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2013ís 300/100-Yard Bonus Analysis

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by Matt Camp, Senior Writer

Published, 3/26/14

 

Even if your league doesn’t award bonuses for the 300-yard or 100-yard thresholds, the following article, which breaks down all the key skill players and accounts for how often they hit these marks in 2013, is a valuable one. It doesn’t merely speak to a player’s talent and ability to put up big yardage. It also speaks to the player’s role and the offensive system and situation he’s in. For example, Knowshon Moreno finished the season as a #1 fantasy RB in a PPR, but he had just one 100-yard game.

 

Below, we’ve covered all players of consequence at QB, RB, WR, and TE and analyzed their 2013 performances with a focus on season highlights as well as a look at both good and bad stretches.

 

Quarterbacks

 

Rank

Player

Team

300+ yard games

Close calls (285+)

1

Peyton Manning

Den

12

2

2

Drew Brees

NO

10

1

3

Matt Ryan

Atl

7

1

4

Tom Brady

NE

6

2

5

Matthew Stafford

Det

6

1

6

Philip Rivers

SD

5

2

7

Carson Palmer

Ari

5

1

8

Ben Roethlisberger

Pit

5

0

9

Andy Dalton

Cin

5

0

10

Ryan Tannehill

Mia

5

0

11

Tony Romo

Dal

4

1

12

Aaron Rodgers

GB

4

1

13

Robert Griffin

Was

3

2

14

Andrew Luck

Ind

3

0

15

Joe Flacco

Bal

3

0

16

Eli Manning

NYG

3

0

17

Chad Henne

Jac

3

0

18

Josh McCown

Chi

3

0

19

Nick Foles

Phi

2

2

20

Matt Schaub

Hou

2

1

21

Jay Cutler

Chi

2

1

22

Russell Wilson

Sea

2

1

23

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Ten

2

0

24

Colin Kaepernick

SF

2

0

25

Brandon Weeden

Cle

1

2

26

Geno Smith

NYJ

1

1

27

Sam Bradford

Stl

1

1

28

Jake Locker

Ten

1

1

29

Jason Campbell

Cle

1

1

30

Cam Newton

Car

1

0

31

Michael Vick

Phi

1

0

32

Brian Hoyer

Cle

1

0

33

Kirk Cousins

Was

1

0

34

Matt Cassel

Min

1

0

35

Case Keenum

Hou

1

0

36

Scott Tolzien

GB

1

0

37

Alex Smith

KC

0

4

38

EJ Manuel

Buf

0

1

39

Terrelle Pryor

Oak

0

1

40

Matt McGloin

Oak

0

1

41

Matt Flynn

GB-Oak

0

1

42

Mike Glennon

TB

0

0

43

Christian Ponder

Min

0

0

44

Kellen Clemens

Stl

0

0

 

Peyton Manning (12) – We all know about Manning’s record-setting season, so let’s talk about his worst games in this space. He threw for 150 yards in Week Twelve and 266 yards in the season finale. He had four games of 400+ yards and had eight games with at least 350 yards. He was over 300 yards nine times in 2012, which is a very good number that he managed to exceed in 2013.

 

Drew Brees (10) – Brees had another big season and while there were concerns about his performance down the stretch, he actually hit 300+ yards in three of the final five weeks of the season. His number of 300+ games did drop by 2 in 2013, though.

 

Matt Ryan (7) – Even without Roddy White and Julio Jones for much of the season, Ryan hung in there all season. Although he threw for 300 yards just two times after Week Eight, he actually equaled his 300+ number from 2012. That’s in part a function of how one-dimensional their offense had to be without a consistent running game for most of the season (or at least more than half of it).

 

Tom Brady (6) – Without a strong receiving corps for most of the season, Brady struggled to put up big numbers, yet it still finished tied for fourth in 300+ games. Although he played only 7 games, Brady hit 300+ yards four times with Rob Gronkowski on the field, but only twice without him. So if you’re looking at this type of bonus this summer, make sure you monitor Gronk’s status.

 

Matthew Stafford (6) – Stafford was on a tear for the first three-quarters of the season, but he failed to hit even 250 yards in his final four games. He dropped from 8 to 6 300+ games in 2013, which was likely a function of their thin (and not very talented) receiving corps other than Calvin Johnson. We’d imagine his total will rise in 2014 now that Golden Tate (and likely a quality rookie wideout) in the fold this year.

 

Philip Rivers (5) – It was nice to see Rivers have a resurgence in 2013, but with a shift to more of a run-first offense down the stretch, he failed to hit 300 yards after Week Twelve. But his improvement overall was evident, and he did rise from only 2 300+ games in 2012 to 5 in 2013.

 

Carson Palmer (5) – Palmer brought a significant upgrade to the QB position for the Cardinals and played especially well in the second half, hitting 300+ four times after Week Ten. This is a sign that Bruce Arians started to get the offense rolling like he wants it down the stretch, which is a good sign for 2014, but he did have some good matchups.

 

Ben Roethlisberger (5) – With a solid receiving corps, Ben quietly had a pretty nice season, but it was a stumble to the finish, as he failed to hit 200 yards in the final three games. That can likely be explained by Le’Veon Bell’s carry numbers those last three weeks (24, 26, and 20).

 

Andy Dalton (5) – Dalton had a nice three-week stretch of 300-yard games from Weeks Six through Eight but did it just once after Week Ten. He did increase from 3 to 5 from 2012 to 2013.

 

Ryan Tannehill (5) – Three of Tannehill’s 300-yard efforts came in the second half of the season, but he failed to hit even 210 yards in the last two games of the year. But he did improve from 1 in 2012 to 5 in 2013, so he’s going in the right direction. No consistent running game surely helped him in 2013.

 

Tony Romo (4) – The Cowboy passing game was a bit more conservative in 2013, as evidenced by Romo hitting 300 yards just once after Week Ten. He also failed to hit 250 yards eight times. He dropped from 9 300+ games to only the 4 in 2013, so he was down over 50%. Having Scott Linehan running the offense might help this year, though, since he likes downfield passing.

 

Aaron Rodgers (4) – Rodgers missed seven games with a broken collarbone and barely played in the game in which he got injured, so it put a halt to what was looking like a strong season, but he did return in the finale to throw for 318 yards. And he was actually only down 2 games in 2013 from 2012, despite losing Greg Jennings and missing so much time (he also missed Randall Cobb for several weeks).

 

Robert Griffin (3) – Griffin’s second season was a bit of a disaster, and after putting up 300+ yards in his first three games, he failed to hit that number the rest of the way and missed the last three games of the year for rest. The good news is he still duplicated his number from 2012, although the offense was unhealthily too pass-heavy.

