Fantasy Football Fast Forward: Peterson already back in top form
Rushing for 171 yards and a touchdown on Sunday is impressive. Being the first back in the NFL to break 1,000-yard mark and leading the league in rushing less than a year removed from reconstructive knee injury is incredible.
Saying afterward he is still something less than 100 percent is downright scary.
"I still can get stronger," Adrian Peterson said. "I'm still not there, man. I'm pressing to get there. I'm going to come back stronger and better after the bye."
Peterson is going to be missed next week, but after his Week 10 performance, his fantasy owners should be more than willing to wait patiently. Let him rest up and come back even stronger. Peterson just might be the best running back in fantasy again.
Reviewing Week 10:
So much for those doomsday and Madden jinx comments on Calvin Johnson: Megatron goes for 12 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown, proving his knee is just fine. The Lions might not have won the game, but getting Matthew Stafford and Johnson back churning out huge points is an important development for their fantasy owners. Expect big numbers to continue against the Packers next week.
We predicted Michael Turner would have his best week of the season. The Falcons might have planned to get the ball to him more, but he sure didn't do much with the 13 carries he did get. He picked up 15 yards on one of the most suspect run defenses in the NFL.
That was pitiful. It might even make you want to consider sitting Turner next week against the Cardinals run defense. Heck, Turner might be looking over his should at Jacquizz Rodgers, who got only seven touches, but did pick up 62 yards with them at least.
We scoffed at the notion Eli Manning is going through a dead-arm period in Cheat Sheet, too. We probably shouldn't have.
While Manning didn't necessarily display any arm weakness, another awful performance suggests otherwise. Manning turned the ball over three times, went without a touchdown for a third-consecutive game and hasn't had a fantasy-starter-quality performance since Week 5.
You won't miss this Manning going into his bye, especially if you own one of his targets. Victor Cruz (3 catches for 26 yards) was bracketed by the Bengals, even if Hakeem Nicks (9-75) looked healthier.
The Giants are going to have to use their bye week to revamp a passing game that was one of the best in the NFL earlier this season.