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Mychal Rivera, TE, OAKCold11/21/2014 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, OAK11/21/2014 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, OAK11/21/2014 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, OAKCold11/21/2014 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, OAKCold11/21/2014 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, OAKHot11/21/2014 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, KANCold11/21/2014 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, KAN11/21/2014 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, KAN11/21/2014 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, KAN11/21/2014 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.
Derek Carr, QB, OAKCold11/20/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start Thursday against the Chiefs.
Insight: Hopefully, fantasy owners aren't relying on Carr as he has struggled in his rookie season. But if there are owners who are, at least he is playing.
Travis Kelce, TE, KAN11/20/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is active for Thursday Night's game against the Raiders.
Insight: Alex Smith attempted just 16 passes last week, and against the 0-10 Raiders, expect a heavy dose of Jamaal Charles. Kelce, though, is still as good as any Kansas City pass catcher for fantasy purposes.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU11/20/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Texans coach Bill O'Brien is calling Arian Foster a game-time decision according to the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: O'Brien said the same thing last week, and Foster came no where close to playing. His chances seem better for Week 12, but keep Alfred Blue stashed just in case. Foster is a RB1 if he plays, and Blue is a decent RB2.
Latavius Murray, RB, OAK11/20/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Rumors out of Oakland are the Raiders second-year running back Latavius Murray could actually see significant time Thursday night.
Insight: Given how completely useless Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew have been so far this season, he couldn't do any worse and might do a lot better. Murray rushed four times for 43 yards last weekend.
Charles Clay, FB/TE, MIA11/20/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Dolphins tight end Charles Clay will be a game-time decision, according to Adam Caplan
Insight: Clay is still seeing plenty of targets, but his right knee issue seems to be holding him from breaking any big plays. The Dolphins need all their weapons to keep up with the Broncos this weekend.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN11/20/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday practice and barring a setback should be ready to go in Week 12.
Insight: We liked him better with Jake Locker under center, but Zach Mettenberger will use him too.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN11/20/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice and should be ready to go Sunday.
Insight: It is unclear how the distribution of the workload will go considering how well backup Jeremy Hill played in Bernard's absence. We think it's likely Hill get the majority of the rushing attempts and Bernanrd is the receiving back.
Matt Asiata, RB, MIN11/20/2014 1:43:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata (concussion) did not practice again Thursday.
Insight: He is in the first stage of the concussion protocol and with Minnesota claiming Ben Tate off of waivers, there seems to be more than a hint that Asiata could miss Week 12. Jerick McKinnon would see a nice bump in value since Tate still doesn't know the playbook.
Jerick McKinnon, RB, MIN11/20/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon should still be the No. 1 option in Minnesota despite the addition of Ben Tate, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Insight: At least for the near future, until Tate knows the plays and the blocking assignments. Tate's more likely to steal Matt Asiata's workload.
A.J. Jenkins, WR, KAN11/20/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Kansas City wide receiver A.J. Jenkins is expected to miss Thursday's game against Oakland
Insight: Jenkins joins Donnie Avery on the sidelines. The Chiefs don't have a fantasy-worthy receiver to start opposite the barely fantasy worthy Dwayne Bowe. Junior Hemingway and Frankie Hammond
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN11/20/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) did not practice Thursday. He also missed Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Sanders will need to be cleared by an independent specialist. Consider him questionable. His absence would add value to Wes Welker and Andre Caldwell.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN11/20/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. He also missed Wednesday.
Insight: He still has a chance to play Sunday, but owners will want to see him on the practice field Friday to ease their concerns.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL11/20/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones has missed another practice due to illness.
Insight: Jones figures to be fine by the weekend and in fact is expected to practice Friday, but it's worth watching. If he's less than 100 percent and facing a tough cornerback in Joe Haden he might not be a top play.
Coby Fleener, TE, INDHot11/20/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Colts tight end Coby Fleener could be a top fantasy tight end in Week 12 if Dwayne Allen isn't active.
Insight: Allen has already missed the first two practices of the week and it isn't looking very good for him to be ready by Sunday. The Colts can likely beat Jacksonville without Allen so if he's a borderline call they may play it conservatively.
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND11/20/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday and is missing the Thursday practice too.
Insight: He is 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.
Jordan Reed, TE, WAS11/20/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Washington tight end Jordan Reed left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and has missed the first two days of practice this week.
Insight: Reed is probably on the doubtful side of questionable. If he's out then Niles Paul is a viable fantasy option.
Tony Romo, QB, DAL11/20/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice Thursday after taking Wednesday off.
Insight: The week off was at the perfect time for Romo and his sore back and he will be a QB1 in Giants Stadium.
Eric Decker, WR, NYJ11/20/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker told the New York Post he's finally 100 percent over his hamstring injury.
Insight: Great news, but heading to what should be less-than-ideal (read bad) weather conditions we will still worry about Decker.
Allen Hurns, WR, JAC11/20/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Allen Hurns has passed his final concussion tests and isn't listed on the injury report.
Insight: We assume both Hurns and Marqise Lee will see plenty of playing time, but Hurns is expected to start.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, PIT11/20/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount has been signed by one of his former teams - the Patriots.
Insight: That didn't take long. He's likely just there as insurance in case Jonas Gray gets hurt, but with Bill Belichick you never know. Remember his playoff performance against the Colts?
Josh Gordon, WR, CLE11/20/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Browns receiver Josh Gordon, just reinstated from his long suspension, will be on a snap limit, according to coach Mike Pettine.
Insight: In other words, in his first game back, don't expect to see the guy who led the league in receiving yards last season. That may take a few games after missing three months. Still, he's too talented not to start.
Matt Asiata, RB, MIN11/19/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: He is in the first stage of the concussion protocol, and with Minnesota claiming Ben Tate off of waivers, there seems to be a hint that Asiata could miss Week 12. Jerick McKinnon would see a nice bump in value.
Joique Bell, RB, DET11/19/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: It is unclear whether Bell is in danger of missing Week 12. Stay tuned.
Ben Tate, RB, MIN11/19/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: The Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers from the Browns.