 

Andrew Luck (3) – High hopes for Luck’s second season were crushed by major injuries in his receiving corps, especially in the second half of the year, when he hit 300 yards just once after Week Ten. This is a case where his progress as a passer was hidden by the loss of Reggie Wayne (and also Dwayne Allen).

 

Joe Flacco (3) – After winning a Super Bowl the year before, Flacco failed to follow up with a strong season in 2013. He never hit even 285 yards after Week Six. Losing Dennis Pitta only caused him to drop 2 games from his 2012 total, at least.

 

Eli Manning (3) – Last year was a complete disaster for Manning and the Giant offense, as he failed to reach 285 yards in any game after Week Six. He at least duplicated his 2012 number, although Eli was bad that year as well.

 

Chad Henne (3) – Henne took the starting job over yet again in 2013, but he had another underwhelming season, including four games without 200 yards.

 

Josh McCown (3) – McCown did a fine job filling in for Jay Cutler during the 2013 season, including 300+ yards in his final three starts. All totaled, the Bear QBs had 5 300+ TD games, although there were games in which both played.

 

Nick Foles (2) – While Foles was a great fantasy option as a starter, he hit 300+ yards just twice, although both of those performances saw him eclipse 400 yards. As productive as he was, Foles averaged fewer than 30 attempts per game. This is a run-heavy offense, but there is some room to grow for Foles if they ask him to throw the ball a little more in 2013.

 

Matt Schaub (2) – Everyone remembers Schaub’s penchant for throwing pick-sixes, but in addition to hitting 300 yards only twice last year, he failed to reach 230 yards after Week Four. He actually only threw for 300+ twice in 2012, so his descent has been going on for a couple of seasons.

 

Jay Cutler (2) – Multiple injuries limited Cutler to 11 games, and after reaching 300 yards twice in the first five weeks, he didn’t even hit 270 yards the rest of the way. He was usually well over 200 yards most weeks, at least.

 

Colin Kaepernick (2) – Kaepernick’s best performances came in the first and last games of the season. In between, he failed to reach 200 yards a ridiculous 10 times. We don’t expect them to “open up” the offense for him in 2014, but he should have more success when he throws in 2014, especially if they add a speed receiver in the draft. He’ll never be a big passing yardage guy, but we’d imagine his attempts will increase this year, which is basically his third season as the starter.

 

Geno Smith (1) – Smith had some major struggles, but also flashed as a rookie. Unfortunately, he hit 300 yards just once and failed to reach 200 yards in eight games. In his defense, the Jets were severely limited at receiver in 2013. This year, he’ll have to beat out Michael Vick.

 

Sam Bradford (1) – Bradford went for 299 yards in his first game and 352 yards in Week Two, but he never hit 260 yards after that before going on IR with a torn ACL in Week Seven. He did at least throw for 200+ in all but one of his seven games. But on a team that has a new-found commitment to the run with Zac Stacy, and with a very solid defense, Bradford probably won’t do well in this area this year and beyond. Adding another impact WR would help, though.

 

Jake Locker (1) – Another injury-plagued season limited Locker to just seven games, but other than 299 yards in Week Three and 326 yards in Week Seven, he never had 200 yards in another game. He actually made noticeable progress in 2013, but he’ll now have to work with a new coaching staff and system. The good news is Ken Whisenhunt helped the Chargers do a great job with their passing game in his first and only year in San Diego.

 

Cam Newton (1) – Newton may have finished the season as a fantasy starter by his final ranking, but he had 300 yards just once and hit 250 yards in only two other games. As we’ve written many times this year, it’s pretty clear now that Newton needs to keep running to maintain his solid fantasy production. And that’s especially true this year, given their major issues at receiver.

 

Matt Cassel (1) – Cassel was the best of the Viking starters, which isn’t saying much, as evidenced by his failing to hit 270 yards in all but one of his appearances.

 

Alex Smith (0) – Smith never hit 300 yards passing and topped 285 just four times despite starting every game but the finale. Smith attempted his highest number of passes per game in 2013, but he still averaged only 33 attempts per contest. Unless they have major issues at RB, he’ll never be a big yardage guy.

 

EJ Manuel (0) – Thanks to knee issues that bothered him all season, Manuel was limited to just 10 games and had just one game with at least 250 yards.

 

Mike Glennon (0) – Glennon got 13 starts as a rookie, but he topped out at 275 yards in Week Eight and failed to reach 200 yards seven times.

 

Running Backs

 

Rank

Player

Team

100+ yard games

Close calls (85+)

1

LeSean McCoy

Phi

7

0

2

Ryan Mathews

SD

6

1

3

Matt Forte

Chi

5

4

4

Adrian Peterson

Min

5

2

5

Jamaal Charles

KC

4

4

6

Eddie Lacy

GB

4

2

7

Zac Stacy

Stl

4

1

8

C.J. Spiller

Buf

4

0

9

Alfred Morris

Was

3

5

10

Marshawn Lynch

Sea

3

4

11

DeMarco Murray

Dal

3

4

12

Reggie Bush

Det

3

3

13

Frank Gore

SF

3

2

14

Chris Ivory

NYJ

3

1

15

Chris Johnson

Ten

2

4

16

Rashad Jennings

Oak

2

2

17

Arian Foster

Hou

2

1

18

Andre Brown

NYG

2

0

19

Bobby Rainey

TB

2

0

20

Knowshon Moreno

Den

1

2

21

Le'Veon Bell

Pit

1

2

22

Ben Tate

Hou

1

2

23

Doug Martin

TB

1

1

24

Stevan Ridley

NE

1

1

25

DeAngelo Williams

Car

1

1

26

Fred Jackson

Buf

1

1

27

Lamar Miller

Mia

1

1

28

James Starks

GB

1

1

29

Ray Rice

Bal

1

0

30

Darren McFadden

Oak

1

0

31

Bryce Brown

Phi

1

0

32

Andre Ellington

Ari

1

0

33

Mike James

TB

1

0

34

Jordan Todman

Jac

1

0

35

Maurice Jones-Drew

Jac

1

0

36

Marcel Reece

Oak

1

0

37

LeGarrette Blount

NE

1

0

38

Mark Ingram

NO

1

0

39

Montee Ball

Den

1

0

40

Daniel Thomas

Mia

1

0

41

Bilal Powell

NYJ

1

0

42

Shane Vereen

NE

1

0

43

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Cin

0

2

44

Toby Gerhart

Min

0

2

45

Joique Bell

Det

0

2

46

Shonn Greene

Ten

0

1

47

Giovani Bernard

Cin

0

1

48

Pierre Thomas

NO

0

1

49

Jacquizz Rodgers

Atl

0

1

50

Trent Richardson

Cle-Ind

0

0

51

Steven Jackson

Atl

0

0

52

David Wilson

NYG

0

0

53

Michael Bush

Chi

0

0

54

Donald Brown

Ind

0

0

55

Darren Sproles

NO

0

0

56

Jonathan Stewart

Car

0

0

57

Kendall Hunter

SF

0

0

58

Danny Woodhead

SD

0

0

 

LeSean McCoy (7) – McCoy’s monster season saw him spread out his big performances throughout the year. He went for at least 130 yards in three of the final four weeks. But it took 366 touches for him to get there, and that’s a bit too much.

