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Week Ten in Review

Ballers of the Week

Thomas Jones

, RB

New York Jets

TJ’s good fortunes continued with a 149-yard, three-TD performance against the pitiful Rams. It was the first time in his career that he ran for three touchdowns and now has seven rushing TDs on the year and eight overall. This was the third straight week that Jones has found pay dirt so keep riding the wave and feel confident starting him.

Jay Cutler

, QB Denver Broncos

Cutler went on a tear last Thursday, throwing for 447 yards and three TDs. He did throw one INT, but overall he played excellent. It wasn’t too much of a surprise that the yards were so high because

Denver basically had no running backs against the Browns due to injuries. Cutler has thrown for over 700 yards the last two weeks and owners can expect more of that the rest of the way.

Tony Gonzalez

, TE

Kansas City Chiefs

The old veteran showed he could still play as he piled up 113 receiving yards on 10 catches. He also scored twice. This was quite the shock for owners because no one really didn’t expect QB Tyler Thigpen to do much as the starter, but he has been solid and leans on Gonzalez frequently. Continue to start the TE no matter what because the TDs have been coming in bunches for him.

Busts of the Week

Brian Westbrook

, RB

Philadelphia Eagles

Westbrook had a miserable game against the Giants Sunday night and really hurt fantasy teams everywhere. He had 13 carries for only 26 yards and three receptions for 33 yards. It was a game to forget if you own the talented RB, so just move on and thank God that he plays the Bengals next week.

Jake Delhomme/Steve Smith

, QB/WR

Carolina Panthers

This duo was absolutely pathetic in Week 10. Delhomme threw for 72 yards with one TD and four INTs! It was by far the worst game of his career and it directly affected Smith because he wasn’t getting the ball. Smith had just one grab for nine yards. I thought the Panthers were in store for a big game against

Oakland, but it was a terrible one for this duo.

St. Louis

Rams

The Rams didn’t even look like an NFL team against the Jets on Sunday, getting owned 47-3. The offense couldn’t do anything and the defense allowed eight straight scoring drives and 40 first half points! Star RB Steven Jackson didn’t play and QB Marc Bulger was benched in the second half. This team is struggling on all cylinders right now.

Waiver Wire

Tyler Thigpen

, QB Kansas City Chiefs

Thigpen started out real shaky, but has come on the last three weeks. He has thrown for over 700 yards and six touchdowns combined in those three weeks and is rapidly gaining confidence. All the Derek Anderson or Marc Bulger owners should jump on Thigpen if he’s still available.

Shocker Special

Jets DEF/Special Teams

The J-E-T-S were unstoppable in week 10, annihilating

St. Louis 47-3. The defense compiled two sacks, two INTs and three fumble recoveries. They also scored a TD off one of those fumble recoveries and allowed just three points total. K Jay Feely was 4-4 on field goals and 5-5 on extra points.

Keep on your Fantasy Radar

Shaun Hill

, QB

San Francisco 49ers

Hill has taken over the starting QB job in San Fran and has proved in the past that he is a serviceable option. In week eight, he threw for 173 yards and a score so give him a few weeks to get going and Hill could put up solid numbers down the stretch for fantasy owners. Grab him if you need a number two QB because he’s consistent.

Must Start of Week 11

Brady Quinn

, QB Cleveland Browns

Quinn finally got his chance to showcase his skills and

Cleveland fans were thrilled. The highly recognized QB did not disappoint either as he threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start. Look for Quinn to continue his hot start over the next few weeks with games against

Buffalo and

Houston.

Please Bench of Week 11

Maurice Jones-Drew

, RB

Jacksonville Jaguars

MJD is a strange case when it comes to fantasy. He gets drafted way too early every year and is extremely inconsistent. He is capable of putting up 30 points at any time, but is also capable of putting up three. He’s rushed for just 132 yards over the past three games, but does have four TDs over that same span. With all that being said, Week 11 will be one of those bad weeks for Jones-Drew as he has an unfortunate matchup with the undefeated Tennessee Titans, who own arguably the best rushing defense in the league. Sit him no matter what!

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