Fantasy Impact: Week 10

Fantasy Impact: Week 10


Fantasy Impact: Week 10


Eagles 27, Packers 13
Lambeau Field; Green Bay, Wis.
Nick Foles finished with fewer than half as many touchdown passes as he had last week, but still  did more than fine for his fantasy owners, throwing for three scores and 228 yards on only 12 completions. He also rushed for 38 yards, lost a fumble and now has 16 TD passes and nary an interception on the season.
Extra points: WR Riley Cooper also had a productive follow-up act, finishing with 102 yards and a pair of TDs on three catches, while fellow wideout DeSean Jackson had four grabs for 80 yards and a score. … LeSean McCoy rushed for 155 yards on 25 carries — his first 100-yard game since Week 6 and only his second in his past seven outings. … The numbers weren’t so pretty for the Packers, who are were down to their third-string QB when Seneca Wallace departed midway through the first quarter with a groin injury. That No. 3 man was Scott Tolzien, who finished 24-of-39 for 280 yards, a TD and a two picks — one a killer in the end zone. … Predictably, Eddie Lacy was busy with 24 carries but they only netted 73 yards. … WRs Jarrett Boykin (8-112) and Jordy Nelson (6-56) led the Pack in receiving, but it was TE Brandon Bostick (3-42) who scored the team’s lone TD.

Jaguars 29, Titans 27
LP Field; Nashville, Tenn.
The Jags got their first win, but the reported season-ending foot injury suffered by Titans QB Jake Locker (4-9, 24 yards, 0 TDs, 1 pick) in the second quarter will have the most lingering fantasy impact from this one. Ryan Fitzpatrick filled in with 264 yards and two TD passes but was stripped on a late sack and Jacksonville’s Will Blackmon returned it 21 yards for the game-sealing score.
Extra points: The Jaguars’ win didn’t translate into much fantasy success for QB Chad Henne (180 yards, 0 TDs, 2 interceptions), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (74 yards, TD on 25 touches) or WR Cecil Shorts (2-42). … A week after breaking out, Chris Johnson was back to the not-so-CJ2K with 30 yards on 12 rushes and 43 yards on five catches. … WR Kendall Wright (7-78 on 9 targets) continues to the Titans’ top target but he’s still stuck on one TD for the season. … The Jacksonville D actually was the best fantasy start here with four turnovers, a TD and a safety.

Steelers23, Bills 10
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
Rookie RB Le’Veon Bell (96 total yards, TD) continues to produce for the Black & Yellow and his fantasy owners and now has had at least 99 total yards and/or a TD in five of his six games this season.
Extra points: Ben Roethlisberger didn’t do much with only 204 yards, a TD and an interception. … As usual, WR Antonio Brown (6-104) was Big Ben’s top target, but No. 3 wideout Jerricho Cotchery (2-31) remains more productive in the red zone, hauling in his fourth TD reception in the past two games and his sixth this season. … For the Bills, rookie QB EJ Manuel was back after a 5-week absence but looked out of sorts with only 155 yards, one TD, one pick and 17 rushing yards. … None of the other top fantasy Bills — RBs Fred Jackson (15 touches-62 yards), C.J. Spiller (11-34) or WR Stevie Johnson (3-48) — did much of anything. Moreover, Johnson departed in the fourth quarter with a groin injury.

Giants 24, Raiders 20
MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.
The G-Men’s Andre Brown made his debut, and got a whopping 30 carries for 115 yards and a TD. And with David Wilson on IR, Brandon Jacobs inactive again and Peyton Hillis (5-21) in the Tom Coughlin fumbling doghouse, Brown looks like he could be atop the team’s RB depth chart to stay.
Extra points: QBs Eli Manning (12-of-22-140 yards, TD, interception) and Terrelle Pryor (11-of-26-122 yards-interception) had strikingly similar stats, but Pryor also added 19 rushing yards and a TD despite a sore knee. … The N.Y. wideouts were a mixed bag with Rueben Randle (3-50) catching Manning’s TD pass, while Victor Cruz (3-37 on 10 targets) and Hakeem Nicks (4-49 on 4 targets) were non-factors. … With Darren McFadden (hamstring) a spectator, Oakland’s Rashard Jennings (20-88 rushing, 2-19 receiving) topped 100 total yards for the second straight game.

