Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Week 15 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start

Michael Vick, QB, Eagles – Another other-worldly performance, with 242 passing yards and 3 TDs, plus 130 rushing yards another TD. We’ll overlook the interception.

Eli Manning, QB, Giants – Passed for 4 TDs and 289 yards, plus an INT.
Rex Grossman, QB, Redskins – Passed for 322 yards and 4 TDs, with 3 turnovers.
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers – Threw for 273 yards and a trio of TDs.
Drew Brees, QB, Saints – Racked up 3 TDs and 267 yards, plus an INT.
Matt Flynn, QB, Packers – Passed for 251 yards and 3 TDs, plus 1 INT and a fumble.

Ray Rice, RB, Ravens – Rushed for 153 yards and 1 TD, and caught 5 passes for 80 yards and another TD.
Cedric Benson, RB, Bengals – Rushed for 150 yards and a score.

Vincent Jackson, QB, Chargers – Started Week 15 off right with 5 catches for 112 yards and 3 TDs.
Mario Manningham, WR, Giants – Hauled in 8 passes for 113 yards and 2 TDs, plus a fumble.
Austin Collie, WR, Colts – Collected 8 receptions for 87 yards and 2 TDs before leaving with another concussion.
Santana Moss, WR, Redskins – Caught 8 passes for 72 yards and a pair of TDs.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles – Reeled in 7 passes for 59 yards and 2 TDs.
Devin Hester, WR, Bears – Scored on one of his 2 catches for 23 yards, and on a record-setting kickoff return.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Dolphins – Turned 11 catches into 106 yards and a score.

Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys – Hauled in 10 passes for 140 yards and a TD.
Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints – Scored twice while catching 5 passes for 29 yards.

This was a great week to play against

Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seahawks – Passed for just 71 yards, 2 INTs and a fumble before being benched.
Alex Smith, QB, 49ers – Just 165 yards and 1 INT, without a score.
Carson Palmer, QB, Bengals – Threw for 209 yards, and that’s it.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings – A last-minute scratch that left many owners in the lurch at the worst possible time.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos – Left early with an injury after just 5 rushing yards.
Jahvid Best, RB, Lions – Just 12 rushing yards.
Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints – Held to 20 rushing yards, despite getting the start.
Tim Hightower, RB, Cardinals – Totaled just 28 yards rushing and receiving. Beanie Wells managed a paltry 11 rushing yards.
Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants – Just 34 yards on the day.
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills – Limited to 36 rushing yards and no receptions.
LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, Jets – Held to 49 rushing yards and a 6-yard reception.

Terrell Owens, WR, Bengals – Pulled up lame before catching a pass.
Eddie Royal, WR, Broncos – Posted a goose egg.
Anquan Boldin, WR, Ravens – Caught a pathetic 2-yard pass.
Chad Ochocinco, WR, Bengals – Caught 2 balls for 36 yards.
Michael Crabtree, WR, 49ers – Pulled in 3 catches for 17 yards.
Robert Meachem, WR, Saints – Also had 17 yards, on just 2 catches.
Steve Smith, WR, Panthers – Continued his miserable year with 2 catches for 22 yards.
Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings – He got 23 yards with his 2 catches.
Deion Branch, WR, Patriots – Only 33 yards on 2 receptions.
Hines Ward, WR, Steelers – Just 2 receptions for 34 yards.
Earl Bennett, WR, Bears – His 3 catches amounted to 37 yards.

Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers – Caught a 4-yard pass.

Dan Carpenter, K, Dolphins. Missed all four of his field goal attempts.


  1. In the championship. Qb heavy keeper league (1 pt per completion) an owner who is out of the playoffs dropped matt schaub to pick up matthew stafford for next year. the waiver would process sunday morning. should i roll with jon kitna saturday, or wait it out and go with schaub on sunday. the only risk is that someone out of the playoff will pick up schaub (i have a better waiver rank than my opponent this week) if he would get picked up, then i would have to roll with a qb like grossman or garrard. My opponent has d. brees so it's gonna be important to get good production from my QB to have a shot at winning. Thanks for any help you can give me!

  2. Jason,

    While I like Schaub a lot this week, there is some risk with him that AJ either won't play or will play sparingly. If that happens, Schaub will be no better than average. You're probably better off rolling with the consistent, if unspectacular, Kitna, who has a great matchup as well.

    Good luck.