Insight: The move makes sense for the Vikings, with Adrian Peterson officially unavailable for the rest of the season. However, there is no telling how much action Tate will see, and owners should expect almost nothing for Week 12.
Arian Foster, RB, HOU11/19/2014 4:02:00 PM
Description: Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) practiced on Wednesday.
Insight: It is a good sign to see him return to the practice field, but coach Bill O'Brien continues to call him "day-to-day." We will have more clarity on Foster's status later this week.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI11/19/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He probably will not practice much this week, and could come down to a game-time decision, as he is dealing with a Grade 2 MCL sprain.
Doug Martin, RB, TAM11/19/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (ankle) was back at practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Martin looks ready to return, but there is no telling how much action he will see. Owners should utilize better options.
Reggie Bush, RB, DET11/19/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) was back at practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He looks ready to go for Week 12, and will be an RB3/FLEX option.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN11/19/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker (concussion) was limited Wednesday.
Insight: Its a step in the right direction, but Walker still needs to be cleared by an independent specialist. Monitor is progress as the week goes on.
Montee Ball, RB, DEN11/19/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball (groin) did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: C.J. Anderson is locked in as this week's starter.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN11/19/2014 2:01:00 PM
Description: Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: He seems to be okay after posting pictures and tweets on Twitter, but Sanders will need to be cleared by an independent specialist. Consider him questionable.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN11/19/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He still has a chance to play Sunday, but owners will need to monitor his progress throughout the week.
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND11/19/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He is day-to-day, but will have a tough time suiting up Sunday. Week 13 is a more realistic target date.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN11/19/2014 12:41:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (hip) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Insight: This puts him on track to play Sunday, but it is unclear how involved Bernard will be. Jeremy Hill has earned his time, but expect both backs to be utilized.
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF11/19/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: The Jets and Bills contest for Week 12 at Ralph Wilson Stadium is still expected to begin at 1 PM ET on Sunday, despite the threat of a severe snowstorm.
Insight: There is expected to be seven feet of snow on the ground by kickoff, but for now it is scheduled to start on time. If there is a change, the NFL will most likely announce it by Thursday afternoon.
Jonas Gray, RB, NEPHot11/18/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Jonas Gray was given a stat correction, giving him a 200-yard rushing game.
Insight: Originally, Gray was credited with 38 carries for 199 yards, but that was changed to 37 rushing attempts for 201 yards. If owners get bonus points for a 200-yard game, those owners will be very happy.
Brandin Cooks, WR, NOS11/18/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks (thumb) has been placed on injured reserve.
Insight: His season is done, which is a bit surprising after it was thought Cooks would miss 4-to-6 weeks. At 21-years-old, he will bounce back next season.
Dri Archer, WR/RB, PIT11/18/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh running back and kick returned Dri Archer moves to the backup role for Le'Veon Bell after the team waived LeGarrette Blount on Tuesday.
Insight: Archer's fantasy value is still minimal, given the high level Le'Veon Bell continues to show us, but Archer is now one twisted ankle away from a starting role.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, PIT11/18/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: Running back LeGarrette Blount has been waived.
Insight: That didn't take long. We were just hearing rumors of his discontent over the past month and he left the field early on Monday night. The Steelers will go with Le'Veon Bell. Dri Archer becomes Bell's handcuff.
Philly Brown, WR, CAR11/18/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Panthers wideout Philly Brown should jump into the No. 3 receiver role now that veteran Jason Avant has been waived.
Insight: Brown caught just one ball last weekend, but it was a 47-yarder for a touchdown.
Ben Tate, RB, CLE11/18/2014 11:43:00 AM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate has been released according to ClevelandBrowns.com.
Insight: Tate had expressed frustration with being dropped to third on the depth chart behind Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West. Perhaps the Colts will be interested in having him replace injured Ahmad Bradshaw.
Jordan Reed, TE, WAS11/18/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Washington tight end Jordan Reed left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, the same hamstring that cost him multiple games earlier this season.
Insight: Reed might be on the shelf again, we await further word, but if he's out then Niles Paul is a viable fantasy option.
Dan Herron, RB, IND11/18/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: With the injury to Ahmad Bradshaw, Dan Herron moves up to the No. 2 running back spot behind Trent Richardson.
Insight: Considering how disappointing Richardson continues to be, don't be surprised if Herron gets up to 10 touches a game.
Allen Hurns, WR, JAC11/18/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Jaguars rookie wideout Allen Hurns will replace Allen Robinson in the starting lineup, according to coach Gus Bradley.
Insight: We assume both Hurns and Marqise Lee will see plenty of playing time, so getting the start is only a little boost to his fantasy value. Hurns still must get final concussion clearance before he can play in Week 12.
Chase Coffman, TE, TEN11/18/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: With teammate Delanie Walker sidelined, Chase Coffman took over as the TE weapon against Pittsburgh Monday night.
Insight: Coffman caught three of four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown. The TD catch was impressive going above the defenders to haul in the score. He's not normally thought of as a receiver, but he did come up big Monday night.
Nate Washington, WR, TEN11/18/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Titans receiver Nate Washington caught just one ball, but it was an 80-yard bomb for a score.
Insight: Washington is the third receiver behind Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter and doesn't usually see enough work to be fantasy worthy.
Kendall Wright, WR, TEN11/18/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Titans receiver Kendall Wright led the team in targets (8) and receptions (4).
Insight: He's Mettenberger's favorite target, but is a low-end fantasy value. The 70-yard total Monday night was his best of the season.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN11/18/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw for 263 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Insight: An 80-yard strike to Nate Washington certainly padded his total. It was a solid effort after throwing a pick-six to start the game.
Bishop Sankey, RB, TEN11/18/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Titans running back Bishop Sankey ran well on the first drive, but doesn't see enough work to be fantasy worthy.
Insight: The Titans run Dexter McCluster and Shonn Greene in and out of the lineup too often. Sankey ended up with aa carries and one reception for a combined 45 yards and a touchdown. Until he sees more work, he has limited upside.
Heath Miller, TE, PIT11/18/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Steelers tight end Heath Miller caught all five targets for 71 yards.
