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Wally’s World – Week 9

It was only a matter of time until the quarterback position had a fantasy explosion after giving way to the wide receivers and running backs in recent weeks.

Ladies and gentleman I give you Week 8.

There were five different quarterbacks that threw for at least four touchdowns and 11 who scored at least twice.

Here are the things that stood out to Uncle Waldo this week…

Don’t look now but we had a Joique Bell sighting across the pond. Bell actually ran hard and busted off a couple of runs that were longer than 10 yards.

Hey, I am trying to find something nice to write about Detroit and it isn’t easy.

Sad to see Cameron Wake go down with a season ending Achilles injury. He had been playing lights out the last three weeks leading the Dolphins resurgent defense.

How fun is Dion Lewis to watch with the ball in his hands? He continues to make defenders swing and miss at an Adam Dunn-like rate.

Yes. Uncle Waldo does watch other sports.

That 47-yard touchdown catch and run by Rob Gronkowski must be a defensive backs’ worst nightmare. Who wants to get in front of that train when it gets rolling?

Tom Brady is now 9-0 in games played on Thursdays.

His record on Sundays isn’t too bad either.

It boggles the mind, but it looks like the Detroit Lions offense has never seen a blitz before.

The Jim Bob Cooter era is off to quite a start, eh? Somewhere Joe Lombardi is laughing his butt off.

Alex Smith looked like Colin Kaepernick against a floundering Detroit defense.

Well. Colin Kaepernick when he actually used to run the ball. Not the train wreck that Kaepernick is now.

After watching the defense struggle (I am being kind) badly again, there may be some tweaks to the defensive coaching staff during the bye week for the Lions.

I believe the official term is ‘moving chairs around on the Titanic.’

Actually, it should be head coach Jim Caldwell that fears termination. It’s that bad here in Detroit.

Watching the Green Bay Packers against a strong defense like Denver, it becomes very obvious how much they miss the field stretching Jordy Nelson.

After a couple of weeks of pounding the ball into the end zone on the ground, the Saints put the ball back into the hands of Drew Brees and his receiving corps.

Brees had an all-time great fantasy day and it was fitting the Saints pulled it out.

Eli Manning certainly answered the game that Brees put up.

Watching Brees and Manning go touchdown-for-touchdown with each other was the football equivalent of the George Foreman vs. Ron Lyle fight back in 1976.

Look it up on YouTube if you have never seen it. Trust me, you’ll love it.

It was nice to see Odell Beckham Jr. hit pay dirt a few times too.

His owners can breathe that sigh of relief now.

That Le’Veon Bell injury did not look good.

Hopefully, Bell owners held on to DeAngelo Williams.

Hopefully, Matt Forte’s injury doesn’t turn out to be a severe one.

Hopefully, Forte owners already have Jeremy Langford on their teams.

Josh McCown to Brian Hartline for a couple of scores. Yep, we all saw that one coming.

Hang on for a few minutes while I look up this J.J. Nelson wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals.

Go check out the one handed catch Nelson made. I’ll wait.

Looks like Carson Palmer may just have found another offensive toy to play with.

Once again, from the “What else is new” department, Gary Barnidge scores a touchdown.

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