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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Bray ranks 3rd on the year in fantasy points, but has one fewer game than Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. This week, Brady ranked 5th, behind Browns quarterback Josh McCown's monstrous 457 yard, 2 passing touchdown, and 1 rushing touchdown day.
The Giants Eli Manning (441 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception), the Jaguars Blake Bortles (303 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception), and Dalton (331 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 1 rushing touchdown) all ranked ahead of Brady and his 275 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown.
Running back Dion Lewis continued his strong season, ranking 13th for running backs with his 93 total yards and one touchdown. LeGarrette Blount and his 74 rushing yards didn't make a valuable fantasy play.
Wide receiver Julian Edelman ranked 3rd on the week, behind the Colts Andrew Johnson (77 yards, 2 touchdowns) and the Jaguars Allen Robinson (72 yards, 2 touchdowns). Edelman's 120 yards ranked 4th on the day, and his touchdown reception elevated him towards the top of the rankings. He remains an every week player. No other Patriots receiver is worth notice.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski had a poor week by his standards, ranking 11th in fantasy points. Of course, it was a big week for tight end touchdowns and Gronkowski ranked 2nd for tight ends that didn't reach the end zone. Still, with so many tight ends reaching the end zone, you have to think it's just a matter of time before Gronkowski posts another multiple-touchdown day.
Gronkowski hasn't scored a touchdown in two straight weeks and could be a, uh, buy "low" target. Gronkowski has just two 3+ touchdownless-streaks in his career: once as a rookie, and once in the first half of 2011. He's about to blow up.
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski ranked 2nd on the week in points and remains an every week play. The defense/special teams ranked 5th, but remains a match-up play.