Fantasy football Week 13 was filled with stud performances from players such as Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, who totaled 220 total yards. Peterson took off in the 2nd quarter, for a career high, 82-yard touchdown run against the Green Bay Packers. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (29.08 pts), Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (23.10 pts), and even Philadelphia Eagles RB Bryce Brown (28.30 pts) delivered stud performances for their owners on Sunday.
Monday night football brought us an NFC East battle between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. With names like Robert Griffin III, Eli Manning, and Victor Cruz in this match up, you would think we would be discussing one of their stud performances, but it’s actually Giants TE Martellus Bennett who stood out in tonight’s game.
Bennett was actually on my Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em List, so hopefully some of you took advantage. His match up with the Redskins was quite favorable as Washington currently surrenders the 2nd-most fantasy points to the tight end position. Bennett finished the game with a team-high 5 receptions, 82 receiving yards, and one touchdown. Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz also caught five balls for the Giants, but Bennett was the only player to record a touchdown for New York tonight.
The Redskins beat the Giants in a tight, low scoring affair 17-16, and the lone Giants touchdown came on a 4-yard pass from Eli to Bennett late in the 2nd quarter which gave New York a 10-7 lead. Martellus was the 3rd-most productive tight end to start this week with 14.20 standard fantasy points. Only Oakland Raiders TE Brandon Myers and Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller produced more fantasy points from the tight end position in Week 13.
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