Fantasy Football News & Views
Patriots | Danny Amendola not expected to travel (Sat Nov 28, 11:00 AM) [jump to this story]
Chiefs | Spencer Ware will have a role (Sat Nov 28, 10:51 AM) [jump to this story]
Falcons | Tevin Coleman to start Sunday (Fri Nov 27, 05:25 PM) [jump to this story]
Broncos | Peyton Manning out at least three weeks (Thu Nov 26, 10:55 AM) [jump to this story]
Raiders | Tough sledding for Latavius Murray Sun Nov 29, 08:27 PM
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray carried 22 times for 59 yards and had one catch for 23 yards in a 24-21 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Murray found little room to run against an active Titans defense, but at least his offense is looking good again. Were it not for an ankle tackle, he would have scored on his reception. Keep him in your lineup against the Chiefs next week.|
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Seahawks | Russell Wilson tosses five TDs Sun Nov 29, 08:23 PM
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 345 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also ran four times for 14 yards.Link to story
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Titans | Delanie Walker solid again Sun Nov 29, 08:20 PM
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker had six catches for 91 yards in a 24-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Craig Stevens, another Titans tight end, caught a score in this game as Marcus Mariota continues to heavily favorite his tight ends in the passing game. Walker should be primed for a big game next week against the Jaguars defense that just allowed two scores to Antonio Gates.|
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Raiders | Seth Roberts has career day Sun Nov 29, 08:17 PM
Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts finished with six catches for 113 yards and two scores in a 24-21 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Roberts has turned into a dangerous WR3/WR4 in a good pass offense. His speed and body control are making him a very tough matchup for nickel and dime corners while enhancing his quarterback's fantasy value.|
Steelers | Heath Miller suffers rib injury Sun Nov 29, 08:13 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (rib) left the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a rib injury. He finished with five receptions for 45 yards and he was targeted six times.
|Footballguys view: Miller was predictably targeted heavily early, but he never had a chance to get into the upper fantasy reaches for Week 12 because he left in the first half. Rookie Jesse James would be called on next week against the Colts if Miller can't go.|
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Raiders | Amari Cooper has solid outing Sun Nov 29, 08:12 PM
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper had seven catches on 12 targets for 115 yards in a 24-21 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Cooper was blanketed by Darius Slay last week, but he bounced back in a big way and next week he draws the Kansas City defense that Sammy Watkins ran free through multiple times today.|
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Seahawks | Doug Baldwin hauls in three TDs Sun Nov 29, 08:08 PM
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (ankle) posted six receptions for 145 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is the first Seahawks receivers with three touchdown receptions in a game since former WR Joey Galloway did it in 1997 against the Oakland Raiders.
|Footballguys view: Baldwin got away for a long score to salt the game away and found openings in the red zone earlier in the game to help the Seahawks keep up with Ben Roethlisberger. He's the closest thing this offense has to a #1 receiver, and his value should be up with Jimmy Graham likely out for the season.|
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Raiders | Derek Carr back on track Sun Nov 29, 08:07 PM
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 24 of 37 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-21 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Carr found his game after losing it at Detroit last week. Next week, he'll face a Kansas City defense that might not be as tough as it has been in recent weeks if Justin Houston (knee) out.|
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Dolphins | Lamar Miller shut down Sun Nov 29, 07:59 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller finished with two yards on five carries and three catches for 11 yards in a 38-20 loss to the New York Jets in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Jay Ajayi got more of the work in garbage time as Miller had another bad game this year against the team he excelled against in 2014.|
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Seahawks | Marcus Burley bangs up ankle Sun Nov 29, 07:57 PM
Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Burley (ankle) left the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to an ankle injury.Link to story
Broncos | Emmanuel Sanders active for SNF Sun Nov 29, 07:55 PM
Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger) is active for the Week 12 game against the New England Patriots despite an ankle and finger issue.Link to story
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Broncos | Denver inactives for Week 12 Sun Nov 29, 07:53 PM
Denver Broncos Sam Brenner, Lorenzo Doss, Richard Gordon, QB Peyton Manning (foot), WR Jordan Norwood, QB Christian Ponder and DE DeMarcus Ware (back) were inactive for the Week 12 game against the New England Patriots.Link to story
