Week 7 Fantasy Sunday Surprises
I can personally tell you that Week 7 has been a huge letdown for me. Miles Austin, Darren McFadden, and Ryan Torain combined for 1 point total for me.
One of the biggest team surprises was the Minnesota Vikings hanging with the Packers in a close loss. Rookie Christian Ponder was not terrible.
But let’s take a look at some of the biggest surprises from Week 7:
10. Shonn Greene, RB, New York Jets
A week after I dropped Greene, he goes off against the Chargers. Greene rushed for 112 yards on 20 carries, and ran hard against a pretty solid defense.
Greene earned fantasy owners around 11 points.
9. Roy Williams, WR, Chicago Bears
Roy Williams finally made a fantasy impact. Williams caught four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown to give him his first double digit fantasy performance of 2011. Williams earned unlikely fantasy owners around 11 fantasy points.
8. Houston Texans Defense
The Texans defense is clearly much improved over 2010′s defense. They held the Titans to just seven points, sacked Matt Hasselbeck twice, and intercepted him twice.
One of the interceptions was returned for six, and the Texans defense earned around 18 fantasy points.
7. LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, Arizona Cardinals
LSH made a couple plays off the bench, but they weren’t on the ground. Stephens-Howling caught two passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, with a long of 73 yards. He earned fantasy owners around 14 points.
6. Christian Ponder, QB, Minnesota Vikings
As previously mentioned, Christian Ponder wasn’t terrible. The Vikings nearly pulled out the victory over the Packers as Ponder threw for 219 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also ran for 31 yards as he helped fantasy owners to 15 points.
5. Plaxico Burress, WR, New York Jets
You will be unimpressed with Burress’ stat line until you see the touchdowns. He only caught four passes, but three of them were for touchdowns and added to 25 yards. Regardless, he was worth roughly 20 fantasy points.
4. John Beck, QB, Washington Redskins
Beck proved me to be sorely wrong this week against Carolina. Beck threw for 279 yards, a touchdown, interception, and even ran for a touchdown. Beck’s 18 fantasy points unfortunately came in a losing effort.
3. Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets
Sanchez continues to anger me with his inconsistency. The Chargers defense should have gave him fits, but he stilled managed to throw for three touchdowns.
Sanchez only had 173 yards in the air and 25 on the ground, but it was worth around 18 fantasy points.
2. Kansas City Chiefs Defense
Boy, did Kansas City come to play… Or maybe Oakland didn’t. Either way, KC’s defense shut out the Raiders who had high hopes. They injured Darren McFadden, and totaled six interceptions.
Of those six interceptions, two were returned for touchdowns, and they added a sack in the mix. KC’s defense earned a whopping 30 fantasy points.
1. DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
If there was anything good to come out of my day, it was picking up DeMarco Murray.Murray broke the Cowboys all-time single game record rushing with 253 yards and a touchdown.
Murray’s fantasy effort rewarded last minute owners with 31 points, good for second most only behind Arian Foster.