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Week 11 Heroes & Zeros

Posted by Ladd Biro  November 20, 2012 03:12 PM

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This was a great week to start…


QBs
Matt Schaub, Texans – Had a monster game, including 527 yards and 5 TDs.  Who cares about the 2 INTs?
Chad Henne, Jaguars – Came off the bench to have a career day, with 4 TD passes and 354 yards.
Robert Griffin, Jr., Redskins – Passed for 200 yards and 4 TDs, and ran for 84 more yards.
Tom Brady, Patriots – His 331-yard passing day included a trio of TDs.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Notched 3 TDs and 270 passing yards, plus a TD.
Drew Brees, Saints – Just another workmanlike day, with 219 yards and 3 TDs, without a turnover.

RBs
Marcel Reece, Raiders – Rumbled for 103 yards and caught 4 passes for 90 more yards.

WRs
Andre Johnson, Texans – Pulled down 14 receptions for 273 yards and the winning TD. 
Justin Blackmon, Jaguars – His coming-out party included 7 catches for 236 yards and 1 TD.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Had a dozen catches for 145 yards and 1 TD.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – He turned 5 passes into 143 yards and a TD, but lost a fumble.
Julian Edelman, Patriots – Caught 5 passes for 58 yards and a TD, ran for 47 yards and returned a punt for another score.
T.Y. Hilton, Colts – His 6 receptions were good for 100 yards and 2 TDs.
Danario Alexander, Chargers – His 7 receptions amounted to 96 yards and a pair of TDs.
Lance Moore, Saints – Turned his only 2 catches into 53 yards and 2 TDs.

TEs
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots – His 7-reception, 137-yard, 2-TD game ended with a broken arm.
Garrett Graham, Texans – Made a name for himself with 8 receptions for 82 yards and a pair of scores.
Ben Watson, Browns – Scored twice on 4 catches for 47 yards.
Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars – His 3 catches went for 40 yards and his own 2 TDs.

D/STs
Patriots – Scored on 2 INT returns and a punt return, and collected 4 turnovers and a sack.

This was a great week to play against…

QBs
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills – Just 168 passing yards without a score.
Joe Flacco, Ravens – Threw for 164 yards with no TDs.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Passed for 301 yards, but served up 5 INTs.
 
RBs
Rashad Jennings, Jaguars – Lost a yard, and probably his starting job, on 3 carries.
Reggie Bush, Dolphins – Just 20 rushing and 15 receiving yards.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Only 18 yards against the Bucs.
Chris Ivory, Saints – Just 37 yards on the ground.

WRs
Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs – Posted a goose egg after leaving with a neck injury.
Jeremy Maclin, Eagles – Blanked.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles – Turned 2 receptions into 5 yards.
Torrey Smith, Ravens – Caught a 7-yarder.
Pierre Garcon, Redskins – It took him 3 catches to make those 5 yards.
Denarius Moore, Raiders – Just a 9-yard reception.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – One 11-yard catch for the day, which was 4 yards more than Andre Roberts had.
Mike Wallace, Steelers – Held to 26 yards on a pair of receptions, and fumbled one.
Mike Williams, Buccaneers – He had only 29 yards on 3 catches.
Julio Jones, Falcons – His 3 receptions turned into 33 yards.
James Jones, Packers – Also produced 33 yards, but on 2 catches.
Titus Young, Lion – Had a 24-yarder.

TEs
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Just 2 receptions for 17 yards.
Heath Miller, Steelers – His pair of catches produced 22 yards.
Tony Gonzales, Falcons – Only 33 yards on 3 catches.
Dennis Pitta, Ravens – Limited to a single 5- yard reception.

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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