FF – Get & Forget week 12











- FANFOOD GET & FORGET week 12- 



The next edition of the FANFOOD GET & FORGET will be about the players that may be sitting there as FAs. Every year there are players that will emerge off the fantasy football waiver wire to be solid additions for a fantasy football 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. Every Tuesday we will sift through the noise and point out some players that you should GET & the ones you can FORGET.


Here are ALL the 2013 FANFOOD GET & FORGETs



QB | RB | WR | TE | DST | 30-Late |

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| week 1 || week 5 || week 9 |
| week 2 || week 6 || week 10 |
| week 3 || week 7 || week 11 |
| week 4 || week 8 || week 12 |


Lets get to it!


NFL Injury Roundup Week 11


Sunday was tough day for some fantasy receivers. Three fantasy studs, Wes Welker, Jordan Reed and Keenan Allen all couldn’t finish their respective games. A loss of any of them on your fantasy squads as we close in on the playoffs would hurt. We’ll keep close tabs on their outlooks as the week goes on.

Jordan Reed left the game at Philadelphia with a concussion. There wasn’t an obvious hit that caused the injury, but it happened, probably as he blocked a 300 pound lineman. Reed sustained a concussion last season at Florida as well. Fred Davis would likely be active if Reed can’t go against San Francisco next week.

Wes Welker was forced from Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs and is being evaluated for a concussion. Welker took a hit in the fourth quarter and returned to the game before going to the locker room to be evaluated. His next game is against his old team in New England so his diagnosis will be heavily reported. UPDATE: Welker has officially been diagnosed with a concussion.

Keenan Allen left in the second half in the game against Miami with an apparent right knee injury. He was seen on the sideline with it wrapped in ice. We don’t know much at this point, but do know that the injury that caused his draft stock to fall was to his left knee, so that’s somewhat good news. UPDATE: The early sense is that Allen is dealing with a knee hyperextension. If this turns out to be the case it’s good news.

Adrian Peterson says his groin injury was “bothering” him “a lot” in Sunday’s matchup with the Seahawks. Right now it doesn’t look like he’ll miss any time, but we might need to lower expectations for the insanely talented back.

LeSean McCoy left with a hamstring injury before the first half ended against Washington, but was able to return in the second half and ran well. With the Eagles playing better under Nick Foles and McCoy’s health looking shaky at times with so much work, Bryce Brown is a must own backup.

Pierre Garcon said his ankle was hurting him badly following Sunday’s game. He missed a couple snaps early, but played the rest of the game. It looks to be minor as far as possibly keeping him out, but we will keep you updated.

Julius Thomas injured his knee Sunday night against Kansas City. He came back into the game, but had to contend with Eric Berry and didn’t look 100%. It’s a positive sign he was able to return, but he may miss some practice time.

Leonard Hankerson suffered a knee injury against the Eagles and didn’t return. While he was out, Santana Moss saw a bump in targets, but didn’t play well overall. Aldrick Robinson might have the most upside if Hankerson and Jordan Reed had to miss time.

Joique Bell left with a fourth-quarter ankle injury in Pittsburgh, but after the game, coach Jim Schwartz said Bell was cleared to return, but the Lions decided to hold him out. If you are in extremely deep leagues Theo Riddick is the Bush/Bell handcuff.

Fred Jackson re-tweaked his left knee in the second quarter, but returned on the following Bills possession. It’s not good that he continues to hurt the same knee, but C.J. Spiller isn’t doing much to take away touches from him at the moment. Frank Summers vultured a goal line touchdown just to add insult to injury.

Emmanuel Sanders left the Lions’ game with a right foot injury and didn’t return. Markus Wheaton saw the bulk of Sanders’ snaps after he left and would have some deep league appeal if Sanders’ injury were serious.

Mike Brown was forced from Sunday’s game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury. He is the #2 receiver with Justin Blackmon done for the year, but if Brown is out for any more time Ace Sanders would probably see the biggest boost.

Saints cornerback Jabari Greer suffered an ugly left knee injury against the 49ers on Sunday. His leg was put in an air cast and he was carted off the field. It had the looks of a long-term injury.

Eagles defensive end Trent Cole left the game against the Redskins in the second half with a possible concussion. He looked wobbly as he went to the locker room. He’s had a down year, but had two sacks before he had to leave the game.

