Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/14/13
Quarterback Champs:Cam Newton- 20/26, 242 yards, 3 TDs; 9 Rush, 30 yards, Rush TD- 30.6 fantasy pointsWhelp, Cam produced on this day, but he continues to be quite the rollercoaster ride. Let me point out that it’s not a pleasant ride, it’s more like riding space mountain directly after eating Mexican. His last three performances have yielded 30.6, 6.7, and 29.3 points, respectively.  Keep the Advil close by… Nick Foles- 22/31, 296 yards, 4 Total TDs (1 Rush)- 30 fantasy pointsNow whoever saw this coming, raise your hand… (That’s what I thought). All kidding aside, Foles looked pretty darn sharp in this game, and many are pleading to let him keep the job as long as he continues to produce. It’s interesting to see where this QB controversy goes from here, because Foles appears to fit Chip Kelly’s mold a little better than Vick… Andy Dalton- 26/40, 337 yards, 3 TDs, INT; 7 Rush, 17 yards – 25.1 fantasy pointsThe Red Rocket had it going on today! And also utilized a “new toy,” in Marvin Jones.  Jones has struggled to stay healthy since he’s been in the league the past two years, but if he can prove to be a worthy second receiver opposite A.J. Green, we could see a boost in Dalton’s numbers.  Quarterback Chumps:Geno Smith- 19/34, 201 yards 0 TDs, 2 INTs- 4.8 fantasy pointsGeno didn’t bring his A-game today. He brought his chump game. The Steelers gobbled him up all day and held him under five fantasy points in route to their first victory of the season. Geno Smith has basically been a “C-List Cam Newton” this year, showing similar head-splitting point fluctuations, but on a lesser scale. Eli Manning- 14/26, 239 yards, TD, 3 INTs- 7.4 fantasy pointsSomeone get this guy a shrink. The Giants are 0-6. He now has only 9 TDs compared to an embarrassing 15 interceptions through 6 games.  Peyton has 17 Tds and two interceptions during that same span. Running Back Champs: Knowshon Moreno- 15 Rush, 42 yards, 3 TDs; 7 Rec, 62 yards- 28.4 fantasy points.You already KNOW(shon). He now has seven touchdowns through six weeks and is now the crystal clear lead back moving forward for this offensive juggernaut. I’ve been really high on Knowshon since the preseason and tried to get him in every league I could. Yes, I’m taking credit, and yes I’m bragging. If you can trade for this guy, DO IT. Marshawn Lynch- 21 Rush, 77 yards, 2 TDs; 4 Rec, 78 yards- 27.5 fantasy pointsBeast Mode getting it done! Just a solid overall stat line for Lynch. Gotta be happy with the guy touching the ball 25 times, with over six yards per touch. However, Percy Harvin’s return appears to be imminent, so it will be interesting to see how that may (or may not) affect his workload. Jamaal Charles- 22 Rush, 78 yards, 2 TDs; 5 Rec, 50 yards- 24.8 fantasy pointsYes, Jamaal Charles is now the number one running back in fantasy football. Expect more of the same moving forward in Andy Reid’s offense, and don’t even think about dealing him away (especially in PPR formats). Brandon Jacobs- 22 Rush, 106, 2 TDs; Rec, 8 yards- 23.4 fantasy pointsWell lookie here. BRANDON JACOBS. FANTASY ZOMBIE! I feel like we are back in 2008, with him being relevant all of a sudden. Jacobs’ strong performance should be encouraging to those who picked him up over the past week or so on the wire. He appears to have earned the workload, at least until David Wilson or Andre Brown return. Stash Brown if you have the bench space, but for now, Jacobs has major flex appeal. Stevan Ridley- 20 Rush, 96 yards, 2 TDs; Rec 14 yards- 23 fantasy pointsIt’s about time! Ridley looked strong all afternoon, and clearly looked to be running with a purpose. He most likely re-earned a large bulk of the carries from the New England RB trio, and looks to be startable once again…for the time being…  Running Back Chumps: Fred Jackson- 10 Rush, 35 yards; 4 Rec, 13 yards- 4.8 fantasy pointsRight after I give Fred all the praise last week, he goes and earns chump status. I still like Fred going forward, but we now find ourselves in the same position as last year: The Fred and C.J. RB “timeshare quandary!” And I told myself I was going to avoid them this year… Ray Rice- 14 Rush, 34 yards; 3 Rec, 15 yards- 4.9 fantasy pointsRay Ray is yet another RB that went from champ last week to chump this week. Is a little consistency too much to ask, Ray? Chris Johnson- 12 Rush, 33 yards; 3 Rec, 21 yards- 5.4 fantasy pointsAfter receiving 25 carries in each of the first two weeks, CJ2K has seen his carries progressively