Monday, September 19, 2011

Week 2 Heroes and Zeros

This was a great week to start

Tom Brady, Patriots -- Flawless again with 423 yards and 3 TDs.
Cam Newton, Panthers -- Passed for 432 yards and 1 TD, plus 3 INTs, and ran for 53 yards and another score.
Matt Stafford, Lions -- Threw for 294 yards and 4 TDs, with just one turnover.
Drew Brees, Saints -- Passed for 270 yards and a TD trifecta.


Adrian Peterson, Vikings -- Scored twice while rushing for 120 yards, and hauled in 2 balls for 21 more yards.
Fred Jackson, Bills -- Rumbled for 117 yards and 2 TDs, and caught 2 passes for 23 yards.
LeSean McCoy, Eagles -- Ran for 95 yards and 2 TDs, adding 4 receptions for 21 yards.
Peyton Hillis, Browns -- Rushed for 94 yards and a pair of scores, and added 4 receptions for 23 yards.
Jahvid Best, Lions -- Ran for 57 yards and 1 TD, and caught 6 balls for 66 yards and another TD.
Darren McFadden, Raiders -- Scored rushing and receiving while accumulating 143 total yards.
LeGarrette Blount, Bucs -- Atoned for last week's disappearance with 71 yards and 2 TDs.

Jeremy Maclin, Eagles -- Hauled in 13 passes for 171 yards and 2 scores.
Miles Austin, Cowboys -- Caught 9 passes for 143 yards and a trio of TDs, then aggravated his hammy.
Vincent Jackson, Chargers -- Pulled down 10 balls for 172 yards and 2 TDs.
Calvin Johnson, Lions -- Scored twice on 3 catches for 29 yards.
Kenny Britt, Titans -- Caught 9 passes for 135 yards and a score.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals -- Reeled in 7 passes for 133 yards and 1 TD.

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots -- Scored twice on his 4 catches for 86 yards.
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons -- Showed the youngsters how to do it, with 7 receptions for 83 yards and a pair of TDs.

Steelers -- Collected 5 sacks while pitching a shutout against Seattle.
Lions -- Compiled 2 sacks, 5 turnovers and held the Chiefs to a field goal.
Jets -- Amassed 2 sacks, 4 INTs and a safety while holding the Jags to 3 points.

This was a great week to play against

Matt Cassel, Chiefs -- Coughed up 3 INTs while passing for just 133 yards.
Joe Flacco, Ravens -- Passed for just 197 yards and a TD, plus 2 INTs.

Jamaal Charles, Chiefs -- Ran for just 27 yards before being lost for the season.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers -- Took a back seat to Newton with just 36 total yards.
Ryan Grant, Packers -- Just 39 combined yards.
LaDainian Tomlinson, Jets -- A non-factor with just 15 total yards.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks -- Limited to just 12 combined yards.
Reggie Bush, Dolphins -- Taken out of the game plan with 21 total yards.
Felix Jones, Cowboys -- Totaled 30 yards with his separated shoulder.
Cadillac Williams, Rams -- Couldn't take advantage of his starting opportunity, with just 40 total yards to show for it.
Arian Foster, Texans -- Combined for 40 yards before his hamstring tightened up.
Chris Johnson, Titans -- Ran for 53 yards and reeled in 3 passes for 12 yards.

Mike Williams, Bucs -- Actually lost 4 yards on his only reception.
Plaxico Burress, Jets -- Blanked in his second game as a Jet.
Lance Moore, Saints -- Had a 6-yard grab in his 2011 debut.
Mike Williams, Seahawks -- Reeled in a 9-yarder.
Donald Driver, Packers -- Only a 10-yard catch.
Braylon Edwards, 49ers -- Hauled in a 21-yard reception.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles -- Took 2 passes to amass 21 yards.

Antonio Gates, Chargers -- Held catchless.
Brandon Pettigrew, Lions -- Just one 7-yard catch.
Vernon Davis, 49ers -- Limited to 2 passes for 18 yards.

I didn’t see that coming

Eric Decker, WR, Broncos -- Scored twice on his 5 catches for 113 yards.
Denarius Moore, WR, Raiders -- The rookie grabbed 5 balls for 148 yards and a TD, plus a 25-yard run.


  1. Dear Ladd and Fools-scambling to find an emergency WR 3 for my ppr team. Choices are:
    K. Walter
    B Gibson
    D Driver
    K Ogletree
    m massaquoi

  2. Either Gibson or Massaquoi. I'd go with Gibson for long-term value, though Massaquoi may be better this week.