Surgex Sports Studs and Duds: Week 14

Cam Newton
Cam Newton

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#STUDS

1. Seattle Seahawks Defense/Special Teams

The Seattle Seahawks 58-0 drubbing of the Arizona Cardinals makes fantasy owners very happy. The Seahawks accumulated 39 total fantasy points in standard leagues. It’s almost unheard of to get 39 points from a team’s defense/special teams, but when your facing a team like the Cardinals, anything is possible.

2. Cam Newton (QB) Carolina Panthers

Newton’s Week 14 performance is what fantasy owners were expecting when they drafted the Panthers quarterback. 287 yards passing and over 100 yards rushing to go with three total touchdowns, provided fantasy owners with 36 points in standard leagues. Newton has been on the #Duds list a couple times this season, but he has also provided a couple monster fantasy weeks.

3. Adrian Peterson (RB) Minnesota Vikings

We feel foolish for doubting Peterson. At one point this season we were critical of Peterson for not being able to find the end zone. Now, Peterson is a week in, week out fantasy star. Peterson’s 154 yards rushing and two touchdowns are becoming a typical performance.

4. David Wilson (RB) New York Giants

We knew Wilson had the ability to create these type of performances, but we didn’t know when it would happen. Wilson broke out Week 14 with two touchdown’s on 100 rushing yards. It may be tough for Wilson to continue this with a logjam in the Giants backfield, but he is certainly capable of it.

5. Nick Foles (QB) Philadelphia Eagles

Nick Foles and Bryce Brown are at least providing Eagles fans with some hope for the future. Michael Vick most likely will never play another game with the Eagles and Foles Week 14 performance is why. Foles is getting the audition for next season and he is putting it to good use. Foles had 381 yards passing and two passing touchdowns. Throw in one rushing touchdown for good measure.

#STUDCounter

Cam Newton and Adrian Peterson  have both moved within one of the lead for most #Stud performances on the season. With just a few weeks left it’s coming down to the wire.

Matt Ryan (QB) Atlanta Falcons: 4

RG3 (QB) Washington Redskins: 4

Cam Newton (QB) Carolina Panthers: 3

Adrian Peterson (RB) Minnesota Vikings: 3

#DUDS

1. Andrew Luck (QB) Indianapolis Colts

Luck took another step towards becoming a winning quarterback Sunday. He didn’t have his best stuff, but he still lead the Colts to victory. However, this didn’t do fantasy owners any good. Luck threw just one touchdown pass along with two interceptions on 196 passing yards. This was a disappointment for fantasy owners who have come to expect a lot more.

2. Chris Johnson (RB) Tennessee Titans

Johnson’s roller coaster season continues. Johnson rushed for just 44 yards on 19 carries. Enough said.

3. Ahmad Bradshaw (RB) New York Giants

Despite Sunday being a great day for the Giants, it was a lousy day for Bradshaw’s fantasy owners. Bradshaw left the game with an injury, and by the time he returned, David Wilson  had already taken over the game as the lead running back. Bradshaw rushed for just 33 yards on 11 carries.

4. Larry Fitzgerald (WR) Arizona Cardinals

At this point, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Fitzgerald on this list. It’s unfortunate because Fitzgerald is still one of the best wide receivers in the game, but the Cardinals quarterback situation  has just drained Fitzgerald of any fantasy value. Consider this, Fitzgerald was targeted 11 times on Sunday! Only one pass (the two yard catch) was catchable. The real #Duds are Ryan Lindley and John Skelton, but no one is starting these guys on their fantasy team, so Fitzgerald gets the Week 14 #Dud.

5. Brandon Myers (TE) Oakland Raiders

We are still high on Myers, but his one catch performance on Sunday was pathetic. This was especially surprising seeing as it came one week after a 14 catch performance.

#DUDCounter

Larry Fitzgerald and Chris Johnson are tied atop the #Duds list right now with the most #Dud performances on the season. However, if Fitzgerald ends up the leader in #Duds, it will certainly be a team effort.

Larry Fitzgerald (WR) Arizona Cardinals: 5

Chris Johnson (RB) Tennessee Titans: 5

DeSean Jackson (WR) Philadelphia Eagles: 3

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