Start em Results:
Philip Rivers (SD): 19/26 for 310 3TD INT – Rivers got the Chargers off to a lead early and they held on the rest of the game for the win. Their rumours that Rivers may support Norv Turner with the team considering a replacement. The Chargers have been a much better team since Rivers was able to regain control of his aim. once again the Chargers dug themselves too deep of a hole early in the season to be able t dig out of it.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF): 29/46 307 2TD 4INT / 5 rush 36 yards – Fitz was off to a great start in the first half with over 220 yards and a pair of TDs. But late second quarter and continuing threw the second half Tom Brady started getting hot while Fitz got cold. He would only throw for another 100 yards while compiling 4 INT before the games end.
Frank Gore (SF): Frank Gore did not play in week 17 against St Louis. Kendall Hunter got 16 carries with Gore out and was able to mass 76 rushing yards while adding 2 catches for 11 yards.
Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX): 25 rush 169 yards – Another valient effort from MJD, by far the best player on the Jacksonville squad. Another huge workload of 25 rushes, with an average of 6.8 yards per carry. With the 169 yard performance Jones-Drew secured himself the 2011-2012 season rushing title with a total of 1606 yards.
Percy Harvin (MIN): 10 catch 115 / 5 rush 13 yards TD – A very active day for Harvin as I expected, hauling in 10 catches while adding a 5-yard TD run in the first quarter to get things started. I love Harvin as a player and believe he will continue to be a focal point of the Viking’s offence in the next few years.
Stevie Johnson (BUF): 4 catch 40 yards TD – Can’t really complain about a 40 yards effort with a TD, but the way New England has been allowing yards, I did want a bit more from Johnson… Until next year.
Malcolm Floyd (SD): 7 catch 127 yards TD – Another good performance from Floyd, who now has back to back 100 yards efforts. He was sitting on a decent 80 yards until he brought down a 42-yard TD pass from Rivers in the 4th quarter to really give him a great fantasy day.
Brandon Pettigrew (DET): 7 catch 116 yards – A good performance from Pettigrew who was targeted a number of times hauling in 7 of them for over 100 yards. Scheffler in the constant annoyance though, taking crucial red zone targets including a 12-yard Schleffer TD in this game.
Sit em Results:
Joe Flacco (BAL): 15/19 130 TD – Pretty much what I expected from Joe, attempting only 19 passes while Ray Rice rushed 20+ times for 191 yards and a pair of TDs. This is the formula that Baltimore will want to use in the playoffs if they want to control and win games.
Matt Moore (MIA): 22/32 for 135 TD 2INT – Moore threw more passes than I thought he would have too, but with Reggie Bush ruled out for the game he ended up throwing 32 passes. Moore complete 22 of the 32 attempts but mainly short gains as he totalled only 130 yards on the day while adding a pair of INTs.
Shonn Greene (NYJ): 14 rush 55 yards – Playing against a stiff Dolphins defence and split carrie evenly with Tomlinon made for a rather quiet day for Greene.
Steven Jackson (STL): 16 rush 76 yards / 1 catch 15 yards – Can’t expect much more than this against this elite 49’ers rush defence, specially when your team is playing from behind the whole game.
DeSean Jackson (PHI): 4 catch 86 yards TD – Jackson had a quiet game until the fourth quarter when his fantasy day was saved by a 62 yard TD pass from Vick. Jackson loves having that one big play and burned me with one here.
Antonio Brown (PIT): 6 catch 90 yards / 72 return yards – Ben Roethlisberger ended up getting the start which was good news for Brown who ended up with 90 yards receiving while Mike Wallace had 1 catch for 11 yards.
Vernon Davis (SF): 8 catch 118 yards – I was wrong about this one, Vernon wa active though out the game finishing with 8 catches for 118 yards and looking much more like the Vernon Davis of last year.
Deep Sleeper Results:
Kyle Orton (KC): 15/29 180 – Not the kind of effort I was hoping for, but what I should have expected. I pretty boring game that ended up as a 7-3 win for KC. Both QB’s combined for 240 yards passing.
Matt Flynn (GB): 31/44 480 yards 6TD 1INT – What can I really say about Matt Flynn in week 17. He led his team to a 45 point win over the Lions while setting a few team records, all in his first start of the season after watching Aaron Rodgers have the amazing season he is having. Cheers to you if you played Flynn, sorry if you played against him. There will certainly be a considerable amount of interest in Flynn come the offseason, when a number of teams realize he is better than their current starters.
Evan Royster (WAS): 20 rush 113 yards / 5 catch 52 yards – Royster capitalized on the opportunity to start the game rushing for over 100 yards on the game while adding another 50 in the air on only 5 catches.
Toby Gerhart (MIN): 15 rush 67 yards – Not a bad day for Gerhart but I had hoped he might be able t get a short yardage TD, not this time though.
Ben Tate (HOU): 16 rush 97 yards TD / 4 catch 24 yards – A big day for Tate with Foster being rested. Tate gained just under 100 yards on only 16 carries while adding 24 more yards in the air. T.J. Yates was injured in the game so the run game may be featured even more in the Texans play off future.
Vincent Brown (SD): Vincent Jackson played, Brown held catch-less.
Randall Cobb (GB): Did Not Play; I guess they want the rookie return man and wideout ready to go for the play offs.
Jared Cook (TEN): 4 catch 63 yards – Hasselbeck threw for almost 300 yards and Cook was second on the team with 4 catches for 63 yards. Hasselbeck was spreading the ball around quite a big hitting 3 different receiver 4 times, and 2 others 3 times each.
Injuries: Rashard Mendenhall (PIT) – T.J. Yates (HOU) –