Week 13 Fantasy Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m.
Posted By William Del Pilar

It was a great weekend of productivity, as four backs exploded with elite-level numbers. Marshawn Lynch has become a force, and Percy Harvin is starting to show what we've been waiting to see. Rob Gronkowski stood out by tying an NFL record.

QB Cam Newton, Panthers (at Bucs) Three rushing TDs
Newton threw for only 204 yards and one TD with no interceptions but had his biggest game rushing (14-54-3).

QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers (at Giants) 369 yards, four TDs
Rodgers is on pace for 5,125 yards and 49.3 TDs and doesn't look like he's slowing down.

RB Chris Johnson, Titans (at Bills) 23-153-2 rushing
Johnson has two straight games with over 150 rushing yards and is finally playing like fantasy owners expected.

RB Ray Rice, Ravens, Ravens (at Browns) 29-204-1 rushing
Rice has the talent to post these types of games a few times a year, but this one will rate as one of the best ever.

RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks (vs. Eagles) 22-148-2 rushing
Lynch has eight straight games with one TD and has rushed for more than 100 yards in four of the last five games. He's playing on an elite level. 

RB Shonn Greene, Jets (at Redskins) 22-88-3 rushing
Is this a fluke, or will he to step up like this for fantasy owners down the playoff stretch?

WR Percy Harvin, Vikings (vs. Broncos) 8-156-2 receiving and 5-19-0 rushing
Harvin's peaking at the right time and showing his explosiveness when he has a QB that can get him the ball.  

WR Pierre Garcon, Colts (at Patriots) 9-150-2 on 12 targets
Garcon had his best game of the season (most of the production came in garbage time), but some owners took advantage.

WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos (at Vikings) 4-144-2 on seven targets
Let's be honest — did anyone even have him on their roster, much less starting? 

TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots (vs. Colts) 5-64-2 on six targets and 1-2-1 rushing
He can do it all, including tying the NFL's single-season record for most TD catches by a tight end with 13.