Mid-year Review

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm ET

We've learned a lot over the first 8 weeks. Some items have been great - some not so great. Here are some of the tidbits we've learned along the way:

If Roddy White has a big game, Julio Jones will struggle (and vice versa).

Cam Newton. Matt Stafford, and Michael Vick have not played up to our draft expectations but that should change this week.

DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are not the two-headed fantasy monsters that their contracts would have us believe.

Vincent Jackson, Victor Cruz, Percy Harvin, and Marques Colston are just some of the names that have outperformed Calvin "Megatron" Johnson this year.

Chris Johnson may finally be back...well, not this week anyway.

Heath Miller has been tight end gold this year.

Any QB or WR playing the Saints or Redskins is almost automatically guaranteed to have a solid day.

Peyton Manning is back and just as much of a fantasy stud as he was before the neck injury.

There is an actual, consistent running back in the Mike Shanahan backfield. Keep it up Alf!

Robert Griffin III has been the real deal.

Rob Gronkowski is still a freak of nature who basically lives in the endzone.

The Packers apparently don't need a running game. Getting on the depth chart at RB is easier than getting on the season ticket list.

Reggie Wayne is back to elite status and has been a lifeline to rookie Andrew Luck.

Philip Rivers without Vincent Jackson is just a shell of his former self.

Romeo Crennel has no idea what's going on in his own backfield.

Vernon Davis is actually quiet and only weighs 90 lbs. How else are we to explain Alex Smith not being able to see him?

Jay Cutler is still...well, Jay Cutler.

If the day of the week ends in "y", Tony Romo will throw an interception and Cowboys fans will be asking "Why?"

Adrian Peterson heals faster than any other human being leading some to suspect that he might actually be from an alien planet.

Tony Gonzalez is like fine wine and cheese...he only gets better with age.

Everyone chastised me in the preseason for suggesting a pass on Darren McFadden. He hasn't been the monster many expected when they drafted him and he still has the 2nd half of the season to get hurt.

After Week 8's record performance, I officially have a man-crush on Jason Witten and I'm not ashamed to admit that.

The QB situation on the Jets is every bit as crazy as we thought it would be. It's like a messy divorce dragging on forever without a settlement.

Replacement refs make great Halloween costumes.

Lawrence Tynes seriously makes me rethink my position that kickers are utterly useless. Holy points Batman!

Maurice Jones-Drew has got to be regretting not getting a new contract right about now.

Ryan Mathews is going to fumble, but the Chargers stand no chance of seeing the playoffs if they don't keep him in the game.

A leaf gently falling off a tree and landing on Lions RB Jahvid Best is guaranteed to give him a concussion.

Jermichael Finley hasn't been sick in years. Apparently he can't seem to catch anything.

Randy Moss has been incredibly quiet this year. No joke here - just wanted to point this out.

Join the Discussion

BumblingFumbler CommentedNov 1, 2012 11:00 am

I disagree with your comment about Romeo Crennel. The last four words in your sentence were unneccessary.

Nerd CommentedNov 1, 2012 11:00 am

LOL. I've got to add a "Like" button to the comments section.

onehumpor2 CommentedNov 2, 2012 11:00 am

Huh. If they pay for it; that's what they get.

I've had Pierre Thamas on my bench, all season.

Now, I hear Spoles has a broken hand. I wish I would have known that, when I played Ryam Mattews Thursday nite. F Football is so irritating, especially since they play every Thursday nite, now.

BUT. Thanks to you Joe....I grabbed the San Diego DST, and it got me 25 pts. in my league. That's better than a QB!


Nerd CommentedNov 3, 2012 11:00 am

The San Diego D made a lot of people happy this week. Stellar performance.

I've been sitting on Pierre Thomas all year as well - finally get to plug him in this week. Fingers crossed!

onehumpor2 CommentedNov 3, 2012 11:00 am

He (Pierre) is a fantastic back, and can catch out the backfeild, Soft hands, and can run aftrer the catch.

Brees needs him to dissipate the pass rush.

They need to trade him, so he'll thrive, OR, AT LEAST, GIVE HIM+20= carrires / receptions per game,

onehumpor2 CommentedNov 3, 2012 11:00 am



bmaclaughlin CommentedNov 8, 2012 11:00 am

I need a WR3 and a FLEX from the following list. Please help! Rank the following:

Kenny Britt - good matchup in MIA, Jake Locker under center, getting healthier

Ryan Broyles - In the dome @MIN. Getting more targets, gets #2 corner because of Megatron, strong last two weeks

Jeremy Kerley - Tough matchup in Seattle. Default #1. Lots of targets.

Donald Jones - Assume they will be losing and have to throw it in NE. Not many TDs, but targets are on the rise.

Also, Denario Alexander is available on the waiver wire. Any suggestions are much appreciated.


Nerd CommentedNov 8, 2012 11:00 am

Std scoring: Britt, Kerley, Jones, Broyles

PPR: Britt, Jones, Kerley, Broyles

I'm not ready to jump on the Alexander bandwagon just yet.

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