Darren McFadden: 10 carries for 14 yards along with 2 catches for 16 yards. It figures the week I trade Matt Forte in a deal for Darren McFadden (not straight up), the former does great for the first time in awhile and the latter stinks. Once the trade was done and I saw who D-Mac’s matchup was for this week I knew it was going to be bad. Chalk it up to a good defense doing its thing here.
Rashard Mendenahll: 23 carries for 59 yards with 1 TD and 1 fumble. Mendenhall wasnt great here running the ball and the fumble hurt the impact of the TD. Also he wasnt involved at all in the passing game. Just worry about him wearing down some as he has gotten a ton of carries.
Peyton Hillis: 21 carries for 48 yards along with 6 catches for 95 yards with 1 TD. The great thing about Hillis is the fact he can contribute both in the passing and running game which results in very few useless days. The guy has been a monster all season and will be a late first round pick in fantasy football drafts next season. Would have loved to see the look on your face when I said this to you in Week 1.
Maurice Jones-Drew: 23 carries for 133 yards with 1 TD and 1 fumble along with 3 catches for 87 yards. Jones-Drew easily has been the best running back in fantasy football the last month and he has more than made up for his early struggles. Ride him all the way to a potential title.
Ronnie Brown: 3 carries for 10 yards along with 3 catches for 19 yards. I know the Dolphins fell behind big early but only three carries is ridiculous, especially when you note that third-stringer Tyler Thigpen was starting at QB. Its the same story with Brown every week. Not enough carries and catches to make a fantasy football impact.
Matt Forte: 25 carries for 97 yards with 1 TD along with 2 catches for 7 yards. This was the one good game from Forte that he supplies a month and he is no doubt maddening to own due to his wildly inconsistent performances. I traded him before the week and I feel relieved.
Keiland Williams: 23 carries for 68 yards along with 6 catches for 27 yards. Williams now is the starter with Clinton Portis getting hurt again in his return and Ryan Torain also hobbled. This was actually a solid PPR game from Williams and those in that type of fantasy football setup should take a shot.
Chris Johnson: 21 carries for 130 yards along with 2 catches for 6 yards. Johnson has been especially hot lately after some inconsistency early on and it comes at the right time of the season with the playoff approaching. Yeah I will take him if anyone wants to get rid of the guy.
Arian Foster: 22 carries for 84 yards with 2 TD and 1 fumble along with 6 catches for 59 yards. Foster did great against a tough defense and he has more than proven himself as much more than a fantasy football one hit wonder.
LaDainian Tomlinson: 12 carries for 36 yards along with 7 catches for 71 yards. Tomlinson is not getting enough carries to make a big impact in the running game but the overall package is solid in PPR formats due to the catches. I advised you to sell high a few weeks ago and still believe he will wear down when you need him most so be proactive here. This was a good game to talk up his value.
Ray Rice: 19 carries for 65 yards with 1 TD along with 6 catches for 66 yards. Rice is doing it all once again after struggling at the start of the fantasy football season. There was some question as to whether he was worth a top four pick in drafts and even though the jury is still out on that, he is doing his part to answer that in the affirmative.
Mike Goodson: 22 carries for 120 yards along with 5 catches for 31 yards. Its amazing that on a team that had both DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart on it, that Goodson in only two games has shown himself to be the most valuable of the three. He has gone over the 100 yards mark the last two weeks and has made a nice impact in the passing game. He wont score many TD’s but a back that has shown he can contribute across the board that is widely available is worth a pickup.
Adrian Peterson: 14 carries for 72 yards along with 1 catch for 16 yards. Thats two useless games in the last three for Peterson so some will start to wonder whether the entire offensive malaise the team is going through is now affecting their All-Pro running back. Right now I dont think thats the case and Peterson should be just fine but keep an eye on this.
Arizona Backs: Tim Hightower got 12 carries to Beanie Wells’ 8 and so here we go again with the running back carousel with Arizona. Neither guy is worth anything in all fantasy footbal leagues.
Thomas Jones: 15 carries for 71 yards with 2 TD’s. Here we go again with Jones as he just wont go away as far as Jamaal Charles owners are concerned. What a joke.
Jamaal Charles: 12 carries for 88 yards along with 4 catches for 38 yards. Charles yards/carry average is ridiculously good and its a running joke how stupid Todd Haley is with this guy. What a waste.
Felix Jones: 11 carries for 51 yards with 1 fumble along with 3 catches for 35 yards. Jones and Marion Barber are basically clones of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. Nothing to see here.
Detroit Lions Backs: Maurice Morris of all people led the team in rushing as Jahvid Best mercifully was taken out of the role. Best still caught four passes but he has not helped much outside of his awesome Week 2 game his rookie season.
Fred Jackson: 21 carries for 116 yards with 2 TD’s along with 3 catches for 13 yards. Jackson has been a huge help the last two weeks and he looks llike a nice boost as we hit the fantasy football playoff season.
Cedric Benson: 25 carries for 124 yards with 1 TD and 1 fumble along with 3 catches for 22 yards. Benson was predictably great here as the Bills have the worst rushing defense in the league. Overall he has been a far cry from last season but dont cut him yet despite his poor showing at this point.
Christopher Ivory: 23 carries for 99 yards with 1 TD. The Saints look like the have something here in Ivory as Pierre Thomas just cant get healthy. He has zero impact in the passing game so this is for TD heavy leagues only.
LeGarrette Blount: 26 carries for 82 yards. Blount is having a similar season to what Ivory is doing as he too us running well without contributing in the passing game. He is the more stable fantasy football stock however as he will get more carries than Ivory as he has less competition in the lineup.
Frank Gore: 12 carries for 23 yards along with 5 catches for 37 yards. It was Gore’s worst game of the year but he gets a pass due to the fact he has been great all season.
Steven Jackson: 11 carries for 54 yards along with 3 catches for 7 yards. Jackson has been so boring this season as he really hasnt contributed many big plays. I dont think age is an issue but his health could be as he has been dinged up all season. Without a doubt though his 90-catch season of a few years ago was a major fluke in his career.
Michael Turner: 28 carries for 131 yards with 1 TD along with 1 catch for -4 yards. Turner got a huge amount of work here but the big guy has proven he can tout the ball that much without an affect on his numbers. We all know he wont catch passes but his running is top notch.
Ben-Jarvis Green-Ellis: 21 carries for 96 yards with 1 TD along with 1 catch for 4 yards. Green-Ellis has been a real find in TD heavy leagues this season but thats the extent of his value.
Donald Brown: 17 carries for 68 yards along with 3 catches for 40 yards. Brown did nice work in place of Joseph Addai but the latter should be back next week so his value will be nil at that point.