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Wes Welker being evaluated for concussion 11-17-2013
Wes Welker WR DEN
Wes Welker was forced from Sunday night's Week 11 game against the Chiefs and is being evaluated for a concussion. Welker took a helmet-to-helmet hit on a 20-yard catch in the fourth quarter and wasn't able to finish the game after briefly returning. He finished with eight catches for 72 yards on 10 targets, but was held out of the end-zone for the second straight week. Welker will have 11 days to get cleared for a matchup with the Patriots in Week 12.
Pierre Garcon's ankle bothering him 11-17-2013
Pierre Garcon WR WAS
Pierre Garcon said his ankle was hurting him badly following Sunday's loss at Philadelphia.

ESPN.com
Garcon missed a couple snaps in the first quarter of the game, but didn't appear limited at all as he played virtually every snap after that. It sounds like a minor sprain. We should know more after coach Mike Shanahan meets with the media on Monday.
Miles Austin expected back Week 12? 11-17-2013
Miles Austin WR CLE
ESPN Dallas suggests Miles Austin (hamstring) is expected to return for Week 12.

ESPN Dallas
Austin returned to practice on the Wednesday before the Cowboys Week 11 bye. It suggests he's near 100 percent and ready to contribute. ESPN Dallas suggests Austin would move ahead of Terrance Williams on the depth chart, but a rotation in two-wide sets opposite Dez Bryant would make more sense. It's a threat to both player's fantasy upside.
Frazier noncommittal on Vikings Week 12 QB 11-17-2013
Christian Ponder QB MIN
Coach Leslie Frazier was noncommittal when asked who would be the Vikings' starting quarterback for Week 12 against the Packers.

ESPN.com
Frazier said he would get together with his coaching staff and make a decision this week. It's either going to be Christian Ponder or Josh Freeman. Matt Cassel likely doesn't have much of a chance to get the call. Ponder was horrific in the second half of Sunday's blowout loss to Seattle, completing just 4-of-9 passes for 15 yards and two interceptions. Freeman hasn't seen the field since his nightmare Monday night performance against the Giants in Week 7. If we were to make a guess on a Week 12 starter, our money is on Freeman.
Kubiak: 'We will see' on Keenum vs. Schaub 11-17-2013
Case Keenum QB STL
Coach Gary Kubiak said "we'll see" when asked who his starting quarterback will be going forward.

Houston Chronicle
Kubiak pulled a stunning move in the third quarter of Sunday's home loss to the Raiders, yanking Case Keenum in favor of Matt Schaub. Per the Houston Chronicle, Kubiak said he made the move because he wanted to increase the offensive tempo and thought Schaub was better equipped to handle in-game audibles to address protection. Clearly, he doesn't have much faith in either of his quarterback options. Whoever starts in Week 12 will have a dream home matchup with the Jaguars.
Seyi Ajirotutu steps in for Keenan Allen 11-17-2013
Seyi Ajirotutu WR SD
Seyi Ajirotutu caught two passes for 38 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami. When Keenan Allen (knee) went down in the fourth quarter, Ajirotutu became an every-down player. He had two big catches on the failed final drive. Ajirotutu is a player for extreme deep leaguers to monitor as we await word on the severity of Allen's injury.
Reggie Bush was benched in loss to Steelers 11-17-2013
Reggie Bush RB DET
The Detroit News confirms that Reggie Bush was benched -- not injured -- in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh.

Detroit News
After losing one fumble and getting away with another one when the Steelers failed to challenge, Bush took a backseat to Joique Bell. In fact, the Detroit News suggests that Bush might not have played at all in the second half if Bell didn't tweak his foot. When asked about why he wasn't playing, Bush said this: "Probably because I fumbled the ball. You turn the ball over, that's what happens. I've been in this league long enough to know that. There is nobody to blame but myself." Owners shouldn't panic. Bush is among the most valuable offensive pieces in the league and is virtually guaranteed to be back in the starting lineup against the Bucs in Week 12.
Rahim Moore leaves game with leg injury 11-17-2013
Rahim Moore S DEN
Broncos FS Rahim Moore left Sunday night's Week 11 game against the Chiefs with a lower leg injury. Moore suffered the injury in the second quarter and is questionable to return. David Bruton is Moore's backup.
Quarless catches two passes in loss 11-17-2013
Andrew Quarless TE GB
Andrew Quarless caught two passes for 18 yards in Week 11 against the Giants. Quarless has just three catches for 26 yards in two games since reeling in five passes for 34 yards against the Bears. He's not a fantasy option.
Myers catches three passes in win 11-17-2013
Brandon Myers TE TB
Brandon Myers caught three passes for 32 yards in Week 11 against Green Bay. A week after seeing zero targets, Myers was the intended receiver on four of Eli Manning's 35 throws. Still, he hasn't done much since the early part of the season and remains a fantasy non-factor as a TE2/3.
Bostick catches one pass in Week 11 11-17-2013
Brandon Bostick TE GB
Brandon Bostick caught one pass for 26 yards in Week 11 against the Giants. It was the only target Bostick saw. He caught the pass over the middle and was involved in a big-time collision with Will Hill, and Hill took the worst of it. Bostick is a big dude at 6-foot-3, 260 and remains a guy to monitor in dynasty. He's a big-time athlete.
Randle secures all three targets, TD in win 11-17-2013
Rueben Randle WR NYG
Rueben Randle caught three passes for 37 yards and one touchdown in Week 11 against the Packers. Randle caught all three passes that came his way. His 26-yard touchdown kicked off the scoring in the first quarter. Randle got behind Micah Hyde, who was all turned around, on the play. He's now visited the end zone six times in his last six games and leads the team in touchdowns. Randle is catching a lot of footballs, but he's scoring at a high rate. That makes him a fine WR3 candidate every week. Dallas is up next. Randle caught five passes for 101 yards against the Cowboys in the season opener.
Chiefs RE DeVito exits with knee injury 11-17-2013
Mike DeVito DE KC
Chiefs RE Mike DeVito exited Sunday night's Week 11 game with a left knee injury. He's been ruled out for the rest of the game. Allen Bailey has replaced him in the starting lineup.
James Jones catches two passes in loss 11-17-2013
James Jones WR OAK
James Jones caught two passes for 55 yards in Week 11 versus the Giants. Jones was targeted six times on the day. He beat Prince Amukamara for a big 45-yard gain on a post route, but that was the highlight of Jones' day. With Scott Tolzien making his first career start at quarterback, Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin did the most damage. Tolzien simply can't support three receivers. Jones will be on the WR3 radar next week against the Vikings.
Nicks catches four passes in Week 11 victory 11-17-2013
Hakeem Nicks WR IND
Hakeem Nicks caught four passes for 50 yards in Week 11 against the Packers. Nicks was targeted five times on the day but didn't appear to be very happy at one point Sunday afternoon. He was sitting by himself on the sideline, away from the rest of the offense, with a towel draped over his shoulders sulking. Nicks hasn't topped 51 yards receiving in four weeks and has yet to find the end zone in 2013. Victor Cruz remains Eli Manning's favorite and most reliable receiver. Nicks will be on the back end of the WR2 map next week against Dallas, who he burned for 114 yards on five catches in the season opener.
Boykin posts 6/91/0 line in Week 11 loss 11-17-2013
Jarrett Boykin WR GB
Jarrett Boykin caught six passes for 91 yards in Week 11 against the Giants.
Cruz goes over 100 yards in Week 11 win 11-17-2013
Victor Cruz WR NYG
Victor Cruz caught eight passes for 100 yards in Week 11 against the Packers. Cruz once again led the team in targets with 11. No other Giants receiver saw more than five passes come his way. Cruz had no trouble racking up catches and yards against a secondary that was down CBs Sam Shields and Casey Hayward. It was Cruz's first 100-yard effort since Week 4, but he still has yet to find the end zone since then. Cruz will be on the WR1 map next week against the Cowboys. He toasted Dallas for 118 yards and three scores in Week 1.
Nelson goes over 100 yards in Week 11 loss 11-17-2013
Jordy Nelson WR GB
Jordy Nelson caught eight passes for 117 yards in Week 11 against the Giants. Nelson saw a team-high nine targets in Scott Tolzien's first start. Tolzien was picking apart the New York secondary with some good intermediate throws to Nelson and company, but untimely interceptions did the Packers in. Tolzien is a heck of a lot better for Nelson's fantasy prospects than Seneca Wallace was. Nelson will be more WR2 than his usual WR1 self until Aaron Rodgers gets back. That could be next week against the Vikings, but more than likely will be on Thanksgiving Day versus the Lions. Nelson is still the obvious start in the Green Bay receiving corps.
Brandon Jacobs finds end zone in Week 11 win 11-17-2013
Brandon Jacobs RB NYG
Brandon Jacobs rushed five times for nine yards and one touchdown in Week 11 against the Packers.
James Starks touches it twice in Week 11 loss 11-17-2013
James Starks RB GB
James Starks rushed two times for minus-on yard in Week 11 against the Giants. Eddie Lacy carried the backfield load. That, coupled with the Packers trailing on the scoreboard for much of the afternoon, left no work for Starks. He's simply a handcuff for Lacy owners. Starks has minimal standalone fantasy value.
Robert Meachem has two-catch night 11-17-2013
Robert Meachem WR NO
Robert Meachem caught two passes for 78 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers. Meachem also tweaked his shoulder, but played through the injury. The one-dimensional deep threat now has 10 catches for 237 yards in nine games since reuniting with the Saints.
Kenny Stills has one-catch afternoon vs. SF 11-17-2013
Kenny Stills WR NO
Kenny Stills was held to one catch for 11 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers. Stills drew only two targets. That's the risk owners take with a boom-or-bust WR4. That being said, Stills will have a much better chance of going "boom" against the Falcons' cooked defense on Thursday.
Lance Moore manages only three catches 11-17-2013
Lance Moore WR PIT
Lance Moore caught three passes for 23 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers. Moore also committed a drop, and muffed a punt to the 49ers. Now with just 17 catches through seven games, Moore is barely on the WR4 radar in New Orleans' spread-the-wealth offense.
Andre Brown totals 93 yards in Week 11 win 11-17-2013
Andre Brown RB HOU
Andre Brown rushed for 66 yards on 18 carries in Week 11 versus Green Bay. Brown was targeted five times in the passing game, reeling in three of them for 27 yards. He doesn't look the most comfortable when attempting to catch passes, but Brown can do it if need be. Brown handled much of the work out of the backfield. Brandon Jacobs worked in on short-yardage situations and vultured a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter. A week after seeing 30 carries in his season debut, Brown touched it 21 times this week. He's going to carry a hefty workload down the stretch. Brown's leg looks healthy. The Cowboys are up next. Brown will be on the RB2 radar.
Kendall Hunter manages one yards vs. Saints 11-17-2013
Kendall Hunter RB SF
Kendall Hunter rushed four times for one yards in San Francisco's Week 11 loss to the Saints. Frank Gore's backup has now been held to 11 or fewer rushing yards in four of his past five games. Hunter remains a pure handcuff who could start losing more work to LaMichael James. James touched the ball three times Sunday.
Greg Jennings expects to return for next week 11-17-2013
Greg Jennings WR MIN
Greg Jennings (Achilles) expects to play in the Week 12 game at Green Bay.

Chris Tomasson on Twitter
Jennings said his heel was more sore than he expected when he woke up, so he sat the loss at Seattle out. That allowed Cordarrelle Patterson to rack up a season-high nine targets -- although the explosive rookie only managed a 3/28/0 line. Expect Jennings and Simpson to be the primary receivers in two-wide sets next week.
Tolzien tosses three picks in loss to Giants 11-17-2013
Scott Tolzien QB GB
Making his first NFL start, Scott Tolzien completed 24-of-34 passes for 339 yards and three interceptions in Green Bay's Week 11 loss to the Giants. Tolzien didn't play horribly, but his final interception was a poor throw. Late in the fourth quarter, he got lazy and didn't throw a swing-out pass high enough. Jason Pierre-Paul snatched it out of the air and returned it for a touchdown, sealing up the win with less than two minutes to play. Other than that, Tolzien found some openings down field and took some chances. He wasn't just throwing slants and check-downs. If Aaron Rodgers can't return for Week 12, Tolzien should get another start. The Vikings are up next for Green Bay.
Dickson catches one pass in Week 11 loss 11-17-2013
Ed Dickson TE CAR
Ed Dickson caught one pass for 13 yards in Week 11 at Chicago. After reeling in a season-high three passes last week, Dickson predictably was mostly a non-factor on offense Sunday. He's obviously not on the fantasy radar.
Dallas Clark reels in two passes in OT loss 11-17-2013
Dallas Clark TE BAL
Dallas Clark caught two passes for 31 yards in Week 11 against the Bears. Clark was targeted four times on the day. He made a slick one-handed grab on fourth-and-four late in the fourth quarter on the drive that ended in a game-tying field goal for Justin Tucker. Clark, however, is a weak fantasy option.
Mario Manningham held to one catch in loss 11-17-2013
Mario Manningham WR NYG
Mario Manningham caught one pass for eight yards in San Francisco's Week 11 loss to the Saints. Manningham drew only four targets on an afternoon where Colin Kaepernick could generate just 127 yards of passing offense. Manningham started opposite Anquan Boldin, but is clearly being eased back in. He now has four catches for 38 yards since returning in Week 10. A Monday night matchup with the Redskins' terrible pass defense in Week 12 could be what Manningham needs to get his season going.
Marrone blames o-line for C.J. Spiller's woes 11-17-2013
C.J. Spiller RB BUF
Coach Doug Marrone blamed the offensive line for C.J. Spiller's 13-carry, six-yard performance in Sunday's win over the Jets.

ESPN.com
Marques Colston manages five catches in win 11-17-2013
Marques Colston WR NO
Marques Colston caught five passes for 80 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers. Colston made some tough catches against the 49ers' stout defense, none tougher than his 26-yard grab over the middle of the field to set up a 1st-and-goal at the 49ers' six-yard line early in the fourth quarter. Left for dead by many fantasy owners, Colston has now caught 12 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown since sitting out in Week 9 with a knee injury. It would appear Colston's rest was just what the doctor ordered. Colston is a WR3 in the Saints' spread-the-wealth offense.
Martellus Bennett catches both targets in win 11-17-2013
Martellus Bennett TE CHI
Martellus Bennett caught two passes for 48 yards in Week 11 against the Ravens.
Anquan Boldin goes 6/56/1 versus Saints 11-17-2013
Anquan Boldin WR SF
Anquan Boldin caught six passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 11 loss to the Saints. Boldin's touchdown was his first since Week 4. He whipped fill-in CB Corey White for an 11-yard score in the second quarter. Regardless, Boldin has cleared 60 yards just once in his past six games, and remains a middle-of-the-road WR3 in San Francisco's struggling passing attack.
Leon Washington ruled out for Monday 11-17-2013
Leon Washington RB TEN
Leon Washington (ankle) will not play in Monday's game at Carolina.

