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2012's 300/100 Yard Bonus Analysis

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by Matt Camp, Senior Writer

Published, 3/25/13

 

Even if your league doesn’t award bonuses for the 300-yard or 100-yard threshold, the following article, which breaks down all the key skill players and accounts for how often they hit these marks in 2012, 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. For example, Seahawk QB Russell Wilsonwas a fantasy starter by the end of the season, but never hit the 300-yard plateau.

 

Below, we’ve covered all players of consequence at QB, RB, WR, and TE and analyzed their 2012 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

Drew Brees

NO

11

1

2

Peyton Manning

Den

9

2

3

Tony Romo

Dal

9

0

4

Tom Brady

NE

8

1

5

Matthew Stafford

Det

8

1

6

Matt Ryan

Atl

7

1

7

Aaron Rodgers

GB

6

2

8

Carson Palmer

Oak

6

2

9

Andrew Luck

Ind

6

1

10

Joe Flacco

Bal

5

1

11

Eli Manning

NYG

3

1

12

Ben Roethlisberger

Pit

3

1

13

Cam Newton

Car

3

1

14

Josh Freeman

TB

3

1

15

Andy Dalton

Cin

3

1

16

Brandon Weeden

Cle

3

1

17

Michael Vick

Phi

3

0

18

Mark Sanchez

NYJ

3

0

19

Robert Griffin

Was

3

0

20

Sam Bradford

Stl

3

0

21

Matt Schaub

Hou

2

1

22

Chad Henne

Jac

2

1

23

Philip Rivers

SD

2

0

24

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Buf-Ten

2

0

25

Nick Foles

Phi

2

0

26

Jake Locker

Ten

2

0

27

John Skelton

Ari

1

1

28

Jay Cutler

Chi

1

1

29

Kevin Kolb

Ari

1

1

30

Ryan Tannehill

Mia

1

1

31

Christian Ponder

Min

1

0

32

Alex Smith

SF-KC

1

0

33

Kirk Cousins

Was

1

0

34

Matt Cassel

KC-Min

1

0

35

Ryan Lindley

Ari

1

0

36

Russell Wilson

Sea

0

2

37

Matt Hasselbeck

Ten-Ind

0

1

38

Brady Quinn

KC

0

0

39

Colin Kaepernick

SF

0

0

 

Drew Brees (11) – Brees led the league in 300+-yard games once again, although he dropped from 13 in 2011 to 11 in 2012. However, he hit 350+ yards six times and 440+ yards twice.

 

Peyton Manning (9) – A year off and a new team didn’t seem to affect Manning too much, as he finished in a tie for second when it came to 300+-yard games. Manning threw for at least 300 yards in three of his final four games.

 

Tony Romo (9) – As has been the case for a good portion of Romo’s career, his gaudy fantasy numbers didn’t translate to success for the Cowboys. In addition to throwing for 300+ yards on nine occasions, he also topped 400 yards three times.

 

Tom Brady (8) – With Brady on your team, the QB position isn’t one you’ll have to worry about, as he proved again in 2012, when he tied for fourth with eight 300+-yard games. Brady failed to hit the 300-yard mark in four of his last five games, but the lone game in which he did hit the mark during that stretch was a 443-yard performance against the 49ers.

 

Matthew Stafford (8) – We know Stafford’s numbers were somewhat disappointing in 2012, but with the team playing from behind so often, he seemed to always have a chance at garbage time. That helped him tie for fourth with eight 300+-yard performances, including two games with at least 440 yards.

 

Matt Ryan (7) – Everything was set up for Ryan to have his best fantasy season and that’s exactly what happened in 2012. Ryan hit the 300+-yard mark seven times, although he did seem to slow down at the end of the year, as he failed to hit 300 yards in four of his last five games.

 

Aaron Rodgers (6) – Rodgers had another strong season in 2012, but he definitely frustrated his owners with a shaky stretch of games in the middle of the season. From Weeks Eight through Fifteen, Rodgers failed to eclipse 300 yards and only went over 285 yards twice during that span.

 

Carson Palmer (6) – As part of a bad team with terrible defense, Palmer had plenty of chances to rack up garbage-time production, which is exactly what he did for a big stretch. However, that appeared to catch up with Palmer late in the season, when he failed to hit 300 yards in four of his last five games.

 

Andrew Luck (6) – Luck’s rookie season saw him set multiple records, lead his team to the playoffs, and become a decent fantasy option almost immediately. While it’s tough to knock Luck considering how quickly he had success, we can’t ignore the struggles he had down the stretch. He hit 300 yards just twice after Week Nine.

 

Joe Flacco (5) – Flacco may have earned himself a big contract after leading the Ravens to a championship, but he had another mediocre season for fantasy. While he had five games with at least 300 yards, he had seven games with fewer than 200 yards.

 

Eli Manning (3) – Things got ugly for Manning and the Giants last season, and by the end of the year, Manning wasn’t worth putting in your starting lineup. All three of his 300+-yard games came in the first seven weeks of the season. After that, he failed to top 200 yards in four of his last nine games.

Ben Roethlisberger (3) – Injuries limited Ben to just 13 games in 2012 and thanks to injuries all around him, he was tough to trust as a weekly starter. He hit 300 yards just once after Week Six and only approached 300 yards one other time (285 in Week Fourteen).

 

Cam Newton (3) – We hoped Newton would take a step forward when it came to his passing numbers in 2012 after his legs carried him to monster performances as a rookie in 2011. Newton struggled for the first half of the season, but turned it on late. However, he never hit 300 yards after Week Twelve.

 

Josh Freeman (3) – Outside of a hot stretch towards the middle of the season, it was another disappointing year for Freeman. Two of his 300-yard games and his only 285+-yard game came by Week Seven. After that, he hit 300 yards just once and was under 250 yards on five occasions.

 

Andy Dalton (3) – It looked like Dalton was going to avoid a sophomore slump after he hit at least 300 yards three times in the first six weeks. Unfortunately, he never did it again and had more than 230 yards just once after Week Nine.

 

Brandon Weeden (3) – Expectations weren’t high for Weeden in 2012, but the belief was that if everything fell right he could be a viable fantasy option. That never really happened for a long stretch of time thanks to Weeden’s inconsistent play. He hit 300 yards just once after Week Four and had four games with fewer than 200 yards after Week Seven.

