Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Week 14 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start...

Tony Romo, Cowboys – Exploited the Giants secondary for 321 yards and 4 TDs without a turnover.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Torched the Panthers for 320 yards and 4 TDs.
Tom Brady, Patriots – We’ll overlook the rare INT for the 357 passing yards and TD trifecta.
Mark Sanchez, Jets – Scored twice passing and twice rushing while throwing for 181 yards, though he also lost a fumble.
Philip Rivers, Chargers – Passed for 240 yards and 3 TDs, but fumbled once.
Eli Manning, Giants – Picked apart the Cowboys for 400 yards and 2 TDs, plus an INT.

Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars – Scored 4 TDs while rushing for 85 yards and catching 6 passes for 51 yards.
Ryan Grant, Packers – Looked like his old self, with 85 rushing yards and a pair of TDs, plus a 13-yard reception.
Brandon Jacobs, Giants – Rumbled for 101 yards and 2 TDs.
LeSean McCoy, Eagles – Only totaled 71 yards, but added 2 TDs.
Shonn Greene, Jets – Ran for 129 yards and 1 TD, and caught 3 passes for 58 yards.

Marques Colston, Saints – Pulled down 7 balls for 105 yards and 2 TDs.
Julio Jones, Falcons – Made his 3 catches count, with 104 yards and 2 fourth-quarter scores.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Reeled in 5 passes for 151 yards and a score.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Brought down 7 passes for 149 yards and 1 TD.
Laurent Robinson, Cowboys – He turned 4 passes into 137 yards and a score.
Nate Washington, Titans – Caught 6 passes for 130 yards and a TD.
Hakeem Nicks, Giants – Failed to score, but turned 8 passes into 163 yards.

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots – Amassed 160 yards and 2 TDs on his 6 receptions.
Antonio Gates, Chargers – He turned 7 catches into 68 yards and 2 scores.

Lions – Amassed 4 sacks, 6 turnovers and TDs on a fumble recovery and interception return.
Jaguars – Also scored twice (both times on fumbles) while notching 3 sacks and 6 total turnovers.
Eagles – Registered a whopping 9 sacks, 3 turnovers and a safety while holding Miami to 10 points.

This was a great week to play against…

Matt Hasselbeck, Titans – Passed for 44 yards before leaving with a calf injury.
Alex Smith, 49ers – Held to 175 yards without a score.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills – Threw 2 picks while passing for 176 yards without a score.

Daniel Thomas, Dolphins – Tallied a woeful 13 combined yards.
Maurice Morris, Lions – Only tallied 13 rushing yards before exiting injured.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots – Just 19 yards on the day.
Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants – Held out of first half for disciplinary reasons, then managed just 19 yards on the night.
DeMarco Murray, Cowboys – Left early with a broken ankle after collecting just 25 rushing yards and a 6-yard pass.
Colts RBs – Donald Brown led the trio with 28 rushing yards, and his reception for minus-6 yards was the only one of the day for all of them
Peyton Hillis, Browns – Just 25 yards on Thursday night.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Ran into the 49ers’ brick wall with just 30 total yards.
Willis McGahee, Broncos – Marginalized with just 36 combined yards.
C.J. Spiller, Bills – Tallied a sparse 46 rushing and 10 receiving yards on 3 receptions.
Arian Foster, Texans – In the fantasy playoffs, we expect more than 41 rushing and 33 receiving yards on 4 catches, especially when a fumble is thrown in.
Chris Johnson, Titans – Limited to 23 rushing and 43 receiving yards on 5 catches.

Plaxico Burress, Jets – Managed to go without a catch in a 37-10 rout.
Jeremy Maclin, Eagles – Caught a 13-yard pass.
Lance Moore, Saints – Just 4 receptions for 20 yards.
Greg Jennings, Packers – Had only 20 yards on his 2 catches before injuring his knee.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Limited to 3 catches for 29 yards and an 11-yard run.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Only got to 33 yards on his 3 balls.
Mike Williams, Buccaneers – Held to 3 receptions for 35 yards.
Johnny Knox, Bears – His 3 receptions turned into 37 yards.

Dallas Clark, Colts – Returned to action to catch a 12-yarder.
Jason Witten, Cowboys – Took 3 balls to amass 12 yards.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Held to a single 32-yard reception.

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