Fantasy Football: Darren McFadden and The Top Performers Of Week 14
Week 14 was certainly an exciting one as players continued to dominate and make big-time plays while they prepare for the playoffs.
Raiders' running back Darren McFadden had a monster game on Sunday against the Jaguars while Tom Brady had a field day against the Chicago Bears in the snow.
Here are the top performers of Week 14.
Fantasy Numbers taken from CBS Sports Fantasy Football
Ryan Torain, RB, Washington Redskins
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Washington Redskins' running back Ryan Torain returned on Sunday from an injury and had a huge game.
Torain returned as the starter and carried the ball 24 times for 172 yards but failed to reach the end zone.
This is good news for Torain owners who kept him on the bench during his injury because he can be important for playoff matchups.
New York Giants
LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
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LeSean McCoy has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners this season, and for those who drafted No. 25, what a great pick.
McCoy is second amongst running backs in scoring and he continued his stellar season in Week 14.
McCoy rushed for 149 yards on just 16 carries establishing himself as a reliable option for the playoffs.
@New York Giants
Tim Hightower, RB, Arizona Cardinals
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Wait, Tim Hightower is on the list of top performers?
Hightower has not rushed over 100 yards since Week 2 so those owners who started Hightower, they were certainly rewarded.
Hightower carried the ball 18 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns in Week 14. Maybe this will get him going for the final three games of the season.
@San Francisco 49ers
Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
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Tom Brady and the Patriots continued to roll in Week 14 as they crushed the Bears 36-7.
Brady was 27-of-40 for 369 yards and three touchdowns in the harsh weather.
Brady continues to be a top fantasy quarterback and owners of No. 12 are going to make it deep into the playoffs.
Green Bay Packers
Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans
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Texans' wide receiver had a huge game on Monday night against the Ravens
Johnson and quarterback Matt Schaub were in sync as they connected nine times for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
Johnson remains a must-start for the remainder of the season.
Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders
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Raiders' running back Darren McFadden continued his breakout year on Sunday with a huge game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
McFadden carried the ball 16 times for 123 yards and two impressive touchdown runs of 51 and 36 yards.
McFadden caught another 3 passes for 87 yards including a 67 yard catch-and-run for a touchdown.
Run DMC is a must-start in Week 15 at home against the Broncos.
@Kansas City Chiefs