Start em Results:
Eli Manning (NYG): 20/39 for 250 yards 2TD INT / 3 rush 11 yards – Outplayed Tom Brady on Sunday, throwing for 250 yards and 2 TD’s on the day. Just like in the 08′ Superbowl Manning led his team on a game ending drive resulting in a game winning TD throw to TE Jake Ballard. Manning is having a great year and should be started weekly.
Philip Rivers (SD): 26/46 for 385 yards 4TD 3INT – Another loss for the chargers and 3 more INTs to Philip Rivers total. Despite the turnovers Rivers still had a decent day and even better one in fantasy. At the end of the game Rivers had thrown for 385 and 4TDs. Rivers still seems to be struggling, perhaps he misses Darren Sproles.
Jackie Battle (KC): 14 carries 40 yards / 1 catch 9 yards – Miami over the chiefs by a score of 31-3 was the upset of the week by far. As a hardcore Dolphins fan I LOOVED it!! Miami has a pretty stiff run defence as i mentioned in the Start em post, but since KC was losing almost the whole game, he did not get as many carries as I had anticipated.
LaGarrette Blount (TB): 13 carries 72 yards / 2 catch 8 yards – Tampa was outplayed by the Saints all day long resulting in a lot more passes than I had hoped for for Freeman and less carries for Blount. Still, a pretty good yardage total for only 13 carries.
Julio Jones (ATL): 3 catch 131 yards 2TD – Huge day for the rookie back from his hamstring injury. He only had 3 catches, but one one is a 50 yard TD and another is an 80 yard TD then its not a problem. His diving 50-yard TV grab was incredible.
Brandon Lloyd (STL): 5 catch 80 yards – Lloyd was agan able to gain a decent yardage total as a member of the Rams, but unable to score. Sam Bradford was back at QB for the Rams but he continues to score points in his 2nd year as the Rams QB. Still, the Rams are struggling and will need to throw the ball a good amount in the future, hopefully Bradford and Lloyd will develop a great relationship.
Victor Cruz (NYG): 6 catch 91 yards – Did not catch a TD this week but was still the Giants leading reciever hauling in 6 passes for 91 yards. TD’s were grabbed by Manningham and Ballard. Cruz continues to develop as one of the leagues top young wideouts.
Owen Daniels (HOU): 3 catch 32 yards – Wasn’t much room for WR’s and TE’s in this Houston matchup with Foster and Tate each rushing for 100 yards and a TD. With the strength of the running game and fellow TE Joel Dreessen catching TD’s, value for Daniels is very limited.
Sit em Results:
Josh Freeman (TB): 27/37 for 281 yards TD / 3 rush 8 yards – Playing from behind for most of the game resulting in Freeman throwing 37 passes before the end of the day. Despite all those attempts he was only able to gain 281 yards and 1TD. I had my doubts about Freeman as a fantasy QB this season and I still do.
Tim Tebow (DEN): 10/21 for 124 2TD / 12 rush 118 yards – 100 yards passing with 2 TDs and another 100 yards on the ground, definitely a pretty good fantasy day for Tebow. He actually looked pretty good when throwing the ball as well. It’s hard for me to judge this guy, but with his style, it’s not hard to think he will be able to maintain being a quality FANTASY QB.
Rashard Mendenhall (PIT): 13 carry 52 yards TD – Despite only getting 13 carries in the game Mendenhall was able to rush for 50 yards, averaging 4 yards per carry against a stout Baltimore defence. Wont be seeing Rashard on my sit list any time soon.
Ryan Torain (WAS): 1 carry 2 yards / 1 catch 7 yards – Almost a non factor in the loss. Rookie RB Roy Helu was the focus of the Redskins offence through out the game. For all we know though Torain will play next week and rush for 100 yards.
Roy Helu (WAS): 14 carries 41 yards LFum / 14 catch 104 yards – 41 yards on 14 carries with a lost fumble, but had a full fantasy outing in the air catching 14 passes for more than 100 yards. QB John Beck dropped passes off the talented young runner early and often.
Reggie Wayne (IND): 4 catch 30 yards – As long as Painter is playing QB I will be looking for other options. The Colts were able to score 7 points against Atlanta, a defensive touchdown…
Steve Johnson (BUF): 3 catch 84 yards – Had a very tough assignment on Sunday being blanketed by Darrelle Revis. Johnson actually played very well, breaking away from Revis more than once for a large gain.
Deep Sleeper Results:
Carson Palmer (OAK): 19/33 for 332 yards 3TD 3INT / 5 rush 3 yards – Still struggled at times throwing 3 INTs, but was able to add 332 yards and 3 TDs, making for a good fantasy outing. Certainly looked much better than the Palmer we saw 2 weeks ago.
Michael Bush (OAK): 19 carries 96 yards / 2 catch 33 yards TD – With McFadden out Bush was the bell cow the Raiders on Sunday. Bush responded for fantasy owners by rushing the ball 19 times for 96 yards and adding 33 yards with a TD in the air. One week plug and play won;t be serviceable when McFadden is back.
Javon Ringer (TEN): 4 carries 11 yards / 1 catch 14 yards – Chris Johnson decided to wait until I put Javon Ringer on my sleepers list to finally play a good game. Johnson was able to total over 100 yards combined in the air and on the ground while Ringer was left with just 4 carries.
Brandon Jacobs (NYG): 18 carries 72 yards TD / 4 catch 28 yards – With Bradshaw limited Jacobs saw tons of action carrying the ball 18 times for 72 yards and a TD. Jacobs was also able to haul in 4 catches for 28 yards giving him 100 yards on the day.
Jon Baldwin (KC): 1 catch 12 yards – Despite playing from behind the entire game Baldwin saw very limited targets. I guess its back to the bench for Baldwin until KC shows they will use him more.
Doug Baldwin (SEA): 3 catch 31 yards – QB Tavaris Jackson completed 17 passes in the game, no more than 3 to any one receiver. With this slow of an offence and that many receivers catching balls their is not much value on this squad besides Sydney Rice, who is still questionable.
Week 9 injuries; check their status through the week: Miles Austin (DAL) – Greg Salas (STL) – Gerald McCoy (TB) – Frank Gore (SF) –