Shalise Manza Young on Twitter
Washington probably would have been inactive even if he were healthy now that Shane Vereen (wrist) is expected back.
Jimmy Graham has six-catch afternoon 11-17-2013
Jimmy Graham TE NO
Jimmy Graham caught six passes for 41 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers. Graham was targeted 11 times one week after drawing only five, with two of them coming inside the 49ers' five-yard line. He couldn't turn either of his goal-line looks into a touchdown, however. Either way, Graham was a much bigger part of the offense after being suspiciously limited in Week 10 against the Cowboys. The Saints are playing in the Thursday night game for Week 12 - which is far from ideal for a player dealing with a painful foot injury - but Graham remains a top-two option at tight end.
Doss catches three passes in Week 11 loss 11-17-2013
Tandon Doss WR JAX
Tandon Doss caught three passes for 37 yards in Week 11 against the Bears. Playing an increased role Sunday in the absence of Marlon Brown (knee), Doss saw five targets, good for second-most on the team. Brown will be back next week against the Jets, so Doss will continue to be a fantasy non-factor.
Andre Johnson takes blame for dust-up 11-17-2013
Andre Johnson WR HOU
When asked if he was happy playing for the Texans following Sunday's loss, Andre Johnson said, "I'm under contract, so I have to play my contract out."

ESPN.com
Johnson was clearly frustrated on Sunday as he got into a sideline spat with Matt Schaub following the final play. In the locker room, he admitted that he "messed up" the route and said he's fine with Schaub now. As for his contract, Johnson is not due to hit free agency until 2017. He continues to play at a truly elite level at age 32 and deserves better than another rebuilding job, but we wouldn't expect the Texans to give up hope. Johnson is owed an affordable $6.5 million in 2014 base salary. They wouldn't get equal value in a trade.
Vernon Davis goes 4/33/1 in loss to Saints 11-17-2013
Vernon Davis TE SF
Vernon Davis caught four passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 11 loss to the Saints. Davis was targeted only five times, but made the most of his limited looks by nabbing his eighth touchdown of the season. Posing as a blocker on a Colin Kaepernick rollout, Davis hauled in a perfectly-lofted ball for a 17-yard score in the third quarter. Davis' season has been marred by injury and Kaepernick's inconsistency, but he's still a weekly top-five option at tight end.
Mark Ingram manages only 25 yards in win 11-17-2013
Mark Ingram RB NO
Mark Ingram rushed six times for 25 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers. He caught one pass for four yards. Owners chasing Ingram's Week 10 demolition of the Cowboys were rewarded with a Jed Collins touchdown in the second quarter. Ingram has looked as good as he ever has since returning from his toe injury, but is still a distant third on the Saints' running back totem pole. He's an RB4/5 for fantasy purposes, and can't be relied as a weekly option.
Jeffery leads Bears in Week 11 receiving 11-17-2013
Alshon Jeffery WR CHI
Alshon Jeffery caught seven passes for 83 yards in Week 11 versus the Ravens.
Pierre Thomas totals 84 yards in win 11-17-2013
Pierre Thomas RB NO
Pierre Thomas rushed 11 times for 49 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers, adding five catches for 35 yards.
OAK won't name their Week 12 starter just yet 11-17-2013
Terrelle Pryor QB SEA
Following Sunday's win at Houston, coach Dennis Allen declined to say if Matt McGloin has taken Terrelle Pryor's starting job.

CSN Bay Area
McGloin led the Raiders to their first road win of the season, going 18-of-32 for 197 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. "Here's what I'm going to do; I'm going to enjoy this win," Allen said. "Then we'll go back and we'll evaluate. Matt definitely did a very good job today." The Raiders could put a halt to any controversy by saying Pryor's knee isn't well enough for him to play. It's hard to see them turning away from McGloin after the way he played Sunday.
Vincent Brown's struggles continue 11-17-2013
Vincent Brown WR OAK
Vincent Brown caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami. Brown continues to play virtually every snap, but he's more of a blocker than pass-catcher. He'll be asked to do more if Keenan Allen (knee) misses time, although we're not sure how much he's capable of. Brown hasn't topped three catches or 35 yards since Week 5, and hasn't scored since Week 1.
Jacoby Jones catches two passes in loss 11-17-2013
Jacoby Jones WR BAL
Jacoby Jones caught two passes for 18 yards in Week 11 versus Chicago. They were the only two targets Jones saw. Even with Marlon Brown (knee) inactive, Jones was just a bit player on offense. Tandon Doss and Deonte Thompson picked up Brown's work. Jones isn't a fantasy option.
Darren Sproles manages only 35 yards in win 11-17-2013
Darren Sproles RB PHI
Darren Sproles rushed three times for 16 yards in New Orleans' Week 11 win over the 49ers, adding four catches for 19 yards as he played through a left ankle injury. Sproles tweaked his ankle early in the game, but missed only a few series. He didn't appear to have trouble cutting upon his return, though the fact that he managed only 35 yards on seven touches is a possible sign he was limited. Typically, Sproles' Week 12 status wouldn't be a concern after he played through the injury, but the Saints are playing in the Thursday night game. Sproles is going to be extremely sore on Monday, so it's possible his status won't be known until Wednesday or Thursday. He'll likely play, however.
Eddie Royal held to two catches in loss 11-17-2013
Eddie Royal WR SD
Eddie Royal caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami. Royal's turf toe issue wasn't the reason for this meager line. He's the slot receiver on a team that uses Antonio Gates inside and has begun to use Ladarius Green there as well. Royal has totaled four catches for 56 yards with no touchdowns over the last two weeks and would be a very poor fantasy bet at the Chiefs' elite defense in Week 12.
Tarell Brown sidelined with ribs issue 11-17-2013
Tarell Brown CB OAK
49ers RCB Tarell Brown was forced from Sunday's game against the Saints with a rib injury.

