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Last week: 4 catches, 62 yards, 2 Touchdowns
Chandler had a monster game vs. New England Patriots, scoring twice on passes from respectively twenty-four and twenty yards out. He lead all tight ends in scoring and is tied (H.Miller and V.Davis) for the league in touchdown passes for tight ends with four. Some other players you may have heard of with less scores than Chandler, Rob Gronkowski (3), Jimmy Graham (3), Witten (1) and Antonio Gates (0).
Mikel Leshoure, RB, Lions
Last week: 13 carries, 26 yards; 4 catches, 37 yards
Leshoure did not have the best of his young fantasy days this past week vs. Minnesota Vikings defense that ranks 7th in the league against the run. Leading up till the weekend hit, Leshoure appeared as if he was going to play well, after a stellar break out game last week (26 carries, 100 yards, TD). Once the weekend hit, his status was of major concern. He did make up for his sub par performance by hauling in four grabs for thirty-seven yards. With Leshoure barely being able to move out there, a much needed bye week is upcoming for a banged up (1-3) Detroit Lions team.
Tashard Choice, RB, Bills
Last week: 2 carries, 14 yards, 1 catch
Choice didn’t get the opportunity to start, that was thought he would get earlier in the week. Bills starting running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller made miraculous comebacks to start the game, from what was once anticipated to be more severe injuries, leading them to sit out at least another week or two. Now that both Spiller and Jackson are back healthy, Choice seems to be irrelevant yet once again in his short lived career in the realm that is fantasy football.
Devery Henderson, WR, Saints
Last week: 1 catch, 10 yards, 2 targets
Henderson caught only one pass off of two targets in the 28-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Drew Brees threw for a season-high 446 yards and 3 Touchdowns. Out of those 446 yards, Henderson got 10 of them. In typical Saints fashion, Brees gets everybody involved, but a certain few have to wait their turn till next time. Henderson was one of these few, but will continue to be productive part of one of the most versatile offenses in all of football.
Robert Meachem, WR, Chargers
Last Week: 0 catches, 0 yards, 2 targets
Meachem at this point is non-existent in the Chargers passing game. He had zero catches for the second time out of the last three weeks. The two games in which Meachem did have catches, he only had 2 for 49 yards in week 1 and in week 3 he had 4 catches for 46 yards. He’s a pure home run hitter in a slump. The Chargers will travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints 23rd ranked pass defense, where Meachem hopes to get back on track, in the place he use to call home.
Best Defense: Cardinals
Last Week: 2 int’s, 2 forced fumbles, 4 sacks
The Cardinals survived a 24-21 thriller over the winless Miami Dolphins. Arizona was down 13-0 in the first half, but thanks to their Defense that caused 4 turnovers and 4 sacks, they where able to comeback and win on a 46 yard field goal from former Giant and Jet kicker, Jay Feely. Though the Cardinals did allow 21 points, their turnovers and sacks helped them out of it.
Last Week: 27 points allowed, O turnovers, 474 total yards allowed
Green Bay allowed only 46 yards rushing, the problem being Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and 3 touchdowns. To make matters worse, the Packers failed to get a turnover for the second straight week. Before facing the Saints Sunday, Green Bay’s defense was ranked second in the National Football League.
Last week: 4 catches, 29 yards, fumble
Holmes was injured in the beginning of the 4th quarter, in the 34-0 shellacking the Jets took from the 49ers. San Francisco’s secondary shut up Holmes early, making him earn every catch and yard he would get. On one of the strangest plays of the week, Holmes hurt his ankle while making a cut down the sideline, on impact Holmes tossed the ball in agony, while the Niners recovered the fumble and scored a 51 yard touchdown.
Last Week: 276 passing yards, 2 TD’s, 1 fumble
Cutler had a conservative but productive game at quarterback, ranking him directly in the middle of the pack of quarterbacks in scoring this week at 16. The quarterback turned the ball over only once, against one of the top pass defenders in the league. Brandon Marshall contributed in a big way, having 7 catches for 138 yards and a score. Marshall and Cutler will try and keep it going this week when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars.
25 carries, 141 yards
CJ2K was due and finally decided to made an appearance on the 2012 season. After being shut out for the past 3 weeks and blaming his offensive line, Johnson looks to have found his edge for the time being. Not sure whether to call it a coincident or not but once Locker went down it seemed as if it was 2009 again, for the former purple pirate of Eastern Carolina.
Greg Olsen: Last week: 6 catches, 89 yards, TD
Olsen had another good week for the Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton appears to have found an additional red zone target besides Steve Smith, in Greg Olsen. With back to back impressive performances, can Olsen do it again vs. one of the best defenses and secondaries in the league in the Seattle Seahawks?
Top Free Agent Pickups
Brandon Bolden, RB, Patriots
Last Week: 16, 137, Touchdown
Bolden found the end-zone for the second time in the past two weeks.
Stevan Ridley still seems to be the Patriots main guy but Bolden seems to be a great add regardless, due to his potential and his recent production is too good to pass up.
Jackie Battle, RB, Chargers
Last Week: 81 total yards, 2 Touchdowns
Battle didn’t impress anyone with his average off of 15 carries, where he had a total of 39 yards rushing. But he’s still a viable piece to this offense at this point of the season. When or if Mathews is ever healthy, Battle will still contribute to an offense similar to the way San Diego utilized former running back and now Carolina Panther, Mike Tolbert.
Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
Last Week: 4 catches, 35 yards, 8 targets
Kevin Kolb has resurrected the Cardinals receiving core, targeting Larry Fitzgerald fifteen times, Andre Roberts nine times and MIchael Floyd eight targets in last weeks 24-21 0t win vs. Dolphins. Floyd scored a touchdown just the week before and hopes to continue his chemistry with Kevin Kolb moving forward, as Arizona continues to be undefeated a quarter way through the 2012 NFL season.
Devone Bess, WR, Dolphins
Last Week : 7 catches, 123 Yards, 12 targets
Bess broke a streak of twenty four games not getting to the century mark as him and Hartline combined for 378 of Tannehill’s ludicrous 431 passing yards. In week 3 vs. Jets secondary, Bess had 5 catches for 86 yards. Bess been gaining a better knowledge of how Rookie Ryan Tannehill operates under duress, that will only bold well for a young Miami Dolphins team.
Joique Bell, RB, Lions
Last Week: 6 catches for 72 yards
Since scoring his lonesome rushing touchdown in week one, Bell has been finding ways to be involved in the Detroit offense on a weekly basis.
In week two, he had 2 catches for 59 yards and six carries. In week three, 4 catches for 44 yards and 5 carries for 23 yards. Bell has shown nothing but constancy thus far throughout the season. His potential could take a turn for the best if Leshoure and the other running backs on the Lions keep getting banged up every other start.
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