Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fantasy Football Report - Week 13

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Another week and another receiver lights it up for me. First it was Nate Washington, then Victor Cruz and now Percy Harvin. What was once probably my team's biggest weakness has now quietly turned into a pretty productive unit. Plus, Philip Rivers finally looked like the guy I thought I was getting with the 16th pick in the draft. 3 touchdowns, no interceptions, close to 300 yards against a good defensive team. If he starts to hit his stride now I might actually do the unthinkable and make it out of the first round for the first time in 7 years!

So the fantasy football playoffs are upon us. A few years back we decided it didn't makes sense to have the championship settled by Jim Sorgi and Billy Volek so we opted for a 13 week regular season and then 3 weeks of playoffs so we could avoid the uncertainty of week 17 when half the league plays glorified scrimmages. In a 14 team league, which we have, it works perfectly because you get a balanced schedule playing everyone once. Anyhow, I avoided the nightmare first round matchup because Waechter finished 6th but I still don't get a gimme since I'll be taking on my little brother.

Here's a look at Week 13's Top Performers:

QB - Aaron Rodgers threw for 369 yards and 4 touchdowns and marched the Packers down the field in the final minute to set up the game winning field goal against the Giants. Fantasy Points: 33
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WR - What a difference a quarterback makes. Pierre Garcon has his best game of the year catching nine passes from newly appointed starter Dan Orlovsky for 150 yards and 2 scores against the Patriots. Fantasy Points: 31
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RB - Shonn Greene had just 2 rushing touchdowns this season before this past week. On Sunday he ran for three touchdowns to go along with 88 yards as the Jets beat Washington 34-19. Fantasy Points: 26
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TE - Rob Gronkowski got into the end zone three times on Sunday against New England, twice on pass plays and on one that was ruled a run as the Patriots handled Indianapolis 31-24. Fantasy Points: 26
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K - Conner Barth was perfect on Sunday hitting field goals from 50, 47, 46 and 44 yards, but it wasn't enough as Cam Newton and the Panthers defeated Tampa Bay 38-19. Fantasy Points: 18
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DEF - The Chiefs caught the Bears without Jay Cutler and saw running back Matt Forte leave with a knee injury early on. The result was 7 sacks and 3 interceptions of Caleb Hanie in a 10-3 win. Fantasy Points: 20
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IDP - Denver linebacker Mario Haggan was in on 12 tackles (7 solo) and returned an interception for a touchdown in Denver's 35-32 win over Minnesota. Fantasy Points: 18.5
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QB - Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay - 325 points
WR - Wes Welker - New England - 222.5 points
RB - LeSean McCoy - Philadelphia - 209 points
TE - Rob Gronkowski - New England - 200 points
K - David Akers - San Francisco - 139 points
DEF - Baltimore - 140 points
IDP - D'Qwell Jackson - Cleveland - 115 points

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