Insight: Miller is Ben Roethlisberger's security blanket, but doesn't usually see enough work to be fantasy worthy.
Martavis Bryant, WR, PIT11/18/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Steelers rookie wideout Martavis Bryant caught just two of five targets for 11 yards and didn't get into the end zone.
Insight: The game plan reduced Bryant's chanes of adding to his touchdown total. There just weren't that many passes to spread around to all the receivers.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT11/18/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a back seat to the running game Monday night, throwing just 32 times for 207 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Insight: The game plan was obviously to run the ball first and pass second, so six touchdown passes wasn't a possibility.
Le'Veon Bell, RB, PITHot11/18/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: The Steelers got back to basics and that meant a big game for running back Le'Veon Bell.
Insight: They gave the ball to Bell early and often and he ran as well as he had all season. He finished with 33 carries for 204 yards and a touchdown. That's old school Steeler football.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN11/17/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker (concussion) is officially out for Monday's game against the Steelers.
Insight: Hopefully owners went with another option at tight end.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, JAC11/17/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis (ankle) was activated from injured reserve/designated to return.
Insight: He offers no more than TE2 value, on a bad offense.
Montee Ball, RB, DEN11/17/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back Montee Ball (groin) will be out 2-to-3 weeks.
Insight: He injured his groin on Sunday, and now C.J. Anderson is the clear lead dog, with Ronnie Hillman also sidelined. Juwan Thompson will also be in the mix.
Reggie Bush, RB, DET11/17/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) expects to play in Week 12.
Insight: This comes out of the mouth of Bush himself, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. If Bush does return, Theo Riddick would return to the third back on the depth chart.
Ben Tate, RB, CLECold11/17/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate has falled to third on the depth chart.
Insight: Coach Mike Pettine said the team has been looking for more "explosiveness," and a that is what Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West provide. There is definitely a chance Tate can work himself back up, but for now owners should focus on Crowell and West.
Karlos Dansby, LB, CLE11/17/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) is expected to miss about a month, according to coach Mike Pettine.
Insight: He is reportedly dealing with a sprained MCL, so there is chance Dansby does not play again this season. His absence is a major loss to the Browns already suspect run-defense.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND11/17/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw's injury is actually a fractured fibula, according to head coach Cuck Pagano.
Insight: Originally it was reported to be a broken ankle, but nevertheless, Bradshaw seems destined for injured reserve.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN11/17/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas' ankle injury is "not as bad as initially feared," according to The Denver Post.
Insight: The reports also states that it "might be difficult" for him to play in Week 12. As a result, Thomas will likely sit out Wednesday's practice, so we probably will not have a good sense of his availability until Thursday or Friday.
Geoff Schwartz, G, NYG11/17/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: Giants guard Geoff Schwartz has been activated from the injured reserve.
Insight: Schwartz's presence should improve the Giants line which in turn will help Eli Manning and also the running game.
Antone Smith, RB, ATL11/17/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Falcons backup running back Antone Smith (knee) has been placed on injured reserve and is done for the season.
Insight: Smith had been an under-utilized asset for most of the season with the ability to score from anywhere on the field.
Julius Thomas, TE, DEN11/17/2014 3:16:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas left Sunday's game with the Rams due to an ankle sprain, but it's not thought to be serious and he could play in Week 12.
Insight: Thomas has been a big touchdown maker for Denver, but not putting up the yards. His progress will have to be watched during the upcoming week.
Zac Stacy, RB, STLCold11/17/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Rams running back Zac Stacy has just five carries since Week 6 and none for the second straight game.
Insight: Rookie Tre Mason. Mason is the guy to have. How quickly Stacy fell from a preseason ADP of 27.3 (third round) to not worthy of a fantasy roster spot.
Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG11/17/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings appears to have come out of Sunday's game without any complications to the knee injury that kept him sidelined.
Insight: Jenning led the Giants in carries with 18 but gained just 59 yards and did not score, but should get better with each practice.
Robert Alford, CB, ATL11/17/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Atlanta starting right corner Robert Alford suffered a broken wrist Sunday and is expected to miss 2-4 games.
Insight: This injury will make the Falcons defense, already suspect, even more so.
Brandin Cooks, WR, NOS11/17/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks suffered a broken thumb Sunday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
Insight: Cooks has been solid this season with 53 receptions for 550 yards and three touchdowns. Kenny Stills fantasy value should rise for a couple of games.
Josh Gordon, WR, CLE11/17/2014 11:46:00 AM
Description: Browns receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated from his long suspension and should give immediate help to the Browns receiving corps and Brian Hoyer's passing totals.
Insight: If somehow he's still available in your league, don't walk, run to pick him up.
Dexter McCluster, WR, TEN11/17/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Titans RB/WR Dexter McCluster has been limited in practice due to a knee bruise and is questionable for the Monday night game against Pittsburgh.
Insight: McCluster is the team's passing-down back, but has shown he's not fantasy worthy. He's yet to score a touchdown this season and his best yardage total is 58 combined yards.
Delanie Walker, TE, TEN11/17/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Titans tight end Delanie Walker (concussion) practiced on Saturday and is being listed as questionable for Monday night versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: Walker will still need to be medically cleared before returning to action. His early season production has faded in the last few games likely due to the changes at quarterback.
Ike Taylor, CB, PIT11/17/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor (broken forearm) has still not been cleared for contact.
Insight: Taylor had hoped to be back by mid-November, but seems to be a little behind schedule. The Steelers secondary is without its two anchors in Taylor and Troy Polamalu.
Ryan Shazier, LB, PIT11/17/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier (ankle) will not play Monday against Tennessee.
Insight: The first-round selection will miss his second game due to the ankle and already missed three games with a sprained knee earlier this season.
Troy Polamalu, SS, PIT11/17/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (knee) will not play again in Week 11 on Monday night against Tennessee.
Insight: When healthy he's one of the best in the league at disrupting an offense. Will Allen will take his spot in the lineup.
Malcom Floyd, WR, SDC11/17/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd had four receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Floyd has been consistent this season catching at least three balls in all but one game. But he's also cracked the 100-yard mark just once, so his fantasy value is dependent upon getting into the end zone and he's caught just four touchdown passes this season.
