Adam Rank | Tags: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Anthony Armstrong, Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson, Drew Stanton, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Vick, Peyton Hillis, Peyton Manning, Post Mortem, Ryan Mathews, Santana Moss, Sean Payton, Tom Brady
The Patriots have finally stopped scoring on the Jets, so let’s put Week 13 under the microscope.
We’ve all known for years that Patriots Tom Brady was a better real quarterback than the Colts’ Peyton Manning. But right now, probably for the first time since 2007, Brady is the better fantasy option, too. It’s one thing to praise Brady after he destroys the Lions. However, his performance against the once vaunted Jets defense was rather impressive. To bring in some real football knowledge, the Patriots have beaten the Steelers, Colts and Jets in rather impressive fashion. Unless you have Packers QB Aaron Rodgers or Eagles QB Michael Vick, you need to have Brady in your lineup regardless of the matchup.
Yeah, that goes for me, too.
Rule change that needs to happen
Nearly every league does negative points for interceptions. But how about negative six points for every interception that is returned for a touchdown? Imagine how much worse Manning would be if that rule existed on Sunday. If only I knew somebody in the NFL fantasy department who could make that happen …
Why did you even put on your shoulder pads?
Hey, rookie RB Ryan Mathews was healthy and did not play at all in Week 13. Well, if you want to look at the bright side, you probably will have no problem getting Mathews in your draft next year.
Is anybody else buying Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch right now? Me either.
He’s not a machine
The world seems different when Browns RB Peyton Hillis does not score a touchdown. But don’t worry, you big lug, nobody can stay mad at you.
Best player nobody was playing
Lions QB Drew Stanton outscored Manning, Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Not sure if he was the better dancer, though.
Worst player everybody was playing
For the second consecutive week, RB Chris Johnson was a no-show for the Titans and your fantasy team. Best part for me? Johnson’s demise meant my rival, Jimmy, will not make the fantasy playoffs this season.
Coaches, you cannot trust them
Saints coach Sean Payton told NFL Network’s Kara Henderson that he was going to get the ball to RB Reggie Bush early and often against the Bengals. Final tally: Bush had five rushing attempts and three receptions. Rookie RB Chris Ivory had 15 rushing attempts for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Why do coaches do this? Did Payton think that the coaches were watching NFL Network and they were going adjust their defensive game plan?
Payton has told reporters that he will continue to go to Ivory. Yeah, right. We’ve heard that one before. Sounds to me like some Super Bowl-winning coach is itching to get on ‘the list.’
You just made the list, buddy
Redskins WR Santana Moss is awful. He was outscored by WR Anthony Armstrong this week. You would have to be an ardent West Texas A&M fan to recognize Armstrong’s name. The whole Redskins offense is struggling. Wasn’t Mike Shanahan once an offensive guru? That seems so long ago.