 

Ryan Mathews (6) – Mathews was one of the surprises of 2013 and he stayed on the field for every game (for the first time) and ran for 100+ yards in three of the final four weeks. As surprising as it sounds, Mathews was one of the few true “volume backs” down the stretch in 2013 and he actually led the NFL in carries the final eight games of the season (168). That won’t be easy to do this year, though, given the addition of Donald Brown.

 

Matt Forte (5) – Forte only got better as the season went on, as evidenced by four of his five 100-yard performances coming in the final five weeks of the year. That was a function of him simply getting more carries. Four of his five games with 20+ carries came the final five weeks of the season.

 

Adrian Peterson (5) – A year after running for 100 yards in 10 different games, Peterson ended up doing that “only” five times in 2013. We should note that the missed two games late in the year and still went for 211 yards in Week Thirteen.

 

Jamaal Charles (4) – The Chief offense revolved around Charles, who never slowed down, going for 100 rushing yards in three of his last five games. That’s not to mention his 195 receiving yards in Week Fifteen. He didn’t get 20 or more carries after Week Seven, and he’ll likely never be great in this category, but his touches were very consistent in the running and passing game. He had at least 20 touches in 11 of his 15 games, and in the four games in which he didn’t hit 20, he was close (16 or more in each).

 

Eddie Lacy (4) – Lacy dealt with a concussion early in the season and an ankle injury down the stretch, but he was still very busy, including a pair of 100-yard games after Week Eleven. Starting in Week Five, he had 20 or more carries in 10 of his 13 games. The Packers are fully committed to Lacy, but James Starks is back and will get work, and they should pass the ball more with Aaron Rodgers back.

 

Zac Stacy (4) – Stacy didn’t get a firm grasp of the starting job until Week Five, but he ended up becoming the centerpiece of the Ram offense. Even as a rookie, he was able to handle the heavy workload, as evidenced by a pair of 100-yard games in the final three weeks of the season. Based on the coach and GM’s comments this off-season, Stacy’s role should only be growing, so he looks like a true volume back for them.

 

C.J. Spiller (4) – An ankle issue limited Spiller all season, but he got healthy late and managed a pair of 100-yard efforts in the final five weeks of the season, including the finale at New England. It’s fairly clear now that head coach Doug Marrone prefers a 2-man backfield, so Spiller will be hard-pressed to rack up 100+ yard games unless he’s 100% and consistently busting off big runs (which is possible).

 

Alfred Morris (3) – A year after bursting onto the scene as a rookie, Morris had a fine second season, but his numbers trailed off down the stretch. He failed to hit 100 yards after Week Ten. He had only one game with 20 or more carries the final six weeks of the season, as the offense was unhealthily unbalanced. It looks like the Redskins will work in another back a little more than we’ve seen here the last two years under new head coach Jay Gruden, especially in the passing game, which will hurt Morris. But he should remain the bell-cow runner, at least.

 

Marshawn Lynch (3) – Considering how important he was to the Seahawk offense, we were surprised to see Lynch hit 100 yards just three times all year and never after Week Ten. Lynch was tied for the NFL lead with 10 100-yard games in 2012, so this was quite a drop-off considering Lynch had only 14 fewer carries in 2013 as he did in 2012. It’s not like the Seahawks worked in another back a lot this past year, so Lynch’s success in 2013 was tied more to his ability to score TDs. That’s not a great sign for him.  

 

DeMarco Murray (3) – Murray got over a knee issue in the middle of the year to finish as one of the best fantasy backs, including three games of at least 96 yards in the final month of the season. After a period of 3-4 games in which he was not used much as a runner, he averaged a solid 17 carries a game his final 7 games.

 

Reggie Bush (3) – Bush battled through injuries and fumbles in his first year with the Lions, but had three 100-yard games, including two in the second half. His role as a runner could be reduced a little in 2014 with Joe Lombardi coming over from New Orleans to run the offense.

 

Frank Gore (3) – Gore may be slowing down, but he had a strong finish to the 2013 season, with three games of at least 85 yards in the last month of the year. It will be interesting to see if second-year back Marcus Lattimore can dip into Gore’s touches, but he’ll have to prove he’s 100% and can stay 100%. For what it’s worth, head coach Jim Harbaugh said in late March that he thinks Gore has three good seasons left. Maybe 1-2, but three is a bit much.

 

Chris Ivory (3) – Ivory worked in a tandem with Bilal Powell, but he was more of the power back of the two and actually had a solid season, including 109 yards in Week Sixteen. Basically, if he got the carries in 2013, he came through with solid yardage. He had 18 or more carries four times, and he went over 100 yards three of those times (76 yards rushing the other time). This is worth noting if Ivory is poised to be their main runner in 2014.

 

Chris Johnson (2) – Despite just a pair of 100-yard games, Johnson still ended up as a low-end #1 RB in a PPR. To his credit, he ran for 90 yards in Week Sixteen and 127 yards in the finale. His yardage was solid, but he had 20 or more carries six times in 2013, yet he went over 100 yards rushing only twice.

 

Rashad Jennings (2) – With Darren McFadden battling injuries yet again, Jennings took advantage of his chance at the starting job with a pair of 100-yard games in the middle of the season. He had 20 or more carries three times in 2013, and he averaged a solid 105 yards per game those three games. So if he’s getting the rock in New York this year, he’s a good bet to rack up solid yardage if he’s healthy and not limited with an injury. If he is banged up, all bets are off because he can look bad when playing hurt.

 

Arian Foster (2) – Foster landed on the IR with a back injury after just eight games, but he still managed to run for 100 yards twice, although he failed to hit 80 yards in five other games. There are concerns about his body already breaking down due to a heavy workload going back to 2010, but Foster did average a strong 114 rushing yards per game in the three games in which he got 20 or more carries.

 

Andre Brown (2) – Brown opened the season on the IR, but went for 100+ yards in two of his first games back and then failed to hit 85 yards the rest of the way, as he hit some tougher matchups.

 

Bobby Rainey (2) – When the Bucs lost Doug Martin and Mike James for the season, Rainey moved up the depth chart in a hurry and had a couple of 100-yard efforts in the second half of the season. He failed to hit 70 yards in any other game, likely due to some tougher matchups.

 

Knowshon Moreno (1) – Moreno may have been #5 at the RB position in a PPR league, but he hit triple digits on the ground just once, a 224-yard performance in Week Twelve. He would hit 85 yards in just two other games. His value stemmed from his versatility and ability to score TDs in this great offense, not exactly due to volume.

