FF – Get & Forget week 15











- FANFOOD GET & FORGET week 15- 



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 13 |
| week 2 || week 6 || week 10 |week 14 |
| week 3 || week 7 || week 11 || week 15 |
| week 4 || week 8 || week 12 |


Lets get to it!




Week 14 Injury Roundup


Week 14 was not a good one for two of the best players in the NFL. It’s hard to find anyone better than Rob Gronkowski and Adrian Peterson at their respective positions and both went down on Sunday. Let me take you through the carnage.

FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo reports that initial reports are that Rob Gronkowski has suffered a torn right ACL against the Browns. Gronkowski will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the true extent, but there is a good chance he is done for the season. In Gronkowski’s absence Shane Vereen had an even bigger role than his already extensive one as he saw 17 targets, catching 12 of those for 151 yards including a rushing touchdown. Danny Amendola should also see more targets going forward.

Adrian Peterson was forced from the game against the Ravens with what looked like a serious injury, as he had to leave on a cart, but after being evaluated he was diagnosed with a foot sprain and he doesn’t believe it will end his season. He’s headed for an MRI on Monday and it probably won’t take much to rule him out for the rest of the season with the Vikings out of the playoff race. The worst case scenario at the moment would be if he suffered a Lisfranc injury. Until we know more Toby Gerhart needs to be picked up.

Wes Welker left the game against the Titans with a concussion. Welker also sustained a concussion in Week 11 and brain injuries this close together often result in multi-week absences. It looks extremely unlikely he will be cleared on a short turnaround for the Thursday night game — and possibly beyond. Jacob Tamme saw more snaps with Welker out and could have a little more value going forward, but most likely the other pass catchers will just be relied on more heavily.

Eddie Lacy returned to Sunday’s game in the third quarter after exiting with a second-quarter ankle injury, but Lacy admitted his ankle bothered him in the second half of Sunday’s win over the Falcons. He returned with his left ankle heavily taped, and didn’t seem to be moving around well. “I definitely couldn’t push off of it as much as I wanted to,” Lacy said. “I could feel it whenever I ran and, if I was healthy, I could have broken a couple of tackles. But I couldn’t because I couldn’t push off.” Lacy ha a nice matchup against the Cowboys next week, so hopefully he’ll just need some rest going into next week.

Keenan Allen left the Giants game with a shoulder sprain, but returned to continue his great season by catching his second touchdown of the game and taking an insurmountable lead in the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year race.

Reggie Bush aggravated his calf injury during warmups and didn’t play a single snap. The Lions didn’t update us on the injury, so it’s hard to know the extent and if the extreme snow had anything to do with why they held him out. Joique Bell could have value going forward if the injury holds Bush out of any more games.

Lamar Miller sustained a concussion against Pittsburgh. Miller took a big hit during the second quarter and got up very slowly. Daniel Thomas, who was a surprise active, put up good numbers in his absence and if Miller can’t go next week he’ll have value against the Patriots’ defense.

The Cardinals believe Tyrann Mathieu suffered a torn left ACL. Speaking after the game, coach Bruce Arians said it “appears” Mathieu tore his ACL. He will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the initial fears. Mathieu has been a defensive stud all season long and it’s a big loss for the hot Cardinals.

Jonathan Stewart left Sunday night’s game against the Saints with a knee injury. If he misses any games DeAngelo Williams gets a slight bump in value.

Tavon Austin left the game against the Cardinals with a left ankle injury after getting tackled after a 56-yard run on a reverse. He was able to walk off on his own power and looked to be moving well on the sidelines.

Antonio Cromartie sustained a head injury in the win over the Raiders, but he played the entire game, so it’s unclear when the injury occurred.

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright has been diagnosed with a broken foot, and looks like he’ll miss the playoffs. Wright is an every-down player and has been playing well. Malcolm Smith should take his place in the starting lineup.

Other Injury Notes:

Evan Royster was forced from the game against the Chiefs with an ankle injury. . . . Lions right end Ziggy Ansah sustained a shoulder injury during the loss to Philadelphia. . . . Vikings’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes was forced from the game against the Ravens with an ankle injury. . . . Falcons’ free safety Thomas DeCoud exited Sunday’s Week 14 game at Lambeau with a first-quarter head injury. . . . Vikings’ tight guard Brandon Fusco was forced from the game against the Ravens with a knee injury. . . . Seahawks’ center Max Unger left from the 49ers game with a strained pectoral.

source: rotoworld



rank Player Position Team
1 Dennis Pitta TE BAL
2 Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN
3 Rod Streater WR OAK
4 Toby Gerhart RB MIN
5 Daniel Thomas RB MIA
6 Shonn Greene RB TEN
7 Justin Hunter WR TEN
8 Doug Baldwin WR SEA
9 Marcel Reece RB OAK
10 Da’Rick Rogers WR IND


The stakes don’t get much higher for fantasy football owners. With only a few victories standing in the way of a title, the pressure is on to make any moves necessary to put your squad in a position to win. In other words, you’ve come this far so don’t blow it now!

