In week 10, eleven of the sixteen games played were decided by 7 points or more. To put it simply, there were a few blowouts. One of the outputs that come out of blowout games are poor quarterback play. We listed 4 but didn’t include the likes of Josh Freeman, Matt Cassel, Rex Grossman, and Colt McCoy. With poor quarterback play fantasy defenses scoring goes up. We’ll single out the Bears defense which scored 33 points in ESPN’s standard 50/50 scoring. But the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans also scored 15 or more points this week. A good reminder to start picking up defenses with great match-ups down the stretch.
He’s on Fire!
Tom Brady, Patriots -– Brady had a great performance against one of the toughest NFL defenses in the league, ending up with 329 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Drew Brees and Matt Ryan had a shoot out in their match-up, resulting in an overtime thriller. Both went well over 300 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Honorable Mention: Aaron Rodgers threw 4 touchdowns, but we held him back from the top of the list for his weak ass 250 yard performance. We kid, we kid. Another great game for A-Rodg.
Arian Foster, Texans -– Foster had another big day rushing for 84 yards and a touchdown and he picked up another 102 yards and a touchdown as a receiver.
Chris Johnson, Titans -– CJ finally had a legit big game! 130 yards and a touchdown rushing to go along with 44 yards receiving. All the CJ owners hope this is just the start.
Michael Bush, Raiders -– With DMC out Bush got the spotlight and showed what he can do. He broke a Bo Jackson Raider rushing record. Bush racked up 157 yards rushing and 1 touchdown to go along with 85 yards receiving.
DeMarco Murray, Cowboys – Every week he just keeps amazing. Piling up big junk time yards this week with 171 total yards and a touchdown. However, it sounds like DeMarco Murray has to do this for 5 more years before head coach – I mean owner – I mean Skelator – Jerry Jones is convinced he should start over Felix Jones.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals -– Fitz was going against one of the best cornerback tandems in the league and still came away with 7 catches for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns. As Dan Lehto would say, “Always start your studs”.
Denarius Moore, Raiders -– The rookie had a great game, hauling in 5 catches for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns. Moore also had one of the best catches of the year on a 33 yard finger tip touchdown reception.
Laurent Robinson, Cowboys -– Filling in for Miles Austin, Robinson had 3 catches for 73 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots -– 8 catches for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns is a great game for an All Pro wide receiver, much less than a tight end.
Can’t buy a bucket!
Cam Newton, Panthers – He had a bad game. His first game where he really looked like a turnover prone rookie. Look for him to bounce back next week.
Michael Vick, Eagles -– I’ll give Vick a little slack after I heard he played all but 2 plays with broken ribs. The question is how will he hold up since he takes a lot more hits than Romo did with a similar injury.
Matthew Stafford, Lions – Even with broken fingers, Stafford looked like he was forcing into coverage – even after the 2 interception touchdown returns. He looked like the kid at the arcade that only knows one combo move (in this, chuck it up to Megatron). He threw over 320 yards, but finished with four picks. Will this become a trend if he’s not going to be sidelined?
Dishonorable mentions – Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills
LaGarrette Blount, Buccaneers -– Blount was held to 34 yards on 10 carries against the Texans.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots –8 carries for 8 yards is horrible even against a tough defense.
Vincent Jackson, Chargers -– After having a huge game in week 9, VJax coming back with his ugliest outing this year. He hauled in 1 catch for 22 yards.
Owen Daniels, Texans – The most overrated fantasy tight end AGAIN is Owen Daniels. He caught 3 passes for 31 yards against a bad Bucs defense. Even without Andre Johnson, this guy doesn’t step up consistently. It used to be he didn’t catch touchdowns, now he just doesn’t catch passes.