 

Le’Veon Bell (1) – A foot injury delayed Bell’s debut until Week Four, and while he did a great job holding down the starting job, his only 100-yard game came in Week Sixteen. Bell averaged only 3.3 YPC his first nine games of the season, but he raised that to a decent (but still disappointing) 4.0 YPC his final five games. In four of those five games, though, Bell was much better in his YPC with games with 4.6, 4.1, 4.8, and 4.5. That was a strong 4.5 YPC.

 

Ben Tate (1) – Tate took over the starting job for Arian Foster around the halfway point of the season, and while he battled broken ribs, he still managed to go for 102 yards in Week Thirteen. Back in his big 2011 season, Tate went for 97 yards or more in four of the five games in which he got at least 15 carries, so he can clearly produce as a bell-cow back if he’s healthy.

 

Doug Martin (1) – Martin was limited to just six games, thanks to a shoulder injury and his only 100-yard effort came in Week Two. He had 20+ carries his first four games of the season, yet he failed to reach 100 yards three of those games.

 

Stevan Ridley (1) – Fumbling issues marred Ridley’s season, and while it looked like he’d be the bell-cow back for the Pats, he ended up with just one game (Week Nine) of 100+ yards. For what it’s worth, he had 20 or more carries only twice and put up 96 and 115 yards in those two games, so he can still produce if actually given the ball.

 

DeAngelo Williams (1) – Even with Jonathan Stewart missing significant time for various injuries, Williams hit the 100-yard mark just once, a Week Three game with Stewart still on the PUP. In his defense, he had 20 or more carries only two times, and he rushed for 85 and 120 yards in those two games. So he still had opportunity issues.

 

Fred Jackson (1) – Jackson had yet another impressive season and was a regular starter the whole way. With C.J. Spiller battling an ankle issue for much of the year, Jackson was plenty busy, but didn’t have his only 100-yard performance until Week Sixteen. That will happen with the backfield carries are split up almost 50/50, as they were in 2012 with Jackson and Spiller.

 

Lamar Miller (1) – The Dolphins refused to commit to Miller (or any back) in 2013. Miller performed decently when he was given 15 or more carries, but that happened only five times in his 16 games.

 

James Starks (1) – Starks was the primary backup to Eddie Lacy, so he didn’t get a lot of chances to carry a heavy load, other than Week Two, when he went for 132 yards in a game that saw Lacy exit early with a concussion.

 

Ray Rice (1) – A mess of a season for Rice netted just a single 100-yard effort, which came in Week Eleven against a Bear defense that was atrocious against the run. Otherwise, the only other time he got 20 or more carries he averaged a pathetic 2.7 YPC and a 27/74 performance against Miami in Week Five. He was typically in only the 12-15 carry range, so his opportunities were far more limited in 2013. Of course, he didn’t merit more touches because he was poor more often than not.

Darren McFadden (1) – McFadden got off to a decent start, rushing for 129 yards in Week Two, but the injury bug bit him again and he was unable to top 73 yards the rest of the way. Other than his lone 100-yard effort, McFadden was afforded 15 or more carries three times – and he averaged a terrible 2.8 YPC.

 

Andre Ellington (1) – Ellington emerged as a dangerous player out of the Cardinal backfield, but the team insisted on limiting his touches to maximize his value, which is why he had just one game of 100+ yards on the ground. His role will increase in 2013, but it could mores so in the passing game, so he won’t likely get many 100-yard bonuses.

 

Maurice Jones-Drew (1) – While Jones-Drew was able to stay relatively healthy in 2013, he struggled to mount anything significant on the ground, rushing for 100 yards just once all season. He actually got double-digit carries in 14 of his 15 games, and while he had five games with 70 or more rushing yards, he was held to fewer than 50 rushing yards nine times. The OL was depleted, but that is not a good sign.

 

LeGarrette Blount (1) – Blount was a non-factor for fantasy in much of 2013, but he came on late in the season and in the playoffs. His only 100-yard performance, 189 yards against the Bills, came in the season finale, when most fantasy seasons were over.

 

Mark Ingram (1) – Ingram had yet another mostly meaningless season in a crowded Saint backfield and had no value other than the 145 yards he put up in Week Ten. Ingram ran really hard and averaged a very good 4.9 YPC, but he’s a volume back who just doesn’t get the volume he needs. He had double-digit carries only twice, and put up 14/144 and 13/83, good for a healthy 8.4 YPC.

 

Montee Ball (1) – In addition to battling for touches with Knowshon Moreno, Ball had some problems with ball security, but he was playing better by the end of the season and ran for 117 yards in Week Thirteen. He had double-digit carries three times the final five games of the season, and he averaged a strong 7.2 YPC.

 

Bilal Powell (1) – Working in tandem with Chris Ivory for much of the season, Powell was nothing more than a flex option at best, and his only 100-yard rushing effort came in Week Three.

 

Shane Vereen (1) – Vereen ran for 101 yards in the opener and then missed eight games with a broken wrist. Upon his return, Vereen’s major contributions came through the air. He doesn’t look like a player who will help you much with 100-yard bonuses.

 

BenJarvus Green-Ellis (0) – Sharing touches with Giovani Bernard still allowed Green-Ellis to get plenty of carries, but he topped out at 92 yards in Week Thirteen. He got double-digit carries in 13 of his 16 games, but that wasn’t enough.

 

Joique Bell (0) – Bell’s upside and value usually depended on the health of Reggie Bush, so it shouldn’t be surprising to see that his best two games (94 yards in Week Thirteen, 91 yards in Week Sixteen) weren’t enough to hit the 100-yard mark.

 

Giovani Bernard (0) – We were more than happy with Bernard’s rookie season, but between an active role in the passing game and the presence of BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the closest he came to 100 yards was 99 in Week Fourteen. With an increased workload, he should have an opportunity to eclipse the century mark 3-4 times in 2014.

 

Pierre Thomas (0) – Thomas finished the season as the top fantasy option in the Saint backfield, but he never ran for more than 87 yards in a game. The Saint backfield is where you get PPR Gold, not 100-yard games.

 

Trent Richardson (0) – As we know, 2013 was a dreadful season for Richardson, as he failed to eclipse 64 yards between his time with the Browns and Colts. He went six weeks without a double-digit carry game midseason only to average 3.4 and 2.7 YPC in double-digit carry games Weeks 15-16. So basically, he didn’t deserve to get volume. That’s something that has to change quickly in 2014.

 

Steven Jackson (0) – Jackson battled injury for the first half of the season and didn’t top 84 yards on the ground upon his return. He was afforded double-digit carries in 10 of his 12 games, so that’s not a good sign for this aged player.