Matt Maiocco on Twitter
Brown took a huge shot from behind near the end of the first half, remaining down for several minutes. He eventually walked to the sideline under his own power, but was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. The good news is, he has an extra week to heal up for Week 12 with San Francisco playing on Monday Night Football. Brown's status will be updated later this week.
Antonio Gates gets easy TD in loss at Miami 11-17-2013
Antonio Gates TE SD
Antonio Gates caught four passes for 52 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami. Gates' first quarter touchdown from five yards out was as easy as you'll ever see. He simply released from the line and the Dolphins defense didn't account for him. Gates did get in the end zone again later in the game, but Philip Rivers clearly threw the ball when already passed the line of scrimmage. Averaging 4.8 catches for 45.2 yards with one touchdown over his last five games, Gates will be a low-end TE1 at KC in Week 12.
Marshall catches four passes in Week 11 win 11-17-2013
Brandon Marshall WR CHI
Brandon Marshall caught four passes for 42 yards in Week 11 against Baltimore. Marshall saw ten targets on the afternoon, one fewer than Alshon Jeffery. Marshall was close to finding pay dirt right before halftime, but could only get one foot down in bounds before Jimmy Smith shoved him out of bounds. He also had a blatant drop on a third-and-ten and was noticeably frustrated at times with his lack of action. It was a bad weather day in Chicago, so both passing games struggled a bit. Marshall has a date with the Rams in Week 12.
Ladarius Green busts out with 4/81/0 line 11-17-2013
Ladarius Green TE SD
Ladarius Green caught four passes for 81 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami. Green is a freakishly talented tight end that deserves far more playing time than he's received so far. Finally, the Chargers coaches realized it. Green has 4.4 wheels at 6'6/238 and showed them Sunday as he consistently ran away from Miami defenders on crossing routes. The second-year man now has 11 catches for 229 yards this season, a ridiculous 20.8 YPC mark. He's an asset to hold on deep re-draft benches and must be owned in Dynasty.
Frank Gore held to 56 yards versus Saints 11-17-2013
Frank Gore RB SF
Frank Gore rushed 13 times for 48 yards in San Francisco's Week 11 loss to the Saints, adding two catches for eight yards. Gore could have had a third catch - and potential 79-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter - but committed a brutal drop on 2nd-and-9 from San Francisco's own 21-yard line. Interestingly, Gore touched the ball just once in the final period even though San Francisco entered the session leading 17-14, and moved ahead 20-14 with 13:27 remaining. Gore has now been held below 100 yards rushing in four consecutive games, though today was the first time since Week 2 he didn't manage at least 80 yards on the ground. With the whole 49ers offense likely to fare better next Monday night against the Redskins, Gore will remain in the RB1 conversation for Week 12.
Danny Woodhead gets just seven touches 11-17-2013
Danny Woodhead RB SD
Danny Woodhead rushed five times for 21 yards and added two catches for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami.
Torrey Smith finds the end zone again in loss 11-17-2013
Torrey Smith WR BAL
Torrey Smith caught five passes for 32 yards and one touchdown in Week 11 against the Bears.
Michael Bush rushes for five yards in win 11-17-2013
Michael Bush RB CHI
Michael Bush rushed three times for five yards in Week 11 against the Ravens. As is normally the case, Bush came in just to give Matt Forte a quick breather and wasn't involved in the passing game. Bush is purely a handcuff.
Colin Kaepernick held to 127 yards vs. Saints 11-17-2013
Colin Kaepernick QB SF
Colin Kaepernick completed 17-of-31 passes for 127 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in San Francisco's Week 11 loss to the Saints.
Golden Tate held to 26 yards in victory 11-17-2013
Golden Tate WR DET
Golden Tate was held to one catch for 26 yards in the Seahawks' Week 11 win over the Vikings. Although Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and a pair of touchdowns, it was a slow day for the Seahawks' passing game as a whole because they whipped Minnesota offensively and defensively, and didn't need to get into a shootout. Tate will remain the Seahawks' "X" receiver when Seattle emerges from its Week 12 bye. Look for Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin to move around at Z and slot.
Ryan Mathews has a very good showing in loss 11-17-2013
Ryan Mathews RB SD
Ryan Mathews rushed 19 times for 127 yards and caught two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami. Mathews had a fantastic game. He consistently finished runs, eating up extra yards at the end of his touches. He also got through small holes with great burst, leading to his third 100-yard game in his last five outings. The problem with Mathews' fantasy game is that he rarely plays in the red zone (two rushing TDs all year) and doesn't play on any third downs. He'll just be a weak RB2 in a brutal matchup at Kansas City in Week 12.
Harvin returns with 17-yd catch, 58-yd return 11-17-2013
Percy Harvin WR NYJ
Percy Harvin was limited to one catch for 17 yards in his Week 11 return from the PUP list. His most explosive play came on a 58-yard kickoff return. Harvin did make a sensational diving catch for his 17-yard gain in the passing game. Look for Harvin to be a near-full-time player when Seattle emerges from its Week 12 bye. Although Harvin didn't pay immediate Week 11 WR3 dividends, he's going to offer WR2 upside with big-time playmaking ability in the fantasy playoffs.
Pierce can't find any room against the Bears 11-17-2013
Bernard Pierce RB BAL
Bernard Pierce rushed for 18 yards on ten carries in Week 11 against the Bears. Pierce wasn't a factor in the passing game. The ten carries were the most he's seen in a game since Week 5. But on a day we saw Ray Rice come back to life, Pierce couldn't find any running room and remained grounded. Soldier Field turned into a sloppy mess following a two-hour weather delay, and the Ravens kept handing it off to Rice, who saw 25 carries. Neither running back is going to have fun next week against the Jets. Pierce won't be a recommended flex play.
Baldwin goes for 63 yards, touchdown 11-17-2013
Doug Baldwin WR SEA
Doug Baldwin caught two balls for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 11 win over Minnesota. Baldwin turned in big plays on each of his receptions, making a fantastic grab for a gain of 44 yards and scoring from 19 yards out at the tail end of the second quarter. Following Seattle's Week 12 bye, Baldwin will be a low-end WR3 in fantasy leagues. He's going to be the Seahawks' No. 3 receiver.
Zach Miller goes for 69 yards in Week 11 win 11-17-2013
Zach Miller TE SEA
Zach Miller caught four balls for 69 yards in the Seahawks' Week 11 win over the Vikings. Miller led Seattle in both receptions and receiving yards on another spread-the-wealth day for Russell Wilson. It's worth noting this was Miller's first game over 50 receiving yards all season. He's a TE2 in fantasy.
Drew Brees, Saints sneak by San Francisco 11-17-2013
Drew Brees QB NO
Drew Brees completed 30-of-43 passes for 305 yards, one touchdown and one interception in New Orleans' 23-20 Week 11 win over the 49ers. It was the rare afternoon where Brees had trouble popping big plays at home, but he still managed to complete 70 percent of his passes in a game that ended up a field-goal contest. Brees was the beneficiary of an extremely fortunate fourth-quarter call, getting a lost fumble overturned on a dubious roughing-the-passer penalty. Brees' pick was a ball he couldn't loft over LB Ahmad Brooks' head, while his touchdown was a three-yard strike to reserve TE Josh Hill in the first quarter. Amazingly, the yards were Brees' third fewest of the season, while it was just the second time all year he didn't manage at least two touchdowns. Brees should have a much better fantasy day against the imploding Falcons on Thursday Night Football.
Philip Rivers can't lead game-winning drive 11-17-2013
Philip Rivers QB SD
Philip Rivers completed 22-of-34 passes for 298 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami. Rivers' already depleted receiving corps took another hit as he didn't have Keenan Allen (knee) for a potential game-winning drive. But he continues to find a way to consistently move the chains. Over the last five weeks, Rivers is averaging 275.8 yards per game -- but has just six touchdowns during that span. Don't expect a sudden scoring barrage as the Chargers have to travel to Kansas City in Week 12. Rivers will be a low-end QB1, with more risk if Allen can't suit up.
Turbin handles 8 touches as Seahawks win 11-17-2013
Robert Turbin RB SEA
Robert Turbin rushed seven times for 17 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards in Seattle's Week 11 win over Minnesota. When Tarvaris Jackson entered along with Seattle's second-team offense in blowout mode, Christine Michael lined up as the I-back and rushed once for nine yards. Turbin is the Seahawks' designated third-down specialist and change-of-pace back. If looking to roster Marshawn Lynch's handcuff, we'd prefer explosive rookie Michael over more-plodding, less-talented Turbin.
Lacy finds the end zone in Week 11 loss 11-17-2013
Eddie Lacy RB GB
Eddie Lacy rushed for 27 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries in Green Bay's Week 11, 27-13 loss to the Giants. With Scott Tolzien at the helm for the Packers, the Giants, who have been playing stout defense of late, were able to game plan for Lacy. They held him in check all afternoon, but Lacy's four-yard scoring plunge in the fourth quarter where he ran through DT Cullen Jenkins still put a smile on fantasy owners' faces. In the passing game, Lacy reeled in both of his targets for 21 yards. Lacy has a dream matchup with the Vikings next week. Minnesota surrendered three touchdowns to Marshawn Lynch in Week 11. Lacy will continue to be an RB1.
Marshawn Lynch scores 3 TDs as 'Hawks roll 11-17-2013
Marshawn Lynch RB SEA
Marshawn Lynch rushed 17 times for 54 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for nine yards with a third score as the Seahawks routed the Vikings 41-20 in Week 11. The yardage numbers weren't there as Minnesota generally played stout run defense, but Lynch compensated with three red-zone scores. The third came on a desperation, under-handed shovel pass by Russell Wilson. Lynch now has 11 all-purpose TDs through 11 games. He gets a Week 12 bye to rest his oft-utilized legs.
Mike Wallace posts another disappointing line 11-17-2013
Mike Wallace WR MIA
Mike Wallace caught four passes for 39 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers. Early on, Wallace absolutely roasted Shareece Wright on a go route and was open by three yards. But Ryan Tannehill badly underthrew his speedster, as he has so many times already this season. The pair is simply lacking chemistry and Wallace's best role is often just clearing out a side for other players to work underneath. He's now averaging just 4.4 catches for 53.4 yards with one touchdown through 10 games. Wallace will be a boom-or-bust WR3 against the Panthers in Week 12.
Simpson held to 1 catch for 1 yard 11-17-2013
Jerome Simpson WR MIN
Coming off the bench behind Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson was held to one catch for one yard in Week 11 at Seattle. Simpson made a pathetic attempt to stiff arm his way to a broken tackle on his lone reception. Predictably, it didn't work. Simpson is in the doghouse after a DUI. He can be dropped in 12- and 14-team fantasy leagues.
Jarius Wright goes for 69 yards, 2 TDs 11-17-2013
Jarius Wright WR MIN
Jarius Wright caught three balls for 69 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to Seattle. Wright scored his first touchdown via Christian Ponder, and his second from Matt Cassel after Ponder's fourth-quarter benching. Wright only played extensively because Greg Jennings (Achilles') was inactive, and Jerome Simpson (disciplinary) was used as a third receiver. Wright lacks re-draft fantasy value.
Patterson held to 28 yards in Week 11 loss 11-17-2013
Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN
Cordarrelle Patterson was limited to 28 yards on three receptions in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to Seattle. Getting his first start of the season, Patterson was targeted a season-high nine times. His most notable play was a 35-yard kickoff return. Patterson is clearly still too raw as a player with too many quarterback problems to be trusted as a WR3 in fantasy leagues. The Vikings face the Packers next.
Gerhart gets 8 touches in Week 11 loss 11-17-2013
Toby Gerhart RB JAX
Toby Gerhart rushed seven times for 67 yards and caught one ball for seven yards in Minnesota's Week 11 loss. Gerhart got more run than usual because the Seahawks blew out the Vikings, and Adrian Peterson took an early seat on the bench. Gerhart did his damage against backups. He's just a weak handcuff for Peterson's fantasy owners.
Cassel replaces Ponder, predictably struggles 11-17-2013
Matt Cassel QB MIN
Matt Cassel replaced a benched Christian Ponder in the fourth quarter of Week 11, and completed 5-of-13 passes for 78 yards, one touchdown, and an interception as Minnesota fell to Seattle. Aside from a scoring strike to Jarius Wright, Cassel's "standout" play was an interception to Seahawks MLB Bobby Wagner. The Vikings are obviously reeling at quarterback and may turn to Josh Freeman next. Cassel isn't the answer.
Rishard Matthews gets four catches in win 11-17-2013
Rishard Matthews WR MIA
Rishard Matthews caught four passes for 52 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers.
Brian Hartline has rough day in MIA's win 11-17-2013
Brian Hartline WR MIA
Brian Hartline caught five passes for 65 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers. Hartline had an awful day. He dropped a wide open pass over the middle early on, slipped on a route that nearly cost Ryan Tannehill an interceptions and had another drop late. Still, Tannehill kept the faith and targeted Hartline a team-high 13 times. Don't expect a better performance out of Hartline against the Panthers in Week 12 -- he's a WR4 that hasn't reached 70 yards or scored a touchdown since Week 3.
Adrian Peterson held to 65 yards in Week 11 11-17-2013
Adrian Peterson RB MIN
Adrian Peterson rushed 21 times for 65 yards in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to the Seahawks. Seattle's run defense hadn't performed well entering this game, but it effectively sold out to stop Peterson and it worked. Christian Ponder obviously couldn't take advantage, getting benched early in the fourth quarter. Better days are ahead for Peterson, who will take on the Packers next.
Charles Clay trucks through SD for 6/90/1 11-17-2013
Charles Clay TE MIA
Charles Clay caught six passes for 90 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers. Clay was a beast. In the third quarter, he took a simple 5-yard out from Ryan Tannehill and somehow ran through/around roughly six Chargers defenders for a 39-yard score. You don't see many tight ends capable of that. Clay is an inconsistent box-score performer because of the Dolphins offensive issues, but he has TE1 talent. He'll be a borderline top-12 play against the Panthers in Week 12.
Eli throws for 279 yards, TD in Week 11 win 11-17-2013
Eli Manning QB NYG
Eli Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 279 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Giants' Week 11, 27-13 win over the Packers.
Dexter McCluster (ankle) active for Week 11 11-17-2013
Dexter McCluster RB TEN
Dexter McCluster (ankle) is active for Week 11 against the Broncos. McCluster suffered an ankle injury in Week 9 and was limited in practice Wednesday, but will be available for his usual role. Donnie Avery (shoulder) and Anthony Fasano (knee/ankle) are also active and will start. The Chiefs inactives are QB Tyler Bray, CB Dunta Robinson, LB Nico Johnson, OL Rokevious Watkins, DT Rishaw Johnson, C Eric Kush, and NT Jaye Howard.
Daniel Thomas impresses in win over SD 11-17-2013
Daniel Thomas RB MIA
Daniel Thomas rushed 10 times for 57 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers. Thomas out-touched Lamar Miller 11 to six, and outplayed him as well. Showing good power and tackle-breaking ability, he served as the goal-line back and got full series to himself throughout the game. Over the last five weeks, he's averaging 9.4 carries per game as this backfield takes a hot-hand approach behind a poor offensive line. There won't be any upside in Thomas or Miller against the Panthers in Week 12.
Russell Wilson throws for 230 yards, 2 TDs 11-17-2013
Russell Wilson QB SEA
Russell Wilson completed 13-of-18 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' Week 11 win over Minnesota. He tacked on 14 rushing yards and finished with a career-high 151.4 passer rating. Wilson didn't have to do much in this game, but still found a way to make his touchdowns magical. The first came at the tail end of the first half with less than a minute left on a 19-yard dart to Doug Baldwin. The second was good to Marshawn Lynch on a Favrian shovel pass under duress. On a statistical tear over his last five games, Wilson will remain a mid-range QB1 option when the Seahawks take on the Saints following a Week 12 bye.
Ryan Tannehill sharp in win over Chargers 11-17-2013
Ryan Tannehill QB MIA
Ryan Tannehill completed 22-of-35 passes for 268 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers.
Christian Ponder benched following pick six 11-17-2013
Christian Ponder QB MIN
Christian Ponder was benched for Matt Cassel after throwing a pick six in Sunday's Week 11 game at Seattle. He finished 13-of-22 passing for 129 yards, a touchdown, and two picks including the interception returned for a touchdown by Walter Thurmond III. He also lost a fumble. Ponder was bad, but at this point we don't understand what putting Cassel into games down by 25 points accomplishes. Either way, it's abundantly clear that the Ponder era is coming to an end in Minnesota. We wouldn't be surprised if Josh Freeman got the start next week.
Lamar Miller gets 6 touches, Fins still win 11-17-2013
Lamar Miller RB MIA
Lamar Miller rushed four times for 17 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's 20-16 Week 11 win over the Chargers. Miller played behind a much improved Daniel Thomas (11 touches, 59 yards, one TD), barely even getting a chance to establish himself. As we've known for weeks now, this hot-hand approach isn't going anywhere. Miller has now recorded 11 or fewer touches in six of ten games and is averaging just 10.4 carries per day. With two very tough matchups on deck (vs. CAR, at NYJ), owners would be hard-pressed to use him as anything more than a weak flex.
Julius Thomas officially active for SNF 11-17-2013
Julius Thomas TE DEN
Julius Thomas (ankle) is active for Sunday night's Week 11 game against the Chiefs. Thomas practiced in full this week and his status was never in doubt. Peyton Manning (ankle) is also active, as expected. Inactive for the Broncos are CB Champ Bailey, RB Ronnie Hillman, CB Tony Carter, QB Zac Dysert, LB Nate Irving, RB Chris Kuper and C J.D. Walton.
Iupati carted to locker room w/ knee injury 11-17-2013
Mike Iupati G SF
49ers LG Mike Iupati was forced from San Francisco's Week 11 game against the Saints with a left knee injury, and will not return. Iupati could put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field, and was immediately carted to the locker room. Iupati's play has slipped this season, but it's still a huge blow for the 49ers. Adam Snyder is now in at left guard.
Flacco has another weak game in Week 11 11-17-2013
Joe Flacco QB BAL
Joe Flacco completed 17-of-31 passes for 162 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Week 11 against the Bears. That's a pitiful 5.2 YPA. Flacco has now thrown five interceptions in three games since the bye week and has now tossed a career-worst 13 on the season. His first interception Sunday was thrown right at DE David Bass, who returned it for a 24-yard touchdown. The second interception was intended for Dallas Clark and thrown into triple coverage. Outside of Torrey Smith, who he found for a five-yard touchdown, Flacco has nobody to throw to. His protection has also been spotty at best. Flacco will be a low-end QB2 against the Jets in Week 12.
Denard Robinson held without touch in loss 11-17-2013
Denard Robinson RB JAX
Denard Robinson was held without a touch in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals. Shoelace is still being punished for his Week 10 fumble. Jordan Todman operated as Maurice Jones-Drew's backup, totaling four yards on three touches. Neither player is on the re-draft league radar.
Keenan Allen leaves with apparent knee injury 11-17-2013
Keenan Allen WR SD
Keenan Allen left Sunday's Week 11 loss at Miami in the second half with an apparent right knee injury. Allen wasn't much of a factor even before leaving, catching three passes for 45 yards on six targets. But Philip Rivers certainly missed him late as his No. 1 receiver was spotted on the sideline with an ice bag on his knee. The silver lining is that it was the torn PCL in his left knee that torpedoed Allen's draft stock back in April. For now, we'll consider him day to day.
Maurice Jones-Drew manages only 35 yards 11-17-2013
Maurice Jones-Drew RB OAK
Maurice Jones-Drew rushed 14 times for 23 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals, adding four catches for 12 yards.
Talib traveled to Carolina, expected to play 11-17-2013
Aqib Talib CB DEN
Patriots CB Aqib Talib (hip) traveled to Carolina and is expected to play in Monday night's game against the Panthers.

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Injured players that won't suit up rarely travel for Bill Belichick. At this point, it would be a surprise if Talib didn't make his return as the Patriots come out of their bye. Steve Smith is a poor bet for production in this matchup.
McCown throws for 216 yards, TD in OT win 11-17-2013
Josh McCown QB TB
Josh McCown completed 19-of-31 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown in Week 11 against the Ravens. McCown averaged a healthy 7.0 YPA and didn't turn the ball over, doing exactly what Chicago hoped he would making his second start in place of an injured Jay Cutler. On the final drive in overtime, McCown threw a dart to Martellus Bennett for a 43-yard gain down the right seam over the top of Lardarius Webb. It was McCown's best throw of the day. Cutler is battling a high-ankle sprain and is highly questionable for Week 12 against the Rams. McCown will be a QB2.
Leonard Hankerson has LCL injury 11-17-2013
Leonard Hankerson WR WAS
Leonard Hankerson sustained a possible LCL injury in Sunday's loss at Philadelphia.