Here are some free agents that we think you should GET and ones you need to FORGET heading into the second week of the fake football postseason (week 15) of the season, followed by a recipe for Bourbon Chicken





Cordarrelle Patterson


from fantasyfootballfreaks:
He’s owned in 26% of leagues, but he is a high reward flex option if you need another receiver. He’s fresh off a big game in Baltimore where he snagged 5 balls for 141 yards and a score. He also added 111 return yards, so there’s always a chance he breaks off a big one.
from lesterslegends:
Cordarrelle Patterson caught five of seven targets for 141 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. The Vikings are getting him more involved, but he’s more of a sleeper play against the Eagles.
from rotoballer:
Patterson is starting to draw comparisons to a Percy Harvin “light”, based on his big-time talent and also how he’s starting to be utilized by the Vikings within their offense. Patterson is not only becoming a trusted wider receiver within the offensive attack, but is also getting some designed running plays and is acting as the primary kick returner. This all adds up to more opportunities for Patterson in Week 15 and the playoffs, and he’s one of the biggest sleepers for the week and the remaining games. If he’s still available in your league, add him immediately, especially in PPR leagues.


FANFOOD SAYS: GET in ALL leagues where available




Justin Hunter


from rotoworld:
Justin Hunter played on 38-of-50 snaps (76.0 percent) in Sunday’s loss at Denver. Interestingly, Nate Washington played 39 snaps and Kendall Wright got 38. So there were no clear-cut options in two-wide sets as all three rotated in evenly. Still, relying on a raw rookie in a Ryan Fitzpatrick offense is a recipe fantasy owners will want to avoid. Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals loom in Week 15
from cbssports:
Titans WR Justin Hunter led the team in receiving Week 14. Hunter caught just four passes, but made them count. He led the team with 114 yards and scored a touchdown. Hunter picked up most of his yardage on two plays. He caught a 57 yard pass on the team’s first drive, which put them in the red zone. He later snagged a 41 yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. His other two catches went for 6 and 10 yards. Hunter will take on the Cardinals Week 15.


FANFOOD SAYS: Forget unless you are extremely desperate at WR or FLEX






Daniel Thomas


from fantasyfootballfreaks:
Thomas saw even more action then expected after Lamar Miller went down with a concussion. He finished up with 16 carries for 105 yards and a TD. Assuming that Miller misses week 15, Thomas will be the feature back against a Patriots team that can be taken advantage of on the ground.
from rotoballer:
Thomas wasn’t even supposed to play much this past week, but he ended up getting 16 carries which he converted into 105 rushing yards and a touchdown. Not too shabby at all. The Miami coaches have been consistent this year, splitting carries between Thomas and Lamar Miller week-to-week. But with Miller leaving this past week’s game with a concussion, Thomas was thrusted into the lead RB role and performed well. If Miller ends up having to miss anytime because of the injury, Thomas would become a viable waiver wire sleeper for Week 15 and the remaining playoff games. Just be sure to check back later in the week on Miller’s injury status, as Thomas would only be a low-end FLEX option if Miller ended up playing.
from rotoworld:
Dolphins OC Mike Sherman acknowledged the team didn’t even envision Daniel Thomas (ankle) playing in Week 14 as of last Wednesday. Thomas went on to rush 16 times for 105 yards and a touchdown in one of the best games of his wholly underwhelming, three-year career. “It was a possibility he might not be able to come back [this season],” said Sherman. “On Wednesday, we never envisioned him even playing this week. It’s a credit to our training staff and to him.” With Lamar Miller now facing concussion testing, Thomas has a chance to be a feature back in Week 14 versus New England.






Da’Rick Rogers


from Winmyfantasyleague:
Da’Rick Rogers finally got a fair opportunity to play this season and he responded with 107 yards and two touchdowns off of six receptions. Rogers is in fact the most talented receiver on the Colts not named Reggie Wayne but off-field issues torpedoed his draft stock and a practice incident in which he stood over a teammate and taunted him following a TD helped him get cut from the Bills. Rogers is a must-add in all formats as he should be targeted as the Colts number one receiver the rest of the way. Rogers is available in 99 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
from lesterslegends:
Da’Rick Rogers caught six of nine targets for 107 yards and two touchdowns against the Bengals. It was an impressive performance, but it would be tough to count on him in Week 15.


FANFOOD SAYS: Forget in shallow leagues, consider in deeper ones.






Dennis Pitta


from Pro Football Focus:
Run out to get Dennis Pitta if he is available. Use up the rest of your FAAB if you are particularly needy – I’m talking to you, Rob Gronkowski owners. He was a risky start in his first game back, and all he did was garner 11 targets and score a touchdown. Joe Flacco’s safety blanket is back in the nick of time.
from fantasysportsempire:
Dennis Pitta had 11 targets, 6 receptions, 48 receiving yards, and 1 touchdown. Pitta is currently owned in 10% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues. In week 15, Pitta faces Detroit at home and in week 16, he travels to New England. The Detroit defense gives up the 15th fewest fantasy points to the TE position, while the New England defense gives up the 16th most fantasy points to the TE position
from cbssports:
Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta had a fairly productive season debut Week 14 vs. Minnesota. Pitta, who was sidelined all season recovering from a hip injury, finished with six catches for 48 yards and one touchdown during a 29-26 win.Amid heavy snowfall, Pitta got off to a slow start, totaling one catch for 9 yards on four targets in the first half. Pitta had two drops before finally recording his first catch with 26 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Pitta had a more productive second half, which included a 1-yard touchdown catch on a 4th-and-goal play with 2:05 remaining. Pitta’s touchdown started a crazy turn of events, as the lead changed hands five times in the last 2:05. Pitta surprisingly tied Marlon Brown for a team-high 11 targets in his season debut. His longest catch went 18 yards. The Ravens are back in action Week 15 at Detroit.






