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Fantasy Football Playoffs Recap - Semifinals

Last week, there was an NFL record 90 touchdowns scored on Sunday.  This week, the NFL set a record for points scored!  What happened to a little thing called defense?  Dan Carpenter and Justin Tucker kicked their fantasy owners to a championship outscoring all non QB offensive players not named Jamaal Charles.  The Seattle Seahawks defense were also top fantasy point scorers this week, thanks to 5 Eli Manning interceptions and a shutout of the New York Giants.

Not only did the Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots, but Ryan Tannehill scored more fantasy points than Tom Brady!  Both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Nick Foles each threw for over 400 yards.  Fitzpatrick tossed 4 scores while Foles tossed 3 of his own and hooked up with DeSean Jackson 10 times for 195 yards and a TD.

OffenseLeague Value
Passing Yards50 yards per point
Passing Touchdowns6
Rushing Yards20 yards per point
1 points at 100 yards
1.5 points at 150 yards
2 points at 200 yards
Rushing Touchdowns6
Reception Yards20 yards per point
Reception Touchdowns6
Return Touchdowns6
2-Point Conversions2
Fumbles Lost-2
Offensive Fumble Return TD6
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns6

QBsFan Pts% OwnedCompYdsTDIntYdsTD2PTLost
Ryan Fitzpatrick Ten 47.1413%364024222000
Nick Foles Phi 43.6188%304283141010
Alex Smith KC 43.0967%172875017001
Matt Flynn GB 40.835%2629941-3000
Matt Cassel Min 37.592%263822119100
Ryan Tannehill Mia 36.6931%2531230-1000
Tom Brady NE 34.2899%34364210000
Kirk Cousins Was 34.1210%29381320001
Drew Brees NO 33.76100%39393128101
Jay Cutler Chi 30.8547%222653211000
Andy Dalton Cin 30.1076%252302020000
Tony Romo Dal 29.6697%29358220000
Peyton Manning Den 29.28100%27289210000
EJ Manuel Buf 28.219%171932137101
Colin Kaepernick SF 27.5194%192032039000
Andrew Luck Ind 24.5595%191802129000
Chad Henne Jax 24.343%212372222000
Mike Glennon TB 22.5814%18179210000
Kellen Clemens StL 22.412%14158205000
Philip Rivers SD 21.7792%12166209000
Matt Ryan Atl 20.6591%2921011-1001
Carson Palmer Ari 20.5744%2023110-1000
Cam Newton Car 20.0699%162731012000
Jason Campbell Cle 19.8111%232731217000
Russell Wilson Sea 19.6297%182061150000

The Minnesota Vikings let Adrian Peterson wear Matt Asiata's uniform and he scored 3 times. The Green Bay Packers made an unbelievable comeback against the Dallas Cowboys thanks to 2 interceptions thrown by Tony Romo late in the 4th quarter. Rookie RB Eddie Lacy led the Packers and the NFL, rushing with 141 yards and scored a TD.  The Oakland Raiders running backs continue to produce nicely, all except those named Darren McFadden of course!  This was a down week for the running backs, but for those few of you left fighting for the championship, don't make any silly move and continue to play the guys that got you there!

RBsFan Pts% OwnedYdsTDRecYdsTD2PTLost
Jamaal Charles KC44.75100%2018195400
Matt Asiata Min22.807%513315000
Rashad Jennings Oak18.6575%912312000
Eddie Lacy GB17.5598%1411430000
DeMarco Murray Dal16.6598%1341419000
Rashard Mendenhall Ari16.4060%69219000
Steven Jackson Atl16.1591%38245000
DeAngelo Williams Car15.9074%810387100
Marshawn Lynch Sea15.00100%471673000
Zac Stacy StL14.6589%1331110000
Ryan Mathews SD13.9089%127111000
Le'Veon Bell Pit 13.8589%571550000
Trent Richardson Ind13.1080%640438100
Edwin Baker Cle12.200%381446000
Chris Johnson Ten12.0598%400351100
Reggie Bush Det12.0599%861215000
Jordan Todman Jax10.6518%1090444000
Andre Ellington Ari9.9058%710487000
Giovani Bernard Cin9.3094%331213000
Knile Davis KC9.103%34128000
Frank Summers Buf9.000%140316100
Michael Bush Chi8.207%44100000
Marcus Thigpen Mia8.151%00223100
Matt Forte Chi8.05100%127014000
LeSean McCoy Phi7.80100%380568000

