Week 12 Studs and Duds

Week 12 Studs and Duds

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STUDS:

Robert Griffin:

The super rookie continued to tear the NFL a new one. Griffin is putting up numbers that have most likely propelled his owners to top seeds in fantasy leagues across the globe. His 311 yards and four touchdown performance Sunday left many owners checking their smart phones while shopping Thanksgiving deals and giving thanks for RGIII.

Dez Bryant:

Hey, Bryant followed his great performance with another against the Redskins. Eight catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns are perfect for a playoff run. Now let's just hope he isn't peaking too early.

Calvin & Andre Johnson

Not since the ‘no tears' formula has Johnson & Johnson performed at such a high level. That's what two number one receivers are supposed to do. A combined 17 catches for 328 yards and a score. Houston won the game, but Johnson owners picked up a Thanksgiving day boost.

Arian Foster:

After letting fantasy owners everywhere down a week ago with his 40 yard performance, Foster got back on track against the kitties of Detroit. He rushed 20 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

Doug Martin:

You know that scene in Dumb and Dumber where Harry and Lloyd head the wrong way and expected the Rocky Mountains to be a bit more rocky than that? Well, we expected D-Mart to do a bit more damage on the ground than he did. He scored twice, so we're not complaining, but his 50 yards on 21 attempts were a bit disappointing.

DUDS:

Marshawn Lynch:

Well that was a direct shot to the boiler. Lynch ran 19 times for just 49 yards. Maybe he was still sleepy from all the turkey. That is doing nothing to bolster fantasy owners confidence heading into the playoffs.

Carson Palmer:

Well, that wasn't much of a homecoming. In a word, Palmer sucked. After three weeks of above average play, he took a huge nose dive with only 146 yards passing and only one touchdown. Maybe he thought he was back in Cincinnati and playing in a Bengals uniform.

Christian Ponder:

Raise your hand if you are still using Christian Ponder? Seeing none, it is almost piling on to list him here. We simply can't ignore the inconsistent second year quarterback. He has failed to reach 160 yards in three of his past five games including two stinkers where he threw for 63 and 58 yards.

Michael Turner:

I really wish Atlanta would see what the rest of us do. Michael Turner is standing in the way of Jaquizz Rodgers becoming a viable option. Turner is eating 13-20 carries per game and just not producing. His 17 yards on 13 carries against the Bucs were pedestrian, but he did find the end zone.

Aaron Rodgers:

I don't like to put A-Rodg here, but his performance against the Giants was pathetic. He didn't get much help from his offensive line as they gave up five sacks. Outside of his 61 yard bomb to Jordy Nelson for a touchdown, Rodgers completed just 13 passes for 158 yards.

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