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Dan Herron, RB, IND 11/26/2014 6:21:00 PM Description: Colts tailback Dan Herron will continue to start, according to ESPN Colts' reporter Mike Wells. Insight: Both him and Trent Richardson will be involved, but we like Herron's upside. Consider him a borderline RB2 with potential.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU 11/26/2014 6:20:00 PM Description: Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) has a good chance to play, according to coach Bill O'Brien. Insight: He will be an RB1 if he does suit up, but if not, Alfred Blue will be given another chance to shine against the Titans.
Geno Smith, QB, NYJ 11/26/2014 6:18:00 PM Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith will start Monday night against Miami. Insight: Coach Rex Ryan wanted to start Michael Vick, but he was overruled. Smith is no more than a QB2.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS 11/26/2014 6:16:00 PM Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has been benched for Week 13. Insight: Colt McCoy will get the start on Sunday against Indianapolis, and will likely be the starter the rest of the season.
Michael Vick, QB, NYJ 11/25/2014 5:12:00 PM Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan has not decided who will start at quarterback for Week 13. Insight: Vick was absymal on Monday, but Ryan seems to be leaning towards sticking with him. We think Vick will get the nod, but cannot guarantee anything.
Michael Bush, RB, ARI 11/25/2014 4:40:00 PM Description: Running back Michael Bush, most recently with Chicago, has signed with Arizona. Insight: Bush has never been a full-time workhorse back, but has always been a solid red zone option. Starter Andre Ellington has struggled of late.
Brandon McManus, K, DEN Cold 11/25/2014 4:38:00 PM Description: Denver kicker Brandon McManus is now a former Denver kicker. Insight: The Broncos have signed Connor Barth to replace him. McManus was 9-of-13, but missed three of his last six attempts.
Frank Gore, RB, SFX 11/25/2014 2:03:00 PM Description: 49ers running back Frank Gore is on the injured list with a knee issue added to a hip injury. Insight: Gore is on a short work week with a Thursday night game against Seattle, but should be ready. Just in case, be prepared to use Carlos Hyde is Gore is inactive.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE 11/25/2014 2:00:00 PM Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) is on pace to play in Week 13. Insight: Cameron has suffered multiple concussions, so this isn't a guarantee, but he plracticed last Friday and should get in a full week of practice this week.
Tom Savage, QB, HOU 11/25/2014 1:58:00 PM Description: Texas rookie quarterback Tom Savage is not expected to replace Ryan Mallett. Insight: Savage doesn't figure to start unless Ryan Fitzpatrick is injured or the team is eliminated from the postseason.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, HOU 11/25/2014 1:57:00 PM Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, benched in favor of Ryan Mallett, should re-assume the starting role after Mallett's season-ending injury. Insight: Fitzpatrick wasn't playing terribly, but was not impressive either. Rookie Tom Savage would only get a look if an injury or the Texans are eliminated from playoff contention.
Marques Colston, WR, NOS 11/25/2014 9:32:00 AM Description: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston led the team with 56 receiving yards versus the Bengals. Insight: Colston posted his best yardage total since Week 7 and scored for the first time since Week 3. That's solid work, though fantasy owners probably haven't been starting him because he has been unproductive over the past month.
Kenny Stills, WR, NOS 11/25/2014 9:30:00 AM Description: Saints receiver Kenny Stills caught 8-of-9 targets for 98 yards against Baltimore. Insight: Stills has taken over for injured Brandin Cooks in the Saints offense and his fantasy value should be similar down the stretch.
Drew Brees, QB, NOS Hot 11/25/2014 9:25:00 AM Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees couldn't get his team a win, but his fantasy owners loved his totals - 35-of-45 for 420 yards. three touchdowns and one interception. Insight: The interception was a Will Hill "pick-six." It was his best fantasy totals since Week 8 against Green Bay and earned his first 300-yard passing bonus in a month.
Mark Ingram, RB, NOS Cold 11/25/2014 9:20:00 AM Description: Saints running back Mark Ingram had a horrible game against the Ravens, rushing for 27 yards on 11 carries. Insight: Ingram totaled just 42 yards, his second worst total of the season and didn't find the end zone. After three huge games, Ingram has posted two mediocre totals.
Torrey Smith, WR, BAL 11/25/2014 9:16:00 AM Description: Ravens wideout Torrey Smith recorded a season-high 98 receiving yards against New Orleans, but couldn't find the end zone. Insight: Smith led the team with six targets and five receptions, but didn't reach double-digit fantasy points. He had scored in four of the previous five games.
Steve Smith Sr, WR, BAL 11/25/2014 9:13:00 AM Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. was big early, with a touchdown and 69 yards at the half, but didn't do much after the break Insight: Smith looked like he was going to go revert to his early season production, but Torrey Smith was more active after halftime. Steve Smith had four 100-yard games in the first six contests, but hasn't posted triple-digits since Week 6.
Joe Flacco, QB, BAL 11/25/2014 9:09:00 AM Description: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw just one touchdown in the Week 12 victory over the New Orleans. Insight: Flacco went 18-of-24 for 243 yards, but the heavy lifting was done by running back Justin Forestt.
Justin Forsett, RB, BAL Hot 11/25/2014 9:06:00 AM Description: Ravens running back Justin Forsett dominated the Monday night game against New Orleans, rushing for 182 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Insight: The Saints had not answers for Forsett, who saw 22 of 30 rushes by running backs. There is no shared situation here, the job is Forsett's and he's an RB1.
Scott Chandler, TE, BUF 11/24/2014 10:09:00 PM Description: Bills tight end Scott Chandler caught a touchdown during Monday's win against the Jets. Insight: It was his second score of the season, and he had three catches for 28 yards. Chandler is a TE2 at best.
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF 11/24/2014 10:08:00 PM Description: Bills wideout Sammy Watkins did not do much on Monday. Insight: He saw only five targets and caught three of them, for 35 yards. Look for Watkins to rebound in Week 13.
Robert Woods, WR, BUF 11/24/2014 10:07:00 PM Description: Bills receiver Robert Woods had a big night on Monday. Insight: He had nine receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown. Woods is a little too inconsistent is still a borderline WR3.
Fred Jackson, RB, BUF 11/24/2014 10:06:00 PM Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson scored a touchdown on Monday night. Insight: He rushed 10 times for 32 yards, and had three catches for 13 yards. Jackson will continue to split time, and should be considered an RB3.
Anthony Dixon, RB, BUF 11/24/2014 10:05:00 PM Description: Bills running back Anthony Dixon led the team in rushing during Week 12. Insight: He had 12 carries for 54 yards and a score, along with one catch for eight yards. Dixon should continue to see snaps, but is more of an RB3.
