FF – Get & Forget week 4














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



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Fantasy Football Week 3 Recap

As fake footballers, we endure a wide array of weekly outcomes. Winning sure is fun, but on the complete opposite end of the spectrum we have instances like the week three performance of the New York Giants. Not only did New York fail to score a single point, but looking at the box score from their steamrolling in Carolina is stuff that will make fantasy football owners break out in cold sweats. Eli Manning, David Wilson, Victor Cruz, and every other fantasy relevant player you can name were all non-existent in week three and we are creeping ever closer to panic time in the Big Apple. The G-Men travel to Kansas City in week four so don’t count on fantasy production from Eli and his pals anytime soon. Scroll below for more highs and lows from week three…


Eli Manning: Peyton’s little brother continued his sucktastic start to the 2013 season as he threw for a mere 119 yards while the Giants got clobbered by Carolina. David Wilson (39 yds) and Hakeem Nicks (zero catches) joined in on this sloppy effort and the entire Giants offense is beginning to see buzzards circling overhead.

Cecil Shorts: The Jags got walloped by Seattle but Shorts emerged with eight catches for 143 yards despite a brutal matchup. He seems to be responding with Chad Henne at quarterback so keep an eye on the status of Blaine Gabbert. Either way, Cecil seems to be about all the Jags have in the fantasy department outside of a busted up MJD.

Russell Wilson: After throwing a four pack of touchdowns, Wilson has shown signs of fake football life. Wilson looked solid, although it was against Jacksonville, and has left Marshawn Lynch owners wondering what could have been after throwing in the redzone instead of feeding the Skittles beast.

Johnathan Franklin: The revolving door at running back in Green Bay spun once again and this time it was Franklin’s turn after James Starks left the game early. Franklin had a speedy 13 carries for 103 yards and a score, but also had a costly fumble late in the game. Eddie Lacy will be back after Green Bay’s week four bye, so don’t go waiver wire crazy for this one.

DeMarco Murray: As Dallas hammered St. Louis, it was Murray doing the heavy lifting with 175 yards on the ground and another 28 through the air. Dallas seemed committed to the running game in week one but ignored Murray in week two, and now we have this effort in week three. I lean toward the side of Murray’s production continuing so keep him in your lineup and go grab yourself a cold one. San Diego is up next for DeMarco and the ‘Boys.

Jake Locker: In a strange twist of events, Jake Locker played like the Jake Locker that Tennessee thought they were getting when they drafted Jake Locker. He is still on your waiver wire most likely, but 299 passing yards and another 68 on the ground should slide him over to your “watch list.” As always, consistency is key for Locker so we will see how he handles the Jets next week.

Josh Gordon: After a brief two game hiatus for breaking the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Josh Gordon was back in action this week NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Brownsand looked like a stone cold beast in catching 10 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown. Fantasy owners’ fears of Brian Hoyer’s impact at quarterback were eased and it appears that the duo will be working together for the foreseeable future. If you were stashing Gordon on your bench, congratulations and thanks for reading The Fake Football!

Joique Bell: With Reggie Bush out, Bell filled in admirably as he racked up 132 total yards and a touchdown. The Redskins defense doesn’t really care much about stopping opposing offenses, but Bell was solid nonetheless. Even with Bush back in the mix, Bell will hold some nice value through bye weeks.

Julio Jones: In a non-shocker, Julio was himself on Sunday as he caught nine passes for 115 yards on 12 targets. Roddy White was still not a factor as he was targeted only four times and still can’t shake his ankle injury. This is a picture perfect scenario for Julio owners and we can expect much of the same from this stud throughout the season.

C.J. Spiller: After running for a nausea inducing 10 yards on nine carries, Spiller left Buffalo’s game early with a knee injury. No details have emerged regarding the knee, but stay tuned to The Fake Football this week for more analysis. Until then, we will be holding a bake sale with all proceeds funding a search party for Spiller’s fantasy value.

Trent Richardson: The newest Colt found the end zone on his first carry, but was on the short end of the backfield workload split with Ahmad Bradshaw (by a 19 to 13 score). You can safely expect that ratio to bend significantly in Richardson’s direction as he becomes more familiar with Indianapolis’ scheme and Bradshaw suffers 27 more foot injuries.

