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Inside The Gamebook – Early Games Week 4

N.Y. JETS 38 – BUFFALO 14

N.Y. Jets – The Jets’ first possession resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run by LaDainian Tomlinson. They missed a 30-yard field goal and went three-and-out twice before kicking a 19-yard field goal. Braylon Edwards scored on a 41-yard touchdown pass and they got the ball back to run out the clock and end the first half. In the second half Dustin Keller scored on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Brad Smith on their first possession. Keller came right back and scored his second touchdown of the day on a 2-yard pass. Tomlinson scored his second touchdown of the day on a 26-yard run. They went three-and-out and stalled on their next drive. Mark Brunell came in at quarterback for their final two drives as the game was out of reach.

Fantasy Impact – They ran 11 plays in five red zone possessions and had three touchdowns for a 60 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Braylon Edwards: 7 Targets; 3 deep, big receptions for 18, 19 yards and a 41-yard touchdown.

TE – Dustin Keller: 6 Targets; 3 in red zone, big receptions for 15 yards, a 2-yard touchdown and a 3-yard touchdown.

WR – Jerricho Cotchery: 5 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – Brad Smith: 3 Rushes; he had 1 pass attempt that was good for a 3-yard touchdown.

TE – Ben Hartsock: 2 Targets; 1 in red zone.

RB – LaDainian Tomlinson: 19 Rushes and 4 Targets; 5 in red zone, big runs for 15 yards, a 1-yard touchdown and a 26-yard touchdown.

RB – Shonn Greene: 22 Rushes; 2 in red zone, big runs for 15 and 17 yards.

RB – Joe McKnight: 4 Rushes.

RB – John Conner: 1 Target.

Buffalo – The Bills fumbled on their first kickoff. They went three-and-out three times and stalled once on their next four possessions. On their final possession of the first half David Martin scored on a 4-yard touchdown pass that was set up by a 37-yard reception by David Nelson. In the second half they stalled and Marshawn Lynch fumbled on the next possession. They went three-and-out on the next three drives. Steve Johnson scored on a 13-yard touchdown pass that was set up by Ryan Fitzpatrick scrambles of 21 and 22 yards. They went three-and-out and ran out of time on their final possession as time expired.

Fantasy Impact – They ran 3 plays in 2 red zone possessions and had 2 touchdowns for a 100 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Steve Johnson: 7 Targets; 2 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for a 13-yard touchdown.

WR – Lee Evans: 6 Targets; 5 deep.

WR – Roscoe Parrish: 4 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – David Nelson: 4 Targets; 1 in red zone, big receptions for 20 and 37 yards.

TE – David Martin: 1 Target; 1 in red zone, big reception for a 4-yard touchdown.

RB – Fred Jackson: 3 Rushes and 2 Targets.

RB – Marshawn Lynch: 4 Rushes.

RB – CJ Spiller: 2 Rushes and 2 Targets.

FB – Corey McIntyre: 1 Target.

CINCINNATI 20 – CLEVELAND 23

Cincinnati – The Bengals stalled on their first possession and Carson Palmer fumbled on their next drive. They went three-and-out before kicking a 24-yard field goal. Terrell Owens scored on a 78-yard touchdown pass and they had a 44-yard field goal that was blocked on their last possession of the first half. In the second half Palmer had his second fumble of the day on their first possession but they came back and kicked a 25-yard field goal on their next drive. Brian Leonard scored on a 3-yard touchdown pass that was set up by an Owens reception for 27 yards and a Jordan Shipley reception for 20 yards. They stalled on their last possession.

Fantasy Impact – They ran eight plays in three red zone possessions and had one touchdown for a 33 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Terrell Owens: 15 Targets; 3 deep, 1 in red zone, big receptions for 17, 17, 18, 19, 25, 27 yards and a 78-yard touchdown.

TE – Jermaine Gresham: 6 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – Chad Ochocinco: 5 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for 42 yards.

WR – Andre Caldwell: 4 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – Jordan Shipley: 3 Targets; big reception for 20 yards.

RB – Cedric Benson: 15 Rushes; 2 in red zone.

RB – Brian Leonard: 3 Targets; 2 in red zone, big reception for a 3-yard touchdown.

RB – Bernard Scott: 2 Rushes; 2 in red zone.

