Start em Results:
Eli Manning (NYG): 18/35 for 264 TD INT – I was certainly expecting at least 2-3 TDs from Eli against Philly who he dominated earlier in the year. Giants RB’s could get nothing going, leaving the game in Eli’s hands, but the “elite” QB was only able to throw for 1 TD, while adding a INT.
Carson Palmer (OAK): 17/23 for 164 yards TD / 3 rush 5 yards TD – Palmer had a very good completion percentage and a TD in the win, while also adding a rush TD to help satisfy fantasy owners. Not the biggest day, but not a bad day.
Marshawn Lynch (SEA): 27 carries 88 yards TD / 2 catch 1 yard – The Seahawks fell behind early 7-0 but controlled the game the rest of the way, beating the Rams 24-7. Lynch was once again a huge part of the game plan, running the ball 27 times for 88 and a TD.
Brandon Lloyd (STL): 5 catch 67 yards TD – Lloyd continues to impress me as a Ram catching another TD with decent yardage. As long as the Rams are struggling and playing from behind Lloyd should have lots of opportunities.
Mike Williams (TB): 7 catch 83 yards TD – This was a must score game for Williams in terms of fantasy production. Williams has been hauling in decent yardage through ought the season but Sunday’s TD was only Williams second of the season.
Brent Celek (PHI): 6 catch 60 yards – With Maclin out and Vince Young starting I thought he might have to use Celek quite a bit to keep drives alive. Celek did see a good number of targets, catching 6 passes for 60 yards, but didn’t have the big play or TD I was hoping for.
Sit em Results:
Joe Flacco (BAL): 17/27 for 270 yards and 2TD INT – I expected Baltimore to use Ray Rice ALOT and limit the number of pass attempts. While he kept his attempts under 30, Flacco was able t complete most of them for 270 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Flacco and the Ravens seem to play better against better teams.
Beanie Wells (ARZ): 8 carries for 33 yards LFUM – Arizona was smothered by the 49’ers, resulting in starting QB Jon Skelton being pulled in favour of 3rd stringer Bartel. The results were only 8 carries for Wells, one of which he fumbled away.
Reggie Bush (MIA): 15 carries 32 yards TD – Wasn’t as big of a game as he had been having with Rookie THomas back in the lineup spitting the carries. Bush was able t still capitalize on his touches by cashing in on a touchdown. Bush may be harder to trust with Daniel Thomas back in the line up.
Stevie Johnson (BUF): 2 catch 16 yards – Very modest day for “I’m all about my Bills like I’m Stevie” Johnson, catching only 2 balls for 16 yards. Dolphins top CB Vontae Davis was covering Johnson for most of the day and did not make things easy on him. Johnson had been coming of an injury, something about 2 other Bills WR’s suffered on Sunday.
Torrey Smith (BAL): 6 catch 165 yards TD – Torrey is really becoming a fantasy stud. In a game I thought Baltimore would be conservative with its aerial attack, Flacco completes 6 passes to Torrey for 165 yards and a TD. Smith has 100 less yards than #1WR Boldin, but has 5 TDs to Boldin’s 3.
Jermaine Gresham (CIN): 3 catch 48 yards – Baltimore continues to shutdown opposing TEs, keeping Gresham to just 3 catches even with AJ Green out.
Deep Sleeper Results:
Tyler Palko (KC): 25/35 for 236 yards 3INT – In his first start in the NFL, playing on the road, Palko wasn’t given much of a chance (NE does give up the most yards in the NFL however). Palko struggled from the get go however, throwing 3 INTs without a touchdown before the games end.
Christian Ponder (MIN): 19/33 for 211 yards 2TD 3INT – Ponde threwr the ball a lot in Vikings loss (which included the loss of APete), and was able to complete 19 of them for over 200 yards and 2TDs, pretty decent stats. Ponder did however add 3 INTs to his stat sheet, taking away much of his value.
James Starks (GB): 11 carries 38 yards / 6 catch 53 yards – Tampa Bay kept the game closer than I had expected, limiting the carries I had hoped for Starks as he only ran 13 times for 38 yards. Starks was able to add over 50 yards on 6 catches however giving him a mediocre outing.
Kevin Smith (DET): 16 carries 140 yards 2TD / 4 catch 61 yards TD – I grabbed Smith myself in a few leagues I needed RB help in and oh man did it pay off. Smith had one of the biggest fantasy weeks of the season scoring 3 TDs on over 200 all purpose yards. The matchup was very favorable playing against Carolina, but Smith could be a factor moving forward.
Percy Harvin (MIN): 6 catch 73 yards TD / 5 rush 21 yards – Harvin was his usual self working his butt off all game long. This time it payed off as he was able to cash in on a TD for the first time in a few weeks. APete suffered an ankle injury in the outing and may miss time, meaning even more will be needed from Harvin.
Damian Williams (TEN): 1 catch 16 yards – With Locker taking over as QB with Hasselbeck hurt, Damian Williams was basically a not factor. Nate Washington was hands down Lockers favourite target, gaining over 100 yards with a pair of TDs.
Early Doucet (ARZ): 6 catch 50 yards – Saw a good number of targets and was able to haul in 6 of them for a 50 yards; was unable to grab the TD he has been able to so many times this year. Doucet did lead the team with his 6 receptions.
Tony Scheffler (DET) 2 catch 24 yards TD – After starting off a little slow, Matt Stafford heated up as the game went on finishing with 5 TD passes, including one to TE Tony Scheffler. Hard to trust Scheffler going forward though with Pettigrew healthy.