The Falcons continue to show that they are for real and will be making noise when the playoffs get here. The 49ers showed spunk but once again lose a close game.
Matt Ryan: 26/43 for 273 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT’s. Once again Ryan struggled on the road as he was not crisp until the fourth quarter when the Falcons made their run. Ryan is still turning a nice profit for his fantasy football owners based on his middle round draft position.
Michael Turner: 16 carries for 58 yards along with 3 catches for 28 yards. Turner did not run the ball well in this game but the receptions were nice. Hopefully that becomes a trend as Turner would really explode in value if he can consistently haul in passes every game.
Roddy White: 7 catches for 104 yards. It was looking like a dud of a game for White as he had one catch heading into the fourth quarter but great players always get their numbers and White is a great player. This was the first game he didn’t score a TD but the rest was very good.
Harry Douglas: 3 catches for 59 yards with 1 TD. Douglas is now firmly entrenched as the number 2 wideout on this team and that has value due to its explosive nature. Douglas however is third in the hierarchy behind White and Tony Gonzalez so he is not a PPR option but a bye week fill-in for now.
Tony Gonzalez: 7 catches for 41 yards. Gonzalez’ slow start is a thing of the past as he now has put two very good weeks together. Never doubt the man again.
San Francisco 49ers:
Alex Smith: 21/32 for 188 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT’s. Smith is still incredibly inconsistent and is not trustworthy in almost fall fantasy football leagues.
Frank Gore: 21 carries for 77 yards along with 7 catches for 60 yards. This is the type of game that shows you why Gore is one of the top five running backs in the NFL. No one talks about him much but he is incredibly productive and is one of the few guys in fantasy football that can turn in huge numbers in both running and receiving.
Michael Crabtree: 5 catches for 58 yards. This is more like it as Crabtree was daydreaming throughout the season to this point. Still he can do more and that what will continue to grab the attention of fantasy football owners.
Josh Morgan: 2 catches for 20 yards. Morgan is nothing but waiver wire fodder in all fantasy football leagues.
Vernon Davis: 4 catches for 36 yards with 1 TD. The one player who wont ever criticize Alex Smith is Davis who has seen his career get on track with Smith throwing to him constantly in the red zone. Davis is a monster and will continue to be with or without Smith.