It ain’t even Turkey day, y’all, and someone out there is serving up plenty. Sure, there are plenty of other days in the year where you take your third helping of something but we all know Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for gluttony…right? IDK, I keep getting this whole holiday thing confused by my 5th serving of App-umpkin pie with whip cream mash up. Coaches always told me I should stretch before the game, am I wrong to assume they meant my stomach before the Lions vs the Packers? Ok, ok that’s extreme hyperbole, but at least by the time Oakland vs Dallas hits, my pants shouldn’t fit, right? Of course, I digress/meander/trail away from the point of this post. Robert Griffin, III has been a mystery wrapped within an enigma, shrouded in intrigue and usually has left fantasy owners feeling a bit frustrated this year but I don’t think that was the case tonight. After 281 passing yards on 24/37 passing and three passing TDs to go with 44 yards rushing, I think you RG3 owners can rest easy tonight. It’s been a very up and down year for Washington which can be blamed on a multitude of things. QB who wasn’t ready to start the year? Check. Poor coaching decisions? Check. Doesn’t part one go with part two? Check. Bad defensive play? Checks all around. It’s been a bad year for Washington on multiple levels and RG3′s year has been filled with the feeling of ‘what could’ve been’ for most fans. Here’s to week 10 being the start of something beautiful for both him and fantasy owners. In other news from TNF for week 10 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…
Adrian Peterson – Do we really need to talk about how good this guy is? Fine, 20 carries, 75 yards for 2 TDs. Sure, he’s not gonna sniff what he did last year but he’s now averaging a TD+ a game. Congrats to giving him an orange peanut. You’re accepted.
Pierre Garcon – Wanna have a behinds the scenes look at a fantasy football ‘expert’s night? First quarter is ‘nice, 40 yards and a TD, plenty of time before the end of the game, Garcon is totally gonna live up to his #2 WR rankings this week’. And then 4Q hits ‘WTF are you doing RG3?!? Throw it to Garcon! You’re making me look like an idiot! You owe me a drink! Fine, I’ll order it myself! No, the bartender won’t take an IOU!’. Pierre finished with 7/119/1 and plenty of crushed fantasy dreams for me. BTW, it’s really hard to wash dishes for a bar for 3 hours because you couldn’t pay and then type with prune fingers afterwards.
John Carlson – Well, Ponder can’t throw from beyond about 10-15 yards in front of him so Carlson finishing with 7/98/1 makes complete sense in my book. Obligatory Carlton dance can be seen here. Eff the letter ‘s’, that vid applies to John on so many levels.
Cordarrelle Patterson – First NFL TD as he finished the night with 2 catches for 22 yards. If Ponder is healthy and able, Patterson becomes an intriguing pickup moving forward. A QB who can’t throw it further than 10 yards matched up with a WR who can catch a pass behind the line of scrimmage and take it for 50? I’ll buy that.
Alfred Morris – Consider this a ‘Dear Shanahan’ moment. Hey Mike, I hear your team started off with a drive down to the 1. Then on 3rd and goal you tried a fade route. Don’t know if you know this, but your lead back had 4 carries for 20 yards on that lead drive and finished with 28 carries for 139 yards. Don’t think you could’ve capped that first drive off with a 1 yard TD plunge from a guy like that? No? Ok, that’s why you lose then. Signed, common sense.
Jordan Reed – Not quite the night I had envisioned but from the TE FA pickup of the year, 6/62/1 is hard to get mad about. I’d be more mad he could’ve had 2 when the night finished on 4th and goal and RG3 ran a fade to Santana that failed. Moss saw the play call and assumed they were talking 80′s haircuts. Cuz he’s old…why do I need to explain jokes to you?
Christian Ponder – This game really is a matter of inches most nights. Instead of Ponder finishing the night with 3 total touchdowns – 1 rushing – he ends with 2 passing TDs and a separated left shoulder as he almost made a 15 yard TD plunge. The math on that inch is about 6 points. If you lose by 5 points or less, you can blame Ponder. Wait, you started Ponder? You can blame yourself.