Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Week 7 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Carson Palmer, QB, Bengals -- Passed for 233 yards and a whopping 5 TDs.
Tom Brady, QB, Patriots -- Amassed 308 passing yards and 3 TDs, plus two INTs.
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers -- Threw for 268 yards and 3 TDs, without a turnover.
Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys -- Passed for 311 yards and 3 TDs, plus 31 rushing yards and no turnovers.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers -- Threw for 246 yards and a TD trifecta, and added 23 rushing yards.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts -- He’s had better, but 235 yards and 3 TDs is a good week by any measure.

Ricky Williams, RB, Dolphins -- Scored three times while running for 80 yards and catching two passes for 12 yards.
Cedric Benson, RB, Bengals -- Blitzed his old team for 189 yards and 1 TD.
Steve Slaton, RB, Texans -- Rushed for 67 yards and a TD, and caught 4 passes for 22 yards and another TD.
Ryan Grant, RB, Packers -- Ran for 148 yards (his first 100-plus-yard game of the season) and a score.
Thomas Jones, RB, Jets -- Rumbled for 121 yards and a score.

Miles Austin, WR, Cowboys -- Continued to excel with six catches for 171 yards and two trips to the end zone.
Chad Ochocinco, WR, Bengals -- Reeled in 10 passes for 118 yards and 2 TDs.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles – Scored on a 61-yard run and a 57-yard reception.
Vincent Jackson, WR, Chargers -- Just five catches produced 142 yards and a score.
Wes Welker, WR, Patriots -- Pulled down 10 catches for 107 yards with a TD.
Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings -- His 11 catches for 136 yards was gold in PPR leagues.

Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers -- Caught 3 TDs on 7 receptions for 93 yards.
Owen Daniels, TE, Texans -- His 7 catches produced 123 yards and 1 TD.

Saints D/ST -- Gave up loads of points, but scored twice on INT returns, notched five sacks and five turnovers.
Steelers D/ST -- Also scored twice while collecting 4 sacks and two turnovers.
Eagles D/ST – Amassed 6 sacks, 2 turnovers, and scored on an interception return.

This was a great week to play against…

Brett Favre, QB, Vikings -- Passed for 334 yards, but had no scores and two turnovers.
Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs -- Only generated 97 yards and 1 TD, but threw 3 INTs.

Willie Parker, RB, Steelers -- One 2-yard rush says it all about his new role in the Pittsburgh backfield.
Leon Washington, RB, Jets -- Had just one 6-yard run before leaving with a leg injury.
Brian Westbrook, RB, Eagles – His 3 rushes netted 13 yards before he left with a concussion.
Tashard Choice, RB, Cowboys -- Had no rushes and just one 23-yard reception.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants -- Limited to only 32 rushing yards and one reception for minus-5 yards.
Cadillac Williams, RB, Buccaneers -- Rushed for just 29 yards and his 2 receptions only amounted to 28 yards.
Clinton Portis, RB, Redskins – Ran for only 43 yards on Monday night.
Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints -- Amassed a combined 44 yards as a rusher and receiver.
Jamal Lewis, RB, Browns -- Held to 47 rushing yards.
Marion Barber, RB, Cowboys -- He was, too.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears -- Totaled only 49 yards rushing and receiving.
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers -- Combined for just 47 yards in his first game back from injury.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers -- Only 69 yards on the day.

Hines Ward, WR, Steelers -- Had one 3-yard catch.
Ted Ginn, WR, Dolphins -- Had a 4-yard reception.
Braylon Edwards, WR, Browns -- His only catch went for 14 yards.
Roy Williams, WR, Cowboys -- Caught a 16-yard pass.
Ted Ginn, WR, Dolphins -- Took two catches to get to 16 yards.
Bernard Berrian, WR, Vikings -- Limited to 2 catches for a paltry 18 yards.
Lance Moore, WR, Saints -- Same for him.
Steve Breaston, WR, Cardinals -- Just one 23-yard catch on the night.
Terrell Owens, WR, Bills -- Another disappointing day, with 3 catches for 27 yards.
Kevin Walter, WR, Texans -- His 3 catches netted just 29 yards.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts -- You’d think he could manage more than 3 receptions for 24 yards against the Rams.

Kellen Winslow, TE, Buccaneers -- Just 9 yards on 2 catches.

I didn’t see that coming…

Alex Smith, QB, 49ers -- Didn’t know he would play, much less throw for 206 yards and 3 TDs.
Shonn Greene, RB, Jets -- With Leon Washington hurt, the rookie busted out for 144 yards and a pair of TDs.


  1. Ladd,

    An owner in my league dropped Cotchery because he needed a roster spot for a bye week fill-in (plus Cotchery was out). If you were in my situation, would you try to pick him up on waivers or let someone else take him? Do you see him finishing strong? I have some decent WR's behind R.Moss but Cotchery would be an upgrade at WR2 or WR3 if healthy and assuming he'd get back to his normal productivity. Thanks as always!


  2. rjfrank445,

    I would think Cotchery will be reasonably valuable down the stretch, so if you can make room for him, I'd go for it. You'd think with Sanchez's growth and Braylon drawing double teams (possibly) on the other side, Cotchery should do pretty well once he gets back on the field. Wouldn't lose too much sleep if someone else gets him, but if he's an upgrade, then why not grab him? I don't get the impression that his hamstring injury is so bad that it will slow him down for long.