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2010 Fantasy Football: Monday NFL Rewind (Week 13)
Who is that evil interception-throwing monster playing quarterback in Indianapolis, and what has he done to Peyton Manning?
That is the question that many Colts fans and Manning fantasy football owners will be asking themselves after witnessing Peyton throw an abysmal four interceptions against a shoddy Cowboys secondary, including two that were returned for touchdowns and one that set up the game-winning field goal in overtime. That performance left Manning with a total of eleven interceptions in his last three games, and suddenly he has his owners wondering whether they can continue to rely on the Colts’ quarterback during the fantasy playoffs, if he hasn’t already screwed up their chances of making it in the first place.
The answer to that question is a difficult one. While Manning still ranks ahead of many other quarterback in the league in terms of fantasy value, he should no longer be considered a “must-start.” So when can you start Peyton and when should you sit him? That is a tough call. Upcoming match-ups against the Titans, Jaguars and Raiders are all favorable, but if he continues to throw more interceptions than touchdowns, you may be forced to opt for someone like Matt Cassel, Matt Ryan, or even his brother Eli.
Here is a look at what else happened during week thirteen in this edition of the TPS Monday NFL Fantasy Rewind.
Houston 24 at Philadelphia 34 - This game featured two players (Michael Vick and Arian Foster) that will guide plenty of teams to their fantasy championship.
New Orleans 34 at Cincinnati 30 – Now that is the Drew Brees that we are used to seeing.
Chicago 24 at Detroit 20 - With a 21-of-26, one touchdown, zero interception performance, is Jay Cutler shedding the reckless label?
San Francisco 16 at Green Bay 34 – It will be tough to stop Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at home in the frigid December weather at Lambeau.
Denver 6 at Kansas City 10 – After putting up 78 points in their first meeting of the season, these two teams managed to put up only 16 combined points the second time around.
Cleveland 13 at Miami 10 – Hit the panic button! Peyton Hillis failed to record a touchdown!
Buffalo 14 at Minnesota 38 -For a guy with a sprained ankle, Adrian Peterson looked pretty good out there.
Washington 7 at New York Giants 31 – It didn’t really matter who was starting at running back for the Giants in this game.
Jacksonville 17 at Tennessee 6 – Has Chris Johnson gone from a must-start to “un-startable”?
Oakland 28 at San Diego 13 – Just when we thought it was safe to count out the Oakland Raiders…
St. Louis 19 at Arizona 6 – All that so-called “hard work” from Derek Anderson has once again resulted in zero touchdowns.
Dallas 38 at Indianapolis 35 – I’m probably not the only one who was surprised to see the Cowboys defense produce like they did against the Colts offense.
Carolina 14 at Seattle 31 – The Panthers defense appears to be making a habit of giving up three touchdowns to the opposition’s starting running back.
Atlanta 28 at Tampa Bay 24 – That comeback victory should help some understand why the Falcons are currently the best team in the NFC.
Pittsburgh 13 at Baltimore 10 – Despite a broken nose, sprained foot and a slow start, Ben Roethlisberger found a way to get it done when his team needed him the most.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Aaron Rodgers, GB – 298 yards, 3 TDs, 39 RuYds
RB: Adrian Peterson, MIN – 108 total yards, 3 TDs
RB: Marshawn Lynch, SEA – 100 total yards, 3 TDs
WR: Reggie Wayne, IND – 200 yards, 1 TD
WR: Greg Jennings, GB – 122 yards, 2 TDs
TE: Vernon Davis, SF - 126 yards, 1 TD
K: Josh Brown, STL – 4 FGs, 1 XP
DEF: Giants – 4 sack, 2 INTs, 4 DFRs, 7 PA, 338 TYdA
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Eli Manning, NYG – 161 yards, 1 INT
RB: Beanie Wells, ARI – 24 total yards
RB: Fred Jackson, BUF – 48 total yards
WR: Randy Moss, TEN – 13 yards
WR: Hines Ward, PIT – 12 yards
TE: Zach Miller, OAK – 5 yards
K: Graham Gano, WSH – 0 FGs, 1 XP
DEF: Redskins – 1 INT, 31 PA, 358 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week thirteen…