» Joe Flacco is back to being good at home. He’s thrown for more than 200 yards with a pair of touchdowns and a rushing score in the first half. If only he were consistent enough to start in a big fantasy situation.
» It was a pretty bad time for BenJarvus Green-Ellis to disappear. After being one of the hottest fantasy RBs around, the Law Firm could have been sued for malpractice in Week 16 with just 14 yards on 15 carries.
» In a game with two marquee quarterbacks, the big arms delivered — Tony Romo finished with 416, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Drew Brees wouldn’t be outdone, throwing for 446 yards with three TDs and no picks. This is why you drafted those guys in the early rounds.
» Good to see the Bills actually giving C.J. Spiller the ball today. He finished with 173 scrimmage yards on 26 total touches. This is how it should have been for the last month.
» Reggie Bush didn’t have great yardage totals, but no one is going to complain about his three scores. Unless they were playing against him today.
» Adrian Peterson finished with 86 rushing yards. For anyone else, that’s a pretty decent day. For AD, that’s a disappointment.
» Turned out to be a bad week for Arian Foster. He left the game as a precaution after the medical staff determined he had an irregular heartbeat. Fortunately, the Texans say it isn’t serious. But even when he was on the field, it wasn’t a great performance — he finished with 15 yards on 10 carries. Not what you were looking for from a guy you drafted in the first round.
» Fantasy owners should be thrilled that Aaron Rodgers took this week to look like the MVP. After a few underwhelming weeks, people were certainly concerned. All of those went out the window early today as Rodgers posted four total touchdowns (three passing).
» Okay, so maybe it is 2009. Ryan Grant with 80 yards and two touchdowns? Didn’t see that one coming.
» What to say about Darren McFadden? He made it through the game healthy, but had just 33 yards on 17 carries. He officially qualifies as an “enigma”.
» Days like today make you wonder why Jamaal Charles wasn’t getting 30 carries every week. Here’s to hoping Kansas City’s coaching staff has learned their lesson.
» After a huge first half, there hasn’t been much for Dez Bryant in the second half. It’s a throwback to last season when he disappeared in the third and fourth quarters.
» It hasn’t been a good day for Josh Freeman, but that hasn’t hurt his receivers. Both Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams are over 100 yards, and Williams has scored on a 61-yard pass.
» What has happened to Arian Foster? He’s been disappointing in recent weeks and a 12-yard first half isn’t helping anyone.
» It would be easy to ask why Dez Bryant hasn’t been this productive all season. But it’s even easier to sit back and just enjoy it. We all knew that if he could consistently put together four quarters, he’d be a monster. In recent weeks, he’s started to do just that. His draft stock for next season is rising like a rocket.
» C.J. Spiller has 87 yards on seven carries — including a 62-yard run. Let’s hope that the Bills coaching staff remembers he’s on the roster.
» Adrian Peterson doesn’t care about your defense’s reputation. He’s already run for 39 yards on eight carries.
» Saints roulette is in full effect early. Through one quarter, three different players had carries and five more had receptions. That’s why this team is always so hard for fantasy owners to figure out.
» Also of note: with Alex Green inactive for this week, Ryan Grant will likely start and see most of the carries for the Packers. Don’t get too excited, though. This isn’t 2009.
» Once again, there aren’t any surprise names on the inactives list. Rob Gronkowski is the biggest name sitting out this week, but there are some notables that will be on the field this week, including Robert Griffin III.
– Marcas Grant
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