 

Wide Receivers

 

Rank

Player

Team

100+ yard games

Close calls (85+)

1

Josh Gordon

Cle

7

2

2

Calvin Johnson

Det

7

1

3

Demaryius Thomas

Den

6

3

4

Brandon Marshall

Chi

6

2

5

Andre Johnson

Hou

6

2

6

A.J. Green

Cin

6

2

7

Antonio Brown

Pit

5

4

8

Eric Decker

Den

5

3

9

Jordy Nelson

GB

5

2

10

Dez Bryant

Dal

5

1

11

Keenan Allen

SD

5

1

12

TY Hilton

Ind

5

0

13

Pierre Garcon

Was

5

0

14

DeSean Jackson

Phi

5

0

15

Alshon Jeffery

Chi

5

0

16

Vincent Jackson

TB

4

1

17

Victor Cruz

NYG

4

1

18

Julian Edelman

NE

4

0

19

Mike Wallace

Mia

4

0

20

Julio Jones

Atl

3

1

21

Harry Douglas

Atl

3

1

22

Nate Washington

Ten

3

1

23

Riley Cooper

Phi

3

1

24

Danny Amendola

NE

3

0

25

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

3

0

26

Torrey Smith

Bal

2

4

27

Anquan Boldin

SF

2

4

28

Michael Floyd

Ari

2

3

29

Marques Colston

NO

2

2

30

Golden Tate

Sea

2

2

31

Roddy White

Atl

2

1

32

Larry Fitzgerald

Ari

2

1

33

Kendall Wright

Ten

2

1

34

Jarrett Boykin

GB

2

1

35

Randall Cobb

GB

2

0

36

Brian Hartline

Mia

2

0

37

Justin Blackmon

Jac

2

0

38

James Jones

GB

2

0

39

Jerome Simpson

Min

2

0

40

Justin Hunter

Ten

2

0

41

Reggie Wayne

Ind

1

2

42

Donnie Avery

KC

1

2

43

Rod Streater

Oak

1

2

44

Cecil Shorts

Jac

1

1

45

Stevie Johnson

Buf

1

1

46

Marvin Jones

Cin

1

1

47

Greg Jennings

Min

1

1

48

Jerricho Cotchery

Pit

1

1

49

Rueben Randle

NYG

1

1

50

Kenny Stills

NO

1

1

51

Tiquan Underwood

TB

1

1

52

Stephen Hill

NYJ

1

1

53

Michael Crabtree

SF

1

0

54

Da'Rick Rogers

Ind

1

0

55

Denarius Moore

Oak

1

0

56

Chris Givens

Stl

1

0

57

Santonio Holmes

NYJ

1

0

58

Nate Burleson

Det

1

0

59

Brandon LaFell

Car

1

0

60

Tavon Austin

Stl

1

0

61

Jacoby Jones

Bal

1

0

62

Cordarrelle Patterson

Min

1

0

63

Aaron Dobson

NE

1

0

64

Terrance Williams

Dal

1

0

65

Greg Little

Cle

1

0

66

Kenbrell Thompkins

NE

1

0

67

DeAndre Hopkins

Hou

1

0

68

Mike Brown

Jac

1

0

69

Andre Holmes

Oak

1

0

70

Vincent Brown

SD

1

0

71

Rishard Matthews

Mia

1

0

72

Emmanuel Sanders

Pit

0

2

73

Eddie Royal

SD

0

2

74

Wes Welker

Den

0

1

75

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

0

1

76

Doug Baldwin

Sea

0

1

77

Marlon Brown

Bal

0

1

78

Steve Smith

Car

0

0

79

Lance Moore

NO

0

0

80

Mike Williams

TB

0

0

81

Dwayne Bowe

KC

0

0

82

Brandon Gibson

Mia

0

0

 

Josh Gordon (7) – Gordon’s ridiculous season didn’t even start until Week Three, due to a suspension, but still ended up being the best at the position in this category, thanks to performances like the 125+ yards he put up from Weeks Eleven through Fourteen. Just imagine what he can do with a good QB.

 

Calvin Johnson (7) – Knee issues limited Calvin to 14 games, but he still hit 100+ yards in half of them, including an absurd 329 yards in Week Eight.

 

Demaryius Thomas (6) – Another year with Peyton Manning resulted in another big season for Thomas, who racked up five 100-yard games after Week Nine. He was third and only one off the lead in this category, and that’s despite six games with 6 or fewer targets. That’s a good sign for 2014, since Eric Decker is gone (although they did find a solid replacement in Emmanuel Sanders).

 

Brandon Marshall (6) – Even with Alshon Jeffery quickly ascending, Marshall had another monster season, including four games of 100+ yards in the second half of the year.

 

Andre Johnson (6) – The QB situation in Houston was a mess, but Johnson hung in there and stayed healthy, notching 100+ yards in four games after Week Eight. It’s fair to say he should have had more, actually, since he was more of a go-to guy for his team than most top receivers (he was second in WR targets). He’s getting older, but he could duplicate this number with decent QB play and if he’s healthy.

 

A.J. Green (6) – It may have been an up-and-down year for Andy Dalton, but Green still put up big numbers, including five straight 100-yard games from Weeks Six through Ten. He did finish the season with six straight games with fewer than 100 yards, but he did come close a couple of times (93, 97 yards).

 

Antonio Brown (5) – While Brown was PPR gold, he also racked up the yardage in his best season to date, including four games of 100+ yards after Week Nine. Brown never had fewer than 6 targets in a game, and he was in the double-digits in targets in 9 of his 16 games. That won’t likely change in 2014.

 

Eric Decker (5) – Decker took some time to get going, but he finished on a high note, racking up three 100-yard games in the final five weeks. He should see a few more targets and more consistent targets in NY, but there’s a huge drop-off at QB, so he’ll have trouble duplicating his five 100-yard games.

 

Jordy Nelson (5) – Nelson was rolling with Aaron Rodgers before a broken collarbone took the former MVP out for seven games. In his Week Seventeen return, Rodgers and Nelson connected for a season-high 161 yards. There should be ample chances for Nelson to exceed this number in 2014, since yet another wideout in James Jones has flown the coup.

 

Dez Bryant (5) – Dez was a TD machine and clearly the top option in what was too often a conservative Cowboy offense, but he did have a pair of 100-yard games after Week Ten and 99 yards in the season finale. Bryant remains a physical freak, but his consistency can still improve. He had 7 games with fewer than 65 yards, so he was not exactly a consistent stud.

 

Keenan Allen (5) – Allen’s rookie year exceeded all expectations as the top receiver in San Diego, but with more emphasis on the run down the stretch, he failed to reach 100 yards in the final four games. However, Allen had 9 or more targets five times in 2013 and he went over 100 yards all five times. That’s a great sign for a guy who actually thought about quitting football this past September.