Marcel Reece


from fantasyfootballfreaks:
He inherited the running game with both McFadden and Jennings out of action. He handled it well with 19 carries, 123 rushing yards, 1 TD, and 2 catches for 38 yards. He may be worth grabbing in the event that he garners another start. However, his value drops off if Jennings is healthy enough to return to the field next week.
from lesterslegends:
Marcel Reece ran for 123 yards and a touchdown against a tough New York Jets run defense. He also caught a pair of passes for 38 yards. He’s worth an add in case Rashad Jennings is out again with his concussion.


FANFOOD SAYS: Forget unless you have All Day.








DST Streamer week 15:




vs MIN



from rotoballer:
The Eagles defense hasn’t been anything special this year, and has gotten burned by many teams throughout the season. But in Week 15 they have a solid matchup against a Vikings team that is inconsistent on offense. The centerpiece of the Vikings offense, Adrian Peterson, was forced to leave Sunday’s game with a foot injury. If he’s forced to miss the Week 15 game, the Eagles defense becomes even more of a sleeper. They are widely available in most fantasy leagues, still available on 92% of Yahoo league waiver wires, and can make for a solid defense pickup and start versus the Vikings. If you’re streaming defenses week to week, or are stuck with a horrible matchup, don’t be afraid to roll the dice with Philadelphia.
from bruno boys:
The Philadelphia Eagles defense gets a bad rap, but they have actually been effective lately with at least 10 fantasy points in the past two games. In Week 15 they face a Minnesota Vikings team allowing the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this season. The Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills also have very enticing matchups, but both defenses have struggled recently and are difficult to trust right now.
The Eagles prevailed over the Detroit Lions early Sunday in what could easily have passed for a reenactment of the Battle of Hoth in the Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back. It wasn’t a pretty game but if you discount the two touchdown returns by Jeremy Ross, the Eagles dominated defensively. They caused (with assistance from mother nature) a ridiculous seven fumbles (three lost) and held the Lions to only 228 offensive yards and eight offensive points. They’ve had similar success in each of their last four games. In that span they’ve forced 10 turnovers and have gotten to the quarterback 10 times, all while allowing only 17.5 points per game. This week they have the luck of coming up against the Adrian Peterson-less Minnesota Vikings. The Purple People Eaters are in a state of flux, and though the Ravens couldn’t contain them last week, you can bet that Matt Cassel will struggle against Trent Cole, Fletcher Cox and the rest of the Eagles’ persistent pass rush.

from thefakefootball:
I think we can safely write off the Vikings’ fourth quarter offensive explosion in Baltimore as an aberration, or something close to it. That two-minute burst could also be a warning to those rolling with the Eagles’ defense this week that Matt Cassel has weapons at his disposal, including rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who looks like he’ll make a career of torturing defenses. Philly’s defense has vastly improved since September. They now sport the game’s sixth best run defense, according to Pro Football Focus, though their secondary is a bottom-10 unit. The Eagles edge rushers have gotten much more consistent pressure on the passer the past few weeks — a potential boon against Cassel, our No. 1 streaming defense target one short year ago.



FANFOOD SAYS: IF you have been streaming and made it to the second round of the playoffs, keep it up and stream the birds.



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 15

FF today Waiver Wire Power Ranks

Fantasy Football Freaks

BrunoBoys.net top waiver wire adds for Week 15 - QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF





Bourbon Chicken


This simple and rather nice bourbon chicken recipe was given to me by an old work colleague – who knows where she got it from, but it is good.
Use a similar quantity of chicken legs, or wings if that’s your preference, as long as the bourbon sauce completely coats the meat.
The marinade works with pork (especially pork tenderloin)) just as well, and can be used like a basting sauce with pass-able results.



2lb or more of chicken pieces, leg, thighs, wings, breast whatever you prefer
For the bourbon marinade:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 cup any bourbon whiskey
1/2 cup soy sauce




Put the chicken in a dish of some kind.

Then mix all the other ingredients together in a measuring jug or bowl, etc.

Pour this marinade/sauce over the chicken, making sure it completely coats the meat.

Marinate for 4-8 hours, or even overnight.

Grill the chicken for 25-30 minutes turning every few minutes.

If you diced the chicken before marinating, it should cook slightly quicker.

Baste a couple of times with the remaining bourbon sauce.

But, do remember that the marinade has had raw chicken in it and some would say you shouldn’t use it at all. But if you do baste, give this plenty time to cook as well, so don’t do this just before it comes off the grill!






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