Sunday, September 13, 2009

Week 1 Studs and Duds

It was a great week to start…

Drew Brees – Blistered Detroit for 358 yards and 6, count ‘em, 6 TDs
Tony Romo – Career-high 353 yards and three scores
Joe Flacco – 307 passing yards, 3 TDs
Matt Hasselbeck – Overcame 2 early INTs to pass for 279 yards and 3 TDs

Adrian Peterson – No 1 pick? Yeah, I think so. His 180 yards rushing and 3 TDs, plus 18 receiving, put an explanation point on his fantasy supremacy
Thomas Jones – Busted loose for 107 yards and 2 TDs
Tim Hightower – Reeled in a dozen passes for 121 yards, and ran for 15

Santonio Holmes – 9 catches, 131 yards, 1 TD
Reggie Wayne – 10 receptions, 162 yards, 1 TD

Tony Gonzalez – 5 receptions, 73 yards and a score
John Carlson – 6 catches, 95 yards and 2 TDs
Jeremy Shockey – Scored twice while catching four balls for 31 yards

Eagles D/ST – DeSean Jackson scored on a punt return, while the defense turned in 5 sacks, 5 INTs and returned one of two fumble recoveries for a TD

It was a great week to play against…

All the Broncos (except Brandon Stokley)
All the Texans
Carson Palmer – Passed for a paltry 247 yards, no scores and 2 INTs
Jake Delhomme – Benched after throwing 4 picks
Jay Cutler – Threw 4 INTs and just 1 TD, plus 277 yards
Aaron Rodgers – Nearly blanked till last drive gave him a TD and 184 yards

Willie Parker – 19 yards rushing, 5 receiving
Larry Johnson – 26 combined yards
Chris Johnson – 68 total yards, no scores
Ronnie Brown – 53 combined yards; Ricky Williams got the score
Michael Turner – Just 65 rushing yards
Felix Jones – Only 22 yards on the ground
Steven Jackson – Held to 67 rushing yards
Matt Forte – Inexplicably ignored for most of Sunday night, amassing just 55 yards
Brandon Jacobs – Ground out just 46 yards

Roddy White – 5 catches for just 42 yards
Steve Smith – 3 receptions, 21 yards
Torry Holt – 3 catches for just 47 yards
Lance Moore – Missed out on the scoring bonanza with just 38 yards on 2 catches
Chris Henry and Laveranues Coles – Just one reception each, for 18 and 11 yards, respectively
Anquan Boldin – 2 receptions for 19 yards on his gimpy hammy
Antonio Bryant – 2 catches for 29 yards
Braylon Edwards – One 12-yard catch, with a TD overturned by replay
Bernard Berrian – Turned in a goose egg
Santana Moss – Two catches amassed just 6 yards

Greg Olsen – Pulled in one 8-yard catch

I didn’t see that coming…

Willis McGahee – Scored rushing and receiving, adding 75 total yards
Patrick Crayton – 4 catches for 135 yards and a TD

It was a painful day for…

Donovan McNabb – Scored three times before being knocked out with a rib injury
Anthony Gonzalez – Will miss at least two weeks, probably more, after hurting knee
Hakeem Nicks – Sprained his foot in the fourth quarter


  1. Thanks for the updates Ladd. I'm baffled by many of these stats. Mike Bell with over 140yds? You definitely gave everyone a headsup with that but, I was still surprised. Keep up the great work sir

  2. I have the Chicago D. Now that Urlacker appears to be out for the season due to the injury last night, I'm wondering how much this will affect the D for the rest of season. I thinking about dropping them and picking up the GB D off of my league's waiver as they looked very impressive last night.