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Week 9 Heroes & Zeros

Posted by Ladd Biro  November 6, 2012 03:38 PM

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This was a great week to start…

Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Passed for 218 yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT, and ran for 33 yards.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Bombed Miami for a rookie record 433 yards and 2 TDs, without a turnover.
Jay Cutler, Bears – Connected on 3 TD passes, plus 229 yards and a fumble.
Carson Palmer, Raiders – Threw 3 picks, but passed for 414 yards and 4 TDs.

Doug Martin, Bucs – Had a monster game with 251 rushing yards and 4 TDs, plus 4 catches for 21 yards for good measure.
Mikel Leshoure, Lions – Rumbled for 70 yards and 3 TDs.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Ran over the Seahawks for 182 yards and 2 TDs, adding 3 receptions for 11 yards.

Brandon Marshall, Bears – Reeled in 9 passes for 122 yars and a TD trifecta.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Scored twice while catching 8 balls for 99 yards.
Randall Cobb, Packers – Caught 3 passes for 37 yards and 2 TDs, and ran for 29 additional yards.

Brandon Myers, Raiders – Hauled in 8 passes for 59 yards and 2 TDs.

Bears – What else is new?  Collected 2 sacks and 5 turnovers, and scored on a blocked punt and an interception.

This was a great week to play against…

Matt Stafford, Lions – Passed for a healthy 285 yards without a turnover, but added no scores.
Robert Griffin III, Redskins – Passed for 215 yards and ran for 53, but had no scores.
Eli Manning, Giants – Threw for 125 yards and an INT.

Donald Brown, Colts – Was active, but barely; with only a 7-yard reception to show for his day.
Darren McFadden, Raiders – Left with an ankle injury after just 17 rushing yards.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Ran for 39 yards and caught 3 passes for 27 more.
Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants – Ran for 48 yards, and that’s it.
Ryan Mathews, Chargers – Just 67 rushing yards plus 2 receptions for 5 yards.
Willis McGahee, Broncos – Ran for 66 yards and caught a 4-yarder.

Jordy Nelson, Packers – Injured his ankle on his first and only target.
Santana Moss, Redskins – Caught a 2-yard pass.
Hakeem Nicks, Giants – Finished with a 10-yard catch.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – He had a 15-yarder.
Titus Young, Lions – Only 20 yards on 2 receptions.
Jeremy Maclin, Eagles – Just 2 catches for 28 yards.
Stevie Johnson, Bills – Held to 29 yards on 3 catches.
Percy Harvin, Vikings – Ran for 24 yards but only added 10 receiving yards on 2 catches, and lost a fumble, before exiting with an injury.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Just 19 yards on 2 catches before leaving with a sprained ankle.

Jermichael Finley, Packers – After his heart-to-heart with Rodgers, he was rewarded with a 6-yard catch.
Jared Cook, Titans – Identical results as Finley, without the heart-to-heart.
Brandon Pettigrew, Lions – Only an 11-yarder for the day.

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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