FF – Get & Forget week 6














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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Lets get to it!


WEEK 5 Fantasy News

Three of the league’s best quarterbacks saw impressive streaks end on Sunday. Two of them probably didn’t care all that much, since they still played great and came away with victories. One of the league’s most average quarterbacks saw a notorious streak continue. He probably cared a great deal.

After throwing 20 touchdowns without an interception to start the season, including four more Sunday, Peyton Manning threw his first pick of the year in the third quarter of the Broncos enthralling 51-48 win over the Cowboys. Drew Brees led the Saints to a big 26-18 win in Chicago, but his streak of nine consecutive 300-yard games came to an end. Tom Brady had thrown at least one touchdown in 52 straight games, nearing Brees’ record of 54. After the Bengals 13-6 win over the Patriots, Brees record is safe for the time being.

When it seemed it couldn’t get any worse for Matt Schaub, he threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown on the Texans’ third play from scrimmage on Sunday night, his fourth consecutive game with a pick six. That means San Francisco’s Tramaine Brock, Seattle’s Richard Sherman, Tennessee’s Alterraun Verner and Baltimore’s Daryl Smith have all scored touchdowns on passes thrown by Schaub this season. Andre Johnson has not.

source: SI.com


WEEK 5 Injury News


Week 5 thankfully was without any catastrophic injuries, but this being a contact sport, for the most part, there were still a few fantasy relevant bumps and bruises to report.

Michael Vick left Sunday’s game against the Giants in the second quarter with a hamstring injury. His passing had been poor up to that point with just six completions on 14 attempts for 105 yards and no touchdowns. He had buoyed his fantasy stats by rushing seven times for 79 yards though and it was on one of those runs that he hurt his hamstring. Nick Foles came in and had a productive game, completing 16-of-25 for 197 yards and two touchdowns. Coach Chip Kelly says that Vick is his quarterback if healthy. He will have a MRI on Monday and we’ll know more, but Vick was limping on the sidelines and very much needs his mobility to be effective. With Foles not playing poorly there is a good chance they’ll make sure Vick is at 100% before starting him again.

Blaine Gabbert left the game against the Rams in the third quarter with a hamstring injury after completing 9-of-19 passes for 181 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions (one a pick-six) and two fumbles. It was his usual ineffective game and Chad Henne came in and completed 7-of-13 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown, but coach Bradley says Gabbert is inexplicably still his quarterback.

St. Louis Rams rookie Zac Stacy rushed 14 times for 78 yards. The previous high for a Rams back this season was 20 attempts for 63 yards by Daryl Richardson in Week one. Stacy had to leave the game in the fourth quarter with a rib injury, but insists he only had the wind knocked out of him. If he’s telling the truth, he should have a full week of practice and remain the early down back.

David Wilson scored his first touchdown of the season showing a nice burst up the middle on a five-yard draw, but left in the second quarter with a neck injury. He didn’t re-enter the game due to precautionary reasons, but he is day to day and seems to have avoided a severe injury.

Ryan Mathews left the Raiders game in the second quarter with a concussion. He was already running behind Danny Woodhead who was getting more non-passing down carries than usual and is by far the more trusted back now. There is little upside left for Mathews in this offense.

Rashad Jennings didn’t return to the field after halftime due to a hamstring injury. If Darren McFadden and Jennings aren’t able to go in a tough matchup against kansas City next week, it will be Marel Reece’s job

Calvin Johnson wasn’t able to play against the Packers in Week 5, but says he was “real close” to being able to go. He should be able to play next week.

Other Injury Notes:

Donnie Avery has a shoulder bruise and is having trouble raising his arm above his head, but there is no structural damage. . . . Leon Washington left the Week 5 game against the Bengals with an ankle injury. . . . Detroit Lions rookie Theo Riddick left the game versus Green Bay with a concussion. He had passed Mikel Leshoure on the depth chart. . . . Clay Mathews broke his thumb against the Lions. If he requires surgery he will most likely have to miss some time. . . . Denver cornerback Chris Harris left the Dallas game with a concussion. . . . Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin injured his shoulder in the blowout against the 49ers…Owen Daniels has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fibula fracture and is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks.It’s a huge blow for the Texans’ offense. Garrett Graham will take over as the No. 1 tight end, while Ryan Griffin is expected to be promoted from the practice squad. DeAndre Hopkins is also a candidate for an expanded role in his absence. Daniels likely won’t return until Week 10 in a best-case scenario.

