Surgex Sports Fantasy Studs and Duds: Week Nine
1. Doug Martin (RB) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Luckily for us we have Doug Martin on our fantasy team. The last two weeks have been historic for Martin and his fantasy owners. Martin rushed for 251 yards and had four touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. It’s hard to imagine Martin repeating his week nine performance but even if he comes anywhere near it, fantasy owners will be rejoicing.
2. Adrian Peterson (RB) Minnesota Vikings
After a few slow weeks where Peterson was unable to find the end zone, he seems to be back to his old self. Peterson rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Fantasy owners must be pleased to see Peterson running like his former self.
3. Jay Cutler (QB) to Brandon Marshall (WR) Chicago Bears
The Cutler to Marshall connection continues to dominate. Outside of one terrible week two performance against the Green Bay Packers, Cutler and Marshall are one of the top fantasy QB to WR duos in the league. Marshall had three touchdown catches from Cutler as both players had impressive fantasy weeks.
4. Andrew Luck (QB) Indianapolis Colts
We have to give a stud honor to Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck after his record breaking performance week nine. Luck threw for a rookie record 433 yards against a Miami Dolphins defense that made the New York Jets offense look foolish the week before. Add on the two touchdown throws and Luck had a solid fantasy week.
5. San Diego Chargers Defense/Special Teams
The Chargers defense did what it was supposed to do Thursday night, it shut down a pathetic Kansas City Chiefs team. The Chargers defense held the Chiefs to 13 points while scoring two touchdowns of their own.
RG3 (QB) Washington Redskins: 3
Matt Ryan (QB) Atlanta Falcons: 3
Doug Martin (RB) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2
1. Jamaal Charles (RB) Kansas City Chiefs
Charles has been a major fantasy disappointment this season. Charles had a few solid fantasy weeks from week three to six, but since then he has been virtually non-existent. Charles rushed for just 39 yards on 12 carries. Charles was knocked out of the game early, but is expected to be ready for week ten.
2. Ahmad Bradshaw (RB) New York Giants
Bradshaw was on a roll for a couple weeks, but the Giants offense has struggled the last couple weeks. Bradshaw ended up with just 48 yards rushing on 15 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bradshaw will be up against a much easier defense in the Cincinnati Bengals week ten.
3. Titus Young (WR) Detroit Lions
Titus Young’s week nine performance was a big dud for fantasy owners after he performed so well the week before. Young had 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns week eight to be followed by a two catch, 20 yard performance this past Sunday.
4. Oakland Raiders Defense/Special Teams
It absolutely kills fantasy owners when their defense/special teams comes up with negative points. The Raiders gave up 42 points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No one should have been starting the Raiders defense anyways.
5. Dez Bryant (WR) Dallas Cowboys
After a nice performance and near game winning touchdown catch, Bryant barely showed up against the Atlanta Falcons. Bryant ended up with just one catch for 15 yards in a week nine dud performance.
DeSean Jackson (WR) Philadelphia Eagles: 3
Calvin Johnson (WR) Detroit Lions: 2
RG3 (QB) Washington Redskins: 2