 

Michael Vick (3) – Vick was limited to just 10 games thanks to injuries and poor play, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see that he hit 300 yards just three times, including in the first two weeks of the season.

 

Mark Sanchez (3) – A mess of a season for Sanchez and the Jets somehow yielded three 300+-yard games. Sanchez hit that number just once after Week Seven, but was under 200 yards a whopping eight times.

 

Robert Griffin (3) – A superb rookie season from Griffin opened with a 320-yard performance, but we know most of his fantasy success came as a result of his legs. He failed to hit 250 yards passing in 11 games.

 

Sam Bradford (3) – While we’re still willing to believe in Bradford for the future, 2012 was another frustrating season. Bradford had three games of at least 300 yards, but had just three other games with 250+ yards.

 

Matt Schaub (2) – Schaub used to be a regular fantasy starter, but in the last few years, his numbers have dropped off, as evidenced by him hitting 300 yards just twice all season.

 

Chad Henne (2) – Henne took over the starting job for good in November and appeared in a total of 10 games. Other than a pair of 300+-yard games, Henne did little to impress.

 

Philip Rivers (2) – Rivers used to be among the leaders on this list, but a truly disappointing 2012 season has us wondering if he’ll even return to greatness. He had just two games with at least 300 yards and finished the season with fewer than 200 yards in the last three games. New coach Mike McCoy has to try to coax better performances out of Rivers.

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick (2) – Fitzpatrick’s gunslinging ways usually give him a shot to put up big yardage, but he ended up with just two games of 300+ yards and never topped 250 yards after Week Eleven.

 

Nick Foles (2) – Foles didn’t appear until Week Ten and then started the six games after that with his 300+-yard games coming in two of his final three starts before being injured.

 

Jake Locker(2) – A shoulder injury limited Locker to just 11 appearances and after hitting for 300+ in Week Three, he wouldn’t get to that plateau again until Week Thirteen.

 

John Skelton (1) – Skelton had seven appearances and went for at least 290 yards in two of those starts.

 

Jay Cutler (1) – Cutler’s only 300-yard game came in Week One and the only other games he had at least 275 yards came by Week Five. He had fewer than 200 yards in eight games.

 

Kevin Kolb (1) – Kolb dealt with various injuries, which limited him to just six appearances. His two games with at least 285 yards came right before he went down for the season.

 

Ryan Tannehill (1) – Tannehill did a fine job in his rookie season despite a weak receiving corps. His only 300-yard game came when he went for 431 yards in Week Four. He didn’t top 200 yards in four of the last seven games.

 

Christian Ponder (1) – Ponder’s first full season as a starter seemed to be more ups than downs, as evidenced by him failing to hit 200 yards on nine occasions and hitting 300 yards just once.

 

Alex Smith (1) – We know Smith lost his job after Week Ten last season, but before that, he topped 300 yards just once and never had a game with more than 232 yards besides that.

 

Kirk Cousins (1) – In his only start, Cousins went for 329 yards in Week Fifteen. He appeared in just three games all season.

 

Matt Cassel (1) – Cassel’s final season in Kansas City saw him get 300 yards just once before losing the starting job after Week Eleven.

 

Russell Wilson (0) – Wilson may have been a fantasy starter by the end of the season, but he topped 285 yards passing just twice.

 

Colin Kaepernick (0) – He played in 13 games, but didn’t get the starting job until Week Eleven, so it wasn’t surprising to see Kaepernick have no more than 276 yards passing in a game, especially since he had a lot of success running the ball.

 

Matt Hasselbeck (0) – Hasselbeck filled in for an injured Jake Locker, but outside of one game 285+-yards, he had fewer than 240 yards in every other game.

 

 

Running Backs

 

Rank

Player

Team

100+ yard games

Close calls (85+)

1

Marshawn Lynch

Sea

10

4

2

Adrian Peterson

Min

10

3

3

Alfred Morris

Was

7

4

4

Arian Foster

Hou

7

3

5

Jamaal Charles

KC

7

2

6

Chris Johnson

Ten

5

2

7

Doug Martin

TB

5

2

8

C.J. Spiller

Buf

5

2

9

Ray Rice

Bal

4

3

10

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Cin

4

2

11

Stevan Ridley

NE

4

2

12

Ahmad Bradshaw

NYG

4

0

13

Matt Forte

Chi

3

3

14

Frank Gore

SF

3

2

15

Trent Richardson

Cle

3

2

16

Willis McGahee

Den

3

0

17

LeSean McCoy

Phi

3

0

18

Darren McFadden

Oak

3

0

19

Reggie Bush

Mia

2

1

20

Shonn Greene

NYJ

2

1

21

Knowshon Moreno

Den

2

1

22

Michael Turner

Atl

2

0

23

Steven Jackson

Stl

2

0

24

Jonathan Dwyer

Pit

2

0

25

Bryce Brown

Phi

2

0

26

LaRod Stephens-Howling

Ari

2

0

27

Bernard Pierce

Bal

1

2

28

DeMarco Murray

Dal

1

1

29

DeAngelo Williams

Car

1

1

30

Vick Ballard

Ind

1

1

31

Maurice Jones-Drew

Jac

1

0

32

Fred Jackson

Buf

1

0

33

Peyton Hillis

KC

1

0

34

Mikel Leshoure

Det

1

0

35

Andre Brown

NYG

1

0

36

Marcel Reece

Oak

1

0

37

Isaac Redman

Pit

1

0

38

David Wilson

NYG

1

0

39

Pierre Thomas

NO

1

0

40

Brandon Bolden

NE

1

0

41

Robert Turbin

Sea

1

0

42

Ryan Mathews

SD

0

1

43

Felix Jones

Dal

0

1

44

Ronnie Hillman

Den

0

1

45

Mike Goodson

Oak

0

1

46

Mark Ingram

NO

0

1

47

Tashard Choice

Buf

0

1

48

Justin Forsett

Hou

0

1

49

Cedric Benson

GB

0

0

50

Beanie Wells

Ari

0

0

51

Michael Bush

Chi

0

0

52

Rashard Mendenhall

Pit

0

0

53

Daniel Thomas

Mia

0

0

54

Donald Brown

Ind

0

0

55

Joique Bell

Det

0

0

56

Bilal Powell

NYJ

0

0

57

Darren Sproles

NO

0

0

58

Jonathan Stewart

Car

0

0

59

Alex Green

GB

0

0

60

Shane Vereen

NE

0

0

61

Montario Hardesty

Cle

0

0

62

Ben Tate

Hou

0

0

63

Daryl Richardson

Stl

0

0

64

Kendall Hunter

SF

0

0

65

Danny Woodhead

NE

0

0

66

Jacquizz Rodgers

Atl

0

0

 

Marshawn Lynch (10) – Lynch had another fantastic season as the foundation of the Seahawk offense. He had two separate four-game stretches with at least 100 yards, including the final four games of the season.