source: rotoworld


Here are some free agents that we think you should GET and ones you need to FORGET moving into week 6 of the season, followed by a recipe for Grilled Potato Skins





from athlonsports:
Malcom Floyd is on injured reserve and Eddie Royal has cooled off considerably from his hot start, so Rivers has turned his sights to Allen. In the past two games, the Chargers’ third-round pick has caught 11 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown. Allen produced his first 100-yard game of his career against Oakland (6-115-1) on Sunday night and his 225 yards on the season are second only to Antonio Gates. Rivers has plenty of options in the passing game, but he and Allen have been successful on 14 of 19 targets (74 percent), so don’t be surprised if the rookie continues to see a steady amount of passes thrown his way.
from fftoday:
Keenan Allen, SD (IND, @JAC, BYE, @WAS) – Allen (4 percent owned in Yahoo leagues) had a monster Week 6 against Oakland, hauling in six of nine targets for 115 yards and a TD. He now has 11-195-1 over his last two games. The rookie is emerging as a favorite of Laserface and should be owned in all 12-team leagues.
from fantasysharks:
We listed Allen as a Deep/Dynasty look last week, this week he gets a bump up into the top category. Six catches for 115 yards and a touchdown against the Raiders comes a week after he caught five passes for 80 yards against the Cowboys. The Chargers running game is struggling, so it will be up to the passing game to move the ball, leaving more opportunity for Allen to put up significant fantasy stats.
from fftoolbox:
At one point in his college career, Allen had a first-round target. After a knee injury in 2012, he did not. Still, I slotted him early in the second round, 40th overall. Oops. The former Cal star, who went 98-1343-6 in 2011 before the injury, slipped to the third where San Diego tabbed him with the No. 76 pick. Based on how the 6-foot-3 target has dynamically produced over the last two weeks, all those teams that were looking for a WR and passed are now the ones thinking oops. Garbage time or not, Allen caught six passes for 115 yards and a touchdown against Oakland after a 5-80 effort against Dallas. Rookie receivers are typically a tricky bunch to count on week-to-week. Allen may be no different, but his situation is all kinds of promising considering the Chargers lack of proven WR options. Vincent Brown tops the list while the fantasy fraudulent Eddie Royal is dropping. Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead also rank ahead of Allen in the Chargers passing game hierarchy, which puts his current value in the WR4 range. So what. Fantasy players have taken flyers on receivers with far less situational upside and expect San Diego in catch up mode more often than not going forward. Rather than hold Nate Washington (blame his QB) or Santonio Holmes (fantasy track record + rookie QB + can’t stay healthy = headache inducing) or Sidney Rice (75 percent of MyFantasyLeague.com owners don’t realize he’s not worth owning) or Cordarrelle Patterson (six receptions YTD) or even Tavon Austin (23 snaps in Week 5), go for Allen. Seriously, go, right now, unless you’re a fan of saying “oops.”

FANFOOD SAYS: Get and stash in all leagues





from juanelway:
Bolden is obviously the best pass catcher on the team and will remain in that role until Vereen is ready to return. Health is always an issue with this guy, as he was limping around Saturday and then played just fine the next day. Should be owned in 12 man PPR leagues with the bye weeks coming up.
from fftoolbox:
Brandon Bolden received 40 snaps in Week 5 or nearly double LeGarrette Blount’s 22 as the burly backed fumbled in the second quarter and New England went exclusively with the passing game. Even if Stevan Ridley returns this week, Bolden’s role remains while Blount would drop back into the Pats RB3 position

FANFOOD SAYS: Forget in 10/12-team league, consider in deeper leagues.






from juanelway:
Mike Vick has already been ruled out for week 6, so Foles will get s shot at starting and he looked the part yesterday. He can run this offense and was the favorite at one point during the Summer. If you are hurting at QB or have Vick as your starter, you could do worse. Tampa Bay’s D is no pushover though.
from fftoolbox:
Nick Foles starts for the injured Michael Vick, he’s a QB2 option especially during a week many of the lesser quarterback options have tough matchups.
from althonsports:
Michael Vick injured his hamstring in the second quarter of Sunday’s win over the Giants, which presented Foles with his first meaningful opportunity of running Chip Kelly’s offense. Foles led the Eagles on four scoring drives, throwing two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and he finished with 197 yards through the air. Kelly said Vick is the starter as long as he’s healthy, but I also don’t think he would hesitate to hand the reins over to Foles if need be. If you have Vick on your roster, now would be a good time to add Foles too. After all, Vick has played all 16 games in a season just once in his career.

FANFOOD SAYS: Consider from week if you have Vick, Ryan or Shaub on for team.





from thefakefootball:
The Vikings signed Josh Freeman on Monday and he’s already competing with Matt Cassel for the starting gig in Minnesota. Cassel will start in Week 6, but Freeman is a decent stash for double-quarterback leagues. The Vikes wouldn’t have signed the former Buc if they thought Cassel was the answer behind center.
from juanelway:
Freeman won’t start this week, but it is going to happen at some point. People have said he’s not an upgrade over Ponder/Cassel, but I disagree. He has had spots where he looks like he was ready to take the next step, but just failed under a coaching staff that didn’t want him. With a good group of WRs, a pass catching TE, and a guy named Purple Jesus in the backfield, he could do work. Worth a stash in deeper leagues or 2 QB leagues.
from fftoday:
Josh Freeman, MIN (CAR, @NYG, GB, @DAL) – Freeman was snagged by the Vikings, who plan to give him every chance to be the starter. This week might not be feasible, but there’s a chance he gets a start against the woeful Giants defense in Week 7.

