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]
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.Link to story
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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.Link to story
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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.|
A.J. Green player page
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.|
Spencer Ware player page
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.|
Donte Moncrief player page
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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Falcons | Matt Ryan struggles again Sun Nov 29, 05:26 PM
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan went 22-for-31 for 230 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 12 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
|Footballguys view: Ryan struggled in the red zone again and only got a touchdown when the game was basically decided. He has a good matchup against Tampa next week, but it might be hard to trust him in your lineup.|
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Vikings | Adrian Peterson scores twice Sun Nov 29, 05:25 PM
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in the team's Week 12 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
|Footballguys view: Peterson is defying his age and defying the notion that running backs wear down with more work. For the second straight week, he finished off an opponent with a long touchdown run late. The Seahawks won't roll over as easily next week.|
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Colts | Matt Hasselbeck posts another good game Sun Nov 29, 05:22 PM
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns as the Colts defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 25-12, on Sunday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: Hasselbeck was a technician, working the short and intermediate routes and mixing in more downfield passing as he riffed with T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief better than he has at any point earlier this year. Indianapolis gets the easy Steelers defense next week while the reeling Falcons will get to take advantage of the good matchups against the Bucs.|
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Giants | Odell Beckham outstanding in Week 12 Sun Nov 29, 04:57 PM
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. caught nine passes for 142 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 12 game against the Washington Redskins.
|Footballguys view: Beckham had a highlight reel touchdown catch to cap a day when he was the only thing working for the offense most of the game. He could see Darrelle Revis next week if Revis clears concussion protocol.|
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Giants | Eli Manning has inconsistent game Sun Nov 29, 04:56 PM
New York Giants QB Eli Manning went 26-for-51 for 321 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the team's Week 12 game against the Washington Redskins.
|Footballguys view: Manning and his receivers with the exception of Odell Beckham had trouble stringing anything together into a good drive for the first three quarters. The fourth quarter was good enough to bail out anyone who played him. Next week Manning plays the Jets in a potentially dangerous matchup.|
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Jaguars | Allen Hurns suffers concussion Sun Nov 29, 04:18 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (concussion) was taken off the field on a stretcher after he suffered a concussion during the team's Week 12 game.
|Footballguys view: Hurns' injury list gets longer seemingly every week. He'll have to get through concussion protocol to play at Tennessee next week.|
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Bengals | Tyler Eifert suffers injury Sun Nov 29, 04:08 PM
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (stinger) left the team's Week 12 game because of a stinger.
|Footballguys view: Eifert was able to score before the injury and should be a great play next week at Cleveland if he can go. Eifert was announced a probable to return and should be okay, but we'll monitor the practice reports.|
Tyler Eifert player page
Bengals | Jeremy Hill leaves game Sun Nov 29, 04:07 PM
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (ankle) left the team's Week 12 game early because of an ankle injury.
|Footballguys view: Hill was rolling and on his way to his best day as a runner this year by far. We'll watch this closely as Hill has a dream matchup against the Browns next week.|
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Bills | Alex Carrington, Nigel Bradham injured Sun Nov 29, 03:46 PM
Buffalo Bills DE Alex Carrington (knee) and LB Nigel Bradham (ankle) suffered injuries during the team's Week 12 game.Link to story
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Chiefs | Jeff Allen questionable to return Sun Nov 29, 03:45 PM
Kansas City Chiefs OG Jeff Allen (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the team's Week 12 game and is considered questionable to return.Link to story
Redskins | Quinton Dunbar leaves game Sun Nov 29, 03:28 PM
Washington Redskins CB Quinton Dunbar (finger) suffered a finger injury during the team's Week 12 game and will not return.Link to story
Buccaneers | Bruce Carter injured Sun Nov 29, 03:27 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter (head) left the team's Week 12 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.Link to story
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Bills | Karlos Williams out Sun Nov 29, 03:20 PM
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams (shoulder) is out for the rest of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.Link to story
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Seahawks | Week 12 Seattle inactives Sun Nov 29, 03:12 PM
The Seattle Seahawks have declared RB Marshawn Lynch, WR Paul Richardson, CB Tye Smith inactive for Week 12.Marshawn Lynch player page
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Steelers | Week 12 inactives for Steelers Sun Nov 29, 03:11 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared LB Anthony Chickillo, OT Byron Stingily, CB Doran Grant, RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, DE L.T. Walton, QB Michael Vick, WR Sammie Coates inactive for Week 12.Michael Vick player page
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Dolphins | Mike Pouncey ruled out Sun Nov 29, 03:09 PM
Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (foot) has been ruled out against the New York Jets.Link to story
Dolphins | Rishard Matthews out for the game Sun Nov 29, 03:06 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews (chest, ribs) has been downgraded to out against the New York Jets in Week 12.Link to story
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Cardinals | Patrick Peterson active Sun Nov 29, 03:04 PM
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (ankle) is officially active for the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers.Link to story
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Cardinals | Michael Floyd will play Sun Nov 29, 03:03 PM
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) is officially active for the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers.Link to story
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Dolphins | Mike Pouncey in walking boot Sun Nov 29, 03:01 PM
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (foot) was on the sideline in a walking boot after leaving early in Week 12 against the New York Jets.Link to story
49ers | Week 12 inactives for 49ers Sun Nov 29, 02:53 PM
The San Francisco 49ers have declared LB Ahmad Brooks, OT Brandon Thomas, RB Carlos Hyde, CB Chris Davis, WR DeAndrew White, OL Ian Silberman, LB Ray Ray Armstrong inactive for Week 12.Ahmad Brooks player page
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Bills | Sammy Watkins goes off in first half Sun Nov 29, 02:45 PM
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins tallied six catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Nov. 29.
|Footballguys view: This isn't the first time Watkins has taken over a game this year, but his injuries and duds combined with low volume from the Bills passing game has made him a hard player to gauge week to week.|
Cardinals | Week 12 Inactives Sun Nov 29, 02:44 PM
The Arizona Cardinals have declared DL Cory Redding, OT D.J. Humphries, DE Ed Stinson, DL Frostee Rucker, OG Jonathan Cooper, QB Matt Barkley, LB Shaquille Riddick inactive for Week 12.
|Footballguys view: Michael Floyd is active. Deone Bucannon is also active in good news for the Cardinals defense.|
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Chiefs | Eric Fisher leaves game Sun Nov 29, 02:42 PM
Kansas City Chiefs OT Eric Fisher (neck) is questionable to return in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills.Link to story