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Hankerson went down in the first quarter and never returned. LCL injuries are far less severe than ACL or PCL issues, but it's still a week-to-week situation. Aldrick Robinson saw a bump in snaps and produced a 2/60/1 line after Hankerson left Sunday.
Danny Noble scores 62-yard touchdown 11-17-2013
Danny Noble TE JAX
Reserve Jaguars TE Danny Noble caught a 62-yard touchdown in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals. Noble's score - which came on play action on a 4th-and-1 on Jacksonville's opening drive - was his lone catch and target of the afternoon. It was a fluke for a player signed off the practice squad 13 days ago. Noble is miles from fantasy relevance.
Clay Harbor has three-catch day vs. Jags 11-17-2013
Clay Harbor TE JAX
Clay Harbor caught three passes for 32 yards in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals. The Cardinals are notoriously vulnerable to opposing tight ends. Harbor entered Week 11 with just four catches over his past four games, and remains off the re-draft radar.
Marcedes Lewis held to three catches vs. ARZ 11-17-2013
Marcedes Lewis TE JAX
Marcedes Lewis caught three passes for 23 yards in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals. Lewis had a good matchup against a defense allowing the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, but watched reserves Danny Noble and Clay Harbor combine for four catches, 94 yards and a touchdown. Struggling for TE2 value, Lewis should remain on the waiver wire in all but the deepest of leagues.
Ace Sanders has eight catches in loss 11-17-2013
Ace Sanders WR JAX
Ace Sanders caught eight passes for 61 yards in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals. Sanders had just 16 catches on the season coming into Week 11, but was thrust into duty after a team already missing Stephen Burton lost Mike Brown to a shoulder injury. The slot man drew a team-leading 10 targets. With Brown's status up in the air, Sanders is worth a flier as a WR5 in PPR leagues, but nothing more.
Rob Housler has six-catch afternoon 11-17-2013
Rob Housler TE ARZ
Rob Housler caught six passes for 70 yards in Arizona's Week 11 win over the Jaguars.
Andre Roberts has three-catch day 11-17-2013
Andre Roberts WR WAS
Andre Roberts caught three passes for 14 yards in Arizona's Week 11 win over the Jaguars. Roberts was back to bit duty with Michael Floyd (shoulder) looking no worse for the wear. Roberts needs injuries ahead of him to provide any real value in fantasy leagues, and right now, both Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald are healthy.
Jason Avant catches one pass in win 11-17-2013
Jason Avant WR KC
Jason Avant caught one pass for five yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins. Avant is losing slot reps to Zach Ertz and has three total catches in the last three weeks. He's far off the fantasy radar.
Ray Rice lives, totals 148 yards, TD in loss 11-17-2013
Ray Rice RB BAL
Ray Rice rushed for 131 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries in the Ravens' Week 11, 23-20 overtime loss to the Bears.
Larry Fitzgerald goes 6/61/1 versus Jags 11-17-2013
Larry Fitzgerald WR ARZ
Larry Fitzgerald caught six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's Week 11 win over the Jaguars. Fitzgerald fought hard for his 14-yard score in the first quarter, shedding defenders as he snuck the nose of the ball over the goal line. Both the catches and yards were Fitzgerald's most since Week 6, while the touchdown was only his sixth of the season. Fitz is finally back to 100 percent health, but has settled in as a mid-range WR2.
Zach Ertz held to two catches 11-17-2013
Zach Ertz TE PHI
Zach Ertz caught two passes for 31 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins. Ertz saw three targets on the day as the Eagles continued to use him in the slot. If Nick Foles needed to attempt more than 26 passes, Ertz would have had a bigger day. Still, the rookie is far from a featured player in the offense as he wasn't even targeted in Week 10. Only Dynasty leaguers should hold Ertz through the Week 12 bye.
Riley Cooper comes up just short of TD 11-17-2013
Riley Cooper WR PHI
Riley Cooper caught three passes for 37 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins. For once, Cooper actually played better than the stats show. He drew a big penalty in the first half, was tackled a few feet short of the goal-line in the second half and saw a team-high seven targets (the bromance with Nick Foles continues). Cooper will be a WR3 against the Cardinals when the Eagles come out of their bye in Week 13.
Davone Bess manages one catch in Week 11 11-17-2013
Davone Bess WR CLE
Davone Bess had one catch for three yards in Week 11 against the Bengals. Bess played behind Greg Little in two wide-sets and finished with six targets. He's no higher than the No. 5 option in the passing game and can continue to be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Brent Celek turns into Usain Bolt on screen 11-17-2013
Brent Celek TE PHI
Brent Celek caught one pass for a 42-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins. On Celek's lone target of the day, he got a deceptive screen with blockers in front. The burly, lead-footed tight end looked like Usain Bolt as he sprinted past a pathetic Redskins defense to the house. It doesn't change the fact that Celek, who has 19 catches in 11 games this year, is a TE3.
Forte piles up 125 yards, TD in Bears' OT win 11-17-2013
Matt Forte RB CHI
Matt Forte rushed for 83 yards on 18 carries and caught five passes for 42 yards and one touchdown in Chicago's Week 11, 23-20 overtime win over Baltimore. The game was delayed for nearly two hours with 4:51 left in the first quarter due to storms and lightning in the area. It left Soldier Field as a sloppy mud track thereafter. Outside runs yielded few yards due to the slow track, but both teams found room between the tackles on the ground. Forte was targeted six times in the passing game. On his 14-yard touchdown catch-and-run in the fourth quarter, Forte shed five defenders on his way to the end zone. Forte has a tasty matchup with the Rams in Week 12, though St. Louis has been playing better on defense in recent weeks. Forte is still locked in as a high-end RB1.
Fozzy Whittaker totals 61 yards 11-17-2013
Fozzy Whittaker RB CAR
Fozzy Whittaker had four carries for 20 yards in Week 11 against the Bengals. He added five catches for 41 yards. Whittaker split passing-down work with Chris Ogbonnaya and should continue to push for snaps behind Willis McGahee. He secured all five of his targets by Jason Campbell and was a factor out of the backfield in the second half. Whittaker is with monitoring in re-drat leagues, but remains off the fantasy radar.
DeSean Jackson held to 4/82/0 in win 11-17-2013
DeSean Jackson WR WAS
DeSean Jackson caught four passes for 82 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins. Jackson could have done far more damage if the team needed it. He saw just four targets and Eagles sprinted out to a 24-0 lead. D-Jax continues to impress as an all-around route runner this year and will take a 58/985/7 line into the Week 12 bye. He'll see Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals in Week 13, but will remain a fine WR1 with Nick Foles playing at such a high level.
Joseph Fauria has one-catch day vs. Steelers 11-17-2013
Joseph Fauria TE DET
Joseph Fauria caught one pass for 14 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers. Fauria's only other target came from the Steelers' one-yard line, but he couldn't turn it into his first touchdown since Week 6. Fauria isn't on the re-draft league radar.
Kris Durham has three-catch afternoon 11-17-2013
Kris Durham WR TEN
Kris Durham caught three passes for 42 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers. Durham could corral only 3-of-9 targets as the Lions once again failed to establish a viable alternative to Calvin Johnson's awe-inspiring dominance. With Nate Burleson's return on the horizon, Durham's days as a WR4 are numbered. Burleson is tentatively expected to return for Week 12.
Jermaine Gresham finds end-zone in return 11-17-2013
Jermaine Gresham TE CIN
Jermaine Gresham caught two passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Browns. Gresham played the entire game after sitting out Week 10 with a groin injury. He finished with a team-high six targets and scored on a 25-yard corner route in the second quarter. Playing in a timeshare with Tyler Eifert, Gresham will remain just a low-end TE2 when the Bengals come out of their bye in Week 12.
Bryce Brown rushes four times for two yards 11-17-2013
Bryce Brown RB BUF
Bryce Brown rushed four times for two yards and added two catches for 28 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins. Late in the second quarter, LeSean McCoy went down with what looked like a serious hamstring pull. So for about 15 minutes of real time, it looked like Brown was going to be a huge player down the stretch in fantasy leagues. But McCoy came back out for the second half and appeared to be just fine. Brown remains a must-own handcuff and nothing more.
Brandon Pettigrew has three-catch day 11-17-2013
Brandon Pettigrew TE DET
Brandon Pettigrew caught three passes for 37 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers. Pettigrew tweaked his leg early in the first quarter, but played through the injury. Having cleared 40 yards in just one of his past five games, Pettigrew is a middling TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Tyler Eifert only targeted once in Week 11 11-17-2013
Tyler Eifert TE CIN
Tyler Eifert had just one catch for 15 yards in Week 11 against the Browns. With Jermaine Gresham healthy, Eifert saw his role scaled back and finished with just one target. He's nothing more than a low-end TE2 going forward and would need another injury to Gresham to become a viable fantasy option.
Nick Foles uses legs in win over Redskins 11-17-2013
Nick Foles QB PHI
Nick Foles completed 17-of-26 passes for 298 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Redskins. Foles came up inches short of two touchdown throws as Brent Celek and Riley Cooper were each stopped at the 1-yard line. He still had a nice fantasy day because he rushed nine times for 47 yards and scored a touchdown on a zone-read from four yards out. It highlights some underrated athleticism from the second-year pro. Foles has now led the Eagles to three straight wins and still hasn't thrown a pick all year. In his four starts, he's averaging 307.0 passing yards per game. Foles isn't giving this job back to Michael Vick and will be a QB1 when the Eagles come out of their bye.
Jerricho Cotchery has 3/48/1 day versus Lions 11-17-2013
Jerricho Cotchery WR CAR
Jerricho Cotchery caught three passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's Week 11 win over the Steelers. Cotchery was held off the score sheet in the first half, but started doing work after the break with the Steelers playing without Emmanuel Sanders. Cotchery now has five touchdowns over his past three games, but still isn't worth chasing as more than a touchdown-dependent WR5 in 12-14 team leagues. That will remain the case even if Sanders (foot) can't go for Week 12.
Jordan Cameron limited to 29 yards in loss 11-17-2013
Jordan Cameron TE CLE
Jordan Cameron was held to 29 yards on six catches in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bengals. Cameron didn't make his first catch until late in the second quarter and was mostly limited to check downs and underneath routes. He's taken a step back with Jason Campbell at quarterback the last two weeks, combining for just 33 yards and seven catches with no touchdowns. Cameron remains the No. 2 option in the passing game behind A.J. Green and finished with seven targets. He'll look to bounce back in Week 12 against the Steelers.
Markus Wheaton has three-catch day vs. DET 11-17-2013
Markus Wheaton WR PIT
Markus Wheaton caught three passes for 38 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 11 win over the Lions. With Emmanuel Sanders knocked out early with a foot injury, Wheaton saw a ton of snaps opposite Antonio Brown, but drew only five targets. Wheaton flashed his serious speed on a second-quarter screen, but never truly got out into the open field. Regardless of Sanders' health, Wheaton is going to continue to push for more snaps. There are worse WR5 stashes in 12-14 team leagues.
Logan Paulsen doesn't catch a pass 11-17-2013
Logan Paulsen TE WAS
Logan Paulsen did not catch a pass in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Philadelphia. Even with Jordan Reed (concussion) sidelined for the entire second half, Paulsen saw a mere three targets. Fred Davis is Reed's backup at the move tight end spot.
Santana Moss able to make two big plays 11-17-2013
Santana Moss WR WAS
Santana Moss caught two passes for 41 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Philadelphia. Moss did make two big catches as the Redskins tried to make a late comeback, but he was inefficient once again as he saw seven targets. The seldom used slot receiver hasn't topped two catches since Week 3.
Heath Miller has eight-catch day vs. Lions 11-17-2013
Heath Miller TE PIT
Heath Miller caught eight passes for 67 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 11 win over the Lions. With Emmanuel Sanders knocked out early with a foot injury, Miller was Ben Roethlisberger's primary safety valve. He could have had a bigger day, but dropped a one-yard touchdown in the end zone. The eight catches were nice for a player who hadn't corralled more than four in any of his past four games, but Miller still looked like Jake Ballard in the open field. He's not the same player he was before his knee injury, and is a borderline TE1 as a result.
Aldrick Robinson steps in for Hankerson 11-17-2013
Aldrick Robinson WR WAS
Aldrick Robinson caught two passes for 60 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Philadelphia. Robinson saw extended snaps at the Z receiver spot following Leonard Hankerson's knee injury. He responded by making a nice adjustment and fingertip catch on a 41-yard bomb to get the Skins on the board in the fourth quarter. We've seen Robinson make big plays like this before, but consistency has always been an issue. Even if Hankerson's injury proves serious, Robinson will be a desperation add only.
Greg Little a non-factor in loss to Browns 11-17-2013
Greg Little WR CIN
Greg Little had one catch for nine yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Browns. Little predictably came back down to earth after going off for seven catches and 122 yards in Week 9 against the Ravens. He started over Davone Bess, but was only targeted six times in the passing game despite Jason Campbell's 56 passing attempts. Little has just 29 catches for 349 yards an one touchdown through 10 games and remains off the fantasy radar.
Darrel Young gets a fluke 62-yard TD catch 11-17-2013
Darrel Young RB WAS
Redskins FB Darrel Young rushed twice for six yards and caught one pass for a 62-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Philadelphia. Just like when Young rushed for three touchdowns in Week 9, this touchdown catch can be written off as a fluke as well. It was a broken play in which the Eagles forgot about Young and he just rumbled to the house. The lead blocker shouldn't be owned in any format.
Rashard Mendenhall manages only 27 yards 11-17-2013
Rashard Mendenhall RB ARZ
Rashard Mendenhall rushed 13 times for 14 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's Week 11 win over the Jaguars, adding three catches for 13 yards.
Andrew Hawkins plays minor role vs. Browns 11-17-2013
Andrew Hawkins WR CLE
Andrew Hawkins had one catch for six yards in Week 11 against the Browns. Hawkins is still working his way back into the Bengals offense after spending the first eight weeks on injured reserve. He could overtake Mohamed Sanu for slot duties when fully healthy.
Pierre Garcon gets six catches in loss 11-17-2013
Pierre Garcon WR WAS
Pierre Garcon caught six passes for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Philadelphia. Robert Griffin III was nothing short of inept for three quarters, leading to limited opportunities for Garcon. He started to do work against Cary Williams and Roc Carmichael late, flashing that unique playmaking ability we've seen for much of the year. Still, it's a disappointing line for Garcon considering the matchup and things won't get easier in Week 12 when the Redskins host the 49ers. The good news for owners is that the Redskins will have to throw more early as the 49ers are likely to make stopping Alf Morris a priority. Averaging 6.7 catches per game, Garcon remains an elite fantasy asset.
Marvin Jones held to one catch in Week 11 11-17-2013
Marvin Jones WR CIN
Marvin Jones was held to one catch for nine yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Browns. Jones had just two targets and barely saw the field in the second half. Since going off for 122 yards and four touchdowns in Week 8, he has a total of six catches for 77 yards over his last three games. Jones will remain nothing more than a boom-or-bust WR4 when the Bengals come out of their bye in Week 12.
Ellington manages only 13 yards in victory 11-17-2013
Andre Ellington RB ARZ
Andre Ellington rushed eight times for three yards in Arizona's Week 11 over the Jaguars, adding two catches for 10 yards. The Cardinals did a good job of getting Ellington out into space, but Gus Bradley's defense did a better job of gang tackling. Ellington's day was symbolized by a -1 yard catch in the third quarter, where DE Jason Babin ripped out some of his dreadlocks as a group of Jags defenders wrestled him to the ground. The yards from scrimmage were tied for Ellington's fewest of the season, while the rush attempts were five less than the 13 he averaged in Weeks 9-10. Ellington will be a boom-or-bust RB2 in Week 12 against the Colts.
Roy Helu gets six touches in loss 11-17-2013
Roy Helu RB WAS
Roy Helu rushed three times for 39 yards and added three catches for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Philadelphia. Helu broke off an explosive 24-yard run with the Redskins in all-out comeback mode, but was quiet once again otherwise. He's just not going to get any base carries with Alfred Morris playing so well. Helu has had six or fewer touches in four straight games.
Alfred Morris held out of end zone yet again 11-17-2013
Alfred Morris RB WAS
Alfred Morris rushed 22 times for 93 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Philadelphia. It was a standard day at the office for Morris. He continually broke through tackles with his unique power, breaking off at least 4.0 YPC for the ninth straight game. Of course, his fantasy owners will be disappointed because he failed to catch a pass for the eighth straight game and failed to get in the end zone again. Morris is averaging 91.8 rushing yards per day, but will just be a RB2 against the 49ers rugged run defense in Week 12.
Mohamed Sanu gets first touchdown of season 11-17-2013
Mohamed Sanu WR CIN
Mohamed Sanu caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Browns. Sanu finished with five targets and scored on a six-yard catch in the second quarter. He added a 25-yard pass to Giovani Bernard on a gadget play, but was otherwise a non-factor. With the Bengals on a bye in Week 12, Sanu can continue to be left on the waive-wire in re-draft leagues.
Le'Veon Bell totals 88 yards in win over DET 11-17-2013
Le'Veon Bell RB PIT
Le'Veon Bell rushed 18 times for 36 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 11 win over the Lions, adding four catches for 52 yards. The catches helped save Bell's afternoon from a fantasy perspective, but it was an extremely disappointing rushing effort against one of the league's softer run defenses. Counting Bell's catches, 13 of his touches went for two or fewer yards, while his yards per carry is now down to 3.13. When defenses are ready for Bell - which has been often this season - he simply can't get more than what's blocked. He'll be a middling RB2 in Week 12 against the Browns.
Robert Griffin goes off in garbage time again 11-17-2013
Robert Griffin III QB WAS
Robert Griffin III completed 17-of-35 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 24-16 Week 11 loss at Philadelphia. Griffin added two two-point conversions and rushed 10 times for 44 yards. But his fantasy box score will look far better than he actually played. The Redskins dug themselves a 24-0 hole as RG3 was inaccurate and often felt pressure that wasn't there. He also killed a comeback attempt with a wildly unprofessional pass that was just tossed up for grabs and picked off by Brandon Boykin. With Jordan Reed (concussion) and Leonard Hankerson (knee) going down, Griffin's weapons are thinned out. He's turned into a garbage-time kind, but will be extremely tough to trust as anything more than a borderline QB1 against the 49ers' fearsome defense in Week 12.
DeAndre Hopkins held to one catch 11-17-2013
DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU
DeAndre Hopkins caught one pass for seven yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Raiders. Hopkins was not injured, so it was mind-boggling that he saw just two targets even though Texans quarterbacks attempted 49 passes. The rookie just wasn't the first or second read as Andre Johnson/Garrett Graham combined for 30 targets. It's a somewhat familiar refrain for Hopkins, who has seen six targets or less in six of the last seven games. He'll just be a WR3 even in a dream matchup with the Jags in Week 11.
Josh Gordon posts 5/125/1 line in Week 11 11-17-2013
Josh Gordon WR CLE
Josh Gordon had five catches for 125 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bengals. Gordon beat Dre Kirkpatrick deep for a 74-yard touchdown in the third quarter and was targeted a team-high 15 times. He struggled to get on the same page as Jason Campbell consistently and dropped a second touchdown in the end-zone late in fourth quarter. Gordon now has 40 catches for 751 yards and four touchdowns through eight games and will be a borderline WR1 in Week 12 against the Steelers.
Michael Floyd drops 6/193/1 line on Jaguars 11-17-2013
Michael Floyd WR ARZ
Michael Floyd caught six passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's Week 11 win over the Jaguars.
Jermaine Kearse suffers concussion 11-17-2013
Jermaine Kearse WR SEA
Jermaine Kearse suffered a concussion in Seattle's Week 11 game against Minnesota and will not return. The jump-ball specialist and fourth receiver didn't catch a pass before the injury. The Seahawks have a bye in Week 12, so Kearse ought to be medically cleared for the next time they play.
Andre Johnson racks up 10 more catches 11-17-2013
Andre Johnson WR HOU
Andre Johnson caught 10 passes for 116 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Raiders. Johnson racked up 17 targets from the Texans' two-headed quarterback monster, but he was none too pleased after a goal-line miscommunication. He had serious and heated words with Matt Schaub on the sideline as time expired. Regardless, Johnson is going to produce no matter who is under center -- especially against the Jags in Week 12. Over the last three weeks, he's averaging 8.0 catches for 127.3 yards and has scored five times.
Antonio Brown has 7/147/2 game versus Lions 11-17-2013
Antonio Brown WR PIT
Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's Week 11 win over the Lions. Brown caught both of his scores in the first quarter, doing major work after the catch on both grabs. Brown capped the Steelers' opening drive by catching a quick out, shedding two tackles and racing to the house for a 34-yard touchdown. He scored a 47-yarder in similar fashion two and a half minutes later. Now up to 74/952/5 on the season, Brown is a legitimate WR1, and making the Steelers look smart for choosing him over Mike Wallace.
A.J. Green shut down by Joe Haden 11-17-2013
A.J. Green WR CIN
A.J. Green had just two catches for seven yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Browns. Green was shut down by shadow coverage from Joe Haden and targeted on both of Andy Dalton's interceptions. He finished with just five targets in a game where Dalton completed only 13 passes. It's the first time this season Green has been held under 41 yards receiving and breaks a streak of five straight 100-plus yard games. Green will be a strong bounce back candidate when the Bengals come out of their bye in Week 12 against the Chargers.
Jacquizz Rodgers gets 7 touches in Week 11 11-17-2013
Jacquizz Rodgers RB ATL
Jacquizz Rodgers rushed six times for 22 yards and caught an eight-yard pass in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. Rodgers got seven touches, and then took a seat to watch third-string RB Antone Smith break off gains of 50 and 33 in garbage time. (Jason Snelling was inactive.) Rodgers is playing a similar snap count to Steven Jackson, but isn't being featured in terms of touches. He's just a handcuff in fantasy leagues.
Tony Gonzalez catches 6 balls in loss 11-17-2013
Tony Gonzalez TE ATL
Tony Gonzalez caught six balls for 51 yards and a two-point conversion in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. Gonzo caught the two-pointer from Dominique Davis, who relieved Matt Ryan in blowout mode but went on to suffer an injury, which forced Ryan back into the game late. Gonzalez is generally producing as a mid-range to low-end TE1 nowadays and should be treated as that in Week 12 against New Orleans.
Garrett Graham explodes for Texans in loss 11-17-2013
Garrett Graham TE HOU
Garrett Graham caught seven passes for 136 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Raiders. Graham buried his team by losing a fumble on the very first possession. But after that, he had his best game as a pro. He caught 42-yard bomb for a touchdown off a wild scramble from Case Keenum and continued to run free in the Raiders secondary all day long. It comes out of nowhere as Graham had been a huge disappointment since Owen Daniels' injury, averaging 2.8 catches for 28.4 yards with no touchdowns over the previous five games. Graham still can't be trusted as a TE1 heading into the Week 12 game against the Jaguars, but he's back on the TE2 map.
Harry Douglas pops off for 134 yards, TD 11-17-2013
Harry Douglas WR ATL
Harry Douglas caught six passes for 134 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. The entire Atlanta passing attack benefited immensely from garbage time, as it could get nothing going for the short period Sunday's affair was in doubt. Douglas isn't a great talent and never has been, but he's capitalizing on his opportunities on a weekly basis now and will remain a starter for the rest of the season. He'll be a solid WR3 when the Falcons face the Saints in Week 12.
Shorts steamed about role after 2-catch day 11-17-2013
Cecil Shorts WR JAX
Cecil Shorts caught just two passes for 22 yards in Jacksonville's Week 11 loss to the Cardinals, and popped off about his role afterward. "I have to say something and sit down with (coach Gus Bradley and Chad Henne) because it's getting ridiculous in my opinion," Shorts said to reporters. "To have one target until seven minutes left in the game, that's (expletive) dumb. That's dumb, period." We don't disagree, particularly since No. 2 receiver Mike Brown missed a large chunk of the game with a shoulder injury. Shorts has struggled since Justin Blackmon's season-ending suspension, catching just four passes for 64 yards across two games. He's on the WR2/3 borderline.
Dennis Johnson doesn't impress on 2 carries 11-17-2013
Dennis Johnson RB HOU
Dennis Johnson rushed two times for two yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Raiders. Johnson got the call on a 3rd-and-short in the first half and couldn't break an arm tackle to get the first down. From there, he barely played. With Ben Tate playing through his broken ribs without much issue, Johnson is just a weak handcuff right now.
McGahee struggles again in loss to Bengals 11-17-2013
Willis McGahee RB CLE
Willis McGahee was held to 13 yards on six carries in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bengals. McGahee started, but lost significant snaps to Chris Ogbonnaya and was limited to short-yardage and red-zone work. He failed to convert on his only goal-line carry in the first quarter and is averaging a pathetic 2.6 yards per carry through eight games. McGahee can be dropped for higher upside options in re-draft leagues.
Ben Tate with another gritty performance 11-17-2013
Ben Tate RB MIN
Ben Tate rushed 19 times for 88 yards and caught four passes for 29 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Raiders.
Calvin Johnson pastes Steelers for 6/179/2 11-17-2013
Calvin Johnson WR DET
Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers. Amazingly, Megatron did all of his damage in the first half, as the Lions' offense tanked after halftime. With the Steelers trailing 17-3 early in the second quarter, Johnson destroyed Ike Taylor for a 79-yard touchdown on play action. Seven minutes later, he juked Taylor out of his shoes for a 19-yard score. Megatron drew only three looks after halftime, one of which turned into a Matthew Stafford interception. The league's No. 1 receiver boasts an eye-popping 59/1,083/11 line heading into Week 12. Johnson has 746 yards over his past four games.
Roddy White limited to 36 yards, touchdown 11-17-2013
Roddy White WR ATL
Roddy White caught three balls for 36 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. Shut down all day by Darrelle Revis, White's fantasy day was saved by a fourth-quarter touchdown from six yards out. White will be a better fantasy bet on Thursday Night Football against the Saints in Week 12, although owners shouldn't underestimate the emerging shutdown coverage of New Orleans CB Keenan Lewis.
Ogbonnaya leads Browns in carries in Week 11 11-17-2013
Chris Ogbonnaya RB CAR
Chris Ogbonnaya had eight carries for 69 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bengals. He added six catches for 30 yards. Ogbonnaya saw more carries than Willis McGahee, who was relegated to short-yardage and red-zone work. He made a back-side cut for an impressive 43-yard run in the first quarter, but also had a costly fumble on a screen pass that was returned for a touchdown. Ogbonnaya should continue to lead the backfield in touches going forward, but has limited upside in Cleveland's pass heavy offense.
Matt Schaub fails to spark Texans off bench 11-17-2013
Matt Schaub QB OAK
Coming on in relief of Case Keenum, Matt Schaub completed 12-of-25 passes for 155 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 28-23 Week 11 loss to the Raiders. With the Texans down 28-17 near the end of the third quarter, Schaub surprisingly got the call. Predictably, he did little to spark the team. Showing the red-zone woes that have plagued him for so long, the game ended on a goal-line stand by the Raiders. Afterward, Schaub and Andre Johnson were spotted in the midst of a heated exchange. It's unclear who the Texans will start at quarterback the dreamy Week 12 home matchup with the Jaguars.
S-Jax handles 13 touches in Week 11 11-17-2013
Steven Jackson RB ATL
Steven Jackson was held to 41 yards on 11 carries and caught two passes for 24 yards in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. Jackson still runs hard, but his offensive line doesn't open holes and he lacks lateral agility to create his own running room on the rare occasions he gets even the slightest crease. The Falcons are going to cut him in the offseason. Consider S-Jax a low-end flex option when Atlanta faces New Orleans on Thursday Night Football in Week 12.
Reggie Bush manages only 53 yards in loss 11-17-2013
Reggie Bush RB DET
Reggie Bush rushed 12 times for 31 yards in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers, adding two catches for 23 yards. Bush also lost a fumble, and got away with a second after Pittsburgh failed to challenge an obvious cough up. Bush's shoddy ball-handling combined with slippery conditions at Heinz Field earned him a spot on the bench for large chunks of the second quarter and second half, though he returned to feature duties in the fourth quarter after Joique Bell tweaked his ankle. The decision appeared to have far more to do with the weather than Bush's fumbles, or at least that's what Jim Schwartz told the FOX broadcasting crew. Bush's starting job is in zero danger. He'll remain an RB1 for Week 12 against the Bucs.
Antone Smith goes for 92 yards, touchdown 11-17-2013
Antone Smith RB ATL
Falcons RB Antone Smith rushed twice for 88 yards and a touchdown and caught a four-yard pass in Atlanta's Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. Surprisingly taking change-of-pace carries away from Jacquizz Rodgers late in the game, Smith turned his lone two carries into garbage-time gains of 50 and 38, the former going for a score. While Smith doesn't suddenly have fantasy value, it isn't crazy to think he's earned more touches moving forward.
Green-Ellis held to 62 yards on 16 carries 11-17-2013
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB CIN
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed 16 times for 62 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Browns. It was another ineffective game from Green-Ellis, who averaged just 3.9 yards per carry despite the 16 carries. He handled his usual early down and short-yardage work and wasn't involved in the passing game. Green-Ellis did most of his damage in the second half with Cincinnati protecting a lead. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 5 and will be nothing more than a low-end FLEX option when the Bengals come out of their bye in Week 12.
Denarius Moore gets a TD on a pick play 11-17-2013
Denarius Moore WR OAK
Denarius Moore caught two passes for 11 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win at Houston. Moore's touchdown came on a goal-line pick play that was executed to perfection. He did see six targets, but Matt McGloin's game fits better with Rod Streater's skill set. Moore won't be a good WR3/4 play against a very good Titans corner duo in Week 12.
Tim Wright held to one catch for 13 yards 11-17-2013
Tim Wright WR NE
Tim Wright was held to one reception for 13 yards in the Bucs' Week 11 win over the Falcons. Vincent Jackson hogged virtually all of Tampa Bay's receiving production, leaving scraps for the likes of Wright, Tiquan Underwood, and Chris Owusu on a run-heavy day featuring Bobby Rainey. Wright will be a mere TE2 when the Buccaneers take on the Lions in Week 12.
Mychal Rivera shows well for McGloin 11-17-2013
Mychal Rivera TE OAK
Mychal Rivera caught five passes for 54 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win An athletic sixth-round rookie out of Tennessee, Rivera set career-highs across the board. It's not a coincidence it happened with Matt McGloin stepping in and instilling some consistency in the passing game. Still, Rivera is the No. 3 option in a passing game that won't sustain this kind of efficiency going forward. He'd be a weak TE2 plug-n-play against the Titans in Week 12.
Joique Bell totals 97 yards, but hurts ankle 11-17-2013
Joique Bell RB DET
Joique Bell rushed nine times for 49 yards and a touchdown in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers, adding three catches for 48 yards before departing with a fourth-quarter ankle injury. Speaking afterward, coach Jim Schwartz said Bell was cleared to return, but the Lions opted to hold him out. Bell was thrust into a bigger role after Reggie Bush lost a fumble. Schwartz also told the FOX broadcasting crew the Lions preferred Bell in the second half because of the soupy conditions at Heinz Field. Bell was gaining yards in chunks before going down, but will remain an RB4 for Week 12 against the Bucs if he's active. Bush's starting job is in zero danger.
Underwood held to one reception in Wk 11 11-17-2013
Tiquan Underwood WR CAR
Tiquan Underwood was held to one catch for 20 yards in the Bucs' Week 11 win over the Falcons. Underwood has been a predictable dud since Mike Williams was lost for the season. Leave him on the waiver wire ahead of a Week 12 tilt with Detroit.
Vincent Jackson erupts for 10-165-1 vs. ATL 11-17-2013
Vincent Jackson WR TB
Vincent Jackson went off for ten catches, 165 yards, and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 11 win over the Falcons. V-Jax won contested catch after contested catch against the Falcons, beating Asante Samuel for a 53-yard bomb down the right sideline and scoring on a jump-ball fade on the other side of the formation from three yards out in the third quarter. V-Jax remains a boom-or-bust weekly WR2, but is worth firing up every week in fantasy leagues because he has week-winning talent. Keep riding him when the Bucs take on the Lions in Week 12.
Jabari Greer ruled out with left knee injury 11-17-2013
Jabari Greer CB NO
Saints CB Jabari Greer suffered a left knee injury in Sunday's game against the 49ers, and will not return. Corey White is now in the game. Greer skied to defend a Colin Kaepernick pass in the first quarter, but landed awkwardly. He stayed down in a heap before being carted to the locker room. It had the looks of a season-ending injury. Greer's status will be updated no later than Monday afternoon.
Giovani Bernard totals 89 yards in Week 12 11-17-2013
Giovani Bernard RB CIN
Giovani Bernard had 10 carries for 45 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Browns. He added four catches for 44 yards. Bernard led the Bengals in receiving and was targeted five times by Andy Dalton. He reaggravated his rib injury and briefly exited in the second quarter, but was able to finish the game. Despite seeing less carries than BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bernard remains heavily involved in the offense and is going continue to see at least 15 touches per week. He's locked in as a high-end RB2.
Brian Leonard gets 8 touches in Week 11 11-17-2013
Brian Leonard RB NO
Brian Leonard managed 16 yards on four carries and caught four passes for 21 yards in the Bucs' Week 11 win over the Falcons. The Bucs rode the hot hand in this one, and Bobby Rainey had it. Leonard did not. Now a fullback/change-of-pace behind Rainey with Mike James and Doug Martin on I.R., Leonard offers very little fantasy appeal in 12-team leagues.
Rod Streater leads Raiders passing game 11-17-2013
Rod Streater WR OAK
Rod Streater caught six passes for 84 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win at Houston.
Marcel Reece gets six touches in win 11-17-2013
Marcel Reece RB OAK
Marcel Reece rushed four times for six yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win at Houston. Even with Darren McFadden (hamstring) down, Reece has not earned a real piece of the running game. He also had a really bad drop on a perfectly thrown ball from Matt McGloin in the first half. Reece shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.
Bobby Rainey explodes for 167 yards, 3 TDs 11-17-2013
Bobby Rainey RB TB
Bobby Rainey exploded for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries and caught two passes for four yards and a third score as the Buccaneers trampled the Falcons 41-28 in Week 11. Although the Bucs were playing a lifeless Falcons defense and Tampa Bay's offensive line legitimately blocked out the sun, Rainey deserves credit for outstanding vision and plus burst through the hole. He has some Ahmad Bradshaw to him, and it not a liability in the passing game. Clearly a superior option to FB/HB plodder Brian Leonard at this point, Rainey will be worth firing up as a flex play against the Falcons in Week 12.
Stafford Jekyll-and-Hydes in crushing loss 11-17-2013
Matthew Stafford QB DET
Matthew Stafford completed 19-of-46 passes for 362 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Detroit's Week 11 loss to the Steelers. It was the tale of two halves for Stafford, who entered halftime with 327 yards and two touchdowns to Calvin Johnson, but could manage only 35 after the break. Stafford's play clearly slipped in the second half, but he was hurt by a number of brutal drops from his slipshod receiver. A rainstorm and improved play from the Steelers' defense didn't help. Stafford found Megatron for a 79-yard bomb on play action in the second quarter, but threw a pick on the same play with time running out in the fourth. All in all, it was a frustrating game for fantasy's No. 3 quarterback, but hardly a worrying one. Stafford should keep on rolling in Week 12 against the Bucs.
Stephen Hill held catch-less in Week 11 11-17-2013
Stephen Hill WR NYJ
Stephen Hill was held without a catch in the Jets' Week 11 loss. Hill was outproduced by David Nelson, Santonio Holmes, and Greg Salas in the defeat. A boom-or-bust player in a receiver rotation with quarterback troubles, Hill is not worth rostering in 12- and 14-team fantasy football leagues. Hill has now been held catch-less in back-to-back games.
David Nelson catches 1 ball for 12 yards 11-17-2013
David Nelson WR NYJ
David Nelson was held to one catch for 12 yards in Week 11. The Jets employed a deep receiver rotation against Buffalo, with Greg Salas scattered in amongst Nelson, Santonio Holmes, and Stephen Hill. It's not a good fantasy situation with New York struggling so much at quarterback. Geno Smith was benched for Matt Simms in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss.
Rashad Jennings blows up for 22/150/1 11-17-2013
Rashad Jennings RB NYG
Rashad Jennings rushed 22 times for 150 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win at Houston. It was yet another impressive performance for Jennings as he fills in for Darren McFadden (hamstring). The highlight was an 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter during which he absolutely trucked Texans S D.J. Swearinger and then outran the entire defense. Over the last three games, Jennings is averaging 19.0 carries for 113.3 yards and has scored two times. He's earned at least a committee role even when McFadden comes back, although no one knows when that will be. The Raiders host the Titans in Week 12.
Jason Campbell throws three picks in loss 11-17-2013
Jason Campbell QB CIN
Jason Campbell completed 27-of-56 passes for 248 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bengals. Campbell hadn't thrown a pick in 90 passing attempts coming into the game. He took a major step back this week and committed three turnovers. Campbell struggled with some bad overthrows in the red-zone and was forced to check down on the majority of his throws. His lone highlight was a 74-yard touchdown to Josh Gordon in the third quarter. Campbell will be just a low-end QB2 in Week 12 against the Steelers.
Santonio Holmes goes for 71 yards in loss 11-17-2013
Santonio Holmes WR CHI
Santonio Holmes caught two balls for 71 yards in the Jets' Week 11 loss to Buffalo. Holmes looked sharp and explosive in his return from a lengthy hamstring injury, converting gains of 38 and 33 yards against Buffalo. Holmes will be a boom-or-bust WR3 option when the Jets face the Ravens in Week 12. Although Holmes has plenty of ability left, he remains a bit of an on-field headcase and the Jets' quarterback woes are working against him.
Roethlisberger throws for four scores in win 11-17-2013
Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT
Ben Roethlisberger completed 29-of-45 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 37-27 Week 11 win over the Lions. He added six rushes for 12 yards. Roethlisberger had an up-and-down game, sizzling in the first quarter, struggling in the second and doing a little bit of both after the break. He benefitted mightily from yards after the catch. It all added up to his second four-score game in three weeks, and third multi-TD effort of the season. That's not a typo: Roethlisberger has only three multi-score afternoons in 10 games. Roethlisberger can still sling it when he needs to, but is an inconsistent fantasy option in an offense that wants to be run-first. He'll be a mid-range QB2 in Week 12 against the Browns.
Cumberland goes for 25 yards, touchdown 11-17-2013
Jeff Cumberland TE NYJ
Jeff Cumberland caught three passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 11 loss to the Bills. He played ahead of Kellen Winslow, who is back from suspension but produced just one reception for 17 yards. Due to the Jets' tight end committee, Cumberland and Winslow are waiver-wire fodder in standard fantasy leagues.
Kellen Winslow catches 1 ball for 17 yards 11-17-2013
Kellen Winslow TE NYJ
Kellen Winslow caught one pass for 17 yards in the Jets' Week 11 loss. Jeff Cumberland had three catches for 25 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown. The Jets are using a rotation at tight end, curbing the fantasy appeal of their players at the position. Winslow lacks value in 12-team fantasy leagues.
Powell gets six touches as Jets lose to Bills 11-17-2013
Bilal Powell RB NYJ
Bilal Powell rushed for 27 yards on five carries and caught one pass for one yard in the Jets' Week 11 loss to Buffalo. Powell has settled in as the change-of-pace back and third-down specialist behind Chris Ivory. Powell only has handcuff/stash appeal in re-draft leagues.
Matt McGloin throws 3 TDs, leads OAK to win 11-17-2013
Matt McGloin QB OAK
Matt McGloin completed 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 28-23 Week 11 win at Houston. Not bad for an undrafted rookie that was a walk-on at Penn State. McGloin showed eye-opening arm strength, repeatedly making true NFL throws on frozen ropes up the middle and to the sideline. Most importantly, he guided the Raiders to their first road win of the season -- and forged a quarterback controversy in the process. In Terrelle Pryor's last three games, he threw zero touchdowns and was intercepted five times. Even if his knee is ready, we'd expect McGloin to start the Week 12 home game against the Titans. He'll be a desperation QB2.
Chris Ivory rumbles for 98 yards & TD 11-17-2013
Chris Ivory RB NYJ
Chris Ivory rushed 15 times for 98 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 11 loss to Buffalo. Ivory was en route to a low-yardage game until breaking off a 69-yard run in fourth-quarter garbage time. Still, he's clearly settled in as the Jets' featured, early-down back and has RB2 value entering a Week 12 date with Baltimore.
Dalton manages Bengals to seventh win 11-17-2013
Andy Dalton QB CIN
Andy Dalton completed 13-of-27 passes for 93 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Browns. Dalton struggled early with back-to-back interceptions to Joe Haden in the first quarter, but was able to manage the Bengals to their first win since Week 8. He couldn't get anything going downfield with A.J. Green and was forced to rely on the short passing game, averaging just 3.4 yards per attempt. Dalton connected with Jermaine Gresham on a corner route for a 25-yard touchdown for his first touchdown, and both of his other scores came on wide-open throws inside the red-zone. He'll remain a high-end QB2 when the Bengals come out of their bye in Week 13 against the Chargers.
Rex: Geno Smith will keep job into Week 12 11-17-2013
Geno Smith QB NYJ
Coach Rex Ryan announced in his post-game presser Sunday that Geno Smith will regain his starting job in Week 12 against Baltimore. After committing four turnovers in Sunday's blowout loss to Buffalo, Smith was benched in the fourth quarter in favor of Matt Simms. He'll return as the Week 12 starter, but has another difficult matchup and his leash could be shortening. Smith has been dreadful when pressured this season. Defenses are clearly catching on to the fact that he does not handle blitzes well.
Matt Simms replaces Geno in 4th quarter 11-17-2013
Matt Simms QB NYJ
Replacing a struggling Geno Smith in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 11 loss to Buffalo, Matt Simms completed 4-of-6 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. His score went to TE Jeff Cumberland from 13 yards out. The Jets figure to turn back to Geno ahead of a Week 12 clash with the Ravens, but there are no guarantees. Wait to see what Rex Ryan says on Sunday evening and during his Monday press conference, after reviewing Smith's Week 11 game tape.
Chad Henne throws two picks in latest loss 11-17-2013
Chad Henne QB JAX
Chad Henne completed 27-of-42 passes for 255 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Jacksonville's 27-14 Week 11 loss to the Cardinals. Henne found reserve TE Danny Noble for a 62-yard touchdown on Jacksonville's fourth play from scrimmage - on 4th-and-1, no less - but it was all downhill from there, as Henne offered no big-play ability and threw two terrible picks. He'd be a candidate to be benched if he were backed up by anyone other than Blaine Gabbert. Fading more each week, Henne won't be a viable QB2 in Week 12 against the Texans.
Chris Gragg goes catch-less in Week 11 win 11-17-2013
Chris Gragg TE BUF
Bills TE Chris Gragg was held catch-less in Week 11 against the Jets. A week after seeing six targets and scoring his first NFL touchdown, Gragg was a non-factor. He only has fantasy value in deeper Dynasty leagues.
Cards WR Teddy Williams has torn Achilles' 11-17-2013
Teddy Williams WR JAX
Cardinals WR Teddy Williams has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles' tendon.

