Redraft Hero IDP Hero and Villain: Week 12

Wow, did you see the ending to week 12 in Cleveland? Who had a blocked FG returned for a touchdown to end it? If you say you did well you sir are a liar! What a way to end a game and a week of football that had ups and downs all over the field. I mean Thanksgiving alone was a catastrophe the first two games with Eagles getting blown up by the Stafford/Johnson connection and then Dallas had Tony Romo re-fracture his collarbone for the second time this year. Even if you dislike Romo, you got to feel bad for the guy. He comes back and Dallas looks like they could make a run in the sad NFC East and it's all over in the blink of an eye. I guess maybe it's a consolation that Dallas will now likely have a top 10 pick in next years draft.

Anyway, Sunday turned out much better for defensive players like , JJ Watt and Chandler Jones, but while performing well every week is great like those guys have done consistently, some guys just play a step up above sometimes for their teams and make all the difference. Let's dive in and take a look at Week 12's IDP Hero and Villain for Redraft Hero this week....
Villain: This weeks villain is someone who started off the year on a tear, posting 26.7 points in weak two alone. Then he got hurt for a few weeks, but again came back posting three straight 10+ point performances. That is until this week when he and the steel curtain were ripped open and torn apart by the Seahawks and Russel Wilsons arm? Yeah, I was just as surprised seeing Wilson threw 5 TD's as you were. The reason being because the Steelers defense had been solid lately and it was do to guys like this weeks villain Ryan Shazier.

Yes, I know Shazier left the game in the second quarter with a concussion, but up until that point he hadn't done much anyway. He assisted on one tackle and just didn't look like he had a feel for the game. I realize you can't always forsee injuries also, but when I am spending over $7000 on a guy I am hoping he plays the entire game or at least gets a few points before anything happens. That may make me the villain, but just like when a star offensive player goes down for fantasy players this injury hurt many people on the scoreboard this week. I hope Shazier's concussion isn't to bad, but it doesn't save him from being Week 12's IDP Villain.

Hero:  Who knew we would have a hero emerge in the first game of the week on Thanksgiving? Well, we did and this guy looked like a lion that couldn't be tamed by the Eagles O-line. Ezekial Ansah  was an absolute monster posting 3.5 sacks to go along with forcing and recovering a fumble for an impressive 24.2 points this week.

The Eagles looked lost on both sides of the ball this weekend, but they really seemed to almost not have a clue where Ansah was with how easy he made it look getting to Sanchez. It was a nice rebound game for him as the last two he managed 10 points combined. This time he lived up to his pricing and 9.65 fppg that has made him one of the top DE plays all year long. Look for Ansah again this week on Thursday once more as he and the Lions take on the Packers and their shaky offensive line. We could see potential back to back 20 point games for Ezekial and possibly our first repeat hero. Check back next week to find out...

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