Start em results:
Mark Sanchez (NYJ): 20/39 for 306 yards TD 2INT – Some decent yardage for Sanchez, but with only 1 TD to his 2 INTs the results definitely could have been better. New England always seems to get thee better when these teams meet for the second time in a season.
Chris Johnson (TEN): 27 carries for 130 yards TD / 4 catch 44 yards – Alright! We all hoped and thought Johnson would have a good game and he did going for 170 all purpose yards and a TD. Johnson owners BEWARE however: it was against Carolina, one of the leagues worst run defences.
Roy Helu (WAS): 6 carries 41 yards / 3 catch 13 yards – a 5 point day for the rookie following his breakout double digit effort. Helu still saw the bulk of the workload which was good to see, but the Skins were stymied running the ball by Miami, an underrated defence, especially against the run.
Brandon Marshall (MIA): 7 catch 98 yards – Another game for Marshall in which he leads his team in receiving yards staying just shy of 100 yards on 7 catches. It’s t bad his team never seems to reward all the grunt work he does and do not target him in the red zone very often.
Lance Moore (NWO): 1 catch 28 yards – Robert Meachem hauled in the TD pass I was expecting for Lance Moore, rather unfortunate. After Colston’s 8 catches and Jimmy Graham’s 7, and 4 catches from two RBs, there were not a whole lot of points to go around. As long as Brees is throwing for 300+ yards a game Lance Moore will continue to get chances to score.
Jeremy Maclin (PHI): 2 catch 6 yards – My list originally had Jackson and Maclin on it expecting Vick to be able to light up the CArdinals secondary. Jackson was then benched for the game for missing a team meeting (rumours have it he wants more money), meaning Maclin would have even more value going into the matchup. In the end however, Vick as terrible, Maclin was hurt twice, while only catching 2 balls. What the Hell is going on in Philly? Im actually looking forward to when Miami plays them now, might just be our best shot at our third win.
Sit em results:
Jay Cutler (CHI): 9/19 for 129 yards / 4 rush 18 yards – Jay didn’t really have to do much work as Matt Forte and co. tok control of the game early and didn’t let up. I expect Jay will need to throw the ball more next week against the Chargers.
Matt Schaub (HOU): 11/15 for 242 yards 2TD – Despite throwing only 15 passes Schaub was able to complete 2 of them for long TDs. Schaub is on BYE next week and will not start the following week possible longer due to an injury.
Brandon Jacobs (NYG): 18 carries 55 yards / 2 catch 18 yards – Pretty much exactly what I expected from the big runner against the stellar SF run stuffers. If Bradshaw is out again next week Jacobs has a MUCH better matchup against the Eagles.
LaGarrette Blount (TB): 10 carries for 34 yards – Tampa Bay fell behind early and played catch up for the rest of the game once again. I seriously question Blount’s value until the Buccs can get their season back on track.
Marshawn Lynch (SEA): 32 rush 109 yards / 5 catch 58 yards – Marshawn Lynch had a BEAST MODE performance against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday; the Ravens seem to play to their competition. It’s hard to count on games like this from the Lynch since his team has a habit of falling behind, but still a very impressive effort against one of the leagues best defences.
Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ): 7 catch 146 yards 2TD – Things I learned in the PHI vs. ARZ game: The Eagles are not play off contenders at all, they are a bunch of skilled players, but they are not a skilled team. I learned that you never sit Larry Fitzgerald, even when Samuel and Asomugha are on the field. Finally, I learned that John Skelton is a better QB than Kevin Kolb, I hope the ARZ brass realize it.
Jabar Gaffney (WAS): 3 catch 37 yards – Gaffney is not as good of a receiver as Santana Moss, not even close. Despite playing from behind almost the whole game, the Skins were only able to complete 3 passes to Gaffney, listed as the #1 receiver.
Deep Sleepers results:
Josh Freeman (TB): 15/33 for 170 yards TD 3INT / 3 rush 25 yards – Freeman’s sophomore slump continued as he finished the match up against Houston with under 200 yards (despite 33 attempts) and 3 INTs. Th Buccs are reeling right now and could really use a comfort game against a soft opponent.
Matt Moore (MIA): 20/29 for 202 yards / 2 rush 14 yards – The Dolphins got their second win in a row and of the season in a 20-9 win over the Redskins. The Dolphins won this game in a very different fashion compared to the KC game where More threw 3 TDs. This time Moore acted as a game manager, keeping drives alive with 202 yards and no INTS; Bush was the bell cow scoring 2 rush TDs.
Ben Tate (HOU): 13 carries 63 yards TD – Houston continues to pound its double headed attack down opponents throats, with Arian Foster going well over 100 yards and a score while Ben Tate added 64 an a TD. With Schaub missing time with an injury in the near future expect the rush attack t be even more focused upon by Houston.
Ben Ogbonnaya (CLE): 19 carries 90 yards / 2 catch 19 yards – After a lacklustre first start in place of Hillis and Haresty, Ogbonnaya was able to to gain 90 yards rushing and another 10 receiving for the Browns, a much better performance. Value will take a huge hit when Hillis or Hardesty is back.
Laurent Robinson (DAL): 3 catch 73 yards 2TD – On only 3 catches the explosive receiver went for 73 yards and 2 TDs. Robinson is striving in the Dallas offence without Austin on the field; as long as Austin is out Robinson will be a good start.
Jordy Nelson (GB): 5 catch 53 yards 2TD – Jordy did me well by cashing in 2 touchdown passes in the Monday Night thrashing of the Vikings. Nelson is quickly cementing himself as a go to option for Aaron Rodgers.
Michael Jenkins (MIN): 3 catch 49 yards – The Vikings struggled all game long scoring a touchdown against the Packers, finishing the game with only one on the day. The Packers tend to give up big plays but QB Ponder couldn’t seem to generate one.