Fantasy Football Thanksgiving Recaps: Studs, Duds, and Sleepers

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Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) runs for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Week 13 of the Fantasy Football season got off to a good start for some owners on Thanksgiving while others got off to an underwhelming start. In case you fell prey to chatty family members, sick children, or a tryptophan-induced coma, here are the studs, duds, and sleepers that emerged from the three Turday Day games:

Detroit Lions 40, Green Bay Packers 10

Studs: Finally breaking through against the Packers, Matthew Stafford threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns although he did throw a pair of picks. Most of the damage against the Packers defense, though, came on the ground. Reggie Bush finished with 117 yards and a touchdown on the ground and added another 65 yards on his five receptions. The leading receiver for Detroit, as usual, was Calvin Johnson who caught six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Duds: The Packers offense struggled all game led by Eddie Lacy who finished with only 16 yards on 10 carries and 23 yards on a pair of receptions. Jordy Nelson also had an underwhelming game with two catches for 14 yards, but the worst was Jarrett Boykin who was held off the scoresheet although he was targeted three times. He was matched by Nate Burleson who was held without a catch for Detroit. Sleepers: The Packers leader in targets and receiving yards for the second week in a row was James Jones who had 79 yards on three catches this week and should be ready to return to top form when Aaron Rodgers gets back under center. For Detroit, Joique Bell was solid in his backup role taking almost as many carries as Bush and running for 94 yards and a touchdown and adding 34 yards on three catches.

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