Monday, September 21, 2015

Week 2 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Tom Brady, Patriots – Handled the vaunted Bills D with ease, passing for 466 yards and a TD hat trick, though he lost a fumble.
Carson Palmer, Cardinals – Passed for 185 yards and 4 TDs plus an INT.
Andy Dalton, Bengals – Racked up 3 TD passes and 214 yards without a turnover.
Tyrod Taylor, Bills – Coughed up 4 turnovers, but also scored 4 TDs with 242 passing and 43 rushing yards.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Put up 369 passing yards and 3 TDs without a turnover.
Derek Carr, Raiders – Blitzed the Ravens with 351 yards and 3 TDs, plus 23 rushing yards and an INT.

DeAngelo Williams, Steelers – Ran for 77 yards and 3 short TDs, plus 15 yards on 4 catches.
Matt Jones, Redskins – Made a statement with 123 yards and 2 TDs rushing, plus 3 receptions for 23 yards, though he lost a fumble.
David Johnson, Cardinals – Scored while rushing for 42 yards and took a kickoff return to the house.
Dion Lewis, Patriots – Despite losing a fumble, rushed for 40 yards and a TD and caught 6 passes for 98 yards.

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Had a TD trifecta to go with his 8 receptions for 112 yards.
Allen Robinson, Jaguars – Torched Miami with 6 catches for 155 yards and 2 TDs.
Julio Jones, Falcons – Scored twice on 9 receptions for 141 yards.
Travis Benjamin, Browns – Mr. Big Play made the most of his 3 catches, with 115 yards and 2 TDs, plus a 78-yard punt return.
Julian Edelman, Patriots – Pulled down 11 passes for 97 yards and 2 TDs, plus 12 rushing yards.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Reeled in 9 passes for 195 yards and a TD.
Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos – Caught 2 TDs on his 8 receptions for 87 yards.
Odell Beckham, Jr, Giants – Took 7 passes 146 yards, with a TD.
Michael Crabtree, Raiders – Grabbed 9 passes for 111 yards and his first TD as a Raider.
Amari Cooper, Raiders – Nearly matched his counterpart with 7 catches for 109 yards and a score.
Brandon Marshall, Jets – Also had 7 receptions, and produced 101 yards and a TD with them.
Donte Moncrief, Colts – He generated 122 yards and a TD with his 7 catches.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Got on track in PPR leagues with 10 receptions for 83 yards and a score.
Steve Smith, Ravens – Golden in PPR leagues with 10 grabs for 150 yards.

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots – Dominated again with 113 yards and a TD on 7 receptions.
Crockett Gilmore, Ravens – Seized the spotlight with 5 catches for 88 yards and 2 TDs.

Broncos – Racked up 4 sacks, 2 INTs, 3 fumble recoveries and the winning TD on a fumble return.
Cardinals – Collected 2 sacks and 2 INTs while scoring on an INT return and Johnson’s kickoff return.

This was a great week to play against…

Alex Smith, Chiefs – Passed for just 191 yards without a TD, plus 2 INTs.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Came up flat again with 250 yards and a TD ruined by 3 INTs and a fumble.
Tony Romo, Cowboys – Held to 195 yards without a score before getting knocked out with a broken collarbone.
Sam Bradford, Eagles – Looked dreadful while passing for 224 yards and a TD, with 2 INTs and a fumble.

Eddie Lacy, Packers – Exited with an ankle injury after gaining just 9 yards.
Ameer Abdullah, Lions – Practically invisible with 9 yards both rushing and receiving, which matched Joique Bell’s 18 combined yards.
Alfred Blue, Texans – Marginalized with 10 combined yards.
C.J. Anderson, Broncos – Another disappointing effort with 27 rushing yards and a 2-yard reception.
Rashad Jennings, Giants – Posted 12 yards both rushing and receiving.
Tre Mason, Rams – Just 26 rushing yards to go with 4 receiving yards.
Jeremy Hill, Bengals – Out-performed by Gio Bernard, with just 39 rushing yards and a 2-yard catch, before being benched after two fumbles.
Bishop Sankey, Titans – Just 42 rushing yards on the day.
Lamar Miller, Dolphins – Limited to 14 rushing and 28 receiving yards on 5 catches before leaving with an ankle injury.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – 41 rushing and 21 receiving yards is not what you expect from your first-round pick.
Chris Ivory, Jets – Just 57 rushing and 3 receiving yards in a big MNF win.
Frank Gore, Colts – He also had only 57 points, but he fumbled.

Roddy White, Falcons – Blanked by the Giants.
Mike Evans, Buccaneers – Rewarded those who counted on him with a goose egg.
Charles Johnson, Vikings – Only 10 yards on his 3 receptions.
Keenan Allen, Chargers – A week after hauling in 15 passes, had just 2 for 16 yards, with a fumble.
Andre Johnson, Colts – Another disappointing night with 27 yards on 3 receptions.
Kendall Wright, Titans – Just 34 yards on 2 catches.
Mike Wallace, Vikings – Just 3 catches for 38 yards.
Davante Adams, Packers – Managed only 33 yards on 5 receptions.
Greg Olsen, Panthers – Managed just an 11-yarder.
Owen Daniels, Broncos – No Julius Thomas here, with 3 for 19 yards.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bucs – The waiver-wire darling nabbed just 2 passes for 29 yards.

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