 

Adrian Peterson (10) – It’s actually a little surprising to see that Peterson had only 10 games with at least 100 yards given how amazing his season was as a whole. However, he hit that mark nine times in the last 10 games, including a pair of 200+-yard performances in the final five weeks.

 

Alfred Morris (7) – Who would have thought it would take a rookie to end the Shanahanigans in Washington? Morris was the team’s main back for the entire season and in addition to hitting 100 yards on seven occasions, he had fewer than 75 yards just twice.

 

Arian Foster (7) – Foster played in every game this season and didn’t do a little of sharing with his fellow backfield mates. For the second straight season, Foster hit 100 yards seven times, but that was enough to lead the league in 2011. He had fewer than 85 yards on just six occasions.

 

Jamaal Charles (7) – Charles was the other back coming off a torn ACL and while he may not have put up historic numbers, he was definitely impressive. Five of his 100-yards performances came in the second half of the season.

 

Chris Johnson (5) – Johnson continues to be an all-or-nothing player and that’s probably done more harm than good. Half of his games saw him fail to register 60 yards on the ground.

 

Doug Martin (5) – Martin was part of a strong rookie RB group and also appeared to avoid a late-season wall. Two of his five 100-yard games came in the last month of the year, including the season finale.

 

C.J. Spiller (5) – Spitler was the top back in Buffalo, but did find himself sharing with Fred Jacksonat times. That might explain why four of his five 100-yard games came when Jackson was injured.

 

Ray Rice (4) – Although he was the only fantasy option in Baltimore’s backfield for most of the season, Rice hit 100 yards just four times, although two of those came in December.

 

BenJarvus Green-Ellis (4) – Green-Ellis was brought in to be the lead back in Cincinnati’s backfield, but he didn’t hit 100 yards until Week Eleven. However, he had all four of his 100-yard games in the final six weeks of the season.

 

Stevan Ridley (4) – Much like the situation in Washington, we were pleasantly surprised to see a top fantasy option like Ridley emerge in New England. However, all four of his 100-yard games came by Week Eight, showing that while Ridley kept an active role all season, others remained in the mix.

 

Ahmad Bradshaw (4) – Bradshaw appeared in 14 games and battled injuries for most of the season, but still managed to hit 100 yards in two of his final four games. Unfortunately, he had fewer than 80 yards on 11 occasions.

 

Matt Forte (3) – With enough of a role in the passing game to make up for a lack of 100-yard performances on the ground, Forte remained a strong fantasy option. He ran for at least 85 yards in three of his final four games, including 103 yards in the season finales.

 

Frank Gore (3) – Gore once again carried the load for the 49ers, but the team did a better job of keeping him fresh down the stretch by using their depth at RB. While Gore certainly had more in the tank down the stretch in 2012 than he did in 2011, he still failed to hit 100 yards after Week Seven.

 

Trent Richardson (3) – Richardson battled injuries for most of his rookie season, including down the stretch, but still managed to handle a big role as a runner and a receiver. The injuries definitely slowed him, as he didn’t hit 100 yards after Week Nine.

 

Willis McGahee (3) – McGahee never returned after going down with a leg injury in Week Eleven, but he still managed to hit 100 yards on three occasions after leading the league in that category in 2011.

 

LeSean McCoy (3) – McCoy started the 2012 campaign strong with at least 70 yards in his first four games, including two 100-yard efforts. He would do that just one other time in a season that saw him miss four games due to a concussion.

 

Darren McFadden (3) – Another season, another stretch of games missed by McFadden. He played in just 12 games and hit the 100-yard mark three times, but never topped 70 yards in any other game.

 

Reggie Bush (2) – Bush’s final season in Miami was plagued by ball security issues and some injuries, so seeing Bush hit 100 yards just twice isn’t surprising, although with his role in the passing game dropping off a bit, his margin for error wasn’t as big.

 

Shonn Greene (2) – Greene was the Jets’ top back for most of the season until Bilal Powell found himself in the mix a bit more down the stretch. Greene had fewer than 80 yards in 13 games.

 

Knowshon Moreno (2) – Moreno wasn’t active from Wees Two through Eleven, but found himself in the starting role down the stretch when Willis McGahee went down. Moreno exceeded expectations when he hit 85 yards in three of his six games.

 

Michael Turner (2) – Turner did very little burning in 2012 and with Jacquizz Rodgers cutting into his touches, Turner saw his numbers drop considerably. Turner had fewer than 50 yards in nine games.

 

Steven Jackson (2) – Even though the Rams tried to get Daryl Richardson involved, Jackson eventually found himself without much of a challenge in the backfield and showed he still had plenty left. His two 100-yard games came in the second half of the season.

 

Jonathan Dwyer (2) – The RBBC in Pittsburgh never seemed to work out, but for a short time, it looked like Dwyer might hold tight to the starting job. He had a pair of 100-yard games in the middle of the season, but fell back into the pack thanks to injury and never topped 60 yards in the second half of the year.

 

Bryce Brown (2) – Brown burst on the scene with a pair of 160+-yard efforts when LeSean McCoy was done. That would be the end of Brown’s fantasy relevance, as he never had more than 34 yards in the last four games.

 

LaRod Stephens-Howling (2) – With injuries all over the Cardinal backfield, Stephens-Howling saw his role increase around the middle of the season, but it didn’t last long and he ended up with single-digit yardage in six games.

