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Monday, November 16, 2015

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 10 WRAPUP

Kirk Cousins:  The setup was perfect for Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins to have a monster day Sunday against the NFL's worse defense in the form of the New Orleans Saints.  Well the Saints defense was quite accommodating for Cousins as the latter completed 20-of-25 passes for 324 yards and 4 touchdowns in the blowout win for the Redskins.  Cousins is starting to find some real momentum over the last few weeks and at the very least have placed himself firmly into every week usage in two-passer formats.

Jeremy Langford:  With Matt Forte sitting out another week with an MCL sprain in his knee, the Chicago Bears didn't miss him at all as rookie backup Jeremy Langford was ridiculous Sunday in rushing for 73 yards and one touchdowns on 20 carries, while also chipping in 7 catches for 109 yards and another score in the win over the St. Louis Rams.  Langford was terrific in Week 9 as well, although not to this crazy PPR extent.  Forte is expected to return next week but Langford is playing so well that you wonder if an annoying split is on its way.  Also look for the Bears to sever ties with Forte in the offseason as Langford looks like the real deal.  At this rate, Langford already is looking like a prime RB 1 for 2016.

Antonio Brown:  Amazing stuff on Sunday as Antonio Brown wound up with Ben Roethlisberger as his QB after all once Landry Jones went down injured on the first offensive series of the game.  The predictable than happened as Brown went nuts to the tune of 10 catches for 139 yards and 2 scores.  With Roethlisberger getting through the game unscathed, Brown will remain the by far number 1 wideout in fantasy football. 

Ben Roethlisberger:  Wow do Big Ben owners have to be chapped after finding out that he would not start, only to see him come in for the second offensive series of the game.  Roethlisberger on one foot as he completed 22-of-33 passes for 379 yards and 3 touchdowns in the easy win over the Cleveland Browns.  While we have to constantly worry about more injuries, Roethlisberger has been as good as any passer in fantasy football on a per game basis this season. 

Aaron Rodgers:  There is trouble in Green Bay as the team dropped their third straight Sunday, this time to the Detroit Lions on a shanked Matt Crosby potential winning field goal.  While Aaron Rodgers did his past in completing 35-of-61 throws for 333 yards and 2 touchdowns, the Packers offense is a mess with Eddie Lacy benched and various receivers injured.  Right now Rodgers is doing the best with what he has but his fantasy football owners can't be feeling comfortable right now given how shaky things have been on offense lately. 

Matt Jones:  The torched has now firmly been passed from Alfred Morris to Matt Jones at running back for the Washington Redskins, with the speedy rookie rushing for 55 yards on just 11 carries, while also catching 3 balls for 131 yards and a score.  Jones clearly is the better player than the two and at this point anyone holding stock in Morris should cut bait. 

Jay Cutler:  We have been down this road too many times to count but Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is starting to seduce us again with his arm after another big game on Sunday when he completed 19-of-24 passes for 258 yards and 3 touchdowns.  This just a week after Cutler lit up the San Diego Chargers on Monday night football.  The Bears remain a potent offensive unit and Cutler has more than a few weapons to throw to.  That means he is back on the border of usage in single-passer leagues. 

Peyton Manning:  I guess we can now state we have seen it all.  Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak was forced to pull Peyton Manning from the team's blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after he threw FOUR interceptions and failed to lead the offense to even one point.  With only 9 touchdowns and 17 INT's on the season, Manning looks like he is completely finished.  Needless to say if you own Manning, it is well past time you cut him loose. 

Adrian Peterson:  Once Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson worked off the rush the first few weeks of the season, he has been his vintage self since in leading the NFL in rushing.  Peterson added to his NFL-leading margin Sunday when he rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, also adding two catches for 13 more yards.  He has now gone for 100 or more rushing yards in three straight games and is proving to be the best first round running back after the poor or injury marred performances of the other top guys who were selected around him this past summer in the draft. 

Charcandrick West:  The terrific emergence of Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West continued on Sunday as he rushed for 69 yards and a score on 234 carries, while also chipping in 3 catches for 92 yards and another touchdown.  Right now West is a must start every week and he is having the type of mid-season impact that wins league titles. 

Tom Brady:  While no Super Bowl was at stake, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady got some revenge against the New York Giants by completing 26-fo-42 passes for 334 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT in the victory.  Brady continues on his steady pace to the fantasy football MVP title and he now has the Pats siting with a perfect record at 9-0. 

 Carson Palmer:  Along with the obvious choice of Tom Brady, we also selected Carson Palmer as a first half All-Pro fantasy football selection at QB as he went into Sunday night football with 20 touchdowns.  Make that now 23 as Palmer completed 29-of-48 passes for 363 yards with the three scores and 1 INT in the win over the Seattle Seahawks.  Palmer has been an every week option in fantasy football this season and is seemingly getting better with age. 

 

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