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» Apparently all Ryan Mathews needed was for everyone to stop believing in him. He posted another 100-yard rushing game.
» Eli Manning has a TD pass today. It was to (you probably guessed) Rueben Randle. Eli’s last six touchdown tosses have gone to Randle. In other news, Victor Cruz has been productive with more than 100 receiving yards.
» You can officially put Matt Ryan on your bench and leave him there.
» Today made up for all of those weeks when Antonio Brown had good yardage totals but never scored a touchdown. Sort of.
» Just when we think Riley Cooper is worthy of being in your lineup, he puts up just three catches for 37 yards. But DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy came up with nice receiving numbers.
» Robert Griffin III might be the new king of fantasy garbage points. After having an awful start to the game, he rallied to finish with nearly 2e points. He’s frustrating, but the end result is one that’s hard to argue with.
» We didn’t expect games like this from Carson Palmer every week, but we certainly didn’t think it would take until Week 11 for him to get his first one. If only he would get Larry Fitzgerald more involved.
» Judging by how the past few weeks have gone, Rashad Jennings could remain the Raiders starting running back even once Darren McFadden returns from injury. If today was any indication, Terrelle Pryor could be fighting for his job as well against Matt McGloin.
» Quietly, Josh Gordon has been of the most-consistent fantasy receivers around this season. The same can not be said of Jordan Cameron, who has been steadily disappearing as the season has progressed.
» The Bengals emphasized the “ST” in D/ST, although the defense was pretty good on its own as well. It certainly made life a little easier for Andy Dalton who had just 93 yards but still threw three TD passes.
» Jets and Bills was about players exploiting bad matchups. Chris Ivory ran for nearly 100 yards and a touchdown against a good Bills run defense. EJ Manuel shredded New York’s pass defense with a combination of T.J. Graham and Marquise Goodwin. It’s been that kind of day.
» As good as Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson were in the first half, they did next to nothing in the second half. Both men’s point totals are still nice, but the day was shaping up to be way bigger than that.
» You want to talk about the No Figure League? Bobby Rainey, Michael Floyd and Donald Brown are all among your top 10 fantasy scorers so far this week.
» Reggie Bush lost a fumble in the early going. Since then, it’s been the Joique Bell show. We’ll see if that changes in the second half.
» You can say this about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they’ve done a good job of finding running backs. Doug Martin goes down, Mike James fills in nicely. Now that James is out, Bobby Rainey has taken advantage of his opportunity today. He’s gone for 88 yards and a touchdown in the first half.
» We’ve seen the return to fantasy relevance of Ray Rice early in this game. A long run then a short TD run to cap off a drive are what fantasy owners have been waiting for all season. But I’d chalk this up more to the struggles of the Bears offense than any true Rice resurgence.
» Not a lot of major surprises in this week’s list of early inactives. Note that Marlon Brown won’t pay for the Ravens this week, that should mean a few more targets in the direction of Jacoby Jones.
» It seems pretty unlikely that Terrelle Pryor will play this week. Instead, look for Matt McGloin to make the start for the Raiders. That’s not helpful if you were counting on Denarius Moore this week.
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