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Dolphins | DeVante Parker steps up Sun Nov 29, 07:52 PM
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker finished with four catches for 80 yards and his first career touchdown in a 38-20 loss to the New York Jets in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Parker was a garbage time star, but this is something to watch going forward with Rishard Matthews having left this game with a rib/chest injury after a huge hit from Calvin Pryor that had a controversial cheering reaction from the Jets.|
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Patriots | New England inactives for Week 12 Sun Nov 29, 07:52 PM
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee), CB Justin Coleman (hand), LB Jamie Collins (illness), WR Julian Edelman (foot), DL Trey Flowers, S Jordan Richards and TE Michael Williams (knee) were inactive for the Week 12 game against the Denver Broncos.Link to story
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Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger heads to locker room Sun Nov 29, 07:47 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (undisclosed) left the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter due to an undisclosed injury. He took a hit to the head, and the announcers speculated he could be having his head checked. QB Landry Jones took over with two minutes to go and the team down nine.Link to story
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Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill throws for 351 yards Sun Nov 29, 07:47 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill completed 33 of 58 passes for 351 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 38-20 loss to the New York Jets in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: A majority of Tannehill's production game when the game was out of hand. He has a great matchup against Baltimore next week, but he is still a risky play with the Ravens unlikely to make it a high-scoring game.|
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Patriots | Danny Amendola inactive for SNF Sun Nov 29, 07:45 PM
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) is inactive for the Week 12 game against the Denver Broncos.Link to story
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Dolphins | Jarvis Landry busy in Week 12 Sun Nov 29, 07:38 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry finished with 13 catches on 16 targets for 165 yards and a touchdown in a 38-20 loss to New York Jets in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Landry piled up stats in garbage time, but was also the most effective Dolphins receiver before they fell behind by a large margin. He'll be a terrific play against the Ravens next week.|
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Jets | Devin Smith logs first touchdown Sun Nov 29, 07:33 PM
New York Jets WR Devin Smith had two catches for 33 yards and his first career touchdown in a 38-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.Link to story
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Colts | Ahmad Bradshaw has X-rays on wrist Sun Nov 29, 07:27 PM
Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (wrist) left the Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a right wrist injury. He said Sunday, Nov. 29, that preliminary X-rays were negative and he is dealing with swelling.
|Footballguys view: Bradshaw was starting to cut into Frank Gore's value, but that trend could be reversed with this injury. The matchup against Pittsburgh next week is a good one, so we'll be tracking this closely.|
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Colts | Jerrell Freeman scheduled for MRI Sun Nov 29, 07:26 PM
Indianapolis Colts LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) left the Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a hamstring injury, and head coach Chuck Pagano said Freeman will go for an MRI Monday, Nov. 30.Link to story
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Jets | Eric Decker back in the end zone Sun Nov 29, 07:25 PM
New York Jets WR Eric Decker had five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown in a 38-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Decker is consistently getting open in the end zone and converting. He dropped another likely score or he could have had an even bigger game.|
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Jets | Brandon Marshall scores twice Sun Nov 29, 07:20 PM
New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall had nine catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: The extra rest after the Thursday game did Marshall well as he easily defeated the Miami corners. He'll be a strong play against the Giants next week.|
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Steelers | Ryan Shazier will not return Sun Nov 29, 07:19 PM
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (concussion) will not return to the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks after suffering a concussion.Link to story
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Chiefs | Justin Houston has knee sprain Sun Nov 29, 07:19 PM
Kansas City Chiefs LB Justin Houston (knee) suffered a sprained knee in the Week 12 game against the Buffalo Bills. Head coach Andy Reid said Sunday, Nov. 29, that the injury is similar to the sprain Houston suffered in the 2014 Wild-Card Game loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
|Footballguys view: Houston is a key to the Chiefs defense, and could change the fantasy value of the unit going forward. Derek Carr's outlook next week improves if Houston is out.|