Antonio Gates, TE, SDC11/17/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates finished with three receptions and 32 yards on Sunday against Oakland
Insight: It was just another awful game from the San Diego tight end. His four-game touchdown streak seems ages ago and if he isn't scoring he isn't producing for fantasy owners as his last 100-yard game was back in September 2013.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDC11/17/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen led the team with 13 targets versus the Raiders.
Insight: Allen had eight catches but for just 63 yards. We need more out of him than that!
Philip Rivers, QB, SDC11/17/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was just 22-of-34 for 193 yards and one touchdown against Oakland.
Insight: Rivers had his leg rolled up on a couple of times and was walking with a noticable limp, but continued to play through it. Hopefully, it won't swell up during the week.
Branden Oliver, RB, SDC11/17/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Chargers rookie running back Branden Oliver took a back seat to Ryan Mathews in Week 11, rushing 13 times for 36 yards.
Insight: Oliver owners shouldn't give up as Mathews was seen limping out of the stadium after the game and the oft-injured running back may not be ready for Week 12.
Ryan Mathews, RB, SDC11/17/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Chargers running back Ryan Mathews rushed 16 times for 70 yards in his first action since Week 2.
Insight: Mathews was seen limping after the game and had his knee wrapped, so Branden Oliver owners shouldn't abandon ship just yet.
Mychal Rivera, TE, OAK11/17/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera caught three of five targets for 40 yards.
Insight: Rivera didn't catch a touchdown pass for the first time in three games and like the rest of the Oakland offense he probably shouldn't be started by fantasy owners.
Darren McFadden, RB, OAKCold11/17/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed a team-high eight times, but for just 21 yards.
Insight: McFadden can't be counted on for any fantasy help and should never be started.
Derek Carr, QB, OAKCold11/17/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr seemed overmatched against the Chargers defense.
Insight: Carr was 16-of-34 for 172 yards and couldn't mount a single touchdown drive. If you are going to use a rookie quarterback, you have to expect games like this. In truth, no Oakland Raiders players should be started in any fantasy league.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI11/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught just two of four targets for 33 yards, before injuring his right knee.
Insight: Fitzgerald seemed to have fallen behind John Brown even before the injury. He'll have an MRI on Monday.
Michael Floyd, WR, ARI11/17/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd woke up Sunday and posted double-digit points for the first time since Week 7.
Insight: Floyd caught two first-quarter touchdown passes, but then disappeared again in the second half. He continues to frustrate fantasy owners.
John Brown, WR, ARI11/17/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Third receiver John Brown saw a team-high nine targets for 69 yards.
Insight: Brown has become the Cardinals' deep threat. He and new starting QB Drew Stanton seem to be working very well together.
Drew Stanton, QB, ARI11/17/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton put together a solid afternoon against a tough Detroit Lions defense.
Insight: Stanton threw for 306 yards and two scores, though he was also intercepted twice. He continues to look for No. 3 receiver John Brown, but Sunday he also got Michael Floyd involved.
Andre Ellington, RB, ARICold11/17/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot) produced weak totals for the second consecutive weekend.
Insight: Ellington rushed 19 times for 42 yards and caught four balls for 24 yards. We don't like the way things are trending of late.
Golden Tate, WR, DETCold11/17/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate saw just two targets and managed just 41 yards against Arizona
Insight: Tate should bounce back next weekend as Calvin Johnson will likely have Darrelle Revis shadowing him and Stafford should look for Tate.
Matthew Stafford, QB, DETCold11/17/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was completely dominated by the Cardinals defense and posted his worst numbers of the season.
Insight: Stafford went 18-of-30 for just 180 yards and an interception. A quarterback with receivers like Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate should be able to produce better than that.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DETCold11/17/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was a non-factor in Week 11, catching just five of 12 targets for 59 yards and no scores.
Insight: The Cardinals were in the bottom five in passing yards allowed, but did a great job on Megatron and the Lions.
Theo Riddick, RB, DETCold11/17/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Fantasy owners who were hoping Lions running back Theo Riddick could be added to their lineup with Reggie Bush inactive were disappointed with his output.
Insight: Riddick rushed just two times for two yards and caught three of six targets for 24 yards.
Joique Bell, RB, DET11/17/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Lions running back Joique Bell led the team in rushing during Week 11 with 85 yards on 14 carries.
Insight: Bell also shared in the pass receiving duties (three receptions for 30 yards) with Theo Riddick, but the Cardinals defense kept the Lions out of the end zone.
Davante Adams, WR, GBP11/17/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams was still not a big part of the offense against Green Bay, but he did get into the end zone.
Insight: Adams caught both targets for 13 yards and a touchdown, but as long as Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are healthy he's not going to be fantasy worthy.
Randall Cobb, WR, GBP11/17/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Green Bay wideout Randall Cobb was targeted a team-high 13 times against Philadelphia.
Insight: Cobb caught 10 of them for 129 yards, but couldn't find the end zone to turn a solid day into a great one.
Jordy Nelson, WR, GBP11/17/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson caught just four of 10 targets, but still managed to earn his fantasy owners the 100-yard bonus.
Insight: Nelson totaled 109 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. He's scored in eight of 10 games this season.
Eddie Lacy, RB, GBP11/17/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Packers running back Eddie Lacy was quiet in the first half as the Packers used an air attack to decimate the Eagles, but the second half he came alive and posted one of his best totals for the season.
Insight: Lacy rushed 10 times for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught three balls for 45 yards and another score. The Packers will always be an Aaron Rodgers led team, but Lacy can be part of the passing game as well as the running game and should be a solid producer.
Zach Ertz, TE, PHI11/17/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz caught four of six targets for 55 yards against Green Bay.
Insight: It's the two that got away that hurt as he was open and Mark Sanchez couldn't hit him.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, PHI11/17/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin returned to stud status after a quiet game last weekend.
Insight: Maclin was targeted a team-high 11 times and caught nine for 93 yards and a touchdown. The worry from last weekend should be gone.
