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Wilson Waltzes To Win

Monday, December 17, 2012


Game Busts

 

Josh Freeman/Doug Martin – Muscle Hamster got caught in a vortex of Josh Freeman sucking, but he didn’t do much to pull himself out. It was just unbearable all around with Martin totaling 35 yards on 12 touches and Freeman throwing four interceptions and no touchdowns and they got shut out 41-ought by the Saints.

 

Ray Rice – He didn’t have one rushing attempt or target on third down under their new offensive coordinator. Remember that play in San Diego? Anyway, we can complain as much as we want (and will), but he didn’t do much of anything for your team this week in the playoffs besides make them cry (yes, your players cry).

 

Jamaal Charles – Charles was facing the horrible run defense of the Raiders right? And in four of his last five games he had topped 100 yards rushing, right? So why did he end up with nine rushing attempts for 10 yards? Can you riddle me that!?

 

David Wilson – The Giants were demolished and Wilson’s fantasy value right with them. Wilson looked great to start the game, but as the Giants got deeper into the hole, we saw more Kregg Lumpkin in shotgun/passing downs and that was all she wrote.

 

Ryan Mathews – He trolled us fake footballers one last time, and hard. With Ronnie Brown out, the word was Mathews would see a ton of carries and could possibly help your team if you somehow made it into the playoffs with him on your roster. Instead of doing anything worthwhile, he broke his other collarbone. Fin.

 

Stevan Ridley – The weather wasn’t ideal, but Ridley went on a fumble-binge and got himself fumble-benched.

 

Danario Alexander – Alexander had three targets and no receptions. His lowest total this season since becoming a starter was five receptions for 74 yards. I put all of the blame on Philip Rivers, rightfully.

 

 

Early Waiver Look

 

QB: Russell Wilson, Ryan Tannehill

 

RB: Beanie Wells, Jackie Battle, Ben Tate

 

WR: Josh Gordon, Joseph Morgan, Brandon Gibson

 

TE: Dennis Pitta, Tony Scheffler

 

 

Awards

 

Fantasy MVP of Week 15: Russell Wilson

 

Fantasy Breakout Player of Week 15: Dennis Pitta

 

Fantasy Rookie of Week 15: Russell Wilson

 

Fantasy Disappointment of Week 15: David Wilson

 

Fantasy Fluke of Week 15: Mike Tolbert

 

 

Numbers Game

 

3 – Number of rushing touchdowns Russell Wilson had in the first half. That’s the first time a quarterback has ever done that in the NFL.

 

4 – Number of 200 yard rushing games for Adrian Peterson. He has two in the last three games.

 

4 – Number of games James Jones has caught multiple touchdowns this season.

 

5 – Number of seasons Wes Welker has had 100+ receptions, a new NFL record.

 

6 – Number of weeks in a row Dez Bryant has caught a touchdown pass.

 

17 – Number of games Drew Brees has passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns in a game, breaking Dan Marino’s old record of 16.

 

34 – the number of points the Falcons scored in shutting out the Giants. That’s the worst shutout of a defending Super Bowl champion ever.

 

157 – Number of touchdowns Randy Moss has in his career, fourth all-time.

 

500 – Number of points the Patriots have scored three seasons in a row. The Rams are the only other team to accomplish that feat from ’99-’01.

 

 

Twitter Talk

 

@RotoPat  -- We don't care what you think. @Rotoworld_FB is proud to announce Ryan Mathews is joining our staff since he's no longer playing football.

 

@2JZJay  -- Ryan Matthews is made out of Bob Sanders.

 

@greggrosenthal  -- the Chiefs were just mathematically eliminated from next year's playoffs.

 

@MoveTheSticks  -- The Chiefs put up 119 total yards…Adrian Peterson has rushed for over 119 yards in 7 of his last 8 games.

 

@scott_pianowski  -- Andre Johnson has never scored 10 touchdowns in a season, but James Jones now has. Love you, football.

 

@FantasyDouche  -- Ray Rice fantasy owners are sitting outside Cam Cameron's house with a boombox right now. #InYourEyes

 

@ChrisBrownBills  -- C.J. Spiller now at 1,000 rush yds on season on just 154 carries, 2nd fewest to get to 1,000 in NFL history (Beattie Feathers, 1934).

 

@RotoPat  -- The difference between Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart is the difference in human existence before and after the discovery of electricity.



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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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