As if this year’s NFL season hasn’t been crazy enough, 8 of this week’s top-5 are outside of the top-10 overall for the season. Ahmad Bradshaw claims the lone 30-point performance, putting it to those hapless Bills with 3 scores. Only two quarterbacks landed in the 20-point range, but all 5 running backs had a 20+ point performance. To make things even more exciting, all 6 wide receivers this week are fresh in our top-5 list.
My 49ers are 2nd in the NFL/NFC at 5-1, my Packers are atop by themselves at 6-0, and my prediction Eagles & Falcons are doing quite horrible. My fantasy teams with money involved are both 4-2, so being first/second place in those isn’t too shabby.
And, as you’ve been waiting for, on to the list!
- Aaron Rodgers – A specimen of perfection? He’s leading his team to an undefeated season coming off of a Super Bowl win. Throwing for 310 yards with 3 touchdowns and an interception landed Rodgers 23 fantasy points, and he’s still the #1 overall QB this year. We knew the Packers would roll over the Rams, so maybe the Brandon Lloyd pickup will help them out?
- Josh Freeman – Being in the top-10 for overall QBs isn’t a bad place to be, even if your division includes Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Cam Newton. Freeman threw for 303 yards with two scores to give his owners 20 fantasy points.
- Matthew Stafford – The guy has an arm and the desire to win, even when he gets beaten by the San Francisco 49ers. Stafford led his team to their first defeat this past weekend, throwing for 293 yards and 2 touchdowns, while taking a sack-fumble, giving his owners 19 fantasy points. He’s ranked #5 for you QB keepers. Megatron Calvin Johnson can only do so much…
- Mark Sanchez – Yeah, I watched the game last night. There was nothing pretty in it on the offensive side the ball, even though Sanchez threw for 201 yards with a touchdown. 18 fantasy points isn’t high, but it’s good enough for this week. Mark is tied for 10th overall with Freeman (above). He dove across the endzone with ball-in-hand to create some more points.
- Tom Brady & Michael Vick & Jay Cutler & Matt Ryan – a 4-way tie for 16 crappy fantasy points.
Brady threw for 289 yards, 2 scores, and 2 picks ,and is 3rd overall.
Vick isn’t what keeps his Eagles down, even if he throws 1 touchdown and 1 interception with his 237 yards. He’s #6 overall.
Cutler, oh how I don’t like him and laugh every time he gets sacked, had 2 scores with no picks with 267 yards. He’s tied for #15 overall with…
Ryan, also tied with Cutler, only threw for 163 yards and 1 touchdown; however he ran one in himself, which you really don’t expect to see him do.
- Ahmad Bradshaw – The only name really worth mentioning this week, Bradshaw had 26 carries, gaining 104 yards and 3 scores. I guess when a guy’s hot, you just keep feeding him the ball. Poor Brandon Jacobs. Ahmad is #8 overall on the RB chart, with 30 points this week.
- Michael Turner – The Burner had 27 carries for 139 yards and 2 TDs, giving his owners 25 points and is 7th overall.
- Fred Jackson – He continues to shine, with 16 carries, 121 yards, and a score. He’s still #1 overall with his 22 points this past weekend.
- Frank Gore & Rashard Mendenhall – Both guys notched 20 points this weekend to tie for the 4th/5th spot.
Folks, he’s not done yet! Gore ran the ball 15 times for 141 yards and a score as the 49ers remove the undefeated Lions. So much for their amazing defensive line.
Mendenhall is back from injury, making all other Steelers RBs obsolete. He carried the ball 23 times for 146 yards and a score, and is ranked #21 overall.
- Devin Hester – This guy’s a freak, no doubt about it. He ran in yet another kickoff last night, setting himself at 2nd overall, tying Rod Woodson and just behind Deion Sanders. That helped him get 21 fantasy points for his owners, who likely had him on the bench, as Hester is now only 24th overall. His speed helped him gain 5 catches for 91 yards and another touchdown.
- Marques Colston – Finally, the 6th round draft pick, top dog in New Orleans for the Saints, shows up! He had 7 receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown for 17 fantasy points, and is making his way up, to 55th overall WR this year.
- Jordy Nelson – He unexpectedly shows up when you need him, just as every other Green Bay receiver does. While he only caught 2 balls, one was for a huge play, totaling 104 yards and a touchdown. Surprisingly still, he’s 10th overall among WRs, despite being 3rd/4th on the depth chart for the cheeseheads.
- Arrelious Benn – 3 receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown, his 14 points will have owners looking for a waiver wire pickup as bye weeks continue.
- Jacoby Jones & Mike Wallace – Both players gave their owners 13 fantasy points.
Jones – as Andre Johnson continues to take time off, Jacoby catches 4 passes for 76 yards and a score.
Wallace – really the last remaining threat through the air, Mike caught 2 passes for 76 and a score.