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Jay Ajayi

Miami Dolphins

Run Anywhere Else

When Jay Ajayi runs to either side of Jermon Bushrod the Dolphins starting right guard (7 or 8 holes) he averaged 2.97 yards per rush. When Jay Ajayi ran on plays designed for any other holes he averaged 6.04 yards per.

Fantasy Goo: Bushrod was clearly the weak link in Miami's line finishing the year with a 43 PFF Player grade. Look for Miami to try to replace him with Kraig Urbik or Jesse Davis once training camps roll in.

07/16/17, 06:11 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

Texans Rookie Gets Caught with Stoned Friend

Big news of D’Onta Foreman’s arrest came on Sunday (7/16) and because everyone is in front of their computers, the news splashed Twitter into a frenzy. The gun he had was legal, his passenger is taking the fall for the weed.

Fantasy Goo: If he’s clean on the piss test, absolutely nothing happens, maybe a 1-2 game suspension at most. He does take a hit in dynasty if he fails the drug test, buy low.

07/16/17, 02:49 PM CDT by Wheeler


Jarvis Landry

Miami Dolphins

Deadline Set for Miami to Re-Sign Landry

Landry will not negotiate his contract after the season begins. I’m not so sure Landry is in Miami’s future plans. They surely won’t franchise him for $18 million next year and they just gave Kenny Stills a nice contract.

Fantasy Goo:I believe Miami has high hopes for DeVante Parker becoming the wide receiver one they drafted him to be. That may be a tall task with Tannehill running the show, but Parker appears to be far more committed to improving this year.

07/15/17, 08:55 AM CDT by Wheeler


Carlos Hyde

San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers Backfield Community

Reports out of SF say that Hyde has to earn the starting job. SF drafted two running backs and signed several free agents in the off-season including Tim Hightower and Kyle Juszczyk. If Hyde stays healthy there’s little doubt he earns the job, but he’s in the last year of his contract so if SF has their expected slow start I expect them to turn to their other options quickly.

Fantasy Goo: There are also reports that Hyde doesn’t fit into the Shanahan system well, he’s a tremendous athlete, but this is the time of year to pay attention to the negative information when we usually see nothing but fluff.

07/15/17, 08:48 AM CDT by Wheeler


Virgil Green

Denver Broncos

Denver Tight End Job Up for Grabs

The team did select tight end Jake Butt in the 2017 NFL draft, but a knee injury suffered in Michigan’s bowl game may keep the talented rookie out of action for this entire season.

Fantasy Goo: Virgil Green is a blocker and AJ Derby is a natural athlete that converted to TE from QB, they believe he can be used in many ways and McCoy’s offense can use a third pass-catcher. Derby isn’t worth drafting, but we may want to keep an eye on him.

07/15/17, 08:42 AM CDT by Wheeler


Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

Denver Receivers Excited for New Offense

“We’ve got this new offense with Mike McCoy. We’re going to be throwing the ball around so my conditioning has to be up and I’ve been working on that.’’
Sanders is working on a healthier lifestyle and getting ready for a high paced offense. Thomas is just happy to get his favorite play back in the rotation (WR screen).

Fantasy Goo: Thomas’ ADP is rising to the second round, while Sanders’ is hanging around in the late fifth. If you miss on Thomas keep an eye on Sanders slipping to you. While we’re not sure who the QB will be, these two should be just fine where they are being drafted.

07/15/17, 08:37 AM CDT by Wheeler


Doug Martin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

McNichols Working on Pass Catching Skills

Jeremy McNichols has been working with the Bucs wide receivers. He's going basically undrafted, McNichols may be worth a late round flyer if you’re in a FFPC (28 round) draft, but we have to see what happens in camp before we can judge this one.

Fantasy Goo: Doug Martin’s ADP has risen to the point where he’s getting way too expensive. If he’s hanging around in the ninth or tenth he might be worth a shot, but there are probably better options to choose from before that point.

07/15/17, 08:30 AM CDT by Wheeler


Frank Gore

Indianapolis Colts

Opportunities in Colts Backfield

“As long as I’m healthy and my guys up front get me the opportunities, I’m going to be successful,’’ Gore said.
Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski remains squarely in Gore’s corner, but there figures to be more of a backs-by-committee approach this season. “You can go a lot of different directions in that you can feature more things or different things with different people,’’ he said. “Some of that will be personnel-driven.’’

Fantasy Goo: With no improvements to the O-line, Robert Turbin showing life in camp, and Marlon Mack being drafted, I don’t see how Gore improves on last year’s total. He keeps on ticking like the energizer bunny, but I think that cliff is close. I’ve been high on him every year until now.

07/15/17, 08:25 AM CDT by Wheeler


Eric Ebron

Detroit Lions

Ebron to see more red-zone targets?

Ebron’s ADP has risen 2-3 rounds, depending on your scoring, in the past two months. Everyone seems to think that Ebron will see more red-zone looks this year with Boldin’s 22 RZ targets leaving town. He has a very safe floor so there’s no real downside to drafting him in the eighth round or later.

Fantasy Goo: I’m going to keep an eye on Boldin as well, he hasn’t signed with another team yet, and he’s not finished playing. Detroit is still on the list of places he could end up.

07/15/17, 08:06 AM CDT by Wheeler


Gerald Everett

Los Angeles Rams

Higbee opens door for Everett

“Receiver Mike Thomas on Friday was suspended for the Rams’ first four games of the regular season because of a doping violation, and tight end Tyler Higbee entered into a plea agreement in connection with an incident that left a man hospitalized.”

Fantasy Goo: This could leave the door open for rookie Gerald Everett to get some major playing time right from the start. There will be plenty of hands in the pot for targets and we certainly aren’t looking for an explosive offense from the Rams, but this is something to keep an eye on as camps begin.

07/15/17, 07:52 AM CDT by Wheeler


George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers

Sleeper Alert: Kittle

Jon Lynch and the people in San Francisco have been raving about the performance of George Kittle in pre-season practices.

