This was a poor fantasy week for a lot of players, but I’m going to try to focus on some of the big games and get some good karma going into tonight’s games!
Darren McFadden: That fantasy playoff schedule we were all waiting for sure started off with a bang for Run DMC. When he gets into the open field he can’t be caught/stopped. 209 total yards and 3 touchdowns should help out a lot of playoff teams. And I don’t see any reason he’ll stop anytime soon.
Tom Brady: This guy is made of kryptonite. I enjoy watching great players play, but not when I expect them not to! I stepped out of my house once yesterday and was pronounced dead for 3 minutes, while he throws for 2 touchdowns and 369 yards.
Jay Feely: A fake field goal run in for a touchdown and 5 field goals makes him the third leading scorer this week in ESPN scoring. If you lost to Jay, my condolences.
Michael Turner: He’s one of the few living up to that early draft pick. He’s back to being that touchdown machine. He has 10 touchdowns in his last 7 games. His schedule for the fantasy playoffs is pretty good as well. He’s going to be on a lot of championship teams.
Tim Hightower: The Denver Broncos have hit a new low getting blown out by the Cardinals. Hightower added some insult to injury with 148 yards and 2 touchdowns which should be Beanie’s I tell ya! I had Timmy in the waivering wire column last week, but he still may be available. Don’t expect a game like this again though.
Alex Smith: I thought Smith could have a decent game against the Hawks, but I was hoping that Michael Crabtree would be the benefactor. Sadly, no. Smith isn’t going to lead you through the playoffs, but he could actually get the Niners in the playoffs!
DeSean Jackson: He averaged over half a football field per catch last night. He’s lightening in a bottle and can go off anytime. He may act like a fool for most of that time, but that doesn’t hurt us who are just mining his statistics.
Ryan Torain: He had 100 yards rushing in the first quarter and ended up with 172, but for some reason Shanny didn’t use him at the goal line or much in the second half. He was a risky start coming off the hammy injury, but these things happen. Oh and did you see how they lost that game? Lordy.
Roman Harper: He was run down by a quarterback.
Marques Colston: He now has 7 touchdowns in his last 7 games after going scoreless in the first 6. Did I tell you he’d come around? No really, I can’t remember. I’m Roman Harper old.
LeSean McCoy: He’s flying under the Vick radar, but continues to put up big numbers. He’s now over 1350 yards and has 9 touchdowns. He put up 149 on the Cowboys and is a top 5 pick next season in this offense.
Jonathan Stewart: He had 133 yards rushing, but of course Mike Goodson got the touchdown and is back in the picture. But JStew is the main guy going forward. They get the Cardinals next week and both will get their touches.
Rashad Jennings: He ripped off a huge TD run, but doesn’t get enough touches to be a safe play. But he is worth a pickup in dynasty leagues. He has long term ability.
Arrelious Benn: For us Mike Williams owners, Benn’s 122 yards is a kick in the gut because those are Buc’s yards! He is going to make it harder to start Williams, but these guys are putting together a nice core for the future and maybe even this season if they are lucky.
Vincent Jackson: Malcom Floyd stole VJax’s touchdowns, but he looked healthy and came out of the game healthy. He had one long gain called back as well. I think he’ll come around these last couple games.
Ryan Mathews: He had one of the few decent games he’s ever had. He ended with 16 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown while his counterpart Mike Tolbert ended with 16 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown. That is what I call an even split.
Aaron Rodgers: Some bad news that we can’t overlook is ARodge’s concussion. It screwed an uncountable number of fantasy teams along with the overarching affects to the rest of the offensive players. This is his second concussion this year so they will be very careful with him. Don’t count on him and maybe he’ll pleasantly surprise him.