Kyle Orton, QB, BUF 11/24/2014 10:04:00 PM Description: It was Bills quarterback Kyle Orton played very well during Monday's win against the Jets. Insight: He threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Orton spreaded the ball around nicely, as eight different players had a reception.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ 11/24/2014 10:03:00 PM Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker had four catches for 63 yards on Monday. Insight: Decker is a victim of poor quarterback play, is really a WR3, at best.
Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ 11/24/2014 10:01:00 PM Description: Jets running back Chris Johnson led the team the team in rushing on Monday. Insight: He had seven carries for 40 yards and three catches for 22 yards. Chris Ivory chipped in seven carries for 31 yards and thee catches for seven yards. Neither running back is a great option.
Geno Smith, QB, NYJ 11/24/2014 9:59:00 PM Description: Jets quarterback Geno Smith came in during the second half and through for 89 yards. Insight: He was 10-of-12, and should remain the starter for the rest of the season.
Jace Amaro, TE, NYJ 11/24/2014 9:51:00 PM Description: Jets tight end Jace Amaro left Monday's game with a head injury. Insight: He will not have to go through the league's concussion protocol.
Michael Vick, QB, NYJ 11/24/2014 9:34:00 PM Description: Jets quarterback Michael Vick was benched during the third quarter of Monday's game. Insight: He was pulled after throwing an interception in the third quarter, and threw for only 76 yards before that. Geno Smith took over, and should remain the starter moving forward.
Muhammad Wilkerson, DL, NYJ 11/24/2014 8:59:00 PM Description: Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson left Monday's game with a toe injury. Insight: The injury happened in the first half, and he is questionable to return.
Fred Jackson, RB, BUF 11/24/2014 5:47:00 PM Description: Bills running back Fred Jackson (groin) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Jets. Insight: He will probably see the majority of the touches, but Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon will also be mixed in.
Eric Berry, DB, KAN 11/24/2014 5:11:00 PM Description: Chiefs SS Eric Berry has been placed on the reserve/non-football illness list. Insight: This effectively ends his season, and according to ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher, the team thinks that he has lymphoma. If this is true, our hearts go out to Berry and his family. He is only 26-years-old.
Reggie Bush, RB, DET 11/24/2014 4:52:00 PM Description: Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) was limited on Monday. Insight: The "limited" tag is a bit misleading, as the Lions did not actually practice. It was simply an assumption of what Bush would have done if Detroit did take the practice field. However, it is definitely worth noting with the Lions facing the Bears on a short week, on Thanksgiving.
Dexter McCluster, WR, TEN 11/24/2014 4:41:00 PM Description: Titans RB/WR Dexter McCluster is battling a concussion. Insight: He will now have to go through the league's protocol to get cleared. If McCluster does not play in Week 13, Bishop Sankey will see more work on passing-downs.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE 11/24/2014 4:39:00 PM Description: Apparently Browns running back Isaiah Crowell's hard work has been paying off. Insight: Coach Mike Pettine signaled out Crowell's work ethic, which in turn has turned into nice production on the field. He is averaging 5.7 yards per carry, over his past two games, and while Terrance West will continue to be in the fold, we like Crowell's upside slightly more.
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND 11/24/2014 4:36:00 PM Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) is still day-to-day, according to coach Chuch Pagano. Insight: Pagano added that he was unsure if Allen would be able to practice this week, so for now, it seems very iffy that Allen will be able to suit up in Week 13. Owners need to monitor his progress throughout the week.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS Cold 11/24/2014 4:04:00 PM Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III was not pretty Sunday against San Francisco, but coach Jay Gruden has declared he'll be the starter in Week 13. Insight: RGIII got off just 19 passes, completing 11, for an ugly 106 yards and was sacked five times and lost a fumble. That's not fantasy worthy and he hasn't been in the four full games he's played this season.
Brandon McManus, K, DEN Cold 11/24/2014 3:59:00 PM Description: If you own Denver kicker Brandon McManus you should probably be scanning the waiver wire. Insight: The Broncos are checking out new kickers. Jay Feely is scheduled for a Tuesday visit. It may be nothing or it may be they will have a new place-kicker by the weekend.
Jarvis Jones, LB, PIT 11/24/2014 3:05:00 PM Description: Pittsburgh linebacker Jarvis Jones (wrist surgery) is back at practice Monday. Insight: Jones probably won't be ready this weekend, but more likely will return for Week 14.
Tashaun Gipson, DB, CLE 11/24/2014 3:02:00 PM Description: Browns safety Tashaun Gipson's right knee injury is thought to be a torn MCL, according to an Ian Rapoprt report. Insight: That would be a season-ending injury and a huge blow to the Browns defense which has carried the team to their 7-4 record.
Phil Loadholt, OT, MIN 11/24/2014 2:59:00 PM Description: Vikings tackle Phil Loadholt suffered a a torn pectoral, and is done for the season. Insight: Loadholt has been a reliable offensive lineman, but this won't change much in the Minnesota game plan.
Zach Ertz, TE, PHI 11/24/2014 2:58:00 PM Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz appeared to injure an oblique after catching a ball in the first quarter on Sunday, but was back on the practice field Monday. Insight: Ertz and the Eagles play a huge game at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. He hasn't lived up to expectations this season as he's been limited to certain packages and not an every down tight end.
Jorvorskie Lane, FB, TAM 11/24/2014 2:55:00 PM Description: Tampa Bay fullback Jorvorskie Lane's right leg injury is a broken leg which will end his season. Insight: Lane doesn't play much and didn't have any fantasy value.
Ryan Mallett, QB, HOU 11/24/2014 1:23:00 PM Description: According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, who is usually right on top of things, Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett suffered a pectoral injury that will end his season. Insight: Mallett was in his second start for Houston after taking over for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick or possibly fourth-round selection Tom Savage will have to take over the controls in Week 13.
Doug Baldwin, WR, SEA 11/24/2014 12:18:00 PM Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught just two balls for six yards against the Cardinals. Insight: Russell Wilson spread the ball around and didn't challenge the Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie duo, instead targeting his tight ends for most of the afternoon.
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA 11/24/2014 12:14:00 PM Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had just 211 passing yards, but added 73 rushing yards against the Cardinals. Insight: It's a typical Wilson-type game that relies on his running to make him a QB1.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA 11/24/2014 12:14:00 PM Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch couldn't put together a third straight 100-yard game and disappointed fantasy owners. Insight: Lynch rushed 15 times for just 39 yards and caught three balls for 43 yards. It's not a fluke that the Cardinals are a top-five team against the run (84.4 ypg).
