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Friday, November 28, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL WRAPUP: THANKSGIVNG THURSDAY

                                           

It was somewhat of a bummer when it came to the letdown that was the Thanksgiving day slate of games due to the blowout nature of them.  With that said here is what took place from the perspective of fantasy football in the three contests.

Matthew Stafford:  After two straight weeks of awful play that had his fantasy football owners extremely jittery, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford carved up the Chicago Bears secondary like a turkey in throwing for 390 yards and two touchdowns while completing 34-of-45 passes.  Stafford pretty much did what he wanted in the game and for now reestablished himself with the playoff weeks beckoning.

Alshon Jeffery:  After a somewhat quiet first half of the season, Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is really in a groove right now as he caught 9 balls for 71 yards and two scores in the loss to the Lions.  Jeffery was the beneficiary of the Bears using him in the screen game and his two scores give him 7 for the season which is the same amount he had a year ago.  Jeffery is on pace to better his 2013 numbers as he further establishes himself as a top tier fantasy football wide receiver.

Calvin Johnson:  Megatron was Megatron Thursday which means he was back to his beyond dominant self in catching 11 balls for 146 yards and two touchdowns.  Johnson of course was as big as bust as one could be the first month-plus of the season due to missing four games with injury but he is now completely healthy and putting up numbers that we see in video games.  He is still without peer.

LeSean McCoy:  The Philadelphia Eagles did whatever they wanted to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday and that included LeSean McCoy rushing for a season-high 159 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown.  McCoy has been in his best groove of the season over the last month but has a rough matchup against the Seattle Seahawks next week.

Joique Bell:  The Lions have quietly gotten some big performances out of RB Joique Bell since Reggie Bush went out injured yet again last month.  Bell rushed for 91 yards on 23 carries on Thursday with two touchdowns as he further shows the Lions that he should be the primary ballcarrier.  Bell also chipped in with two catches for 16 yards. 

Tony Romo:  Just an awful game for Tony Romo who had his worst statistical output of the season in Thursday's one-sided loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.  Romo completed only 18-of-29 passes for 199 yards and two interceptions and no touchdowns.  Nothing went right as the usually stout Dallas offensive line was literally run over by the Eagles defensive line.  Romo gets the generous Chicago Bears next Thursday though so don't give up on him.

Colin Kaepernick:  Playing even worse than Romo on Thursday was San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick who completed only 16-of-29 passes for 121 yards and two interceptions and no touchdowns.  Kapernick was overwhelmed by he back-to-being-fierce Seattle Seahawks defense and did nothing worthy of discussion.  We have said for years how overrated Kapernick is due to the fact he just can't throw the football with any sort of consistency.  You should not be owning him in anything but two QB leagues.



 

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