Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Week 8 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

David Garrard, QB, Jaguars – Torched the Cowboys with 260 passing yards and 4 TDs, plus a 5th TD on the ground, with no INTs and one fumble.
Matt Stafford, QB, Lions – Passed for 212 yards and 4 TDs with just 1 INT.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Patriots – Scored twice while rushing for 112 yards, plus an 11-yard reception.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Buccaneers – Ran for 120 yards and 2 TDs.
Arian Foster, RB, Texans – Rumbled for 102 yards and 1 TD while adding 9 catches for 65 more yards.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs – Blasted the Bills with 177 rushing yards and 4 catches for 61 more.

Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions – Megatron amassed 9 catches for 101 yards and 3 TDs.
Terrell Owens, WR, Bengals – His 5 catches resulted in 65 yards and a pair of TDs.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals – 6 receptions produced 72 yards and 2 TDs.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, Broncos – Reeled in 7 passes for 169 yards and 1 TD.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars – Caught 8 passes for 153 yards and a score.

Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jaguars – Had just 2 catches, but they went for 51 yards and 2 TDs.
Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers – His 5 catches produced 123 yards and a score.
Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys – Pulled down 10 passes for 97 yards and 1 TD.

Dan Carpenter, K, Dolphins – Converted 5 fields (24, 31, 38, 42 and 54 yards) plus an extra point.

This was a great week to play against

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers – Held to just 170 passing yards and 0 TDs.
Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets – Tossed 2 INTs and only 256 yards without a score.
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seahawks – Passed for 160 yards, no scores and 1 INT.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers – Limited to just 195 passing yards and no scores, plus an INT.
Brett Favre, QB, Vikings – Passed for 259 yards, 0 TDs and an INT.

Tim Hightower, RB, Cardinals – One rush went nowhere, while his one catch went for 11 yards.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks – Limited to 7 rushing yards.
Donald Brown, RB, Colts – Given the chance to soar in Addai’s absence, he gained just 29 total yards while being upstaged by Mike Hart.
Saints RBs – Julius Jones led the pack with 16 rushing and 20 receiving yards.
Felix Jones, RB, Cowboys – Only 22 rushing and 14 receiving yards on 3 catches.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers – Spoiled his chance to shine, with just 30 rushing yards and an 8-yard catch.
Steven Jackson, RB, Rams – Just 59 rushing yards and a 4-yard reception.

David Gettis, WR, Panthers – Last week’s rookie sensation lost 11 yards on a reverse and was blanked in the receiving game.
Kenny Britt, WR, Titans – Pulled his hammy and left without a catch.
Donald Driver, WR, Packers – Had his second consecutive goose egg before leaving with an aggravated quad.
Jacoby Jones, WR, Texans – Left Indy with 2 catches for 6 yards. At least he wasn’t shut out completely like teammate Kevin Walter.
Randy Moss, WR, Vikings – Only an 8-yard catch to show for his return to New England. Now he's looking for work.
Deion Branch, WR, Patriots – A 21-yard catch was all she wrote.
Roy Williams, WR, Cowboys – Just one 21-yard catch from his old QB buddy.
Mike Williams, WR, Seahawks – A 27-yard reception was all he could muster.
Hines Ward, WR, Steelers – His 3 catches yielded 15 yards.
Wes Welker, WR, Patriots – Limited to 3 receptions for 24 yards.
Braylon Edwards, WR, Jets – Had a single 32-yard grab.
Chad Ochocinco, WR, Bengals – Upstaged by TO again with only 3 receptions for 34 yards.

Kellen Winslow, Jr., TE, Buccaneers – Held to a 5-yarder.
Zach Miller, TE, Raiders – Had only an 8-yard reception.
Owen Daniels, TE, Texans – Ditto.
Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers – Just one 12-yard catch.

Nick Folk, K, Jets – Whiffed on his only field goal try.


  1. Question. PPR league, 2 RB's, which of these 2 would you start this week:

    La Blount, Tolbert, LT, The Lawfirm BJ-GE.


  2. Ladd,
    My RBs are Turner, Foster, Blount, Ronnie B, and Felix. I am thinking of dropping Ronnie and picking up S. Greene. Choice is also out there as is Ivory and Julius.

    On the tight end front, I have Keller, should I drop Celek as he has done nothing or hang on one more week to see if Vick will throw to him? Hernandez, Winslow, Owen D, B. Watson, Moeaki, adn Gresham are also available in free agency.

    Appreciate your thoughts.

  3. I have been offered deangelo Williams for one of the following : p. garcon or steve smith (ny). My other receivers are fitz, roddy white, vincent Jackson, and steve Johnson. I know Williams has been down this year, but my #2 running backs are Brandon Jackson, felix jones, and Brandon Jacobs. Is it worth the gamble taking a chance on Williams for a receiver that I might not need to use? (the one other caveat is that I could keep Williams for an 8th round pick next year)

    Also, I have been offered beanie wells for v. Jackson straight up (Jackson would be a 8th round pick next year in our keeper league, so pretty good value no matter where he ends up playing)

    Would I be better off going with the Williams deal, the wells deal, or standing pat. (I have pierre Thomas on the IR)


  4. Clint,

    Go with LT and the law firm

  5. Craig,

    As an owner of both Ronnie B and Shonn, I can assure you that replacing one with the other will not bring you any satisfaction. I'd stick with Ronnie for now, since he's the starter, unless and until LT gets hurt.

    As for Celek, yeah, I'd wait a week. If Vick doesn't find him often, go with Hernandez (who's dinged up now anyway).

  6. Jason,

    Tough call, but I'd probably opt for the Beanie deal, since VJax will be worthless until Week 12. No telling when or if DeAngelo will get it together. Hard to give up the VJax keeper value, but I'm all about playing to win now, and that, to me, is a move worth making.

  7. Thanks ladd,

    I forgot to mention benie has 6th round value next year, so it makes him a little more valuable as well.

  8. Ladd,
    I also have F Jones, Best, D. Brown, & McFadden on another non ppr league and need to decide who to start with McFadden. I could also pick up Choice. I'm leary of Best with the timeshare and Felix's injury. And Donald might be the best if Hart does not play, Thoughts?

  9. Hey Ladd need 1 RB this week:
    Tolbert, T.Jones, or Green Ellis.

    also 1 WR:
    Maclin or Brandon Marshall.

    whatcha think?