Drew Stanton, QB, ARI Cold 11/24/2014 12:11:00 PM Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton was ugly against the defending Super Bowl champions, throwing for just 149 yards and getting picked off once. Insight: Stanton's Cardinals couldn't get a ground attack going and he was forced into throwing in bad situations. It didn't help that Larry Fitzgerald was inactive.
Andre Ellington, RB, ARI Cold 11/24/2014 12:09:00 PM Description: It's officially time to be concerned about Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot). Insight: Ellington rushed 10 times for 24 yards and caught five balls for 39 yards. We don't like the way things are trending of late.
Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN 11/24/2014 12:06:00 PM Description: Despite getting the start for the injured Julius Thomas, Denver tight end Jacob Tamme couldn't produce. Insight: Julius Thomas' ankle wasn't healed enough, but Tamme only saw one target all day long.
Wes Welker, WR, DEN 11/24/2014 12:05:00 PM Description: Broncos receiver Wes Welker was actually sighted catching a touchdown pass. Insight: That's as rare as spotting a Yeti. It was just his second score of the season. The problem is that Emmanuel Sanders has taken over the Welker role ,so the real Welker, has become a non-factor for fantasy owners.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN Hot 11/24/2014 12:04:00 PM Description: Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) was a question mark during the week, but there was no questioning his performance on Sunday. Insight: Sanders is a WR1 as he racked up his seven 100-yard receiving game of the season (9-125-0).
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN Hot 11/24/2014 12:01:00 PM Description: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas caught 10 of 13 passes for 87 yards and three touchdowns. Insight: Thomas is simply the best receiver in the league. Even when he doesn't crack the 100-yard mark he still posts huge numbers.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN 11/24/2014 11:59:00 AM Description: Just another day at the office for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Insight: Manning threw for just 257 yards, but did toss four touchdown passes. The Broncos tried to show more balance this weekend, but we doubt that will continue as their best advantage over opposing teams is their passing game.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN 11/24/2014 11:56:00 AM Description: Broncos running back C.J. Anderson gained 167 yards on the ground and added 28 receiving against the tough Dolphins defense.
Insight: Anderson has cracked 100 total yards in three straight games. It's always fun to run when defenses have to concentrate on stopping a Hall of Fame quarterback and great receivers. It's why Peyton Manning almost always has a 1,000 yard back behind him.
Mike Wallace, WR, MIA 11/24/2014 11:55:00 AM Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace caught four of five targets for 35 yards and a touchdown. Insight: Ryan Tannehill threw a lot of short passes and that left Wallace with little production. At least his seven touchdowns this season have helped make up for his lack of yards (592).
Jarvis Landry, WR, MIA Hot 11/24/2014 11:52:00 AM Description: Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry has become Ryan Tannehill's new favorite receiver. Insight: Landry was targeted a team-high 11 times, catching seven for 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He's not a bug yardage guy, but he does have four scores in the last four games.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA 11/24/2014 11:51:00 AM Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill didn't throw for a lot of yards, but fantasy owners can't complain with his output against Denver. Insight: Tannehill went 26-of-36 for 228 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran one in accounting for a fourth score.
Lamar Miller, RB, MIA 11/24/2014 11:44:00 AM Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (shoulder, knee) played but was limited to 13 touches. Insight: The Denver defense held him in check and he totaled 67 yards and no touchdowns.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SFX Cold 11/24/2014 11:42:00 AM Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught five of seven targets for 58 yards against the Redskins. Insight: Crabtree's production just isn't up to preseason expectations and likely won't improve now that he taken a backseat to Anquan Boldin. he has just one double-digit fantasy point output in the last five games.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SFX 11/24/2014 11:39:00 AM Description: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick couldn't get his, or the team's, running game going, but threw for 256 yards and a touchdown. Insight: Kaepernick and Anquan Boldin (9-137-1) are becomes a solid combination.
Anquan Boldin, WR, SFX Hot 11/24/2014 11:37:00 AM Description: 49ers wideout Anquan Boldin broke out with nine receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown. Insight: In case you haven't been paying attention, Boldin, not Michael Crabtree or vernon davis is Colin Kaepernick's favorite target. He's now scored in three of the past four games.
Carlos Hyde, RB, SFX 11/24/2014 11:35:00 AM Description: San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde scored for the second time in three games. Insight: Hyde still doesn't get enough carries to be a consistent contributor. Sunday against Washington he saw seven carries for 16 yards and a touchdown. He's only averaging 3.6 ypc this season.
Frank Gore, RB, SFX 11/24/2014 11:33:00 AM Description: 49ers running back Frank Gore saw 13 rushes for 36 yards and wasn't involved in the passing game. Insight: The Redskins defense did a good job on the 49ers run game, holding San Francisco to 29 carries and 66 yards.
Niles Paul, TE, WAS 11/24/2014 11:31:00 AM Description: Washington tight end Niles Paul caught just one pass for 11 yards. Insight: Even with starter Jordan Reed out, Paul couldn't produce fantasy-worthy numbers.
Roy Helu Jr., RB, WAS 11/24/2014 11:28:00 AM Description: Redskins running back Roy Helu saw just two touches against the 49ers. Insight: As Alfred Morris has improved over the past month, Helu's numbers have headed south. He's been given zero carries the past two games and has a total of eight receptions for 66 yards and a score.
DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS 11/24/2014 11:26:00 AM Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson caught two passes for 39 yards. Insight: Jackson, like Pierre Garcon, couldn't do much with a struggling quarterback and a tough 49ers defense.
Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS Cold 11/24/2014 11:23:00 AM Description: Washington receiver Pierre Garcon caught three balls for just 34 yards angainst the 49ers. Insight: When your quarterback throws for just 106 yards, it's going to be tough for any receiver to produce. Garcon has produced just two double-digit games all season. Thanks DeSean.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS 11/24/2014 11:20:00 AM Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III was not pretty Sunday against San Francisco. Insight: RGIII got off just 19 passes, completing 11, for an ugly 106 yards and was sacked five times and lost a fumble. That's not fantasy worthy and he hasn't been in the four full games he's played this season.
