Surgex Sports Studs and Duds: Week 11
1. Matt Schaub (QB) Houston Texans
Schaub is such a good fantasy quarterback, it’s surprising he isn’t on the studs list a lot more often. He threw for 527 yards and five touchdowns. If only there were an stud performance of the year award we could give out, Schaub would be in the running with this performance.
2. Andre Johnson(WR) Houston Texans
It’s about time Andre Johnson. Fantasy owners have been waiting all season for this type of performance. Outside of his week one performance against the Dolphins, Johnson has been a disappointment for fantasy owners. Johnson made up for it week 11, with his 14 catch, 273 yard performance against the Jaguars.
3. Justin Blackmon (WR) Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon’s week 11 performance is why we drafted Blackmon in our fantasy draft. Unfortunately we lost patience with Blackmon and released him before his 7 catch, 236 yards, one touchdown performance. This may have been a one time breakout game for Blackmon. Chad Henne caught the Texans off guard, but we doubt he will have another performance like this.
4. T.Y. Hilton (WR) Indianapolis Colts
Hilton finally had his breakout game everyone was predicting. He has explosive speed and was getting his targets despite being the Colts number three receiver. He finally put it all together against the New England Patriots. Six catches, 100 yards receiving, and two touchdown catches puts Hilton on stud list for the first time this season. Don’t be surprised if Hilton finds himself on this list again.
5. Chad Henne (QB) Jacksonville Jaguars
We don’t think Henne has staying power, but we still have to give props to the young quarterback. He took advantage of the opportunity in a big way. Although we seriously doubt anyone even owns Henne in most fantasy leagues, he was still impressive. Henne threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns in what may go down as his best professional game ever.
With a number of first timers on the stud list week 11, we don’t see any change atop the leader board.
Matt Ryan (QB) Atlanta Falcons: 4
RG3 (QB) Washington Redskins: 3
Doug Martin (RB) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2
1. Jason Witten (TE) Dallas Cowboys
Since his record setting game week eight, Witten has been solid. However, Witten has not been getting in the end zone, which presents a problem for fantasy owners. Witten pulled in seven catches for 51 yards against the Browns, but was unable to get a touchdown. The seven catches are nice, but fantasy owners need touchdown catches.
2. Reggie Bush (RB) Miami Dolphins
After a strong start to the season, Reggie Bush has been a major disappointment. He has been losing carries recently to Daniel Thomas, but Thomas hasn’t been playing well either. Bush can have a big game at any moment, but some fantasy owners can’t afford to leave him in their starting lineup with this awful production. Bush had just 20 yards rushing on ten carries week 11.
3. Matt Ryan (QB) Atlanta Falc0ns
Matt Ryan is so good he can throw five interceptions and still lead the Falcons to a victory. Wow. The five picks and zero touchdowns though killed fantasy owners who have come to expect more from the MVP candidate.
4. Jordy Nelson (WR) Green Bay Packers
Fantasy owners were expecting more from Nelson based on his history in dome games. Nelson torched the Detroit Lions the last time the Packers played them, but week 11 he came away with just three catches for 45 yards.
5. Brian Hartline (WR) Miami Dolphins
Really anyone on the Miami Dolphins offense should be considered a dud right now. Ryan Tannehill escaped the dud list this week, but Bush and Hartline weren’t so lucky. Even on a bad offense you would think the number one receiver would put up better numbers than four catches for 49 yards. Once again, the issues comes in the lack of touchdown catches. Hartline hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since week four.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finds himself in a position to win both the dud and stud lists by the end of the season. It would be difficult, but he is in first place on the stud list and just one dud performance back from a tie atop the dud list.
DeSean Jackson (WR): 3
Matt Ryan (QB) Atlanta Faclons: 2
Andre Johnson (WR) Houston Texans: 2