QB: Josh McCown, 38 pts
Is there a looming quarterback controversy in Chicago? Maybe, but one thing is for sure — McCown annihilated the Dallas Cowboys this week. Throwing for 4 touchdowns and 348 yards and then adding a rushing touchdown on the Monday Night stage should be a good start for those of you in the two week playoff format.
RB: Lesean McCoy, 33 pts
In professional wrestling the word “mark” is used to describe someone who is just happy to be at the show and is willing to suspend their disbelief due to their love for the product. That being said I’m a mark for McCoy. I own him, and honestly when I saw the terrible weather I was expecting a pretty bad result for him. 217 yards and two touchdowns later, in Shady’s aftermath was enough to save me from starting the injured Bush.
RB: Marcel Reece, 21 pts
When Oakland moves on from the Darren McFadden experiment one has to hope they will just give the duties to their underutilized Swiss Army knife of a fullback. It seems like every time he gets a chance he produces. This time he only managed to rack up 21 total points against the best run defense in football. Every time you find yourself wondering why some teams stay bad for so long, look at this situation where an uber talented guy sits behind an oft injured big name who the team can’t cut ties with.
WR: Josh Gordon, 24 pts
An off game for Gordon here as he posts his lowest total in 3 weeks with a measly 24pts. For those of you who are unable to decipher textual sarcasm please look at the numbers Gordon has posted during what can only be called a rampage. In a season where he missed the first 2 games, Gordon is EIGHT POINTS behind a guy you may have heard of…Calvin Johnson. As a Cleveland Fan/Gordon owner, I like seeing dudes post monster receiving days, one can only speculate what Gordon (who at this point needs a nickname, Air Gordon? Ok ok come back to me) could do with an NFL level QB and a full season of games.
WR: Da’Rick Rogers, 22 pts
Darrius Heyward-Bey’s tenure as a Colt looks to be on thin ice as Rogers emerged as a much more reliable option. Turning 9 targets into 6 catches and two touchdowns for 107 total yards is a good way to stake your claim for a starting spot opposite the struggling T.Y Hilton. Time to get paid young fella.
TE: Charles Clay, 21 pts
In a year where we’ve seen Gronk, Graham, and to a lesser extent Witten and Gonzalez continue to reign as the tight end elite, a young class of tight end has emerged. Amongst these are Jordan Cameron, (who finally came back to life), Julius Thomas, and almost silently, Clay. He has become about as reliable as it gets and is the 5th highest scoring tight end this season, mostly by virtue of staying on the field. Theres something to be said for consistency and good health and Clay has it in spades this season.
D/ST: Chiefs, 27 pts
The return of Tamba Hali righted the ship in Kansas City, well, that and a visit from the soap-opera worthy Washington team. They took advantage of the slumping team and produced a game that bettered most of the running backs this week.
K: Matt Prater, 17 pts
Prater not only put up RB2 type numbers but he also broke an NFL record with a 60+ yard kick. Say what you want about the elevation helping but that’s a hell of a kick.
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