Rueben Randle, WR, NYG Cold 11/24/2014 11:08:00 AM Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle took a backseat to Odell Beckham Jr. Insight: After he posted seven catches for 112 yards against the 49ers, he returned to mediocrity catching three balls for 36 yards versus Dallas. As the No. 2 receiver with an inconsistent quarterback, this is to be expected.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, NYG Hot 11/24/2014 11:06:00 AM Description: Now we know why Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. practices those one-handed catches. Insight: Beckham made an outstanding one-handed catch for a touchdown as part of a huge night in which he led the Giants with 10 receptions for 146 yards and a pair of scores. He's special.
Eli Manning, QB, NYG 11/24/2014 11:04:00 AM Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning cut down his interception total from five to one, but it was still a costly one. Insight: Manning had a solid game otherwise, going 29-of-40 for 338 yards and three scores, but the INT allowed the Cowboys a second life and ultimately the game.
Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG 11/24/2014 11:03:00 AM Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings couldn't get much going in the run game (19 carries for just 52 yards, but was a big part of the passing game. Insight: Jenning caught eight of 10 targets for 68 yards. We also liked that the team twice gave him the ball at the goal line, but he couldn't punch it in.
Cole Beasley, WR, DAL 11/24/2014 11:00:00 AM Description: Cowboys wideout Cole Beasley made to big catches in Dallas' come from behind win over the Giants in Week 12. Insight: Beasley caught just two balls but one was a 45-yard catch and run that got the team back into the game in the third quarter. It was his first multi-catch game since Week 5, so he's not fantasy worthy despite the nice effort Sunday night.
Terrance Williams, WR, DAL 11/24/2014 10:57:00 AM Description: Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was a non-factor against the Giants Sunday night. Insight: Williams was targeted just twice, catching one of them for 18 yards and hasn't been part of the offense in a month. Cole Beasley was much more active with two big catches for 66 yards and a score.
Jason Witten, TE, DAL 11/24/2014 10:54:00 AM Description: Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught 4-of-6 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown. Insight: After failing to score in the first five games, Witten has scored once in four of the last six contests. He's not getting the yards we are used to, but at least he's finding the end zone.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL Hot 11/24/2014 10:21:00 AM Description: Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant rebounded from a dull first half with a pair of second-half touchdown receptions, including the game-winner with one minutes remaining. Insight: Bryant has two touchdown catches in each of the last two games and 10 touchdowns this season along with 879 yards.
Tony Romo, QB, DAL 11/24/2014 10:18:00 AM Description: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo appeared completely healthy and threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns. Insight: The bye weekend came at the best time for Romo, who comtinues to dominate in November. Now if he can just do the same in December with the fantasy playoffs on the line.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL 11/24/2014 10:15:00 AM Description: Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray notched another 121 yards on the ground in the rematch against the Giants. Insight: The only complaint fantasy owners could possibly have is that he hasn't scored since Week 7, but it was his 10th 100-yard game in 11 tries this season.
Jimmy Graham, TE, NOS 11/24/2014 9:28:00 AM Description: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was Drew Brees' favorite red zone target, catching two touchdown passes among his six receptions. Insight: Graham has six touchdown receptions in the last five games. He's still not getting the yardage we expect, but his scoring his keeping fantasy owners happy.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI 11/23/2014 7:40:00 PM Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin recorded six catches for 59 yards in Sunday's victory. Insight: Maclin has produced as much under Mark Sanchez, but is still a WR1 in this high-octane offense.
Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI 11/23/2014 7:39:00 PM Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had a team-high 77 yards in Week 12. Insight: Matthews had six grabs and continues to be a favorite of Mark Sanchez. He is a borderline WR2.
Darren Sproles, RB, PHI 11/23/2014 7:37:00 PM Description: Eagles running back Darren Sproles scored a touchdown in Sunday's win over Tennessee. Insight: Sproles had six carries for 25 yards and three catches for 14 yards. He is dependent on scoring a touchdown for a valauble fantasy day.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI 11/23/2014 7:36:00 PM Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown in Week 12. Insight: That's more like it. McCoy rushed 21 times for a 6.2 yards per carry average. He will maintain his RB1 value for Week 13 against Dallas.
Mark Sanchez, QB, PHI 11/23/2014 7:35:00 PM Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez threw for 307 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans. Insight: He had one touchdown and two interceptions, but seems to fit in well in Chip Kelly's offense. Sanchez is a borderline QB1 as long as he remains the starter.
Justin Hunter, WR, TEN 11/23/2014 7:33:00 PM Description: Titans receiver Justin Hunter scored a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. Insight: He had four receptions for 64 yards on 10 targets. Kendall Wright was unimpressive on the other side, going for one catch and 28 yards, while Nate Washington had four receptions for 63 yards. There is too much inconsistency among Titans' wideouts.
Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN 11/23/2014 7:31:00 PM Description: Titans running back Bishop Sankey was ineffective during Sunday's loss to the Eagles. Insight: He had 10 carries for 37 yards and two catches for 14 yards. Sankey is no more than an RB3.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN 11/23/2014 7:31:00 PM Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker had a big game on Sunday. Insight: He had five catches for 155 yards, on nine targets. Walker is a TE1 now that he is back to being healthy.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN 11/23/2014 7:29:00 PM Description: Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger had strong fantasy-day on Sunday. Insight: He threw for 349 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Mettenberger should continue to hold QB2 value.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI 11/23/2014 7:27:00 PM Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery caught a touchdown during Sunday's win against the Buccaneers. Insight: He had only 3 receptions for 22 yards, so the score saved his day. Jeffery is a WR2 for Week 13.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI 11/23/2014 7:26:00 PM Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall had only 32 yards on Sunday. Insight: He did so on just three catches, and will look to rebound Thursday against the Lions.
Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI 11/23/2014 7:25:00 PM Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had a team-high 37 receiving yards. Insight: Nothing to get excited about, as he had four catches. Bennett has not done much since his hot start, but is still a borderline TE1.
Matt Forte, RB, CHI 11/23/2014 7:23:00 PM Description: Bears running back Matt Forte scored two touchdowns in Week 12's win over Tampa Bay. Insight: He had 23 carries for 89 yards and three receptions for 23 yards. Both scores came on the ground, as he passed Gale Sayers for fourth all-time in rushing touchdowns for the Bears. Well done.
Jay Cutler, QB, CHI 11/23/2014 7:22:00 PM Description: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler did not do much in Sunday's win against the Buccaneers. Insight: He threw for 130 yards, along with one touchdown, but also lost a fumble. Cutler is inconsistent, making him a borderline QB1.
Mike Evans, WR, TAM 11/23/2014 7:21:00 PM Description: Tampa Bay wideout Mike Evans scored a touchdown in his fourth consecutive game, on Sunday. Insight: He has six scores during that span, and finished the day with three catches for 47 yards. Evans is a solid WR2 for Week 13.