Fantasy Goo: As of now Kittle would still be behind Vance McDonald in the pecking order, but keep Kittle in the back of your mind as a potential sleeper at TE in 2017. But remember - he still is a rookie TE.

07/11/17, 01:27 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Christian McCaffrey

Carolina Panthers

Rookie Slow Your Role

"McCaffrey, while not nearly as big and strong as Stewart, could be effective as a ball-carrier in a power scheme – something he showed throughout his career at Stanford. It’ll be interesting to see how the carries are divvied out week to week."

Fantasy Goo: I expect McCaffery to have numbers comparable to the above-average pass-catching backs, maybe a ceiling of 2013 & 2015 Danny Woodhead (or 2011 Jonathan Stewart), he’s being drafted way too early for redraft with a MFL10 ADP of 35 overall/ RB15.

07/07/17, 11:27 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Jonathan Stewart

Carolina Panthers

Stewart Not Done Yet

"Everyone from head coach Ron Rivera to running backs coach Jim Skipper has insisted that Stewart’s role will not change. And Stewart himself has made it clear he’s not at all concerned. The punishing 240-pound runner will continue to see the bulk of the carries."

Fantasy Goo: Fantasy Goo: With a MFL10 ADP in the 12th round Stewart is a steal right now, although the news is getting out and his ADP has started to rise since this article was released.

07/07/17, 11:23 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Derek Carr

Oakland Raiders

Get Money, Get Paid

The Raiders have locked up their QB for the future by giving him the richest contract in NFL history. Carr signed the extension for 5 years $125 million.

Fantasy Goo: We all expected Carr to be in Oakland for the foreseeable future, however there has been a history of players having down years right after inking big deals. Be on the look out for any news that implies Carr is getting complacent with his money. Otherwise, Carr is still a low end QB1 with some weekly upside.

06/22/17, 11:44 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Marquess Wilson

Chicago Bears

Jets Add Another Former Bear WR

After letting Brandon Marshall walk to the other locker room in NJ and releasing Decker, the Jets are starting to fill the void at WR with Marquess Wilson.

Fantasy Goo: Wilson isn't draft worthy as of now, but he has shown flashes in the pan with some big games. Keep him on your radar through the season as he could provide some strong weeks as bye week fill ins.

06/20/17, 01:19 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Christine Michael

Seattle Seahawks

The Asleepening: Michael to IR

Christine Michael will not be available for the Colts in 2017. He was placed on the IR.

Fantasy Goo: Robert Turbin has been getting hyped, as has their rookie Marlon Mack. With Michael out of the picture we will have a more clear idea on who will end up being the 34 year old running back's handcuff.

06/19/17, 01:46 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Eric Decker

New York Jets

Decker To Pursue Country Music Career

Nashville by far was the most exciting landing spot for the Decker's. Eric gets to play with the up and coming QB sensation, Marcus Mariota. And his wife, Jessie James gets to pursue her country music career.

Fantasy Goo: The Titans have turner their WR core from one of the worst in 2016 to potentially the best. Decker will likely play the slot and make his biggest contribution in the Red Zone, with a QB who is yet to throw a Red Zone pick in his career. Get your popcorn ready Nashville.

06/19/17, 01:39 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Eric Decker

New York Jets

Jets Release Decker

After trying to find a trade partner for Decker, the Jets have pulled the plug. Making Decker the most attractive free agent after the recent Maclin signing.

Fantasy Goo: The Jets passing attack could still be fantasy relevant as all signs point towards a season of tanking. Similar to the last few years in Jacksonville, expect the Jets to be passing heavily to Enunwa, Stewart and Anderson in negative game scripts.

06/13/17, 01:49 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


Jeremy Maclin

Kansas City Chiefs

Maclin, Crab Cakes and Football

Crab cakes and football! Thanks what Jeremy Maclin is about for the next two years as he signs with the Ravens to add some depth at WR. Maclin will likely work out of the slot with Wallace an Perriman working the outsides.

Fantasy Goo: There will be plenty of balls to go around as the Ravens have led the NFL in pass attempts for the past two years, and the departures of Pitta and Smith leave another 223 vacated targets. Maclin will certainly benefit from the pass happy offense coming from a conservative KC offense that threw the ball 130 less times last season.

06/13/17, 01:40 PM CDT by The Hartbeat


John Brown

Arizona Cardinals

Uh Oh - Brown Tweaks Hammy

John Brown tweaked his hamstring in Cardinals mandatory camp. Soft tissue injuries tend to linger.

Fantasy Goo: Refer to Alshon Jeffrey for how bad soft tissue injuries can linger. If John Brown is limited by this expect another disappointing season from the speedy WR who also suffers from sickle cell conditions.

06/08/17, 11:24 AM CDT by The Hartbeat


Weekly Matchups - Week 13 - Sunday Early Games

Weekly Matchups - Week 13 - Sunday Early Games

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/02/10

by   The Archer


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New Orleans @ Cincinnati


New Orleans Saints (8-3)    Saints Schedule 


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Cincinnati Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 15th - TDs Allowed 15th

Cincinnati Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 23rd – TDs Allowed T-24th


New Orleans Offensive Cast


Drew Brees (QB Week 13 Ranking #3) 2010 Season: 313/456 – for 3,321 Yards & 23 TDs


Believe it or not, Brees is now actually tied for the league lead in passing TDs with 23 and is just 48 yards behind Kyle Orton for the NFLs best in that category as well.  The guy has been outstanding since his sluggish start, and even though last week was the first time since Week 4 that he threw for less than two TDs, he still made up for it with 352 passing yards on the day.


Reggie Bush (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 8 Carries for 19 Yards & 0 TDs || 10 Recs for 75 Yards & 1 TD


Pierre Thomas might be back for this one, which doesn’t coincide very well with Bush trying to break back onto the scene.  His return to the field last week wasn’t so hot, so leave him benched until he proves his mojo is workin’ again.


