Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Week 16 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start

QBs
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Gave a final kiss to his fantasy owners, with 283 passing yards and 5 TDs, plus 18 yards on the ground, without a turnover.
Drew Brees, Saints – Eclipsed Dan Marino with his 307-yard, 4-TD effort, which also came with 2 INTs.
Cam Newton, Panthers – Kept up the Superman act with 171 passing yards and 3 TDs, plus 65 rushing yards and a fourth TD.
Tom Brady, Patriots – Rallied for his team and his fantasy owners with 304 passing yards and 1 TD, plus 17 rushing yards and 2 QB plunges.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Passed for 373 yards and 3 TDs.
Matt Moore, Dolphins – Took advantage of the New England secondary with 294 passing yards and 3 TDs plus 2 turnovers.

RBs
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Found the end zone twice while rushing for 66 yards. Also added 2 receptions for 18 yards.
Kevin Smith, Lions – Combined for 61 yards and 2 TDs.

WRs
Jordy Nelson, Packers – Torched the Bears with 6 receptions for 115 yards and 2 TDs.
Brandon Marshall, Dolphins – Reeled in 7 passes for 156 yards and a score.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Turned 3 passes into 164 yards, including a 99-yard TD burst.
James Jones, Packers – Hauled in 4 passes for 50 yards and 2 scores.
Julio Jones, Falcons – Brought in 8 passes for 128 yards and 1 TD, though he lost a fumble.
Wes Welker, Patriots – Had another great PPR game with a dozen catches for 138 yards.
Roddy White, Falcons – His PPR owners loved his 11 receptions for 127 yards.

TEs
Jared Cook, Titans – Hauled in 8 passes for 169 yards and a TD.

D/STs
Bills – Returned 2 Tebow INTs for TDs, scored on an 80-yard punt return, and added 2 sacks and 4 total turnovers.

This was a great week to play against…

QBs
Tony Romo, Cowboys – Left in the first quarter after a hand injury, with no completions to his credit.
Alex Smith, 49ers – Passed for 179 yards, and ran for 22, without a TD or turnover.

RBs
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots – Limited to 10 rushing yards.
LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers – Held to 11 rushing yards against Carolina’s soft run defense.
James Starks, Packers – Returned from injury to total 19 yards.
Felix Jones, Cowboys – Limited against the Eagles to just 24 rushing yards, thanks to a tight hammy and meaningless game.
Donald Brown, Colts – Rushed for 35 yards and caught 2 passes for 13 more.
LeSean McCoy, Eagles – Uncharacteristically held to 35 rushing yards and a 10-yard catch, and was kept out of the end zone.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – He only managed 53 yards plus an 8-yard reception.
Chris Johnson, Titans – Only 56 yards on the day.
Cedric Benson, Bengals – Just 57 rushing yards and an 8-yard catch.

WRs
Eric Decker, Broncos – Held catchless.
Laurent Robinson, Cowboys – Marginalized by circumstances, only tallied a 5-yard catch.
Hakeem Nicks, Giants – Had only a 20-yard catch to show for his day.
Brandon Lloyd, Rams – Just 29 yards on 3 catches.
Plaxico Burress, Jets – His 3 receptions amounted to just 34 yards.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Same for him.
Torrey Smith, Ravens – Held to 2 catches for 38 yards by Cleveland’s Joe Haden.
Mike Williams, Buccaneers – Just 4 catches for 39 yards.
Vincent Jackson, Chargers – Limited to 41 yards on 2 catches.
Steve Smith, Panthers – His team racked up 48 points, but his 23 rushing yards exceeded his receiving total (9 yards).
A.J. Green, Bengals – Ran for 25 yards and caught 2 passes for 25 more.

TEs
Owen Daniels, Texans – Held on to one 4-yard pass.

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