Vincent Jackson, WR, TAM 11/23/2014 7:20:00 PM Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson had a team-high 117 receiving yards on Sunday. Insight: It was his first 100-yard game since Week 5, and he did so on five catches. Jackson is a WR3.
Doug Martin, RB, TAM 11/23/2014 7:19:00 PM Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin led the team in rushing during Week 12. Insight: He only had 11 carries for 27 yards. Charlie Sims (six caries, 22 yards) and Bobby Rainey (one carry, three yards) were not any better. Owners should avoid Tampa Bay's backfield.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM 11/23/2014 7:17:00 PM Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown threw for 341 yards in Sunday's loss to Chicago. Insight: He also had one touchdown, two interceptions, and one lost fumble. McCown is a QB2 for Week 13.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU 11/23/2014 7:15:00 PM Description: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins had five catches during Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. Insight: He had only 39 yards, and just like Andre Johnson, Hopkins will continued to be plagued by poor quarterback play.
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU 11/23/2014 7:14:00 PM Description: Texans receiver Andre Johnson had only 36 yards in Week 12. Insight: Johnson had just three catches, and is no more than a WR3 with inconsistent quarterback play.
Alfred Blue, RB, HOU 11/23/2014 7:13:00 PM Description: Texans running back Alfred Blue disappointed fantasy owners on Sunday. Insight: After 156 yards in Week 11, Blue followed up with only 46 yards on 16 carries. With Arian Foster expected back for Week 13, Blue's fantasy value could be gone.
Ryan Mallett, QB, HOU 11/23/2014 7:11:00 PM Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett was terrible in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Insight: He was 21-of-45 for 189 yards and an interception. Mallett is no more than a borderline QB2.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN 11/23/2014 7:10:00 PM Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu scored a touchdown in Week 12. Insight: He had five catches for 48 yards on seven targets. Sanu is a WR3 with A.J. Green back and fully healthy.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN 11/23/2014 7:07:00 PM Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green had a big day during Week 12's victory versus Houston. Insight: He had 12 catches for 121 yards, on 16 targets. Green is over his toe injury and is a WR1 from here on out.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN 11/23/2014 7:06:00 PM Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard rushed for 45 yards during his return to action. Insight: He was given 17 carries and had two catches for 22 more yards. Bernard and Jeremy Hill will continue to split reps, making Bernard an RB2 candidate.
Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN 11/23/2014 7:04:00 PM Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill had a team-high 87 rushing yards in Sunday's win over the Texans. Insight: He did so on 18 carries, and had a touchdown as well. Hill is still a solid RB2 even with Giovani Bernard back in the fold.
Andy Dalton, QB, CIN 11/23/2014 7:03:00 PM Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a decent afternoon on Sunday. Insight: He was 24-of-35 for 233 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Owners would like to see one more score or two.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND 11/23/2014 7:02:00 PM Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton had a big day on Sunday. Insight: After the birth of his baby girl, Hilton went out and recorded four catches for 122 yards and a score. He eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in the process, for the second consecutive season.
Coby Fleener, TE, IND 11/23/2014 7:00:00 PM Description: Colts tight end Coby Fleener could not capitalize during the absence of Dwayne Allen. Insight: After a monster Week 11, Fleener had only two catches for 28 yards on Sunday. He still holds borderline TE1 value.
Trent Richardson, RB, IND 11/23/2014 6:59:00 PM Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson scored a touchdown during Week 12's win against Jacksonville. Insight: He did so on 13 caries for 42 yards. Richardson does have RB2 potential, but we still are hesitant with him for now.
Dan Herron, RB, IND 11/23/2014 6:58:00 PM Description: Colts tailback Dan Herron performed well in his first real game-action, during Week 12. Insight: While he did lose a fumble, Herron had 12 carries for 65 yards and five catches for 31 yards. It looks like he will be heavily involved.
Andrew Luck, QB, IND 11/23/2014 6:57:00 PM Description: Colts QB Andrew Luck had a decent afternoon Sunday against the Jaguars. Insight: He threw for 253 yards and a score, and also rushed for 49 yards, but did lose two fumbles. Luck is still one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy football.
Marqise Lee, WR, JAC 11/23/2014 6:55:00 PM Description: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee had a team-high 52 receiving yards on Sunday. Insight: Nothing special, as Lee had only three catches, but no wideout outperformed him. Hopefully owners have better options that receivers on Jacksonville.
Denard Robinson, WR, JAC 11/23/2014 6:54:00 PM Description: Jaguars running back Denard Robinson was not very effective in Week 12. Insight: He rushed 14 times for 25 yards and lost a fumble. Robinson did help owners with four catches for 47 yards. We still like him as an RB2.
Blake Bortles, QB, JAC 11/23/2014 6:53:00 PM Description: Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had a poor outing during Week 12's loss to the Colts. Insight: He threw or 146 yards and an interception. Bortles should be in anybody's starting lineup for the remainder of the season.
Greg Jennings, WR, MIN 11/23/2014 6:51:00 PM Description: Vikings wideout Greg Jennings caught a team-high four passes on Sunday. Insight: Jennings had only 38 yards. Charles Johnson led the receivers with 52 yards and a touchdown, while Cordarelle Patterson had just two catches for 18 yards. All wideouts should be avoided in Minnesota.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 11/23/2014 6:50:00 PM Description: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph had 50 yards in Week 12. Insight: He did so on three catches, as Rudolph is making his way back from sports hernia surgery. He will be a borderline TE1 for Week 13.
Jerick McKinnon, RB, MIN 11/23/2014 6:48:00 PM Description: Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon did not do much during Sunday's loss to Green Bay. Insight: He had 15 carries for 54 yards and three receptions for nine yards. McKinnon has trouble finding the end zone, making him more of an RB3.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, MIN 11/23/2014 6:47:00 PM Description: Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for two touchdowns for the first time in his career. Insight: Bridgewater had 210 passing yards and 32 rushing yards, along with one interception. He is no more than a QB2 for the rest of the season.
Randall Cobb, WR, GBP 11/23/2014 6:45:00 PM Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb had just 58 yards on Sunday. Insight: Just a subpar outing for Cobb, with only four catches on five targets. Look for him to rebound in Week 13.
Jordy Nelson, WR, GBP 11/23/2014 6:44:00 PM Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson had a team-high eight receptions for 68 yards. Insight: Not the best outing for Nelson, but Green Bay did not do much through the air. He is still a WR1.