Cleveland – The Browns stalled on their first possession. The next possession resulted in a 30-yard field goal and Evan Moore scored on a 24-yard touchdown pass on their next drive. They stalled and Seneca Wallace threw an interception on a pass intended for Chansi Stuckey before they came back and kicked a 31-yard field goal at the end of the first half. Peyton Hillis scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and they kicked a 22-yard field goal on their first two possessions of the second half. They went three-and-out on their next two drives and ran out the clock with their possession to secure the win.

Fantasy Impact – They ran 13 plays in four red zone possessions and had one touchdown for a 25 percent red zone efficiency rate.

TE – Ben Watson: 10 Targets; 1 deep, 2 in red zone, big reception for 21 yards.

WR – Chansi Stuckey: 7 Targets; big reception for 17 yards.

WR – Josh Cribbs: 3 Rushes and 4 Targets; 4 in red zone, big reception for 15 yards.

WR – Mohamed Massaquoi: 3 Targets.

TE – Evan Moore: 2 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 24 yards.

WR – Sam Aiken: 1 Target.

RB – Peyton Hillis: 27 Rushes and 3 Targets; 6 in red zone; big runs for 24 yards and a 1-yard touchdown.

BALTIMORE 17 – PITTSBURGH 14

Baltimore – The Ravens missed a 46-yard field goal on their first possession. Willis McGahee scored on a 9-yard touchdown run that was set up by a 40-yard reception by Derrick Mason. They stalled and kicked a 33-yard field goal on their last possession of the first half. McGahee fumbled on the first drive of the second half. Two of the next three drives went three-and-out and Joe Flacco threw an interception on a pass intended for Derrick Mason. On the next possession they turned the ball over on downs at the Pittsburgh 2-yard line. T.J. Houshmandzadeh scored on an 18-yard touchdown pass and got the ball back to kneel down and secure the win.

Fantasy Impact – They ran 15 plays in four red zone possessions and had two touchdowns for a 50 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Anquan Boldin: 1 Rush and 10 Targets; 1 deep, 5 in red zone, big reception for 18 yards.

WR – Derrick Mason: 8 Targets; 2 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for 40 yards.

WR – TJ Houshmandzadeh: 6 Targets; 2 deep, 3 in red zone, big receptions for 21 yards and an 18-yard touchdown.

TE – Todd Heap: 5 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for 16 yards.

RB – Willis McGahee: 14 Rushes and 4 Targets; 4 in red zone, big run for a 9-yard touchdown.

RB – Ray Rice: 8 Rushes and 1 Target; 1 in red zone.

FB – Le’Ron McClain: 2 Rushes and 3 Targets.

Pittsburgh – The Steelers went three-and-out on their first possession. Rashard Mendenhall scored on a 1-yard touchdown run that was set up by an Antwaan Randle El reception for 34 yards. They stalled and went three-and-out on their last possession of the first half. In the second half they missed a 49-yard field goal on their first possession. They stalled and missed a 45-yard field goal before Mendenhall scored his second touchdown of the day on a 7-yard run. They stalled and Charlie Batch threw an interception on a pass intended for Hines Ward on their last possession.

Fantasy Impact – They ran five plays in two red zone possessions and had two touchdowns for a 100 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Mike Wallace: 1 Rush and 6 Targets; 3 deep, big reception for 20 yards.

WR – Hines Ward: 4 Targets; 1 deep.

TE – Heath Miller: 4 Targets; 2 deep, big reception for 19 yards.

WR – Antwaan Randle El: 2 Targets, 2 deep, big receptions for 16 and 34 yards.

WR – Arnaz Battle: 1 Target.

WR – Antonio Brown: 1 Target.

RB – Rashard Mendenhall: 25 Rushes and 2 Targets, 4 in red zone, big runs for a 1-yard touchdown and a 7-yard touchdown.

RB – Isaac Redman: 1 Target, 1 deep.

