Fantasy Football Players Of Week 9
Total Pro Sports – This week in the NFL was very much about backup quarterbacks. The Cowboys Brad Johnson and Brooks Bollinger both struggled in place of starter Tony Romo.
Bryon Leftwich stepped in for Big Ben on Monday night and led the Steelers to an impressive victory. Ryan Fitzpatrick helped the Bengals get their first win, and Even Rex Grossman a hand in his team beating the Lions.
It is only fitting that this week our Offensive player of the week is Gus Frerotte, who started the year on the bench. Our offensive rookie of the week is Joe Flacco, who was supposed to backup Troy Smith this season but that all changed when Smith was fell ill during the preseason and the rest is history.
Here is the complete list of the best Fantasy Football Players Of Week 9.
Best Offensive Player – Gus Frerotte, QB, Minnesota Vikings.
No, this is not a typo; Gus Frerotte is the offensive player of the week, in our opinion. Call it a slow week for Fantasy Football but, Grampa Gus had himself a dandy of a game. Frerotte completed 11 out of 18 passes and had 3 touchdowns. The Vikings seem to be in much better shape now the Frerotte is the starter and Jackson is nailed to the bench.
Honorable mention: Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants.
Best Offensive Rookie – Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens.
Flaccos appearance on this list has been long over due and this past Sunday he put together a fine game. He completed 17 passes for 248 yards adding 2 touchdowns. Flacco Looks to have all the tools necessary to be a franchise quarter back in the NFL. The Ravens managed to win a Superbowl with Trent Dilfer, so the sky is the limit for Flacco.
Honorable mention: Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons.
Best Defensive Player – John Abraham, DE, Atlanta Falcons.
The new look Falcons have benefited a great deal from the stellar play of John Abraham, who continues to torment opposing quarter backs. This past week he managed to take down Russell 3 times, which gives him 10 sacks this season. Abraham is putting together a solid year and could be in the running for defensive MVP.
Honorable mention: Justin Tuck, DE, New York Giants.
Best Defensive Rookie – Brandon Carr, DB, Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs came close to upsetting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday and rookie Brandon Carr, had the best game of his young career. The Grand Valley State product made 4 tackles and 1 interception to keep the Chiefs in the game. The Chiefs seem to have found a solid pair of corners in this years draft as Brandon Flowers has also had some big games this season.
Honorable mention: Pat Sims, DB, Chicago Bears.
Remember to check back next week for the best Fantasy Football Players of week 10.