Eddie Lacy, RB, GBP 11/23/2014 6:43:00 PM Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a big day in Week 12's victory against the Vikings. Insight: He had 25 carries for 125 yards and a score, along with two receptions for 13 yards and another touchdown. Lacy has rebounded from a slow start, and is now a solid RB1.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GBP 11/23/2014 6:41:00 PM Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over Minnesota. Insight: Owners probably expected more, but it was still a solid day. Rodgers is locked in as a QB1.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP 11/23/2014 6:39:00 PM Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was unable to find the end zone in Week 12. Insight: He did have five receptions for 78 yards, on 10 targets. Gronkowski is arguably the top fantasy tight end in the game.
Julian Edelman, WR, NEP 11/23/2014 6:38:00 PM Description: Patriots wideout Julian Edelman caught a team-high 11 passes on Sunday. Insight: He did so on 15 targets, and finsihed with 89 yards. Edelman is a borderline WR2.
Brandon LaFell, WR, NEP 11/23/2014 6:37:00 PM Description: Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell had a team-high 98 receiving yards during Sunday's win over Detroit. Insight: LaFell had nine catches on 12 targets, and is clearly turning into a favorite of Tom Brady. He will be a borderline WR2 for Week 13.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, NEP 11/23/2014 6:36:00 PM Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount led the team in rushing during Week 12's win against the Lions. Insight: He had 12 carries for 78 yards, making the backfield even more cloudy. Shane Vereen chipped in eight carries for 12 yards and eight catches for 48 yards, while Jonas Gray did no have a touch, after missing Friday's practice.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP 11/23/2014 6:34:00 PM Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continued his strong play. Insight: He was 38-of-53 for 349 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Brady has silenced all of his critics and is once again one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET 11/23/2014 6:32:00 PM Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had 10 targets, but recorded only 58 yards on Sunday. Insight: He did so on four catches. Johnson will look to rebound Thursday against Chicago, and should be considered a WR1 for that matchup.
Golden Tate, WR, DET 11/23/2014 6:31:00 PM Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate led the team in receiving during Week 12's loss to the Patriots. Insight: Tate had four receptions for 97 yards, on 11 targets. He should continue to be a solid WR2.
Joique Bell, RB, DET 11/23/2014 6:29:00 PM Description: Lions running back Joique Bell was not very effective Sunday versus New England. Insight: He had 19 carries for only 48 yards and one catch for minus-two yards. Reggie Bush will likely play Thursday, which will only decrease Bell's value.
Matthew Stafford, QB, DET 11/23/2014 6:28:00 PM Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was dreadful Sunday against the Patriots. Insight: He was 18-of-46 for 264 yards, one interception, and no touchdowns. Stafford has not played up to owners' standards this season, and is only a borderline QB1 for now.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL 11/23/2014 6:26:00 PM Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones scored his first touchdown in his last eight games. Insight: It was the longest drought of his career. Jones finished the day with five catches for 68 yards.
Roddy White, WR, ATL 11/23/2014 6:25:00 PM Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White had a nice day Sunday against the Browns. Insight: He had nine catches for 96 yards, which led the team. White should continue to be a solid WR2.
Steven Jackson, RB, ATL 11/23/2014 6:23:00 PM Description: Falcons running back Steven Jackson scored a touchdown in Week 12's loss to Cleveland. Insight: He also rushed 13 times for 34 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards. Jackson is more than a RB3.
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL 11/23/2014 6:21:00 PM Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had an up-and-down afternoon against the Browns. Insight: While he threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns, Ryan also had one interception and one lost fumble. He is still a QB1 for Week 13.
Josh Gordon, WR, CLE 11/23/2014 6:19:00 PM Description: Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon did not disappoint in his return to action. Insight: He had eight receptions for 120 yards on 16 targets. Gordon is a clear WR1 for the remainder of the season.
Terrance West, RB, CLE 11/23/2014 6:18:00 PM Description: Browns running back Terrance West led Cleveland in carries during Week 12's win over Atlanta. Insight: West totaled 14 carries for 62 yards and one catch for nine yards. He should continue to split the work with Isaiah Crowell.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE 11/23/2014 6:16:00 PM Description: Browns running back Isaiah Crowell led the team in rushing during Week 12. Insight: He had 12 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns, and will clearly continue to see playing time. Crowell is a borderline RB2 heading into Week 13.
Brian Hoyer, QB, PIT 11/23/2014 6:15:00 PM Description: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer threw for 322 yards, but did not have a great day for fantasy owners on Sunday. Insight: He threw three interceptions and no touchdowns, which will not make for many fantasy points on the day.
Tashaun Gipson, DB, CLE 11/23/2014 3:39:00 PM Description: Browns safety Tashaun Gipson was removed from Sunday's game with a right knee injury. Insight: He collided with Joe Haden, and had to be carted off the field. Gipson is officially done for the day.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN 11/23/2014 3:22:00 PM Description: Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) is officially active for Week 12 against Miami. Insight: Owners need to make sure he is in all lineups. Sanders is a WR1 for Sunday versus the Dolphins.
Jacob Tamme, TE, DEN 11/23/2014 3:21:00 PM Description: Denver tight end Jacob Tamme could be in for a nice day. Insight: Julius Thomas is out, leaving Tamme as Peyton Manning's top option at tight end. He will have TE1 value for Sunday.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN 11/23/2014 3:20:00 PM Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) is officially out for Week 12. Insight: This was expected, and now Jacob Tamme will see a nice bump in value.
Lamar Miller, RB, MIA 11/23/2014 3:17:00 PM Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (shoulder, knee) is officially active for Week 12. Insight: Even with a tough matchup, owners should start Miller as they normally would.
Michael Griffin, S, TEN 11/23/2014 3:11:00 PM Description: Titans FS Michael left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. Insight: Update: Griffin has returned to the game , which is good news for Tennessee, as he has 10 solo tackles.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI 11/23/2014 3:10:00 PM Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is officially out for Week 12. Insight: No surprise here. John Brown will see a bump in value against a tough Seattle secondary.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, TAM 11/23/2014 3:01:00 PM Description: Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was forced from Sunday's game with a back injury. Insight: He had two catches for 16 yards, and is officially questionable to return.
Lance Briggs, LB, CHI 11/23/2014 2:58:00 PM Description: Bears linebacker Lance Briggs left Sunday's game with a groin injury. Insight: He was injured during a second-quarter collision with Mike Evans. Briggs is officially done for the day.
Michael Griffin, S, TEN 11/23/2014 2:45:00 PM Description: Titans FS Michael left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury. Insight: He is officially questionable to return, but the he did not look good walking off the field.
