This week of Studs and Duds features names that have been on this list multiple times this year and those that are not only carrying their football teams, but the fantasy teams that they are on.
Drew Brees: Was there any doubt that this man would lead the list of studs? His performance last night against the Patriots was nearly perfect. The fact the same number of incompletions as he did touchdowns with 5 is mind blowing. He made the Patriots defense look like the Lions defense that he played in week one. Drew Brees and Saints might just go undefeated and as long as the Vikings are close in the standings, Brees and the Saints will be fantasy studs.
Chris Johnson: Anyone who is playing against Chris Johnson, better prepare for a 20+ point effort from him. This man is insane and everyone, whether fantasy or real football, should fear this man. He is unreal and has been compared to the great Deion Sanders in breakaway speed and game-breaking ability. That’s a pretty good comparison in only your second year in the NFL. With the Titans not slowing down anytime soon, I don’t see Chris Johnson doing so either. Whoever owns Johnson in a fantasy league, congrats, you have the most dangerous player I have seen in a long while.
Other Notables: Aaron Rodgers/Donald Driver, Tony Romo/Miles Austin, Phillip Rivers/Antonio Gates, and Justin Forsett
Tom Brady: Way to not be clutch Tom Brady. He was the complete opposite of what Drew Brees was during the Monday Night Football game. He had some awful throws and eventually got pulled at the end of the game to stop any further bleeding that he already had. Another reason why he is a dud this week: One of my friends was down 5 points in his fantasy league and had only Pierre Thomas to go against a team that had Tom Brady to go. The team with Pierre Thomas ended up winning. Fantasy owners don’t need to worry though; he’s Tom Brady, the golden boy. Also, the Saints pass defense is probably the best in the NFL. No worries.
Jake Delhomme: I’m just going to come out and say it: John Fox needs to bench the awful Jake Delhomme. Not only did he throw another 4 INT game of the season against the Jets, but his passes looked more like punts with the way they were floating up in the air. Clearly Delhomme has lost his ability to lead an NFL team and if Fox doesn’t want to have a losing season, he will bench Delhomme and start running the ball again. Delhomme’s highest TD game was 2. Delhomme’s highest fumble game was 2. The man is a turnover machine and the Panthers look to be sinking with him.
Other Notables: Jay Cutler, Brandon Jacobs, Panthers rushing attack, and anyone who went out for a pass against the Saints D
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