Chris Ivory (RB Week 13 Ranking #20) 2010 Season: 108 Carries for 519 Yards & 3 TDs || 1 Rec for 17 Yards & 0 TDs


He ain’t the prettiest of backs, but he gets the job done.  Two TDs last week was a huge bonus for anyone who took a chance on him, and even though Pierre might be back to steal a few carries, Ivory should still garner the heavy load and be able to put up some decent numbers against a declining Cinci rush D.


Pierre Thomas (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 46 Carries for 147 Yards & 1 TD || 17 Recs for 133 Yards & 0 TDs


So Pierre looks like he might finally get back on the field this week.  Don’t get too excited though, as he’ll likely be limited to just a few carries to see how he reacts.  Sit him until he shows us something.


Marques Colston (WR Week 13 Ranking #6) 2010 Season: 68 Recs for 810 Yards & 4 TDs


Once Colston found his groove back in Week 7, he hasn’t looked back.  Over the last five games, the Big Queese has four TD catches while averaging 7.6 catches and 94 yards.  Basically just roll with him.


Lance Moore (WR Week 13 Ranking #36) 2010 Season: 43 Recs for 530 Yards & 6 TDs


Outside of Brees and Colston, Lance Moore is the most likely candidate for production out of the bunch.  Is that to say he’ll win you your fantasy week?  Hell no!  But if you’re looking for a fill-in or play in a deep-league, Moore is your guy.


Robert Meachem (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 28 Recs for 409 Yards & 4 TDs


Like I keep saying, his inconsistency is absolutely maddening.  If you like your hair and really don’t want to punch any more walls, don’t bother with this guy.


Devery Henderson (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 27 Recs for 376 Yards & 1 TD


Even more frustrating than Meach is Devery Henderson.  As he proved last Thursday with his once-in-a-blue-moon 97-yard effort, he’s a total crapshoot every week, period.  Don’t bother.


Jeremy Shockey (TE Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 31 Recs for 314 Yards & 3 TDs


Jeez Louise, another crapshoot… and that’s just to get on the field!  If he plays, he might do well, but again, don’t bother.


Jimmy Graham (TE Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 16 Recs for 193 Yards & 1 TD


Just forget it when it comes to the Saints tight ends.  It’ll probably be David Thomas who goes off this week.



Cincinnati Bengals (2-9)    Bengals Schedule 


Opponent Defensive Ranks

New Orleans Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 3rd - TDs Allowed 1st

New Orleans Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 15th – TDs Allowed T-20th


Cincinnati Offensive Cast


Carson Palmer (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 257/432 – for 2,760 yards & 19 TDs


A New Orleans prolific pass defense plus Carson Palmer’s declining skills equals a headache and heartache for fantasy owners across the world.


Cedric Benson (RB Week 13 Ranking #15) 2010 Season: 218 Carries for 788 Yards & 4 TDs || 20 Recs for 126 Yards & 1 TD


The only way the Bengals are going to take this game is if they get Benson rolling from the first snap of the ball, and that’s exactly what they’ll try to do.  I expect upwards of 25 carries for The Drunken One in this game, which could amount to around 100 yards with a possible TD thrown in for fantasy owners’ delight.


Terrell Owens (WR Week 13 Ranking #23) 2010 Season: 65 Recs for 914 Yards & 8 TDs


As bad as Carson Palmer is, Owens is still good enough to make up for his ineptitude.  If both he and Ochoschizo were seven years younger, Palmer might still be an All-Pro.  However, they’re not, so even though it’s possible for TO to work a little magic, don’t go depending on it.


Chad Ochocinco (WR Week 13 Ranking #31) 2010 Season: 54 Recs for 628 Yards & 4 TDs


Schizocinco has been drawing coverage from the second-best corner on opposing teams for a while now, yet he hasn’t been able to put up his old-school numbers with the mismatch.  Against one of the best pass Ds in the league, I can’t foresee the breakout coming this week either.


Jordan Shipley (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 40 Recs for 518 Yards & 2 TDs


Like last week, Shipley might end up being the beneficiary of tight coverage on TO and Schizocinco in this one.  The Bengals aren’t good enough for you to depend on him, but if you’re in a bind, you could do worse.


Jermaine Gresham (TE Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 44 Recs for 366 yards & 3 TDs


Gresham could turn out to be the cherry on top of the melted sundae in this one.  The Saints are one of the best in defending the pass this year, but one area they’ve had a bit of trouble with is the tight end.  I’m not expecting the world, but with all the injuries at that position, Gresham might not be too bad of a call.




Chicago @ Detroit


Chicago Bears (8-3)    Bears Schedule 


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Detroit Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 18th - TDs Allowed T-23rd

Detroit Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 24th – TDs Allowed 30th


Chicago Offensive Cast


Jay Cutler (QB Week 13 Ranking #7) 2010 Season: 180/292 – for 2,311 Yards & 16 TDs


Cutler keeps finding a way to stay in the good graces of the fantasy overlords.  Every time you write him off, he ends up throwing four TDs out of nowhere while showing enough discipline to handle whatever defenses throw at him.  Normally I would say this is the “let-down” game for the cocky kid, but against the Lions, it just can’t happen.  In fact, in three games as a Bear, Cutler has averaged 263 yards and 3.3 TDs against these Lions while Chicago has put up almost 35 points a game.  Sounds good to me!


Matt Forte (RB Week 13 Ranking #14) 2010 Season: 164 Carries for 684 Yards & 4 TDs || 34 Recs for 353 Yards & 3 TDs


Looks like Mike Martz found a way to make Forte productive within his “supposed” high-octane passing offensive scheme.  In fact, what people don’t quite know yet is that the Bears actually finished second in the league in run-to-pass ratio during the month of November at 52.9 percent.  Looks like Forte is here to stay folks.


