2014 Fantasy Football Champs and Chumps: Week 9
Ben Roethlisberger- 25/37, 340 yards, 6 TDs- 35.7 fantasy points
Yeah that’s 12 touchdowns in two games. Don’t touch him. You might burn yourself. However, he’s not a bad sell high candidate, especially for Foles owners. #ValueCity
Tom Brady- 33/53, 333, 4 TDs, INT – 27.6 fantasy points
And it continues… the Patriots are now establishing themselves as a force in the AFC, and now are showing people why they may actually be the best team in the conference. Top 5 QB moving forward…
Peyton Manning- 34/57, 438 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs- 21.7 fantasy points
A valiant effort in the loss, but he was second best quarterback on the field in Foxborough.
Philip Rivers- 12/23, 138 yards, 3 INTs- NEGATIVE 2.3 fantasy points
Just a horrific day for Rivers as the Dolphins D gobbled him up all day and further established themselves as one of the best defenses in the league.
Running Back Champs:
Jeremy Hill- 24 Rush, 154 yards, 2 TDs; 1 Rec, 9 yards– 28.3 fantasy points
You can legitimately make the argument the argument that Hill is a better play than Bernard because with Bernard out, Hill isn’t battling anyone for carries. He should be a stud as long as Gio is out…
Marshawn Lynch-21 Rush, 67 yards, 2 TDs; 5 Rec, 76 yards- 26.3 fantasy points
Beast mode didn’t go over 100 yards rushing, but was the Seahawks best offensive weapon Sunday, as they took care of the Raiders…I would feel very comfortable acquiring Lynch in any league format, as the Seahawks realize that his success directly correlates with wins.
Matt Asiata- 10 Rush, 26 yards, 3 TDs; 4 Rec, 31 yards – 25.7 fantasy points
He isn’t dominating the touches, but he’s seeing all the goal line work. You still can’t start the guy with confidence, but hey, at least there is a trend here. He has six touchdowns on the season. He had three in week four. He had three this week. This means he will have three touchdowns in week 14 against the Jets, right?
Running Back Chumps:
Chris Ivory- 8 Rush, 22 yards– 2.2 fantasy points
This is a bit disconcerting, but even moreso that CJ2k had over 100 total yards on the day. GET ME OFF THIS MERRY-GO-ROUND!
Brandon Oliver - 13 Rush, 19 yards, 1 Rec, 7 yards- 2.6 fantasy points
Heading into the bye it’s going to be interesting how they decide to divide the carries between him and Matthews, assuming he will be ready to suit up week 11. Monitor closely.
Wide Receiver Champs:
Jeremy Maclin-5 Rec, 158 yards, 2 TDs-27.8 fantasy points
The second week in a row at the top. His stock has NEVER been hotter… However, let’s see if it takes a hit with Mark Sanchez at the helm.
Mike Evans- 7 Rec, 124 yards, 2 TDs – 24.4 fantasy points
Mike Evans is getting more and more involved in the offense, and Glennon loves him in the red zone. It’s hard to see who will have more fantasy value moving forward between him and V-Jax. We advise that you avoid the situation altogether…
Allen Hurns- 7 Rec, 112 yards, 2 TDs – 23.2 fantasy points
Oh, hey Mr. Hurns? Haven’t seen you show up since week one…you can stay on waivers until you show some consistency in that high powered Jags offense (sarcastic tone)!
Wide Receiver Chumps:
Cordarrelle Patterson- 1 Rec, 9 yards- 0.9 fantasy points
Drop city, drop drop city. He will be the biggest athletic freak on waivers, but that’s where he belongs in any league under 14 teams. #Isthisreallife
Pierre Garcon- 3 Rec, 15 yards-1.5 fantasy points
He’s one of the guys making you pull your hair out all season long…
Kelvin Benjamin- 2 Rec, 18 yards-1.8 fantasy points
A super disappointing day for our boy, Kelvin, as the Panthers just couldn’t get anything done offensively…
Tight End Champs:
Rob Gronkowski- 9 Rec, 105 yards, TD- 16.5 fantasy points
18 catches, 254 yards and four touchdowns over the past two weeks. The beast is officially back. Gronk spike football HARD!!!!
Mychal Rivera- 8 Rec, 38 yards, 2 TDs- 15.8 fantasy points
Don’t let this fluke excite you.
Jimmy Graham- 7 Rec, 83 yards, TD- 14.3 fantasy points
Another day at the office for Jimmy, as he slowly gets closer to full health.
Tight End Chumps:
Clay Harbor- ZERO catches, ZERO yards- ZERO fantasy points
I’m just gonna call him “Goose” Harbor. Sounds like a beer…
Zach Ertz-1 Rec, 4 yards- 0.4 fantasy points
Zach, it really Ertz when you can’t produce bro…#ErtzDonut
Star Rookie Watch:
Brandin Cooks- 3 Rec, 38 yards - 3.8 Fantasy Points
Oh boy… don’t expect him for more than a flex play at best…
Sammy Watkins- *BYE
Kelvin Benjamin-[see chumps section]
**Note: Fantasy points denote standard, non-PPR scoring.
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