FANTASY STARS, stiffs and surprises for Week 12 through Sunday's games. And whaddaya know, Rob Gronkowski got hurt again. Came up big * Drew Brees: It had been nearly two months since the Rams gave up a 300-yard passing day, but Brees carved 'em up for 310 and five total touchdowns.
LOOKING FOR an underrated candidate for fantasy MVP this season? How about the Niners' Jim O'Neil.? O'Neil doesn't pass the ball. Doesn't run it or catch it, either. But, as San Fran's defensive coordinator, he's seen plenty of opponents do so quite often on his guys. It's been ugly.
Ed Barkowitz has played in a variety of fantasy sports leagues, but draws the line at fantasy NASCAR. He is a lifelong South Philadelphian, reared about a mile from the sports complex. He attended St. Joseph's Prep high school, and Villanova and Widener universities. Among his most prized possessions is the scorebook he used during the 1980 World Series when he was 10 years old.