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2010 Fantasy Football: Monday NFL Rewind (Week 7)
I just don’t know who to trust anymore. Tom Brady puts up 159 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers, while Ryan Fitzpatrick goes off for 374 yards and four touchdowns against the Ravens? And how in the world does Kenny Brit lead all receivers in week 7 with 225 yards and 3 touchdowns, while the likes of Larry Fitzgerald and Wes Welker manage to put up only 30 and 25 yards, respectively, against much more favorable opponents?
Such is the world of fantasy football. I guess that is why we play the game, rather than just giving an owner the win based on the projected totals for their starting rosters. If you would have told me heading into week 7 that a team with the likes of Fitzpatrick, Britt, Lee Evans, Darren McFadden and Cadillac Williams would absolutely throttle a fantasy team consisting of Brady, Welker, Fitzgerald, Ray Rice and Rashard Mendenhall, I would have gladly signed the required documents to have you checked into the nearest insane asylum. However, after watching what unfolded on NFL field’s across America yesterday, it appears as though I am the insane one for forgetting that when it comes to fantasy football, anything is possible.
Here is a look at what happened during week seven in this edition of the TPS Monday NFL Fantasy Rewind.
Cincinnati 32 at Atlanta 39 - With 201 yards and two touchdowns, can you believe that Roddy White wasn’t even the most productive NFL wide receiver yesterday?
Pittsburgh 23 at Miami 22 – What a fantasy roller coaster that Big Ben goal line rush late in the game turned out to be. From 6 points, to -2 points, to nothing (that is, for those in standard scoring leagues).
Buffalo 34 at Baltimore 37 - Could Ryan Fitzpatrick be a fantasy stud in the making? Just look at his numbers thus far this season. You may not believe what you are seeing.
Jacksonville 20 at Kansas City 42 – A back-field committee may be frustrating at times, but when it produces like the Chiefs’ duo-threat, how can any fantasy owner complain?
Cleveland 30 at New Orleans 17 – It seems as though Drew Brees has been throwing more touchdowns to the opposition than to his own team lately.
Washington 17 at Chicago 14 – Who was Jay Cutler’s favorite target yesterday? Skins’ corner DeAngelo Hall with 4 receptions (interceptions) for 92 yards and a touchdown.
San Francisco 20 at Carolina 23 – Should David Carr be the next 49ers quarterback, I would recommend benching and dropping all of his receiving options on all fantasy rosters.
St. Louis 17 at Tampa Bay 18 -Could it be LeGarrette Blount’s time?
Philadelphia 19 at Tennessee 37 – Perhaps Kenny Britt should get into fights at the bar more often.
Arizona 10 at Seattle 22 – After seven weeks of optimism, I think it is finally time to abandon all hope in Larry Fitzgerald as long as Max Hall and Derek Anderson are throwing him the ball.
New England 23 at San Diego 20 – Suddenly it seems as though the departure of Randy Moss means terrible things for the rest of the Pats’ receivers…and Tom Brady.
Oakland 59 at Denver 14 – Who would have thought? Nuff said.
Minnesota 24 at Green Bay 28 – With two fractures in his ankle, was that the last we have seen of Favre?
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF – 374 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs
RB: Darren McFadden, OAK – 196 total yards, 4 TDs
RB: Michael Turner, ATL – 144 total yards, 2 TDs
WR: Kenny Britt, TEN – 225 yards, 3 TDs
WR: Roddy White, ATL – 201 yards, 2 TDs, 1 FL, 2-pt convert
TE: Todd Heap, BAL – 59 yards, 2 TDs
K: Dan Carpenter, MIA – 5 FGs, 1 XP
DEF: Browns – 3 sacks, 4 INTs, 2 DTD, 17 PA, 394 TYdA
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Jay Cutler, CHI- 281 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs
RB: Ryan Matthews, SD – 22 total yards
RB: Rashard Mendenhall, PIT – 43 total yards
WR: Larry Fitzgerald, ARI – 30 yards
WR: Wes Welker, NE – 25 yards
TE: Brent Celek, PHI – 8 yards
K: Matt Prater, DEN – 2 XPs
DEF: Broncos – 59 PA, 508 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week seven…
DeAngelo Hall records 4 INTs
Browns Reggie Hodges 68-yard fake punt
Leon Hall makes a great grab on an INT
Ray Lewis Forces Fumble in OT