Zach Ertz, TE, PHI 11/23/2014 2:19:00 PM Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz appeared to injure an oblique after catching a ball in the first quarter. Insight: Update - Ertz has returned. Ertz hasn't lived up to expectations this season as he's been limited to certain packages and not an every down tight end.
Jorvorskie Lane, FB, TAM 11/23/2014 1:57:00 PM Description: Tampa Bay fullback Jorvorskie Lane left Week 12 with a right leg injury. Insight: He is out for the game after an air cast was put on his leg.
Ashlee Palmer, LB, DET 11/23/2014 1:52:00 PM Description: Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer had left the Week 12 game with a possible concussion. Insight: The Lions were already short-handed at that spot, so this won't help slow Tom Brady and the Patriots offense down.
Riley Reiff, OT, DET 11/23/2014 1:45:00 PM Description: Lions tackle Reilly Reiff has left the game with a knee injury. Insight: His return is questionable. This won't help the Lions who are struggling on offense against the Patriots.
Andre Smith, OT, CIN 11/23/2014 1:38:00 PM Description: Bengals tackle Andre Smith is done for the with an arm injury. Insight: It was his left arm, and it is not a good sign for an offensive line derailed by injuries all season long.
Dan Herron, RB, IND 11/23/2014 1:10:00 PM Description: Colts tailback Dan Herron was announced with the starters for Week 12. Insight: While it may not mean much, it is a complete surprise that Trent Richardson did not get the start. Owners need to keep an eye on Herron on Sunday.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND 11/23/2014 12:48:00 PM Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was a little late to the stadium due to the birth of his baby girl. Insight: He stated that he wants to score a touchdown for his newborn, so we will keep track. Congrats to the Hilton family.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN 11/23/2014 12:10:00 PM Description: Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia) is active for Sunday against Green Bay Insight: Rudolph looks recovered and will eventually be a borderline TE1, but has to work his way back into playing shape.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN 11/23/2014 12:09:00 PM Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker (concussion) is active for Week 12. Insight: We liked him better with Jake Locker under center, but Zach Mettenberger will use him too. The Eagles defense is No. 2 in stopping opposing fantasy tight ends.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL 11/23/2014 12:09:00 PM Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones (illness) has returned to practice Friday and so it's not a surprise that he's ready to go Sunday. Insight: He still has a tough matchup, facing Pro Bowl cornerback in Joe Haden, so may not be a top play.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI 11/23/2014 12:08:00 PM Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall is officially active for Week 12 against Tampa Bay. Insight: Marshall has been tending to an ankle injury. but there was no doubt he would suit up. Fire him up as a WR1.
Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE 11/23/2014 12:08:00 PM Description: Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12. Insight: Consider him week-to-week and have another TE lined up to go Sunday.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI 11/23/2014 12:06:00 PM Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery is active, as expected for Week 12. Insight: Make sure Jeffery is locked and loaded in all lineups.
Trent Richardson, RB, IND 11/23/2014 12:06:00 PM Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson illness won't keep him off the field in Week 12. Insight: Indianapolis is going to need a better effort from Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw likely sidelined for the rest of the regular season.
Charles Sims, RB, TAM 11/23/2014 12:02:00 PM Description: Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims (ankle) is active for Week 12 against the Bears. Insight: While Sims may turn into Tampa Bay's lead back, there is too much uncertainty surrounding the Buccaneers backfield for us to recommend starting him.
Reggie Bush, RB, DET 11/23/2014 12:02:00 PM Description: Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) wasn't out for warmups and the reason why is that he is inactive for Week 12. Insight: Bush has been a significant disappointment this season. he's played just seven times and produced only one double-digit fantasy total. Joique Bell should be a solid option with Theo Riddick a low end choice.
Doug Martin, RB, TAM 11/23/2014 12:00:00 PM Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (ankle) is active for Week 12. Insight: There is no telling how many touches Martin will receive. As a result, we advise owners to leave him on their benches.
Alfred Blue, RB, HOU 11/23/2014 11:57:00 AM Description: Texans running back Alfred Blue will be a borderline RB1 with Arian Foster sidelined. Insight: He rushed for 156 yards in Week 11, and will have a nice opportunity to build off that performance in Week 12.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU 11/23/2014 11:56:00 AM Description: Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) is officially out Sunday versus Cincinnati. Insight: No surprise here. Alfred Blue should be locked into all lineups.
Coby Fleener, TE, IND Hot 11/23/2014 11:49:00 AM Description: Colts tight end Coby Fleener should be started in almost all formats with Dwayne Allen sidelined. Insight: Allen is out, paving way for Fleener to see a ton of targets. He is a solid TE1 for Week 12.
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND 11/23/2014 11:48:00 AM Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) is officially out Sunday against Jacksonville. Insight: Coby Fleener will see a nice bump in value.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN 11/23/2014 11:44:00 AM Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (hip) is officially active Sunday against Houston. Insight: Jeremy Hill is still expected to see the majority of the carries, but Bernard will be mixed in as well. We advise owners to be very cautious with Bernard during his first game back.
Reggie Bush, RB, DET 11/23/2014 11:19:00 AM Description: Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) is not anywhere to be found during warmups and should be considered unlikely to play against New England. Insight: Bush has been a significant disappointment this season. he's played just seven times and produced only one double-digit fantasy total. Joique Bell should be a solid option.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI 11/23/2014 10:50:00 AM Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) missed all three practices this week and according to Ian Rapoport it would take a miracle for him to play in Week 12. Insight: He is dealing with a Grade 2 MCL sprain and though he has said he will try to go, he certainly won't be anywhere near 100 percent. Given his already reduced role as the "possession" receiver, we think John Brown and Michael Floyd are better wideout options.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU 11/23/2014 10:48:00 AM Description: Texans running back Arian Foster may be a game-time decision, but according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, he'd be surprised if Foster plays in Week 12. Insight: McClain is usually pretty good an analyzing the situation in Houston so fantasy owners better have an alternate plan in place. Foster is a RB1 if he plays, and Alfred Blue, his backup, is a decent RB2.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE 11/23/2014 10:44:00 AM Description: Browns running back Isaiah Crowell is the starter in Week 12, according to Browns beat reporter Tony Grossi. Insight: The Cleveland backfield certainly keeps fantasy owners guessing, but with Ben tate gone is will be less so. Crowell gets the start and Terrance West should be the change of pace guy.
Khiry Robinson, RB, NOS 11/22/2014 3:44:00 PM Description: Saints running back Khiry Robinson will not play on Monday against the Ravens. Insight: He has been ruled out with an arm injury. This will be the fifth game in a row Robinson will miss.