 

Bernard Pierce (1) – Pierce’s role increased down the stretch and he was able to go over 85 yards in the final two games of the season. He didn’t hit 60 yards in any other game.

 

DeMarco Murray (1) – Murray had another injury-plagued season with his only 100-yard game coming in the opener. He failed to hit 85 yards in eight of his other nine games.

 

DeAngelo Williams (1) – Although he played every game, Williams found himself behind Jonathan Stewart on the depth chart, but ended up finishing the season strong, as Stewart battled back from injury. Williams ran for 93 yards in Week Fifteen and 210 yards in the season finale. Unfortunately, he had fewer than 40 yards nine times.

 

Vick Ballard (1) – Ballard didn’t open the season as the starter, but earned the job around the midway point. It took him until Week Fifteen to get his one and only 100-yard game.

 

Maurice Jones-Drew (1) – MJD played in just six games before a foot injury would eventually end his season. His lone 100-yard game came in Week Three.

 

Fred Jackson (1) – Jackson was banged up multiple times in 2012 and his only 100-yard effort didn’t come until Week Thirteen. He was lost for the season after being injured in Week Fourteen and was limited to just 10 games.

 

Mikel Leshoure (1) – Leshoure served a two-game suspension to open the season but ran for 100 yards in his first-ever regular season game. Unfortunately, he topped 80 yards just once after that.

 

Andre Brown (1) – Brown was the backup to Ahmad Bradshaw early in the season and went for 100 yards in Week Three at a time when Bradshaw battled injury. Brown ended up in a backup role after that and eventually landed on the IR after Week Twelve.

 

Isaac Redman (1) – The Steelers didn’t get much from their backfield in 2012 and Redman found himself in the carousel of starters. Outside of going for 147 yards in Week Nine, he had very little fantasy value.

 

David Wilson (1) – Wilson might have played in every game, but he didn’t get much of chance to carry the ball until the last month of the season. His best performance came when he went for 100 yards against the Saints in Week Fourteen.

 

Pierre Thomas (1) – Thomas continued to be a jack-of-all-trades for the Saints, but his lone 100-yard game came in Week Two. He topped 50 yards just once for the rest of the season.

 

Brandon Bolden (1) – While Stevan Ridley was obviously the man in New England’s backfield, Bolden found himself in the mix early on and went for 137 yards in Week Four. Ever other game except one saw him to fewer than 30 yards.

 

Robert Turbin (1) – Turbin did a fine job as a backup to Marshawn Lynch, but saw double-digit carries just twice all season. He picked up his only 100-yard game during mop-up duty in Week Fourteen.

 

Ryan Mathews (0) – Mathews had another injury-plagued, disappointing season. He played in 12 games and topped 85 yards just once.

 

Ronnie Hillman (0) – The Broncos didn’t ask much of Hillman as a runner, so it’s not a surprise to see than his best effort was for 86 yards. In fact, Hillman had double-digit carries n just four games.

 

Mike Goodson (0) – Goodson was brought in to back up Darren McFadden, but ended up missing four games due to injury. His best game saw him run for 89 yards, but that came during a year in which he had double-digit carries only once.

 

Mark Ingram (0) – Ingram stayed relatively healthy and played in every game in 2012. While he looked to be taking on a bigger role in the second half of the year, he topped 70 yards just once.

 

Beanie Wells (0) – Wells was limited to eight games and never got going behind a terrible Cardinal OL. He never had more than 67 yards on the ground.

 

Rashard Mendenhall (0) – Mendenhall saw his season debut delayed by recovery from a torn ACL. His first game was his best, as he ran for 80 yards in Week Five. He’d make just five other appearances and never had more than 50 yards.

 

Joique Bell (0) – Bell appeared in every game for the Lions, but played more of a role in the passing attack. That explains why he never had more than 81 yards on the ground.

 

Bilal Powell (0) – We saw the Jets give Powell a bigger role in the second half of the season, as he was in the mix with Shonn Greene. However, Powell failed to gain more than 78 yards in a single game.

 

Darren Sproles (0) – Sproles didn’t have 100 yards on the ground in any game this season and never had a game with more than nine carries, but continued to play an active role in the passing attack.

 

Jonathan Stewart (0) – The Panthers decided to roll with Stewart as their starter about halfway through the season, but injuries cost him the final four games of the year. He never had more than 51 yards on the ground.

 

Jacquizz Rodgers (0) – Rodgers figured to play a bigger role for the Falcons in 2012 and even with the struggles of Michael Turner, Rodgers failed to live up to expectations. He had double-digit carries just three times and never had more than 60 yards rushing.

 

Wide Receivers

 

Rank

Player

Team

100+ yard games

Close calls (85+)

