Chet Gresham

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Dinner with Andre (and Matt)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Game Busts


Matt Ryan – The Arizona Cardinals are a good pass defense, but Matt Ryan shouldn’t have thrown five interceptions and zero touchdowns against them. It truly is unacceptable for a quarterback that has been matchup proof this season to lay an egg quite that large. I don’t think there is any reason to panic as a fantasy owner, but maybe a little as a Falcons fan.


Jeremy Maclin – Last week Maclin was targeted 12 times and caught 8 of those for 93 yards and a touchdown. And many of those targets came from the new quarterback Nick Foles. So this week they face one of the worst pass defenses in the league in the Redskins and Maclin had three targets and caught none of them. Sad trombone.


Denarius Moore – I though Moore had turned a corner into every week wide receiver two status. I was incorrect. He saw seven targets and caught one of those for nine yards. Oh, and they were playing the Saints, who are staunchly against stopping opposing teams from catching the ball.


Matthew Stafford – Stafford reverted back to his early season self against the Packers this week. He completed just 43.5% of his passes and tossed two interceptions to just one touchdown. He is sloppy and Ron Jaworski may have been correct when he ranked him as the 14th best quarterback in the league. He has the ability, but he is not under control. He better right the ship.


Larry Fitzgerald – One catch for 11 yards for Fitzgerald is criminal. I do not blame Larry Fitzgerald except to say the he should have gone somewhere else. What a waste of talent.



Early Waiver Look


QB: Chad Henne


RB: LaRod Stephens-Howling, Jalen Parmele, Ronnie Hillman, Vick Ballard, Bryce Brown, James Starks


WR: Danario Alexander, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon, T.Y. Hilton, Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Golden Tate


TE: Brandon Myers, Garrett Graham




Fantasy MVP of Week 11: Andre Johnson

Fantasy Breakout Player of Week 11: Justin Blackmon

Fantasy Rookie of Week 11: RGIII

Fantasy Disappointment of Week 11: Matt Ryan

Fantasy Fluke of Week 11: Garrett Graham



Numbers Game


1 – The number of targets Santana Moss and Aldrick Robinson had each against the Eagles. They each caught their target for a 61 yard and 49 yard touchdown respectively.


3 – The number of seasons Rob Gronkowski has caught 10 or more touchdowns, a record for tight ends.


5 – The number of players with a touchdown catch in 10+ consecutive games --  Jerry Rice 13, Crazylegs Hirsch 11, Buddy Dial 11, Carl Pickens 10, Randy Moss 10 and now AJ Green has 9 consecutive games with a touchdown.


37 – The number of receiving touchdowns Randy Moss and Rob Gronkowski had through their first 42 games. The highest number ever.


509 – The number of receiving yards Andre Johnson and Justin Blackmon combined for, the most by two players in the same game in NFL history.



Twitter Talk


@RotoPat  -- Jets' No. 2 receiver Chaz Schilens with a special teams tackle.


@evansilva  -- It's a miracle!!!! RT @ProFootballTalk Vick could be back as soon as next week.


@CaptainComeback  -- That sums up how far the Baltimore run defense has fallen. One of the slowest QBs goes 31 yards for a TD.


@MoveTheSticks  -- Last week Matt Ryan had 400+ passing yards and lost. Today he had 5 int's and won. #WeirdGame


@billbarnwell  -- Terrible call in that TB game. Martin clearly crosses the plane and they call it a fumble. Just awful.

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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