Cam Newton: Cam finally erupted with 3 passing scores and another one via the ground game. Newton’s breakout was inevitable, but let’s hope he continues his Superman ways after Carolin’s week four bye.

Antonio Brown: The Steelers lost yet again on Sunday night, but Large Ben got his top target heavily involved as they attempted to score with the Bears. Brown ended with nine grabs for 196 yards and two amazing touchdown catches. Brown will produce as long as Ben has time in the pocket, which won’t happen every week. He will remain in the low-end WR2 district, which is a little rundown but has some nice areas.

source: the fake football



Here are some free agents that we think you should GET and ones you need to FORGET heading into week 4 of the season, followed by a recipe for Cuban Okra Stew


Lets get to it!




Bilal Powell


from fantasy football freaks:
“The Jets backfield has been a fantasy quagmire so far with neither Ivory nor Powell taking a prominent role. That changed on Sunday when Ivory went down with some hamstring trouble. The result was a full slate of work for Powell. He saw 27 carries and picked up 149 yards. He also added 2 catches for 9 more yards. That gives him 8 receptions on the year compared to 0 for Ivory. There’s no reason to believe he’ll see that many touches going forward if Ivory is healthy, but if Ivory continues to be sidelined, Powell has value because the workload will be there.”
from the hazean:
“Likely chasing the points on this one, but Chris Ivory got hurt again (shocker).”
from Hatty Waiver Wire Guru:
“with the injury to Chris Ivory, Powell carried the load and proved he can be solid. Powell is a nice grab for the bye-weeks. “
from fantasy knuckleheads:
“A hamstring sidelined Chris Ivory Sunday, which set the stage for Powell’s 27 carries for 149 rushing yards. Ivory has had a history of hamstring problems dating all the way back to his days with the Saints, so his Week 4 status is definitely up in the air. He looks like an intriguing flex play against the Chargers this coming week.”
from football docs:
“With Chris Ivory out, Powell posted a monster day rushing for a career high 149 yards on 27 carries. He also had 9 receiving yards on 2 receptions. The Jets are in flux, and Powell showed them he can get it done if called upon. He could be a nice play in week 4 depending on the injury prognosis of Ivory. Powell is owned in 8% of fantasy leagues. “
from bruno boys:
“With Chris Ivory going down with an injury last week, Powell is the last man standing in the Jets’ backfield. The Jets’ running back position can be a productive one as Shonn Greene demonstrated last season. The upside was seen last week when Powell rushed for 149 yards on 27 carries and added two receptions for nine yards. As long as Powell is alone in the backfield he’ll be a borderline RB3/flex start every week.”

