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Fantasy Review: Week 16

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 16 is done, and so is the 2009 fantasy football season. The talk of the office was undoubtedly who won the Championship game this week, but was it you? Did you climb to the top of Mt. Olympus and let your thunderbolts rain down on the poor soul who took home second place? If you listened to me you probably did because I won the league title in 22 of my 25 leagues this year and I can honestly say, "Second place is just the first loser!"


Tom Brady: Brady is an elite fantasy QB, so when he goes out and throws for 267 yards and 4 TDs, nobody should be surprised. The Patriots aren't going for another perfect season, but Brady didn't let off the gas when you needed him most.

Jay Cutler: Finally Cutler had a game that people could get excited about as the Bears upset the Vikings 36-30 on Monday Night Football. Cutler managed to throw for 273 yards and he tossed in 4 TDs just to make it look good. Chicago still needs a new offensive coordinator, but this proves Cutler can get it done now just as he did before.

Darren Sproles: In a truly Jerome Bettis-like performance, Sproles managed to put up just 61 total yards (38 rushing and 23 receiving), but his 3 touchdowns set him atop of the RB standings this week.

Jonathan Stewart: Stewart filled in for the injured DeAngelo Williams this week, but I really didn't expect to have him finish with 206 rushing yards with a score. The Giants imploded at the worst possible time and Stewart was there to take advantage of it.

Roddy White: I didn't think White would do much this weekend because you can't trust Matt Ryan this season. However, White proved me wrong as he put up 139 yards receiving with 2 TDs. They both came through when you needed them to most I guess.

Randy Moss: Moss didn't put up many yards (45), but his 3 TDs were more than anyone could have hoped for from Moss. WR is a position where his stats are directly related to someone else, but I will take the touchdowns any day.

Brent Celek: Celek is a well known name for fantasy TEs, so when he put up 136 yards receiving and a touchdown this weekend I don't think anyone was shocked. He won't do this every week, but he is a top 5-7 TE play on any given week.

San Francisco 49ers Defense: I told you to play the Niners this weekend, and they came through big time. San Fran filled up the boxscore with six points allowed, two sacks, three INTs, and three fumbles recovered against the Detroit Lions.


Vince Young: Young looked like he was taking some steps forward in his playing career, but the Chargers defense made him take two steps back this weekend. Young finished the game with a whopping 89 yards passing, 40 yards rushing, two INTs, one TD, and a lost fumble. Will Tennessee finally walk away from the Vince Young experiment?

Peyton Manning: I warned you not to start Manning, did you listen? Manning finished the game with an empty 192 yards, which accounts for roughly six fantasy points in standard formats. Did your No. 1 overall pick lose you your fantasy title?

Ricky Williams: Sticky Ricky was ineffective this weekend as he finished with a robust 35 yards rushing, 26 yards receiving, and not a single score. What a worthless play he was on Sunday when he had been so good leading up to the fantasy title game.

Brandon Jacobs: Jacobs finished with a grand total of six carries for one yard and he suffered a knee injury that may keep him out of the season finale. Jacobs has been off all season long anyway, so hopefully you didn't have him in your lineup.

Brandon Marshall: Marshall reverted back to the receiver I have become to know and love this weekend as he finished with 39 yards receiving and no touchdowns. I knew he was due for a bad game, I was just hoping for the best.

Reggie Wayne: When a QB does badly, his WR in turn will also suffer. Not only did I warn you about Manning, but I warned you not to play Wayne because I knew an empty 33-yard receiving game was in store for him.

Vernon Davis: Regardless of whether or not Davis was able to score this weekend, his 18 receiving yards made him a loser in my book. I've come to expect much more out of Davis, so weekends like this make me want to scream.

New York Giants Defense: The Giants needed to win, the Panthers are not a good team, but it was fantasy owners who played the G-Men this weekend that suffered. The Giants allowed 41 points while tallying just one sack. Can you say negative fantasy points?

Let me just say what a privilege it was talking with all the fans and all the readers each and every week. I enjoyed helping many of you win your league title and for those of you who didn't, let's give it a try again next year. We still have one more article to go this week, the fantasy football awards, so make sure you check back to find out who won, who lost, and who just broke even.

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