2012 Fantasy Football: Waiver-Wire Advice for NFL Week 17

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IDecember 24, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 23: Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers breaks into the open and runs down to the two yard line of the Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field on December 23, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Tom Lynn /Getty Images)
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.

Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings

Gerhart ran for 31 yards and a touchdown. He added a five-yard catch. Adrian Peterson is still chasing history, so Gerhart won’t get meaningful touches in Week 17.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Ryan Grant, RB, Green Bay Packers

Grant ran for 80 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also had a 34-yard catch. He was the work horse against the Tennessee Titans and should see plenty of carries against the Minnesota Vikings this week. If you’re in a pinch, he is a solid fill-in.

Ruling:  Get ‘em.


Bernard Pierce, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Pierce ran for 123 yards. He got extra work in because the Ravens pounded the New York Giants.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns

Little caught six of seven targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He has had three solid weeks in a row. Unfortunately, he wraps the season up against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em. 


Josh Morgan, WR, Washington Redskins

Morgan caught two of his five targets for 21 yards and a score. He added a seven-yard run.  Pierre Garcon is the only Redskins receiver that provides consistent production.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Jordan Shipley, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Shipley caught five of 10 targets for 82 yards. He was playing the Patriots, who can’t stop the pass. This is not typical production.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.


Lance Kendricks, TE, St. Louis Rams

Kendricks caught four of five targets for 119 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight game with a score. I don’t like him in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.


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