Wide receivers had big games in Week 15, but most of them were not in a starting fantasy lineup!  Greg Jennings, well thanks for playing this year guy!  Andre Caldwell? Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker fans can't stand you right now.  Michael Preston? Do us all a favor and let Kendall Wright start catching TDs.  That being said, there is nothing better than when your QB throws a TD to a guy not in a starting lineup somewhere else in your league!
WRsFan Pts% OwnedYdsTDRecYdsTDTD2PT
DeSean Jackson Phi 20.7599%0010195100
Greg Jennings Min 19.6560%0011163100
Julian Edelman NE 19.4580%0013139100
Dez Bryant Dal 19.15100%0011153100
Andre Caldwell Den 17.951%00659200
Antonio Brown Pit 17.8599%10566110
Pierre Garcon Was 15.9598%007129100
Mike Wallace Mia 14.9089%1306105100
Michael Preston TEN14.850%00327200
Marques Colston NO 14.6094%00892100
Keenan Allen SD 14.4588%00229200
Brandon Marshall Chi 13.75100%00695100
Tim Wright TB 13.6015%00782100
Kendall Wright Ten 13.5063%0012150000
Doug Baldwin Sea 12.7024%30671100
Robert Woods Buf 12.607%00582100
Alshon Jeffery Chi 11.9596%-30572100
Jordy Nelson GB 11.5599%00561100
Danny Amendola NE 11.5589%0010131000
Vincent Jackson TB 11.4099%00558100
Cordarrelle Patterson Min 11.0043%150535100
Marvin Jones Cin 10.9035%00548100
Andre Holmes Oak 10.905%00458100
Josh Gordon Cle 10.8597%00367100
Michael Crabtree SF 10.7555%00545100

How the mighty have fallen!  Julius Thomas barley made this list while Jimmy Graham is absent!  Tim Wright is really developing in the Bucs offense and Delanie Walker has had a great second half to the NFL season.  Zach Ertz seems to have had more fantasy points in recent weeks than Brent Celek has in recent years!  A TD goes a long way in fantasy, just ask Antonio Gates!  His 70 catches and 799 ranks 4th among TEs, but his 3 TDs ranks puts him on the 2nd page, leaving his fantasy points total at 88.95 good for just 10th.
TEsFan Pts% OwnedRecYdsTDTD2PTLost
Tim Wright TB13.6015%7821000
Delanie Walker Ten12.6543%8531000
Vernon Davis SF12.4599%5791000
Andrew Quarless GB12.302%6661000
Tony Gonzalez Atl12.1098%6621000
Zach Ertz Phi11.855%6571000
Jason Witten Dal11.5599%4711000
Marcedes Lewis Jax10.701%4541000
Jeff Cumberland NYJ10.002%3501000
Tyler Eifert Cin9.1513%3331000
Mychal Rivera Oak9.001%3301000
Cory Harkey StL8.950%3291000
Jake Ballard Ari8.150%3131000
Sean McGrath KC7.701%2141000
Lance Kendricks StL7.651%2131000
Fred Davis Was7.6523%1231000
Joseph Fauria DET7.206%1141000
Michael Hoomanawanui NE7.150%1131000
Greg Olsen Car6.9096%5880000
Ryan Griffin Hou6.100%6620000
Scott Chandler Buf5.2019%5540001
Martellus Bennett Chi4.5585%6710000
Julius Thomas Den4.4597%4490000
Clay Harbor Jax4.100%3520000
Chase Ford Min3.750%2550000