This Week In Fantasy History: Week 3

Philly teammates post 40 fantasy pts each in rout of Lions

By Routetree Research    

We look back at a memorable week 3 performance from past NFL seasons.

Coming off on an 0-2 start to the 2007, the Eagles looked to get their season on track against the Lions. Listed as 5 point favorites with an over/under of 44, the Eagles would almost cover the over/under themselves by halftime and did so easily by game's end, winning 56-21. Kevin Curtis and Brian Westbrook each put up an astounding 40.1 fantasy points. Curtis effectively broke the game open for the Eagles, scoring on 3 consecutive drives (spanning the 1st and 2nd quarters) with TD receptions of 68, 12 and 43 yards. He finished with 221 yards receiving on the day to go along with the 3 TDs.

Westbrook opened the scoring for the Eagles with a 25 yard touchdown run and followed that up with a 5 yard scoring run for the Eagles' second TD. He finished with over 100 yards rushing, over 100 yards receiving and 3 TDs himself. Curtis and Westbrook were hardly the only fantasy stars in this game. McNabb threw for 381 yards and 4 TDs. The Mike Martz-coached Lions were led by Jon Kitna's 446 yards passing and Roy Williams' 204 yards receiving.

Westbrook would go on to have an outstanding fantasy season, reaching double figure fantasy points in all weeks but one (week 17). Curtis's 2007 season was a little more uneven as he would reach doubles figures only three times more. However, he did score 18.1, 17.1 and 19.8 points in those weeks.

Check out the boxscore at Pro Football Reference - PHI-DET 2007 Boxscore.