It ain’t even Turkey day, y’all, and someone out there is serving up plenty.¬† Sure, there are plenty of other days in the year where you take your third helping of something but we all know Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for gluttony…right?¬† IDK, I keep getting this whole holiday thing confused by my 5th serving of App-umpkin pie with whip cream mash up.¬† Coaches always told me I should stretch before the game, am I wrong to assume they meant my stomach before the Lions vs the Packers?¬† Ok, ok that’s extreme hyperbole, but at least by the time Oakland vs Dallas hits, my pants shouldn’t fit, right?¬† Of course, I digress/meander/trail away from the point of this post.¬† Robert Griffin, III has been a mystery wrapped within an enigma, shrouded in intrigue and usually has left fantasy owners feeling a bit frustrated this year but I don’t think that was the case tonight.¬† After 281 passing yards on 24/37 passing and three passing TDs to go with 44 yards rushing, I think you RG3 owners can rest easy tonight.¬† It’s been a very up and down year for Washington which can be blamed on a multitude of things.¬† QB who wasn’t ready to start the year?¬† Check.¬† Poor coaching decisions?¬† Check.¬† Doesn’t part one go with part two?¬† Check.¬† Bad defensive play?¬† Checks all around.¬† It’s been a bad year for Washington on multiple levels and RG3’s year has been filled with the feeling of ‘what could’ve been’ for most fans.¬†¬† Here’s to week 10 being the start of something beautiful for both him and fantasy owners.¬† In other news from TNF for week 10 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…
Adrian Peterson – Do we really need to talk about how good this guy is?¬† Fine, 20 carries, 75 yards for 2 TDs.¬† Sure, he’s not gonna sniff what he did last year but he’s now averaging a TD+ a game.¬† Congrats to giving him an orange peanut.¬† You’re accepted.
Pierre Garcon – Wanna have a behinds the scenes look at a fantasy football ‘expert’s night?¬† First quarter is ‘nice, 40 yards and a TD, plenty of time before the end of the game, Garcon is totally gonna live up to his #2 WR rankings this week’.¬† And then 4Q hits ‘WTF are you doing RG3?!?¬† Throw it to Garcon!¬† You’re making me look like an idiot!¬† You owe me a drink!¬† Fine, I’ll order it myself!¬† No, the bartender won’t take an IOU!’.¬† Pierre finished with 7/119/1 and plenty of crushed fantasy dreams for me.¬† BTW, it’s really hard to wash dishes for a bar for 3 hours because you couldn’t pay and then type with prune fingers afterwards.
John Carlson – Well, Ponder can’t throw from beyond about 10-15 yards in front of him so Carlson finishing with 7/98/1 makes complete sense in my book.¬† Obligatory Carlton dance can be seen here.¬† Eff the letter ‘s’, that vid applies to John on so many levels.
Cordarrelle Patterson – First NFL TD as he finished the night with 2 catches for 22 yards.¬† If Ponder is healthy and able, Patterson becomes an intriguing pickup moving forward.¬† A QB who can’t throw it further than 10 yards matched up with a WR who can catch a pass behind the line of scrimmage and take it for 50?¬† I’ll buy that.
Alfred Morris – Consider this a ‘Dear Shanahan’ moment.¬† Hey Mike, I hear your team started off with a drive down to the 1.¬† Then on 3rd and goal you tried a fade route.¬† Don’t know if you know this, but your lead back had 4 carries for 20 yards on that lead drive and finished with 28 carries for 139 yards.¬† Don’t think you could’ve capped that first drive off with a 1 yard TD plunge from a guy like that?¬† No?¬† Ok, that’s why you lose then.¬† Signed, common sense.
Jordan Reed – Not quite the night I had envisioned but from the TE FA pickup of the year, 6/62/1 is hard to get mad about.¬† I’d be more mad he could’ve had 2 when the night finished on 4th and goal and RG3 ran a fade to Santana that failed.¬† Moss saw the play call and assumed they were talking 80’s haircuts.¬† Cuz he’s old…why do I need to explain jokes to you?
Christian Ponder – This game really is a matter of inches most nights.¬† Instead of Ponder finishing the night with 3 total touchdowns – 1 rushing – he ends with 2 passing TDs and a separated left shoulder as he almost made a 15 yard TD plunge.¬† The math on that inch is about 6 points.¬† If you lose by 5 points or less, you can blame Ponder.¬† Wait, you started Ponder?¬† You can blame yourself.