Surgex Sports Studs and Duds: Week 13
1. Adrian Peterson (RB) Minnesota Vikings
There was a point in the season when Peterson was having trouble finding the end zone. Rest assured, Peterson no longer has that problem. Peterson rushed for over 200 yards with 1 TD and continues to be one of the top fantasy running backs in the game.
2. Bryce Brown (RB) Philadelphia Eagles
LeSean McCoy was never this good. Brown now has back to back monster fantasy games under his belt and is a must-start in fantasy leagues. Brown rushed for 169 yards and added 2 TD’s.
3. Brandon Meyers (TE) Oakland Raiders
Brandon Meyers has been a fantasy sleeper for weeks now, but he finally broke out in a big way. Luckily for our fantasy team, Meyers had the week he did with 14 catches, 130 yards and 1 TD.
4. Tony Romo (QB) Dallas Cowboys
As maddening as Romo is for Cowboys fans he continues to rack up yards and touchdowns. Finally, Romo was able to get through a game without turning the ball over multiple times. Over 300 yards passing and 3 TD’s makes for a stud worthy week.
5. Andrew Luck (QB) Indianapolis Colts
It may not always be pretty with the rookie quarterback, but week in and week out, Luck racks up big yardage. Luck threw for nearly 400 yards Week 13, while adding 4 TD’s.
With only a few more weeks to go in fantasy football, Matt Ryan and RG3 are still tied atop our #STUDCounter with 4 #STUD performances each.
1. Reggie Bush (RB) Miami Dolphins
Bush finds himself on the #DUDS list for the second time in three weeks. He started the season strong, but over the second half of the season he has provided little fantasy value. Bush ended the day with 64 yards rushing on 15 carries, but did not find the end zone.
2. Reggie Wayne (WR) Indianapolis Colts
If you looked at the scoreboard and saw that the Colts scored 35 points and Luck threw for nearly 400 yards, you would think Wayne participated in some of that. Unfortunately, Wayne only ended up with 51 yards receiving and didn’t catch any of Luck’s four touchdown passes.
3. Larry Fitzgerald (WR) Arizona Cardinals
It really is a shame that Fitzgerald finds himself on the #DUDS list this week. To say the Ryan Lindley is terrible would be an understatement. Make no mistake, Fitzgerald is still one of the top wide receivers in football, but the Cardinals can’t find a quarterback who can throw the ball within arms length of Fitzgerald. No matter how wide open Fitzgerald was at times on Sunday, Lindley managed to miss him. The result is just one catch for 23 yards.
4. Jordy Nelson (WR) Green Bay Packers
Nelson’s one catch for 10 yards is not what fantasy owners were expecting. Nelson left in the first quarter after tweaking his hamstring. This is the risk with Nelson who continues to battle with nagging injuries.
5. Chris Johnson (RB) Tennessee Titans
Maybe we are being too hard on Johnson for putting him on the #DUDS list. After all he had 51 yards rushing and 20 yards receiving. However, Johnson’s inconsistency is maddening. Between weeks 7 and 10 he had 195, 99, 141, and 126 yards rushing. Then weeks 12 and 13 he has just 80 and 51 yards rushing. Johnson had just 5 fantasy points in standard leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald has taken the lead in our #DUDSCounter. Fitzgerald has 4 #DUDS on the season. If he ends up winning, we may have to also give the #DUD award to the Cardinals quarterbacks.