Wane McGarity Stud Of The Week
Antonio Brown (Not Even Lying)
9 receptions, 196 yards, 2 TD's, 35.5 points
This performance might be looked back as the turning point of Kenny's season. Kenny was beyond frustrated and the fact that he was down 18 points against a skeleton crew was the breaking point. Had somehow Antonio Brown and Demaryius Thomas failed, Kenny would have gone off the edge to say the least. Antonio Brown squashed all that worry real fast. A 35.5 point performance and quite possibly the beginning of a lengthy winning streak all the way to the top.
Michael Wiley Dud of The Week
C.J. Spiller (Tebow4President)
9 Rushing yards, 1 reception, 1 receiving yard, .5 points
Yes he got hurt, but he was doing nothing anyway. Week by Week it's looking like maybe Spiller isn't the new fantasy breakout star everyone hoped he would be. He certainly isn't living up to #1 pick status. Even his "best" game in Week 2 he barely tipped over 100 yards and didn't score. Season is still young, and Spiller has a chance to turn it around..but at what cost to Leland's season?
Drew Bennett Sneaky Surprise Award
Bilal Powell (Shock The Monkey)
149 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 9 receiving yards, 15 points
Finally at Week 3, we have a Drew Bennett Sneaky Surprise Award to give out! There were actually some solid candidates this week. Joique Bell and Denarious Moore for Matt, and Stephen Hill for Drew, but at the end I'm giving to Mark and his Bilal Powell play. Why? Matt blew out Leland so Bad, that he didn't need the Bell and Moore performances, and Drew lost. Mark on the other hand, had his undefeated streak on the line and when Steven Jackson went down, it looked bleak for the #2 position. Mark also started the week terrible with a .5 point Dwayne Bowe performance. When I saw Powell in the lineup I thought, well might as well just pencil in 4-5 points for this play. Powell was a BEAST though. 149 rushing yards for a total of 15 points. Mark only won by 9 points. It was a shrewd play, it worked, and Mark won because of it.
Tony Romo Bad Decision Award
Mayra Plays an inactive Vernon Davis
We also get to see the debut of the Tony Romo Bad Decision Award. Mike was the other candidate in this race. Playing Brandon Jacobs and Eli over Tony Romo and Ahmad Bradshaw. I would've still won regardless though of the switch. Mayra not only loses a closely contested game (12.5 points) by commits the cardinal sin of playing an inactive player. A guaranteed zero. Now would her replacement get 12.5 points, probably not, but the possibility of it is better than the absolute of taking a zero.