dwindle from (19, 15, 10, 12…). Maybe someone should tell the Titans that Mr. Johnson works better in space, outside the tackles. Maybe someone should also remind the Titans that Fitzpatrick can’t throw the ball downfield with that noodle arm of his. Wide Receiver Champs:Vincent Jackson- 9 Rec, 114 yards, 2 TDs- 23.4 fantasy pointsYou HAD to start him this week against the Eagles. If you didn’t, shame on you (condescending finger snub thing). RB success: STL run D::WR success: PHI secondary. It’s pretty simple. Brandon Marshall- 9 Rec, 87 yards, 2 TDs- 20.7 fantasy pointsIf anyone understands Marshall’s frustration, it’s Cutler. Cutler knows he’s gotta feed his diva superstar receiver, which is why it’s not surprising that he was targeted early and often, and Alshon Jeffery came back down to Earth with only one catch. Justin Blackmon- 14 Rec, 190 yards- 19 fantasy pointsWith Henne at the helm, Blackmon is going to see continued success. This is for real. And now with Shorts banged up, Blackmon should start seeing a dump truck load of red zone looks…if they can get there! Note: this will also affect MJD in a positive way as well because drives will be sustained better than before. Wide Receiver Chumps:Marques Colston- 1 Rec, 11 yards- 1.1 fantasy points“Be patient. Just be patient with Colston…” Ok…umm, we’re waiting, bro. Not sure what is going on here, but it’s not good. Even with Graham getting goose-egged, Colston still couldn’t have himself a decent game. I’m officially raising the Colston panic level to “Code Orange.” Torrey Smith- 1 Rec, 12 yards- 1.2 fantasy pointsTorrey, just further showing us why he’s been BOOM or BUST the last few seasons. Most people had him as a top 10 play this week in a juicy matchup against Green Bay. Whelp, guess not. Calvin Johnson- 3 Rec, 25 yards- 2.5 fantasy pointsYeah, I know he’s hurt. But anytime there is a person named Megatron, who was drafted in the first round of most leagues, goes under five fantasy points, he’s most likely going to end up in Chump City. Chump, Chump City. Tight End Champs:Vernon Davis- 8 Rec, 180 yards, 2 TDs- 30 fantasy pointsBig Vern ran wild today! Now if we could only get a little more consistency here, because we know he’s fast enough to outrun corners and safeties… Joseph Fauria- 3 Rec, 34 yards, 3 TDs- 21.4 fantasy pointsUmm. What? The only thing more ridiculous than his stat line, are this clowns’ end zone dances…I find them amusing. 3 catches. 3 touchdowns. Let’s call this luck and move along. Kyle Rudolph- 9 Rec, 97 yards, TD- 15.7 fantasy pointsFinally a decent game from Rudolph! He’s just sitting on waivers in a bunch of leagues… just waiting…like a lonely little reindeer…just ready to deliver Santa’s presents… Ok, I’ll stop. Could Rudolph and Cassel have some chemistry? It looks like it. If Cassel keeps the starting job, Rudolph is worth a pickup. Tight End Chumps:Jimmy Graham- ZERO Catches, ZERO yards- ZERO fantasy pointsThe Patriots love “game-planning” against what teams do best, then shutting it down. Plain and simple, that’s what Belichik does, and he did just that. Its just surprising Colston couldn’t capitalize… Greg Olsen- 2 Rec, 19 yards- 1.9 fantasy pointsWe will just blame this on his bum foot I guess, because usually when Cam goes off like he did, G-Reg has a big day. Jason Witten- 3 Rec, 27 yards- 2.7 fantasy pointsI was actually at this game in Dallas for SNF. Outside of one nice catch and run, Witten was invisible. The game as a whole was pretty uneventful outside of a few sweet special team plays and an Alf Morris TD scamper. No offensive fireworks whatsoever.  Good thing there was beer there.  Honorable Mention Champs: Thad Lewis- 19/32, 216 yards, 2 TDs; 7 Rush, 17 yards, Rush TD- 22.3 fantasy pointsThe kid looked pretty impressive in his first start, despite the loss. Let’s see if he can break the 20-point mark again next week. If so, he may be a decent plug-and-play given the right matchup.Arian Foster- 20 Rush, 141 yards; 4 Rec, 57 yards- 19.8 fantasy pointsHe would have been a champ lock if he would have found the end zone, but he didn’t. The game was out of hand in the second half, and the lone rushing score was given to Ben Tate, on his seventh straight rushing attempt from inside the ten.DeSean Jackson- 6 Rec, 64 yards, 2 TDs-18.4 fantasy pointsBetter than we thought he’d do, given the Revis matchup! Golf clap.**Note: Fantasy points denoted are standard, non-PPR scoring.Follow me on Twitter: @FBNationGrizzle 
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