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Wally’s World – Week 13

Week 12 was another injury filled affair with many big name players on both sides of the ball being knocked out. The last few weeks have been a full-fledged battle of attrition as we move closer to the fantasy playoffs.

Hate to see Rob Gronkowski carted off with what appears to be a knee injury. Fantasy impact aside, the game is just more fun to watch with ‘Gronk’ playing. [Editor’s Comment: You are spot-on, Uncle Waldon. Although, with Ben Watson the only starter at TE left on my main expert’s league dynasty team, things just got a lot tougher.]

Tom Brady now has fewer receiving options than Matt Schaub in Baltimore.

The New England defense isn’t doing much better with Jamie Collins and Dont’a Hightower both on the shelf as of now. This is a battered Patriots team that lost tonight. [Editor’s Comment: While we’re on the topic of the Patriots. How did Belichick not know the rule about the clock running on an ‘excess timeout?’ I’m not saying that I knew the rule, but Belichick takes pride in being smarter than the rest of us.]

The Brock Osweiler era is off to a very nice start.

Let the QB controversy begin in the Mile High City.

It will be interesting to see what Ameer Abdullah does down the stretch with more playing time. He looked pretty good this week. Of course it was against a circling the drain Philadelphia defense.

So Matthew Stafford and Jameis Winston have hung five passing touchdowns on the Eagles in consecutive weeks.

Should we go ahead and pencil in 10 for Tom Brady next week when New England hosts Philadelphia? Nah. Not with the aforementioned depleted receiving corps.

Brady likely still hits the five-touchdown mark though.

At least Mark Sanchez was only the worst quarterback to play on Thursday for an hour or so.

Then that honor quickly and clearly went to Tony Romo and then he went down again to injury. Ugh.

It’s over Dallas fans. The dream is over.

Now show some guts Jerry Jones and send Greg Hardy packing. The man is a disgrace and should not be in the league. [Editor’s Comment: Do you mean Jones or Hardy?]

What a game by Ziggy Ansah. His IDP owners are grinning like the butcher’s dog.

While we are handing out plaudits… Welcome back “Megatron!” That was the game your owners have been waiting for.

The Carolina Panthers defense flat out gets after the ball don’t they?

The ball-hawking Luke Kuechly looked like Charles Woodson with a pair of picks and his first career touchdown.

With Matt Cassel back under center look for more big games from Cole Beasley than Dez Bryant.

Yes. I am serious. Cassel is a dink and dunk game manager. Think Alex Smith ‘lite.’

Is it me or does Davante Adams do less with his targets than the average wide receiver? The kid looks shaky and is likely to lose Aaron Rodger’s confidence very soon. [Editor’s Comment: Adams could use an offseason working out with Larry Fitzgerald.]

I know he lost a fumble and nearly flicked the ball away too soon on his score but Eddie Lacy is looking more and more like his old self. [Editor’s Comment: Yup, still out of shape, but effective.]

Unfortunately with James Starks playing so well, Lacy’s fantasy production will continue to be capped.

Speaking of looking like their old self, C.J. Anderson is looking like he did at this time last season. He could lead a lot of fantasy teams to playoff glory with the way he looked tonight.

The Bears may want to speed up the transition from Matt Forte to Jeremy Langford. The rookie looks more explosive to Old Uncle Waldo.

Of course, I may be biased as a huge Michigan State football fan as Langford was a little messy in the passing game this week.

The fact the Bears were penalized as much as they were and still won the game is amazing.

I saw more of Ed Hochuli on Thanksgiving Day than my family. [Editor’s Comment: And for that you should be extra thankful. Free tickets to the gun show.]

It’s back to worrying for Packers fans after they have now lost at home to both Detroit and Chicago in the last three games.

Or do we just chalk this loss up to a Brett Favre was in the house ‘curse?’

That hit Calvin Pryor put on Rishard Matthews was so hard it hurt me here in Michigan. The kid out of Louisville can bring the wood. Ouch.

Tevin Coleman giveth…and Tevin Coleman taketh away…on the same play. Have to get those ball security issues under control rookie.

The Falcons are taking on water…fast!

Another week and another circus catch for Odell Beckham Jr.

Is any team going to step up in the NFC East?

About Wally Spurlin

Wally Spurlin is a Fantasy Football Staff Writer at Fantasy Sharks and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Association (FSWA). Spurlin’s work has appeared in print publications, including the FSWA award winning 2014 USA Today Fantasy Football magazine as well as the 2015 edition. Wally is also a weekly co-host on the Fantasy Football Feeding Frenzy pod cast on Fantasy Sharks Radio at Blog Talk Radio.Follow him on Twitter @WaltonSpurlin