Chet Gresham

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Game Busts


Bryce Brown – After going off for 407 total yards and 4 touchdowns in his last three games, Brown fell back to earth so hard that Icarus would be proud. He touched the ball 14 times for 12 yards. That is less than a yard per touch. That’s not going to help you win many fake playoff games.


C.J. Spiller – Spiller had 8 touches for 52 yards and Fred Jackson had 14 touches for 30 yards.  Unfortunately Fred Jackson had to get injured for Spiller to hopefully get the touches he deserves the next two weeks, if you won despite his down game.


Chris Johnson – CJ2K looked like he was back. He was trying! He was succeeding! He decided to stop both of those things against the Colts on Sunday. His 22 touches for 59 yards and zero touchdowns were the opposite of what you wanted out of him in the playoffs and that’s what he gave you. Merry friggin Christmas.


Ahmad Bradshaw – This game was set up great for him. He didn’t have to worry about Andre Brown stealing touchdowns and he was facing a very poor Saints run defense. That’s where the good news ended.  He had knee trouble and a measly 11 carries for 33 yards while rookie David Wilson went off.


Larry Fitzgerald – He wasn’t really a bust because nobody expected him to do much with the three stooges at quarterback, but 1 reception on 11 targets is just an amazing number. Skelton threw 3 interceptions while targeting Fitzgerald.  That is a good indication at just how bad Skelton is, that and his negative 8 fantasy points before being replaced by a guy who finished with zero fantasy points.


Jimmy Graham – After Rob Gronkowski went down it looked like Jimmy Graham owners would have the clear tight end monster of the NFL, setting their fake teams apart from the rest of the world. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. Aliens have abducted him and Drew Brees.


Andrew Luck – After having a huge game to help teams into the playoffs, many started Luck against a poor Titans defense and paid the price.  He finished the day going 16 of 34 for 196 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. He had some bad luck, so to speak, but that doesn’t help your teams, now does it!!



Early Waiver Look


QB: Nick Foles, Kirk Cousins


RB: David Wilson, Montell Owens, DuJuan Harris, Robert Turbin


WR: Kenny Britt, Josh Gordon, Andrew Hawkins, Alshon Jeffery, Joseph Morgan


TE: Tony Scheffler, Clay Harbor





Fantasy MVP of Week 14: Adrian Peterson


Fantasy Breakout Player of Week 14: Mike Wallace


Fantasy Rookie of Week 14: David Wilson


Fantasy Disappointment of Week 14: Bryce Brown


Fantasy Fluke of Week 14: Philip Rivers



Numbers Game


6 – Number of game winning drives for Andrew Luck, the most ever by a rookie.


1,976 – Number of rushing yards by rookies Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris, a rookie team record.


3 – Number of game winning passes with 0:00 on the clock for rookie quarterbacks this season. Since the merger that had happened only twice before this year.


58 – Number of points the Seahawks beat the Cardinals by, the fourth largest margin ever by a team in a shutout.


6 – Number of consecutive seasons Adrian Peterson has scored 10+ touchdowns He and LaDainian Tomlinson are the only running backs to accomplish that in their first 6 seasons.



Twitter Talk


@kentsomers  -- How bad is #azcardinals QB situation? asked Whiz who was starting next week. He says, "do you play?"


@RumfordJohnny‬  -- If you started David Wilson in your fantasy league this week, you likely stole a sports almanac owned by Biff Tannen. #FlexFluxCapacitor




@rainnwilson  -- A young Hermione Granger could have played QB for the Cardinals.


@iHateJJRedick  -- Today I've learned the worst activity immediately after your @NFL team loses is trying to put together Ikea furniture.


@Dexters_Library  -- Time to let Larry Fitzgerald play quarterback.


@CDCarter13  -- Coughlin's veteran fetish has officially jumped the shark. Hobbled Bradshaw is now getting carries over Wilson.


@MoveTheSticks  -- Calvin Johnson has 30 catches of 20+ yards. The Minnesota Vikings have 21 catches of 20+ yards.


@scott_pianowski  -- The Arizona passing game needs new statistics. It's a leap of faith to call those passes "targets."

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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