FANFOOD SAYS: Can’t see any reason to pick him up now, but monitor.






from xnsports:
With Ahmad Bradshaw out with what could be a season ending neck injury, Brown has filled in nicely as the Colts change of pace back. Playing the backup role, Brown has more PPR points (21.6) over the past two games than freshly acquired starter Trent Richardson (19.2). Brown has been far more explosive as well, carrying nine times for 102 yards with a score over the past two, adding four receptions. Richardson barely has more yards (116) on 38 carries (3.1 yards per carry) in those same contests. Richardson’s longest run on the season is 16 yards while Brown has at least one 16 plus yard run in each of the past three weeks. He may be no threat to achieve bell cow carry totals, but Brown may earn some more snaps based on his solid play.
from athonsports:
Trent Richardson continues to get the bulk of the carries, but he is averaging just three yards per carry for his new team. With Ahmad Bradshaw weighing his options regarding his neck injury, Brown should see most of the work as Richardson’s backup moving forward. If Brown can continue to do what he did on Sunday against Seattle (6.2 ypc, rushing TD), he could begin to force the coaching staff to cut back on Richardson’s workload. – See more at: http://athlonsports.com/fantasy/fantasy-football-2013-waiver-wire-week-6#sthash.sM1DClZR.dpuf
from rotoworld:
Donald Brown rushed six times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for three yards in Week 5 versus Seattle. Although Brown’s yards-per-carry average is much better than Trent Richardson’s, the Colts have made no real effort to give Brown a significantly larger role. He did vulture a three-yard touchdown in Sunday’s victory.

FANFOOD SAYS: If Ahmad is out for the rest of the season, pick Brown up in all leagues and stash





from juanelway:
Stacy gave the Rams running game an identity with hard inside running to the tune of 5.7 YPC. Of course he got dinged up and D-Rich came in and kept his horrid YPC with 3.7 YPC. Stacy could keep the job and makes for a nice goaline RB if he should get the chance. We have seen what Richardson can do and it’s nothing I want any part of.
from athlonsports:
The Rams’ offensive line is somewhat of a mess right now, which has carried over to the backfield. Daryl Richardson has been ineffective (2.9 ypc) and Isaiah Pead has been pretty much invisible this season. What the Rams’ plan is with their running backs is anyone’s guess, but it looks like Stacy will get his chance to state his case. The rookie rushed for 78 yards, a team-high this season, on just 14 carries (5.6 ypc) in the win over Jacksonville. It’s very hard to trust any Rams in fantasy right now, but if Stacy is getting the bulk of the carries, he’s one to keep on the radar.
from fftoday:
Zac Stacy, STL (@HOU, @CAR, SEA, TEN) – Stacy (18 percent owned) got the start against the Jaguars and finished with 78 rushing yards on 14 carries. The committee in St. Louis isn’t a great situation but he’s worth a roster add in all 12-team leagues.
from Jeff Paur – RT Sports:
Zac Stacy is my top target on the waiver wire this week. The running back position is so thin and he has a great shot to emerge as the starter in St. Louis for the rest of this season, giving him good fantasy value. I also like Brandon Pettigrew as a good-buy low candidate at tight end. The Lions are thin at receiver, so I expect Pettigrew to get more targets in the offense going forward. He also has a track record of success, which bodes well for the rest of his season.
from xnsports:
After being inactive in the three previous games, Jeff Fisher gave Stacy a chance to start this past Sunday to try and infuse any life into a futile ground game. In weeks two through four, Rams’ running backs carried 39 times for 94 yards total. On Sunday Stacy answered the call, carrying 14 times for 78 yards, both team highs. The reason to add Stacy is because he’s already been named the starter going forward. The problem is he’s only an end of the bench add for owners in desperate times at running back. Sunday was the first game over the past four in which the Rams did not trail by three or more scores at any point, contributing to the team throwing the ball on 68 percent of offensive snaps. That is something that could continue to be a trend going forward as St. Louis still faces a murderous schedule going forward. If the Rams can’t stay in positive or neutral game flow, Stacy provides little extra credit as receiver. Yet to catch a pass in his two games this year, he had only 46 total receptions in his career at Vanderbilt.

