Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Week 11 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Brett Favre, QB, Vikings -- Racked up 213 passing yards and 4 TDs before hitting the showers early.
Eli Manning, QB, Giants -- Amassed 384 yards and 3 TDs, with a single pick.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers -- Threw for 398 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs before getting knocked out in overtime.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers -- Passed for 344 yards and a pair of TDs.

Ricky Williams, RB, Dolphins -- Capitalized on Ronnie Brown’s absence, scoring 3 TDs and amassing 138 combined yards.
Kevin Smith, RB, Lions -- Caught 4 passes for 104 yards and a TD, adding 45 yards on the ground.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs -- Ran for a respectable 58 yards against the league’s best rush defense, but scored on a 6-yard TD pass and on a 97-yard kickoff return.
Jason Snelling, RB, Falcons -- Subbed ably for Michael Turner, scoring twice and generating 89 total yards.
Laurence Maroney, RB, Patriots -- Scored twice and rushed for 77 yards.
Mike Bell, RB, Saints -- Punched in 2 short TDs and ran for 75 yards.

Terrell Owens, WR, Bills -- Had his best game in Buffalo, with 9 receptions for 197 yards and 1 monster TD.
Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions -- Caught 7 passes for 161 yards and 1 TD.
Hines Ward, WR, Steelers -- His 10 catches generated 128 yards and a TD.
Wes Welker, WR, Patriots -- Generated 192 yards on a whopping 15 receptions.
Greg Jennings, WR, Packers -- Pulled down 5 passes for 126 yards and a TD.
Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Browns -- Collected 5 passes for 115 yards and a score.
Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings -- Hauled in 6 passes for 89 yards and a pair of scores.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles -- 8 catches resulted in 107 yards and a touchdown.
Anquan Boldin, WR, Cardinals-- 8 receptions netted 103 yards and 1 TD.
Derrick Mason, WR, Ravens -- Reeled in 9 passes for 142 yards, making him a star in PPR leagues.

Kevin Boss, TE, Giants -- Produced 5 receptions for 76 yards and 2 TDs.
Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers -- Six catches amounted to 108 yards and 1 TD.
Heath Miller, TE, Steelers -- Brought down 7 passes for 95 yards and a score.
Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons -- Got 8 receptions for 82 yards and a TD.
Visanthe Shiancoe, TE, Vikings -- His 8 catches amounted to 78 yards and 1 TD.

This was a great week to play against…

Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets -- Threw 4 interceptions against just 136 yards and 1 TD.
Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys -- Passed for 158 yards, 1 TD and an INT.
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seahawks -- Threw for 231 yards and 1 INT, without a TD.
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers -- Limited to just 145 yards and a single scoring pass.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts -- Had a very un-Manning 299-yard, 1-TD, 2-INT outing.
Tom Brady, QB, Patriots -- Again, not terrible; but 310 yards and 1 score is very beatable.

Ladell Betts, RB, Redskins -- Ran for only 5 yards before leaving with an injury. Larry Johnson, RB, Bengals -- Gave anyone crazy enough to start him 2 carries for a whopping 5 yards.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Bills -- Amassed just 18 rushing yards before leaving with a shoulder injury.
Cadillac Williams, RB, Buccaneers -- Managed only 32 yards on the ground.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants -- Just 34 rushing yards on the day.
Any Raider RB -- Michael Bush, Justin Fargas and Darren McFadden divvied up 84 rushing yards and 5 catches for 27 yards.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers -- Just 47 rushing yards on Thursday night.

Roy Williams, WR, Cowboys -- Blanked by the Redskins’ league-best pass defense.
Steve Breaston, WR, Cardinals -- Notched a goose egg against the lowly Rams.
Devery Henderson, WR, Saints -- Managed to lose 2 yards on his only catch.
Braylon Edwards, WR, Jets -- Had just one 10-yard reception.
Austin Collie, WR, Colts -- One 12-yard catch for the talented rookie.
Lee Evans, WR, Bills -- After his TD reception was overturned by a penalty, ended up with a single 15-yard catch.
Devin Hester, WR, Bears -- Only 4 catches for a measly 18 yards.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Broncos -- Collected only 3 passes for 26 yards.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Seahawks -- 4 receptions equaled 36 yards.
Santana Moss, WR, Redskins -- Just 5 catches for 38 yards against a Cowboys team he normally torches.
Miles Austin, WR, Cowboys -- Caught only 4 passes for 47 yards.
Roddy White, WR, Falcons -- His 4 only netted 45 yards.

Tony Scheffler, TE, Broncos -- One 12-yard catch won’t help.
Jeremy Shockey, TE, Saints -- Two catches got 17 yards.

I didn’t see that coming…

Brady Quinn, QB, Browns -- Threw for a career-high 304 yards and 4 TDs, without a turnover.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Lions -- Winged it for 422 yards and a rookie-best 5 TDs, plus 2 INTs.
Rock Cartwright, RB, Redskins -- Came in for the injured Ladell Betts to run for 67 yards and catch 7 passes for 73 yards.


  1. Which two running backs would you start from this group:

    Cedric Benson
    Deangelo Williams
    Ryan Grant

  2. Snapper,

    All of the above?

    OK, let's go with DeAngelo and Grant. Though really, I love them all this week (assuming Benson is healthy).