Jordan Matthews, WR, PHIHot11/17/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews is clearly a Mark Sanchez favorite, particularly on crossing patterns.
Insight: Matthews caught five balls for 107 yards and a touchdown giving him a two-week total of 245 yards and three scores. He's a very good option moving forward.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI11/17/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ran solidly, though unspectacularly in totaling 106 yards from scrimmage.
Insight: McCoy rushed 23 times for 88 yards, but doesn't look as explosive as last season. He's also not a part of the passing game with the addition of Darren Sproles.
Mark Sanchez, QB, PHI11/17/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez missed a lot of open receivers Sunday against Green Bay, but in the Chip Kelly up tempo offense he still managed to post solid fantasy numbers.
Insight: Sanchez went 26-of-44 for 346 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, but he was no match for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Hakeem Nicks, WR, IND11/17/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Colts wideout Hakeem Nicks caught just two of five targets for 15 yards, but he did score once.
Insight: Nicks is still not a big part of the offense and can't be counted on by fantasy owners.
Dwayne Allen, TE, IND11/17/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Colts tight end Dwayne Allen suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter against New England.
Insight: Allen apparently left the stadium in a walking boot and we await Monday testing to find out the severity. Coby Fleener will become a solid fantasy option if Allen isn't ready for Week 12.
Coby Fleener, TE, INDHot11/17/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Colts tight end Coby Fleener was a busy guy taking over after Dwayne Allen was injured and catching a team-high seven balls for 144 yards against New England.
Insight: Depending upon the severity of the injury to Allen, Fleener may be a good play next weekend.
Reggie Wayne, WR, IND11/17/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Colts receiver Reggie Wayne was busy early on, but the Patriots put Darrelle Revis on him and he caught just two balls in the second half for 21 yards.
Insight: Wayne finished with five receptions for 91 yards, his highest yardage total since Week 4, but didn't get into the end zone.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, INDCold11/17/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was double-teamed all night and Andrew Luck was forced to use other options to the disappointment of Hilton's fantasy owners.
Insight: Hilton saw just seven targets, catching three for a measly 24 yards. It was his lowest production of the season.
Andrew Luck, QB, INDHot11/17/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Colts QB Andrew Luck threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns but the Colts couldn't stop the Patriots offense and lost badly, 42-20.
Insight: Luck just couldn't finish off enough drives as the Pats took T.Y. Hilton out of the game with a double team and Dwayne Allen sat due to an injury.
Trent Richardson, RB, INDCold11/17/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson rushed seven times for zero yards against New England Sunday night.
Insight: Indianapolis is going to need a better effort from Richardson with Ahmad Bradshaw likely sidelined for the rest of the regular season and possibly the year.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND11/17/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw may have broken his ankle in the Sunday night game against the Colts
Insight: We await further word on Monday. It's a disaster for Colts fans and fantasy owners who have enjoyed a solid season from Bradshaw, particularly from his receiving efforts. Trent Richardson will have to step up.
Tim Wright, TE, NEP11/17/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Patriots backup tight end Tim Wright caught one ball against Indianapolis, but it was for a touchdown.
Insight: The Patriots frequently used multiple tight ends in this one, but as a blocker for Jonas Gray.
Antonio Brown, WR, PIT11/17/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Steelers receiver Antonio Brown continued to produce despite a renewed emphasis on the ground game against Tennessee.
Insight: Brown caught nine of 11 targets for 91 yards and a touchdown. He didn't run wild as in past games, but he's still a fantasy stud.
Brandon LaFell, WR, NEP11/17/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell was mediocre catching three balls for 62 yards.
Insight: The Patriots featured a ground attack to keep the ball away from Andrew Luck and it worked, but that forced low receiving totals for all Pats receivers, including LaFell.
Julian Edelman, WR, NEPCold11/17/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Patriots wideout Julian Edelman saw a team-high eight targets against the Colts, but didn't do much with them.
Insight: He caught five for 50 yards. Part of his poor numbers might have been the Pats use of multiple tight ends as they ran the ball down the Colts throats. He also took a big first quarter hit that may have slowed him down.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NEP11/17/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski got into the sacoring column late in the game against Indianapolis to produce decent totals for his fantasy owners.
Insight: Gronkowski caught four of five targets for 71 yards and a late fourth-quarter touchdown to get into double-digits for the third consecutive game.
Tom Brady, QB, NEP11/17/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady let his running back, Jonas Gray, do the "heavy lifting" against the Colts.
Insight: He was 19-of-30 for 257 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Considering how he had played over the last five games, fantasy owners were probably disappointed with this output.
Shane Vereen, RB, NEP11/17/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen was a non-factor Sunday night, carrying the ball just one time as Jonas Gray saw 38 rushing attempts.
Insight: Vereen did catch four balls for 59 yards, but obviously wasn't a big part of this game plan.
Jonas Gray, RB, NEPHot11/17/2014 9:07:00 AM
Description: Patriots running back Jonas Gray was a monster in Week 11, running around and through the Colts defense for 199 yards on 38 carries and scoring an amazing four times.
Insight: Gray was obviously featured over Shane Vereen, but likely wasn't started in many leagues because of the Patriots inconsistent use of the back over the previous three games. While we can't expect this massive workload every game, a more consistent approach will allow fantasy owners to start him more often.
Jared Cook, TE, STL11/16/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Rams tight end Jared Cook caught three passes for 19 yards versus the Broncos.
Insight: In what was a friendly matchup, Cook disappointed fantasy owners. With the early lead, the Rams didn't have to throw enough to give Cook enough targets.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN11/16/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders did not return on Sunday against the Rams.
Insight: The medical staff ruled him out after he suffered a concussion in the first half. Despite missig time, he finished with five catches for 102 yards and caught Peyton Manning's only touchdown pass.
Kenny Britt, WR, STL11/16/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt caught a 64-yard touchdown pass versus the Broncos.
Insight: Britt had four catches for 128 yards and led the Rams with seven targets. He is the best fantasy receiving option on the Rams.
Demaryius Thomas, WR, DENHot11/16/2014 7:49:00 PM
Description: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas caught seven passes for 103 yards to lead the team in receiving.
