Along the way I’ve recommended some players who could catapult teams to championships. I’ve also suggested some boneheaded pickups that laid eggs at the worst possible time. I like to think that I had more of the former than the latter, but in the interest of fairness here is the Fantasy Forecast All-Stud and All-Dud teams.
Josh Freeman, QB, TB. Freeman has thrown for 3,471 yards and 25 TDs on the year against just 12 interceptions. His last performance against the Saints left a lot to be desired, but as a backup or spot starter, Freeman performed admirably on the fantasy season.
James Jones, WR,GB. Jones has had his fantasy upside tied to touchdowns, but at least he has four games of two or more TDs. This past week, he likely sent some teams into the championship round thanks to his three scores.
Bryce Brown, RB, PHI. His past two weeks have been awful, but for LeSean McCoy owners who lost their top draft selection, Brown’s first two weeks were nothing short of spectacular. In that span he had 347 yards and four touchdowns.
Brandon Myers, TE, OAK. The king of garbage time was also a PPR monster throughout the year. In no game was it more evident than his 14 catch, 130-yard performance against Cleveland.
Brady Quinn, QB, KC. When I recommended Quinn, he had a strong matchup against a porous Tampa Bay secondary. He responded by amassing 180 yards an two interceptions. He’s gone on to triple that interception total to six and add in a mere two touchdowns.
Laurent Robinson, WR, JAX. Robinson came off a game, where he was targeted 15 times only to then to go without a single reception in a 43-37 shootout loss to the Texans. To be fair, he was knocked out due to a concussion, but the extra salt in the wound on this one was that I was in the right ballpark (Justin Blackmon exploded for seven catches, 236 yards and a touchdown).
LeGarrette Blount, RB, TB. Blount looked to have finally found a role as a goal-line back for the Bucs. Then he was stopped three straight times by the Saints that very week. On top of that, Doug Martin made his services obsolete.
Kellen Winslow, TE, FA. Winslow was signed after the Aaron Hernandez injury and looked to have fallen into a perfect situation. Then he did absolutely nothing and was granted his release. So much for that.
Scott Rodgers is a graduate of Alvernia University and a staff writer at the Aiken Standard.
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