Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Week 16 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to play…

QBs
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Torched the Vikings for 347 yards and 4 TDs, plus 13 rushing yards and a 5th TD.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks – Passed for 350 yards and 4 TDs and ran for 36 yards, too; but lost a fumble.
Tyrod Taylor, Bills – Passed for 329 yards and 3 TDs, and added 60 rushing yards, without a turnover.
Kirk Cousins, Redskins – Just 1 TD and 270 yards through the air, but he added 30 yards and 2 more TDs on the ground.
Sam Bradford, Vikings – Actually showed up, with 382 passing yards and 3 TDs, plus a fumble. Not that anyone started him.
Tom Brady, Patriots – Hit the showers early after passing for 214 yards and 3 TDs.
Dak Prescott, Cowboys -- Had almost an identical passing stat line on Monday night, though he added 35 yards as a rusher.
Blake Bortles, Jaguars – Passed for 325 yards and a TD, and caught a 20-yard TD pass, without a blemish.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Had a couple of INTs, but also passed for 288 yards and 2 TDs and ran in an 11-yard TD.

RBs
Jay Ajayi, Dolphins – Rumbled through the Bills for 206 yards and a TD.
David Johnson, Cardinals – Ran for 95 yards and a TD hat trick, plus 4 catches for 41 yards. We’ll forgive the fumble.
Le’Veon Bell, Steelers – Rushed for 122 yards and a score, and grabbed 3 passes for 15 more yards and a second TD.
Tevin Coleman, Falcons – Ran for 90 yards and a TD, and caught 3 passes for 45 yards. On my bench.
Mark Ingram, Saints – Scored twice while rushing for 90 yards and caught 2 passes for 3 yards.
LeSean McCoy, Bills – Rushed for 128 yards and a score, plus 5 receptions for 17 yards.
DeAndre Washington, Raiders – Ran for 99 yards and 2 TDs and caught an 18-yarder.
Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys – Despite being pulled early, ran for 80 yards and 2 TDs, and caught a 12-yard pass.
Zack Zenner, Lions – Punched in two TDs and collected 67 rushing and 25 receiving yards on Monday night.
Isaiah Crowell, Browns – Ran for 54 yards and a pair of TDs.
LeGarrette Blount, Patriots – His 50 yards and 2 TDs were just as sweet as Crowell’s.

WRs
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Came up huge in the MNF spotlight, collecting 4 passes for 70 yards and 2 TDs and throwing a 10-yard TD pass as well.
Adam Thielen, Vikings – Snagged a dozen passes for 202 yards and 2 TDs. Wow.
Jordy Nelson, Packers – Grabbed 9 passes for 154 yards and 2 TDs.
Sammy Watkins, Bills – Caught 7 passes for 154 yards and a TD. On my bench.
Doug Baldwin, Seahawks – Busted loose for 171 yards and a TD on 13 receptions.
Cameron Meredith, Bears – Reeled in 9 passes for 135 yards and a score.
J.J. Nelson, Cardinals – Caught only 3 passes but took them for 132 yards and 1 TD.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Once he got warmed up, he caught 10 passes for 96 yards and the winning TD. For my opponent.
Brandon LaFell, Bengals – Turned 6 passes into 130 yards and a TD.
Odell Beckham, Jr., Giants – In PPR leagues, his 11 receptions for 150 yards were gold.
Allen Robinson, Jaguars – He actually had 9 catches for 147 yards. Where has that been all year?
Marquis Lee, Jaguars – Had 3 catches for 37 yards and a TD, and threw a 20-yard TD pass to Blake Bortles.

TEs
Travis Kelce, Chiefs – Reeled in 11 passes for 160 yards and a TD, sinking my title hopes.
Charles Clay, Bills – Scored twice while catching 8 passes for 85 yards.
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Pulled down 8 passes for 94 yards and a TD.

D/STs
Patriots – Amassed 2 sacks, 3 INTs and a fumble recovery while holding the hapless Jets to 3 points.


This was a great week to play against…

QBs
Trevor Siemian, Broncos – Passed for just 183 yards without a score, and coughed up an INT.

RBs
Thomas Rawls, Seahawks – Ran for a measly 8 yards.
Jeremy Hill, Bengals – So did he. In my starting lineup…
Kenneth Farrow, Chargers – Ran for 28 yards and caught 4 passes for 29 more.
Ty Montgomery, Packers – Let down his bedazzled owners with just 23 rushing and 17 receiving yards.

WRs
Robby Anderson, Jets – Finished with a goose egg, not coincidentally after Bryce Petty went down.
Jamison Crowder, Redskins – Caught a 3-yarder.
Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs – Held to 9 yards on 3 catches.
Jordan Matthews, Eagles – Only 12 yards on 2 receptions.
John Brown, Cardinals – He got 12 yards on his only catch.
Taylor Gabriel, Falcons – Settled for 3 catches for 15 yards.
Kenny Britt, Rams – Caught a lousy 15-yard pass.
Marvin Jones, Lions – Came up short again, with just a 16-yarder to his credit.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Only managed 20 yards on 3 catches, in my starting lineup.
Willie Snead, Saints – Just 21 yards on 2 balls.
Mike Wallace, Ravens – He got his 21 yards on 4 catches.
Chris Hogan, Patriots – Notched a 22-yard reception.
Tyler Boyd, Bengals – Only 25 yards on 2 catches.
Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos – Limited to a 26-yarder.
Ted Ginn, Panthers – Had just 29 yards on 3 catches.
Jarvis Landry, Dolphins – So did he.
Quincy Enunwa, Jets – Led his team with a 30-yard catch.
Brandon Marshall, Jets – He continued to implode with 2 catches for 28 yards.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Stuck with 4 passes for 31 yards.
Terrelle Pryor, Browns – Had another disappointing day, with 3 receptions for 36 yards.
Tyler Lockett, Seahawks – Caught just 2 passes for 38 yards before exiting with a broken leg.

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