Some interesting performances in Week 9 to get to lets not waste time here.
Philip Rivers: 17/23 for 295 yards with 4 TD’s and 1 INT. Rivers is playing like an MVP as he continues to rack up huge passing games every week. He is also on pace to break Drew Brees’ record for passing yards in a season. The preseason concers about Rivers being without Vincent Jackson were totally inaccurate.
Matt Schaub: 21/32 for 266 yards with 0 TD and 1 INT. What a letdown this guy continues to be this season. Schaub should be doing much better than he is with the nice weapons he has but it just hasnt happened. All in all Schaub will fall way short of preseason excpectaions and I wouldnt even blame owners if they benched him next week.
Derek Anderson: 15/26 for 179 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. Anderson is the personification of mediocre and he shouldnt be on anyone’s starting lineup. We wasted enough time here.
Brett Favre: 36/47 for 466 yards with 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s. This was the most passing yards Favre jas ever had in a game and this was a big time performance from the much maligned passer. The season has been a letdown for sure but this shows you that Favre still has what it takes to get it done. Its just that performances like this happen less often than ever before.
Drew Brees: 27/43 for 253 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 INT. Brees has gotten himself back on track like I predicted. Having Reggie Bush back soon is also huge and it will open up the passing game further. All in all Brees is looking like the QB we all got used to seeing over the last few years and count on it continuing.
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Tom Brady: 19/36 for 224 yards with 2 TD’s and 0 INT’s. It was an encouraging start for Brady who went three straight games with 1 TD pass each. Still the passing offense looked out of sync once again and as a Brady owner, I am still concerned about going into the playoff with him.
Colt McCoy: 14/19 for 174 yards with 0 TD’s and 0 INT’s. I liked McCoy coming out of college but not nearly on the level of Sam Bradford who shamelessly am in love with. The kid has spunk and has a knack for making plays. Still he is not worth owning in all fantasy football leagues.
Matt Ryan: 24/36 for 235 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. I dont if its just me but Ryan has the quietest 13 TD’s in the game. He has been very steady in almost every game this season but he hasnt been spectacular. There is something to be said for consistency however and Ryan certainly has proven to be a mid tier fantasy football QB this season.
Josh Freeman: 11/21 for 189 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 INT. The growth continues for Freeman who has earned starting status in most leagues now. He has all the tools to continue with his ascent into one of the better passers in the league and next year could be the one where he becomes elite.
Jay Cutler: 17/30 for 188 yards with 2 TD’s and 0 INT. Finally a good game from Cutler who has been useless for the last month due to injury and inconsistency. He has not totally earned back the trust of the fantasy football community but this is a nice first step.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: 31/51 for 299 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT’s. Not a great start by any means but Fitzpatrick limited the damage. No need to pull him from lineus off this game as he has been very solid for too long to jump ship so quickly.
Chad Henne: 22/34 for 231 yards with 0 TD’s and 3 INT’s. This is the type of start that gets you benched and I wouldnt be surprised if Henne takes a seat now. He has failed to take the next step that I and many others predicted for him and now it could be time for the Dolphins to look elsewhere. Very disappointed in him this year. Yeah I missed on this one for sure.
Joe Flacco: 20/27 for 266 yards with 2 TD’s and 0 INT’s. Even though I missed on Henne, I was dead on with Flacco who I lavished plenty of praise on during the preseason. The guy has been a top 5 fantasy football QB the last month and a half and he is quickly putting himself in the discussion as one of the best passers in the game.
Mark Sanchez: 22/39 for 323 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Sanchez is tough to depend on as he goes up and down more than an elevator. Still this was a very good game albeit with only one score. Long term he looks to be decent but I wouldnt go into the fantasy football playoffs with him as your starter.
Matthew Stafford: 20/36 for 240 yards with 2 TD’s with no INT along with 1 rushing TD. Tough break here for Stafford and his fantasy football owners as he left the game in the fourth quarter with a recurrence of his shoulder injury that he suffered in Week 1. Stafford was in a lot of pain and you can be sure he will miss a few games. This is a real shame.
Eli Manning: 21/32 for 290 yards with 3 TD’s and 0 INT. Manning was nearly flawless here and he won alot of game for fantasy owners this week. It goes to show you dominate he can be when he is not throwing picks and the weapons he has is almost unfair. Count on continued success from Manning but beware the December playoff winds as we head toward the playoff season.
Charlie Whitehurst: 12/23 for 113 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT. You wonder what the Seahawks saw in Whitehurst to give up a draft pick for the guy. He wad dreadful here but he should be cut some slack. This was his first start ever and it came against the ferocious Giants defense. Still I wouldnt put him on my opponents roster.
Peyton Manning: 31/52 for 294 yards with 1 TD and 2 INT. The Colts offense was a mess all game as Manning could not get into a rhythm. This certainly registers as one of his worst games of the season but you know he will come back with a vengence. Stop worrying.
Michael Vick: 17/29 for 218 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT. It is still somewhat of a shock to me that Vick is playing so good. The evidence is clear to see though and he should continue being put in linups due to the weapons he has and the comfort level he is showing in Philadelphia.
Jason Campbell: 19/33 for 229 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Cmapbell’s improved play is a big reason why the Raiders have a winning record right now. He has looked very solid since returning to the lineup but he stopped being a usable fantasy football option last season.
Matt Cassell: 20/35 for 216 yards with 2 TD’s and 1 INT. Cassell himself has been very solid the last month but I stand by my comments about him not being a good option due to the reliance on the run. Leave him along for now.