DENVER 26 – TENNESSEE 20

Denver – The Broncos went three-and-out twice and stalled with their first three possessions. Eddie Royal scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass that was set up by a Brandon Lloyd reception for 23 yards. They went three-and-out before kicking a 36-yard field goal on their last possession of the first half. In the second half they kicked field goals from 36 yards and 35 yards on their first two possessions. Their next drive stalled and Kyle Orton threw an interception on a pass intended for Lloyd. They turned the ball over on downs at the Tennessee 4-yard line but came back and scored on a 6-yard touchdown pass to Correll Buckhalter. On their last possession they kicked a 36-yard field goal and held on for the win.

Fantasy Impact – They ran 15 plays in seven red zone possessions and had two touchdowns for a 29 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Brandon Lloyd: 18 Targets; 1 deep, 3 in red zone, big receptions for 15 and 23 yards.

WR – Eddie Royal: 8 Targets; 1 deeep, 1 in red zone, big receptions for 17, 23 and 41 yards and a 2-yard touchdown.

WR – Jabar Gaffney: 8 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 28 yards.

WR – Demaryius Thomas: 4 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone.

TE – Daniel Graham: 3 Targets.

RB – Laurence Maroney: 11 Rushes and 4 Targets; 2 in red zone.

RB – Correll Buckhalter: 6 Rushes and 5 Targets; 6 in red zone, big reception for a 6-yard touchdown.

Tennessee – The Titans went three-and-out and missed a 35-yard field goal on their first two possessions. Chris Johnson fumbled on the next drive. They went three-and-out before coming back and scoring on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt that was set up by a 54-yard run by Javon Ringer during the drive. On their next possession they went-three-and-out but kicked a 55-yard field goal at the end of the first half. In the second half they returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and kicked a 46-yard field goal on their first two possessions. They went three-and-out twice and stalled before fumbling on a kickoff. They got the ball back for one last possession and time expired during the drive.

Fantasy Impact – They ran three plays in two red zone possessions and had one touchdown for a 50 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Kenny Britt: 7 Targets; 3 deep, 2 in red zone, big reception for an 8-yard touchdown.

WR – Nate Washington: 5 Targets; big reception for 19 yards.

WR – Justin Gage: 3 Targets; big reception for 16 yards.

TE – Bo Scaife: 2 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 25 yards.

TE – Jared Cook: 2 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 17 yards.

TE – Craig Stevens: 1 Target; big reception for 16 yards.

WR – Damian Williams: 1 Target.

RB – Chris Johnson: 19 Rushes and 4 Targets; 1 in red zone.

RB – Javon Ringer: 2 Rushes; big run for 54 yards.

FB – Ahmard Hall: 3 Targets.

DETROIT 26 – GREEN BAY 28

Detroit Shaun Hill threw an interception on a pass intended for Jahvid Best on their first possession but came back and threw a touchdown to Calvin Johnson for 23 yards on the next drive. On their next possession Best fumbled and then they went three-and-out. Johnson scored his second touchdown of the day on a 21-yard pass and they missed a 55-yard field goal to end the first half. In the second half Hill threw his second interception of the day on a pass that was intended for Johnson and it was returned for a touchdown. On their next four possessions they kicked field goals for 39, 52, 49 and 24 yards. They stalled on their last possession of the game.

Fantasy Impact – They ran seven plays in three red zone possessions and had one touchdown for a 33 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Calvin Johnson: 1 Rush and 11 Targets; 3 deep, 1 in red zone, big receptions for a 21-yard touchdown and a 23-yard touchdown.

TE – Brandon Pettigrew: 11 Targets; 2 deep, big receptions for 17 and 19 yards.

TE – Tony Scheffler: 10 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for 25 yards.

WR – Bryant Johnson: 5 Targets; 2 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for 16 yards.

WR – Stefan Logan: 1 Target.

RB – Jahvid Best: 12 Rushes and 7 Targets; 3 in red zone, big reception for 15 yards.

RB – Kevin Smith: 3 Rushes and 5 Targets; 1 in red zone.

FB – Jerome Felton: 1 Rush and 3 Targets.

Green Bay – The Packers scored on a 29-yard touchdown pass to Donald Driver on their first possession. They stalled and went three-and-out before coming back and scoring on a 13-yard touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley. Their next possession resulted in a 17-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jenninngs that was set up by a 48-yard reception by Driver. Jordy Nelson fumbled on a kickoff on their final possession of the first half. Aaron Rodgers threw an interception on a pass that was intended for Jennings on their first possession of the second half. They went three-and-out and Nelson had his second fumble of the day on another kickoff. Rodgers threw his second interception of the day on another pass intended for Jennings. They got the ball back and ran out the clock to secure the win.

