Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Week 6 Heroes and Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Tom Brady, QB, Patriots – Oh, there’s Tom Terrific! Dismantled the Titans with his 380 passing yards and a six-pack of TDs.
Matt Schaub, QB, Texans – Torched the Bengals for 392 yards and 4 TDs.
Drew Brees, QB, Saints – Embarrassed the NFL’s No. 1 pass defense with 369 yards passing and 4 scoring strikes.
Brett Favre, QB, Vikings – Passed for 278 yards and a TD trifecta.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers – Threw for 417 yards and a pair of TDs, offset by two turnovers.

Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars – Rumbled for 133 yards and 3 TDs and added five catches for 45 yards.
Ray Rice, RB, Ravens – Ran for 77 yards and 2 TDs, while catching 10 passes for 117 yards.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers – Rushed for 152 yards and 2 TDs, plus two receptions for 20 yards.
Thomas Jones, RB, Jets – Raced for 210 rushing yards and a score.
Steve Slaton, RB, Texans – Ran for 43 yards and caught 6 passes for 102 yards and a score.

Randy Moss, WR, Patriots – Connected for 8 catches, 129 yards and a trio of scores.
Wes Welker, WR, Patriots – Teamed with Brady for 10 catches, 150 yards and 2 TDs.
Marques Colston, WR, Saints – Reeled in 8 receptions for 166 yards and a score.
Hines Ward, WR, Steelers – Caught 8 passes for 159 yards and 1 TD.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals – Tallied 13 catches for a cool 100 yards and a score.
Eddie Royal, WR, Broncos – Failed to catch a ball, but returned a kick and a punt for TDs.

Owen Daniels, TE, Texans – Hauled in 7 passes for 78 yards and a pair of TDs.
Visanthe Shiancoe, TE, Vikings – Scored twice on 4 catches for 48 yards.

Packers defense/special teams – Amassed 5 sacks, 3 interceptions and a shutout of the toothless Lions.
Patriots defense/special teams – Forced five turnovers and blanked the Titans.
Broncos defense/special teams – Notched five sacks, two turnovers and Royal’s kick and punt return scores.

This was a great week to play against…

Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seahawks – Followed up his 4-TD outing against the Jags with a miserable 112-yard, 0-TD, 2-turnover game vs. Arizona.
Donovan McNabb, QB, Eagles – Inexplicably failed to generate a touchdown against the Raiders, ending up with just 269 passing yards.
Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs – Passed for 186 yards without a score.
Eli Manning, QB, Giants – His 178-yard, 1-TD, 1-INT day wasn’t a fantasy disaster; it was just so 2008.

Julius Jones, RB, Seahawks – Five carries netted just five yards – and he was Seattle’s leading rusher!
Michael Bush, RB, Raiders – Tallied only 22 rushing yards.
Jamal Lewis, RB, Browns – Ran for 21 yards and caught 2 passes for just 15 more.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears – Ran for 23 yards, caught 5 passes for 37 more, and lost a fumble.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos – Managed just 44 rushing yards on Monday night.

Steve Smith, WR, Panthers – Virtually invisible against the Bucs’ pathetic secondary, with just one 4-yard catch.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles – Followed up his breakout game with one 6-yard catch.
Percy Harvin, WR, Vikings – Two receptions netted just 10 yards.
Terrell Owens, WR, Bills – Notched three catches for 13 paltry yards.
Antonio Bryant, WR, Buccaneers – Caught 2 passes for 37 yards.

I didn’t see that coming…

Laurence Maroney, RB, Patriots – Rushed for 123 yards and a score in the snow.
Zach Miller, TE, Raiders – Brought down 6 passes for 139 yards and a score in a, gulp, Oakland victory.


  1. Hey Ladd,

    Do you think Sammie Stroughter will have any kind of fantasy impact this season or is he just fluke on a bad team?