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It's a crushing, season-ending blow for the fourth-year wideout out of Texas-San Antonio. Primarily a special teamer, Williams notched one catch in three games this season.
Chandler limited to 40 yards on 2 catches 11-17-2013
Scott Chandler TE BUF
Scott Chandler caught two passes for 40 yards in the Bills' Week 11 win over the Jets. Chandler has always been a touchdown-dependent fantasy commodity because he doesn't catch a high volume of passes and lacks big-play ability in the passing game. So when he fails to hit pay dirt, he burns a hole in your fantasy lineup. Feel free to drop Chandler during Buffalo's Week 12 bye.
LeSean McCoy guts out 150 total yards, 2 TDs 11-17-2013
LeSean McCoy RB PHI
LeSean McCoy rushed 20 times for 77 yards with two touchdowns and caught four passes for 73 yards in Sunday's 24-16 Week 11 win over the Redskins.
T.J. Graham goes for 74 yards, touchdown 11-17-2013
T.J. Graham WR NYJ
T.J. Graham caught two passes for 74 yards and a touchdown as the Bills downed the Jets in Week 11. Graham came back to the ball on his 34-yard first-quarter score, which was pretty badly underthrown by E.J. Manuel. His other gain went for 40 yards. Graham has big-play ability, but has been all too inconsistent through his first two NFL seasons. He'll remain a situational deep threat with Stevie Johnson (groin) and Robert Woods (ankle) likely returning after the Week 12 bye.
Marquise Goodwin explodes for 98 yards, TD 11-17-2013
Marquise Goodwin WR BUF
Marquise Goodwin shredded the Jets for 81 yards and a touchdown on six catches in Week 11, adding 17 yards on a carry as the Bills won 37-14. The 98 total yards were a single-game career high for Goodwin, a third-round burner out of Texas. The Bills need to get him in the starting lineup a.s.a.p., even if it's at the expense of Robert Woods' playing time. An absolute speed demon, Goodwin torched Antonio Cromartie one on one for his 43-yard touchdown bomb in the third quarter. He'll emerge from Buffalo's Week 12 bye as a WR4 in fantasy leagues, but with plenty of upside in Dynasty and deeper formats.
E.J. Manuel sharp as Bills beat Jets 11-17-2013
EJ Manuel QB BUF
E.J. Manuel completed 20-of-28 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns and rushed seven times for nine yards in the Bills' Week 11 win over the Jets. Manuel looked rusty to be kind in his Week 10 return from a knee injury and was totally ineffective in the Bills' Week 3 loss to the Jets, so this one came as a pretty big surprise on a day full of them around the league. Manuel was sharp in the short to intermediate passing games and hit T.J. Graham and Marquise Goodwin on bombs for his touchdown passes. Manuel should emerge from the Bills' Week 12 bye as a two-quarterback-league option.
Carson Palmer drops 400 yards on hapless Jags 11-17-2013
Carson Palmer QB ARZ
Carson Palmer completed 30-of-42 passes for 419 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona's 27-14 Week 11 win over the Jaguars. Graced with an unusual amount of time behind the Cardinals' shaky offensive line, Palmer did pretty much whatever he wanted against a Jaguars defense that's long on effort, but short on talent. The highlight came in the third quarter, where Palmer found Michael Floyd on an intermediate route and Floyd put on a clinic after the catch, ripping off a 91-yard touchdown. The 400-yard afternoon was the first by any Cardinals quarterback since 2008. Palmer did get a huge break in the second half, when a horrid interception was overturned on a dubious timeout ruling. Palmer also took an ugly intentional grounding penalty, but mostly continued his recent upward trend in play. Palmer will be an acceptable QB2 against the Colts in Week 12.
Fred Jackson totals 39 yards vs. Jets 11-17-2013
Fred Jackson RB BUF
Fred Jackson managed 34 yards on 12 carries and caught two passes for five yards in the Bills' Week 11 win over the Jets. Jackson re-tweaked his ongoing left knee injury in the second quarter, but returned on the following Bills possession. Most unfortunately for F-Jax's fantasy owners, Jackson was vultured at the goal line by FB Frank Summers in the first half. Jackson now goes on a bye before a favorable fantasy playoffs schedule. He'll be an RB2/flex option during Weeks 13-16.
Jets stifle C.J. Spiller: 15 touches, 16 yds 11-17-2013
C.J. Spiller RB BUF
C.J. Spiller was held to six yards on 13 carries and two catches for ten yards in the Bills' Week 11 win over the Jets. If there was one positive takeaway we saw in Spiller's performance, it's that his ankle now appears legitimately healthy. The Jets' defense simply deserves a major hat tip for keeping him bottled up throughout the game. Spiller didn't limp after his touches; he just couldn't get any running room on the perimeter, where he frequently tried to bounce, as usual. The Bills now have a Week 12 bye. Spiller has a very favorable fantasy playoffs schedule thereafter, where he will continue to be a boom-or-bust RB2/flex play.
Glover Quin leaves game with ankle injury 11-17-2013
Glover Quin CB DET
Lions SS Glover Quin was forced from Sunday's game against the Steelers with an ankle injury, and is questionable to return.