Fantasy Impact – They ran three plays on three red zone possessions and had two touchdowns for a 67 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Greg Jennings: 5 Targets; 3 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for 17 yards.

TE – Jermichael Finley: 5 Targets; 1 in red zone, big reception for 13 yards.

WR – Donald Driver: 3 Targets; 2 deep, big receptions for 48 yards and a 29-yard touchdown.

WR – James Jones: 1 Target; big reception for 15 yards.

WR – Jordy Nelson: 1 Target; 1 deep.

TE – Donald Lee: 1 Target.

RB – Brandon Jackson: 9 Targets and 1 Target; 1 in red zone.

FB – John Kuhn: 9 Rushes.

SAN FRANCISCO 14 – ATLANTA 16

San Francisco – The 49ers scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis and blocked a punt for a touchdown. They stalled on their next two possessions and Alex Smith threw an interception on a pass intended for Frank Gore on their last drive of the first half. Smith threw his second interception of the day on a pass intended for Josh Morgan on their first possession of the second half. They went three-and-out and stalled on their last two drives of the game.

Fantasy Impact – They ran four plays in one red zone possession and had one touchdown for a 100 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Josh Morgan: 7 Targets; 2 deep.

WR – Michael Crabtree: 6 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 15 yards.

TE – Vernon Davis: 5 Targets; 1 in red zone, big receptions for 15 yards and a 12-yard touchdown.

TE – Delanie Walker: 2 Targets.

TE – Nate Byham: 1 Target.

RB – Frank Gore: 21 Rushes and 8 Targets; 2 in red zone, big reception for 19 yards.

RB – Anthony Dixon: 1 Rush.

FB – Moran Norris: 2 Targets.

Atlanta – The Falcons stalled and had a punt blocked for a touchdown before coming back and scoring on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Harry Douglas. Matt Ryan threw an interception on a pass intended for Tony Gonzalez and they went three-and-out before kicking a 37-yard field goal to end the first half. In the second half they kicked a 31-yard field goal on their first possession. They went three-and-out and stalled on their next two possessions. Ryan threw his second interception of the day on another pass to Gonzalez that was fumbled on the return and recovered by the Falcons. They kicked a 43-yard field goal on their final drive for the win.

Fantasy Impact – They ran 14 plays in four red zone possessions and had one touchdown for a 25 percent red zone efficiency rate.

TE – Tony Gonzalez: 12 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – Roddy White: 9 Targets; 4 deep, 2 in red zone, big receptions for 15, 19, 20 and 20 yards.

WR – Harry Douglas: 8 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone, big receptions for 17, 34 yards and an 8-yard touchdown.

WR – Brian Finneran: 6 Targets; 2 deep, big reception for 21 yards.

TE – Justin Peelle: 1 Target; 1 in red zone.

RB – Michael Turner: 16 Rushes and 4 Targets; 2 in red zone, big run for 27 yards.

RB – Jason Snelling: 7 Rushes and 2 Targets; 2 in red zone.

FB – Ovie Mughelli: 2 Rushes; 2 in red zone.

CAROLINA 14 – NEW ORLEANS 16

Carolina – The Panthers stalled and went three-and-out on their first two possessions. Johathan Stewart scored on a 55-yard touchdown pass. They stalled and went three-and-out on their final two possessions of the first half. In the second half DeAngelo Williams scored on a 39-yard touchdown run that was set up by a David Gettis reception for 21 yards during the drive. On their next possession they fumbled on a punt. They went three-and-out and stalled before turning the ball over on downs at the Saints’ 44-yard line with their final possession.

Fantasy Impact – They ran zero plays in zero red zone possessions and had zero touchdowns for a 0 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – David Gettis: 6 Targets; 2 deep, big receptions for 16 and 21 yards.

WR – Steve Smith: 3 Targets.

TE – Dante Rosario: 2 Targets.

TE – Jeff King: 2 Targets.

WR – Brandon LaFell: 1 Target.

WR – Dwayne Jarrett: 1 Target; 1 deep.