1

Calvin Johnson

Det

11

1

2

Brandon Marshall

Chi

7

2

3

Roddy White

Atl

7

1

4

Demaryius Thomas

Den

7

1

5

Andre Johnson

Hou

6

3

6

A.J. Green

Cin

5

4

7

Dez Bryant

Dal

5

4

8

Wes Welker

NE-Den

5

3

9

Vincent Jackson

TB

5

2

10

Steve Smith

Car

5

1

11

TY Hilton

Ind

5

0

12

Victor Cruz

NYG

5

0

13

Julio Jones

Atl

4

1

14

Michael Crabtree

SF

4

1

15

Lance Moore

NO

4

1

16

Cecil Shorts

Jac

4

0

17

Reggie Wayne

Ind

3

4

18

Jeremy Maclin

Phi

3

2

19

Percy Harvin

Min-Sea

3

2

20

Stevie Johnson

Buf

3

1

21

Mike Williams

TB

3

1

22

Randall Cobb

GB

3

1

23

Marques Colston

NO

3

0

24

Brian Hartline

Mia

3

0

25

Pierre Garcon

Was

2

3

26

Eric Decker

Den

2

3

27

Larry Fitzgerald

Ari

2

2

28

Jordy Nelson

GB

2

2

29

Mike Wallace

Pit-Mia

2

2

30

Torrey Smith

Bal

2

2

31

Danario Alexander

SD

2

2

32

Andre Roberts

Ari

2

2

33

DeSean Jackson

Phi

2

1

34

Brandon Lloyd

NE

2

1

35

Miles Austin

Dal

2

1

36

Donnie Avery

Ind-KC

2

1

37

Davone Bess

Mia

2

1

38

Malcom Floyd

SD

2

0

39

Dwayne Bowe

KC

2

0

40

Danny Amendola

Stl-NE

2

0

41

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

1

3

42

Denarius Moore

Oak

1

2

43

Josh Gordon

Cle

1

2

44

Chris Givens

Stl

1

2

45

Nate Washington

Ten

1

1

46

Anquan Boldin

Bal-SF

1

1

47

Golden Tate

Sea

1

1

48

Justin Blackmon

Jac

1

1

49

Rod Streater

Oak

1

1

50

Brandon Gibson

Stl-Mia

1

1

51

Hakeem Nicks

NYG

1

0

52

Greg Jennings

GB-Min

1

0

53

Ramses Barden

NYG

1

0

54

Kenny Britt

Ten

1

0

55

Jason Avant

Phi

1

0

56

Devery Henderson

NO

1

0

57

James Jones

GB

1

0

58

Santonio Holmes

NYJ

1

0

59

Earl Bennett

Chi

1

0

60

Domenik Hixon

NYG

1

0

61

Kevin Ogletree

Dal

1

0

62

Michael Floyd

Ari

1

0

63

Ryan Broyles

Det

1

0

64

Joe Morgan

NO

1

0

65

Antonio Brown

Pit

0

4

66

Brandon LaFell

Car

0

3

67

Darrius Heyward-Bey

Oak

0

1

68

Sidney Rice

Sea

0

1

69

Donald Jones

Buf-NE

0

1

70

Jarius Wright

Min

0

1

71

Jacoby Jones

Bal

0

1

72

Andrew Hawkins

Cin

0

1

73

Stephen Hill

NYJ

0

1

74

Mohamed Massaquoi

Cle

0

1

75

Greg Little

Cle

0

0

76

Kendall Wright

Ten

0

0

77

Alshon Jeffery

Chi

0

0

78

Mohamed Sanu

Cin

0

0

79

Mario Manningham

SF

0

0

80

Jonathan Baldwin

KC

0

0

 

Calvin Johnson (11) – Johnson may not have made many trips to the end zone in 2012, but he covered the rest of the field pretty well. As part of a season that saw him rack up 11 games with at least 100 yards, Johnson hit that number for eight straight weeks, including a pair of games with over 200 yards.

 

Brandon Marshall (7) – The addition of Marshall paid immediate dividends for the Bears, as it gave them the #1 WR they so desperately needed. Marshall had fewer than 70 yards in just five games and had just one three-game stretch without hitting the 100-yard mark.

 

Roddy White (7) – As part of the dangerous combination in Atlanta with Julio Jones, White’s production continued to stay at a high level in 2012. While he had seven games of at least 100 yards, the only times he did it in multiple weeks was a three-game stretch from Week 9-11.

 

Demaryius Thomas (7) – Thomas took another step forward in 2012 and with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball it wasn’t exactly a surprise to see Thomas excel. Thomas dipped below 70 yards just four times all season.

 

Andre Johnson (6) – Johnson stayed relatively healthy in 2012 and was able to put up impressive numbers on a team that continued to lack another legitimate threat at WR. Johnson didn’t hit 100 yards from Week 2-7, but went for at least 140 yards four times in the second half of the season.

 

A.J. Green (5) – Despite the limitations and shaky play from QB Andy Dalton, Green improved on his rookie season with a great performance in 22012. Three of his five 100-yard games came by Week Six, but he also had a stretch of four straight games with at least 85 yards from Week 9-13.

 

Dez Bryant (5) – The 2012 season was a breakout one for Bryant, but interestingly enough he had back-to-back 100-yard games just once. However, he had at least 85 yards nine times and was below 70 yards just six times.

 

Wes Welker (5) – High target numbers allowed Welker to be in the mix for big games every week. From Week 3-6 he had four straight 100-yard games and ha at least 88 yards in three of the final five games of the season.

 

Vincent Jackson (5) – The addition of Jackson worked out quite well for the Buccaneers in 2012 despite the shaky play of QB Josh Freeman. Jackson spread his five 100-yard games over the course of the season, but also had at least 80 yards in four other appearances.

 

Steve Smith (5) – Smith opened the season with a pair of 100-yard performances, but an up-and-down season for the Panther offense made Smith a bit inconsistent for fantasy. He did finish the season strong with two 100-yard games in the last five weeks.

 

T.Y. Hilton (5) – The Colts had to be thrilled with Hilton’s performance in his rookie season. Three of his five 100-yard games came in the second half of the season, including the season finale.

 

Victor Cruz (5) – Cruz and the Giants certainly had their struggles in 2012, but he remained their top receiver. While Cruz had five 100-yard performances, he never topped 70 yards in any other game.

 

Julio Jones (4) – Jones was able to stay healthy in his second year and play in every game. He had just one instance of back-to-back 100-yard performances and didn’t top 74 yards in the final five games of the season.

 

Michael Crabtree (4) – Crabtree was able to build on a solid 2011 season in 2012, but didn’t truly break out until QB Colin Kaepernick took over. Crabtree had at least 93 yards four times in the final five games, including three 100-yards performances.

 

Lance Moore (4) – As one of QB Drew Brees’ most trusted targets, Moore always seems to be in the mix, but was never considered a high-yardage player. All four of his 100-yard games went for at least 120 yards. Unfortunately, he hit 70 yards just two other times over the year.

 

Cecil Shorts (4) – It took some time for Shorts to get going, but by the end of the season, it was clear the Jaguars had a player they could rely on for years to come. Cruz didn’t hit 100 yards until Week Eight, but would hit that mark three more times in the second half of the season despite missing two games.

 

Reggie Wayne (3) – Wayne might be more of a possession receiver at this point in his career, but he’s still a damn good one. In addition to hitting 100 yards on three occasions, Wayne had at least 85 yards four other times. However, he didn’t hit that mark in the final five games.

 

Jeremy Maclin (3) – The Eagles went through struggles all season and Maclin never really seemed to get in any kind of groove. The switched to QB Nick Foles seemed to help, as he hit 100 yards twice in the final four games.