Josh Gordon, WR, CLE 11/22/2014 3:33:00 PM Description: The Browns have officially activated wide receiver Josh Gordon. Insight: Everyone knew he was going to play, so this is just a formality. Coach Mike Pettine has said he will be on a snap count limit, but we aren't buying it. Gordon is the most talented player on the Browns offense, and Cleveland is in a thick AFC North race. Gordon is a must-start.
Lamar Miller, RB, MIA 11/21/2014 7:12:00 PM Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Insight: Miller suffered a shoulder sprain during Week 9, but his latest injury is a knee issue. Miller said he expects to play, but if he doesn't fantasy owners are unsure as to which Dolphins running back will start. Daniel Thomas had 25 touches last Thursday, but Damien Williams is more talented. Williams had two touches last week.
Jason Avant, WR, KAN 11/21/2014 4:55:00 PM Description: The wide receiver starved Kansas City Chiefs signed recently released Jason Avant. Insight: Avant is a slow-of-foot, but sure-handed receiver. Given their lack of talent at the wideout position, he's worth a shot. For fantasy owners, probably not.
Greg Toler, CB, IND 11/21/2014 3:42:00 PM Description: Indianapolis cornerback Greg Toler (concussion) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Insight: Toler will likely be replaced by Josh Gordy which isn't a good trade for Indy so Cecil Shorts and Allen Hurns should get a slight boost in value.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI 11/21/2014 2:34:00 PM Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) missed all three practices this week. Insight: He is dealing with a Grade 2 MCL sprain and though he has said he will try to go, he certainly won't be anywhere near 100 percent. Given his already reduced role as the "possession" receiver, we think John Brown and Michael Floyd are better wideout options.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN 11/21/2014 2:32:00 PM Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (hip) was again a full participant in practice and should be ready to go Sunday. Insight: We think it's likely Jeremy Hill get the majority of the rushing attempts and Bernard is the receiving back, but could still see 10-14 touches.
Greg Jennings, WR, MIN 11/21/2014 2:30:00 PM Description: Vikings wideout Greg Jennings left Sunday's game against the Bears with a rib injury, but after practicing on Friday is expected to play Sunday versus his old Packers team. Insight: Jennings hasn't done much this season (36-463-2) and had just two catches for 31 yards in their previous meeting. He isn't likely to be a factor this weekend.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN 11/21/2014 2:27:00 PM Description: Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) has been upgraded to probable for Week 12 after practicing Friday. Insight: Sanders should be re-installed in all lineups, particularly as it appears TE Julius Thomas isn't likely to play leaving more targets for the rest of the pass-catchers.
Jonas Gray, RB, NEP Hot 11/21/2014 2:23:00 PM Description: Patriots running back Jonas Gray was late to Friday's practice and was not permitted to practice with the team. Insight: Gray is coming off a great game (201 rushing yards 4 TDs), but coach Bill Belichick's zero-tolerance program could end up costing the youngster a chance in Week 12. Don't forget the team just signed LeGarrette Blount and has Shane Vereen. Gray's fantasy value in Week 12 is now a huge question mark.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN 11/21/2014 2:19:00 PM Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) did not practice on Friday making a clean sweep for the week of missed practices. Insight: He still has a small chance to play Sunday, but fantasy owners should have a plan in place as the odds now seemed stacked against his playing in Week 12.
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND 11/21/2014 11:55:00 AM Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) did not practice all week and has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 12. Insight: He is considered day-to-day, but will have a tough time suiting up Sunday. Week 13 is a more realistic target date. His absence make Coby Fleeney a top-10 fantasy tight end.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL 11/21/2014 11:54:00 AM Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones (illness) has returned to practice Friday. Insight: Jones figured to be fine, but it's was worth watching. He still has a tough matchup, facing cornerback in Joe Haden, so may not be a top play.
Mychal Rivera, TE, OAK Cold 11/21/2014 9:18:00 AM Description: Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera caught just one of four targets Thursday night for eight yards. Insight: Rivera didn't catch a touchdown pass and that's been his bread and butter this season.
James Jones, WR, OAK 11/21/2014 9:17:00 AM Description: Raiders receiver James Jones hauled in five balls for 47 yards and a touchdown. Insight: Jones ran a great pattern on the game-winning score, but overall he's had a tough year in his first year with the Raiders. Rookie quarterbacks will do that to his receivers.
Andre Holmes, WR, OAK 11/21/2014 9:16:00 AM Description: Raiders receiver Andre Holmes saw a team-high 10 targets, catching five, for 55 yards. Insight: Quarterback Derek Carr was looking for him all night long, but he produced only mediocre totals.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, OAK Cold 11/21/2014 9:14:00 AM Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed three times for minus one yards. Insight: He's averaging 1.9 yards per carry. Why does MJD still have a job in the NFL?
Darren McFadden, RB, OAK Cold 11/21/2014 9:12:00 AM Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed 12 times for 29 yards. Insight: McFadden can't be counted on for any fantasy help and should never be used. Now that Latavius Murray has shown what he can do, McFadden abd Maurice Jones-Drew should be benchwarmers.
Latavius Murray, RB, OAK Hot 11/21/2014 9:10:00 AM Description: Raiders second-year running back Latavius Murray finally got a chance to show his stuff and he performed beautifully, up until he was injured. Insight: Murray rushed for 112 yards and two scores on just four carries, before suffering what appeared to be a concussion. Given how completely useless Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew have been so far this season, if Murray can get healthy he should be the guy from here on out.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, KAN Cold 11/21/2014 9:05:00 AM Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had just three catches for 42 yards against the Raiders. Insight: The weather wasn't conducive to the passing game, but in truth, Bowe hasn't been catching the ball in good weather either. He's just not the guy he was a few years ago and has limited fantasy value.
Travis Kelce, TE, KAN 11/21/2014 9:04:00 AM Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was active for Thursday Night's game against the Raiders and led the Chiefs with 67 yards receiving. Insight: He and Jamaal Charles are probably the team's two most reliable receivers. Unfortunately, the other TE, Anthony Fasano, caught the touchdown pass.
Alex Smith, QB, KAN 11/21/2014 9:02:00 AM Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was a decent fantasy options against Oakland, throwing for 234 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Insight: It's hard for Smith to be much better than that given the absence of quality receivers on this KC team.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KAN 11/21/2014 8:59:00 AM Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 80 yards on 19 carries and scored on a 30 yard reception. Insight: Don't blame Charles for the Chiefs loss as he totaled 122 yards from scrimmage.