Johnny Knox (WR Week 13 Ranking: #18) 2010 Season: 40 Recs for 740 Yards & 2 TDs


The Detroit pass D can and WILL be beat this Sunday.  Johnny Knox is still the main guy for Cutler and remains the most likely candidate to break off a long one at any time.


Devin Hester (WR Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 31 Recs for 370 Yards & 2 TDs


He’s still one of the most electric players in the league, but his special teams usage takes away from his offensive capabilities, so don’t bother playing him unless your league adds points for return yardage.


Earl Bennett (WR Week 13 Ranking: #41) 2010 Season: 32 Recs for 353 Yards & 3 TDs


Bennett has always had the closest bond with Cutler seeing that they played in college together, and last week the connection showed in spades.  Against a weak Detroit secondary, the trend could continue.


Greg Olsen (TE Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 29 Recs for 331 Yards & 5 TDs


The Lions are pretty darn good at defending tight ends (tied for fourth in fantasy points allowed), so don’t think too hard about using Olsen this week.



Detroit Lions (2-9)    Lions Schedule 


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Chicago Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 17th - TDs Allowed 2nd

Chicago Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 2nd – TDs Allowed T-20th


Detroit Offensive Cast


Shaun Hill (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 215/351 – for 2,206 Yards & 13 TDs


Hill has a broken finger on his throwing hand and might be out for the season.  Big-time bummer, especially for Megatron owners.


Drew Stanton (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 20/36 – for 233 Yards & 1 TD


Shaun Hill may be down for the count, so the Lions will have to turn to third-stringer Drew Stanton for the time-being.  Actually, he’s not all that bad, so go ahead and pick him up if you’re in a major bind.


Jahvid Best (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 127 Carries for 382 Yards & 4 TDs || 49 Recs for 375 Yards & 1 TD


Best is just too banged up to be considered a viable fantasy threat at this point.  Sit him down until he's healthy enough to make a difference... which could be for the rest of the year.


Maurice Morris (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 30 Carries for 96 Yards & 2 TDs || 16 Recs for 114 Yards & 0 TDs


With Best hobbled, Morris will again receive the most touches this week.  However, that in no way means you should actually play him against a stout Chicago rush D.


Calvin Johnson (WR Week 13 Ranking #10) 2010 Season: 59 Recs for 806 Yards & 11 TDs


For as talented as Megatron is, nothing seems to ever go his way.  If it’s not his own injuries, surely his favorite QBs will go down.  Stanton will look for him every chance he gets, which still gives Calvin some value, but he won’t be the player you were hoping for down the stretch at this point.  


Nate Burleson (WR Week 13 Ranking #44) 2010 Season: 40 Recs for 468 Yards & 4 TDs


Burleson might actually take a bigger hit with the Shaun Hill injury than Megatron does.  Backup QBs, and especially third-string QBs, tend to depend on their tight ends and most talented receiver more than anyone else in order to avoid looking like they don’t belong in the league making an NFL salary.  Burleson may have enough talent to squeak by with some decent numbers, but don’t expect too much.


Brandon Pettigrew (TE Week 13 Ranking #14) 2010 Season: 55 Recs for 554 Yards & 3 TDs


I’m interested to see how the Shaun Hill injury affects Pettigrew’s growing tight end status.  It could really go either way as Stanton could either end up depending on him even more for dump-offs or neglect him in search for Megatron and possible status-enhancement.  Take a chance if you have to, but if you don’t, wait and see what happens for a week.


Tony Scheffler (TE Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 32 Recs for 283 Yards & 1 TD


You really can't depend on a second-string TE at this point, especially when he's not one hundred percent.




San Francisco @ Green Bay 


San Francisco 49ers (4-7)    49ers Schedule 


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Green Bay Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 10th - TDs Allowed 3rd

Green Bay Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 18th – TDs Allowed T-5th


San Francisco Offensive Cast


Troy Smith (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 56/101 – for 829 Yards & 3 TDs


It ain’t pretty, but he’s getting the job done… at least for the 49ers.  With regards to the fantasy world, don’t even think about it.


Alex Smith (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 143/242 – for 1,554 Yards & 9 TDs


Alex can’t seem to buy a break.  Oh well, at least the ‘Niners are winning.


Frank Gore (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 203 Carries for 853 Yards & 3 TDs || 46 Recs for 452 Yards & 2 TDs


Name the year Gore was healthy enough to play all 16 games.  Give up?  I’ll give you a hint:  It’s not this year.  Drop him immediately and pick up Brian Westbrook if he’s still on the waiver wire. 


Brian Westbrook (RB Week 13 Ranking #25) 2010 Season: 28 Carries for 145 Yards & 1 TD || 5 Recs for 38 Yards & 0 TDs


Westy never thought he was done.  His mother never thought he was done.  That’s just about the end of the list… until now.  The job he did filling in for the injured Gore last week was nothing short of astounding, and though he shouldn’t come close to that sort of output this week against a much better Packers defense, he seems to have the ‘surprise’ factor working in his favor.


Anthony Dixon (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 24 Carries for 72 Yards & 2 TDs || 1 Rec for -5 Yards & 0 TDs


Anthony Dixon is a monstrous beast that will, by the end of his career, leave more than a few opposing defenders clutching their pillows with night-sweats just thinking about him.  However, in the next handful of games, he’ll probably only grab a couple of TDs away from Westbrook and some decent yardage here and there, but keep him on your radar just in case.


Michael Crabtree (WR Week 13 Ranking #46) 2010 Season: 38 Recs for 509 Yards & 5 TDs


Crabby continues to show a nice rapport with Troy Smith as he hurled in yet another TD pass from him last week from 38-yards out.  However, Week 13 will NOT be a lucky one for the youngster.  Charles Woodson will be shadowing him all day long on Sunday, and seeing that he held Roddy White to 49 yards on five catches just last weekend, I can’t see Crabby out-performing those numbers by any stretch of the imagination.


