2010 Fantasy Football: Monday NFL Rewind (Week 3)
If you happened to pick up Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, or Chris Johnson with one of the top picks in your fantasy football draft, congratulations on your success. Things couldn’t be looking better for you. And for those of you who ended up with Maurice Jones-Drew or Ray Rice, we would like to offer you our condolences. But don’t worry. We are only three weeks into the 2010 season. There is still plenty of time for things to shape up. I mean, let’s be serious for a second here. How long are two elite backs like Rice and Jones-Drew going to continue to be outscored by the likes of Peyton Hillis, Darren McFadden, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis?
Such are the headaches endured by a fantasy football owner, and if you have either Rice or Jones-Drew on your roster, this could be just the beginning of a long and painful road with plenty of Percy Harvin-like migraines. So sit back and make sure you have a heavy supply of Advil handy, because there are still fourteen weeks to go, so chances are you are going to need it.
Here is a look at what happened during week three in this edition of the TPS Monday NFL Fantasy Rewind.
Tennessee 29 at New York Giants 10 – After taking a one week vacation against the Steelers, Chris Johnson’s owners couldn’t be happier to see him back to his usual productive self.
Cincinnati 20 at Carolina 7 – So Jimmy Clausen clearly wasn’t the answer. Do the Panthers have anyone else they can turn to?
Pittsburgh 38 at Tampa Bay 13 – It is becoming increasingly evident that the Steelers defense is more productive than some offensive units around the league.
Buffalo 30 at New England 38 – Seems like the Bills rush defense is capable of making even BenJarvus Green-Ellis look like a fantasy stud.
Cleveland 17 at Baltimore 24 – Was this the performance that finally gets Flacco rolling? Or was he simply taking advantage of a match-up against a weak Browns secondary?
San Francisco 10 at Kansas City 31 – The gadget-plays may be attracting all the buzz, but the Chiefs appear to be quietly building themselves one of the league’s best two-headed backfields.
Dallas 27 at Houston 13 – With Dez Bryant and Miles Austin around, we all may have forgotten about Roy Williams, and it looks like the Texans’ secondary did as well.
Detroit 10 at Minnesota 24 – With Brett Favre under center and Adrian Peterson in the backfield, maybe the Vikings are better off simply running the ball every play.
Atlanta 27 at New Orleans 24 (OT) – In a game featuring Drew Brees, Marques Colston, Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and Roddy White, who would turn out to be the fantasy star? Lance Moore! Yeah, you heard me!
Washington 16 at St. Louis 30 – Even with McNabb under center, it looks like these are the same old Redskins.
Philadelphia 28 at Jacksonville 3 – If Michael Vick is still available on your waiver wire, STOP READING THIS AND PICK HIM UP NOW!
Indianapolis 27 at Denver 13 – I vote to change Peyton Manning’s name to Peyton Money.
Oakland 23 at Arizona 24 – He may be a few years late, but it looks like Darren McFadden has finally arrived to the fantasy party.
San Diego 20 at Seattle 27 – No Vincent Jackson may be hurting the Chargers, but it certainly hasn’t done any damage to Philip Rivers’ fantasy value.
New York Jets 31 at Miami 23 – Did you bench Braylon Edwards? Well apparently so did the Jets, but they still got a boatload of points from him. Unfortunately, fantasy owners probably weren’t so lucky.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Michael Vick, PHI – 291 yards, 3 TDs, 30 RuYds, 1 RuTD
RB: Adrian Peterson, MIN – 190 total yards, 2 TDs
RB: Peyton Hillis, CLE – 180 total yards, 1 TD
WR: Anquan Boldin, BAL – 142 yards, 3 TDs
WR: Austin Collie, IND – 171 yards, 2 TDs
TE: Dustin Keller, NYJ – 98 yards, 2 TDs
K: Dan Carpenter, MIA – 3 FGs, 2 XPs
DEF: Seahawks – 4 sack, 2 INTs, 3 DFR, 2 DTD, 20 PA, 518 TYdA
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Eli Manning, NYG – 386 yards, 2 INTs
RB: Jahvid Best, DET – 39 total yards
RB: Joseph Addai, IND – 39 total yards
WR: Chad Ochocinco, CIN – 34 yards
WR: Miles Austin, DAL – 20 yards
TE: Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN – 7 yards
K: John Kasay, CAR – 1 XP
DEF: Patriots – 1 sack, 29 PA, 271 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week three…