 

Percy Harvin (3) – Injuries limited Harvin to just nine games, but he proved to be very dangerous during that time. In addition to three games with at least 100 yards, Harvin had three other games with at least 80 yards.

 

Stevie Johnson (3) – Johnson has been a reliable fantasy option for the last two seasons, but not one you expected to rack up big yardage. All three of his 100-yard efforts came in the last six games of the season and by then the Bill receiving corps was ravaged by injuries.

 

Mike Williams (3) – We’d consider 2012 a bounce-back year for Williams and the addition of WR Vincent Jackson certainly helped. Williams had two of his three 100-yard games in the first five weeks of the season, but wouldn’t hit that plateau again until Week Sixteen. He topped 85 yards just one other time.

 

Randall Cobb (3) – The Packers battled injuries in their receiving corps all year, but the one constant was Cobb. He took a big step forward in 2012 and had two of his three 100-yard games in December.

 

Marques Colston (3) – Some bad luck and inconsistency out of the Saint offense in 2012 made Colston a frustrating player to own. Two of his three 100-yard games came by Week Five, but he wouldn’t get to that number again until Week Sixteen. He topped 70 yards just three other times all year.

 

Brian Hartline (3) – Hartline lead what may have been one of the worst receiving corps in the league last year. While that gave him more chances, it didn’t always turn into production. All three of his 100-yard games happened in the first half of the season. He had just one game with at least 80 yards after that.

 

Pierre Garcon (2) – A foot injury derailed Garcon’s season after he put up 109 yards in his Redskin debut. He came back strong after the injury, racking up at least 87 yards in four of his last six games.

 

Eric Decker (2) – Playing with Peyton Manning definitely has its advantages, but surprisingly, Decker didn’t have big yardage in his first year with Manning. After hitting 100+ yards in Week Three, Decker didn’t do it again until Week Fifteen. However, he did have at least 85 yards in three other games.

 

Larry Fitzgerald (2) – The terrible QB situation in Arizona really hurt Fitzgerald in 2012. After putting up 114 yards in Week Three, he didn’t get to 100 yards again until Week Sixteen. He had a pair of 90+-yard performances in between, but had fewer than 70 yards in 11 games.

 

Jordy Nelson (2) – Various injuries limited Nelson to just 12 games in 2012 and his numbers suffered as a result. Nelson’s only 100-yard performances came in Week 6-7. He did have at least 85 yards in two other appearances.

 

Mike Wallace (2) – With the Steelers scaling back their passing game, Wallace seemed to suffer the most. He had a pair of 100-yard games and two other games with at least 85 yards, but topped 70 yards just one time the rest of the season.

 

Torrey Smith (2) – Smith continued to play the role of deep threat for the Ravens, but an inconsistent offense led to another up-and-down season. While he had four games with at least 85 yards, including a pair of 100-yard performances, he also had fewer than 60 yards 11 times.

 

Danario Alexander (2) – Alexander didn’t see his first action of the season until Week Eight but had a nice year with the Chargers, racking up four games of at least 85 yards including a pair of 100-yard games.

 

Andre Roberts (2) – Roberts was part of the Cardinal receiving corps that had to deal with terrible QB play all season. His two 100-yard games came by Week Seven, but he was able to hit at least 85 yards twice in the second half of the season.

 

DeSean Jackson (2) – Injuries limited Jackson to just 11 games in 2012, but he was still probably the team’s best receiver. Jackson and Michael Vick have always had a nice rapport, which would explain why Jackson’s two 100-yard games came with Vick under center.

 

Brandon Lloyd (2) – Lloyd’s first season in New England didn’t result in a big season. Lloyd hit the 100-mark in Week Three, but wouldn’t do so again until Week Fifteen. Lloyd failed to record 70 yards in 12 of 16 appearances.

 

Miles Austin (2) – Hamstring issues bother Austin for the second straight season, and he ended up missing two games. Both of his 100-yard games came by Week Eight, but he fell below 70 yards nine times in 2012.

 

Donnie Avery (2) – Avery finally returned to form after battling back from a knee injury for the last couple of seasons. He showed the speed that made him a dangerous vertical threat during his time with the Rams and was able to rack up two 100-yard games with the Colts.

 

Davone Bess (2) – As one of the better slot receivers in the league, Bess wasn’t known for racking up big yardage. He had a pair of 100-yard games in 2012, but also failed to reach 70 yards in 10 of 13 appearances.

 

Malcom Floyd (2) – Floyd stepped into the top receiver role for the Chargers in 2012 and did a fine job despite the struggles of QB Philip Rivers. However, both of Floyd’s 100-yard efforts came by Week Five and he never had more than 67 yards the rest of the way.

 

Dwayne Bowe (2) – Bowe suffered through the 2012 season with terrible QB play for the Chiefs. Both of his 100-yard games came by Week Four and he’d never top 80 yards the rest of the way before landing on the IR after Week Fourteen.

 

Danny Amendola (2) – Injuries plagued Amendola once again in 2012, but one of premier slot receivers in the league still managed to make his mark. He racked up a pair of 100-yard games in 11 appearances, but also had fewer than 70 yards in seven games.

 

Jeremy Kerley (1) – Kerley was the only constant in the Jet receiving corps, but the play of the team’s QBs didn’t help him very much. He had a single 100-yard effort and three other games with at least 85 yards.

 

Denarius Moore (1) – While he flashed at times, Moore was disappointment for the Raiders in 2012. He hit at least 90 yards three times by Week Ten, but never gained more than 46 yards the rest of the way.

 

Josh Gordon (1) – The Browns took a shot on Gordon in the supplemental draft, but by the end of the season, he was the team’s top receiver. He topped 80 yards four times, including twice in the final five games.

 

Chris Givens (1) – The Rams may have had one of the weakest receiving corps in the league, but that also gave a player like Givens a chance to flash. He was able to rack up three games with at least 85+ yards including a single 100-yard performance in Week Twelve.

 

Nate Washington (1) – Washington has proven to be a very serviceable receiver for the Titans, but that doesn’t mean he’s lighting up the stat sheet. His lone 100-yard game came in Week Three. He had 96 yards in Week Thirteen, but never topped 70 yards in any other game.