Josh Morgan (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 29 Recs for 412 Yards & 1 TD


Josh has a ton of talent, or at least that’s what I’ve been told.


Vernon Davis (TE Week 13 Ranking #8) 2010 Season: 40 Recs for 548 Yards & 4 TDs


Vernon is not the same Vernon we saw last year.  However, he’s still one of the most talented tight ends in the league, and if the Packers have any sort of weak spot on D, it's their coverage of opposing tight ends.



Green Bay Packers (7-4)    Packers Schedule 


Opponent Defensive Ranks

San Francisco Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 16th - TDs Allowed T-11th

San Francisco Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 8th – TDs Allowed T-8th


Green Bay Offensive Cast


Aaron Rodgers (QB Week 13 Ranking #1) 2010 Season: 240/369 – for 2,945 Yards & 20 TDs


If he’s not passing it in, he’s running it in.  He’s one of the best QBs in the game, both in real life and in the fantasy world and he rarely ever lets you down.  In fact, he’s only had one game with less than 12 fantasy points this season (against the Jets) and none less than 17.2 at home.  The Pack will have to throw it against the ‘Niners, which can only mean good things for Aaron ‘it out’ Rodgers owners this weekend.


Brandon Jackson (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 132 Carries for 514 Yards & 3 TDs || 32 Recs for 241 Yards & 1 TD


Brandon won’t have a very good time on Sunday trying to sneak through this San Francisco front-seven.  Avoid playing him if you can.


Greg Jennings (WR Week 13 Ranking #3) 2010 Season: 51 Recs for 822 Yards & 9 TDs


Jennings has been a top-three receiver over the past six weeks putting up an average of 6.2 catches, 106.5 yards and six TDs.  If there’s one way the 49ers can definitely be beat, it’s through the air, so watch out for another Jennings explosion this weekend.


Donald Driver (WR Week 13 Ranking #48) 2010 Season: 34 Recs for 364 Yards & 3 TDs


Driver may not be at his best right now, but his veteran savvy and hard-nosed determination can more than make up for it.  Rodgers should be passing the ball all over the place in this one, so there should be plenty of opportunities for Driver to contribute.


James Jones (WR Week 13 Ranking #26) 2010 Season: 35 Recs for 502 Yards & 3 TDs


With Driver still not all the way back, Jones should have no trouble producing at the pace he’s been going at.  Look for around 70 yards or so with a possible touchdown thrown in.


Andrew Quarless (TE Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 11 Recs for 139 Yards & 1 TD


Quarless has nice pass-catching skills, but not enough to depend on.




Jacksonville @ Tennessee


Jacksonville Jaguars (6-5)    Jaguars Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Tennessee Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 26th - TDs Allowed T-8th

Tennessee Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 17th – TDs Allowed T-1st


Jacksonville Offensive Cast


David Garrard (QB Week 13 Ranking #14) 2010 Season: 165/249 – for 1,856 Yards & 17 TDs


Garrard is another nice surprise this year in the world of fantasy football, and though he might not win you your week, he’s been doing well enough to keep you afloat if your normal starters went down to injury.  He’s thrown for two or more TDs in five of the last seven games, so if you’re up for playing the odds, this won’t be too bad of a week to do so against a middling Tennessee pass D.


Maurice Jones-Drew (RB Week 13 Ranking #8) 2010 Season: 230 Carries for 991 Yards & 4 TDs || 28 Recs for 272 Yards & 2 TDs


MJD has rattled off four straight 100-yard games now with a TD in two of them, so go ahead and ride him while he’s hot.  Another 100-yard effort is easily within his reach, but the Titans have been super-stingy in allowing rushing TDs, so don’t expect all-world fantasy numbers this week.


Mike Sims-Walker (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 36 Recs for 466 Yards & 4 TDs


Sims-Walker has been ruled out for this contest due to a set-back he incurred during practice this week.


Mike Thomas (WR Week 13 Ranking #40) 2010 Season: 52 Recs for 618 Yards & 3 TDs


Thomas is still getting a ton of targets and catches in this offense, and I don’t expect it to slow down in this game.  Six catches for 60-plus yards sounds about right.


Marcedes Lewis (TE Week 13 Ranking #6) 2010 Season: 38 Recs for 481 Yards & 8 TDs


Not only is Marcedes Lewis huge (6’6”, 275 pounds), but he’s also relatively fluid as a receiver.  The Titans are in the bottom quarter of the NFL in allowing fantasy points to tight ends, so Lewis looks to be a good play this week.



Tennessee Titans (5-6)    Titans Schedule 


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Jacksonville Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 28th - TDs Allowed T-28th

Jacksonville Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 20th – TDs Allowed T-28th


Tennessee Offensive Cast


Kerry Collins (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 62/107 – for 638 Yards & 5 TDs


It’s looking like Collins will be healthy enough to suit up this week, and boy are the Titans loving that.  He’s not even close to a fantasy play, but he sure does make everyone else on the team a lot more enticing.


Chris Johnson (RB Week 13 Ranking #3) 2010 Season: 223 Carries for 973 Yards & 9 TDs || 27 Recs for 105 Yards & 0 TDs


Not many people can stop Chris Johnson, but when you combine Rusty Smith and Jeff Fisher, you pretty much have an unbeatable combination.  Last week was an absolute nightmare for CJ28 owners, but believe me, with Kerry Collins coming back against this Jacksonville defense, Johnson should be able to get you back all those points you lost last week and more.


Randy Moss (WR Week 13 Ranking #42) 2010 Season: 26 Recs for 362 Yards & 5 TDs


I never thought the Mossman could fall so far so quickly, but it seems I was wrong.  Screw the theory that he’s only being used as a decoy.  The fact is, he doesn’t have the explosiveness anymore to beat defenders like he used to and it’s becoming as apparent as can be in the stat-column.  I hate to say it, but if you have any better options on your team, even against this Jacksonville defense, use it.