FANFOOD Says: GET in all leagues as bench depth




Johnathon Franklin


from fantasy football freaks:
“Well we picked Packers running backs as sleepers each of the last 2 weeks and had a 100 yard back each time, but thanks to some untimely injuries, we had the team and position correct, but not the guy that would finish the game. This time it was James Starks who went down and Johnathan Franklin who capitalized. He broke the century mark on only 13 carries and also added 3 catches for 23 yards. Now, we expect the Packers to get Eddie Lacy back following the Pack’s week 4 Bye, but Franklin may have earned a larger role and is worth stashing on your bench.”
from the hazean:
“Packers bye this weekend, Eddie Lacy back after the bye. RBBC.”
from Hatty Waiver Wire Guru:
“going into a bye week next week and Lacy as well as Starks will return. Hard to see him getting a starting role, but had a great week this week. Can only be on the watch list due to Lacy and Starks coming back.”
from fantasy knuckleheads:
“Week 3 was supposed to be the James Starks show, but that ended abruptly when Starks suffered a knee injury right before the first half against the Bengals. Franklin, who had one of the worst offseasons ever for a rookie, channeled that anger into 103 yards and a touchdown. He did make a huge blunder when he fumbled the ball away for a Bengals touchdown on 4th-and-inches. But after so much unpromising performances before the start of the season, it was great to see Franklin play well against a strong Bengals front seven. Eddie Lacy should return after the team’s Week 4 bye, but keep an eye on Franklin. Lacy looks like he might be taking his injury history with him to the pros.”
from football docs:
“The injuries keep piling up in the backfield for Green Bay. With Eddie Lacy out from a concussion, James Starks got the start. Problem is Starks got injured in the 2nd quarter, meaning now the RB duties got placed on the shoulders of Franklin, who responded with 103 rushing yards and a TD on 13 carries, as well as 3 receptions for 23 yards. The backfield is starting to look very murky now in Green Bay, and a huge Running Back By Committee (RBBC) looms large. In the meantime, enjoy unleashing Franklin on your opponents IF Lacy and Starks continue to be sidelined. Franklin is owned in 39% of fantasy leagues. “
from fantasy team advice:
What a mess the Packers backfield is… Eddie Lacy (concussion) and John Kuhn (hamstring) were inactive for week 3, leaving James Starks as the starter, and Johnathan Franklin the backup. When Starks suffered a knee injury just before halftime, the 23 year old out of UCLA was called upon. Most teams 3rd/4th string RB would be a plodding runner not even worth mentioning, but Franklin looked positively electric against a very solid Bengals defense finishing with 103 yards on 13 carries and a TD, however, he did end up turning over the ball for the game winning TD to Cincy. The Packers have a bye in week 4, and will use the time to try and get healthy. It is anyone’s guess who will be the RB when Green Bay gets back to action in week 5.
from bruno boys:
“The presence of Eddie Lacy hurts Franklin’s upside, but other than a costly late fumble, Franklin looked very good as an emergency fill-in. He finished the game with 126 yards and a touchdown on only 16 touches against a very tough Bengals’ front seven. Franklin proved he can handle playing at the NFL level and because of that he should see at least part of the workload going forward. We don’t recommend adding Franklin everywhere though, especially since Lacy will be back at some point, most likely after the Packers’ Week 4 bye. Because of that, Franklin is not a good bet to produce in deeper leagues.”

FANFOOD Says: FORGET in 12-team leagues as Lacy will be the man after the bye. Consider/Monitor in deeper leagues. 




Santonio Holmes


from fantasy football freaks:
“For those who were still worried about his recovery, he appears to be moving in the right direction after a 5 catch, 154 yard, 1 TD effort against the Bills. He’s still widely available and while his numbers might be inconsistent with a rookie under center, you could do much worse with your WR3/WR4.”
from Hatty Waiver Wire Guru:
“Holmes is starting to produce usable numbers weekly and is worth monitoring.”
from fantasy knuckleheads:
“Holmes played coy with the media all last week by saying his foot still wasn’t 100%, but his five catches for 154 yards and a touchdown leads me to think otherwise. Holmes looked like the Steelers version of his old self as he burned backup DB Justin Rogers. That is one reason to temper expectations, but Holmes’ WR3 value is starting to build back up again.”
from football docs:
“Holmes pulled in 5 catches for 154 yards and a TD against the Bills on Sunday. The Jets receivers will be up and down as their performance is predicated on the up and down play of their rookie QB; however, oftentimes veteran WRs will take rookie QBs under their wing, and the rookie QB ends up favoring the veteran WR when passing the ball. Whether that is happening with Holmes and QB Geno Smith remains to be seen, but it’s something to keep in mind. Holmes is owned in just 4% of fantasy leagues. “
from bruno boys:
“It’s safe to say that Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith has surpassed most of our expectations. As expected, he still makes rookie mistakes, but when he plays well, Smith is outstanding. Smith is beginning to click with his teammates and is gaining trust with Holmes, who moves the chains. Smith has thrown his way 16 times over the past two games and they were on fire in Week 3. Holmes caught five of the 10 passes sent his way for 154 yards and a touchdown. Smith isn’t afraid to throw downfield as shown by Holmes’ 30.8 yards per catch average. The two have looked more comfortable every week and the relationship could be truly profitable for the rest of the season.”

FANFOOD Says: GET in 14+team leagues, Consider/Monitor in 10+team leagues as he is the only WR worth owning on the JETS. 





