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Week 6 Reactions: Turning Back the Clock

Adrian Peterson had a vintage performance Sunday against the Bucs, rushing for more than 130 yards and two touchdowns and showing everyone that he's ready to lead a backfield once again.

Week 5 Reactions: Is This The End?

The Steelers were throttled by the Jaguars in Pittsburgh on Sunday, and many are wondering if they're witnessing the end of Ben Roethlisberger, who was picked off five times in the 30-9 loss.

Week 4 Reactions: Here Come the Breakouts

Le'Veon Bell's slow start to the season worried lots of fantasy owners, but Sunday's big performance against the Ravens calmed plenty of nerves.

Week 3 Reactions: Brady Back At It

While the Patriots struggled to contain the Texans' offense on Sunday, Tom Brady was even more unstoppable, throwing for five touchdowns, including the game-winner with under a minute left.

Week 2 Reactions: Tight End Troubles

On a day that saw a number of upper-tier tight ends fall to injury, Travis Kelce put up a big fantasy day and Antonio Gates set the all-time tight end TD record.

Week 1 Reactions: Defense Wins (Fantasy) Championships

A few rookie running backs made impactful debuts in Week 1, but many fantasy owners were likely lifted to victory thanks to some big defensive performances.

NFL Reactions: Week 3 Preseason Review

Season-ending injuries for Julian Edelman, Spencer Ware and Cameron Meredith overshadowed all else in the third week of the preseason.

NFL Reactions: Preseason Week 2

It's time to get comfortable with the idea of Todd Gurley in an every-down role.

Wild-Card Round Reactions: No Surprises Here

The Seahawks cruised Saturday against the Lions thanks in part to Thomas Rawls' dominant performance, as the wild-card round included few surprises with every favorite winning and covering the spread.

Week 17 Reactions: Old Guys Getting It Done

On a day that saw Antonio Gates tie the record for most touchdowns by a tight end in league history, Frank Gore became the fourth player to reach 1,000 rushing yards at age 33 or older.

Week 16 Reactions: Running Backs are Back

LeGarrette Blount has 17 rushing touchdowns this season after scoring twice against the Jets on Saturday, and he is one of a number of running backs breaking preseason expectations this year.

Week 15 Reactions: Regrets All Day

Adrian Peterson's return from injury left plenty of lineup dilemmas for fantasy owners, with those who decided to start him regretting it almost immediately.

NFL Reactions: The Bell Rings in Buffalo

While quarterback scoring was down throughout the league, Le'Veon Bell reminded everyone why he's so special, rushing for a team-record 236 yards along the way.

Week 13 Reactions: Better Than Advertised

The preseason expectations for David Johnson were very high, but the Cardinals' running back has exceeded them by putting up over 100 yards in every game this year.

Week 12 Reactions: Cooking Donuts

The Saints blasted the Rams 49-21 on Sunday thanks to 310 yards and four touchdowns from quarterback Drew Brees, but all fantasy players could talk about was Brandin Cooks finishing without a single target.

Week 11 Reactions: Record-Breaking Rookies

Rookies Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott have led the Cowboys to nine consecutive wins, with each adding their names to the NFL record book along the way.

Week 10 Reactions: Remember This Titan

Marcus Mariota may not have a top-tier wideout to throw to, but he proved again Sunday that he can be an excellent fantasy quarterback.

Week 9 Reactions: Sophomore Surge

Melvin Gordon racked up over 250 total yards Sunday against the Titans, and there is a very legitimate chance that he finishes as a top-five fantasy running back this season.

Week 8 Reactions: Adding to the Injury List

Spencer Ware was one of several top players to suffer an injury Sunday, and with six teams on bye, the effects of those injuries affected more fantasy managers than usual.

NFL Reactions: Injury Optimism Can Hurt

After becoming the fourth player to rush for at least 200 yards in back-to-back games, Jay Ajayi is making Arian Foster's fantasy owners wonder why they were so optimistic during draft season.

Week 6 Reactions: Beckham is Back

After struggling to break out through the first five games of the season, Odell Beckham exploded for 222 yards and two TDs Sunday against the Ravens, but he also was flagged for hurting someone's feelings.

Week 5 Reactions: Fantasy Points Are Flowing

Despite losing his top two receivers from last season, Philip Rivers has responded by throwing for more than 320 yards in three straight games, including 365 yards and four touchdowns Sunday.

Week 4 Reactions: The Falcons are Flying

Julio Jones racked up 300 receiving yards and Matt Ryan threw for over 500 as the Falcons dropped the Panthers to 1-3. Making matters worse for Carolina, Cam Newton is now in concussion protocol.

Week 3 Reactions: Welcome to Wentzylvania

Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has the Eagles off to a 3-0 start, but fantasy owners ready to jump on the bandwagon will have to wait a little bit.

Week 2 Reactions: Quantity Over Quality

With Keenan Allen out for the season and Danny Woodhead likely to miss time as well, is Melvin Gordon a legitimate top-10 fantasy running back based on volume alone?

Week 1 Reactions: Where are the WR Points?

Brandin Cooks is the only wideout to score multiple touchdowns in Week 1, and RotoWire's Andrew Laird wonders if quarterbacks distributing their TD passes more evenly will make top-tier WRs less important.

Divisional Round Reactions: Top Seeds Advance

With the Broncos struggling to defeat a Steelers team decimated by injuries, the Patriots are early favorites to win the AFC Championship game in Denver.

Wild Card Reactions: What's the Worst Way to Lose?

All four home teams lost this weekend, with the Texans, Bengals and Vikings all seemingly competing for who could lose in the worst possible way.

Week 17 Reactions: Who's the Top Wideout?

Julio Jones clinched the receiving title Sunday, finishing just 34 yards ahead of Antonio Brown, while Odell Beckham set the record for most yards in the first two seasons of an NFL career.

Week 16 Reactions: We Want To Kick

Thanks to a curious decision by the Patriots to kick off in overtime after winning the coin toss Sunday against the Jets, Eric Decker tied teammate Brandon Marshall with a score in 11 different games this season.

Week 15 Reactions: Commissioner Goodell on Line 1

There were a number of big fantasy performances Sunday, but they'll all be overshadowed by Odell Beckham, who is likely to hear from the league office about his antics with Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.

Week 14 Reactions: Joys and Pains of Fantasy Football

Thomas Rawls' fantasy owners were beaming with confidence Sunday until he suffered a season-ending ankle injury, shifting the tides in many fantasy leagues.

Week 13 Reactions: Mr. 1,000

Brandon Marshall is having one of the best seasons for a wide receiver in Jets history, and he is a major reason why they have a legitimate shot at the playoffs.

Week 12 Reactions: Running Broncos By Committee

C.J. Anderson rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Patriots, one week after Ronnie Hillman hit the 100-yard mark. Is the Broncos' backfield the toughest to read in the NFL?

Week 11 Reactions: New Beast in Seattle

Thomas Rawls exploded for 255 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, and he could get significantly more playing time down the stretch if Marshawn Lynch's injury is more serious than expected.

Week 10 Reactions: Big Ben Returns

Andrew Laird looks at the fallout from Week 10 in the NFL where Ben Roethlisberger's huge day likely benefited none of his owners.