Insight: Thomas was Manning's only big target left after Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas left with injuries. Thomas eclipsed the 1,000 yard receiving mark for the season, but his fantasy owners would like him to find the end zone more often.
Tre Mason, RB, STL11/16/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: Rams running back Tre Mason had a career-high 29 carries for 113 yards versus the Broncos.
Insight: He didn't rush for a very good average, but Mason fantasy owners will take the 113 yards rushing. Mason has clearly become the Rams workhorse back.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN11/16/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Broncos running back C.J. Anderson gained 115 total yards on offense versus the Rams.
Insight: The Broncos did not run the ball well at all, only attempting 10 rushing all game, but Anderson had an impact in the passing game. He caught eight passes for 86 yards. Anderson has fantasy value as long as he is the starter.
Shaun Hill, QB, STL11/16/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill completed 20-of-29 passes for 220 yards and one touchdowns against the Broncos.
Insight: Hill found Kenny Britt for a 63-yard score at the end of the first quarter to give St. Louis a, 10-0 lead. Hill might not be a big fantasy producer, but he took care of the ball, which Austin Davis proved he cannot, so Hill will remain the starter.
Peyton Manning, QB, DEN11/16/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had his worst fantasy day of the season.
Insight: Manning was able to throw for 389 yards, but he had just one touchdown and two interceptions. Losing Julius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders certainly didn't help Manning's cause.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, TAM11/16/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught one pass for seven yards.
Insight: Seferian-Jenkins received only one target. He is not fantasy relevant.
Niles Paul, TE, WAS11/16/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Washington tight end Niles Paul caught three passes for 17 yards.
Insight: Even with Jordan Reed leaving with an injury, Paul did not have much of an impact. Neither tight end are very good fantasy plays at this point.
Vincent Jackson, WR, TAM11/16/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson had three catches for 43 yards versus Washington on Sunday.
Insight: With Mike Evans breaking out, Jackson isn't left with much with Josh McCown under center. Jackson will remain the second-best receiving option for McCown going forward as we expect Evans to continue to dominant.
DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS11/16/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson caught four passes for 35 yards.
Insight: Jackson just missed a big play a couple times with the pass just out of his reach. He is the epitome of a boom-or-bust player, who will have these kind of weeks from time-to-time. The boom, however, is worth plugging him in the lineup every week.
Mike Evans, WR, TAM11/16/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: If fantasy owners were smart enough to pickup Mike Evans the last few weeks, hopefully they were also smart enough to start him in Week 11.
Insight: Evans had seven catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns. He has surpassed Vincent Jackson for the No. 1 target in the Tampa Bay passing offense, and is a great WR2 option in fantasy.
Alfred Morris, RB, WAS11/16/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Washington running back Alfred Morris loves having Robert Griffin III back in the lineup.
Insight: Morris rushed for 96 yards on 20 carries against the Buccaneers. In the last two games since RGIII returned to the field, Morris has at least 90 rushing yards in each game.
Charles Sims, RB, TAM11/16/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims rushed for 36 yards on 13 carries.
Insight: Sims is moving into a starting role with Tampa Bay, but he is not fantasy relevant yet.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS11/16/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Washington coach Jay Gruden may go back to Colt McCoy.
Insight: We kid, but Robert Griffin III threw for two interceptions and was sacked six times. He completed 23-for-32 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown as well. We hope fantasy owners championship aspirations are not counting on RGIII.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM11/16/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown completed 15-of-23 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers to their second victory of the season.
Insight: McCown was obviously emotional after the loss last week, so it isn't a huge surprise to see him come out and lead his team to a victory against another well below average team. McCown is a risky QB2 moving forward.
Jimmy Graham, TE, NOS11/16/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham caught just three passes for 29 yards in Week 11.
Insight: Graham had strung together several good weeks, but he was a huge disappointment on Sunday against the Bengals. He remains a TE1 as fantasy owners hope the Saints offense finds itself before Week 12.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN11/16/2014 7:17:00 PM
Description: Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham had two catches for 13 yards, but both catches went for scores.
Insight: Gresham saw only three targets and nearly fumbled the first touchdown away. Despite the fantasy outburst, he is no better than a TE2.
Brandin Cooks, WR, NOS11/16/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Saints rookie wideout Brandin Cooks gained a total of 55 yards on offense against the Bengals.
Insight: Cooks led the wide receivers with five catches and also had 50 yards. Cooks added a five-yard run. He is a WR3.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN11/16/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu had just three catches for 23 yards.
Insight: Sanu had six targets, but A.J. Green returned to be Andy Dalton's favorite receiver. Sanu is a low-end WR2.
Marques Colston, WR, NOS11/16/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Saints wide receiver Marques Colston led the team with 56 receiving yards versus the Bengals.
Insight: Colston also led the team with eight targets, but the fact the leading receiver for the high-powered Saints offense had 56 yards says how much it struggled in Week 11.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN11/16/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Bengals receiver A.J. Green had his biggest fantasy day of the season in Week 11.
Insight: Green caught six passes for 127 yards and a score. He gained 80 yards on one drive, which ended in a 24-yard touchdown catchf for Green. He is obviously a WR1 moving forward.
Mark Ingram, RB, NOS11/16/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Saints running back Mark Ingram had his worst game of the season against the Bengals.
Insight: Ingram had 67 yards on 23 carries, which was good for just a 2.9 average. He has been so good lately, fantasy owners just have to chalk it up to a bad outing. The entire Saints offense did not move the ball very well in Week 11.
Jeremy Hill, RB, CIN11/16/2014 7:06:00 PM
Description: Bengals running back Jeremy Hill rushed for over 100 yards again.
Insight: Hill gained 152 yards on 27 carries against the Saints. In his three starts, Hill has rushed for over 150 yards in two of them. Hill is a fantasy starter until Giovani Bernard returns and perhaps even when he does return.
Drew Brees, QB, NOS11/16/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees was disappointing against the Bengals on Sunday.
Insight: Brees didn't turn the ball over in Week 11, but he threw for just 255 yards and a touchdown. Brees has been disappointing for his average draft selection before this season, but at this point, fantasy owners have to roll with him.
