Monday, December 10, 2012

Week 14 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Tom Brady, Patriots – Just missed 300 passing yards (296), but his 4 TDs will do just fine, thank you.
Cam Newton, Panthers – Threw for 287 yards and 2 TDs, and ran for 116 yards and another TD, with no turnovers.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Passed for 285 yards and 3 TDs, plus 31 rushing yards and 2 turnovers.
Philip Rivers, Chargers – Pulled one out of his hat, with 200 passing yards and 3 TDs against the Steelers.
Nick Foles, Eagles – Had his coming-out party with 381 yards and 2 TDs through the air, plus 27 yards and a TD on the ground.
Eli Manning, Giants – Connected on 4 TD strikes while passing for 259 yards and giving up 2 picks.

Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Notched a TD hat trick while rumbling for 128 yards (on just 11 carries!).
David Wilson, Giants – The rookie broke through with 100 rushing yards and 2 TDs, and took a kickoff to the house.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Rushed for 154 yards and 2 TDs, plus 16 receiving yards.
Knowshon Moreno, Broncos – Ran for 119 yards and a TD, plus 4 catches for 48 yards.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Raced for 165 yards and a TD.
Darren Sproles, Saints – Had 56 rushing and 38 receiving yards on 4 catches, and scored both ways.

Brandon Marshall, Bears – Made PPR leaguers extra happy with 10 receptions for 160 yards and a TD.
Mike Wallace, Steelers – Hauled in 7 passes for 112 yards and 2 TDs.
Roddy White, Falcons – His 9 receptions produced 117 yards and a TD.
Danario Alexander, Chargers – Overcame the league’s stingiest defense with 7 catches for 88 yards and 2 TDs.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Turned 8 balls into 121 yards and a TD.
Jeremy Maclin, Eagles – Caught 9 passes for 104 yards and a TD.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Reeled in 6 passes for 131 yars and a score.
Anquan Boldin, Ravens – Needed only 3 passes to accumulate 78 yards and a pair of TDs.
Brandon Lloyd, Patriots – Collected 7 passes for 69 yards and a TD, and fell on a fumble in the end zone for a 2nd TD.
Kenny Britt, Titans – Reeled in 8 passes for 143 yards.

Aaron Hernandez, Patriots – Took 8 catches and created 58 yards and 2 TDs.

Seahawks – Thoroughly dismantled the Cardinals, accumulating 8 turnovers, 3 sacks, a shutout and 2 defensive TDs.

This was a great week to play against…

Matt Schaub, Texans – Passed for just 232 yards with no TDs and 1 INT.

Bryce Brown, Eagles – The late-season hero turned goat, with just 12 combined yards.
C.J. Spiller, Bills – Limited to 37 yards rushing and a 15-yard reception.
Fred Jackson, Bills – Only 30 combined yards.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Managed 18 rushing yards in a blowout loss.
Chris Johnson, Titans – Ran for 44 yards and caught 3 passes for 15 more.
Mikel Leshoure, Lions – Just 49 yards in the Sunday nighter.

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – 2 stinking yards!
Chris Givens, Rams – Only 25 yards on 3 balls.
Nate Washington, Titans – Caught a 15-yard pass on the day.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – His team scored 58 yards, but he was limited to 2 catches for 35 yards.
Golden Tate, Seahawks – Even worse than Rice, with just 6 yards on 2 balls.
A.J. Green, Bengals – Doesn’t get much worse for Green than 44 yards on 3 catches.
Torrey Smith, Ravens – Inexplicably held to one 21-yard pass completion.
Greg Jennings, Packers – Just a 27-yard catch in his second game back.
Brian Hartline, Dolphins – His 2 receptions equaled 34 yards.
Lance Moore, Saints – Just 26 yards on his only catch.

Brent Celek, Eagles – Caught a 1-yard pass before leaving with a concussion.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – His sole reception totaled 4 yards.
Jermichael Finley, Packers – Only 16 yards on 2 balls.
Jacob Tamme, Broncos – Just 2 for 24.
Owen Daniels, Texans – Same for him.
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Handled 3 catches for 31 yards. 


  1. Dear Ladd and Fools, PLEASE HELP! Tough matchups for me for playoffs first week.

    QB- B Rothlisberger or M Stafford

    RB 2 and FLEX Pick 2 - S Ridley, S Green, D Wilson, L Moore, C Shorts

    TE A Hernandez or M Bennet

    Thank you!

    1. Stafford

      Ridley & Wilson


    2. Stafford

      Ridley, Greene & Moore (unless Bradshaw sits, then Wilson)


  2. Alright...this is to get me in the championship... I'm already starting Cruz...but I need to know which other 2 wideouts I should start out of this list...josh Gordon... mike Williams... ty Hilton... Jeremy maclin...and Kenny britt...and the other question I have is do u think picking up cincy d is a good option...and do u think that Rodgers might actually show up this week...thanks for the advice

    1. Williams and Britt

      Cinci D is a decent option. As always, depends on what your alternatives are.

      I'm praying Rodgers blows it out this week

  3. FLEX - D. Wilson or Dez? I'm leaning wilson. He's hot and even if dez plays Pitts pass def is very good.

    Def - Cincy or St. Louis? my dilemma is Cincy is playing my RB Bryce Brown which is counterproductive. I'm thinking St. Louis is a sleeper. they've been on fire lately and at they are home.

    1. If Bradshaw sits, Wilson for sure. Otherwise, I think it's a toss-up. Wilson just plays backup role, but there's no way to know how well (or even if) Dez will play.

      I think Cinci is a better bet, but STL isn't far behind.

  4. Ladd,

    Never thought I'd have to find a 3rd TE with Gronk and Pettigrew on my roster but here I am....

    Any sleepers at TE this week? There's a whole group of decent TE's available such as Pitta, Watson, Tamme, Dallas Clark, Marcedes, Chandler, Dreesen, and Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener.

    I never planned for this so any advice would be great!

    Thanks as always,


    1. Of that group, I'd probably go with Tamme.