Rams 38, Colts 8
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Rookie Tavon Austin finally looked like the game-changing player he was hyped to be in the preseason, catching a pair of TD passes totaling 138 yards and returning a punt 98 yards for another score, leaving the stunned Colts grasping at air.
Extra points: Despite St. Louis’ big lead and a suspect Indy run defense, the Rams’ Zac Stacy (26-62) was held to less than 100 yards for the first time in three weeks, while Benny Cunningham (7-72) actually led St. Louis in rushing, thanks to a 56-yard burst. … Speaking of surprise rushing leaders, QB Andrew Luck paced the Colts with all of 17 yards on four carries, meaning it was another bust of a day for Trent Richardson (5 carries for 2 yards). … Through the air, Luck threw for 353 yards and a TD, but was picked off three times — matching his total from his first eight games. … T.Y. Hilton (7-130) remains Luck’s top target, while TE Coby Fleener only had four catches for 33 yards on 10 targets.

Seahawks 33, Falcons 10
Georgia Dome, Atlanta
This mismatch was reflected in the stats of the two early-round-drafted RBs as the Hawks’ Marshawn Lynch finished with 161 total yards and a TD on 28 touches, while the Falcons’ Steven Jackson had all of 20 yards and no scores on 12 touches. Enough said.
Extra points: Lynch didn’t hog all the fantasy fun as QB Russell Wilson threw for 287 yards and two scores, while rushing for 20 yards. … Even without Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin, the wideouts got it done for Wilson, as Golden Tate (6-106, TD), Doug Baldwin (5-76) and Jermaine Kearse (3-75, TD) all had productive afternoons. … Meanwhile, the struggles continue for Atlanta’s Matt Ryan (23-36, 172 yards, TD), even though WR Roddy White (1-20 on 4 targets) was back.

Ravens 20, Bengals 17 (OT)
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
The defending champs ended a three-game skid, but you’d never know it by the fantasy numbers of QB Joe Flacco (140 yards, 2 TDs, 2 picks) and RB Ray Rice (18-30 rushing, 6-26 receiving).
Extra points: WR Torrey Smith (5-46) and TE Dallas Clark (1-1) caught Flacco’s TD tosses, while Marlon Brown (1-10) disappointed. … Cincy’s Andy Dalton threw for 274 yards and a 2 TDs — bumped nicely by A.J. Green’s tipped, 51-yard Hail Mary score on the final play of regulation — but threw a trio of interceptions for the second straight game. … To no one’s surprise, Green (8-151) and RB Giovanni Bernard (22 touches for 95 yards) accounted for the Bengals’ TDs, while TE Tyler Eifert (3-55) and WR Marvin Jones (1-2) did little despite 17 combined targets.

Lions 21, Bears 19
Soldier Field, Chicago
Both big-play wideouts showed up here with Brandon Marshall (7-139, 2 TDs) actually outdueling Calvin Johnson (6-83, 2 TDs), but only one do-it-all RB — the Lions’ Reggie Bush (113 total yards) stood out, while the Bears’ Matt Forte (season-low 49 total yards) was held in check.
Extra points: Jay Cutler (250 yards, TD, interception) was back after missing Week 9 with a groin injury but didn’t look right for most of the afternoon and left in the fourth quarter with what was called an ankle injury. … Marshall and fellow wideout Alshon Jeffery (9-114) were targeted a combined 30 times. … TE Brandon Pettigrew (5-70) finished second to Megatron, while WR Kris Durham (1-5) caught the other TD pass thrown by Matthew Stafford (219 yards, interception)

