Westbrook best of the best this week
Yep, it should come as no surprise that the three blowouts that played out while everyone slept off their Thanksgiving bloat produced 5 of the top 10 performers from this week’s games.
And again, it should not surprise anyone that the five stars in question all played for the winning teams Thursday: Tennessee, Dallas and Philadelphia.
Eagles players took the top 2 spots, and I’m sure you all know who they are, too:
1. Brian Westbrook, RB, Eagles
- Score 2 rushing TDs, 2 receiving TDs and rush for 110 yards and it should vault you straight to the top. However, anyone who read my Sunday update knows, Westbrook wasn’t the only one who lived in the endzone during his game this week.
2. Donovan McNabb, QB, Eagles
- McNabb threw his 2 TDs to Westbrook, and threw 2 more just because he could in a rout of the Cardinals. Hopefully, he silenced his Philadelphia haters with a 27-for-39, 260 yard and 0 INT performance. If the Eagles or their fans run this guy out of town, it would be a bad move.
3. Mark Clayton, WR, Ravens
- It’s about time this guy shows some of the talent he’s flashed in the past. He caught five balls for 164 yards and a TD and threw a 32-yard TD pass. Questionable with a back injury? Don’t think so.
4. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
- As alluded to in the Westbrook nugget, Williams was as ninja as they come for the Panthers. he had a pedestrian day running the ball, he carried 21 times for just 77 yards, but he found the endzone 4 times and made his fantasy owners smile. He also had three catches for 14 yards, an additional 4.4 points in PPR leagues.
5. Steve Slaton, RB, Texans
- The Texans rookie just squeezed onto this list at the last possible moment. He scored 2 late TDs, rushed for 130 yards and caught two balls for 52 yards in the Texans win on Monday Night Football.
6. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
- Despite a stellar day, Rodgers and the Pack couldn’t beat the DeAngelo Williams-led Panthers. Rodgers had 298 yards passing, was 29-45 and threw 3 TDs, with 1 interception and completed a 2-point play.
7. Thomas Jones, RB, Jets
- Who’s been absolutely blazing for the last couple of weeks? Who called his meteoric rise, none other than Ultimate Chinstrap Ninja John Z right here on this blog almost a month ago. Against a porous Denver Broncos defense in Week 13, Jones didn’t disappoint. He poured on 138 yards rushing, 2 TDs and had 2 receptions.
8. Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
- Man, the ‘Boys are glad to to have their star QB back. They’ve returned to football and fantasy relevance, have put the Brooks Bollinger/Brad Johnson weeks behind them. Romo was his extroardinary self: 22-34, 331 yards, 3 TDs and 1 pick.
9. Chris Johnson, RB, Titans
- Another rookie running back makes the list, Johnson’s been pretty great all year, hopefully he doesn’t hit the dreaded wall during the fantasy playoffs, which begin next week. Any team that had him and was still fighting for a playoff spot got a really good push on Turkey Day. Johnson ran for 2 scores, had 125 yards rushing and added 2 catches for the PPR players.
10. Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys
- The final member of the top 10 is a bit of a sore spot for me. I thought I’d hold him another week, see if he was back. It cost me a win, but fortunately I’ll still probably make the playoffs. After he had 9 catches for 115 yards and a TD, I’ll definitely be playing him next week.
Well, that’s all for this week. which of these guys did you guys get in your lineup that helped you go all ninja over your opponent? Did anyone make the same mistake as me and not play one of the players on this list for one reason or another? Let us know in the comments.