Razzball Nation! ¬†I’m filling in for Sky this morning in the football recap, as Sky was called by Al Davis for a possible CB job opening. ¬†That would be scary for multiple reasons! ¬†Man Oakland was brutal. ¬†Long live the Chiefs offense! ¬†Jamaal Charles had a historic game (6th highest fantasy output in non-PPR since 1960), making the Raiders D look worse than some of those Raiders costumes. ¬†The real Rocky Horror Picture Show was the pass D, as JC Superstar enlightened fantasy owners with 8 catches (on 8 targets) for 195 yards and 4 TDs. ¬†Plus an extra 20 on the ground with a score there. ¬†Straight video game numbers! ¬†“RB screen, X, X, X!” ¬†Actually that sounds like a porn title. ¬†I’ll have to ask Tehol about that one. ¬†Charles has been effing fantastic this year, and I think easily the fantasy MVP. ¬†Sure you could argue Peyton Manning, but if you have JC and you’re somehow not waltzing through the playoffs than you only have yourself to blame! ¬†Is he fantasy’s #1 pick next year? ¬†I don’t see how you could resist. ¬†If someone really wanted Adrian Peterson, I’d turn to them after that pick ala the 1,000-year old dude in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade¬†and go “he chose poorly…” ¬†While some teams had their dreams¬†melt away, others are marching into the finals with the rest of the week 15 happenings…
Alex Smith –¬†Got credited with 4 of his 5 TDs even though they were forward hand-offs. ¬†I coulda had four TDs! ¬†Well, that would be a pretty bad game against Oakland…
Rashad Jennings –¬†Dude’s been a monster his past 6 games. ¬†Double-digits every week in .5 or more PPR. ¬†Is there more than one point PPR leagues? ¬†2-point PPR? ¬†Would be crazy. ¬†It was good for Ray Jay owners that he still got 23 carries in a 56-31 game. ¬†Usually it’s like 3 carries and a goose egg and a thanks but no thanks. ¬†Did that make any sense? ¬†Neither do the Raiders!
Julian Edelman/Danny Amendola –¬†The Patriots passing attack yesterday should be dubbed Attack of the Clones. ¬†I can’t tell them apart! ¬†13/139/1 for Edels 10/131 for Dolas. ¬†Liked them both in this game. ¬†Of course, I don’t have ranks to back it up! ¬†Only LSD comments…
Ryan Tannehill –¬†Three TDs in two straight, multi-TDs in three straight. ¬†He’s just plain bullying secondaries. ¬†Hey-o! ¬†The Dolphins rushing attack is Incognito and disappearing faster than Martin at a fraternity hell week. ¬†Keep the passing going! ¬†Huge upside QB2 in multi-QB leagues for the championship.
Jordan Todman –¬†Big game! ¬†Big win for my LSD lead! ¬†Bills D is terrible. ¬†Not quite turrible, but terrible. ¬†109 on the ground and 4 for 44 in the air. ¬†You can run on Tennessee, so injury-riddled teams heading into the finals can hope Maurice Jones-Drew gets held out again and Todman is a playoff miracle!
Robert Woods –¬†Best game of the year and first TD since week 4. ¬†Nothing big for fantasy right now, but I think he’ll be an interesting sleeper next year. ¬†Especially since Stevie Johnson is fading into yesteryear.
T.Y. Hilton –¬†Nice bounce back for 8/78. ¬†Four straight bad weeks before this one, but the Colts are @KC next week. ¬†That game should be a masterpiece. ¬†Brandon Flowers got temporarily hurt yesterday, but got back in the game and should smother Hilton like sauce on ribs.
Donald Brown –¬†Mannnn… Got injured early in this one after starting hot. ¬†Would’ve been a big game otherwise my Spidey sense tell me. ¬†Instead, the corpse of Trent Richardson racked up 19 carries and caught a TD on a shovel pass. ¬†Another set of Colts to avoid next week at Arrowhead.
Matt Asiata –¬†Carne Asiata right off the grill! ¬†Huge game fantasy-wise… You know you’re having a better fantasy day than real-life game when your rushing average (1.7) is roughly half of your TD total (3). ¬†30 carries for 51 yards, but fell into the endzone with the Eagles defense, yes, turrible. ¬†It sounds like both AP¬†and Toby Gerhart will be back next week, so Carne Asiata will just be a one-week special.
Greg Jennings –¬†Got confused and thought he was still playing for Green Bay. ¬†Get your team right, Greg! ¬†Been using too much Old Spice… ¬†11/163 with a touch in the Eagles’ embarrassing loss. ¬†Tough matchup next week at Cincy so I’m not ready to call him a championship play.
LeSean McCoy –¬†Let us all down. ¬†Dude a team with Peyton and McCoy probably killed this year only to crash in the playoffs. ¬†I bet McCoy was wishing the Metrodome roof would collapse piling some snow in there so the field would be like last week! ¬†He actually played fine, jut the Eagles were turrible.