 

Anquan Boldin (1) – Boldin might have been great during the playoffs, but he had an up-and-down season. His lone 100-yard game came in Week Four and other than that he had two games with 85+ yards including his final regular season appearance in Week Sixteen.

 

Golden Tate (1) – The Seahawk offense was carried by their ground attack, so there weren’t many opportunities for Tate. He didn’t top 70 yards until Week Thirteen, when he had 96 yards. He finished the season with his only 100-yard performance.

 

Justin Blackmon (1) – It took some time for Blackmon to get going, but he looked like a strong starter by the end of his rookie year. He went off for 236 yards in Week Eleven and his only other performance of at least 85 yards came in Week Fifteen.

 

Brandon Gibson (1) – There’s really nothing exciting about Gibson, but he’s been able to stick around for a Ram receiving corps that hasn’t had much talent in recent years. Gibson’s only 100-yard game came in Week Fourteen with just one other game of 85+ yards happened all year.

 

Hakeem Nicks (1) – Trusting Nicks to play has become a week-to-week proposition, as evidenced by him missing four games in 2012. His only 100-yard effort came in Week Two and he failed to reach 80 yards in any other game.

 

Greg Jennings (1) – Jennings couldn’t get over a groin injury early in the season and ended up leading to sports hernia surgery. In all, Jennings missed eight games with his only 100-yard performance coming in the season finale. He never had more than 50 yards in any other game.

 

Kenny Britt (1) – Various leg injuries, including troublesome knees limited Britt to just 12 games in 2012 and outside of going for 143 yards in Week Fourteen, he never had more than 67 yards in a game.

 

James Jones (1) – The Packers dealt with their fair share of injuries at WR this year, so with Jones missing just one game, he found himself in the mix more often than not. While he lit up the scoreboard, he had just one 100-yard effort and that didn’t happen until Week Sixteen.

 

Santonio Holmes (1) – Holmes season ended after just four games thanks to a foot injury. He was able to rack up 147 yards in Week Three before going down in Week Four.

 

Antonio Brown (0) – Brown battled the injury bug in 2012 and was limited to 13 games. While he had 85+ yards four times, he never hit the 100-yard mark.

 

Brandon LaFell (0) – The Panther have been searching for a #2 WR for years and hoped LaFell could be the guy. While he flashed at times, he never had a 100-yard game and hit 85+ yards just three times.

 

Darrius Heyward-Bey (0) – In his final season with the Raiders, Heyward-Bey played in 14 games, but never had 100 yards. In fact, he had just one game with at least 85 yards.

 

Sidney Rice (0) – Rice was the top receiver in Seattle last season, but that didn’t translate to much for a team that limited their passing game. Rice topped 85 yards just once and 70 yards just three times.

 

Donald Jones (0) – The Bills didn’t have much in their receiving corps, so Jones remained the #2 WR until he went on the IR after Week Fourteen. His best game was a 90-yard performance in Week Four, but he never had 75 yards in any other appearance.

 

Jacoby Jones (0) – The Ravens brought in Jones to help with their return game and provide a deep threat to their offense. Outside of 86 yards in Week Three, Jones didn’t do much. He had fewer than 30 yards in 10 games.

 

Greg Little (0) – Little’s second season didn’t any better than his first. He never had more than 77 yards in any game and saw Josh Gordon shoot right by him on the depth chart.

 

Kendall Wright (0) – We expected the Titans to use Wright on the outside as a deep threat, but he surprisingly became more of possessions receiver in his rookie year. That limited his yardage, as evidenced by him topping 70 yards just twice in 2012.

 

Alshon Jeffery (0) – Multiple injuries limited Jeffery to 10 games as a rookie and certainly hurt his development. His best two games bookended his season, as he had 80 yards in Week One and 76 yards in Week Seventeen.

 

Tight Ends

 

Rank

Player

Team

100+ yard games

Close calls (85+)

1

Jason Witten

Dal

3

1

2

Rob Gronkowski

NE

3

0

3

Jimmy Graham

NO

2

2

4

Tony Gonzalez

Atl

2

1

5

Greg Olsen

Car

1

2

6

Brandon Myers

Oak

1

1

7

Vernon Davis

SF

1

0

8

Brent Celek

Phi

1

0

9

Jermaine Gresham

Cin

1

0

10

Dennis Pitta

Bal

1

0

11

Marcedes Lewis

Jac

1

0

12

Lance Kendricks

Stl

1

0

13

Aaron Hernandez

NE

0

2

14

Heath Miller

Pit

0

2

15

Fred Davis

Was

0

1

16

Dustin Keller

NYJ

0

1

17

Owen Daniels

Hou

0

1

18

Jacob Tamme

Den

0

1

19

Zach Miller

Sea

0

0

20

Brandon Pettigrew

Det

0

0

21

Antonio Gates

SD

0

0

22

Joel Dreessen

Den

0

0

23

Jermichael Finley

GB

0

0

24

Jared Cook

Ten

0

0

25

Scott Chandler

Buf

0

0

26

Anthony Fasano

Mia

0

0

27

Tony Scheffler

Det

0

0

28

Martellus Bennett

NYG

0

0

29

Dallas Clark

TB

0

0

30

Dwayne Allen

Ind

0

0

31

Ben Watson

Cle

0

0

32

Tony Moeaki

KC

0

0

33

Garrett Graham

Hou

0

0

34

Rob Housler

Ari

0

0

35

Kyle Rudolph

Min

0

0

36

Delanie Walker

SF

0

0

37

Coby Fleener

Ind

0

0

 

Jason Witten (3) – Witten may not have scored much, but he was very active otherwise and tied the league lead with three 100-yard games. He fell below 50 yards just four times all season.

 

Rob Gronkowski (3) – Even with five games missed due to a broken forearm, Gronkowski still managed to tie for the league lead with three 100-yard games. He also had at least 60 yards on four other occasions.

 

Jimmy Graham (2) – Graham battled an ankle issue in the middle of the season, but was able to overcome it. However, he managed just two 100-yard games, including the season finale. He also had at least 85 yards twice.

 

Tony Gonzalez (2) – We’re happy to see Gonzalez returning in 2013 because he was still playing at a high-level in 2012. Gonzalez hit the 100-yard mark twice and went over 60 yards four other times.

