Champs & Chumps: Dez Bryant, Tony Romo Put Up Big Numbers in Loss

Contributed by: Jeff Sperber
Last Updated: Dec 25, 2012 12:37 AM

Unless you’re in some sort of bogus fantasy league that plays Week 17, in which case quit and join a new league, fantasy football for you is over in 2012.

Better luck next year… or maybe congratulations. Or maybe a little bit of both (since most of you reading this are probably in 3+ fantasy leagues).

For most NFL teams, next week has the significance of a preseason game. Thus, these are your final champs and chumps for 2012.



QB Champs

A bunch of signal callers didn’t disappoint in the final week of the fantasy season.

The top three QBs all have a last name that starts with the letter “R”. Coincidence? I think not.

Tony Romo: 416 pass yds, 4 pass TDs

Despite his great fantasy performance, the Cowboys still lost. That’s because they are the Cowboys.

Aaron Rodgers: 342 pass yds, 3 pass TDs, 11 rush yds, rush TD

In hindsight, it wasn’t a bad move drafting a QB in Round 1.

Matt Ryan: 279 pass yds, 4 pass TDs, 25 rush yds

Looks like Matty Ice isn’t melting this holiday season. (Sorry.)

Russell Wilson: 171 pass yds, 4 pass TDs, INT, 29 rush yds

He picked the right time to turn into one of the top quarterbacks in the league.

Drew Brees: 446 pass yds, 3 pass TDs, -1 rush yds

A top fantasy performer in 2012.

Peyton Manning: 339 pass yds, 3 pass TDs, INT

Wherever he was drafted at the start of the year in your league, he was a steal.

Joe Flacco: 309 pass yds, 2 pass TDs, -10 rush yds, rush TD

Only Joe Flacco could manage to rush for -10 yards and still get a touchdown on the ground.


QB Chumps

Matt Schaub: 178 pass yds

You probably didn’t make it to the championship with him at quarterback anyway. He’s been the definition of an average fantasy QB.

Ben Roethlisberger: 220 pass yds, pass TD, 2 INTs, 3 rush yds

He was a bad start against the Bengals in Cincy to begin with.

Eli Manning: 150 pass yds, pass TD, 8 rush yds

The cover of the New York Post Monday morning was Eli Manning on the ground with the headline: “WHAT A BUM!”


RB Champs

Jamaal Charles: 226 rush yds, rush TD, 4 rec yds, fumble lost

And the Chiefs still lose. Not that you care.

Reggie Bush: 65 rush yds, rush TD, 42 rec yds, 2 rec TDs

Someone out there won his or her fantasy football league because of Reggie Bush. I don’t like to use abbreviations in articles, but the only thing I can think of to say to this is LOL.

Marshawn Lynch: 111 rush yds, rush TD, 19 rec yds, rec TD

Somebody reward this man with some Skittles.


RB Chumps

Arian Foster: 15 rush yds, 14 rec yds, fumble lost

Talk about bad luck for Foster owners. You don’t expect the top overall pick in your draft to cost you the championship.

Frank Gore: 28 rush yds

Typically a low-end RB1, Gore might’ve been only a flex play going up against a surging Seahawks team on the road. Still, no one expected him to do this poorly.

Bryce Brown: 18 rush yds

First two games as a starter: 347 rush yds, 4 rush TDs, 3 fumbles lost

Last three games: 32 rush yds, no TDs

At least he stopped fumbling!



WR Champs

Dez Bryant: 224 rec yds, 2 rec TDs

Bryant has 10 TDs over the past 7 weeks. If you traded for him mid-season give yourself a pat on the back.

Roddy White: 153 rec yds, 2 rec TDs

He had almost 10 times the number of receiving yards he had last week (16).


WR Chumps

Victor Cruz: 21 rec yds

36 total yards on 6 receptions over the past two weeks. Clearly Cruz didn’t want anyone who drafted him to win.

Mike Wallace: -1 rush yds, 13 rec yds

He really only had five or so good games this season—a big disappointment.



TE Champ

Lance Kendricks: 119 rec yds, rec TD

Looking back, any receiver going up against the Bucs’ pitiful pass D this year was a worthy fantasy start.

TE Chumps

Tony Gonzalez: 9 rec yds

Matt Ryan throws for 279 yards and Tony G. only gets nine of them?

Aaron Hernandez: 13 rec yds

Fellow Patriots’ tight end Michael Hoomanawanui had more receiving yards and receptions. He also has a harder last name to pronounce.

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