Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Week 4 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Philip Rivers, Chargers – Passed for 358 yards and 3 TDs without a turnover.
Sam Bradford, Eagles – Nobody started him, but maybe they will next week after his 270-yard, 3- TD game, without a turnover.
Nick Foles, Rams – Only 171 passing yards, but collected 3 TDs and no turnovers.

Devonta Freeman, Falcons – Nearly matched last week’s stellar output with 68 rushing yards and a TD trifecta, plus 5 receptions for 81 yards.
Jeremy Hill, Bengals – Oh, so he’s still part of this offense? I guess so, after his 40-yard, 3-TD performance.
Le’Veon Bell, Steelers – Ran for 129 yards and a TD, and caught 7 passes for 21 more.
Chris Ivory, Jets – Ran roughshod over the Dolphins for 166 yards and a TD.

Tavon Austin, Rams – Scored twice while hauling in 6 passes for 96 yards.
Allen Hurns, Jaguars – Reeled in 11 receptions for 116 yards and a TD.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Tallied 10 catches for 147 yards and a score.

Falcons – Registered 1 sack, an INT, 3 fumbles and two TDs on fumble returns.

Cairo Santos, Chiefs – Accounted for all of KC’s scoring, with field goals of 22, 29, 34, 40, 40, 51 and 51 yards.

This was a great week to play against…

Joe Flacco, Ravens – Passed for 189 yards and a TD, but also had an INT and a fumble.
Colin Kaepernick, 49ers – Only 160 passing yards with an INT but no TDs, plus 57 rushing yards.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Just 203 passing yards without a score (though that wasn’t his fault).

Lamar Miller, Dolphins – Only 26 rushing and 10 receiving yards in London.
Matt Jones, Redskins – Only 11 rushing yards.
Arian Foster, Texans – His 2015 debut was only good for 10 rushing yards and 3 catches for 25 yards, and he lost a fumble. But that was better than Alfred Blue’s 17 yards.
Darren Sproles, Eagles – Held to 17 rushing yards, without a reception.
Carlos Hyde, 49ers – Just 22 combined yards on the day.
Melvin Gordon, Chargers – Ran for 38 yards and added just 8 receiving yards.
Ameer Abdullah, Lions – Only 33 rushing and 11 receiving yards.
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers – 50 yards rushing won’t cut it.
DeMarco Murray, Eagles – Rushed for 36 yards and caught 2 balls for 12 yards.
Thomas Rawls, Seahawks – Was a shell of Beast Mode with only 48 rushing yards.
Latavius Murray, Raiders – Limited to 61 combined yards and lost a fumble.
Alfred Morris, Redskins – Ran for 62 yards and caught 2 balls for 3 yards.

Roddy White, Falcons – Continued his career decline with just 8 yards on 2 balls.
Anquan Boldin, 49ers – Had 12 yards on 3 catches.
Steve Smith, Ravens – Just 24 yards on 4 receptions before leaving with broken ribs.
Rishard Matthews, Dolphins – Caught just 1 pass for 16 yards in London.
Marques Colston, Saints – Barely rosterable anymore with only 19 yards on 4 grabs.
Brandin Cooks, Saints – Left with just 25 yards on 4 receptions.
Percy Harvin, Bills – When they needed him most, he was held to 26 yards on 3 catches.
Golden Tate, Seahawks – Only 29 yards on 3 catches.
Mike Evans, Bucs – Just 32 yards on 3 receptions.
Julius Jones, Falcons – Remarkably, had just 38 yards on 4 catches in a 48-21 rout.
Odell Beckham, Jr., Giants – Limited to 38 yards on 5 receptions.
Randall Cobb, Packers – Held to 44 yards on 5 receptions.
Jordan Matthews, Eagles – Only 50 yards on 3 catches.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Not very Mega, with 7 catches for 56 yards, plus a very costly fumble.

Kyle Rudolph, Vikings – Only 7 yards on 2 receptions.
Eric Ebron, Lions – Just 22 yards on 2 balls before leaving with an injury.
Jimmy Graham, Seahawks – Limited to 29 yards on 4 catches on Monday night.


  1. Ladd,
    Two questions I could use some advice on:
    Gore or Gurley this week?
    Would you drop Tannehill for Sam Bradford?



  2. I would have said Gurley if I had seen this earlier. Looks like you're OK either way. No, I wouldn't drop Tannehill for Bradford.