 

T.Y. Hilton (5) – With multiple injuries in the receiving corps, Hilton was thrust into the role of being the top option in the Colt offense, and while he floundered down the stretch, he finished strong with a season-high 155 yards in Week Seventeen. He’s the type of player who will likely finish high in this category given his big-play ability, but consistency remains an issue. He’ll likely see fewer targets in 2014, but he could be more effective with less attention on him.

 

Pierre Garcon (5) – Unlike 2012, Garcon was able to stay healthy for all of 2013 and was the top option in a struggling Redskin offense, as Robert Griffin worked his way back from a torn ACL. When the team benched Griffin in favor of Kirk Cousins, Garcon had a pair of 100-yard games in the final three weeks. Opportunity was not a problem, but due to the QB’s struggles his yards-per-target was down 2 full yards in 2013 from 2012. Had he had the same 2012 YPT last year, he would have had over 1700 yards receiving. He was also down over 2.0 yards per catch, so there is room for improvement for the NFL’s 2013 pass target leader.

 

DeSean Jackson (5) – Jackson had a very active season in Chip Kelly’s offense, racking up 100-yard games three times in the first five weeks. Unfortunately, he did that just once after Week Ten. It’s definitely worth noting that Michael Vick played in 3 of the 5 games Jackson went over 100 yards. Defenses starting putting the clamps down on Jackson, but he just didn’t perform as well with Nick Foles in. Jackson posted fewer than 65 yards in 7 of their final 11 games with Foles under center.

 

Alshon Jeffery (5) – Jeffery’s second season was a massive improvement over an injury-plagued rookie season, and while he failed to hit 100 yards in the final four weeks, he did have a pair of 210+-yard games on the year. He had six games with 60 or fewer yards, so he can be a little more consistent.

 

Vincent Jackson (4) – Once again, Jackson was clearly the top option in Tampa Bay, but he faded down the stretch, failing to hit 100 yards after Week Eleven. He had 7 games with fewer than 61 yards receiving despite seeing increase in targets. But he was also working mostly with a rookie QB, and he didn’t have much help on the other side once Mike Williams went on IR.

 

Victor Cruz (4) – It was another mess of a season for the Giant offense, including Cruz falling below expectations yet again. He had three of his four 100-yard games in the first four weeks and didn’t hit that plateau after Week Eleven.

 

Julian Edelman (4) – With all kinds of issues in the Patriot receiving corps, Edelman came through with his best season to date in a contract year, including 100-yard efforts three times in the final six weeks.

 

Mike Wallace (4) – Wallace’s first season in Miami was a bit of a struggle, but he was a little better in the second half, racking up a pair of 100-yard games after Week Eleven.

 

Julio Jones (3) – Jones appeared in just five games, thanks to a broken foot suffered in Week Five, but he racked up three straight 100-yard efforts then hit 99 yards in his last game before going on the IR.

 

Harry Douglas (3) – With both Julio Jones and Roddy White missing significant time, Douglas saw his role grow. Although after White returned to full strength, Douglas failed to hit 100 yards in the last six weeks.

 

Nate Washington (3) – Washington didn’t have much fantasy value working with two different QBs in Tennessee, and after hitting 100+ yards in Weeks Three and Four, he wouldn’t do so again until Week Sixteen.

 

Riley Cooper (3) – Cooper’s never had much fantasy value, but he had a solid year in 2013, including a stretch that saw him rack up three 100-yard games from Weeks Six through Ten. That was a function of his downfield ability, but he wasn’t particularly consistent.

 

Danny Amendola (3) – Another injury-plagued season for Amendola limited him to just 12 games, and after going for 104 yards in the opener, he’d hit that level just two more times on the year.

 

Hakeem Nicks (3) – Nicks played in all but one game, but had another disappointing year, as he put up 100 yards just once after Week Five. He posted fewer than 60 yards in 10 of his 15 game, which his bad. Nicks fans just have to hope that a change in scenery and improved QB play in Indy can fix what has ailed Nicks.

 

Torrey Smith (2) – Once again, Smith was misplaced into the role of top option in the Raven receiving corps, and he failed to hit 100 yards after Week Five. His numbers were up across the board, but this is still a very disappointing total.

 

Anquan Boldin (2) – Boldin got off to a great start with the 49ers, posting 208 yards in the opener. But while he had a productive season, he didn’t have 100 yards again until the finale. But the three times he saw 10+ targets Boldin posted 208, 98, and 149 yards so he produced when he got volume. The problem is that he won’t likely get the volume he got in 2013 with Michael Crabtree back and an impact receiver likely added in the draft.

 

Michael Floyd (2) – In his second season, Floyd took a big step forward, but he battled some injuries down the stretch and didn’t hit 100 yards in the last five weeks of the year. He wasn’t incredibly consistent, but Larry Fitzgerald’s return to health late in the season probably contributed to Floyd’s lack of big numbers.

 

Marques Colston (2) – Colston was a bit banged up early on and tried to play through it with shaky results. But after getting healthier in the second half of the year, he hit 100 yards twice and had 92 yards in Week Fifteen. Defenses by the second half of the season were paying more attention to TE Jimmy Graham, which helped Colston.

 

Golden Tate (2) – With the Seahawks being so conservative, Tate was their leader in targets, yet he still didn’t exceed 100 targets (36 other WRs did). In fact, he’s never had more than 100 targets in his career. So Tate wasn’t the most consistent player, but he did finish the year with a season-high 129 yards in the finale.

 

Roddy White (2) – White attempted to play through an ankle injury early in the season and was mostly ineffective until taking a couple of games off and finishing with 100+ yards in two of the final five games.

 

Larry Fitzgerald (2) – Getting Carson Palmer was a big upgrade for the Cardinal offense and was a big help to Fitzgerald, but he hit 100 yards just twice, including Week Seventeen.  He was very productive in the five games in which he got double-digit targets, so it’s fairly clear now that he needs to be a volume receiver. He needs to stay healthy because his YPC has been very poor the last two seasons (11.4 and 11.2).

 

Kendall Wright (2) – Wright was a PPR monster in an otherwise shaky Titan offense, and he was the top option by the end of the year, when he posted 100-yard games twice after Week Eleven. He’s an interesting player in this category because he was 7th in receptions and 13th in targets, so opportunity wasn’t the issue. The issue was role (slot receiver) and mediocre QB play (although Jake Locker did improve). This year, Wright may play a lot more outside, and he has good vertical speed, so he could be in the 4-5 game range based on opportunity and a new role.

 

Jarrett Boykin (2) – The Packers battled multiple injuries in their passing game, so Boykin was asked to play a bigger role, racking up a pair of 100-yard efforts, although neither came after Week Ten.