Nate Washington (WR Week 13 Ranking #35) 2010 Season: 30 Recs for 504 Yards & 5 TDs


One of the biggest reasons why people are calling Moss a “decoy” is because Washington’s numbers have gone up since he arrived.  Sure, he definitely benefits from the attention paid to old Randy, but you can’t take away from the fact that he IS getting open.  The Titans have learned that they can’t solely depend on Chris Johnson, so go ahead and take a chance on Nate if you’re looking for a dark horse this week.


Justin Gage (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 17 Recs for 234 Yards & 0 TDs


His chances of showing up each week are akin to your chances at a roulette table, if you catch my drift.


Bo Scaife (TE Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 31 Recs for 291 Yards & 2 TDs


The Jags are pretty poor at defending tight ends (allow the seventh most fantasy points to TEs in the NFL), so if you’re looking for something that might produce this week, Bo might do a little something for you.




Denver @ Kansas City


Denver Broncos (3-8)    Broncos Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Kansas City Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 24th - TDs Allowed T-18th

Kansas City Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 7th – TDs Allowed T-8th


Denver Offensive Cast


Kyle Orton (QB Week 13 Ranking #4) 2010 Season: 265/429 – for 3,370 Yards & 20 TDs


It doesn’t really matter if the Donkeys are winning or losing, Orton will put up some pretty awesome fantasy numbers for you no matter the final score.  However, the best part about Orton’s game at this point is that awful Denver defense.  The more points they allow (last in the league at 29.4/game), the more points Orton has to get.  The Chiefs happen to be the fourth-highest scoring offense in the league… WOOHOO!!!


Knowshon Moreno (RB Week 13 Ranking #11) 2010 Season: 123 Carries for 472 Yards & 4 TDs || 28 Recs for 301 Yards & 3 TDs


Moreno is a touchdown machine.  He now has seven total TDs in eight games this year and five in his last five games.  In the game against the Chiefs three weeks ago, Moreno rattled off the only 100-yard game of his career while putting up 156 total yards and a TD.  Sounds like a winner play to me.


Brandon Lloyd (WR Week 13 Ranking #1) 2010 Season: 58 Recs for 1,122 Yards & 9 TDs


The surprising Broncos receiver had 90 yards and two TDs in his last game against these guys, and even if the Chiefs young stud cornerback, Brandon Flowers, is healthy enough to play, his hamstring won’t be able to keep up with Lloyd.


Eddie Royal (WR Week 13 Ranking #47) 2010 Season: 51 Recs for 552 Yards & 3 TDs


Royal had his best game since Week 4 last weekend grabbing six balls for 74 yards and a touchdown.  The consistency isn’t quite there to be able to trust him, but if you’re in a fix, go ahead and take a chance.


Jabar Gaffney (WR Week 13 Ranking #38) 2010 Season: 54 Recs for 665 Yards & 2 TDs


Gaffney is an up-and-down receiver with no rhyme or reason to his game, but he did catch a TD in the last game against these guys, and you can bet that Orton will be tossing up a good 40-plus balls again this Sunday.


Daniel Graham (TE Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 15 Recs for 104 Yards & 0 TDs


Graham has a catch in two weeks straight.  I'm thoroughly impressed.



Kansas City Chiefs (7-4)    Chiefs Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Denver Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 20th - TDs Allowed T-30th

Denver Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 30th – TDs Allowed 32nd


Kansas City Offensive Cast


Matt Cassel (QB Week 13 Ranking #11) 2010 Season: 195/323 – for 2,307 Yards & 22 TDs


Fact is, Cassel is actually becoming somewhat of a dependable fantasy QB, though I’m not entirely sure if it’s because he’s gotten better as a player or because Dwayne Bowe has become a monster.  Whatever the case, he now has TD passes in seven straight games with multiple scores in six of them.  He also has only four INTs on the year if that matters in your league.


Jamaal Charles (RB Week 13 Ranking #1) 2010 Season: 161 Carries for 1,021 Yards & 3 TDs || 32 Recs for 359 Yards & 1 TD


Charles said after last week’s game that he feels as good as he’s felt all year and that it feels like the season is just starting.  If this is true, then look out fantasy world, ‘cause ‘The Ostrich’ is about to go a little nutty.


Thomas Jones (RB Week 13 Ranking #22) 2010 Season: 176 Carries for 712 Yards & 5 TDs || 8 Recs for 54 Yards & 0 TDs


Jones has done well enough throughout the season to be played in most weeks, but his time is running short.  You might be able to start him one last time this week against an awful Denver D.


Dwayne Bowe (WR Week 13 Ranking #2) 2010 Season: 58 Recs for 885 Yards & 14 TDs


Bowe simply cannot be stopped, so don’t you dare go thinking that Champ Bailey will somehow figure it all out after getting burned for 13 catches, 186 yards and two TDs the last time they hooked up.


Dexter McCluster (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 15 Recs for 147 Yards & 1 TD


McCluster may be back out on the field, but he hasn’t been worth using since, well, college.


Tony Moeaki (TE Week 13 Ranking #12) 2010 Season: 32 Recs for 384 Yards & 3 TDs


Moeaki caught just one pass in his return last week, but that one catch happened to go for a TD.  Expect more out of him in this one as the Donkey’s allow the third-most fantasy points to tight ends this year.




Cleveland @ Miami


Cleveland Browns (4-7)    Browns Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Miami Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 4th - TDs Allowed T-8th

Miami Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 14th – TDs Allowed T-8th


Cleveland Offensive Cast


Jake Delhomme (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 57/95 – for 569 Yards & 1 TD


If you’re starting Jake the “Turnover King” Snake on your fantasy team, you’re in more trouble than I know how to talk you out of.


Peyton Hillis (RB Week 13 Ranking #4) 2010 Season: 199 Carries for 905 Yards & 11 TDs || 46 Recs for 414 Yards & 2 TDs


The Big Twinkie went ballistic last week putting up 194 total yards (131 rushing) on the Panthers with three TDs.  He might never see those numbers again in his career, but he’s become one of the steadiest plays in fantasy and can’t be left on your bench no matter who the Browns play.  At the very least, you have to expect a TD out of him seeing that he’s scored in every single week except one (Week 6 at Pittsburgh).