Brandon Bolden


from the hazean:
“I was a week too early on him. Should continue filling Shane Vereen void.”
from Hatty Waiver Wire Guru:
“NE is running a RBBC and is a situation to be avoided unless you are truly desperate.”
from fantasy team advice:
“As everyone knows, Stevan Ridley has been pretty disappointing to this point in the season. So the question in the New England backfield is, who is the back to own? There are no clear answers here, as Blount had the most touches and yards in week 3 (14 for 65), while newly returned Brandon Bolden had the most YPC (51 yards on just 3 carries). Looks like this will be a mess for weeks to come, and is a fantasy situation best left avoided for now.”
from rotoworld:
“Brandon Bolden and Stevan Ridley each played on 26-of-73 snaps in Sunday’s win over the Bucs. LeGarrette Blount played 21 snaps, turning the Patriots backfield into a full-blown three-headed committee. The difference here is that 21 of Bolden’s snaps were passing plays, leading to five catches for 49 yards. It’s a skill set that Ridley and Blount simply don’t have. Clearly over his knee injury, Bolden is going to have PPR value as the new passing-down back for Tom Brady.”

FANFOOD Says: The RBBC in NE is discouraging and no one ball carrier is going to be consistent enough to start on a regular basis or even as a bye week fill in. FORGET them all.




Heath Miller


from fantasy knuckleheads:
“In OC Todd Haley’s offense from 2012, Miller caught 8 touchdowns. It was the highest scoring output of his career. Finally looking healthy after an ACL injury, Miller didn’t catch any touchdowns Saturday. But he did catch 3 passes for 25 yards. Plus he looked healthy. Maybe it won’t take as long to get Miller acclimated back on the offense after sharing snaps with David Paulson. I’m not saying Miller will break out in Week 4, but he could slowly get himself back into the numbers he put up in 2012. He’s a TE2 with upside.”
from bruno boys:
“Miller made his return to football this week and started to pick off exactly where he left off – as Big Ben’s safety valve. Miller probably won’t be 100% for several weeks but he’s earned enough of Roethlisberger’s trust to be relevant in fantasy before that on the receiver starved Steelers’ offense. He looked good Sunday and considering he was the third most productive tight end last year, he’s worth taking shot with.”
from rotoworld:
“Heath Miller had three catches for 35 yards in his regular season debut Sunday night against the Bears. He was targeted four times and split playing time with David Paulson. Miller looked healthy in his first game back since suffering a torn ACL last season. He’ll be on the TE2 radar in next week’s matchup with the Vikings.”

FANFOOD Says: ADD for all teams if you do not trust your TE2 this week, or wait until week 6 and use as a bye week fill in going forward. (the STEELERS have a bye week 5).




Zach Miller


from fftoday:
“Miller has at least two catches in each of the three games so far, and Sunday he had two scores. His value is dependent on red zone opportunities, but he’s a good second option in two-TE leagues and he’ll get chances around the goal line.”
from rotoworld:
“Zach Miller caught two passes for five yards with two touchdowns in Sunday’s Week 3 win over the Jaguars. he Jaguars put all their eggs into stopping Marshawn Lynch at the goal-line, leading to two easy scores for Miller. Don’t expect a repeat anytime soon. Miller now has a total of 69 yards receiving through three games.”
from 2mugsff:
“Sure he scored twice against the lowly Jag Rags, but two red zone targets in an offense that is sporadic in the red zone, as far as consistent targets from QB Russell Wilson, is a good sign. Miller has always battled injuries, and looks to be healthy finally. You could do worse, especially if you stream TEs.”
from Zach Miller himself on his first TD catch:
“It was wide open, worked even better than it did in practice.”

FANFOOD Says: Red Zone player to FORGET, however if you are in a very deep league, you may use as a bye week fill.  



Isaiah Pead


from fantasy team advice:
“Daryl Richardson had his foot in a walking boot the Wednesday leading up to week 3, and was a late scratch on gaemeday, leaving Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham to handle the majority of the carries for the Rams. St. Louis fell behind early, so Pead didn’t see a significant amount of action (6 carries for 20 yards), but with Richardson potentially missing week 4, Pead will be the RB to own in this committee. As owners in 12 team leagues know, you have to make a move anytime there is a potential starting RB on waivers, and it looks like Pead will have a chance to lead in week 4.”
from rotoworld:
“Daryl Richardson started the game, but left after two snaps when he aggravated his foot injury. That left Pead and Benny Cunningham (22 snaps) to carry the load. With Richardson’s Week 4 status unclear, Pead is going to be a strong fantasy add. He could keep the starting job going forward with Richardson failing to impress as a runner even before his injury. However, Pead will have a tough task in Week 4 as the Niners come to town steaming after their embarrassing home loss to the Colts.”

