I'm sorry this is a little late, however, I'm still digesting what happened this week. Last week, I went off script and wrote about The Hottest Girl in the Class instead of my usual Man Crush Monday.
I'm going off script again today because there were a lot of noteworthy performances. So today, we're going with a "Who Did What?" I think week 10 is very deserving of that exact question.
Kirk Cousins (QB, Was) - 28 points.
You like that? I hesitate putting Cousins here because the fantasy community did a pretty good job of predicting this one. However, no one predicted he would be the top scoring QB of the week. Yes, Kirk, we do like that (if we started you, anyway).
Ben Roethlisburger (QB, Pit) - 27 Points.
Best Backup Ever! Yeah, Ben scoring 27 doesn't seem out of the ordinary right? How about when he is hurt and only the "emergency" backup? Landry Jones went out quickly and there was Ben. Oh, and he produced well enough to have two of the top-five WRs. Call it bold, but I believe he won the job outright from here on out!
Jay Cutler (QB, Chi) - 24 points.
Jay Cutty Cutty. Cutler has been consistent lately, though not against daunting defenses. The Rams = daunting defense. Wait, no, they weren't; well, not against Cutler. More to come from this game...
Jeremy Langford (RB, Chi) - 29 points.
Matt Who? Langford had a great first week as the starter; but that was against the Chargers, who made Ameer Abdullah look like a pro bowler, and...he's not. This week, Langford faced St. Louis, and he was just as good if not better. Matt Forte has competition. No way around it.
Charcandrick West (RB, KC) - 27 points.
Sharknado to the Rescue. West was awesome, again. Denver has the best defense in football. Manning gave the Chiefs offense a lot of easy opportunities to score, and West made those opportunities count. I've been arguing that he's an RB2 the rest of the way, but I'm starting to think I'm wrong.
Matt Jones (RB, Was) - 24 points, Alfred Morris (RB, Was) - 10 points, Chris Thompson (RB, Was) - 7 points.
New Orleans say, "No," to tackling. 41 points combined in standard leagues. The Saints decided to be equal opportunity providers. If you started any of these three you were happy. NO will have a new DC the next game. which is sad for all fantasy offenses.
Doug Baldwin (WR, Sea) - 19 points.
Seattle WR? The random big game from a Seattle WR. It made sense this week. I would love to say they found something, but that would be silly of me.
Dwayne Harris (WR, NYG) - 14 points.
His hair is longer than yours. Did the Giants find a new WR2? He catches the ball unlike Rueben Randle. Sometimes its hard to see his name or number - that hair is seriously flowing. If your league uses return yards, he's a good WR3 for fantasy.
Jamison Crowder (WR, Was) - 12 points.
Yes, another Washington player. Here's a bold statement: Crowder is the most consistent WR in Washington for fantasy purposes. He's a PPR must add, and, if the matchup is right, must start.
Zach Miller (TE, Chi) - 22 points.
Which Zach Miller is this again? With Alec Olgetree out of the lineup for the Rams, I thought the Bears TE could benefit. I, of course, thought it would be Martellus Bennett. Miller had other plans - two TDs and an 87-yard catch. Yeah, that'll do it.
Brent Celek (TE, Phi) - 13 points.
No, not Zach. Everyone has been waiting for a breakout season for the Philly tight end, but, like above, the TE who went off wasn't the one everyone was expecting. Even Brent's younger brother in San Francisco has been getting more pub. Good to see the old guard getting some run.
Justin Perillo (TE, GB) - 11 points.
Who? Yeah, I asked the same question. The Lions give up production to TEs, and this was the week of the TE2. Pretty sure that's the first time those words have ever been constructed together.
On a very good note for me, the Lions took down the mighty Packers. The Giants almost took down the Patriots. Peyton passed Favre for the all time passing yards record (that's all we're going to talk about with Peyton at this point). It was a crazy week. Do I say that every week? I think I do.