Tim Twentyman on Twitter
Quin went down midway through the fourth quarter, and appears unlikely to return. Quin is playing well this season, grading out as the No. 15 safety in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Matt Ryan struggles as Falcons fall again 11-17-2013
Matt Ryan QB ATL
Matt Ryan completed 17-of-32 throws for 238 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Falcons' Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. Bucs DT Gerald McCoy dominated the Falcons' offensive line to the extent that C Peter Konz had to be benched in the game. Atlanta's offense simply never got off the ground, and has been struggling ever since it lost Julio Jones to a year-ending foot injury early in the season. Now entrenched as a QB2 -- not a fantasy starter -- Ryan will only be worth two-quarterback-league consideration when the Falcons face the Saints on Thursday Night Football in Week 12.
Mike Glennon efficient as Bucs prevail 11-17-2013
Mike Glennon QB TB
Mike Glennon completed 20-of-23 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 11 win over Atlanta. Keyed by a foundation run game on the back of Bobby Rainey (27-162-2), Glennon picked apart a lifeless Falcons defense en route to a highly efficient performance. Vincent Jackson won several jump balls downfield, and Glennon didn't commit a single turnover as Atlanta struggled to generate any hint of pressure. Glennon is quietly settling in as a reasonable fantasy QB2. The Bucs go on the road to take on the Lions next. Tampa is on a two-game win streak.
Bears DT Paea injures toe against Ravens 11-17-2013
Stephen Paea DT CHI
Bears DT Stephen Paea was forced from Sunday's Week 11 game against the Ravens with a toe injury. A run-stuffing defensive tackle, Paea entered the game with 21 tackles and half a sack on the season. The Bears can't afford to lose him for an extended period.
Trent Cole leaves with possible concussion 11-17-2013
Trent Cole DE PHI
Eagles DE/OLB Trent Cole left Sunday's Week 11 game against the Redskins in the second half with a possible concussion. Cole was having trouble walking straight as he headed to the locker room. He's been a big disappointment this year, but was in the midst of a breakout game with two sacks Sunday.
Teddy Williams carted off with Achilles' inj. 11-17-2013
Teddy Williams WR JAX
Cardinals WR Teddy Williams was carted off with an Achilles' injury in Arizona's Week 11 game against the Jaguars. Williams' injury was essentially non-contact, which is never a good sign with Achilles' ailments. The reserve wideout/special teamer was signed in October.
Jets bench Geno Smith after four turnovers 11-17-2013
Geno Smith QB NYJ
The Jets benched Geno Smith in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 11 game at Buffalo, replacing him with Matt Simms. Committing four turnovers and unable to handle Bills DC Mike Pettine's heavy blitzing, Smith completed 8-of-23 passes for 103 yards, three interceptions, and a lost fumble. Although Smith has at times looked like a potential franchise quarterback in clean pockets this season, he has appeared a genuine bust when pressured. Pettine dialed up all kinds of heat on Sunday. We suspect Geno gets his job back in Week 12, but it's no sure thing.
Vikings start Patterson & Wright at receiver 11-17-2013
Cordarrelle Patterson WR MIN
Cordarrrelle Patterson and Jarius Wright are the Vikings' starting wide receivers Sunday at Seattle.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Greg Jennings (Achilles') is inactive, and Jerome Simpson has been benched for disciplinary reasons. We suspect Simpson will play in three-receiver sets, but Patterson and Wright will be the every-down wideouts. Although Sunday's matchup is the most difficult we could imagine for any wide receiver -- particularly a rookie -- Patterson has big-time playmaking ability and could catch a long TD or take a screen to the house. He has a chance to run with the "X" receiver job if he plays well against the Seahawks.
Case Keenum benched, Texans turn to Schaub 11-17-2013
Case Keenum QB STL
Case Keenum was benched in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 11 game against the Raiders. Keenum wasn't playing well, but he wasn't absolutely atrocious. The Texans were down 28-17 at the time of the benching, and Keenum was 13-of-24 for 170 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The offensive line and defense were playing far worse. Still, the Texans strangely chose to go back to pick-six king Matt Schaub as they try to spark a comeback. This Texans team is a rudderless ship right now.
Mike Brown leaves game with shoulder injury 11-17-2013
Mike Brown WR JAX
Jaguars WR Mike Brown was forced from Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a shoulder injury, and is questionable to return.

