Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Week 9 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Kurt Warner, QB, Cardinals -- Took a page out of Carson Palmer’s book and torched the Bears for 5 TDs, plus 261 passing yards with zero turnovers.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears -- Tried to keep up with Warner by passing for 369 yards and 3 scores, plus an interception.

Michael Turner, RB, Falcons -- Rumbled for 166 yards and 2 TDs.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans -- Soared again with 135 rushing yards, a pair of TDs, and 3 catches for 25 yards.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers -- Raced for 149 yards and 2 TDs, plus 2 catches for 12 yards.
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers -- Soared in PPR leagues by catching 7 passes for 75 yards, while running for 83 yards and a score.
Ray Rice, RB, Ravens -- Another PPR stud who caught 8 passes for 87 yards, to go along with 48 rushing yards and a TD.
Joseph Addai, RB, Colts -- Scored as a rusher and receiver, and totaled 112 yards.

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals -- Caught 9 passes for 123 yards and 2 TDs.
Vincent Jackson, WR, Chargers -- His 5 catches produced 58 yards and two scores.
Hines Ward, WR, Steelers – Notched 7 catches for 44 yards and a pair of TDs.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars -- His 6 receptions totaled 147 yards and a TD.
Randy Moss, WR, Patriots -- Duplicated Sims-Walker’s feat.

Greg Olson, TE, Bears -- Reeled in 5 passes for 71 yards and all 3 of Cutler’s scoring strikes.
Dallas Clark, TE, Colts -- Caught a whopping 14 passes for 119 yards.
Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers -- He got 10 catches for 102 yards.

This was a great week to play against…

Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons -- Threw 1 TD while passing for only 135 yards and an interception.
Kyle Orton, QB, Broncos – Passed for 221 yards without a score, and was picked off 3 times.
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens -- Managed just 195 yards and no TDs, with 2 INTs.

Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos – Held to a whopping 3 yards on 5 carries.
Clinton Ports, RB, Redskins -- Ran just 4 yards before leaving with a nasty concussion.
Felix Jones, RB, Cowboys – Used sparingly, gained 10 measly yards.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers -- Grounded most of the game, with just 38 combined yards.
LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, Chargers -- Rushed for a paltry 22 yards, while 2 catches yielded only 8 yards.

Isaac Bruce, WR, 49ers -- One 3-yard catch won’t cut it.
Ted Ginn, WR, Dolphins -- What happens when he doesn’t break a kickoff return? One catch for 7 yards.
Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions -- Pulled down just 2 passes for 27 yards in his first game back from injury.
Roddy White, WR, Falcons -- Three catches generated just 27 yards.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles – Big-play threat held to a harmless 2 catches for 29 yards.
Derrick Mason, WR, Ravens -- His 3 receptions netted just 31 yards.
Marques Colston, WR, Saints -- Had a nice 45-yard catch, and that was it.

Tony Scheffler, TE, Broncos – One reception led to a 3-yard gain.

I didn’t see that coming…

Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers -- Not only won his first career start, but passed for 205 yards and 3 TDs, ran for 20 yards, and had just one INT against a solid defense, no less.
Chris Chambers, WR, Chiefs -- Switched teams and proceeded to catch 3 passes for 70 yards and 2 TDs.
Jason Hill, WR, 49ers -- Caught 4 passes for 50 yards and 2 TDs.


  1. receiver problems again:
    I own Welker, Ocho, Sims-Walker, Brandon Marshall and Steve Smith (Carolina). I could trade Ocho for Vernon Davis & Burleson. I own Shockey. Good Move?

  2. Snapper,

    Flacco has the better matchup, but he's been struggling lately. Stick with Cutler.

  3. Seth,

    No, I wouldn't trade Ocho. You might be able to get VD straight up for Marshall or Sims-Walker, though.