Week Eleven: Studs and Duds

Week Eleven: Studs and Duds

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Studs:

Matt Schaub 527 yards passing 5 TD

Schaub threw as many touchdowns in his game against Jacksonville than he did his last three contests combined. His 527 yards were a season high. Up until Sunday, Schaub hadn't reached 300 yards passing in any game.

Andre Johnson 14 rec 273 yards TD

You had to see this one coming right? Schaub had a career day and Johnson was the main beneficiary. Outside of a four catch performance in the rain and wind in Chicago in week 10, Johnson has patched together four straight weeks of eight catches or more.

Dez Bryant 12 rec 145 yards TD
Dez finally showed up. He piled as many catches Sunday than he had combined since week six. For all you math majors, that is five games worth of data. In week six, Bryant caught 13 balls, then followed it up with a two catch stinker against Carolina the next week. He's got the Redskins on Thanksgiving this week to try to reverse that trend.

Robert Griffin 200 yards passing 4 TD 0 84 yards rushing

Just like Charch predicted, Griffin was back to his old ways Sunday with another grand performance. The rookie is proving he can do it all completing 14-of-15 passes.

Justin Blackmon 7 rec 236 yards TD

With all the hype surrounding Blackmon, it was only a matter of time before he broke out. Unfortunately for his fantasy value, he is started in only around 25 percent of leagues. Up until yesterday he produced 250 yards of receiving yards. It is the fantasy equivalent of driving a junker of a car, filling it with gas, and doubling the value.

Rob Gronkowski 7 rec 137 yards 2 TD
Here's the good news for Gronk owners. His performance Sunday most likely propelled you to fantasy victory. Now, on to the bad news. He broke his left forearm late in the game and will sit at least four weeks. At best, he could be back for week 16 which is championship week, but will most likely be a fantasy non-factor the rest of the way.

Duds:

Arian Foster 77 yards rushing
It is crazy how dominating Foster has been. The most consistent back in fantasy football had either topped 100 yards in 18 of his last 19 regular season games dating back to last season. That is what makes his 77 yard performance such a shot to the gut. To make matters worse, the Texans scored 43 points against a so-so Jacksonville defense.

Steven Ridley 28 yards rushing TD

Yes, Ridley scored, but his 28 pedestrian yards on 13 carries were pathetic. With a #3 ranking this week, Ridley didn't deliver even as the Pats were in blow out mode against the Colts.

Ray Rice 40 yards rushing
The matchup with Pittsburgh was a tough one. We were however looking for something a little north of two yards per carry. The only news worse than the Hostess bankruptcy this week was Rice's 20 carry performance on Sunday night.

Julio Jones 33 yard receiving
The signs were all there and we were all warned that Jones would have a down week…and he did. Roddy White has become Matt Ryan's favorite target and Jones owners are, well…Jonseing for a better performance.

Matt Ryan 301 yards passing 5 INT
Ryan completed 28 passes Sunday, well 33 if you count the interceptions. His yardage was okay as he topped 300 yards for the third straight week and fifth this season. He failed to throw a touchdown for the second time in three weeks which is troubling at best.

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