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Week 10 Heroes & Zeros

Posted by Ladd Biro  November 13, 2012 03:26 PM

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This was a great week to start…

Joe Flacco, Ravens – Torched the Raiders for 341 yards, 3 TDs and an INT, and ran for a 1-yard score.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Passed for 411 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.
Drew Brees, Saints – Fell short of Ryan’s stats but won the game with 298 yards, 3 TDs and an INT.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Amassed 329 passing yards, 3 TDs, an INT and 13 passing yards.
Andy Dalton, Bengals – His 199 yards wasn’t impressive, but 4 TDs without a turnover is.

Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Ran over the Lions for 171 yards and a TD.
Fred Jackson, Bills – Ran for 80 yards and 2 TDs, plus 4 catches for 35 yards, plus a costly fumble.
Danny Woodhead, Patriots – Scored as a rusher and receiver, with 61 combined yards.

Calvin Johnson, Lions – Pulled down 12 receptions for 207 yards and a TD.  We’ll overlook the fumble.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – Made his only 2 catches count, with 54 yards and 2 TDs.
Torrey Smith, Ravens – So did he, with 67 yards and a pair of TDs.
Jimmy Graham, Saints – Turned 7 passes into 146 yards and a pair of scores.
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons – Reeled in 11 passes for 122 yards and 2 TDs.
Greg Olsen, Panthers – Scored twice on 9 receptions for 102 yards.

Cowboys – Registered 2 sacks, 2 turnovers and 3 scores – on an INT, a fumble and a punt return.
Buccaneers – Amassed 2 sacks, 2 INTs, a blocked punt return TD and an INT return score.

This was a great week to play against…

Eli Manning, Giants – Threw for 215 yards and 2 INTs.
Jay Cutler, Bears – Knocked out after just 40 passing yards, 37 rushing yards and a pair of INTs.
Mark Sanchez, Jets – Just 124 passing yards, no scores and 2 turnovers.
Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins – Just 217 yards, no TDs and 3 INTs against the lowly Titans.
Matt Schaub, Texans – I just needed him one week, while Rodgers was on bye, and he gave me 95 passing yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Knocked out after just 84 passing yards and a TD, plus 14 on the ground.

Michael Turner, Falcons – Just 15 measly yards on 13 carries.
Pierre Thomas, Saints – Came out on the short end of the RB committee, with just 16 total yards.
Taiwan Jones, Raiders – Didn’t get much of an opportunity, running for just 6 yards and catching a 7-yard pass.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Collected 6 rushing and 17 receiving yards.
Rashad Jennings, Jaguars – Could only generate 27 yards on the ground.
Reggie Bush, Dolphins – Ran for 21 yards and only one 8-yard reception, and lost a fumble.
Isaac Redman, Steelers – Returned to his mediocre ways with 21 rushing and 18 receiving yards, with a fumble.
Matt Forte, Bears – Only 39 rushing yards on Sunday night.
Mikel Leshoure, Lions – Ran for just 43 yards.
Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants – Ran for 57 yards and caught 3 passes for 14 yards, and lost a fumble before leaving with an injury.

Devery Henderson, Saints – Posted a goose egg.
Robert Meachem, Chargers – Caught an 8-yard pass.
Eric Decker, Broncos – 2 receptions went for 15 yards.
Steve Smith, Panthers – Caught a 19-yarder.
T.Y. Hilton, Colts – Ran for 30 yards, but didn’t catch a single pass.
Victor Cruz, Giants – His 3 catches were good for just 26 yards.
Emmanuel Sanders – Just 2 catches for 30 yards in his starting role.
Miles Austin, Cowboys – Caught 2 passes for 32 yards.
Andre Johnson, Texans – Just 4 catches for 35 yards.
Kenny Britt, Titans – He got just 36 yards on 2 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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