Studs and Duds: Week Eight

Studs and Duds: Week Eight

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Doug Martin: The rookie ran over, around and through the Vikings defense to the tune of 214 combo yards and two touchdowns. We've been waiting for the breakout party in Tampa and Martin delivered.

Peyton Manning: Charch's number one quarterback delivered on Sunday night. Manning threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns as the Broncos crushed the Saints.

Jason Witten: A dream fantasy day for a tight end. 18 catches and 167 yards for Witten. He was one of three Cowboys receivers to have over 100 yards receiving in the game, but his 18 catches were easy money for PPR leagues. |

Matt Ryan: Ryan threw for 262 and three touchdowns and continues to be a fantasy point machine ever week.

Rob Gronkowski: The only thing more entertaining than Gronk's two spikes following his two scores was his eight catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns.


Jamaal Charles: We're not exactly sure why Jamaal Charles only got five carries against Oakland and, well, neither does Romeo Crennel. Five carries, four yards, fantasy playoff hopes…dead.

Michael Vick: Although his fantasy value fell off the train miles ago, the Michael Vick era is coming to a screeching halt in Philadelphia and maybe overall. Vick put up 191 and a touchdown while rushing for 42 yards against Atlanta. While he didn't fumble or throw an interception, he is done.

Calvin Johnson: Megatron has played more like minitron this season. He put up his second straight three catch game against Seattle and failed to reach 50 yards in back to back games as well. More troubling is the fact that Johnson has only one touchdown this season and that came back in week three against the Titans.

Eli Manning: Memo to the Giants. Football games are four quarters, not one. The Giants jumped out 23-0 over Dallas and then they took their foot off the gas. Manning threw for only 192 yards and zero touchdowns in their win over the Boys.

Aaron Rodgers: Wait…Rodgers a dud? Well, the reigning MVP played without Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson and it showed. He did throw for two touchdowns which made up some for his lack of yards, 186 but it was a disappointing day for discount double check.

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