 

Randall Cobb (2) – Before a he suffered a broken leg in Week Six, Cobb had already racked up a pair of 100-yard games to start the season, but he didn’t end up coming back until Week Seventeen.

 

Brian Hartline (2) – Hartline ended up being the top fantasy WR in the Dolphin offense, but after he hit 100+ yards in the opener, he didn’t do that again until Week Thirteen.

 

Justin Blackmon (2) – Blackmon was limited to four games due to suspensions at the beginning and the end of the season, but had 100+ yards in his first two appearances of the year.

 

James Jones (2) – Jones got off to a nice start with 100-yard efforts in two of his first four games, but battled injury in the middle of the season and didn’t have Aaron Rodgers for seven games. He failed to hit 100 yards after Week Five.

 

Justin Hunter (2) – Hunter had some maturity issues as a rookie, but his talent was too good to ignore and he started to put it together late in the season with a pair of 100-yard performances in his last four games.

 

Reggie Wayne (1) – Wayne had just a single 100-yard game before tearing his ACL in Week Seven, which landed him on the IR.

 

Rod Streater (1) – The QB situation in Oakland wasn’t ideal, so it was tough to expect much from Streater. He hit 100+ yards just once, but he did have a couple more games with 90+ yards.

 

Cecil Shorts (1) – Shorts got off to a nice start with 93 yards in Week Two and 143 yards in Week Three, but he never hit those numbers again and missed the last three games of the season. Shorts got double-digit targets in 8 of his 13 games and generally did well, averaging 82.5 yards per game. He could do well in this category in 2014 if the targets continue and their QB play improves.

 

Stevie Johnson (1) – After going for 111 yards in Week Two, Johnson topped out at 86 yards the rest of the way and ended up being limited to 12 games.

 

Marvin Jones (1) – By the end of the season, Jones had emerged as the #2 option in the Bengal passing attack, but he didn’t have a single game with double-digit targets, so his production was heavily tied to his 10 TDs.

 

Greg Jennings (1) – Jennings’ first season in Minnesota was a far cry from his time with the Packers, as he struggled to get on the same page with Christian Ponder. His 163-yard performance in Week Fifteen came with Matt Cassel, whom Jennings clearly preferred.

 

Jerricho Cotchery (1) – Cotchery was a strong producer out of the slot, especially when it came to TDs, but his only 100-yard effort came in Week Four. That’s to be expected for a #3.

 

Rueben Randle (1) – Randle got off to a great start with 101 yards in the opener, but it would be the last time he hit that mark for the season. Other than 96 yards in Week Five, Randle didn’t have any other strong performances.

 

Kenny Stills (1) – Stills got some opportunities as a rookie in 2013, but was typically more of a deep threat than a go-to guy, so it’s not surprising to see he had just one game of 100+ yards on the season.

 

Michael Crabtree (1) – A torn Achilles kept Crabtree on the sidelines until Week Thirteen, but he got up to speed rather quickly and posted 102 yards in Week Sixteen.

 

Da’Rick Rogers (1) – With injuries and shaky play in the Colt receiving corps, Rogers got his chance late in the season, posting 107 yards in his Week Fourteen debut. Unfortunately, he didn’t top 42 yards in any other game.

 

Denarius Moore (1) – We’ve seen Moore flash but struggle with consistency in his time with the Raiders. Other than 124 yards in Week Three, he didn’t hit 85 yards the rest of the way.

 

Brandon LaFell (1) – The Panthers didn’t have a lot of high-end talent in their receiving corps, and LaFell was a good example of that. He had 107 yards in Week Six and never topped 74 yards the rest of the season.

 

Tavon Austin (1) – It took some time for Austin to get going, but he started to get more chances in the second half of the season, including his only 100-yard effort, which came in Week Ten. It was only one game, but he put up 138 yards on 2 catches and 3 targets, which illustrates his upside if he puts it all together in his second season.

 

Cordarrelle Patterson (1) – The Vikings didn’t get Patterson on the field enough early on, but he was spectacular at times in the second half, including 141 yards in Week Fourteen.  He was really all over the map in terms of targets and production, so most of the 2014 love for him will be based on potential more so than past production.

 

Aaron Dobson (1) – Dobson got plenty of chances to prove himself as a rookie, but other than 130 yards in Week Nine, he didn’t have many notable contributions. For what it’s worth, he had 9 or more targets four times in 2013, and he performed well in those three games with 21/301/1.

 

Terrance Williams (1) – Williams found himself in the starting lineup with yet another injury to Miles Austin, but other than a hot month or so in the middle of the season, including 151 yards in Week Five, he was a disappointment down the stretch. He usually performed pretty well when he had 7 or more targets, but he had only one game with double-digit targets, so his number should increase with more looks from the QB.

 

Kenbrell Thompkins (1) – The UDFA was a hot name in the preseason and came through with 127 yards in Week Four, but he didn’t top 60 yards after that and missed the final month.

 

DeAndre Hopkins (1) – Hopkins was drafted to be a reliable #2 option in the Texan passing attack, but he peaked in Week Two, with 117 yards and didn’t have 80 yards the rest of the way.

 

Andre Holmes (1) – Holmes started to come on in the second half of the season, including 136 yards on Thanksgiving, although he didn’t have more than 71 yards in any other game.

 

Vincent Brown (1) – After posting 117 yards in Week Five, he never had more than 54 yards in any other game, since Keenan Allen took over and Philip Rivers’ confidence in Brown waned considerably.

 

Wes Welker (0) – Welker may have played an active role for the Broncos, but he never had more than 96 yards and missed the last three games with a concussion.

 

Steve Smith (0) – While Smith was clearly the top WR in Carolina, he never had more than 69 yards in a game, which was a major disappointment and a clear sign that he’s lost some explosiveness and speed.

 

Lance Moore (0) – Moore was limited to 13 games and couldn’t follow up on his strong 2012 season, topping out at just 78 yards in Week Fifteen.

 

Mike Williams (0) – Williams played just six games before landing on the IR, and he never had more than 65 yards during the short time he was on the field in 2013.

 

Dwayne Bowe (0) – We thought Alex Smith might limit Bowe, but we have to put some of the blame on him as well. Bowe never had more than 69 yards in a single game last season. He had a two-game stretch in which he was afforded 24 targets, and he turned that info only 13/124/0.

