my team features the guy who is hurt by the 100 yd bonuses more than anyone else besides maybe Westbrook or Marshall Fault in his prime….Ray Rice. Every week it’s 70-80 yards rushing, 60-70 yards receiving.

    Next year I’m going to push for reduced bonus points based on combined yardage (if Yahoo will allow that, I don’t think they do right now).

  4. unstopabull says:

    So using Palmer WAS a mistake but luckily I still won this week. Going forward who do you like Palmer, Young or Campbell. Not the best choices, but I am staked at every other position.

  5. Drew

    Drew says:

    @unstopabull: Palmer

  6. unstopabull says:

    QB Carson Palmer was 7 of 29 for 220 yards, with two interceptions against Detroit! Sick! Why does he deserve to continue to start on my team?

  7. Plainview says:

    What do you make of MJD’s recent struggles? He was the stud of my team and now I’m not sure I can count on him in the playoffs.

  8. Josh says:

    every time I remember that I started McCoy over Moreno I throw up in my mouth a little bit.

  9. Asdrubal Bastardo says:

    @Plainview: He just hasn’t been getting into the endzone recently. I’m sure you wouldn’t want him on your bench when he gets 70 yards + 3 TDs.

  10. ThePoonTycoon says:

    plug and play D question next week (i am not starting DEN @ indy):

    TB v. NYJ
    MIA @ JAX
    OAK v. WASH
    WASH @ OAK

    pretty slim pickings. i am leaning towards TB simply due to the jets’ turnovers, but it won’t be without me being scared shitless in my first round playoff matchup.

  11. Doc

    Doc says:

    @unstopabull: I could see going with Young in a good matchup. Palmer wasn’t as bad as his numbers indicate, but his numbers were bad.

    @Plainview: I think teams are stacking the box. I think the Jags will make the corrections to get him going, but they are a bit slow!

    @Josh: Yeah, all the Eagles players deserved so much more fantasy wise. 16 out of McNabb is painful when he actually looked good. All the scrubs were in for the 4th quarter.

    @ThePoonTycoon: That is really tough. I wouldn’t go with TB unless Talib is healthy and even then I would be afraid. It’s hard to know if oakland has turned anything around. I like washington the most right now.

  12. ThePoonTycoon says:

    @Doc: would you just stick with denver and hope they can pick off peyton a couple times and hole the colts to around 20 points?

  13. Sos says:

    Well, I’m a big greg jennings game and a poor ryan grant game away from makin the playoffs for the first time in four years and I owe a lot of it to this site. Whether I make it or not, thanks for the advice all year. Let’s go jennings!

  14. nick m. says:

    I’ve made some timely trades through impatient owner’s and good waiver wire moves and am facing a bit of a decision next week in the first week of the playoffs. I have to start 3 wr’s and have Wayne, Boldin, and Megatron…but I also have Meachem tearing it up on my bench. Is there any way I can bench one of the “studs” for Meachem?

  15. Doc

    Doc says:

    @nick m.: You need to stick with your studs. Unfortunately.

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