Andy Dalton, QB, CIN11/16/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a big bounceback game on Sunday.
Insight: Dalton was 16-for-22 with 220 yards and three touchdown passes as Cincinnati defeat New Orleans, 27-10, in the Super Dome. Dalton remains a decent QB1 as long as he isn't playing in primetime.
Vernon Davis, TE, SFX11/16/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: 49ers tight end Vernon Davis caught just one pass for seven yards in Week 11.
Insight: Davis remains the biggest bust among tight ends. He is probably not healthy.
Larry Donnell, TE, NYG11/16/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Giants tight end Larry Donnell caught his sixth touchdown of the season against the 49ers.
Insight: Donnell caught three passes for 54 yards with the score. He nearly had another touchdown on a fade pattern in the final few minutes of the game. That was the Giants third straight fade pattern called inside the 49ers 5-yard line. Donnell remains a solid TE1.
Anquan Boldin, WR, SFX11/16/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: 49ers wideout Anquan Boldin had five catches for 53 yards versus the Giants.
Insight: Boldin caught all but one of his targets. Boldin is the most reliable fantasy option in the San Francisco receiving core, but Michael Crabtree has the biggest upside, hence Crabtree's 48-yard touchdown.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, NYGHot11/16/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught six passes for 93 yards against the 49ers.
Insight: Beckham was behind Rueben Randle in targets, yards, and catches, but there was plenty to go around with Eli Manning's 47 pass attempts. Unfortunately for the wide receivers, the tight end Larry Donnell caught Manning's only touchdown.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SFX11/16/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught three passes for 85 yards and scored against the Giants.
Insight: It was Crabtree's first touchdown since Week 6 against the Rams. He scored on a 48-yard catch. This will likely just further confuse fantasy owners with Michael Crabtree on their bench.
Keenan Lewis, CB, NOS11/16/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Saints defensive back Keenan Lewis (knee) played just 11 snaps in a loss to Cincinnati
Insight: Lewis' absence was certainly felt as A.J. Green returned to fantasy stud status.
Rueben Randle, WR, NYG11/16/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Giants receiver Rueben Randle had his best day receiving on Sunday versus the 49ers.
Insight: Just when fantasy owners were likely giving up on Reuben Randle, he posted seven catches for 112 yards. Randle led the Giants with 15 targets. He is a risky FLEX play with upside moving forward.
Rashad Jennings, RB, NYG11/16/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Giants running back Rashad Jennings rushed for 59 yards in his return to the field in Week 11.
Insight: Jenning led the Giants in carries with 18 but gained just 59 yards and did not score. Owners still hav to like the fact he was inserted back into the lineup as the top running back. The rest of the Giants runners combined for three rushes.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SFX11/16/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for just 193 yards and a touchdown to beat the Giants, 16-10, on Sunday.
Insight: Kaepernick has been better the last couple weeks, but in his attempt to take care of the ball, the 49ers haven't had as many big plays. The quarterback also had 24 yards on eight rushes.
Eli Manning, QB, NYG11/16/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw five interceptions, tying a career-high.
Insight: To his credit, Manning kept chucking passes to try and win despite the terrible stat day. Fantasy owners don't care though because the five picks is negative 10 points. Manning also had 280 yards and a touchdown.
Jim Dray, TE, CLE11/16/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Browns tight end Jim Dray caught two passes for 46 yards.
Insight: Dray started in place of the injured Jordan Cameron and made just two plays. One of the catches went for 30 yards. If Cameron stays sidelined, Dray is a tight end flier in deep leagues.
Garrett Graham, TE, HOU11/16/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Texans tight end Garrett Graham caught two passes, back-to-back, in the two minute drill at the end of the second quarter.
Insight: The second catch went for a touchdown. Graham is still not fantasy relevant as he has just 14 catches this season.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, CLE11/16/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Browns receiver Taylor Gabriel tied fellow receiver Andrew Hawkins for a team-high 13 targets.
Insight: Gabriel caught five targets and went for 92 yards. Fantasy owners would like to have seen more catches with the amount of targets.
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU11/16/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: Texans receiver Andre Johnson caught seven passes for 68 yards versus the Browns.
Insight: Johnson led the team with nine targets in Ryan Mallett's first game. His fantasy owners should be happy with the change under center.
Andrew Hawkins, WR, CLE11/16/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins scored the lone Cleveland touchdown on Sunday against the Texans.
Insight: Hawkins caught six passes for 97 yards and scored. He received a team-high 13 targets. It will be interested to see how Josh Gordon fits in with Hawkins and company next week.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU11/16/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins had just four catches but gained 80 yards through the air on Sunday.
Insight: Even though Hopkins was not able to find the end zone again, he still turned in a good fantasy day. Ryan Mallett targeted Hopkins eight times and Andre Johnson nine.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE11/16/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Browns running back Isaiah Crowell led the team with 14 carries and 61 rushing yards.
Insight: The Cleveland backfield certainly keeps fantasy owners guessing. All three running backs were worth starting last week, but in Week 11, none of them came through.
Alfred Blue, RB, HOU11/16/2014 6:22:00 PM
Description: Texans running back Alfred Blue gained 156 yards on 36 carries against the Browns.
Insight: Blue earned the start with Arian Foster out with an injury. An early lead certainly helped Blue get a career-high 36 carries. He is a decent FLEX play as long as Foster is sidelined.
Brian Hoyer, QB, PIT11/16/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer attempted 50 passes and completed just 20 of them versus the Texans.
Insight: That's good for a 40 percent completion percentage. Hoyer did have 330 yards and a touchdown, but also threw a pick. There are better options at quarterback for fantasy purposes.
Ryan Mallett, QB, HOU11/16/2014 6:19:00 PM
Description: Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett played very well in his first NFL start.
Insight: Mallett was not afraid to throw the ball downfield, which was likely why coach Bill O'Brien made a change under center because Ryan Fitzpatrick did not or was not able to take deep shots. Mallett was 20-for-30 with 211 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Harry Douglas, WR, ATL11/16/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas played on Sunday and caught four passes for 46 yards.