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Bengals | Tyler Eifert expects to be OK Sun Nov 29, 07:18 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (neck) suffered a stinger in the Week 12 win against the St. Louis Rams. He said Sunday, Nov. 29, that he is fine.Link to story
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Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick tosses four scores Sun Nov 29, 07:15 PM
New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 22 of 37 passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Fitzpatrick took advantage of excellent plays by his receivers, both young and old (by NFL standards. He's a good streamer next week against the Giants.|
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Bengals | Jeremy Hill reports feeling fine Sun Nov 29, 07:10 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the Week 12 game against the St. Louis Rams, but he said Sunday, Nov. 29, after the game that he was OK.Link to story
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Cardinals | Jerraud Powers injures calf Sun Nov 29, 07:03 PM
Arizona Cardinals CB Jerraud Powers (calf) left the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a right calf injury and he is doubtful to return.Link to story
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Seahawks | Jimmy Graham carted off Sun Nov 29, 06:47 PM
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (leg) suffered a lower right leg injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he was carted off after having his leg stabilized.
|Footballguys view: Graham's injury looked like the season-ending variety. Luke Willson should get an opportunity and might even be rosterable in deep leagues.|
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Steelers | Ryan Shazier sent for testing Sun Nov 29, 06:46 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (concussion) left the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks to be tested for concussion. His return is uncertain.Link to story
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Seahawks | Demarcus Dobbs leaves game Sun Nov 29, 06:44 PM
Seattle Seahawks DT Demarcus Dobbs (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half and he will not return.Link to story
Cardinals | Chris Johnson goes to locker room Sun Nov 29, 06:42 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (knee) went to the locker room during the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a left knee injury. He is questionable to return.
|Footballguys view: David Johnson is the lead back now, and if both Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington's injuries are multi-week problems, then Johnson will have a ton of value in fantasy leagues.|
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Cardinals | Andre Ellington checks out of game Sun Nov 29, 06:42 PM
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) left the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a left foot injury and he is questionable to return.
|Footballguys view: Chris Johnson had just left the game with a knee injury, giving Ellington the opportunity he lost with a knee injury of his own in Week 1. Ellington is taking injury prone to a new level this year, just as Darren McFadden is putting his history behind him.|
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Rams | Tavon Austin leads STL offense Sun Nov 29, 06:39 PM
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin had four carries for 63 yards and caught six passes for 33 yards in a 31-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.Link to story
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Rams | Todd Gurley held firm by CIN defense Sun Nov 29, 06:30 PM
St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley had just 19 yards rushing in a 31-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: At some point the lack of competence in the Rams offense can keep even a runner as good as Gurley down. That point was today. You still have to start Gurley against Arizona next week, but now you know how low his floor is.|
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Bengals | A.J. Green scores two TDs Sun Nov 29, 06:26 PM
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green caught six passes for 61 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 31-7 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: Green got wide open in the end zone early to key his best day in a long time. His owners should have a lot of confidence in him heading into Cleveland next week.|
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Bengals | Tyler Eifert nabs another TD Sun Nov 29, 06:21 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert scored his 12th touchdown of the season Sunday, Nov. 29, in a 31-7 win over the St. Louis Rams.Link to story
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Rams | Nick Foles ineffective in return Sun Nov 29, 06:14 PM
St. Louis Rams QB Nick Foles struggled in his return to the lineup, as he was 30 of 46 for 228 yards along with three interceptions in a 31-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
|Footballguys view: Foles was about as ineffective you'll see a quarterback play while completing almost 2/3 of their passes. When Case Keenum is ready, he should take over, possibly next week against Arizona.|
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Chiefs | Jeremy Maclin posts 160 yards Sun Nov 29, 06:07 PM
Kansas City Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin caught nine passes for 160 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 12 game against the Buffalo Bills.