Panthers 10, 49ers 9
Candlestick Park, San Francisco
Yeah, you could say this Carolina D is for real after traveling cross country, recording six sack, forcing two turnovers and holding the Niners to a trio of field goals and 151 total yards.
Extra points: Cam Newton, meanwhile, didn’t find the San Fran defense very hospitable as he finished with only 169 passing yards, an interception and 17 yards on the ground. … DeAngelo Williams (8-46) rushed for the game’s lone TD and had the best day out of the team’s three-headed backfield with Jonathan Stewart (13-41 rushing 0-0 receiving) and Mike Tolbert (2-7, 2-16) getting little done. … Steve Smith (6-63) led Carolina in receiving, while TE Greg Olsen only had one catch for 14 yards. … With the Panthers’ defense in town, no one expected a huge day from 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, but only 91 yards passing and 16 rushing? Double-ouch. … Frank Gore, with 82 rushing yards and 21 receiving, accounted for 103 of the Niners’ 151 yards. … Mario Manningham was targeted a team-high six times in his season debut and finished with three catches for 30 yards, while fellow WR Anquan Boldin had three grabs for 23 yards. … TE Vernon Davis (1-2) left with concussion symptoms in the second quarter and didn’t return.

Cardinals 27, Texans 24
University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.
Two Arizona pass-catchers had TD receptions, but they weren’t named Larry Fitzgerald (3-23) or Michael Floyd (2-31), who departed with a shoulder issue in the second quarter. Instead, WR Andre Roberts (5-72) and TE Rob Housler (4-57) struck paydirt.
Extra points: Cards QB Carson Palmer was a ho-hum 20-of-32 for 241 yards, two TD and an interception, while rookie Andre Ellington (73 total yards on 13 touches) outgained Rashard Mendenhall (51 on 14, fumble) once again. … QB Case Keenum made his second start for the Texans and followed up on his four-TD debut with three scores and 201 yards. … Two of the TDs went to rejuvenated wideout Andre Johnson (5-37), while rookie DeAndre Hopkins led the squad in receptions (6), yards (69) and finished one behind Johnson in targets (11). … With the pre-game reports that Arian Foster’s season likely is over, Ben Tate and his fractured ribs managed 64 total yards on 18 touches. Backup Dennis Johnson, meanwhile, got only five touches for 21 yards.

Broncos 28, Chargers 20
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Peyton Manning: 330 passing yards and four TDs — any chance you missed that over the Broncos’ bye week? Still, despite more big numbers, the 37-year-old QB absorbed several big hits, including a low shot that left him gimpy in the game’s final minute.
Extra points: The Thomas boys — WR Demaryius (7-108, 3 TDs) and TE Julius (3-96, TD) — had big days for Denver, while WRs Eric Decker (3-52) and Wes Welker (3-31) played supporting roles this week. … RB Knowshon Moreno had his fifth 100-total-yard outing (114, including 8-49 receiving) of the season, but don’t be surprised if you start seeing more of rookie Montee Ball (5-20) down the stretch as they look to lighten Moreno’s load. … A fantasy QB duel it wasn’t as the Bolts’ Philip Rivers (218 yards, TD) had his quietest outing in weeks, with TE Antonio Gates (4-62) and WR Keenan Allen (4-42) serving as his most frequent targets. … RBs Ryan Mathews (15 touches-61 total yards) and Danny Woodhead (10-44) both found their way into the end zone for San Diego.

Saints 49, Cowboys 17
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Good luck if your fantasy opponent’s QB is Drew Brees; just forget about it if Brees is playing at home. After torching the battered Dallas defense for 392 yards and four TDs Sunday night, Brees now has 1,836 yards and 19 TDs, including one rushing, in five Superdome contests this season.
Extra points: Brees’ big numbers were predictable, but the production of RB Mark Ingram (145 rushing yards, TD) and WR Marques Colston(7-107, TD) was anything but. Ingram entered the game with 50 rushing yards, while Colston had totaled six receptions for 44 yards over the Saints’ previous four games. … RBs Pierre Thomas (111 total yards) and Darren Sproles (88) had a pair of TDs apiece, while TE Jimmy Graham (5-59) had a poor outing by his league-leading standards. … For the Cowboys, RB DeMarco Murray (95 total yards, TD) was one of the few fantasy bright spots as Tony Romo (128 passing yards, TD), Dez Bryant (1-44) and Jason Witten (2-27) did little to nothing. … Rookie wideout Terrance Williams (1-21) caught a TD pass for the fifth time in six games.


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