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Week 13 Heroes & Zeros

Posted by Ladd Biro  December 4, 2012 02:15 PM

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This was a great week to start…

Cam Newton, Panthers – Threw for 232 yards and 3 TDs, and ran for 78 yards, with no turnovers.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Had 3 INTs, but made up for it with 391 yards and 4 TDs.
Tony Romo, Cowboys – Had a TD hat trick and 303 passing yards.

Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Rushed for a whopping 210 yards and 1 TD, plus a 10-yard reception.
Bryce Brown, Eagles – Ran for 169 yards and 2 TDs, plus 4 passes for 14 yards, with another  fumble.

Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Gathered 8 receptions for 99 yards and 2 TDs.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Took 6 passes for 98 yards and 2 TDs.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Caught 13 passes for 171 yards and a TD.
Brandon Marshall, Bears – Made PPR leaguers happy with 10 receptions for 165 yards.
Steve Smith, Panthers – Tallied 120 yards and a TD on just 5 receptions.
Donnie Avery, Colts – Turned 5 receptions into 91 yards and a pair of TDs.
Wes Welker, Patriots – Caught a dozen passes for 103 yards and a TD.
Josh Gordon, Browns – Hauled in 6 passes for 116 yards and 1 TD.
Pierre Garcon, Redskins – Caught 8 balls for 106 yards and a TD.

Brandon Myers, Raiders – Caught 14 catches for 130 yards and a TD.
Heath Miller, Steelers – His 5 catches produced 97 yards and a score.

This was a great week to play against…

Drew Brees, Saints – Had a career-worst game, passing for 341 yards with 5 INTs and no scores.

Rashad Jennings, Jaguars – Only 20 rushing yards before exiting with a concussion.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Just 22 yards on the ground.

Santana Moss, Redskins – Shut out on Monday night.
Ryan Broyles, Lions – Knocked out for the season after catching a 3-yard pass.
Jordy Nelson, Packers – Just one 10-yard reception before leaving with an injury.
Brandon LaFell, Panthers – Only 14 yards on 2 catches, before injuring his foot.
Julian Edelman, Patriots – Only 13 yards on his sole reception. Then he got hurt.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Grabbed 2 balls for 17 yards.
Roddy White, Falcons – Had a 20-yarder.
Brandon Lloyd, Patriots – He had a 10-yarder.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – The disaster continues, with a 23-yard reception.
Torrey Smith, Ravens – Had another bad night against the Steelers, with just 33 yards on 3 catches.
Denarius Moore, Raiders – Held to 31 yards on 2 passes.
Jeremy Maclin, Eagles – Just 38 yards on 3 receptions.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – 58 receiving yards wasn’t awful in his return from injury, but the INT he tossed on a trick play was.

Vernon Davis, 49ers – Caught 2 passes for 15 yards.

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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