Other Injury Notes:

Broncos’ free safety Rahim Moore suffered a lower leg injury against Kansas City. . . . Cardinals’ wide receiver Teddy Williams has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles’ tendon. . . . Chiefs right end Mike DeVito was forced from the Broncos’ game with a left knee injury. . . . 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown took a big shot from behind and had to leave the game against the Saints with a rib injury. . . . Lions’ strong safety Glover Quin hurt his ankle and had to leave the game against the Steelers. . . . Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea hurt his toe and was couldn’t finish the game against the Ravens. The Bears can ill afford to lose anymore run defenders. . . . Cardinals defensive back Justin Bethel suffered a concussion against the Jaguars. . . . 49ers left guard Mike Iupati could put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field, and was immediately carted to the locker room. . . . Kansas City’s right tackle Eric Fisher suffered a shoulder injury against the Broncos. . . . Jermaine Kearse suffered a concussion in the game against the Vikings.

source: rotoworld




Here are some free agents that we think you should GET and ones you need to FORGET heading into week 12 of the season, followed by a recipe for Grilled Beer Brined Pork Chops


rankPlayer Position Team
1 Bobby Rainey RB TB
2 Michael Crabtree WR SF
3 Donald Brown RB IND
4 Montee Ball RB DEN
5 Delanie Walker TE TEN
6 Santonio Holmes WR NYJ
7 Nate Burleson WR DET
8 Garrett Graham TE HOU
9 Rishard Matthews WR MIA
10 Chris Ogbonnaya RB CLE


As we collectively inch another week closer to the playoffs, consider the difference between a player’s value in a vacuum and his value specifically to your team. This distinction becomes increasingly important as the season progresses. With fewer games to play and fewer bye weeks to shake up our lineups, flavor-of-the-week types are worth less with each passing week.  So keep this in mind when you consider adding one of theses players.




Bobby Rainey


from Bloomberg Sports:
Bobby Rainey was only a speculative add last week to see how the usage between him and Brian Leonard sorted itself out. After his 170 yard, 3 TD performance, he becomes a must-add but I do not see him as more than a RB2 the rest of the way given the fact that the Bucs will not be playing with a lead for 3+ quarters against a below average defense like they did in Week 11.
from rotoprofessor:
While the Browns didn’t give him much of a chance to run when their back position came open, Bobby Rainey has found a second life this season in Tampa Bay. The Bucs lost Doug Martin, then they lost their backup Mike James, and now it’s Bobby Rainey’s turn. Going into yesterday’s game it was unclear who would get the majority of the carries for Tampa between Rainey and Brian Leonard, the end result left no doubt though. Rainey finished yesterday’s game with 163 yards rushing on 30 carries while Leonard carried the ball just four times. Rainey also found the endzone twice rushing and also caught a touchdown pass. This has the potential to be a fluke game from a guy whose been around for a while, but I’m not so sure. Rainey looks the part with speed, but enough strength to get the job done. He’s clearly looking at a big workload ahead and of all the backs on this list he’d be the first one I’d grab.
from fantasysharks:
We had Rainey listed as a deep pickup last week, as the Tampa Bay running back situation was up for grabs between he and Brian Leonard. More than 160 yards in total offense and three touchdowns later, Rainey announced his desire to be the top back for Tampa Bay. He clearly has the hot hand, and with Detroit on tap, Rainey is in line to be the top waiver wire pickup this week.


FANFOOD SAYS: If you jumped and got him last week you, great for you. IF he is available go out and GET him….NOW!



Santonio Holmes


from Fantasy Sports LR:
Santonio Holmes started and picked up 32 snaps (fewer than David Nelson’s 50) drawing seven targets from Geno Smith. Smith threw two picks and two completions on those seven passes, but, it was heartening to see him target Holmes deep. The vet picked up 71 yards on those two grabs, suggesting there is some value there moving forward. If he can average seven looks a game for the rest of the season, he’ll deliver some fantasy relevant lines down the stretch
from hattywaiverwireguru:
Geno tends to look Holmes way when Holmes is in the game. His upside is capped due to the Jets passing game, so temper expectations.
from fantasysharks:
Bouncing back from injury, Holmes seems to be fully recovered. We would have him listed higher on this list, but we have serious concerns about the Jets passing game and Geno Smith. After an absolute howler against Buffalo, we are taking a wait-and-see approach here. As a healthy and skilled wide receiver, Holmes is worth a spot at the bottom of the roster for those in need at the position.