FANFOOD SAYS: Everybody wants you to pick him up, don’t be fooled. If he was that good, he would have won the job outright out of camp. Not worth a roster spot unless you are in dire need. 






from juanelway:
Reed flashed before his injury and now should be back at full health. This week the rookie gets the Cowboys who have been trashed by TEs. A nice pickup for this week and beyond.
from fftoolbox:
Because of a quad injury in Week 4 and the Redskins’ bye in Week 5, it’s possible owners need a reminder about Washington’s rookie tight end. So, here it is. Jordan Reed has pass-catching skills and Robert Griffin III likes exploiting them, Despite missing around six quarters due to injury, the former Florida Gator ranks fourth on the Redskins with 13 receptions. That might not sound like much, but Reed has 10 more receptions than Davis, the opening game starter. The rookie participated in practice on Monday and should be good for Washington’s Sunday night matchup against a Dallas defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Considering the Redskins lack a consistent WR2 opposite Pierre Garcon, opportunity exists for someone to emerge. Seeing as Reed is already, he’s a worthy candidate for that role and already a mid-range TE2 entering a stellar matchup.
from profootballroster:
Jordan Reed could be a sneaky play for the Redskins in week 6. They are coming off a bye week and matching up against Dallas in a game which figures to be another shootout. Reed missed week 4’s game against Oakland, but was productive the first three weeks. The Cowboys are allowing the 3rd most fantasy points to tight ends this season.

FANFOOD SAYS: If you have Daniels or Myers on your roster you can do much worse than Reed.  Pick up in all 14+team leagues.





from juanelway:
Goodson was active for MNF and had a few explosive plays, averaging 10 yards a touch. The Jets didn’t bring him in to sit around, so he’s going to be worked in. He’s explosive and can catch the ball, so he’s worth owning in PPR leagues.
from fftoolbox:
In his first action after a four-game suspension, Mike Goodson had four touches for 41 yards including a 26-yard run. The Jets will feature a run-heavy approach with rookie Geno Smith, though Bilal Powell is the lead back and Chris Ivory remains a factor.
from thefakefootball:
Mike Goodson made his 2013 debut on Monday night at put up 3 fantasy points in a timeshare with Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory. Goodson equaled Powell’s production on 9 fewer carries and should stay in the mix for touches going forward, but Powell and Ivory limit his upside.

FANFOOD SAYS: The JETS backfield is just not trustworthy. One has to emerge as the go-to guy, it might be Goodson,  it might not.


FANFOOD Waiver Wire week 5 

rankPlayer Position Team
1Zac Stacy RB STL
2Keenan Allen WR SD
3Vincent Brown WR SD
4Terrance Williams WR DAL
5Andre Ellington RB ARI
6Willis McGahee RB CLE
7Rueben Randle WR NYG
8Pierre Thomas RB NO
9Robert Woods WR BUF
10Charles Clay TE MIA



DST Streamer week 6:



from fftoolbox:
For those streaming defenses, either unit in the Pittsburgh-NYJ matchup offers potential, but let’s focus on the home team. Actually, let’s start with the Steelers, who in four games have surrendered 15 sacks, thrown five interceptions (at least one from Big Ben in each game) and lost six fumbles. Le’veon Bell’s presence helps with ground game, but the Jets front-7 devours ball carriers. If New York makes Pittsburgh’s attack one-dimensional, expect plenty of sacks against a suspect offensive line.
from Michael Sherman – Fantasy Team Advice:
Somehow, the Jets D/ST are under 10% owned in Yahoo Standard Scoring Leagues. Against a Pittsburgh offense that relies on running the ball through the mouth of a defense, the Steelers are playing right into the Jets strength. The Jets are significantly faster on the line than we’ve seen in years past and should have Big Ben on the ground all game.
from fantasysmacktalk:
The Jets defense has been decent this year and I like their chances at home against the Steelers week 6. They will be at home and even though the Steelers are coming off of a bye, I feel the Jets will be able to get some pressure on Big Ben. They are a top ten defense in terms of sacks this year and when you combine that with the Steelers terrible offensive line, I think this could mean at least a few sacks for the Jets.

FANFOOD SAYS: the JETS DST makes for a nice stream if that is your strategy.



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

FF today Waiver Wire Power Ranks

Fantasy Football Freaks

BrunoBoys.net top waiver wire adds for Week 6 - QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DEF

David Gonos





Grilled Potato Skins


this is a quick and easy recipe for grilled potato skins. This dish is perfect for summer barbecues or Super Bowl parties.


2 large russet potatoes
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sour cream
1 small onion, finely diced
3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper



Preheat grill for medium heat.
Combine rosemary, butter, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Cut potatoes into 8 wedges. Hollow out each center of wedge.
Place potato wedges in microwave for 5-6 minutes.
Remove and brush with butter mixture.
Put potatoes on grill rack skin side up.
Grill for 5 minutes, turn, and grill for 3 minutes.
Add cheese to wedges and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Remove from grill, and top off with crumbled bacon, onion, and sour cream.






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