This was a great week to start…
Drew Brees, Saints – Torched the Cowboys for 392 yards and 4 TDs, without a blemish.
Nick Foles, Eagles – He didn’t toss 7 TDs, but we’ll take 228 yards and 3 TDs, plus 38 rushing yards, even with a fumble.
Robert Griffin III, Redskins – Passed for 281 yards and 3 TDs, plus 44 rushing yards without a turnover.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Makes it look easy with 330 yards and 4 TDs with a fumble.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Just 75 rushing yards but scored twice in the process.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Rumbled for 145 yards and a TD, plus 3 catches for 16 yards.
Pierre Thomas, Saints – Accumulated 87 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards on 7 receptions, with a TD each way.
Darren Sproles, Saints – Also scored as a rusher and receiver, with 88 combined yards and 7 receptions, though he lost a fumble.
Mark Ingram, Saints – Mopped up in garbage time with 145 rushing yards and a TD, plus 2 receptions for 15 yards.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Accumulated 7 passes for 108 yards and 3 TDs.
Tavon Austin, Rams – When least expected, had his coming-out party with 138 yards and 2 TDs on just 2 receptions, plus a 98-yard punt return TD.
Brandon Marshall, Bears – Caught 7 passes for 139 yards and 2 TDs.
Rishard Matthews, Dolphins – Brought down 11 passes for 120 yards and a pair of scores.
Riley Cooper, Eagles – Kept up the goodness with 102 yards and 2 TDs on just 3 catches.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Reeled in 6 passes for 83 yards and 2 TDs.
A.J. Green, Bengals – Hauled in 8 catches for 151 yards, including a 51-yard Hail Mary.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles – Pulled in 5 balls for 150 yards and a score.
Julius Thomas, Broncos – Hauled in 3 passes for 96 yards and a TD.
Rams – Scored on a fumble return and Austin’s punt return, plus 3 sacks and 4 INTs, while holding the Colts to 8 points.
This was a great week to play against…
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Only 219 yards and 1 TD to offset his 3 INTs.
Eli Manning, Giants – Just 140 passing yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
Jake Locker, Titans – Passed for only 24 yards and an INT, and ran for 18 yards, before getting knocked out for the rest of the season.
Cam Newton, Panthers – Got a big win but few fantasy points, with just 169 yards, no TDs and an INT.
Colin Kaepernick, 49ers – Generated only 91 passing yards and 16 rushing yards without a TD but with an INT.
Lamar Miller, Dolphins – Set a new standard for futility with 2 rushing yards and 9 receiving on 2 receptions.
Steven Jackson, Falcons – Just 20 combined yards on the afternoon.
Matt Forte, Bears – Ran for 33 yards and only added 16 yards on 4 passes.
Trent Richardson, Colts – The misery continues with 2 whopping rushing yards and 3 receptions for 33 yards.
Mike James, Bucs – Got off to a great start with 41 yards on the first drive, then exited with an injury before he could cross the goal line.
C.J. Spiller, Bills – So much for momentum. Totaled just 34 yards.
Fred Jackson, Bills – Ran for only 55 yards and only managed 7 yards on 3 catches.
Marvin Jones, Bengals – Held to a 2-yard reception.
Rod Streater, Raiders – Had a 6-yard catch.
Marlon Brown, Ravens – Limited to one 10-yard catch.
Lance Moore, Saints – Just a 14-yarder on a night when his team scores 49 points.
Greg Jennings, Vikings – Only 18 yards on 3 balls.
Roddy White, Falcons – Caught a 20-yarder.
Wes Welker, Broncos – Shockingly, held to 3 receptions for 21 yards.
Anquan Boldin, 49ers – Could only muster 23 yards on 3 catches.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – So did he.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Turned 3 receptions into 28 yards.
Eddie Royal, Chargers – Only 36 yards on 2 catches.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Just 37 yards on his 3 receptions.
Cecil Shorts, Jaguars – Managed 2 receptions for 42 yards.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Caught one 44-yard pass.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Caught a 2-yard pass before exiting for the day.
Heath Miller, Steelers – Had a 6-yard catch to show for his afternoon.
Brent Celek, Eagles – Just a 7-yarder on the day.
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons – Only 29 yards on 3 catches.
Garrett Graham, Texans – Just 18 yards on 2 receptions.