HE’S ON FIRE
Vince Young, Titans – Had his best game of his career throwing for 400 yards and a touchdown against a bad Patriots secondary.
Tom Brady, Patriots – Puts up big numbers (361 yards and 3 touchdowns) against a Eagles defense that was suppose to be tough against the pass.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills – Did he just do that against the Jets? After several weeks of being worthy of a waiver wire drop, Fitzpatrick passed for 3 touchdowns and 264 yards.
Drew Brees, Saints – Would’ve been on the top of our list with a bullet, but this is called ‘Sunday Double Takes’ for a reason. Brees had 5 total touchdowns and scored 36 points in 50/50 scoring.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Beanie was running wild on Sunday. Going for 228 and a touchdown. Let’s see if he can keep it going for the playoff push.
Chris Johnson, Titans – His second 100+ rushing performance out of the last three weeks. Johnson racks up 190 rushing yards against the Bucs. Is this the CJ that everyone thought they were drafting as the #3/#4 RB in Fantasy Football this year? If you bought low on CJ in a trade this could be the breakout performance that you’ve been waiting for.
Roy Helu, Redskins – The rookie goes off for 108 yards rushing, 54 yards receiving and a touchdown. Will Shanny keep giving him the ball or out think himself and name Evan Royster the starter next week?
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Now six straight games with a touchdown. Like Beanie Wells, Marshawn Lynch gets pummeled by the fantasy football critics when he doesn’t rush 100 yards and a score. He totaled 134 yards and a score.
Deangelo Williams, Panthers – Looked good with his 69 yards and 2 touchdowns. Had a goal line carry for one of the scores. Williams has a nice matchup against the Buccaneers next week.
Wes Welker, Patriots – The best slot receiver in the leagues goes for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns. Brady’s favorite target has another big game.
Roddy White, Falcons – White hauled in 10 catches (PPR STUD) for 120 yards and a touchdown.
Reggie Wayne, Colts – I thought he retired. Wayne racks up 122 yards and a touchdown. First game since week 1 that he went over 100 yards and had a touchdown
CAN’T BUY A BUCKET
Matthew Stafford, Lions – Maybe his finger is really bothering him or maybe he is just not that good if he can’t connect with Calvin Johnson deep. Stafford finished with 3 picks and salvaged a respectable fantasy score by throwing a touchdown late in the game.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Same applies here, was it the thumb or was this Big Ben playing down to the competition again? Big Ben has put up some stinkers in the past against bad teams, which probably is why he’ll never get serious consideration as a top 5 fantasy quarterback. Roethlisberger had only 193 passing yards and one touchdown against the same Chiefs defense which gave up 3 passing touchdowns to Matt Moore.
Jordy Nelson, Packers – It’s hard to criticize Nelson, who is having a dream season, but he has been so red hot, we did a double take when he fizzled against the Lions. He was targeted more than Greg Jennings, but only had 4 catches for 26 yards.
Mike Wallace, Steelers – Wallace got in a shoving match with some Chiefs before the game even started. You wonder if that rattled him. He dropped a pass in the end zone and couldn’t come up with a catchable deep ball in the second half. He finished the game with 2 catches for 17 yards. Prior to that, he was probably the least boom bust of the top receivers in 2011.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles – He’s a guy who has so much talent, he can turn it around, like next week. But it’s hard to wait on Jackson, who dropped two touchdowns against the Patriots. The emotional receiver has seen a big drop in his production this year.
Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers – All the big Steelers players disappointed on Sunday night. Against a bad run defense, Mendenhall had 17 carries for 57 yards. Mendenhall only earns his RB1 status when he gets his rushing touchdowns. Look for him to bounce back in the fantasy playoffs.
Matt Forte, Bears – There were probably a few more guys we could have put on this list, but Forte disappointed fantasy owners this weekend. It’s hard to count on his touchdowns, because he doesn’t get many goal line looks, but now he’s losing out on some passing downs too? Forte totaled a respectable 81 total yards, but had only 12 carries compared to Marion Barber’s 10. We’ll see if this is a trend or just a one game blip.