Josh Cribbs (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 17 Recs for 235 Yards & 1 TD


Cleveland receivers are not worth using with Delhomme running the show.


Mohamed Massaquoi (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 23 Recs for 284 Yards & 2 TDs


See above


Chansi Stuckey (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 32 Recs for 296 Yards & 0 TDs


See above


Ben Watson (TE Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 40 Recs for 474 Yards & 2 TDs


Watson would be the only offensive character on the Browns I would say is worth taking a peek at besides Hillis, except for the fact that the Dolphins allow the fourth-least amount of fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year.



Miami Dolphins (6-5)    Dolphins Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Cleveland Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 19th - TDs Allowed T-21st

Cleveland Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 21st – TDs Allowed T-1st


Miami Offensive Cast


Chad Henne (QB Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 212/335 – for 2,447 Yards & 11 TDs


Henne returned with a bang last week tossing for 307 yards and two TDs to beat Oakland on the road.  He’s normally a much better player at home, so if you’re in need of a spot start, Henne isn’t a terrible call.


Ronnie Brown (RB Week 13 Ranking: #32) 2010 Season: 140 Carries for 539 Yards & 3 TDs || 21 Recs for 139 Yards & 0 TDs


By no means did I think Ronnie would have some sort of break-out year, but I wasn’t expecting it to be this bad.  He did, however, put up his highest rushing total last week with 85 yards against the Raiders.


Ricky Williams (RB Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 112 Carries for 496 Yards & 2 TDs || 10 Recs for 67 Yards & 1 TD


Ricky had himself a nice statistical day due to his 45-yard TD scamper at the end of the game last week.  This does NOT mean you should all of the sudden consider using him on your fantasy team.


Brandon Marshall (WR Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 58 Recs for 693 Yards & 1 TD


Marshall came back to practice on Wednesday, though it’s unknown how involved he was.  Either way, it’s progress, so continue to check the news coming out of Dolphins camp at or to see whether or not he’ll suit up this week.


Davone Bess (WR Week 13 Ranking: #32) 2010 Season: 55 Recs for 600 Yards & 3 TDs


With Marshall out last week, Davone put up the second most yards he’s had in his young career with 111 on six catches.  It’s unlikely to continue, but Henne seems to like him, so stranger things have happened.


Brian Hartline (WR Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 43 Recs for 615 Yards & 1 TD


Hartline has put up 70 or more yards in each of the last four games.  If Marshall returns, the likelihood of that streak continuing goes down, but he’s still not a terrible play in deeper leagues.


Anthony Fasano (TE Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 28 Recs for 393 Yards & 3 TDs


Fasano isn’t involved enough in the offense to be worth taking a chance on.




Buffalo @ Minnesota


Buffalo Bills (2-9)    Bills Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Minnesota Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 14th - TDs Allowed T-18th

Minnesota Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 5th – TDs Allowed T-8th


Buffalo Offensive Cast


Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB Week 13 Ranking: #12) 2010 Season: 192/330 – for 2,226 Yards & 19 TDs


Fitz continues to put together some nice fantasy games, and if Stevie J had caught that overtime bomb in the endzone against the Steelers, last week’s line would have looked even better.  Playing in a dome against a middling Vikings defense should give Ryan an opportunity to continue the trend this Sunday.


Fred Jackson (RB Week 13 Ranking: #17) 2010 Season: 141 Carries for 621 Yards & 5 TDs || 26 Recs for 182 yards & 2 TDs


Jackson proved to be a pretty decent player last year, but this season, he’s starting to turn some heads.  I’m not expecting the world out of him against this stout Vikings front-seven, but around 100 total yards with the chance of a TD gets him right within starter-status for me this week.


C.J. Spiller (RB Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 41 Carries for 164 Yards & 0 TDs || 18 Recs for 81 Yards & 1 TD


Even if Spiller does return this weekend, with the way FJax is playing, you shouldn’t even think about using him outside of return-yardage leagues.


Steve Johnson (WR Week 13 Ranking: #8) 2010 Season: 59 Recs for 796 Yards & 9 TDs


Stevie J probably embarrassed himself more than he’s ever done so in his life last week against Pittsburgh.  The great ones tend to use stuff like this as motivation, and I believe Johnson will step up to the plate against a beatable Vikings secondary because of it.


Lee Evans (WR Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 34 Recs for 506 Yards & 4 TDs


Evans has taken a deep backseat to Stevie this year and has always been too inconsistent to use regardless.


Jonathan Stupar (TE Week 13 Ranking: #NR) 2010 Season: 7 Recs for 59 Yards & 0 TDs


I’m convinced this man does not exist.  If anyone has proof, please send me a picture.


Minnesota Vikings (4-7)    Vikings Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Buffalo Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 11th - TDs Allowed T-23rd

Buffalo Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 32nd – TDs Allowed T-24th


Minnesota Offensive Cast


Brett Favre (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 212/350 – for 2,446 Yards & 10 TDs


It’s getting harder and harder to predict which Sunday’s Old Man Favre will go off on, and against probably the worst rush defense in the league, you’d have to think the Vikings will simply run the ball all day long.


Adrian Peterson (RB Week 13 Ranking #2) 2010 Season: 217 Carries for 1,016 Yards & 8 TDs || 32 Recs for 331 Yards & 1 TD


If Purple Jesus is healthy enough to go this weekend, don’t be surprised to see him whip off his best fantasy day of the year.  He went nuts earlier in the season against a bad Detroit rush D (160 yards, two TDs) and was all set to do so (before injuring his ankle) against an equally poor defense in Washington last week.  Buffalo’s D is worse than both of them.