FANFOOD SAYS: I have been saying all year, FORGET Holmes he cannot be trusted as a starter for your team.





Michael Crabtree


from numberfire:
The 49ers need a WR2. Desperately. Anquan Boldin is dicey enough as a WR1 – not that he isn’t a veteran route-runner, because he is, he’s just, well, old – and Jonathan Baldwin, Mario Manningham, and the ghost of John Taylor aren’t enough to scare any defenses. From various reports out of the Bay and elsewhere, Crabtree is close enough to potentially play in Week 12, depending on how much he’s needed. Much like Percy Harvin in Week 11, it’s fair to temper expectations and give him a week to get his legs under him. Come fantasy football playoff time though, watch out – he’s exactly the receiver Kaepernick needs, and he’s coming at exactly the right time. You most likely have a backup TE or a 5th RB – drop him and sit on Crabtree.
from hattywaiverwireguru:
Crabtree is getting back in the game, but unfortunately the 49ers passing game is just ok. Crabtree is worth a stash at this point to bolster your bench.
from fantasyteamadvice:
Crabtree very nearly made a surprise appearance in week 11 before being ruled out on Sunday, which suggests that he is on target to start for the 49ers in week 12. This is a player that went for 1105 receiving yards and 9 TD’s a season ago, and while he is returning from a pretty serious injury, he is still a must add in all formats. Consider him no better than a desperation flex play in week 12, but he could be a fantasy stud during your fantasy playoffs.


FANFOOD SAYS: Last week I told you to pick up Crabtree and stash him for the FF playoffs. I you didn’t go out and do it now.



Garrett Graham

from FootballGuys:
Garrett Graham is filling the role of Owen Daniels, who was consistently a back-end TE1 over the past few years when healthy. The Texans’ 406 passing attempts this season tie the Saints for sixth most in the NFL. With Arian Foster done for the season and the Texans defense underachieving, the offense should continue to air the ball out often.from numberfire:
Garrett Graham’s performance in Week 11 is unsustainable – don’t chase it
from footballdocs:
Graham had a breakout game with seven receptions for 136 yards and a TD. He was targeted a staggering 13 times during the game. This one is a little tough to read as the Texans made a QB switch midway through the game, but Schaub continued to look Graham’s way once he entered the game. Regardless, the production is hard to ignore, particularly at the TE slot.
from fantasyteamadvice:
Graham finally had the game that owners were looking for weeks ago, as he totaled 7 receptions for 136 yards and a TD on Sunday against the Raiders. Try not to get overly excited, as a large part of his yardage total was thanks to the Texans playing from behind, but Graham has finally put himself on the high end TE2 radar. If you need help at tight end, Graham will be a boom or bust play week to week going forward.


FANFOOD SAYS: He had a nice week and could be used if you are desperate at the TE position. FOREGET Him if you are not and don’t chase the numbers.





Donald Brown


from rotoworld:
Trent Richardson said he’s “not frustrated at all” because “I think I’ve been playing good.” Both Richardson and coach Chuck Pagano are blaming the offensive line for T-Rich’s 2.83 YPC as a Colt. “You look at Trent’s runs, for whatever reason, there’s penetration (by defenders),” Pagano said. “You feel bad. A guy gets the ball handed off to him and all of a sudden, there’s a guy sitting there for whatever reason.” Of course, Donald Brown has found far fewer defenders in his way as he’s averaged 6.10 YPC since T-Rich joined the team. As Pagano showed last Thursday night, he’s going to go with the hot hand. We have little reason to believe Richardson will get warm anytime soon.
from rotoprofessor:
Deep down you have to wonder if the Colts won’t feel obligated to continue using Trent Richardson despite his lack of success running the ball. Still, it seems clear when you watch the games that Donald Brown is the better back right now. Brown carried the ball 14 times for 80 yards last Thursday with two touchdowns. Brown is also sporting a 5.9 YPC for the season so far , an even though that’s only in 55 carries, it’s still an impressive number. I think the Colts have to give Brown the larger share of the carries right now until something changes. The Cardinals matchup this week isn’t great, but after that he gets the Titans again and the Bengals who can be susceptible to the run at times as well.
from numberfire:
This one is a little less cut and dry, since in theory he’s in a timeshare with Trent Richardson. The thing about is, and I’m sure I’m the only noticing this…T-Rich has been playing kind of terrible. In fact, he’s a net-negative whenever he touches the ball; he costs his team 0.03 points every time he’s involved in a play.Can you blame Indianapolis for mixing Brown in, especially in the passing game, where he’s clearly more dynamic? I think not.Still, given the timeshare, I don’t think it’s fair to expect more than 15-20 touches, and it’s equally true that his schedule isn’t great this week as he travels to the underrated Cardinals defense. After that, you’ve got the Titans and the Bengals, two decent matchups to ride through the playoffs. If you can’t get Jennings, Ivory, or Rainey, Brown is a very nice pickup to give yourself matchup options for the playoffs.
from footballdocs:
Brown continues to flourish while T-Rich continues to downward spiral. Brown nailed 80 yards and 2 TDs on 14 carries, while Richardson managed only 22 yards on just 8 carries. The tide seems to be turning, and it will be hard to not continue to feed Brown the ball. So go ahead, see what Brown can do you for this holiday season.


