Found November 05, 2013 on TD Fantasy Sports:
This week in the AFC was very exciting, sometimes confusing, but ultimately ended on a scary note for the Houston Texans whose head coach collapsed as he walked towards the locker room at halftime.  Gary Kubiak was sent to a local hospital, along with his family, but just as a precautionary measure.  The team is reporting that he never lost consciousness and did not have a heart attack.  Currently, Kubiak was released from the hospital and reportedly has suffered a “mini-stroke.” Kubiak’s team on the other hand, is on life support as they dropped their fourth game in a row.  This game against the Colts was lost after having an 18 point lead at the half and against a QB in Andrew Luck who completed less than 50% of his passes and struggled for most of the game.  The Texans built this lead in spite of losing Arian Foster to his recurring back injury after his first target of the game, but ultimately fell late in the game because they couldn’t stop TY Hilton who caught for 121 yards and three touchdowns.  Hilton was able to step up and make plays for a Colts team who previously lost Reggie Wayne for the season and early in the night saw DHB leave the game with a possible concussion. Another important game this week was blown late as the Buffalo Bills gave up not one, but two defensive touchdowns to the Kansas City Chiefs team that is spending a lot of time late in games on the ropes, but finds ways to win and remain the leagues lone undefeated team at (9 – 0).  CJ Spiller returned from injury and helped the team control the ball for most of the game as he ran for 116 yards, but saw teammates Robert Woods (leg) and Marquis Goodwin (hamstring) both get injured in the game. On a more confusing note there were a few teams producing games that didn’t seem to fit into what most people expect from them.  The New York Jets, who were blown out by Cincinnati last weekend, were able to pressure and defeat Drew Brees and, one of the best teams in the NFC, the New Orleans Saints.  The Jets defense is really pulling together and proving to be a tough unit, but their offense remains schizophrenic and unstable since losing Santonio Holmes several games ago.  Chris Ivory continued his roller coaster season as he easily eclipsed a hundred yards against his former team, but the Jets’ offense lost Jeremy Kerley who appeared to have a fairly serious elbow injury.  That should mean more opportunities for WR David Nelson moving forward.  (Odd note on the Jets, they’ve won games in odd weeks, but lost all even week games.) The second team this week exceeding expectations was the Cleveland Browns, who have been competitive in every game they’ve played without Brandon Weeden at the helm.  Jason Campbell, who had his ribs checked out postgame, lead the Browns to a win against the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens this week.  Once again Willis MaGahee didn’t have much of an impact running the ball for Cleveland, but Joe Flacco was the Ravens leading rusher, and WR Greg Little was able to catch for 122 yards, before leaving the game with a shoulder injury, and Davone Bess fielded two touchdowns.  Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordan once again disappointed fantasy owners for the third out of the past four games. Finally, the past few seasons the Pittsburgh Steelers defense has lead the NFL, but still got accused of being old, slow, and in need of being rebuild. Well against the Tom Brady lead Patriots those cracks in the defense were blown wide open as the Steelers gave up a franchise high 55 points to a team that has struggled to find its way with injured or rookie receivers.  Stevan Ridley ran for 115 yards and three New England receivers amassed 100 yard games.  Rob Gronkowski had 143 yards and a touchdown, the rookie Aaron Dobson caught for 130 yards and two touchdowns and the oft injured Danny Amendola actually played an entire game while catching for 122 yards and a touchdown.   The Steelers offense was productive once Ben started calling the plays on the field, but the defensive players should be embarrassed to collect checks this week.  The Steelers defense is clearly missing having a true nose tackle like Casey Hampton in the middle. Other notes for the week, Darren McFadden once again re-aggravated his hamstring injury that had him missing time earlier this season.  Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury and last, but not least Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans has finally run for a hundred yards in a single game this season.  Against the Rams, Johnson was able to run for 150 yards with two touchdowns and another 20 yards receiving. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images Related posts Week 1 Preview (0) AFC – News & Notes: Week 9 (0) King Donk’s NFL Betting Picks Week 8 (0) Kelly’s Start & Sit: Week 8 (0) Fantasy Perspective: The New York Stock Exchange (0) The post AFC – News & Notes: Week 10 appeared first on TD Fantasy Sports by Drew Lalim.

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