Toby Gerhart (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 46 Carries for 162 Yards & 1 TD || 15 Recs for 144 Yards & 0 TDs


Make sure you keep an eye on the news coming out of the Vikings camp this week at or because if AP28 can’t make a go of it this Sunday, Gerhart is in line for the game of his life.


Sidney Rice (WR Week 13 Ranking #29) 2010 Season: 4 Recs for 76 Yards & 0 TDs


Rice and Favre are taking a bit of time to sync up, but I could definitely see it happening against this Buffalo team.  The Bills may not let up a ton of yardage in the passing game (because teams just run on them all day long), but they still surrender a boatload of receiving TDs.  Sidney could easily grab one of them this game.


Percy Harvin (WR Week 13 Ranking #22) 2010 Season: 51 Recs for 627 Yards & 4 TDs


The Vikings will have to pass the ball a little bit in this game to keep the Bills honest, so I can see quite a few play-action slants to Harvin being the course they take in order to accomplish that.  Watch Harvin break a long one because of it.


Bernard Berrian (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 18 Recs for 176 Yards & 0 TDs


Not only is Berrian gimpy, but he also kinda sucks.


Visanthe Shiancoe (TE Week 13 Ranking #10) 2010 Season: 33 Recs for 420 Yards & 2 TDs


With Childress gone, Shiancoe put up the second most yards he’s had in the last nine games against the Redskins (three catches, 54 yards) and it looks like Favre is trying to get him going again as Shank garnered the most targets of any Vikings receiver last week (six).




Washington @ New York Giants


Washington Redskins (5-6)    Redskins Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

New York Giants Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 1st - TDs Allowed T-8th

New York Giants Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game T-9th – TDs Allowed T-13th


Washington Offensive Cast


Donovan McNabb (QB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 227/393 – for 2,853 Yards & 11 TDs


McNabb has thrown a touchdown pass in each of his last 10 games.  The problem is, in nine of those games he threw for just that one.  Now THAT’S McNasty.


Ryan Torain (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 91 Carries for 391 Yards & 3 TDs || 8 Recs for 55 Yards & 1 TD


Torain has a slim chance to make it back this week, but even if he does, you can’t use him against this dominant Giants defense.


Keiland Williams (RB Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 52 Carries for 200 Yards & 3 TDs || 28 Recs for 183 Yards & 2 TDs


Keiland looked pretty bad last week against the Vikings, but that might have had just as much to do with Shanahan’s play-calling as it does with Williams’ average talent-level.  Look elsewhere this week.


Santana Moss (WR Week 13 Ranking #33) 2010 Season: 62 Recs for 778 Yards & 3 TDs


The Redskins are going to have to pass the ball if they want a shot at winning this one, so Santana could sneak in a decent fantasy game here.


Anthony Armstrong (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 25 Recs for 545 Yards & 1 TD


Armstrong has had a few decent weeks this season, but hasn’t been consistent enough to depend on him as a starter.


Chris Cooley (TE Week 13 Ranking #16) 2010 Season: 54 Recs for 603 Yards & 2 TDs


Cooley continues to see a ton of targets from McNabb (he led the team with eight last week), though his production is still a little on the light side.  Again, McNabb will have to pass the ball to win this game, so Cooley should have another chance to prove himself this week.



New York Giants (7-4)    Giants Schedule


Opponent Defensive Ranks

Washington Pass Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 29th - TDs Allowed T-18th

Washington Rush Defense – 2010: Yards Allowed/Game 26th – TDs Allowed T-13th


New York Giants Offensive Cast


Eli Manning (QB Week 13 Ranking #9) 2010 Season: 245/376 – for 2,821 Yards & 23 TDs


Even after losing his WR1, WR2, WR4 and WR5, Eli found a way to put up his seventh straight multi-TD game last week.  The Redskins pass D is really really bad, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see his streak continue.  Don’t expect a ton of yards though as the Giants may run the ball all day long.


Ahmad Bradshaw (RB Week 13 Ranking #13) 2010 Season: 194 Carries for 916 Yards & 5 TDs || 32 Recs for 231 Yards & 0 TDs


Bradshaw was demoted to second-string last week, but he still managed to secure 13 touches to Jacobs’ 14 on the day.  Not just that, but he also saw the ball around the goal-line over Jacobs, so he could be climbing back into the good graces of Coach Coughlin.  Watch him break a couple of long runs this week en route to a nice fantasy day for your team.


Brandon Jacobs (RB Week 13 Ranking #18) 2010 Season: 92 Carries for 474 Yards & 5 TDs || 7 Recs for 59 Yards & 0 TDs


Jacobs got his chance to start last week and actually performed pretty well (14 carries, 87 yards).  However, not getting the goal-line touches raises a huge red flag for me, but he should still be able to rattle off some good stats this week against a crappy Washington defense.


Hakeem Nicks (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 62 Recs for 800 Yards & 9 TDs


Nicks will be out for at least the next couple of games, and possibly longer than that.  Stash him on your bench and hope for a return during your fantasy playoffs.


Steve Smith II (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 47 Recs for 517 Yards & 3 TDs


Smitty should be out for another one, but he was able to do a little bit at practice on Wednesday, so check the news at or to see what his story is later in the week.


Mario Manningham (WR Week 13 Ranking #15) 2010 Season: 41 Recs for 561 Yards & 5 TDs


Manningham will be in the driver’s seat for some nice fantasy points again this weekend with both Nicks and Smith out.  If he doesn’t come close to around 100 yards plus a touchdown, I’ll be shocked.


Derek Hagan (WR Week 13 Ranking #NR) 2010 Season: 5 Recs for 31 Yards & 1 TD


Hagan looked pretty bad as the WR2 last weekend, but he’ll get another shot at it regardless.


Kevin Boss (TE Week 13 Ranking #5) 2010 Season: 24 Recs for 392 Yards & 3 TDs


Boss should be the one Manning will depend on to pick up the slack again this weekend, so after his 74-yard, one-TD output last game, don’t be scared to start him once more.