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Week 17 Heroes & Zeros

Posted by Ladd Biro  December 31, 2012 06:07 AM

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This was a great week to start…

QBs
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Amassed 365 yards and 4 TDs with no INTs but 1 fumble.
Drew Brees, Saints – Passed for 396 yards and 4 TDs, with 1 INT.
Eli Manning, Giants – Racked up 5 TDs while passing for a modest 208 yards.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Surgically dismantled the Chiefs for 304 yards and 3 TDs without a turnover.

RBs
Alfred Morris, Redskins – Romped over the Cowboys for 200 yards and 3 TDs, plus 2 catches for 12 more yards.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Crushed the Packers with 199 rushing yards and a TD, plus a 2-yard TD reception.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Raced for 210 yards and a pair of TDs.
Doug Martin, Buccaneers – Ran for 142 yards and a TD, plus 4 receptions for 18 yards.
Stevan Ridley, Patriots – Ran for 74 yards and 2 TDs.
Mike Tolbert, Panthers – Ran for just 25 yards but scored 3 short TDs, and caught a 22 yarder.

WRs
Greg Jennings, Packers – Came back to form with 8 receptions for 120 yards and 2 TDs.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – Had a career day with 8 receptions for 172 yards and 2 TDs.
Andre Johnson, Texans – A dozen catches for 141 yards was sweet for PPR leaguers.
Marques Colston, Saints – His 5 catches resulted in 52 yards and 2 scores.
Reuben Randall, Giants – Caught 4 passes for 58 yards and 2 TDs.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Grabbed 7 balls for 76 yards and 2 TDs.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – He also grabbed 7 balls, and generated 122 yards and a TD.
Michael Floyd, Cardinals – Had the best day of his rookie season with 8 receptions for 166 yards and a TD, plus a fumble.  Too bad nobody owns him.

TEs
Jimmy Graham, Saints – Turned 9 passes into 115 yards and a TD.

D/STs
Titans – Accumulated 7 sacks, 3 INTs, 2 TDs on INTs and 2 more on punt returns.

This was a great week to play against…

QBs
Joe Flacco, Ravens – Made just a token appearance, passing for 34 yards.
Andy Dalton, Bengals – Notched just 78 yards and 1 TD before being yanked early.
Matt Schaub, Texans – Held to 275 yards and no TDs, plus 2 INTs.
Cam Newton, Panthers – Passed for 248 yards and ran for 34, but didn’t score and tossed an INT.

RBs
Ray Rice, Ravens – Got just 5 yards on his 3 carries.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals – Was active, but you wouldn’t know it by his lack of mention in the box score.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Active, but didn’t see the field after mouthing off about auditioning for other teams.
Ryan Grant, Packers – Only 2 yards on 2 carries.
Mark Ingram, Saints – Led his team with 39 rushing yards.
Reggie Bush, Dolphins – Ran for 26 yards and caught 2 passes for 23 yards.
Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers – Combined for just 61 total yards.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Just 53 rushing and 14 receiving yards.
Darren McFadden, Raiders – Underwhelmed again with just 57 rushing yards.

WRs
Torrey Smith, Ravens – Took an early shower, before he could catch a pass.
Hakeem Nicks, Giants – Posted a goose egg.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – So did he.
Miles Austin, Cowboys – Blanked after getting roughed up early.
Brandon Lloyd, Patriots – 9 yards on his only catch.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – 13 yards on 2 passes.  Sadly, it’s what we’ve come to expect.
A.J. Green, Bengals – Just 2 receptions for 26 yards in a cameo appearance.
Danny Amendola, Rams – Another disappointing outcome, with just 27 yards on 4 catches.
Reggie Wayne, Colts – Limited to 40 yards on 4 balls.
Kenny Britt, Titans – Only 21 yards on 2 catches.
Nate Washington, Titans – He got 21 yards on his only catch.
Pierre Garcon, Redskins – Just 46 yards on 3 passes.

TEs
Jermaine Gresham, Bengals – Another no-show.
Scott Chandler, Bills – Blanked by the Jets.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Had a 5-yard reception on the day.
Jacob Tamme, Broncos – Caught a 13 yarder.
Owen Daniels, Texans – Only 27 yards on 3 receptions.

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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