Sunday was yet another painful, but exciting day of football. There were a ton of touchdowns scored and a few wide receivers horded many of them. There were some crazy games and there was Eli falling on his face and fumbling and lots of other things I’ll talk about just below this area here.
Jamal Charles: If only the Chiefs would lose! 126 yards on 14 touches ain’t too shabby, but when you have two big plays to get down to the goal-line and then some old geezer steps in to take your touchdowns away, well, that is just criminal and must be stopped! We need to collectively will JC Superstar to get into the endzone on those plays! Get to work people!
Jon Kitna: 147 yards passing is not going to do much for you in fake football, but 4 touchdowns sure will. I had Kitna all over my FanDuel leagues along with the Ravens defense and then Kitna goes all naked bootleg for a 26 yard touchdown and the Ravens return 2 interceptions for touchdowns to finish out the early games! I was like a kid in a candy store. As long as the candy was free and was worth a lot of fantasy points.
Steve Johnson: Wow, I didn’t see this one coming. The Bengals secondary had been playing better as of late, but they must have forgotten Johnson since his name is so plain. After a clunker last week, Johnson rebounded with a vengeance, sadly from a lot of fantasy benches.
Greg Jennings: The Packers have to be feeling pretty good about being the 2 ton bale of straw that broke the Favre tractor’s back. Or something that makes more sense. Jennings went off and Rodgers went off and Favre just went pfft.
Santonio Holmes: So all this guy does is smoke the hashish and catch game winning touchdowns. I’m cool.
Peyton Manning: In fake football circles his 4 touchdowns and 396 yards trump his 3 turnovers and makes his owners feel a little better. His weapons are depleted, but he is still Peyton.
Ben Roethlisberger: Despite getting open hand punched by Richard Seymour, Big Ben led all fantasy players in points on Sunday. That punch probably led to a little bit of pouring it on when Roethlisberger threw a TD pass to Redman with the game out of hand. Or maybe it was for every Raiders fan who continues to cry about every call that has ever gone against them. Ever hear of the Holy Roller?
Marques Colston: He’s been more productive as of late, but this was the kind of game his owners have been impatiently waiting for. He has consistently been Brees’ number one target all season so you just have to take the good with the bad and take them both and have some facts of life cereal.
Sidney Rice: He played most of the game and was targeted 10 times. He only caught 3 passes, but did get 56 yards out of them. He should be startable from here on out.
Frank Gore: The Buccaneers have arguably been the worst rush defense in the league this season so naturally they shut down one of the best running backs in the league. This is why you have to just shake your head and move on when looking at the players you benched compared to the ones you started. This whole business is nuts!
Chris Johnson: He rushed for 130 yards and as our friend Evan Silva points out he has averaged 6 yards a carry since Randy Moss showed up and was averaging 4 yards a carry before he arrived. So, that’s something. CJ is still elite and he’s doing everything you could ask of him. Hopefully he’ll start converting a few more touchdowns.
Randy Moss: Oh how the mighty have fallen. But thankfully for him Vince Young will take away his headlines. He gets the Texans next week, which makes it hard to just punt him to the curb. Nate Washington had a nice game and is a much safer play than Moss, but it sure will be tempting to throw him out there.
Jahvid Best: His tootsies are hurting and they don’t seem to be getting better. Sadly he’s droppable. If you are out of it in a dynasty I’d do what you can to acquire him.
Austin Collie: The rumors were that he had another concussion, but that hasn’t been confirmed. I think we have to take a wait and see approach at this point, but also preemptively grab Blair White.
Tony Romo: There is a chance Romo returns for week 15 and 16. He would get nice matchups with Washington and Arizona and if you were planning on holding Kitna for those matchups you need to be wary of Romo returning. I wouldn’t count on him, but if you do have room now that the bye weeks are over, I could see stashing him away.
Jimmy Graham: He had a nice game against Seattle going for 72 yards and with the inconsistent play of tight ends lately he should be on radars.
Marshawn Lynch: Two costly fumbles won’t endear him to Pete Carroll, and it looks like Forsett is more trusted with the ball around the goal-line. I’d rather own Forsett at this point.
Robert Meachem: He hauled in two touchdowns and will be on a lot of waiver wire lists once again, but I’m not going to be duped again.
Reggie Wayne: It was nice to see him getting back in the stud column with 107 yards and a touchdown. With Manning’s receivers dropping like dead flies (live flies usually stay in the air, or come to a smooth landing) he should continue to be a WR1.
Donald Brown: Finally a pulse! He didn’t have a huge game, but totaled 108 yards and gave dynasty leaguers some hope that he’ll be able to be the guy next season. Of course his value this season till depends on the health of Addai and Hart.
Mike Wallace: With Big Ben’s escapability, Wallace is in a similar situation as Desean Jackson and could bust one at any time. He is the obvious #1 receiver in Pittsburgh now and a must start every week.
Mike Goodson: I sure didn’t expect him to rush for 120 yards on the Ravens even though I knew they were pushing the boundaries of suckville. Goodson looks like he could be the real deal, but of course he has Jonathan Stewart coming back at some point to screw with him. I’d own Goodson and see how things play out.
Cedric Benson: Yet another back I didn’t believe in went off. It was more my disbelief in the Bengals than Benson, but he did end up with 146 total yards and a touchdown. Take a look at his remaining schedule. If your trade deadline isn’t over, put him on the market.
Darren McFadden: I didn’t think he’d go off on the Steelers, but I did think he would get loose a couple times. But instead he was completely shut down, rushing 10 times for 14 yards! The Steelers took all their post Patriots and ex patriot Seymour punching their quarterback aggression out on the Raiders.
Fred Jackson: Yet another big game from Fast Freddie. 129 total yards and 2 touchdowns is a nice helping of fantasy points, but beware the Steelers bell tolls for thee Fast Freddie.
Dustin Keller: Are you kidding me? What in the name of all that is holy was that? I don’t want to talk about it.
Larry Fitzgerald: He somehow continues to put up respectable numbers, even if some are in garbage time. You can’t tell the difference in the fake football win column! He’s no longer elite with those ass clowns they roll out there at quarterback, but he gets the job done.