RB Kevin Smith - Detroit Lions
|6-1, 217||Born: 12-17-1986||College: Central Florida||Drafted: Round 3|
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Week 12: at New England Patriots
Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Detroit did without Reggie Bush last week (again), due to his shaky ankle - it's hard to depend on him in fantasy circles as Bush has constantly been nicked up/missed time on the sidelines even when he does suit up. Joique Bell (14/85/0 rushing and five targets for 3/30/0 receiving at Arizona last week) is the superior fantasy option here heading into the final weeks of the NFL season.
New England has stomped Denver and Indianapolis by a margin of 22 points in each of their last two games - they look like the AFC team on the rise as we enter the stretch run into the playoffs. Last week, Indianapolis had a miniscule 17/19/0 rushing vs. New England, while Denver posted 17/43/1 at New England two weeks ago. Right now, the New England defensive front is shutting down opposing backs.
This looks like a bad matchup for Detroit on the road to New Englands' Gillette Stadium.
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