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Week 7 Heroes & Zeros

Posted by Ladd Biro  October 23, 2012 02:56 PM

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This was a great week to start…

QBs
Drew Brees, Saints – Kept the good times rolling with 377 yards, and 4 TDs plus an INT.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Passed for 342 yards and 3 TDs, without a turnover.
Josh Freeman, Bucs – Passed for 420 yards and 3 TDs, without a blemish.
Robert Griffin III, Redskins – Accumulated 258 yards and 2 TDs through the air, and ran for 89 yards, but lost 2 turnovers.

RBs
Chris Johnson, Titans – Finally looked like CJ2K again, with 195 rushing yards and 2 TDs.
Arian Foster, Texans – Raced for 98 yards and 2 TDs.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Rumbled for 153 yards and a score.
Fred Jackson, Bills – Ran for 71 yards and caught 8 passes for 49 yards and a TD.

WRs
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Reeled in 7 passes for 216 yards and a TD.
Santana Moss, Redskins – Turned just 3 passes into 67 yards and 2 TDs.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Hauled in 7 passes for 131 yards and a score.
Jordy Nelson, Packers – He had 8 receptions for 122 yards and a TD.
Randall Cobb, Packers – His 8 catches went for 89 yards and 2 TDs.

TEs
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots – Scored twice on 6 catches for 78 yards.

D/STs
Texans – Accumulated 4 sacks, 3 turnovers, a safety, a 52-yard INT return TD and held the Ravens to 13 points.

This was a great week to play against…

QBs
Christian Ponder, Vikings – Passed for a paltry 58 yards, with 1 TD vs. 2 INTs.

RBs
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Ran for a whopping 4 yards.
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars – Left with a foot injury after rushing for 6 yards.
Trent Richardson, Browns – Just 19 combined yards in the first half, then was bench for “ineffectiveness.”
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers – Ran for 35 yards and caught 3 short passes for 11 more.
Ray Rice, Ravens – You can’t hope for much better when playing Rice than 42 rushing yards and 12 receiving yards on 5 catches.

WRs
Brandon Lloyd, Patriots – Caught a 6-yard pass.
Jerome Simpson, Vikings – He caught an 8-yarder.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Active despite groin injury, it was hard to tell as he caught 2 passes for 14 yards.
Anquan Boldin, Ravens – Limited to 24 yards on 3 balls.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – His 4 catches went for 29 yards.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – 2 catches produced 32 yards.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – He took 4 receptions to make 31 yards.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Limited to 3 catches for 34 yards.
Torrey Smith, Ravens – Just 41 yards on 4 receptions.

TEs
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Blanked on Thursday night.
Kyle Rudolph, Vikings – Also posted a goose egg.
Fred Davis, Redskins – Caught a 13-yard pass before leaving with an Achilles injury.

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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