FANFOOD Says: D-Rich says he is OK, but we all know how much weight that carries. GET in 14+team leagues, Consider in 12-team leagues as he is the better back and may just prove it soon. 




Sidney Rice


from football docs:
“Folks started jumping off the Rice bus after his horrible first two weeks of the season, but he made many of them regret that move on Sunday by pulling in 5 catches on 7 targets for 79 yards and 2 TDs. Seattle is a run-first / play defense type of team, but a healthy(ier) Rice is a key cog in the offense when they need to go downfield. Rice is owned in 82% of fantasy leagues.”
from rotoworld:
“Sidney Rice caught five passes for 79 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday’s Week 3 blowout of the Jaguars. Don’t overreact to this line. Rice got open at will against the Jags painfully young and inept secondary. The same thing won’t happen against the Texans corner duo of Jonathan Joseph and Kareem Jackson in Week 4. Remember that in the first two weeks of the season, Rice totaled three catches for 48 yards.”

FANFOOD Says: We are rooting for Sid, but he cannot be trusted as nothing more that a WR4 in most leagues. FORGET unless in a very deep league. 


FF Top 10 Players Added this week
Pos PlayerWk 4 Opponent
RB  Jason SnellingNE
RB  Willis McGaheeCIN
RB  Andre Ellington@TB
TE  Charles Clay@NO
RB  Bilal Powell@TEN
WR  Donnie AveryNYG
RB  James StarksBye
RB  Johnathan FranklinBye
TE  Jordan Reed@OAK
RB  Bernard Pierce@BUF



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from bruno boys:

“The Colts made a statement on Sunday by dominating the 2012 league runner-up San Francisco 49ers on both sides of the ball. The Colts are allowing a modest 16 points per game average, but the team as a whole is gaining momentum as their 27-7 victory over the 49ers last week shows. Coach Chuck Pagano’s club has forced five turnovers and nine sacks this season. Second-year inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman has come up big for two straight weeks and could be a cornerstone this ever-evolving defensive unit that has just six players who have over six-years of NFL experience. You could do a lot worse than picking them up to play against the horrendous Jacksonville Jaguars this week. Expect a safe double-digit day out of them this Sunday.”

FANFOOD Says: GET and play the COLTS DST in week 4 if you are streaming



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Cuban Okra & Shrimp Stew


Shrimp, tomatoes, bell pepper and pork are classic flavors in Cuban Quibombo and Cajun gumbo. Cuban quibombo stew relies not only on the naturally gooey moisture of the okra, but on the starchy addition of mashed green plantain, which are grown in abundance in Cuba.



8 ounces okra, tops removed and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
2 lemons, halved
1 green plantain
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1cup chopped onion
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
8 ounces boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
8 ounces shrimp, deveined but with shells left on
3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon apple cider or white distilled vinegar
1 sprig fresh oregano
Grilled or toasted bread, for serving



Place the chopped okra in a large mixing bowl.
Cover with water and squeeze in lemon juice. Soak for 30 minutes and then drain the water.
Rinse the okra under cool water and set aside.

Meanwhile, peel and slice the plantain, and place in a 1-quart saucepan.
Cover with water, add salt and bring to a boil.
Cook for 10 minutes until very soft. Remove from heat, drain the water, and cool.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and mash with a potato masher until smooth.
Set aside and allow to cool.

Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan, and add the onions and bell peppers.
Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, and then add the pork and shrimp, browning for another 5 to 7 minutes, until the pork is well cooked.

Using a blender, puree the chopped tomatoes, garlic and 2 cups water.
Pour the puree into the saucepan, and add the vinegar and oregano.
Bring the stew to a simmer.

Divide the mashed plantain into 12 equal portions and roll into balls.
Place the balls in the simmering quibombo stew, and cover.
Simmer on low for 5 minutes, until the plantain balls have dissolved.
Stir once or twice to distribute the ingredients evenly.
Remove the sprig of oregano before serving. Serve hot with grilled or toasted bread.







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