Week 12 of the NFL season marks two important milestones: the trade deadline for most fantasy leagues and week 1 of the fantasy playoffs for some of the deeper leagues. Hopefully you got any of those last minute trades pushed through and you are getting those lineups settled for your playoff run.
Jay Cutler:Chicago is the city where good QBs go to die. In week 12 Cutler managed to throw for 147 yards, one TD, 2 INTs, and he took 4 sacks, making him one of the biggest draft busts in fantasy leagues this season.
Matt Hasselbeck: I am officially done with Hasselbeck and picking him to do something in fantasy leagues. This weekend he managed to throw for 102 yards and no TDs. If he can't get it done against St. Louis, he won't get it done against anyone else.
Michael Turner: I warned you all about Turner in the preseason and now the injury bug is in full effect with the burner. On Sunday Turner managed to finish with 33 yards and no scores, then to top it off he reinjured his ankle and is a question mark going forward.
DeAngelo Williams: Williams was shut down by a tough Jets defense as he rushed for 40 yards and added another 10 via the air. The Panthers offense is misfiring as a whole and now it is filtering down to the running game, which has traditionally been their strength.
Larry Fitzgerald: Fitzgerald had four receptions for 34 yards, far from the WR1 that was taken in round 2 of most fantasy drafts. Fitzgerald's production saw a drop due to Matt Leinart replacing an injured Kurt Warner.
Vincent Jackson: Even with Philip Rivers having a heck of a game, V-Jax had an off week as he finished the day with five targets but just two receptions. Jackson is one of the truly great WRs in the NFL and fantasy football, so chalk it up as a bad week and move on.
Brent Celek: Celek finished this weekend with an astounding nine targets, but he managed only four receptions for 33 yards and no scores. Celek and Gates are prime examples of feast or famine.
Philadelphia Eagles defense: The Eagles-Redskins rivalry is a long standing one, but I don't think anyone expected Washington to put up 24 points or allow just one sack on the day. Philly was able to snatch two INTs, but they were supposed to do so much more.