|Footballguys view: Maclin had his best game of the year as the Bills vaunted corners couldn't contain him.|
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Bengals | Andy Dalton throws three TDs Sun Nov 29, 06:04 PM
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton tossed three touchdown passes and was 20 of 27 for 233 yards Sunday, Nov. 29, in a 31-7 win over the St. Louis Rams.
|Footballguys view: Dalton had another very efficient game against a defense that hadn't seen him lately. He's a strong QB1 play at Cleveland next week.|
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Chiefs | Spencer Ware plays well in Week 12 Sun Nov 29, 05:59 PM
Kansas City Chiefs RB Spencer Ware rushed for 114 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in the team's Week 12 game against the Buffalo Bills.
|Footballguys view: Ware didn't take long to bust a good run and was a hammer when the Chiefs were closing out the win. Charcandrick West could return to face Oakland next week, but Ware won't just go back to the bench with his effective power running.|
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Buccaneers | Doug Martin reaches 1,000-yard mark Sun Nov 29, 05:54 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin ran 14 times for 97 yards and eclipsed the 1,000-yard plateau Sunday, Nov. 29, in a 25-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
|Footballguys view: Martin didn't get a chance to pile up another big game because the Bucs trailed down the stretch, but he has proven his everyweek RB1 status. He'll face a Falcons defense that Adrian Peterson and the Vikings just ran over.|
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Chiefs | Alex Smith accounts for two TDs Sun Nov 29, 05:52 PM
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 19-for-30 for 255 yards and two touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 29. He also rushed for 35 yards on six carries during the game.
|Footballguys view: Smith was able to keep up with Tyrod Taylor in a downfield passing duel. Jeremy Maclin was getting free behind the Bills secondary as often as Sammy Watkins, and he basically matched his numbers minus one score. This is a great sign heading into a matchup against a vulnerable Oakland defense.|
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Colts | Donte Moncrief has 100-yard game Sun Nov 29, 05:49 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief caught eight passes for 114 yards but did not score in a 25-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: Moncrief played a huge role in the offense, as the Colts are starting move away from Andre Johnson as trust and chemistry between Moncrief and Matt Hasselbeck continues to build. Next week against Pittsburgh he's an upside WR3/Flex play.|
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Bills | Sammy Watkins has terrific outing Sun Nov 29, 05:47 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins caught six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
|Footballguys view: The Chiefs couldn't run with Watkins and Tyrod Taylor was dropping dimes when Watkins flashed open. The floor is low and the Texans defense is hot, but it will still be hard to bench Watkins next week.|
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Colts | T.Y. Hilton scores twice Sun Nov 29, 05:42 PM
Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton caught six balls for 95 yards and scored twice in a 25-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
|Footballguys view: Hilton had this biggest game of the year in one that should give his owners hope after they spent a high pick on him. Next week against Pittsburgh should be good for him.|
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Bills | Tyrod Taylor throws three TDs Sun Nov 29, 05:38 PM
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor went 21-for-38 for 291 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also rushed for 46 yards on five carries.
|Footballguys view: Taylor was on point throwing deep to Sammy Watkins in the rain. He gets the resurgent Texans defense this week, although he showed no ill effects from his shoulder injury.|
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Colts | Adam Vinatieri perfect again Sun Nov 29, 05:38 PM
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri kicked four field goals Sunday, Nov. 29, in a 25-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Link to story
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Buccaneers | Jameis Winston struggles against IND Sun Nov 29, 05:31 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston threw for 245 yards and one touchdown in a 25-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Nov. 29. Winston was sacked five times in the loss and threw 16 incomplete passes.
|Footballguys view: Winston's offensive line had problems and he was let down by a big Mike Evans drop. Looks like it was more "play your quarterbacks against Philadelphia" than "Winston is getting to the next level" last week. Next week brings the Falcons.|
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