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Week 15 Heroes & Zeros

Posted by Ladd Biro  December 18, 2012 03:23 PM

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This was a great week to start…


QBs
Russell Wilson, Seahawks – Hogged most of the glory for himself, with 205 passing yards, 92 rushing yards and 4 combined TDs.
Drew Brees, Saints – Shellacked the Bucs with 307 yards and 4 TDs.
Colin Kaepernick, 49ers – Passed for 216 yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT, and ran for 28 yards.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Threw for 291 yards and 3 TDs with zero turnovers.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Passed for 270 yards and a TD trifecta, without a turnover.
Sam Bradford, Rams – Tossed 3 TD passes along with 377 yards and an INT.

RBs
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Rumbled for an extraordinary 212 yards and 1 TD.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Notched 3 TDs while running for 67 yards.
Alfred Morris, Redskins – Ran for 87 yards and a pair of TDs.
Danny Woodhead, Patriots – Rushed for 61 yards and 2 TDs, and added 5 catches for 23 yards.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Ran for 93 yards and caught 2 passes for 51 yards and a score.

WRs
James Jones, Packers – Took 5 passes to generate 60 yards and 3 TDs.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – Snared 7 passes for 107 yards and a pair of TDs.
Julio Jones, Falcons – Hauled in 6 passes for 74 yards and 2 TDs.
Andre Johnson, Texans – Collected 11 passes for 151 yards and a TD.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Caught 8 balls for 133 yards and a score.
Brandon Lloyd, Patriots – A PPR league hero with 10 catches for 190 yards.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Also made PPR leaguers happy with 10 receptions for 121 yards.

TEs
Dennis Pitta, Ravens – Tallied 125 yards and 2 TDs on 7 receptions.
Aaron Hernandez, Patriots – Hauled in 10 passes for 92 yards and a TD.
Heath Miller, Steelers – Turned 7 passes into 92 yards and a score.

D/STs
Cardinals – Accumulated 2 sacks, 4 turnovers, 2 defensive TDs and held Detroit to 10 points.

Ks
Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders – Connected on field goals of 20, 30, 41, 50 and 57 yards.

This was a great week to play against…

QBs
Josh Freeman, Buccaneers – Passed for 279 yards, but turned it over 5 times, with no TDs to offset the fiasco.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Couldn’t get it going despite 50 pass attempts, with 246 yards and 3 INTs.
Eli Manning, Giants – Tossed 2 picks and just 161 yards, without a TD.
Carson Palmer, Raiders – Didn’t turn it over, but didn’t score either, and passed for only 182 yards.

RBs
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Just 10 yards on 9 carries, plus 3 catches for 18 yards.
Stevan Ridley, Patriots – Not a part of the game plan, with just 23 yards on the night, and a fumble.
Ryan Mathews, Chargers – Limited to 30 total yards before breaking his clavicle (again).
Ray Rice, Ravens – Held to a season-low 41 combined yards.
Doug Martin, Buccaneers – Only 35 combined yards.
Bryce Brown, Eagles – Just 45 total yards.
Alex Green, Packers – Ran for 35 yards and held to 6 yards on 2 catches.

WRs
Danario Alexander, Chargers – Blanked by the Panthers.
Andrew Hawkins, Bengals – Shut out by the Eagles.
Anquan Boldin, Ravens – Skunked.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders – Yup.  Him too.
Brandon LaFell, Panthers – Played, but held catchless.
Kenny Britt, Titans – Just a 7 yarder in primetime.
Jeremy Kerley, Jets – Caught an 11 yarder.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Only 13 yards on 4 passes.
Torrey Smith, Ravens – Caught a 14-yard pass before exiting with a concussion.
Reggie Wayne, Colts – Took him 3 balls to accumulate 14 yards.
Roddy White, Falcons – Limited to 16 yards on 2 balls.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Just 15 yards on 3 receptions.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Ruined by rotten QB play again, with just 22 yards on 4 catches.
Hakeem Nicks, Giants – He managed 40 yards on his 3 receptions.
Josh Gordon, Browns – Only 27 yards on 3 catches against one of the league’s softest pass defenses.
Malcom Floyd, Chargers – Had 39 yards on 2 receptions.

TEs
Jacob Tamme, Broncos – Shut out.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Collected a 10 yarder.
Martellus Bennett, Giants – Caught a 15-yard pass.

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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