 

Tight Ends

 

Rank

Player

Team

100+ yard games

Close calls (85+)

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

6

0

2

Rob Gronkowski

NE

3

1

3

Jason Witten

Dal

3

0

4

Jordan Cameron

Cle

2

2

5

Julius Thomas

Den

2

1

6

Antonio Gates

SD

2

0

7

Vernon Davis

SF

1

2

8

Charles Clay

Mia

1

2

9

Jordan Reed

Was

1

1

10

Jared Cook

Stl

1

0

11

Garrett Graham

Hou

1

0

12

Coby Fleener

Ind

1

0

13

Greg Olsen

Car

0

2

14

Martellus Bennett

Chi

0

2

15

Tim Wright

TB

0

1

16

Heath Miller

Pit

0

1

17

Zach Miller

Sea

0

1

18

John Carlson

Min

0

1

19

Kyle Rudolph

Min

0

1

20

Delanie Walker

Ten

0

1

21

Brandon Myers

NYG

0

0

22

Brent Celek

Phi

0

0

23

Jermaine Gresham

Cin

0

0

24

Dennis Pitta

Bal

0

0

25

Marcedes Lewis

Jac

0

0

26

Owen Daniels

Hou

0

0

27

Zach Ertz

Phi

0

0

28

Brandon Pettigrew

Det

0

0

29

Tyler Eifert

Cin

0

0

30

Jermichael Finley

GB

0

0

31

Scott Chandler

Buf

0

0

32

Jeff Cumberland

NYJ

0

0

33

Andrew Quarless

GB

0

0

34

Ladarius Green

SD

0

0

35

Rob Housler

Ari

0

0

 

Jimmy Graham (6) – It’s no surprise to see Graham on top of this list, although we wonder how much better he could have been without the nagging foot injury he dealt with for a good portion of the season. He had at least 100 yards four times in the first five weeks, yet he didn’t top 73 yards in the final five games.  It’s worth noting that he had only two 100-yard games in 2012.

 

Rob Gronkowski (3) – Back and forearm issues delayed Gronk’s debut until Week Seven, and a torn ACL in Week Fourteen ended his season early. In between, he had three 100-yard efforts and hit 90 yards once. Believe it or not, he actually duplicated his 2012 number, which goes to show how important he was when he played in 2013.

 

Jason Witten (3) – Witten may be getting older, but he’s still one of the best at the position, racking up three games of at least 100 yards, including a season-high 135 in the finale. He led all TEs with 3 in 2012.

 

Jordan Cameron (2) – Cameron had a breakout season in 2013, and it may have been even better if not for three different QBs starting for the Browns. He opened the season with 108 yards, but wouldn’t hit triple digits again until posting 121 in Week Fourteen. But that’s still better than most TEs.

 

Julius Thomas (2) – A breakout season for Thomas got off to a great start with 110 yards in the opener, and he’d follow that up with 122 yards in Week Five, but other than 96 yards in Week Ten, he wasn’t able to top 80 the rest of the way.

 

Antonio Gates (2) – No longer is Gates considered a dominant player or even the top option in the Charger offense, thanks to the rise of Keenan Allen, and while he did have a pair of 100-yard games in the first four weeks, he wouldn’t rack up more than 74 yards in any other game.

 

Vernon Davis (1) – Davis and Colin Kaepernick showed serious improvement on their chemistry with Davis posting 180 yards in Week Six and a pair of games with at least 85 yards, although all three of those performances came in the first six weeks.

 

Charles Clay (1) – When the Dolphins lost Dustin Keller in the preseason, no one expected Clay to step up the way he did. So we were more than happy to see him post three games of at least 85 yards, including 109 in Week Two.

 

Jordan Reed (1) – Reed looked to be on his way to a strong season, with 134 yards in Week Seven and 90 yards in Week Eight, but he’d play just three more games after that, with a concussion sidelining him for the final six weeks.

 

Jared Cook (1) – It looked like Cook would finally have the monster season we’ve been waiting for when he posted 141 yards in the opener, but other than 80 yards in Week Twelve, he never had more than 49 yards in any other game.

 

Garrett Graham (1) – With Owen Daniels still around, Graham didn’t get a lot of chances, but that changed when Daniels went on the designated-to-return IR. Graham didn’t light it up, but he did have 136 yards against the Raiders in Week Eleven.

 

Coby Fleener (1) – The Colts lost Dwayne Allen after the opener and Reggie Wayne just seven games into the season, so Fleener saw his role increase rather quickly, but he disappointed with just one 100-yard effort and no other games with at least 80 yards.

 

Greg Olsen (0) – Olsen was a very solid low-end fantasy starter, but our expectations were never too high for him, which is why it shouldn’t be surprising to see he had just a pair of 85-yard efforts and 0 games with 100 or more yards.

 

Martellus Bennett (0) – Bennett did a fine job in his first season with the Bears, but with a lot of talent around him, he wasn’t asked to do too much, which would explain why he hit 85 yards just two times in 2013.

 

Tim Wright (0) – Wright did a nice job stepping into a bigger role pretty early in the season, but he had just one game of 85+ yards and topped 70 yards just three times all year.

 

Heath Miller (0) – With Miller coming off a major knee injury and not making his debut until Week Three, expectations weren’t very high, so seeing him top 85 yards just once wasn’t that surprising.

 

Kyle Rudolph (0) – Rudolph’s season was limited to just eight games, thanks to a foot injury. And other than 97 yards in Week Six, he never had more than 51 yards in any other game.

 

Delanie Walker (0) – In his first chance to be a starter, Walker had a decent year with the Titans, but other than 91 yards in Week Eleven, he failed to hit even 65 yards the rest of the way.

 

Brent Celek (0) – The Eagles had to be happy with the production they got out of the TE position between Celek and Zach Ertz, although that didn’t mean much for fantasy, as Celek would top out at just 58 yards.

 

Jermaine Gresham (0) – The combination of Gresham and Tyler Eifert didn’t work out great for the Bengals and killed the fantasy value of both players, as evidenced by Gresham never posting more than 66 yards in a single game.

 

Dennis Pitta (0) – A hip injury delayed Pitta’s debut until Week Fourteen, and in the four games he played, his best effort came in the season finale, when he posted 63 yards against the Bengals.

 

Marcedes Lewis (0) – Lewis had another lackluster year for the Jaguars, battling through a calf issue early on and never posting more than 70 yards in a game, and even that didn’t come until Week Seventeen.

 

Owen Daniels (0) – Injuries limited Daniels to just five games, with the veteran topping out at just 72 yards in Week Four.

 

Brandon Pettigrew (0) – Pettigrew was a big disappointment in a year the Lions really needed a second option in the passing game to step up. Other than 70 yards in Week Ten, he never hit 60 yards in another game.

 

Tyler Eifert (0) – Expectations were probably a little too high for Eifert in his rookie season, and other than 66 yards in Week Two, he failed to post 60 yards the rest of the way.

 

Scott Chandler (0) – Chandler was able to come back from a torn ACL and play every game in 2013, but he had just two games with at least 70 yards.

 

Ladarius Green (0) – Green showed flashes of being the TE of the future for the Chargers in 2013, but other than 81 yards in Week Eleven, he never had more than 45 yards in any other game and was blanked six times.

 

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