Light day in the NFL schedule with all of the byes but as always here is the wrapup of all the QB performances in fantasy football.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: 24/48 for 223 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Fitzpatrick has been more than solid for over a month now and that continued today against a tough Chiefs defense. I am on board if anyone feels the need to pick him up as he has proven enough to me to be a viable fantasy football option.
Matt Cassell: 14/26 for 152 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. Cassell himself has been solid the last month but I am still of the view that he is not fantasy football worthy due to te heavy run reliance in this offense and the fact Cassell wont have many big yardage games.
Matt Moore: 23/37 for 194 yards with 1 TD and 3 INT. Moore put last week’s solid outing way into the rearview mirror with this stinker. Not to be looked at under any circumstances.
Sam Bradford: 25/32 for 191 yards with 2 TD and 0 INT. Love this kid. I am a huge fan already and will look to make sure I draft him in my money league last season as a backup at he very least. He looks real comfortable right now and could be a fantasy football asset the rest of the year.
Kyle Orton: 28/40 for 369 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Orton has not been much of a factor the last few weeks and its quite possible we are seeing a stat correction here after that ridiculous start. I wouldn’t bench him yet but the rose is starting to come off the bloom.
Troy Smith: 12/19 for 196 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. Not bad for the guy’s first start but Smith is nothing but a waiver guy right now. He has big time tools but he hasn’t played much of a role in the NFL to this point and we need to see a lot more before we consider giving him a look.
Matthew Stafford: 26/45 for 212 yards with 4 TD’s and 1 INT. Big time outing here for Stafford who has teased us with his ability before only to disappoint the next week. Keep a close eye here as well saw how good Shaun Hill played in this offense before he got hurt.
Donovan McNabb: 17/30 for 210 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Mediocre is the word to use when describing McNabb as a fantasy football option this season. McNabb surely missed Andy Reid’s high motor passing offense and he doesn’t have the same weapons in Washington. Still we all know he can go off at any moment so he stays a solid backup for now.
Aaron Rodgers: 15/34 for 170 yards with 0 TD and 0 INT. Sure it was a tough opponent in the Jets but the fact he didn’t even get one TD was a disappointment to say the least. Rodgers is still a must start guy every week but he surely is well behind last season’s fantasy football MVP type pace.
Mark Sanchez: 16/38 for 256 yards with 0 TD and 2 INT. Speaking of coming back to earth, that’s now two weeks in a row of two picks for Sanchez after not throwing any before that point. Sanchez is still a work in progress and should be your team’s starter.
Chad Henne: 24/37 for 217 yards with 0 TD’s and 1 INT. Just when Henne started to engender some trust in the fantasy football world, he gives you this useless line. Its clear now he hasn’t taken that next step and its why we call them sleepers for a reason.
Carson Palmer: 17/38 for 156 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 INT. The yards were not good but the two TD’s were a boost. Palmer has moved into starting material once again due to the crazy weapons he has around him so play the matchups here.
David Garrard: 17/21 for 260 yards with 4 TD’s and 0 INT’s along with a rushing TD. Wow that came out of the blue. Garrard was out of his mind this week but don’t get carried away with this. He is still nothing but a bench guy for now.
Jon Kitna: 34/49 for 379 yards with 1 TD and 4 INT. This game is Kitna in a nutshell. He has the ability to rack up big yardage totals but the carelessness to throw picks by the boatload. Some in the fantasy football community thought Kitna was a shrewed pickup due to the offense he is in but this game should serve as a harsh dose of reality.
Vince Young: 10/21 for 256 yards with 2 TD’s and 0 INT’s. Young was having a good game until he once again left with injury. So far Young has been very brittle as a starter but I am not a fan of his as far as fantasy football is concerned. He just doesn’t consistently rack up the big passing totals.
Philip Rivers: 27/36 for 305 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 INT. Rivers is having an awesome season no matter who his targets are. He surely has answered the preseason concerns I had with Vincent Jackson out of the lineup. He has been a top five player at his position all year.
Josh Freeman: 18/25 for 278 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. Freeman did his part in the shootout and he has crazy natural ability that could turn into top tier fantasy football status. I think 2011 is his year and that he is still too inconsistent to be counted on as we approach playoff season.
Derek Anderson: 16/24 for 234 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT. Anderson did some nice things in relief of Max Hall but he continues with the turnovers which cost him the job in the first place. Until he can work on that, he wont be anything more than a waiver guy.
Brett Favre: 22/32 for 259 yards with 0 TD’s and 1 INT. I am sure Favre keeps asking himself why he came back as he was knocked out of this game with a major gash on his chin. This team is a sinking ship right now and Favre is totally unownable.
Tom Brady: 16/27 for 240 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. This is now three straight games with Brady throwing for only 1 TD and the worries are starting to leading fantasy owners to act. As a Brady owner, I was offered Philip Rivers for Jason Witten and I am thinking about it. The Pats passing offense looks like a shell of its former self without Randy Moss and I don’t want to go into the playoff season with that concern. Brady’s name still carries plenty of weight so if you are an owner like myself, try to see what you can get here.
Jason Campbell: 15/27 for 310 yards with 2 TD and 0 INT. That is two straight very good outings for Campbell who looks like he is getting comfortable in the offense. Still I don’t trust any Raiders QB and neither should you.
Matt Hasselbeck: 13/ 32 for 160 yards with 0 TD and 1 INT. The end is near for Hasselbeck in Seattle. It was a good ride while it lasted.
Ben Roethlisberger: 17/28 for 195 yards with 0 TD and 1 INT. Terrible outing for Big Ben against an awful Saints defense. Still chalk it up as a bad game.
Drew Brees: 34/44 for 305 yards with 2 TD and 1 INT. That’s the Brees we all love. Great game against a stout Steelers defense. I wrote last week that you should do everything you can to trade for Brees off of that bad stretch he had but after this that window is shut for good.