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Week 6 Heroes & Zeros

Posted by Ladd Biro  October 16, 2012 02:18 PM

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This was a great week to start…


QBs
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Passed for 338 yards and 6 monster TDs, without a blemish.
Robert Griffin III, Redskins – Accumulated 182 yards and a TD and INT through the air, and ran for 138 yards and 2 TDs.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Led a comeback for the ages with 309 yards and 3 TDs, plus an INT.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks – Passed for 293 and 3 TDs, and ran for 17 yards, but lost a fumble.

RBs
Shonn Greene, Jets – Rumbled for 161 yards and 3 TDs.  Where did that come from?
Ray Rice, Ravens – Ran for 63 yards and 2 TDs, plus a 43-yard catch and run.

WRs
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Well, look who decided to perform?  Reeled in 13 passes for 95 yards and 2 TDs.
Jordy Nelson, Packers – Collected 9 passes for 121 yards and a TD trifecta.
AJ Green, Bengals – Caught 7 passes for 135 yards and 2 TDs.
Jeremy Maclin, Eagles – Pulled down 6 passes for 130 yards, including a 70-yard score.
Wes Welker, Patriots – Reeled in 10 passes for 138 yards and a TD, despite absorbing 2 monster hits.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – 4 receptions went for 66 yards and 2 TDs.

TEs
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Finally woke up and caught 6 passes for 81 yards and a pair of TDs.

This was a great week to play against…

QBs
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Only 249 passing yards, and 3 INTs erased his lone TD pass.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Passed for 280 yards but coughed up 3 turnovers.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills – Limited to 153 passing yards, without a score.
Alex Smith, 49ers – Threw for 200 yards plus 3 INTs, without a TD.
Matt Schaub, Texans – Passed for 232 yards and no TDs, plus 2 INTs.

RBs
Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers – Caught an 11-yard pass and added 6 rushing yards before leaving with an Achilles injury.
Stevan Ridley, Patriots – Collected just 34 total yards.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Only 40 yards on the ground, plus 2 receptions for 7 yards.
Michael Turner, Falcons – Just 33 rushing yards, and a 6-yard catch.
Trent Richardson, Browns – Exited injured after running for 37 yards and 2 receptions for 17 yards.
Vick Ballard, Colts – Despite the great matchup, had just 25 rushing and 17 receiving yards.
Frank Gore, 49ers – Ran for 36 yards and turned 4 catches into 20 yards.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Ran for 41 yards and caught an 11-yarder.

WRs
Brian Hartline, Dolphins – Posted a goose egg in Miami’s win.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Managed just 20 yards on 4 receptions.
Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs – 3 balls produced 21 yards.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – Only 26 yards on 3 catches.
Jeremy Kerley, Jets – Just 3 receptions for 24 yards.
Miles Austin, Cowboys – Caught 2 passes for 31 yards.

TEs
Jermichael Finley, Packers – On a night when his QB tossed 6 TDs, he captured just 2 passes for 12 yards.


Originally published on the blog Fantasy Fools.

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Ladd Biro was named 2010 "Football Writer of the Year" by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Ladd's nationally syndicated columns have appeared in more than 20 publications -- including the Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Sun-Times and Sporting News magazine -- since 2003. During the NFL season, he can be heard nationwide on Sporting News Radio as host of the weekly "Fantasy Files" program, dispensing his unique blend of wit and wisdom. Since 2009, all his written fantasy content can be found on the Fantasy Fools blog.

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