Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:27
Cam Newton - With his third straight strong performance, last year's first overall pick led the Panthers to a upset victory against the Falcons. Cam passed for 287 yards and 2 TDs, but his biggest contribution was on the ground with 116 rushing yards and a rushing TD. He was like two really good players on Sunday.
Nick Foles - The rookie 3rd round pick stepped up his game in a big way this week with 381 yards passing and 2 TDs. The Eagles appear to be committed to Foles even if Vick is ever cleared to play again this year.
Marshawn Lynch - Carrying the ball just 11 times, Lynch did a TON of damage in fantasy land. In those 11 touches (all rushes), Lynch piled up 128 yards and 3 TDs.
Adrian Peterson - Remember back in August when people were passing on AP in the first few rounds because of his injury from last year? This just goes to show what preseason ranks mean. AP ran for another 154 yards and scored 2 TDs in a win over the Bears. He currently sits with 1600 yards with at St Louis, at Houston and Green Bay at home left on the schedule. AP2K?
Knowshon Moreno - Willie McGahee's injury has really helped Moreno not only become relevant again, but fantasy relevant. Against the Raiders, Moreno ran the ball 32 times for 119 yards and a TD. Cleveland, Baltimore and KC left on the schedule, he should have a nice strong finish for the fantasy playoffs.
Ahmad Bradshaw - Against the Saints, who have probably the worst defense in the world right now, this was supposed to be a huge game for Bradshaw. Well, unfortunately, he injured his knee after just 11 carries and his 11 carries were not nearly as good as Marshawn Lynch's. He's questionable to return next week.
Andrew Luck - Up and down we go with Luck. Both the player and fortune. After a huge week last week, Luck finished with just 196 yards passing 1 TD and 2 INT against the Titans. Amazingly enough though, the Colts did manage to win the game.
Bryce Brown - After two surprisingly good games, Bryce surprised us again, but not in a good way. 12 carries, 6 yards. Hmmm... on the plus side he didn't fumble. So there's always that.
Greg Jennings - Well he's back, but he may as well still be on the sidelines. Jennings turned in another forgetable performance on Sunday against the Lions. Rodgers go-to-guy caught just 1 pass for 27 yards.
Arizona Cardinals - After going 4-0, the Cardinals have lost 9 straight. The most recent one a 58-0 loss to division rival Seattle. 4 INTs, 4 lost fumbles, 154 yards total for the entire game. Larry Fitzgerald caught one pass for 2 yards despite being targeted 11 times. I couldn't make up worse numbers. Seriously.