John Oehser on Twitter
Brown went down early in the third quarter. It's bad news for a team already missing Stephen Burton in the absence of Justin Blackmon. Brown had two catches for 23 yards before departing.
Justin Bethel leaves game with concussion 11-17-2013
Justin Bethel CB ARZ
Cardinals DB Justin Bethel was forced from Arizona's Week 10 game against the Jaguars with a concussion.

Kent Somers on Twitter
Bethel was called "questionable" in the first half, but wasn't back after halftime. A valuable reserve, Bethel should be considered week to week.
Roman Harper active for Week 11 vs. 49ers 11-17-2013
Roman Harper S CAR
Saints SS Roman Harper (knee) is active for Week 11 against the 49ers. Harper's return comes as rookie S Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) sits out. It's the first time Harper has been active since Week 2. With Vaccaro sidelined, Harper should be in for a heavy dose of snaps despite the lengthy layoff.
Peyton Hillis a healthy scratch for Week 11 11-17-2013
Peyton Hillis RB NYG
Peyton Hillis is inactive for Week 11 against the Packers. Hillis is a healthy scratch with Brandon Jacobs now healthy enough to play for the first time since Week 6. Andre Brown will carry the mail for the Giants. Also inactive for the Giants are CB Corey Webster, TE Adrien Robinson, LB Allen Bradford, G Dallas Reynolds, DT Markus Kuhn, and QB Ryan Nassib.
Vikings declare Week 11 inactives 11-17-2013
Kyle Rudolph TE MIN
Vikings declared TE Kyle Rudolph, QB Josh Freeman, WR Greg Jennings, CB Shaun Prater, RB Matt Asiata, G Jeff Baca, and DT Letroy Guion inactive for Week 11 against the Seahawks. Rudolph will miss at least two more games with a broken foot.
Ravens-Bears (weather) to resume at 3:25 ET 11-17-2013
Ray Rice RB BAL
The Ravens-Bears Week 11 game will resume at about 3:25 PM ET Sunday. The game was delayed due to inclement weather at around 1:40 ET after a Justin Tucker 52-yard field goal with 4:51 left in the first quarter. The Ravens are leading on the scoreboard 10-0. Ray Rice was shredding the Bears before the temporary suspension of play. He's rushed for 56 yards and a score on five carries.
Leonard Hankerson goes down with knee injury 11-17-2013
Leonard Hankerson WR WAS
Leonard Hankerson left Sunday's Week 11 game at Philadelphia in the first quarter with a knee injury. Hankerson was trying to escape the grasp of Connor Barwin and ended up going down awkwardly. The Redskins Z receiver has been deemed doubtful to return. With Josh Morgan a healthy scratch and Jordan Reed being evaluated for a concussion, the Redskins pass offense is running on fumes.
Percy Harvin officially active against Vikes 11-17-2013
Percy Harvin WR NYJ
Percy Harvin is officially active for Week 11 against Minnesota. He's expected to play "meaningful snaps," according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The Seahawks' Week 11 inactives are CB Brandon Browner, FB Derrick Coleman, OT Michael Bowie, OT Caylin Hauptmann, OLB O'Brien Schofield, DE Benson Mayowa, and DT Jordan Hill.
Packers declare Week 11 inactives 11-17-2013
Aaron Rodgers QB GB
Packers declared Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), CB Casey Hayward, RT Don Barclay, CB Sam Shields, WR Chris Harper, OLB Nick Perry, and OLB Andy Mulumba inactive for Week 11 against the Giants. Rodgers is targeting a Week 12 return, though that is far from a certainty to happen. Scott Tolzien will start against the Giants. With Hayward and Shields injured, Davon House will start at corner. Marshall Newhouse will start at right tackle in place of a banged-up Barclay.
Jimmy Graham officially active versus 49ers 11-17-2013
Jimmy Graham TE NO
Jimmy Graham (foot, elbow) is active for Week 11 against the 49ers. Graham is Rotoworld's No. 2 tight end for Week 11. S Kenny Vaccaro is inactive, but Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins are active. Also inactive for the Saints are DT Tyrunn Walker, CB Rod Sweeting, TE Ben Watson, RB Khiry Robinson, OT Terron Armstead and QB Ryan Griffin.
Jordan Reed done for day due to concussion 11-17-2013
Jordan Reed TE WAS
Jordan Reed left Sunday's Week 11 game at Philadelphia with a concussion and will not return. We didn't see Reed take any big hits or stay down on the field at any point. Perhaps he sustained the head injury while blocking, because he had just one catch for 12 yards on one target in the first half. Reed will be in a race to get cleared before the Week 12 Monday nighter against the 49ers. Fred Davis would likely be active if Reed can't go.
Greg Jennings inactive against the Seahawks 11-17-2013
Greg Jennings WR MIN
Greg Jennings (Achilles) is inactive for Week 11 at Seattle.

Adam Caplan on Twitter
It's a big surprise after Jennings was listed as probable on Friday's injury report. He must have suffered a setback during pre-game warmups. Cordarrelle Patterson is now locked in as a starter, with Jarius Wright, Jerome Simpson, and converted quarterback Joe Webb behind him.
Vernon Davis officially active versus Saints 11-17-2013
Vernon Davis TE SF
Vernon Davis (concussion) is active for Week 11 against the Saints. As is S Eric Reid (concussion). The 49ers played coy with Davis' status all week, but if you're owner, find a way to get him into your lineup if he wasn't already. He could be in for a big afternoon on the Superdome's artificial surface. Inactive for the 49ers are QB McLeod Bethel-Thomspon, WR Quinton Patton, LB Nick Moody, OG Joe Looney, TE Garrett Celek, DE Ray McDonald and DT Tank Carradine.
Eddie Royal active once again for Chargers 11-17-2013
Eddie Royal WR SD
Eddie Royal (foot) is active for Sunday's game at Miami.
LeSean McCoy back on field, starts 2nd half 11-17-2013
LeSean McCoy RB PHI
LeSean McCoy (hamstring) returned to Sunday's game against the Redskins and started the second half. Considering how much pain McCoy was in when he went down, this is shocking. He told sideline reporter Erin Andrews that his right hamstring is just "tight" and coach Chip Kelly said his dominant running back is a full go. McCoy appeared fine on his first couple runs of the second half. It appears owners can resume breathing, but it's a good reminder that Bryce Brown needs to be owned across the board.
Dimitri Patterson active for Dolphins 11-17-2013
Dimitri Patterson CB NYJ
Dolphins CB Dimitri Patterson (groin) is active for Sunday's Week 11 game against the Chargers. It's good news for the Dolphins as they try to slow down Philip Rivers and the Chargers passing attack. Patterson is ProFootballFocus' No. 17 overall corner so far this season. However, the Dolphins won't have center Mike Pouncey (illness). Undrafted rookie Sam Brenner is starting. The rest of their inactives: T Isaako Aaitui, RB Mike Gillisslee, QB Pat Devlin, OL David Arkin, CB Will Davis and OT Jonathan Martin.
Daniel Muir down with knee injury 11-17-2013
Daniel Muir DT OAK
Raiders DT Daniel Muir left Sunday's Week 11 game at Houston with a knee injury.
Emmanuel Sanders departs with foot injury 11-17-2013
Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN
Emmanuel Sanders was forced from Pittsburgh's Week 11 game against the Lions with a right foot injury, and is questionable to return. It's unclear how serious Sanders' injury might be. He had just one catch for two yards before departing. Markus Wheaton is now in the game opposite Antonio Brown.
LeSean McCoy down with apparent hammy injury 11-17-2013
LeSean McCoy RB PHI
LeSean McCoy left Sunday's Week 11 game against the Redskins in the second quarter with an apparent right hamstring injury.
Ravens-Bears delayed due to ominous weather 11-17-2013
Matt Forte RB CHI
The Ravens-Bears Week 11 game has been delayed due to lightning in the Chicago area. This is the game that we were all keeping our eyes on weather-wise. The nasty stuff stayed away for kickoff but it reared its head in a hurry. There are tornadoes and dark clouds in the area. The Ravens lead the Bears 10-0 with 4:51 left in the first quarter. The game has been "temporarily suspended" and will not resume any earlier than 2:25 PM ET. So, we're staring at at least a 45-minute delay. This is actually welcome news to Brandon Marshall, Torrey Smith, etc. owners.
Geno Smith leaves game with abdominal inj. 11-17-2013
Geno Smith QB NYJ
Geno Smith exited Sunday's Week 11 game with a first-quarter injury to his midsection, but returned after missing one snap. He took a big blow to the middle of his abdomen on a hit by Marcel Dareus. Matt Simms played one down, handing off to Chris Ivory for a first down. The CBS announcers speculated Smith could have a bruised or cracked rib, but he's back in there and will attempt to finish out the game.
Crabtree 'will not play' Sunday vs. Saints 11-17-2013
Michael Crabtree WR SF
CSN Bay Area confirms Michael Crabtree (Achilles') "will not play" in Sunday's game against the Saints.

Matt Maiocco on Twitter
Crabtree returned to practice on Friday after getting rest days on Wednesday and Thursday, so there's a chance he'll be ready for Week 12. The 49ers have until November 28 to activate their No. 1 receiver. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Paper predicts Ellington to get 16 touches 11-17-2013
Andre Ellington RB ARZ
The Arizona Republic predicts Andre Ellington to receive 16 touches in Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Kent Somers on Twitter
The number comes from longtime beat writer Kent Somers. It's roughly what Ellington has averaged his past two games, and right in line with our projections. It may seem like a frustratingly small total, but it's still more than enough for Ellington make an RB2 impact if he's on his game. Ellington is Rotoworld's No. 18 running back for Week 11.
Mort: Percy Harvin to play 'meaningful' snaps 11-17-2013
Percy Harvin WR NYJ
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Percy Harvin's snaps will be "meaningful" Sunday against the Vikings, and the Seahawks will "make sure he has the ball in his hands."

