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Breezing Past Marino

Monday, December 19, 2011


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Stat of the Week: Via @CaptainComeback, John Skelton’s six fourth-quarter/overtime victories in 11 games played represent an NFL record. On a related note, Cardinals “starter” Kevin Kolb is due a $7 million option bonus in 2012.

Runner-Up: Arian Foster became the fifth player in NFL history with 1,000 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons. The other four are Thurman Thomas (1991-92), Marshall Faulk (1998-2001), Priest Holmes (2001-03), and Brian Westbrook (2006-07).

Second Runner-Up: The Seahawks have scored 30 or more points in three consecutive games for the first time since November of 2003. Marshawn Lynch has scored a rushing touchdown in 10 consecutive games, breaking the franchise record he shared with Shaun Alexander.

Quote of the Week: Jesus Sudekis on Saturday Night Live, asked if He helps decide football games: “I just go where people call me the most. Nowadays that’s a lot of football games, also the country music awards -- I decide all of those. I’m right there at any black event where food is served [Laughs]. I’m sorry -- I’m forgiven. … Tebow, I love you. But just take it down a notch, will you buddy?”

Runner-Up: Crazy-as-ever Bill Romanowski in this video: “The Oakland Raiders, Hue Jackson, he’s got a bunch of guys that like bacon. … They go to the grocery store and buy their bacon. I need some damn boar hunters.”

Second Runner-Up: Joe Flacco, capturing the state of ESPN in the 21st century: “I mean look at Tim Tebow. I like Tim, but you have a tendency to want to, I don’t want to see Tim do bad, but look what happens after he wins a football game. If you watched Sportscenter today it was Tim Tebow then something else, Tim Tebow then something else, and Tim Tebow then something else.”

Tweet of the Week: From @KenTremendous after the Packers’ upset loss at Kansas City: “Hey, 1972 Dolphins: as you clink champagne glasses tonight, remember that the 2011 Colts would have beaten you by 48.”

Runner-Up: From @thejuiceisgood, late Sunday night: “With Kim Jong Il's death, Nick Saban becomes the most powerful dictator in the world under 5'5.”

Fantasy MVP of Week 15: Drew Brees, Saints / Calvin Johnson, Lions

Fantasy Breakout Player of Week 15: C.J. Spiller, Bills / Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders

Fantasy Rookie of Week 15: Greg Little, Browns

Fantasy Disappointment of Week 15: Eli Manning, Giants

Fantasy Fraud of Week 15: Vikings, Buccaneers Offenses

Fantasy Fluke of Week 15: Toby Gerhart, Vikings

Fine Fifteen Fantasy Offenses

1. Patriots
2. Cowboys
3. Falcons
4. Eagles
5. Saints
6. Chargers
7. Lions
8. Packers
9. Giants
10. Panthers
11. Steelers
12. Broncos
13. Ravens
14. Raiders
15. Vikings

Early Waiver Look

QB: Jake Locker, Kyle Orton, Seneca Wallace, Kellen Clemens
RB: Donald Brown, Kahlil Bell, Lance Ball, Stevan Ridley
WR: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Demaryius Thomas, Jabar Gaffney, Randall Cobb, Greg Little, Golden Tate, Lance Moore, Andre Roberts
TE: Jared Cook, Todd Heap, Jacob Tamme

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Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for Rotoworld.com. The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to NBCSports.com. He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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