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Matt and Julio by the End Zone

Monday, November 26, 2012


Game Busts

 

Marshawn Lynch – The Seahawks road woes coupled with the Dolphins rush defense, doomed Lynch today. He was coming off four straight 100+ yard games and three straight games with a touchdown, so don’t get too angry with him.

 

Matt Forte – Forte reinjured his ankle, but before that he was vultured by Michael Bush twice at the goal line. Bush hadn’t scored since week three, but that’s of little consolation to Forte owners who lost out on possible touchdowns and had their running back hurt.

 

Mike Wallace – His poor game wasn’t a surprise, but no receptions on six targets is disappointing. There is plenty of blame to go around, but until Ben Roethlisberger returns, it will be impossible to feel comfortable starting a Steelers receiver.

 

Vernon Davis – After a big game against the Bears with Colin Kaepernick at the helm, there was a glimmer of hope for a late season surge, but he laid a big fat goose egg instead.

 

Jimmy Graham – Graham was on the sidelines way too much for my liking and lost four receptions to Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas.

 

 

Early Waiver Look

 

QB: Colin Kaepernick, Chad Henne, Russell Wilson

 

RB: Beanie Wells, Michael Bush, Knowshon Moreno, Jacquizz Rodgers, Shane Vereen

 

WR: Ryan Broyles, T.Y. Hilton, Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu, Davone Bess, Cole Beasley

 

TE: Kyle Rudolph, Rob Housler

 

 

Awards

 
Fantasy MVP of Week 12: Julio Jones

 

Fantasy Breakout Player of Week 12: Beanie Wells

 

Fantasy Rookie of Week 12: RGIII

 

Fantasy Disappointment of Week 12: Jimmy Graham

 

Fantasy Fluke of Week 12: BenJarvus Green-Ellis

 

 

Numbers Game

 

3 – The number of teams Brandon Marshall has a 1,000-yard receiving season with, the 5th receiver to reach this number.

 

4 – The number of Steelers running backs who lost a fumble against the Browns on Sunday.

 

7 – The number of games the Cardinals have lost in a row making them the first team to win their first four games and lose their next seven.

 

8 – The number of kickoff returns Leon Washington has returned for touchdowns, tying Josh Cribb’s record.

 

30.5 – The number of sacks Aldon Smith has through 27 career games, fastest of any player since sacks became a statistic.

 

59 – The number of consecutive games Reggie Wayne has caught three or more passes, breaking Cris Carter’s record of 58.

 

200 – The number of touchdown passes Eli Manning has thrown in his career, breaking Phil Simms Giants record of 199.

 

 

Twitter Talk

 

@scott_pianowski  -- In the world of Romeo Crennel, three field goals beats two touchdowns.

 

@fbgchase  -- Flacco in post-game: Well I wasn't going to check down on 4th and 29 but then I figured Norv Norv Norv Norv Norv.

 

@CaptainComeback  -- #Steelers running backs had 6 fumbles on 31 touches.

 

@billbarnwell  -- Kaepernick scores on a keeper. For a competitive advantage, Harbaugh refusing to announce who will hold on the XP.

 

@greggrosenthal  -- Fireman Ed quitting is the best news Jets fans have had all year.

 

@SC_DougFarrar  -- You can't stop Russell Wilson, you can only hope to contain him with sprinklers.

 

@StarvingScout  -- When Philip Rivers throws a football it looks like the bottom half of him is throwing to a different receiver than the top half of him.



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