Week 9 review

Posted: November 9, 2010 in Fantasy Football

Peyton Hillis is the hot name to talk about this week. Yes, he was awesome. 220 yards and two scores is a great day by any scoring. Arian Foster had 197 and two touchdowns as well. The Packers DST had its second impressive week with seven points allowed and four turnovers against the tailspinning Cowboys. Michael Vick again surprised me with 218 passing yards, a passing touchdown, and 74 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. I might be wavering on him. I ranked him #17 among QBs in my mid-season rankings. If he stays healthy and keeps Kevin Kolb off the field, Vick might be a borderline top-10 QB. Aaron Rodgers was the top scoring QB in standard leagues, but Philip Rivers might have been even more impressive, considering he was without his top FOUR receiving options.

Matthew Stafford was very good… until he left with another shoulder injury. If there was any doubt to this point, he is officially injury prone. And I can’t stand injury prone players. Tony Pike made his NFL debut after Matt Moore went out with an injury (now on IR) and Jimmy Clausen wasn’t able to spark the offense. For multi-QB leagues, Pike is moderately interesting.

Ahmad Bradshaw had 92 yards and two touchdowns. Jahvid Best led all backs with nine targets, but ended up with 88 yards and no scores.

Surprisingly, the only two receivers who caught two touchdowns this week were Terrell Owens and Seyi Ajirotutu. Jacoby Ford had 148 yards on six receptions, but no Raiders’ receivers can be trusted. A total of 12 receivers topped 100 yards, and seven of them had 100 yards and a touchdown. Hakeem Nicks now has nine touchdowns with his score this week.

So, it seems receivers truly are a dime a dozen. Consistency among running backs is key. Look for these attributes. Also look for Shonn Greene and Jamaal Charles to finally begin to take over the lion’s share of the touches from their veteran backfield-mates.

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