Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Week 3 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start

Michael Vick, QB, Eagles – Continued to electrify, with 291 yards and 3 TDs, plus 30 yards and a 4th score on the ground.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts – Just another 325-yard, 3-TD afternoon to add to his legend.
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens – Passed for 262 yards, with 3 TD strikes to Boldin.
Tom Brady, QB, Patriots – Cooly efficient in leading the Pats with 252 passing yards and 3 TDs.
Drew Brees, QB, Saints – Made up for 2 INTs with 365 passing yards and 3 TDs.
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers – Had as many INTs as TDs (2), but passed for a monster 455 yards on the day.
Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets – Looked sharp in passing for 256 yards and 3 TDs, without a turnover on Sunday night.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings – Raced for 160 rushing yards and 2 TDs, adding 5 catches for 30 yards.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans – Bounced back from a rough week with 125 yards and 2 TDs.
Cedric Benson, RB, Bengals – Scored rushing and receiving, and totaled 90 yards.
CJ Spiller, RB, Bills – Only had 29 rushing yards, but reeled in 3 passes for 10 yards and a TD, and scored again on a 95-yard kickoff return.
Peyton Hillis, RB, Browns – Ran through the tough Ravens defense for 144 yards and a score, while mixing in 7 receptions for 36 yards.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Patriots – Staked his claim to lead rushing duties, with 98 yards and a TD.

Anquan Boldin, WR, Ravens – Torched the Bengals on 8 receptions for 142 yards and 3 TDs.
Austin Collie, WR, Colts – Continued his sensational year with 171 yards and 2 TDs on a dozen catches.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles – 4 catches produced 135 yards and 1 TD.
Mike Wallace, WR, Steelers – Made his backup quarterback look like an all-star, reeling in 3 passes for 100 yards and 2 TDs.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles – Scored twice on 4 receptions for 83 yards.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Dolphins – Had his best day in Miami, with 10 catches for 166 yards and a score.
Randy Moss, WR, Patriots – His only two receptions produced 42 yards and 2 TDs.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, Broncos – Generated 169 yards and a TD on 6 receptions.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles – Amassed 153 yards and 1 TD on five catches.
Santana Moss, WR, Redskins – Pulled down 6 passes for 124 yards and a score.

Dustin Keller, TE, Jets – Sanchez’s favorite receiver caught 6 passes for 98 yards and a pair of TDs.
Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons – Amassed 8 receptions for 110 yards and 1 TD.

This was a great week to play against

Eli Manning, QB, Giants – Passed for lots of yards (385), but had no TDs and 2 INTs.
Matt Schaub, QB, Texans – Kept in check by Dallas, with just 241 yards and 1 TD, plus 2 costly INTs.
Brett Favre, QB, Vikings – Threw for 201 yards and 2 INTs, with just one TD.

Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants – At this point, perhaps his 17-yard outing is not such a surprise.
Joseph Addai, RB, Colts – Ran for 29 yards, with 2 catches for 10 more.
Shonn Greene, RB, Jets – Ran hard, but had just 36 yards to show for it.
Jahvid Best, RB, Lions – Combined for just 39 total yards before leaving with a toe injury.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers – Limited to 64 yards on the ground, and none through the air.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears – Ran for 29 yards, and caught two short passes for 14 yards.

Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Browns – Blanked by Baltimore.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Ravens – Remained irrelevant with one 4-yard catch.
Miles Austin, WR, Cowboys – Limited to 2 receptions for 20 yards.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Jets – Failed to capitalize on Braylon Edwards’ lighter workload, with just 20 yards on 2 receptions.
Chad Ochocinco, WR, Bengals – Caught 4 passes for 34 yards.
Steve Smith, WR, Panthers – 3 catches totaled 22 yards.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars – Led the team with 34 yards on 2 receptions.
Wes Welker, WR, Patriots – Strangely quiet, with just 4 catches for 45 yards.
Marques Colston, WR, Saints – His 4 catches amounted to only 25 yards.

Visanthe Shiancoe, TE, Vikings – Injured his leg after catching a single 7-yard pass.

I didn’t see that coming

Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs – Finally got the passing game going with 250 yards and 3 TDs, minus an INT.

Leon Washington, RB, Seahawks – Did nothing as a rusher, but his 101-yard and 99-yard kickoff returns for scores were awesome.

Lance Moore, WR, Saints – Climbed up the depth chart with his 6-catch, 149-yard, 2-TD performance. Also added a 72-yard punt return, which ended just shy of the end zone.
Roy Williams, WR, Cowboys – Finally emerged from hiding with five receptions for 117 yards and 2 scores.


  1. Ladd,

    This is the first time I've had to seek advice this season which means I've been very fortunate so far with injuries! I need to pick up a TE since Shiancoe is on bye. My choices are Cooley @Philly, Marcedes Lewis vs Indy, and Shockey vs Carolina. Any advice? Thanks and good luck this weekend!!


  2. rjfrank,

    I, too, had to make a move due to Shiancoe, and picked up Shockey. Cooley wasn't available, though. If he was, I would have taken him.