Matthew Berry on Twitter
Earlier reports indicated Harvin would only play 10-15 snaps. If he can get closer to 30 and see something like six targets with one or two in the red zone, we'd like his chances of paying dividends as a fantasy WR3. Harvin is shaping up as a boom-or-bust play this week. Unless we were loaded at receiver, we'd lean toward playing rather than sitting him in most instances.
Eric Reid expected to play 11-17-2013
Eric Reid S SF
49ers FS Eric Reid (concussion) is expected to play in Sunday's game at New Orleans.

Matt Maiocco on Twitter
It's a surprise considering this is Reid's second concussion of the year. The impressive and hard-hitting rookie will be in the starting lineup barring a setback in warmups.
Calvin Johnson active for Lions 11-17-2013
Calvin Johnson WR DET
Calvin Johnson (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, as expected. Johnson sat out practice on Wednesday and Thursday for maintenance reasons. He's ready to rock against Ike Taylor and the Steelers. Johnson is the no-brainer No. 1 fantasy wideout again this week.
Stephen Hill active for Week 11 11-17-2013
Stephen Hill WR NYJ
Stephen Hill is active for Week 11 against the Bills. Look for Hill and Santonio Holmes to man the outside in New York's three-receiver packages, with David Nelson playing slot receiver.
Vernon Davis passes tests, expected to play 11-17-2013
Vernon Davis TE SF
Vernon Davis (concussion) is fully expected to play in Sunday's game at New Orleans.

Matt Maiocco on Twitter
Davis has passed his impact test. Barring a surprise occurrence of symptoms in warmups, he'll start and won't be limited at all. Davis also a nice matchup with Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) out and slow-footed Roman Harper in. Vernon is a fine TE1 in a potential shootout.
Martellus Bennett (ankle) active for Week 11 11-17-2013
Martellus Bennett TE CHI
Martellus Bennett (ankle) is active for Week 11 against the Ravens.
Christian Ponder expected to start @ Seattle 11-17-2013
Christian Ponder QB MIN
ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed on Twitter Sunday morning that Christian Ponder is expected to start at Seattle.

Adam Schefter on Twitter
He'll play through a non-throwing shoulder injury. Ponder has been highly ineffective when he's tried gutting out injuries before, so fire up the Seahawks' fantasy defense with excitement. The Vikings' passing game could be a nightmare. Minnesota visits Seattle in a 4:25PM ET game Sunday.
Falcons declare Week 11 inactives 11-17-2013
Jason Snelling RB ATL
Falcons declared RB Jason Snelling, LB Omar Gaither, DE Malliciah Goodman, G Harland Gunn, S Kemal Ishmael, T Sean Locklear, and WR Brian Robiskie inactive for Week 11 against the Bucs. As passed along previously, Tony Gonzalez and Harry Douglas are active.
Ben Tate ready to rock for Texans 11-17-2013
Ben Tate RB MIN
Ben Tate (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders, as expected. Tate's ribs should be getting close to 100 percent as he's nearly a month removed from the injury. With Arian Foster out for the year, he has a monster opportunity in a contract year. The Texans are favored by 10 points over the Raiders, suggesting Tate will get plenty of work. The inactives: TE Ryan Griffin, CB Elbert Mack, QB T.J. Yates, CB Kareem Jackson, LB Joe Mays, LB Mike Mohamed and G Cody White.
Jets declare Week 11 inactives 11-17-2013
Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ
Jets declared WR Jeremy Kerley, QB David Garrard, RB Alex Green, OLB Garrett McIntyre, OL Will Campbell, G/T Ben Ijalana, and OT Oday Aboushi inactive for Week 11 against the Bills. Kerley has a multi-week elbow dislocation. He's questionable at best to return in Week 12. Santonio Holmes (hamstring) will start against Buffalo.
Bucs declare Week 11 inactives 11-17-2013
Chris Owusu WR NYJ
Bucs WR Chris Owusu is active for Week 11 against the Falcons. He'd been listed as questionable with a foot injury, but will serve as the Bucs' No. 3 receiver behind Vincent Jackson and Tiquan Underwood. The Bucs' Week 11 inactives are DE Da'Quan Bowers, CB Deveron Carr, CB Danny Gorrer, DT Derek Landri, S Bradley McDougald, G Carl Nicks, and G Patrick Omameh.
Jermaine Gresham (groin) active vs. Browns 11-17-2013
Jermaine Gresham TE CIN
Jermaine Gresham (groin) is active for Week 11 against the Browns. Gresham was a full participant in practice all week and will return after missing just one game. He'll continue to be used in two tight end sets with Tyler Eifert and is just a low-end TE2. Inactive for the Bengals are LB Rey Maualuga, RG Kevin Zeitler, SS Chris Crocker, RB Rex Burkhead, OT Tanner Hawkinson, DT Devon Still, and WR Ryan Whalen
LaMarr Woodley among Steelers' inactives 11-17-2013
LaMarr Woodley LB OAK
Steelers declared OLB LaMarr Woodley, RE Brett Keisel, LG Ramon Foster, WR Derek Moye, QB Landry Jones and TE Richard Gordon inactive for Week 11 against the Lions. It's a host of notable names for the increasingly aging and injury-prone Steelers. Woodley is sidelined with a calf injury. Rookie Jarvis Jones will start in his absence. Keisel has a foot issue, and Foster is week to week with a high-ankle sprain.
Josh Morgan a healthy scratch for Redskins 11-17-2013
Josh Morgan WR CHI
Josh Morgan is a healthy scratch for Sunday's Week 11 game at Philadelphia. Morgan has completely fallen out of the receiver rotation as Leonard Hankerson has seized the Z spot. And Nick Williams is better as a punt returner. So Morgan, who will be a free agent after the season, is down. No surprises in the rest of the Redskins inactives: QB Rex Grossman, DB Jose Gumbs, LB Brandon Jenkins, G/C Josh LeRibeus, TE Fred Davis and NT Chris Neild.
Cecil Shorts, Mike Brown active for Week 11 11-17-2013
Cecil Shorts WR JAX
Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts (groin) and Mike Brown (ankle) are active for Week 11 against the Cardinals. Both Shorts and Brown were assured of suiting up after they were listed as probable on Friday's injury report. Shorts is on the WR2 borderline in a game where he'll be squaring off with Patrick Peterson, while Brown is a WR4. Inactive for the Jaguars are WR Stephen Burton, QB Ricky Stanzi, CB Jamell Fleming, LB Paul Posluszny, LG Will Rackley, WR Stephen Williams and DT Abry Jones.
Jets announce Ed Reed as Week 11 starter 11-17-2013
Ed Reed S NYJ
The Jets announced ahead of Sunday's game at Buffalo that Ed Reed will start at free safety. They've already demoted Antonio Allen and kicked Dawan Landry over to his more natural strong safety position. Facing a Bills offense quarterbacked by E.J. Manuel and without both of its starting wide receivers, Reed isn't a bad bet for an interception in Week 11.
Marlon Brown (knee) inactive for Week 11 11-17-2013
Marlon Brown WR BAL
Marlon Brown (knee) is inactive for Week 11 against the Bears. Brown was a late addition to the injury report and will miss the game. Jacoby Jones, Deonte Thompson, and Tandon Doss will fill in opposite Torrey Smith in what will surely be a weather-affected Sunday tilt. Brown has found himself on the injury report multiple times throughout his rookie season.
Willis McGahee (knee) active for Week 11 11-17-2013
Willis McGahee RB CLE
Willis McGahee (knee) is active for Week 11, as expected. McGahee was held out of practice Thursday for precautionary reasons, but his status for Sunday's game was never in doubt. He's averaging just 2.6 yards per carry and is expected to lose carries to Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker. The Browns inactives are TE MarQueis Gray, LB Brandon Magee, OL Patrick Lewis, OT Martin Wallace, RG Garrett Gilkey, OT Reid Fragel, and DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen.
Bills declare Week 11 inactives 11-17-2013
Steve Johnson WR SF
Bills declared WR Stevie Johnson, WR Robert Woods, QB Jeff Tuel, CB Justin Rogers, RB Ronnie Wingo, CB Brandon Smith, and OL Antoine McClain inactive for Week 11 against the Jets. The Bills will start Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham at wideout, with Chris Hogan likely manning the slot. Expect a run-heavy game plan from Buffalo.
Rashad Jennings, McGloin starting for Raiders 11-17-2013
Rashad Jennings RB NYG
Raiders declared Terrelle Pryor (knee) and Darren McFadden (hamstring) inactive for Sunday's game at Houston.
Michael Floyd officially active versus Jags 11-17-2013
Michael Floyd WR ARZ
Michael Floyd (shoulder) is active for Week 11 against the Jaguars.
Ngata headlines Ravens' Week 11 inactives 11-17-2013
Haloti Ngata DT BAL
Ravens NT Haloti Ngata (knee) is inactive for Week 11 against the Bears.
Nate Burleson officially inactive for Week 11 11-17-2013
Nate Burleson WR CLE
Lions declared WR Nate Burleson, RE Ziggy Ansah, CB Bill Bentley, RT Corey Hilliard, RB Montell Owens, QB Kellen Moore and OG Leroy Harris inactive for Week 11 against the Steelers.
Harry Douglas active for Week 11 11-17-2013
Harry Douglas WR ATL
Harry Douglas is active for Week 11 at Tampa Bay. He's safe to lean on as a strong WR3 against the leaky Bucs pass defense.
Tony Gonzalez, Harry Douglas both active Sun. 11-17-2013
Tony Gonzalez TE ATL
Tony Gonzalez (toe) and Harry Douglas (knee) are both active for Week 11 at Tampa Bay. Both players entered the game questionable on the injury report, but each got in a "limited" practice Friday and will start. Gonzalez's toe injury is concerning enough to make him a mid-range to low-end TE1 rather than a high-end option. Douglas has a great matchup with Roddy White expected to draw Darrelle Revis' man coverage for most of Sunday's snaps.
Peters in, Fletcher and Kendricks out for PHL 11-17-2013
Jason Peters T PHI
Jason Peters (quad) is active for Sunday's Week 11 game against the Redskins. Peters got just one day of practice in this week, but the former All-Pro is ready to protect Nick Foles' blind side. However, they'll be without top corner Bradley Fletcher (pectoral) and speed linebacker Mychal Kendricks (knee), leaving Roc Carmichael and Najee Goode to start. With the weather in Philly fine, it's a good spot for the Redskins passing game. The rest of the Eagles inactives: QB Michael Vick, WR Damaris Johnson, S Earl Wolff, LB Jake Knott and T Dennis Kelly.
Windy conditions on tap for Jets-Bills Sunday 11-17-2013
EJ Manuel QB BUF
As of Sunday morning, the forecast for Jets-Bills is calling for 20-25 MPH winds.

weather.com
Wind should be the only issue. The rain isn't expected to make it to Western New York until around 4 PM ET, when the AFC East tilt should be coming to a close. The strong winds shouldn't affect the Jets' West-Coast, quick-hitting offense. E.J. Manuel, however, has a couple burners at his disposal on the outside in T.J. Graham and Marquise Goodwin, so the blustery conditions could pose problems for the deep ball. Expect a heavy running game from both offenses.
Matt McGloin could supplant Pryor for good? 11-17-2013
Matt McGloin QB OAK
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Sunday's start at Houston will be "a big barometer" on whether Matt McGloin can "supplant" Terrelle Pryor as the Raiders' starting quarterback.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter
In other words, the Raiders aren't committed to Pryor in the least. It makes sense because Pryor has struggled so mightily over his last four starts, but also a reminder that GM Reggie McKenzie didn't pick Pryor. Al Davis did. The fact that Raiders coaches "love" McGloin also gives him a leg up, obviously depending on his performance. He's facing the NFL's No. 1 pass defense on the road.
Dolphins C Pouncey (illness) to sit Sunday 11-17-2013
Mike Pouncey C MIA
Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (illness) is not expected to play Sunday against the Chargers.

Adam Schefter on Twitter
Pouncey wound up in the hospital Friday due to kidney/gallbladder issues. He wants to play, but it appears the Dolphins will be down yet another offensive lineman. Nate Garner, Sam Brenner, or David Arkin could draw the start at center.
Scattered storms on deck for Browns-Bengals 11-17-2013
A.J. Green WR CIN
As of Sunday morning, the forecast for Browns-Bengals is calling for cloudy skies, scattered thunderstorms, and 14-20 MPH winds.

weather.com
We might be in good shape. Chances of rain increase from 20 percent at game time to around 60-70 percent at 4 PM ET, when the NFC North matchup should be coming to a close. Strong storms are expected at 6 PM ET. We wouldn't downgrade A.J. Green, who's an obvious WR1 even in Joe Haden's shadow coverage, and company much. Andy Dalton and Jason Campbell remain QB2 options.
Report: Harvin (hip) to play 10-15 snaps Sun. 11-17-2013
Percy Harvin WR NYJ
NFL Newtwork's Ian Rapoport reports Percy Harvin (hip) is expected to play 10-15 snaps in his season debut Sunday against the Vikings.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Strong winds expected at Ravens-Bears game 11-17-2013
Torrey Smith WR BAL
As of Sunday morning, the forecast for Ravens-Bears is calling for 27MPH winds and an increasing likelihood of rain as the game progresses.

weather.com
Weather.com's hourly projections actually don't foresee serious precipitation until about two hours into the game. Wind is what affects passing games more than rain, however, and these are strong winds coming off of Lake Michigan with gusts perhaps reaching 60MPH. We wouldn't consider it a concern for Chicago's quick-hitting passing game as much as for the Ravens, who play vertical passing offense. Torrey Smith has a terrific matchup on paper, but we wouldn't blame anyone for downgrading him from fantasy WR1/2 to WR2/3.
Falcons expect Harry Douglas to play vs. Bucs 11-17-2013
Harry Douglas WR ATL
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Falcons expect Harry Douglas (knee, questionable) to be active Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Douglas missed Thursday's practice, but the team was "encouraged" by his return to a limited session Friday and anticipates Douglas starting in this plus matchup. With Roddy White expected to take Darrelle Revis' coverage for most of Sunday's game, Douglas should face burnable secondary CBs Leonard Johnson and Johnthan Banks. He'll be a strong WR3 if formally declared active.
Report: Patriots will activate Vereen for MNF 11-17-2013
Shane Vereen RB NE
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots "expect" to activate Shane Vereen (wrist) from PUP before Monday night's game, "barring a late change."

Ian Rapoport on Twitter
In other words, Vereen should be padded up for his first game in two-plus months. Although Vereen is difficult to "trust" as a role player with an uncertain role against a very tough Panthers defense, Monday night's game could give us a read on how the Patriots plan to utilize him moving forward. He'll offer high-upside flex value down the stretch, especially in PPR leagues.