FANFOOD SAYS:  I told you to get in week 6 and stash. If you did, nice job. It is getting to be the time when you can actually trust using him as a FLEX or RB3



Delanie Walker

from rotoworld:
Delanie Walker caught 10 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee’s Week 11 loss to the Colts. The catches doubled Walker’s previous season high, while the yards were 29 more than his previous 2013 high-water mark, which he set last week. Walker has now scored in back-to-back games, and three of his past four. This will almost certainly go down as Walker’s best effort of 2013, but his game meshes with a quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick who’s been hungry to check it down in the absence of Jake Locker. Walker is shaping up as a high-end TE2 who can be used in a TE1 pinch.
from fantasyfootballfreaks:
The Titans TE has been on a roll. Over his last 4 games, he has at least 52 yards and a TD 3 times. In week 11, he took things up a notch with 10 grabs for 91 yards and a score. Going by the numbers, he doesn’t face a single top 10 defense the rest of the way.
from fantasyteamadvice:
Delanie Walker’s 10 receptions, 91 yards and a TD should have fantasy owners standing up and taking notice, especially managers who have been hanging on to the likes of Tim Wright or Brandon Pettigrew. Coming off a 4 reception, 62 yard, 1 TD performance against the Jaguars it is quickly becoming apparent that Walker is one of Fitzpatrick’s top options in the passing game, and with a solid schedule ahead (Weeks 12-16 – @OAK, @IND, @DEN, ARZ, @JAX) it is not outside the realm of possibility that Delanie is now in the low end TE1 conversation.
from fantasysharks:
Walker has been quiet of late, but he has clearly made a connection with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Ten catches for 91 yards and a touchdown against Indianapolis in last week’s Thursday night matchup gets him a prominent spot in this week’s countdown. The Titans are an offense that traditionally uses the tight end very heavily. Look for Walker to be a low end TE1 going forward.


FANFOOD SAYS: He has a solid enough schedule to use him if you have an injured TE1,  but FORGET him otherwise.





Montee Ball


from fantasy sharks:
Montee Ball looks to have assumed the goal line role in Denver and you can never have enough RB options at playoff time. Knowshon Moreno’s injury history also says the other shoe could drop at any time.
from numberfire:
Not really a recommendation here, but something to keep an eye on. He vultured a goal-line TD from Knowshon Moreno, and strangely also picked up Moreno’s slack in the passing game. It’s hard to say that Moreno is ineffective because he’s clearly not – he ranks #6 on our RB power-rankings, ranked by efficiency – but it’s also clear that they’re beginning to trust in Ball a little more, which is worth noting given some of the points Denver can put up.
from fantasyteamadvice:
I’ve been warning our readers for a couple of weeks that Knowshon Moreno‘s workload would be scaled back, and it finally occurred in week 11 as Montee Ball vultured 2 TD’s from the Bronco’s lead back. Knowshon still saw 27 carries in the game (79 yards), but it was Montee getting the goal line looks, as the Broncos were looking to keep their starter fresh for the playoffs. Ball isn’t an advisable start yet, but he is a guy that should be rostered in most leagues, and started in deeper 14/16 team formats.


