Jumping right into the biggest gamers of the week, Aaron Rodgers had the most fantasy points for quarterbacks. He threw for 369 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 pick. Cam Newton was second in line for quarterbacks going 12 completions/204 yards/1 touchdown, 54 rushing yards with 3 touchdowns and then even added in a reception for 27 yards–huge day for the rookie! Drew Brees went 26/342/3 and Christian Ponder went 29/381/3/2. Eli Manning also had another great outing throwing for 347 yards and 3 scores.
Percy Harvin had the biggest day amongst non-quarterbacks, setting a career-high in receiving yards with 156. He had 8 catches, 2 touchdowns and 19 rushing yards as well. Shonn Greene had 88 yards rushing and 3 scores in easily his best game of the season for the Jets. Pierre Garcon went 9/150/2, Rob Gronkowski kept it rolling with 5/64/2 and also caught a 3rd touchdown which was ruled as a carry since he caught the ball as a lateral pass. Anybody playing weekly fantasy football games will want to get these names into their lineups again for next week!
On to injuries, Matt Forte looks to be in serious doubt for the remainder of the fantasy football season. He has a Grade 2 MCL sprain and is week-to-week. Marion Barber becomes the next hottest waiver pick up and should see an increase in carries. On Thursday night, LeSean McCoy was able to play through his toe injury and still managed to put up a 20+. Kevin Smith was able to play with his ailing knee against the Saints, but then had to leave the game once he turned his ankle. Maurice Morris shouldered the load in Smith’s absence and was productive. Kevin Smith should be able to play next week with some rest for that ankle and knee.
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