NFL Week 17 Waiver Wire: Which Week 16 Heroes Are Worth Picking Up

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IDecember 26, 2011

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 24:  Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota Vikings breaks the tackle of Reed Doughty #37 of the Washington Redskins during a game at FedExField on December 24, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

There were some unusual heroes on Sunday. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.

Ronnie Brown, RB, Philadelphia Eagles:  Brown is only worth considering if LeSean McCoy can’t play this week.
Ruling:  Don’t sweat ‘em.

Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings:  Gerhart ran for 109 yards on 11 carries. He’ll get the full load next week (vs. CHI) with AP done for the year.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Evan Royster, RB, Washington Redskins:  And you thought the Redskins couldn’t muddy the RB waters anymore this year with Roy Helu. Naturally he got hurt and Royster ran for 132 yards (147 total yards). With four RBs finding success this year, it says good things about the Skins’ system. If he starts next week (@ PHI) he’d be worth adding.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins:  Hartline caught four passes (from eight targets) for 72 yards. Solid game, but remember it came against New England.
Ruling:  Don’t sweat ‘em.

Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers:  LaFell caught all three of his targets for 103 yards and a score. He’s not consistent enough to rely on.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Denarius Moore, WR, Oakland Raiders:  Moore flashed his ability, catching four passes (nine targets) for 94 yards and a score. He’s a streaky player and a risk, but he can provide a decent play in Week 17 (vs. SD) if you’re desperate.
Ruling:  Don’t sweat ‘em.

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 24:  Dawan Landry #26 of the Jacksonville Jaguars tackles Jared Cook #89 of the Tennessee Titans after a first down reception during play at LP Field on December 24, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty I
Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Andre Roberts, WR, Arizona Cardinals:  Roberts caught six passes (10 targets) for 75 yards. It was his fourth solid game in a row. They face Seattle in Week 17, and he’s a decent sleeper play if you’re worried about your WRs.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.

Jared Cook, TE, Tennessee Titans
:  Cook had his second straight monster game. This time he caught all eight of his targets for 169 yards and a score (nine for 103 last week). Not only is he a solid option next week, he’s a guy to target next year to emerge as a solid TE1.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.


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