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Fantasy Review: Week 10

James Morris hails from Rio Rancho, NM and has been playing fantasy sports for well over a decade. Not only does he write the Bengals fantasy section, but he also does the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers fantasy sections, as well as the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz fantasy basketball sections in the NBA. Last season James finished with an 82 percent accuracy rating for fantasy predictions and will be here to answer any questions you may have about your specific team. Just send him an email and he will reply back the same day with your answer.

Week 10 of the NFL season showed us some highs (Bengals over the Steelers) and some lows (Jay Cutler and his 5 INTs). Those who own Maurice Jones-Drew wish he would have picked fantasy stardom over an NFL win, but this is just a game of the game and that is the difference between a win and a loss. Could Marion Barber and Pierre Thomas possibly be any more disappointing? What could have been better than that Sunday night game against the Patriots and Colts? To go from Sunday night greatness to Monday night boredom, one has to wonder who makes these schedules. Did I mention that the three teams I write for (Bengals, Jaguars and Chargers) all won this weekend? What that means is I can take away a 3-0 record as a fan!


Donovan McNabb: Even though the Eagles lost to the Chargers, McNabb still found a way to throw for 450 yards and 2 TDs. He did throw an interception, but fantasy owners have to love the stats from their starting QB.

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady: These two QBs combined for 684 yards and 7 TDs. Brady did his Brady thing and finished with 357 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Manning posted 327 yards and 4 TDs. If you owned either QB then you were on the winning team this weekend.

Chris Johnson: Johnson is a beast and even though his team isn't very good, he finds a way to keep his fantasy owners happy. Johnson's 132 yards rushing, nine catches for 100 yards receiving, and 2 TDs put him in the No. 1 fantasy spot for RBs.

LaDainian Tomlinson: LT showed flashes of his former self as he finished with 24 rushes for 96 yards and 2 TDs. It was good to see Tomlinson step up and have a big game when the Chargers needed it against a tough Philadelphia Eagles team.

Randy Moss: Moss was one of the benefactors of the Sunday night shootout as he finished with nine catches for 179 yards and 2 TDs. Moss is a big threat with lots of talent, and many people took him within the top 3 for WRs.

Brandon Marshall: Marshall was the proud recipient of five passes from Kyle Orton that led to 134 yards and 2 TDs. Now, this was a weird game because Washington came in ranked No. 1 against the pass, yet Marshall blew by the entire secondary on two separate occasions.

Kellen Winslow: TE is an all or nothing fantasy position, and this was a weekend that even though Winslow didn't score, his 102 yards receiving still kept him atop of the points list.

Baltimore Ravens Defense: Even though the offense didn't exactly light it up, the defense did all that we expected by holding the Browns scoreless and returning an INT to the house for a pick-6. The Ravens were an easy call for No. 1 fantasy defense this weekend.


Ben Roethlisberger: Big Ben has been a solid fantasy QB all season, but this week he managed to put up just 174 yards, one INT, and no scores. I normally stay away from Roethlisberger because while he is a great NFL QB, he doesn't offer the flashy fantasy stats.

Jay Cutler: Cutler was able to give his owners the yards (307), but without a TD and a whopping 5 INTs. The problems with the Bears are their lack of an O-line and top quality WRs, and Cutler's decision-making seems to have taken two steps back this week.

Rashard Mendenhall: Mendenhall and the Steelers faced off against those pesky Bengals this week. Not only did his team lose the game, but Mendenhall lost respect from his fantasy owners as he managed to run for just 36 yards and no scores. He is a better fantasy RB than he showed this week, so there is no need for panic just yet.

Pierre Thomas: Thomas is in a three-headed monster of a problem down in New Orleans as he has to fight for stats with Reggie Bush and Mike Bell. Thomas finished with 37 yards rushing and is making his owners think twice about playing him again, not to mention owning him in general.

Marques Colston: In a game where the Saints should have totally dominated, Colston finished the day with two catches for a mind-blowing 17 yards and no scores. I've been warning people about the Saints not having much to play for down the stretch and weeks like these don't help owners counting on stats from their big guns.

Vincent Jackson: Jackson was bound to have a bad game eventually, and this was the one. V-Jax finished the day with one catch for 10 yards and no scores. I have no problems with him as the season winds down, so chalk this one up to a defense showing him some love.

Vernon Davis: Davis was a victim of a terrible passing attack from San Francisco. His freakish athletic skills netted him just 16 yards on three receptions. This wasn't a game for anyone not named Frank Gore, so don't feel too bad if you started Davis.

New Orleans Saints Defense: The Saints defense has been top notch all season long, but the loss of Darren Sharper this week proved to be more than they could handle. St. Louis put up 23 points while limiting the Saints to just 2 sacks and 1 INT. Even with the sacks and the pick, the points allowed knocked the defense way down on the fantasy points list.

A TERRIBLE week for me as I fell closer to those "other guys" as I went 10-6 on my 16 picks. I will take credit for picking CORRECTLY ON Brett Favre, Ricky Williams, Wes Welker, Sidney Rice, Kellen Winslow, Trent Edwards, Kyle Orton (193 yards and 2 TDs still puts him around No. 22 for fantasy QBs), Kevin Smith, Mike Sims-Walker and Visanthe Shiancoe. I hate ... I mean HATE falling out of the 80 percent correct range for my picks, but I will rebound and lead you to the promised land come fantasy playoff time!

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