Todd Lokken from Strategic Fantasy Football reports top 5 surprise fantasy stars for the NFL’s week 14.

December 14, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
This week's top 2 surprises came from the NFC East, where Dallas WR Terry Glenn and Eagles backup RB Ryan Moats posted impressive stat lines for week 14. Glenn, almost out of football a couple of years ago, is resurrecting his career under Bill Parcells (his former mentor in New England). Glenn posted 6 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown, plus a rushing touchdown. “It’s surprising to see Glenn do much of anything, considering the fact he was an absolute bust in Green Bay and struggled his first couple of years in Dallas”, says Todd Lokken, President of Strategic Fantasy Football.

Ryan Moats, on the other hand, was expected to have a decent stats week, but nobody expected him to perform as well as Brian Westbrook, the Eagles starting RB. Moats thrashed the New York Giants with 114 yards rushing on only 11 carries while scoring 2 touchdowns. “It appears as if Philadelphia may get lucky and not miss Westbrook at all”, says Lokken.

Up in Green Bay, another fantastic story continues with Packer RB Samkon Gado. Gado, up against another weak defense, ran for 171 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions. In fact, the 171 yards by Gado is a Green Bay Packer rookie record, which is quite an accomplishment considering the history of the franchise.

Another rookie RB coming to life was Cadillac Williams, who helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers steamroll the Carolina Panthers 20-10. Williams, who started out strong with three straight 100-yard rushing games early this year, had slowed down quite a bit here in the middle of the season. However, as the games wind down, Williams seems to have found a second wind, and has put up over 400 yards in the last 4 weeks. Against the Panthers in week 14, Williams was good for 29 rushes, 112 yards, and 2 touchdowns.

The last running back on this week’s list for surprise performers is Jerome Bettis of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not only did the Steeler offense manhandle a tremendous Chicago Bear defense, but Bettis took the team on his back and led them to victory. In the snow and mud of Pittsburgh, Bettis rushed for 101 yards and 2 touchdowns. “Considering the fact that Bettis had not reached 60 yards rushing in any game this year, his performance in week 14 was spectacular and astonishing”, says Lokken.

Strategic Fantasy Football provides fantasy football analysis and strategy for players of fantasy football. For more information, contact Todd Lokken at 847.985.8566.