Ray Rice has teased you all season with some decent games, but not much touchdown production, but he came through big time in the fantasy playoffs with 233 total yards and 2 touchdowns. Of course if you didn’t get into the playoffs because Rice didn’t score enough, you cursed him and his pets. Next week he gets the Browns who were just gashed by Cedric Benson for 150 yards and a touchdown.
Michael Vick: The guy is too good for the NFL. The Giants were killing him and the Eagles and looked to have the game wrapped up when Vick decided to switch from playing right-handed to playing left-handed and stopped looking for the 6 fingered man, oh wait, well, he just went off and kept going off. He doesn’t seem real. And not that it really matters who he plays, he does have a nice matchup against the Vikings next week.
Rex Grossman: Are you kidding me? This was the week of crappy quarterbacks that weren’t. Sexy Rexy threw for 322 yards and 4 touchdowns. This says a lot about the Cowboy’s pass defense and the desperation of a journeyman quarterback hoping not to fall into the abyss of mediocrity (which he will). He does get the Jaguars next week, which makes him an attractive pick, but I don’t think I could put my faith in him to do it 2 weeks in a row.
Austin Collie: You couldn’t help but flinch as Collie went down once again. He had 8 receptions for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns before he took another hard hit that will take keep him out for the rest of the season. It will haunt him in the future, but hopefully he’ll be able to come back with an offseason of rest. This should help Tamme and White next week against the Raiders.
Donald Brown: 129 yards and a touchdown isn’t what I was expecting from DB. He has shown some flashes recently which is boosting his dynasty value up from the depths of despair it was in not too long ago.
Brandon Marshall: He topped 100 yards for the third time this season and caught his third touchdown pass of the season. Of course if you drafted him you were hoping for that to happen in week 3 instead of week 15. He gets Detroit next week so he’ll be worth playing.
Darren McFadden: Watching him run and then watching Michael Bush run is like night and day. While Bush plods into the line Run DMC always looks like he might break one and not just because of his speed and agility, but because he breaks tackles with ease. He gets the Colts next week and if they use him right I see a big game on the way. Now if he can just get into the end zone before Bush gets a chance to vulture him.
Knowshon Moreno: His stat line probably helped end a lot of fantasy playoff pushes. His day ended early with a side injury, whatever that is. Right now there has been no update and I have no idea if he’ll be able to go against Houston.
Arian Foster: He was also hurt, but he actually played most of the game, but still put up a pretty poor line. He has an ankle injury, but there are no clues to his status for next week yet. He has an awesome matchup with Denver so Derrick Ward would be a must add if Foster is on the gimp list.
Terrel Owens: He is done for the season, but the Bengals were getting close to Fat Albert-ing him anyway. It’s hard to see who will fill in that void for the last couple games. You’d think it would be Ocho, but Andre Caldwell filled that void this week.
Jason Witten: He caught 10 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown. He is the fourth tight end to hit 600 receptions and right now he is the best tight end available in fantasy.
Marcedes Lewis: He had 6 catches for 63 yards which isn’t stellar, but he is starting to become viable even when he doesn’t catch a touchdown. I am starting to warm to him being an every week play.
Matt Flynn: He showed that the water in Green Bay needs to be shipped around to all QB prospects. 251 yards and 3 TDs is remarkable. He’s very much keeping an eye on in dynasty leagues.