Chet Gresham

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The Week Of The Tight End

Monday, November 12, 2012

Game Busts


Michael Turner – Turner has been eking out fantasy relevance most weeks with a touchdown or a decent yardage game, but over the last four games Michael Turner is 57 for 175 yards (3.1 ypc) and one touchdown. On Sunday against the worst rush defense in the league he finished with 15 yards on 13 carries. How you do that against the Saints is mind-boggling. And even though it’s from a small sample size, Jacquizz Rodgers is 14 for 89 (6.4 ypc) in that same span and has looked much better than early in the season.


Reggie Bush – Bush and the Dolphins had a great matchup against a multi-faceted under achieving Titans defense on Sunday and that’s where the good news abruptly stopped. Bush lost an early fumble and was benched and the Dolphins lost an embarrassing game 37-3. The Bears had just humiliated the Titans the week before.


Eli Manning/Victor Cruz – Over the last five games Manning is averaging 212 yards passing and has thrown two touchdowns to six interceptions. I wrote last week that this is just part of his mid-season swoon and I’m sticking by that for now, but I reserve the right to completely disavow everything I’ve ever said, ever. Unfortunately Cruz is being dragged down with Manning, but they get a much-needed bye and then face Green Bay, Washington, and New Orleans. There will be receptions.


Kenny Britt – Well, I’ve been a supporter of Britt’s talent for a while now and he’s giving me the agita. This week Jake Locker returned and completed a measly nine passes. Britt actually tied for the team lead with two receptions and led the team with 36 yards. Wha? I want to give up on him, but I just can’t do it based on this game.


Vernon Davis – Not the best situation with Alex Smith leaving with a concussion, but Davis is killing plenty of fantasy teams this season. Since scoring four touchdowns in the first three games, he has averaged 2.6 receptions, 48 yards and zero touchdowns over the last six.



Early Waiver Look


QB: Nick Foles, Colin Kaepernick


RB: Marcel Reece, Jacquizz Rodgers, Chris Ivory, Joique Bell


WR: Cecil Shorts, Golden Tate, Danario Alexander


TE: Greg Olsen





Fantasy MVP of Week 10: Adrian Peterson


Fantasy Breakout Player of Week 10: Danario Alexander


Fantasy Rookie of Week 10: Blair Walsh


Fantasy Disappointment of Week 10: Eli Manning


Fantasy Fluke of Week 10: Danny Woodhead



Stats and What Not


Russell Wilson has thrown 11 touchdowns to zero interceptions at home and four touchdowns to eight interceptions on the road.


The Eagles were the last team to score a touchdown on their opening drive.


The Ravens scored 55 points against the Raiders, a franchise record.


A.J. Green has scored a touchdown in each of his last eight games.


Tony Romo is 20-3 in November.


After starting the first three games of the season rushing 33 times for 45 yards (1.4 ypc), Chris Johnson has gone 137 carries for 817 yards (6.0 ypc).


Jacoby Jones is the only player in NFL history with two career kickoff return touchdowns of at least 105 yards.


Cam Newton is 2-11 against teams that are .500 or better.


The Giants are 0-6 in Cincinnati.


Arian Foster has scored a touchdown in 11 straight and 17 of the last 18 games.



Twitter Talk


@SC_DougFarrar -- Left-handed touchdown passes in the 2012 season: Golden Tate 1, Tim Tebow 0.


@RotoPat -- Won't claim Tebow would be better, but if Sanchez can keep playing like this and keep his job, why even waste roster spots on backup QBs?


@Dexters_Library -- Chicago weather turning apocalyptic. Texans and Bears could be last NFL game ever. I hope Arian Foster eats some steak before it's too late.


@greggrosenthal -- Carson Palmer has started 17 games for Oakland: 4,992 yards.


@CaptainComeback -- 368 yards for Carson Palmer? He's like that little kid who thinks he's rich b/c he has a heavy piggy bank, but only full of pennies.


@scott_pianowski -- When it comes to pocket awareness, Mark Sanchez is the deaf, dumb and blind kid. But on the Jets, he always gets the replay.


@billbarnwell -- How many times does Mike Turner get stuffed before the Falcons throw it to Tony Gonzalez for a touchdown here?


@chrisperk -- Chris Johnson has 14-yd carry to go over 100 for the day. The Streak is over. Fins had gone 22 games w/o allowing 100-yd rusher.


@ChrisWesseling -- Ivory looked like a faster Marshawn Lynch on that TD run. Asante Samuel made a business decision, Dunta Robinson got ruined on a stiff-arm.

Chet Gresham writes Target Watch and The Morning After for and is the founder of The Fake Football. Chet can be found on Twitter .
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