DeSean Jackson –¬†Nice time for the biggest game on the year. ¬†He’s been a stud. ¬†Top-10 WR next year? ¬†I think he might just be…
Victor Cruz – Sprained his knee and got a concussion, which sounds like it will end his season. ¬†Fantasy owners are thinking his season had already been done all year…
Timothy Wright –¬†After ebbing with back-to-back TDs, he flowed with under 20 yards in the next three of four weeks, now ebbing again with TDs in the last 2. ¬†The Rams are playing great D at home, so I don’t love him as your championship contending TE.
Joe Haden –¬†Got hurt and could miss next week. ¬†Of course, the Browns play the Jets next week, so there is virtually no impact there. ¬†Who would Haden even be on? ¬†Jeremy Kerley? ¬†Plaxico Burress? ¬†Wayne Chrebet???!?!!?
Josh Gordon –¬†Oh man did that last minute TD save owners! ¬†The best WR in the league who’s name doesn’t start with “Mega” is probably the WR most responsible for fantasy glory given his discount.
Edwin Baker –¬†Literally never heard of this guy who went 8 rushes for 38 and a score. ¬†Sounds like he’s a British stage actor. ¬†“Sir Baker’s Macbeth was mesmerizing!” ¬†Yeah, you obviously want nothing to do with Browns RBs.
Kirk Cousins –¬†Got a good matchup, we know he’s decent, played well. ¬†381 yards and three touches. ¬†Really ruined my Pierre Garcon sit call though… Probably my worst pick on the week. ¬†Next week, the Skins get the historically bad Cowboys defense. ¬†Obviously you love Garcon, but I think Cousins is a top-10 start at QB.
Cam Newton –¬†Long live my Panthers! ¬†Was a gutty game, but I think everyone knew we were winning. ¬†Late in the 2nd quarter it looked like a hard tackle got his feet tangled up and hurt something, but he played just as good in the 2nd half and should be fine.
Sheldon Richardson –¬†Who played the DT at RB this week? ¬†Anyone?! ¬†I haven’t played IDP in years, does he get the points in those formats? ¬†If anything, Jets fans should be pumped they’re pulling a Fridge goal-line offense.
Justin Hunter/Damian Williams – Got scratched for violating team rules. ¬†I’m guessing they were Riding Dirty. ¬†As opposed to the Pats WR combo who are White and Nerdy. ¬†Gave Michael Preston some run and he got two TDs. ¬†The Red Zone announcer guy was gettin’ off hard that Preston went to some college called Heidelberg. ¬†Sounds like a Meth kingpin college…
Delaine Walker –¬†Nice pick from me! ¬†8/53/1. ¬†Ryan Fitzpatrick loves his Walker… ¬†Hah I guess FItz isn’t that old, but he seems like it with that beard!
Rashard Mendenhall –¬†Another big pick! ¬†LSD was tasty yesterday. ¬†Mendy has been solid lately, but it all ends next week at Seattle…
Larry Fitzgerald –¬†Listen, I understand having a receiver out there on the “hands team” on on-side kicks, but do teams learn nothing when starters get hurt on Special Teams? ¬†Rob Gronkowski and that broken arm, ummmm I feel like there’s many more but I’m blanking, and now Fitz with a bad concussion. ¬†Fitz owners have to be irate right now if they’re gonna miss him for the finals…
Eddie Lacy –¬†Is the man. ¬†I wish I had a Lacy JC backfield. ¬†I would be a millionaire.
Matt Flynn –¬†Pretty much anyone can look like an MVP against the Cowboys. ¬†Sheesh Dallas D! ¬†4 TDs in the surprise win. ¬†Keeps the door open on the Aaron Rodgers watch. ¬†Oh man, if Rodgers comes back this week and wins anyone a championship, he would be an American hero. ¬†Well, he sorta already is. ¬†Well maybe not, I should double check that…
Dez Bryant –¬†17 targets. ¬†The Packers D didn’t stop the Cowboys, Dallas’ play-calling did. ¬†11/153 and a touchdown that never should’ve been allowed. ¬†Bryant pretty much caught through the defender. ¬†He contorted his body like the liquid metal Terminator to get around him.
Zac Stacy –¬†Had this one way wrong. ¬†The Saints are ridiculous. ¬†They just can’t do anything on the road. ¬†Most disparaging home/road team I’ve ever seen. ¬†The Rams more-or-less blew em out and the Saints have lost to the Jets on the road. ¬†The Jets! ¬†133 and a touch plus 10 through the air, and a decent matchup against the Bucs this week. ¬†If you’ve been playing him, you ride him to the finals.
A.J. Green –¬†18 targets to outdo Dez. ¬†But ended with only 9/93. ¬†Blame it on the ginger!
BenJarvus Green-Ellis –¬†Got disbarred. ¬†Brutal game, but with the Bengals down big early, makes sense he was barely on the field for 4 total yards.
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