Insight: Douglas caught all four of his targets. He is only viable in very deep fantasy leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI11/16/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald missed some time in the first half due to a knee issue, but has returned for the second half.
Insight: Fitzgerald has just one receptions for 22 yards. John Brown and Michael Floyd are carrying the load against the Lions, at least in the first half.
Greg Olsen, TE, CAR11/16/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Panthers tight end Greg Olsen caught five balls for 61 yards on Sunday.
Insight: Olsen remains Cam Newton's second favorite receiving option behind Kelvin Benjamin. Olsen had 11 targets and is still a solid TE1.
Julio Jones, WR, ATL11/16/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Julio Jones caught six passes for 59 yards against the Panthers.
Insight: Again, Jones did not find the end zone. He has not scored since Oct. 12. Jones, however, remains a WR1.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR11/16/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin caught nine passes for 109 yards and a touchdown versus the Falcons.
Insight: Benjamin had another slow start, but he caught fire with a touchdown and several more catches in the fourth quarter. He is a solid WR2 and low-end WR1 in deep leagues going into the playoffs.
Roddy White, WR, ATL11/16/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White led the team with eight catches, 75 yards and caught a touchdown against the Panthers in Week 11.
Insight: White led the team with 12 targets as well. It continues to be anyone's best guess as to whether Julio Jones or White will lead the Falcons in receiving any given week.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CARCold11/16/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart averaged just 3.4 yards per carry on Sunday versus the weak Falcons running defense.
Insight: DeAngelo Williams out-carried Stewart 10-to-7. Stewart gained 24 yards on his seven attempts. He will continue to be a low-end FLEX option in juicy matchups, but that is about it.
Steven Jackson, RB, ATL11/16/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Falcons running back Steven Jackson went back to his normal form in Week 11.
Insight: Jackson had rushing touchdowns in each of his last two games, but on Sunday, he rushed for just 41 yards on 17 carries.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR11/16/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams had 10 carries for 41 yards versus the Falcons.
Insight: Williams averaged 4.1 yards per carry, but for fantasy purposes, those numbers aren't cutting it. He is droppable in 10 and 12-team leagues.
Philip Rivers, QB, SDC11/16/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has his left leg rolled up on in the third quarter and was limping noticable.
Insight: Rivers continued to play, but it could be a concern later in the game and for next weekend.
Matt Ryan, QB, ATL11/16/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 268 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers.
Insight: He is a borderline QB1 moving forward. Even with all his weapons healthy, Ryan has lost his big-play potential because of all the holes on his offensive line.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR11/16/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a great fourth quarter to salvage a decent fantasy day.
Insight: Newton threw for 292 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, with both scores coming in the final stanza. Newton also rushed for 30 yards. He is too unreliable to be counted on in 10 or 12-team leagues.
Luke Willson, TE, SEA11/16/2014 5:57:00 PM
Description: Seahawks tight end Luke Willson caught three passes for 51 yards against the Chiefs.
Insight: Willson made the most of his opportunities, catching all three targets he saw. Considering the Seahawks leading receiver had 54 yards, it was a good fantasy day for Willson. Unforunately, fellow tight end Tony Moeaki caught the touchdown.
Travis Kelce, TE, KAN11/16/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce led the team with five targets and three catches against the Seahawks.
Insight: Alex Smith attempted just 16 passes, so there weren't a whole lot of opportunities for anybody in the Kansas City passing game. Kelce also fumbled, so he scored about one point in standard leagues.
Doug Baldwin, WR, SEA11/16/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin caught a touchdown in the, 24-20, loss in Kansas City.
Insight: Baldwin caught six passes for 45 yards in addition to the touchdown. He was tied for the team lead with nine targets. Of all the Seattle wide receivers, he is the most reliable in fantasy.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, KAN11/16/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe had just two catches for 18 yards against the Seahawks.
Insight: The Chiefs have now gone 11 weeks into the season without throwing a touchdown to a wide receiver. Bowe led all receivers with four targets. Kansas City only had 16 passes, so considering that, the lack of targets isn't a big surprise.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA11/16/2014 5:47:00 PM
Description: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did not score in Week 11 after four touchdowns in Week 10.
Insight: Lynch did rush 24 times for 124 yards, but the Seahawks, like every other NFL team this season, did not score on the ground against the Chiefs. Lynch remains a RB1.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KAN11/16/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 159 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns against the Seahawks.
Insight: Charles could have scored a third touchdown, but Knile Davis "vultured" it away. After a very slow, injury-plagued start, Charles is living up to his early first-round selection expectations.
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA11/16/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had just 178 passing yards and added 71 rushing yards against the Chiefs.
Insight: Wilson did throw for two touchdowns to turn in a decent fantasy day. With his running ability, he remains a low-end QB1.
Alex Smith, QB, KAN11/16/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw just 16 times in the victory against the Seahawks.
Insight: Smith completed 11 of those 16 passes for 108 yards. He did not throw for a touchdown or an interception. He was the typical "game-manager" Alex Smith.
Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI11/16/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was not really involved in the offense on Sunday.
Insight: Bennett caught four passes for 29 yards. After a strong start to the season, Bennett has six receptions for 74 yards the past two weeks.
Rhett Ellison, TE, MIN11/16/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison caught his second-career NFL touchdown on Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: Ellison made just one catch, which was a 7-yard touchdown. He isn't fantasy relevant.
Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI11/16/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall caught seven balls for 90 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings.
Insight: Marshall "boxed-out" the Vikings defenders on both his touchdowns. Even with the uneasiness at quarterback for Chicago, Marshall is having a fine fantasy season.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI11/16/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery caught 11 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Jeffery received 17 targets, which all fantasy owners love to hear. If Cutler can steady himself under center, Jeffery is a borderline WR1 for the rest of the season. However, that's a big if.
Matt Asiata, RB, MIN11/16/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata had just four touches for 14 yards against the Bears.
Insight: That's a huge disappointment after his three-touchdown day two weeks ago. Fantasy owners were likely hoping Asiata would take advantage to the matchup, but the Chicago offense held Minnesota to just 46 offensive plays and no attempts at the goal line.


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