He’s on Fire!
LeSean McCoy – Shady ran for 185 yards rushing, 15 yards receiving, and a total of 2 touchdowns.
Steven Jackson – Looked rugged and healthy as he ran for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns and he hauled in 4 catches for 34 yards. These are the type of performances that we expect Jackson to have but it seems like its only a couple times a year.
Cam Newton - He almost had a prefect ending to a great game. Newton had 290 yards passing and 3 touchdowns to go along with 53 yards rushing.
Ben Roethlisberger – He had 365 yards and 2 touchdowns against a bad New England secondary. If you bought low on him early in the season, amid all the fantasy pundits doom and gloom of him not lasting the season, kudos to you.
Frank Gore - Ran for 134 yards and a TD most of that coming in the 1st half when he was at 103 and a TD. Him and Steven Jackson must have thought it was 2006 again!
Can’t buy a bucket!
Chris Johnson – Can you say bench player?! CJ had 14 carries for 34 yards (2.4 YPC) and 3 catches for 17 yards. His backup Ringer had 60 yards on 14 carries and 5 catches for 42 yards. Could Ringer be a week 9 waiver wire pickup?
Cowboy’s Trio of Jason Witten, Dez Bryant , and Miles Austin were held in check against the Eagles with all of them held under 30 yards receiving (28/28/27). Tony Romo not getting the ball to Witten was inexcusable.
Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis – Had 5 rushes for 9 yards against the Steelers, as Belichick’s game plan centered mostly around the pass. Fantasy owners were even further baffled as 72 year old Kevin Faulk had more rushing attempts than ‘The Law Firm’. Oh Belichick, just when we were ready to crown Mike Shanahan as ‘Most Evil Head Coach of 2011′. Keep an eye on BJGE’s rushing attempts for next week.
Tim Tebow - As I’ve stated before, he shouldn’t be an NFL QB. Tebow should be moved to the H-Back position. Tebow was 18 of 39 for 171 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He did have 10 rushes for 63 yards. Look for the Broncos to lose often the rest of the year with Tebow behind center. Then in the offseason look for John Elway to use the high 1st round pick on TRUE QB prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft. I can hear it now. Roger Goodell….. With the _ Pick in the the NFL Draft the Denver Broncos select Landry Jones QB, from Oklahoma.
Fantasy Noteworthy Injuries
Montario Hardesty - From bad to worse to getting ugly. Due to injury, Browns have now downgraded running back models to a former practice squad player. Hardesty’s paltry yard per carry was matched by Chris Ogbonnaya’s 3.4 agains the Niners. Hardesty’s calf injury sounds significant enough for Ogbonnaya to get more carries going forward.
Kevin Kolb – Kevin Kolb almost lead a big upset against the Baltimore Ravens. Instead he came up a bit short and was seen on Monday wearing a walk boot. The diagnosis is a turf toe. What looked like a good bye week start, instead looks like a game day inactive for Kolb.
Hakeem Nicks – Sounds like Hakeem Nicks has been battling a myriad of injuries and re-aggravated his hamstring against the Dolphins. At this time, he is day to day. Upgrade all other Giant receivers if Nick can’t suit up this weekend.
UPDATE: Hakeem Nicks is day to day with his hamstring.
Ahmad Bradshaw – A great number 2 running back with deceptive strength and speed. His only weakness is his durablity and that cropped back up against the Dolphins. He is having problems with a surgically repaired foot, making Brandon Jacobs and Danny Ware attractive if on the waiver wire.