FANFOOD SAYS: told you to get in week 9 and stash. His 2 TDs in week 11 was a clear indication that he is the goal-line back in Denver.  For that reason he should be rostered. Whether you start him is up to you.



Rishard Matthews

from hattywaiverwireguru:
PPR league owners only apply here as he is drawing a ton of targets from Tannehill.
from fantasyteamadvice:
The new slot receiver for the Dolphins burst onto the scene with a breakout performance in week 10 on Monday Night Football (11/120/2), and he looked to keep the momentum going in week 11 against the San Diego Chargers. Matthews was able to bring in 4 receptions for 52 yards, but he failed to find the end zone, giving owners just 5.2 points in standard scoring leagues. Expect Rshard’s ownership number to continue to rise this week, but value him as no more than a low WR4 going forward.
from rotoworld: Rishard Matthews caught four passes for 52 yards in Sunday’s Week 11 win over the Chargers. As expected, Matthews’ 11/120/2 outburst from Monday night was not a total fluke. He once again handled all slot duties and saw six targets, the same number as Mike Wallace. Matthews is showing the skills needed to play inside — the willingness to take a hit and work small spaces. Remember that before Brandon Gibson got hurt, he was averaging 4.8 catches for 53.6 yards with two touchdowns in six games. That’s a reasonable expectation for Matthews going forward.


FANFOOD SAYS: Right now, there is NOT one Dolphin that can be trusted to start every week. That doesn’t mean that one shouldn’t be rostered.  It’s just not this guy.



DST Streamer week 11:




from rotoballer:
The Saints now rank an impressive fourth in total defense, and have delivered a series of commendable performances this season. That trend continued in Week 11, as Rob Ryan’s vastly improved unit limited San Francisco to 196 total yards, including 81 on the ground. Not only has New Orleans permitted only 305 YPG, but they have allowed the fifth fewest points per game (18.3). A sizable percentage of this success has originated from a stingy pass defense that now ranks third overall, while yielding 191 YPG. New Orleans is also tied for sixth with 32 sacks, and should improve upon all of these numbers during this week’s enticing matchup with Atlanta. Their long-time division rival currently possesses so many problems that it is a challenge determining where to begin. The Falcons have not performed well in the aftermath of several critical injuries, and their -11 turnover differential has been impacted by the 19 turnovers, which is the NFL’s sixth highest total. They also rank 31st in rushing, while managing just 73 YPG. But despite the ineffectiveness of their ground game, ongoing issues with their pass blocking prohibit Atlanta from simply launching a prolonged aerial assault. New Orleans is still owned in just 47% of all ESPN leagues, but deserves a considerable increase in respect from owners. Particularly since they should overpower Atlanta in this appealing matchup.
from fansided:
The Saints defense made just enough plays against the 49ers picking up three sacks and an interception while holding the 49ers to 20 points. They’ve been very good at home this year, and Coach Rob Ryan isn’t afraid to take risks and bring pressure. This week they’re not at home, but they do get to play in a similar dome as they travel to take on Atlanta to take on the struggling Falcons. Atlanta has allowed nine fantasy points in ESPN standard scoring in their last four games and have been unable to get anything going. Now they’ll have to turn things around on a short week before facing the Saints on Thursday.


FANFOOD SAYS: IF you have the Seahawks DST on your roster, drop an RB5 and pick up the Saints.


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

The Fake Football

Fantasy Sharks Wiver Wire Wonders

4for4 Waiver Wire Watch week 12

FF today Waiver Wire Power Ranks

Fantasy Football Freaks

BrunoBoys.net top waiver wire adds for Week 12 - QB | RB |WR | TE | K | DEF






Grilled Beer Brined Pork Chops

The beer brine helps to flavor and tenderize these pork chops. You’ll be surprised at just how delicious and tender these turn out. It’s a bit different than the other brined pork chop in the FANFOOD recipes.



For brine:
2 cups water
1 bottle dark beer
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups ice
For chops:
6 pork chops, bone-in
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper




Combine all ingredients for brine in a large bowl.
Place chops in a resealable plastic bag and pour brine over it.
Seal bag and place in refrigerator for 3-5 hours.
Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
Combine garlic, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.
Take chops out of bag, pat dry, and rub with garlic mixture.
Place pork chops on grill and cook for 10-12 minutes per side.

Remove from heat and serve.






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