If I had told you this morning to pick up Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski and start him over Colts QB Peyton Manning, you would have thought I was crazy.
Crazy like a fox!
Gradkowski scored 32 fantasy points in the Raiders’ shocking 27-24 win over the Steelers.
No that’s not a misprint, Bruce Gradkowski scored 32 fantasy points. Really. He completed 20 of 33 passes for 308 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. That’s twice as many as Manning, who finished with a mediocre 16 points.
That’s right, Gradkowski scored twice as many fantasy points than Peyton Manning.
Oh, and the madness doesn’t end there.
Raiders WR Louis Murphy posted 24 fantasy points, with four receptions for 128 yards and two touchdowns. That’s the same Murphy who was owned in four percent of NFL.com leagues. Oh, and guess who Murphy outscored?
You guessed it.
Murphy scored more fantasy points than Reggie Wayne. And Randy Moss. And Andre Johnson. And just about every other wide receiver in the league.