FF – Get & Forget week 1











- FANFOOD GET & FORGET week 1 - 


Ok, you have drafted your team and feel like you kicked ass. Sure there are those one or two players that you are not sold on or maybe ones that you took a flyer on. Either way they are destined for your bench (at least for this week). Bottom Line: They are players you are not concerned about dropping for a different player that can help your team.

The first edition of the FANFOOD GET & FORGET for the 2013 season will be about these players. They may have gone undrafted and may be sitting there as FAs. Since the season hasn’t started yet and we have nothing to go on, they are players we think you should stash or at least keep an eye on (you won’t be starting any of them). Why not drop one of those players on your team that were mentioned before to in order to GET one these?

Every year there are players that will not be drafted in a fantasy football draft but will emerge off the fantasy football waiver wire to be solid additions for a fantasy football team. Every year there are teams that give up too quickly on players thus making them available for your team.

Good work on the waiver wire involves knowing who is on the radar just before their stock goes through the roof after a huge game or a string of solid starts. The teams that pull the trigger before this happens are the ones that win. Every Tuesday we will sift through the noise and point out some players that you should GET & the ones you can FORGET.

Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to drop any player you drafted in the first ten rounds of your draft in the first few weeks. Be patient, particularly with wide receivers as they are very inconsistent in most scoring systems. You should always be on the look out for new RBs, especially as new starters are announced or as players emerge with huge games. If you have an extra D, K (and why would you?) TE, or even a lower tier WR, it is probably in your best interest to drop one of them and take a chance. RBs are in high demand and almost always carry value provided they are a primary back for a NFL team.

Here are some free agents that we think you should GET and ones you need to FORGET heading into week 1 of the season, followed by a recipe for Firecracker Salmon.



Mike Tolbert

Jonathan Stewart was placed on the reserve/PUP list meaning he is out at least 5 games, You might not have noticed that Tolbert ran for 7 TDs last season or that his 27 receptions ranked 27th among all NFL RBs. He could be the goal line back in that job doesn’t go to the quarterback. Why not GET him and stash him to have for your FLEX position if he impresses.



Felix Jones

The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired running back Felix Jones from the Philadelphia Eagles for linebacker Adrian Robinson. Remember when Jones was a first round pick by the Dallas Cowboys? In five seasons with Dallas, Jones rushed for 2,728 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also caught 127 passes for 1,062 yards with three touchdowns. In that span, Jones is the only player in the NFL to have a 60-plus yards touchdown run, a 70-plus yards touchdown reception and a 90-plus yards kickoff return for a touchdown. Sure the STEELERS cut Jonathan Dwyer and Bell is out with a foot injury, so you might think that Jones would be a good stash. FORGET that. Pittsburgh will go with a combo of Isaac Redman and LaRod Stephens-Howling until Bell returns (it could be as early as week 3) and only use Felix on third downs.




Kenny Stills

The Saints sport arguably the league’s highest offensive ceiling. That’s the reason the rookie could GET a bunch of targets. Another is the fact that Stills has impressed his coaches this summer, allowing the team to bury Nick Toon on the depth chart. That puts Stills just a Lance Moore or Marques Colston injury away from starter territory for the Saints and is the reason you need to pick him up. by the way, he has averaged 18.9 yards over his 9 preseason catches this summer, which included TDs in the 2nd and 3rd exhibition outings — 1 of them from Drew Brees. That followed a 3-year college career in which Stills caught at least 61 balls every season. All this adds up to a good pick up.




Santonio Holmes

Holmes said last week that he’s not close to 100% still following the Lisfranc injury that ended his 2012 season. The JETS would like to have their $7.5 million WR on the field, and because of that you know they are going to play him when he is indeed healthy, but FORGET putting him on your roster until we see what happens in NY/NJ. At full health, he’s easily the best receiving option on this unspectacular team. Even last year before his injury, Holmes had caught 20 passes (through 4 games), including 9 for 147 yards against the Dolphins in Week 3. He finished 2011 with a nice 51-654-8 receiving line that placed him among the top 30 standard-scoring fantasy WRs. Keep that in mind and on your radar.




Julius Thomas

“Orange Julius” officially won the starting job over Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen over the weekend and the pony’s are expected to keep both. Thomas’ ceiling might be capped by the abundant receiving options in Denver, (there just might not be enough targets for him).  We all know how peyton likes to GET the TE the ball, especially in the redzone. Teams will have a hard time covering all the receivers in Denver, making him a low risk – high reward player for your bench as a TE2.



Rob Housler

Housler was a sleeper candidate all summer and targeted by many, but an injury has since cost him that label and earned him a spot on your league’s FA list. Housler suffered a high ankle sprain in the third preseason game and is hoping to play in the opener. If he can’t play, Jim Dray and Kory Sperry will start. FORGET him for you’re your bench, but keep an eye on him, he could impress.

but don’t just take our word for it, see what other’s have to say.


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Here are some great links to articles for you to use for waiver wire advice

Fantasy Pros

Rotoworld Featured Articles

Football Docs

Fantasy Knuckleheads

FF today Waiver Wire Power Ranks

FF Bookmarks




Firecracker Salmon


This salmon is marinated in an Asian-style mixture with just enough spice and heat to give it a little kick. If you want to turn up the heat, double the amount of red pepper flakes.



4 6-ounce salmon steaks or fillets
1/4 cup peanut oil
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoon chopped green onions
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients except the salmon.
Place salmon in a large resealable bag (or two).
Pour marinade mixture over top.
Force all the air from the bag and seal.
Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.

Preheat grill.

Remove fish from bag and place on a hot grill.
Brush with some of the marinade and discard the rest.
Cook over a high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until done.
Time might vary because of the thickness of the fish.
When salmon flakes easily an is a consistent color and texture through the middle remove from grill and serve.







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