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Last Week: 122 YDS, 2 TD
Locker had a productive game back in the Titans’ starting lineup, taking care of the ball all afternoon by not turning it over once. He also was able to throw two touchdown passes and had 36 yards rushing.
He isn’t Cam Newton or Andrew Luck, but this quarterback is a nice substitute not named either of those two.
Last Week: 13 points against, interception, 2 sacks
Pittsburgh had a prototypical game on Monday Night Football, allowing only 13 points and one touchdown in their 16-13 OT winning performance. Still searching for their first touchdown on defense, the Steelers hope their quarterback of the defense, Troy Polamalu, will make his first start of the season vs. Baltimore in Week 11.
Alex Smith QB 49ers
Last Week: 72 YDS, TD
Smith was knocked out of Sunday’s contest against the St. Louis Rams early in the second quarter. Smith was 7 of 8 passing with 72 yards and a touchdown before getting a concussion on a designed quarterback rollout.
Heath Miller Steelers TE
Last Week: 4 REC, 47 YDS
Miller added 47 yards in Week 10 and now has 431 yards on the year, which is on pace to break his career high of 798 back in 2009. Ben Roethlisberger’s early exit in Monday night’s game clearly didn’t help Miller’s stats, but should be back to one of the best tight ends next week vs. Baltimore Ravens.
Pierre Thomas RB Saints
Last Week: 16 total yards
There is no clear way of knowing who is going to get the ball in New Orleans these days. Mark Ingram had 67 yards off of 16 carries and Chris Ivory had only three for 64 yards and a touchdown. From now on, stay clear.
Ryan Broyles, Titans WR
Last Week: 1 REC
Broyles had only six yards receiving off of one catch in a game where Matthew Stafford had 326 yards and three touchdowns. Calvin Johnson’s 207 silenced plenty of critics and Titus Young and Brandon Pettigrew each caught touchdown passes as well.
Isaac Redman: 21 YDS, fumble lost
Redman came back to normal after having 147 yards last week. The Steelers couldn’t get the running game going as well as they have been mainly due to terrible weather. The low-scoring 16-13 game was a battle of field position, as the best special teams won this game.
Matt Cassel: 154 yards passing, interception
Cassel played well enough to put the Chiefs in position to win the game, but just not well enough for a fantasy start. A lot of blame has been placed on him, which isn’t necessarily not true. But having a subpar offensive line never help matters either.
Vikings Defense: 24 points allowed, 368 total yards given up
The Vikings defense did a nice job containing the Lions offense until the fourth quarter. Megatron put on a show with 12 catches, 207 yards and just his second touchdown of the year. Minnesota did shut down Mikel Leshoure, however, for 43 yards rushing, but the Lions passing game didn’t suffer with three touchdowns and 328 yards passing.
Brandon Gibson: 3 catches for 47 yards
Gibson had a decent outing at best in an overtime tie vs. San Francisco. The San Fran secondary is one of the best in the league, but when the Rams get their running game going (Steven Jackson had more than 100 yards rushing), they have prove to be a problem for many teams.
Brandon Pettigrew TE Lions
Last Week: 32 yards receiving, touchdown
Pettigrew was highly touted entering the 2012 season. With a quarterback who threw for over 5, 000 yards and 41 touchdowns, Pettigrew seemed to be an easy choice to pick as a starting tight end in the fantasy world. Look for him to pick up his slack as Stafford is starting to get better by the week.
Nick Foles QB Eagles
Last Week: 219 passing yards, Touchdown
Foles was thrown into the fire last weekend against the Dallas Cowboys. He’s worth a look with one of the worst pass defenses ranked in the league in the Washington Redskins, who are giving up an average of 301 yards per game.
Mark Ingram RB Saints
Last Week: 67 yards rushing
Though there seems to be a running back by committee in New Orleans with the likes of Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas, Ingram is the one getting more than the majority of the carries with 16 attempts last week vs. Ivory’s three and Thomas’ five. If you’re looking for a running back in a deep league, Ingram looks to be that guy who is available and who could potentially contribute and make a significant impact in the up-coming weeks.
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