 

Greg Olsen (1) – Olsen may have had his most complete season in his second with the Panthers. In addition to a 100-yard performance, Olsen had at least 50 yards in half the team’s games.

 

Brandon Myers (1) – Myers came out of nowhere to become a decent fantasy option in 2012. He generated a lot of production in garbage time and topped 100 yards once.

 

Vernon Davis (1) – Davis had a frustrating season no mater how you slice it and a QB switch didn’t do much to help him. His lone 100-yard game came in Week Five and he finished the season with fewer than 30 yards in his final six games.

 

Brent Celek (1) – We hoped Celek would build on a strong finish in 2011 to become a reliable option in 2012. After going for over 220 yards in his first two games, Celek topped 60 yard just once the rest of the way.

 

Jermaine Gresham (1) – Gresham may have ended up as a low-end starting option, but he had far from an exciting season. In addition to a 100-yard game, Gresham had five games with at least 60 yards.

 

Dennis Pitta (1) – By the end of the season, Pitta was actually an okay option at TE, although that wasn’t saying much. His lone 100-yard performance came in garbage time and he had more than 50 yards just three other times.

 

Marcedes Lewis (1) – Lewis had another forgettable season on a bad Jaguar team. His 103-yard performance in the season finale was the only time he reached 70 yards in 2012.

 

Lance Kendricks (1) – Kendricks had a chance to step up in his second season, but 2012 was another mediocre effort. Besides going for 119 yards in Week Sixteen, Kendricks never had 50 yards in a game.

 

Aaron Hernandez (0) – Hernandez battled injury in the middle of the year and ended up being limited to just ten games. However, he was about to put up a pair of 90+-yard performances.

 

Heath Miller (0) – Miller may have found his way back into fantasy relevance, but he didn’t do it by racking up a lot of yardage. He had just two games with 85+ yards and was unable to reach 70 yards in any other game.

 

Fred Davis (0) – Davis was lost for the season just seven games into 2012 and had trouble connecting with Robert Griffin. He had 90 yards in Week Three, but just one other game with at least 70 yards.

 

Dustin Keller (0) – Multiple injuries limited Keller to just eight games in his final season with the Jets. The QB situation was a mess and Keller has always been underutilized, so it wasn’t surprising to see him hit 85+ yards only once.

 

Owen Daniels (0) – Daniels had a fine season for the Texans and was a pretty reliable fantasy option in 2012. He never topped 100 yards and got above 70 yards just three times all season and never after Week Five.

 

Jacob Tamme (0) – Tamme found himself in and out of the mix as part of a deep Bronco receiving corps and that made him a bit inconsistent. His best game went for 89 yards, but allowed him to go for at least 50 yards just three other times.

 

Zach Miller (0) – The Seahawks haven’t asked much of Miller in his two years with the team and that’s made him just about useless for fantasy. He had more than 50 yards just once in 2012.

 

Brandon Pettigrew (0) – While the Lions struggled to keep their receivers healthy, Pettigrew wasn’t able to step up and help. He missed some time late in the season with a nagging issue, but in 14 appearances, he never had more than 77 yards in a game and that came in the opener.

 

Antonio Gates (0) – It looks like age and injuries are catching up to Gates, who was far from reliable in 2012. Gates’ best game saw him put up 81 yards in Week Six. Unfortunately, he didn’t hit the 50-yard mark after Week Ten.

 

Joel Dreessen(0) – Dreessen wasn’t a reliable fantasy option and was part of a talented Bronco receiving corps. He never had more than 57 yards in a game and was had fewer than 40 yards in every other game.

 

Jermichael Finley (0) – All frustrations with Finley are completely warranted. He played in all 16 games in a season that saw the Packers deal with plenty of injuries in their receiving corps. Finley didn’t step up like the team needed him to, as evidenced by his best two games being a pair of 70-yard performances to end the season.

 

Jared Cook (0) – A rotator cuff injury cost Cook the final three games of the 2012 season, but it wasn’t like Cook had established himself as a consistent threat. Cook topped 60 yards just twice all year.

 

Scott Chandler (0) – Chandler has developed a reputation for being an all-or-nothing player with 2012 being another prime example. Chandler topped 60 yards just three times all season with 71 yards being his best performance in Week Fourteen.

 

Anthony Fasano (0) – Even with a weak receiving corps in Miami, Fasano was unable to carve out much of a role. He topped 50 yards just once all season and had fewer than 20 yards in 10 games.

 

Tony Scheffler (0) – As the #2 TE in Detroit, Scheffler has flashed at times, but has never been a consistent performer. He had 81 yards in Week Six, but never more than 57 yards in any game the rest of the way.

 

Martellus Bennett (0) – Bennett had a solid, but not spectacular season with the Giants in 2012. It was somewhat up-and-down with Bennett cracking 70 yards three times by Week Seven. He’d do that just once the rest of the way.

 

Dallas Clark (0) – Clark didn’t make a lot of noise in his first year with the Buccaneers. He eclipsed 50 yards just three times and had fewer than 30 yards seven times.

 

Dwayne Allen (0) – Allen appeared in all 16 games as a rookie and even in a young receiving corps, he was unable to stand out with his numbers. Allen hit the 50-yard mark just four times.

 

Tony Moeaki (0) – It was a quiet 2012 season for Moeaki, who was making a comeback from a torn ACL. In 15 appearances, Moeaki had more than 50 yards in just four games.

 

Rob Housler (0) – With veteran Todd Heap battling injuries for most of the season, Housler was forced into a bigger role in his second year. That didn’t mean much for his number thanks to terrible QB play, as Housler had at least 50 yards just three times.

 

Kyle Rudolph (0) – Rudolph became a bigger threat in 2012, especially in the red zone, but that didn’t translate into big yardage. Rudolph never topped the 67 yards he had in Week One and went over 50 yards in just four other games.

 

Delanie Walker (0) – Walker played the #2 TE role to Vernon Davis in San Francisco, so it was hard to expect much from him in 2012. Other than 81 yards in Week Twelve, Walker was able to hit the 50-yard mark just twice and had single-digit yardage totals in eight games.

 

Coby Fleener (0) – Fleener was limited to just 12 games as a rookie and never came close to the 82 yards he had in his debut. He never reached 50 yards the rest of the season.

 

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