Yesterday was full of big time players having big time games. If you had those big time players on your team you are feeling really good today, if you went against them, you are cussing your dog. Here are some of the high and low lights from yesterday.
It is fun watching Chris Johnson go all Tecmo Bowl Jackson on everyone if you own him or aren’t playing against him on your fantasy team or you happen to like the Titans. I can’t give you any interesting analysis accept to say that Johnson will most likely be the #1 player to go in most drafts next year, which means he’ll have a down season.
Brandon Marshall: He broke T.O.’s single game 20 reception record with 21 which was 15 more completions than the whole Browns’ team, actually more completions than 18 teams. I think this means he is good.
Desean Jackson: Long Division Jackson went off on the Giants last night to the tune of 178 yards receiving, 1 touchdown and one punt return for a touchdown. The man has speed to spare, but he ain’t gonna share!
Ray Rice: The Pocket Mighty Hercules Mouse does it again. He had 203 total yards and a touchdown at halftime! Sadly Daunte Culpepper shouldn’t really be playing football anymore and Rice got a lot of the 2nd half to catch up on his sudoku. He’s now easily a top 5 draft pick next year.
Andre Johnson: Matt Schaub had over 330 yards before half and AJ had done most of his damage before half as well, ending with 11 receptions, 193 yards and 2 touchdowns. They get St. Louis next week. Hope that they aren’t sat before half time.
Kevin Smith: He looks like he’ll be done for the year with torn ligaments in his knee. Maurice Morris will probably get most of his work, but since you are in the playoffs you probably have a good enough team that you don’t need Mo Mo. I really had high hopes for Smith this year. He has to go on my top 10, 2009 all disappointment team.
Fred Davis: He had 3 receptions for 50 yards and 2 touchdowns. I had Davis as a bust since the Raiders hadn’t given up a touchdown to a tight end all season. They have now given up 2. If he is a free agent he is worth grabbing, especially if you have Dallas Clark who might not play much in week 16.
Keith Null: With the amount of interceptions he threw (5) his performance was worse than null. If only they could void the whole team while playing Steven Jackson they might have a chance.
Jason Campbell: He is coming around. Even traveling cross country and playing in the black hole behind a horrible offensive line wouldn’t deter him. They get the Giants awful pass defense next week. You may see him on some sleeper lists.
JaMarcus Russell: He came in after Gradkowski was hurt and then for some reason the Redskins extended their lead. Russell is a dead albatross hanging around the Raiders’ metaphorical neck and he is getting all gross and rotten.
Steven Jackson: He hasn’t been practicing because of his herniated disc, but he has been able to perform on Sundays. Those days may be behind him and his fantasy owners. With his back and Null voiding out his effectiveness, it may be time to start questioning if you should start him or not.
Randy Moss: He looked a little like the Raiders version of Randy Moss and if you own him he hurt your team on Sunday and probably your playoff hopes. You still play him, but you are not happy!
Jamaal Charles: I just have to give him his due again. He knocked off a 76 yard touchdown run and looked like he had a couple extra gears. Todd has been too embarrassed to call me since I have been bugging him to start JC from day one.
Eddie Royal: He had 1 catch for 3 yards while watching Brandon Marshall targeted 27 times. This is the same guy who returned 2 kicks for touchdowns in one game this season. Why not throw him the ball? Drop him if for some reason you haven’t yet.
Antonio Bryant: He was shut down by Revis as suspected, but gets Seattle next week. That’s the same team that just gave up 193 yards and 2 touchdowns to Andre Johnson. You need to get him in your lineup next week.
Chris Brown: He lost a goal line carry to Ryan Moats. Drop him! Moats and now Arian Foster are getting most of the work. I didn’t get to see Foster run, but I heard he looked pretty good. This RBBC is painful to dissect, but Moats lost a fumble and you know how much Kubiak likes that. I would stay away unless you are desperate.
Reggie Bush: He touched the ball 12 times which is the first time he has gone over 10 since week 3. Of course he scored twice on those 12 touches. He is infuriating, just like the whole Saints backfield. Who dat? I really don’t know!