RB – DeAngelo Williams: 13 Rushes and 1 Target; big run for a 39-yard touchdown.

RB – Jonathan Stewart: 7 Rushes and 1 Target; 1 deep, big reception for a 55-yard touchdown.

RB – Mike Goodson: 1 Rush.

FB – Tony Fiammetta: 1 Target.

New Orleans Lance Moore fumbled at the Panthers’ 1-yard line on their first possession but came right back and redeemed himself by scoring on a 4-yard touchdown pass. Chris Ivory fumbled on the next drive. They kicked a 32-yard field goal before getting the ball back and running out the clock to end the first half. In the second half they stalled on their first two possessions before kicking a 32-yard field goal. They went three-and-out before kicking a 25-yard field goal and got the ball back to kneel down and secure the win.

Fantasy Impact – They ran 16 plays in five red zone possessions and had one touchdown for a 20 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Devery Henderson: 1 Rush and 9 Targets; 2 in red zone.

WR – Marques Colston: 8 Targets; 1 deep, 2 in red zone, big reception for 15 yards.

WR – Lance Moore: 8 Targets; 3 in red zone, big reception for a 4-yard touchdown.

TE – Jeremy Shockey: 8 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone, big receptions for 15 and 20 yards.

TE – David Thomas: 6 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for 16 yards.

WR – Robert Meachem: 1 Rush and 3 Targets.

TE – Jimmy Graham: 1 Target.

RB – Ladell Betts: 13 Rushes and 5 Targets; 5 in red zone.

RB – Chris Ivory: 12 Rushes; 2 in red zone.

FB – Heath Evans: 1 Target.

SEATTLE 3 – ST. LOUIS 20

Seattle – The Seahawks stalled on their first possession but came back and kicked a 22-yard field goal. They turned the ball over on downs at the Rams’ 38-yard line and Matt Hasselbeck threw an interception on a pass that was intended for John Carlson. On their last possession of the first half they turned the ball over on downs at the Rams’ 33-yard line. In the second half they could not get anything going as they went three-and-out four times and stalled twice. Hasselbeck fumbled and they got the ball back as time expired on their last drive.

Fantasy Impact – They ran three plays in one red zone possession and had zero touchdowns for a 0 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Brandon Stokley: 8 Targets; 3 deep, big reception for 36 yards.

WR – Golden Tate: 1 Rush and 5 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – Mike Williams: 5 Targets; big reception for 17 yards.

WR – Deon Butler: 5 Targets; 1 in red zone.

TE – John Carlson: 3 Targets; big receptions for 15 yards.

WR – Deion Branch: 2 Targets; 1 deep.

TE – Chris Baker: 1 Target.

RB – Justin Forsett: 19 Rushes and 2 Targets; 1 in red zone.

RB – Michael Robinson: 1 Rush and 3 Targets; 1 deep.

RB – Leon Washington: 1 Rush and 2 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 28 yards.

St. Louis – The Rams stalled but came back and scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson. They went three-and-out and stalled before Sam Bradford threw an interception on a pass intended for Mark Clayton. On their final possession of the first half they kicked a 30-yard field goal. In the second half Kenneth Darby scored on a 21-yard touchdown pass with their first possession. On their next four possessions they went three-and-out once and stalled three times. They kicked a 31-yard field goal and turned the ball over on downs at the Seattle 7-yard line in an attempt to chew up the clock as they secured the win.

Fantasy Impact – They ran nine plays in five red zone possessions and had one touchdown for a 20 percent red zone efficiency rate.

WR – Mark Clayton: 1 Rush and 14 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone, big reception for 34 yards.

WR – Danny Amendola: 8 Targets.

WR – Brandon Gibson: 4 Targets; 1 deep, 1 in red zone, big receptions for 23 yards and a 15-yard touchdown.

WR – Mardy Gilyard: 4 Targets; 1 in red zone.

TE – Daniel Fells: 4 Targets; big reception for 15 yards.

RB – Steven Jackson: 22 Rushes and 3 Targets; 4 in red zone, big runs for 15, 15 and 16 yards, big reception for 49 yards.

RB – Kenneth Darby: 2 Rushes and 2 Targets; 2 in red zone, big reception for a 21-yard touchdown.

RB – Keith Totson: 1 Rush.

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