Brees threw 4 TDs in the first half of the game against the Bucs, but Freeman came really close and should of had a better fantasy game. He hit V-Jax on a 95 yard TD reception that ended at the one yard line. The drive ensued with Blount for -1, Blount for 1, Blount for 0, and Freeman for -4. Talk about a buzzkill. Then the end of the game came with a strange, but I guess legal rule that stopped another TD pass. On the positive side of things, Freeman has looked good in his last 2 outings with 6 TD passes with 748 passing. When the matchup is right, he can be used.
Luck in 4 home games has 18, 23, 28, and 18 fantasy points. Luck in two road games has 8 and 5 fantasy points. Yes, he can finish as a QB1 (top 12), but will need to start producing on the road soon. He does get Ten this week on the road, which should provide him a shot at some fantasy goodness. With only a few land mines along the way, Luck has a very nice schedule coming up. With a decent set of WRs and his ability to run, top 12 is definitely doable.
Weeden has had his ups and downs this season, but is starting to come into his own in recent weeks. He now has 3 straight weeks with double digit TDs and had his first week without a turnover since week 2. Josh Gordon is making a ton of receptions, but he is making them count. If Weeden can get consistent running out of T-Rich (benched today) and his WRs can make plays, he could be a good bye week fill in.
Eli is getting his owners consistent points each week, but in 4 out of 7 games he only has 1 TD pass. Today should of been a slam dunk against the terrible Redskins secondary, but it took over 58 minutes of game time for him to take advantage after tossing 2 INTs. Of course the Victor Cruz TD went for 77 yards, which is good in performance leagues. Manning is as good as it gets in real life, but for fantasy he’s becoming middle of road pretty quick.
Cam has been less impressive in his press conferences then he has been on the field. Here is a little bit from his sleepy eyed mes today:
“The past couple of games have been the same script, by the same director. It’s kind of getting boring. It always comes down to the end, when we have our opportunities. … I sound like a broken record, and I just keep — this taste, this vibe — I’m not buying it, man. And I don’t know what it is, but something’s gonna have to change. Something’s gonna have to change real fast in order for us to make that next step.”
From a fantasy standpoint, Cam’s been OK. Not the top 5 guy we had hoped and not the guy I thought we all could be talking about as the #1 overall pick next season. He obviously needs to gain some maturity and start making plays. Luckily for his owners he has 86, 42, and 64 yards rushing in the last 3 games which is making him startable each and every week. At Chicago next week is a deathtrap.
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