The sophomore tight end was on the field for 54 of 80 offensive snaps during the blowout win, which was significantly more than fellow tight ends Derrick Carrier (22) and Gerald Everett (18). While Higbee has clearly positioned himself atop the depth chart, it hasn't translated into fantasy success yet. His 14 receptions for 179 yards aren't tilting the scales in the majority of settings.
Woods has recorded five receptions in each of the past three games for 195 yards. His role in the passing attack provides a reliable floor for deep settings, and the receiver's week-to-week consistency shouldn't go unnoticed. While he leads the Rams in receptions (27) and receiving yards (381), Woods still hasn't scored a touchdown this season and offers limited upside. It's worth noting that Los Angeles is on its bye in Week 8.
Jackson provided the only touchdowns that were scored in a 17-3 victory for the Bears. Although he's posted at least four tackles in each of his last three games, his performance in this game was his first big game of the season. Unless he shows to be a consistent producer, it's difficult to recommend adding him in IDP leagues based solely upon this week's performance.
McPhee was able to record a sack for the fourth time in the five games he's played this season. Despite averaging less than two tackles per contest, he's shown excellent ability to rush the passer, and although he has a worrisome floor, he's proven to be a strong IDP option while enjoying a healthy start to the season.
Gould delivered when he was asked to in this one, but he wasn't given many opportunities after the team fell behind big early. The 49ers began the second half down by three scores, so they bypassed two potential field-goal opportunities deep in Dallas' territory in favor of going for it on fourth down (unsuccessfully). Add in a redzone turnover, and you have the recipe for a low-scoring day for the veteran kicker. Gould has been extremely accurate this season, so his owners will be hoping for a more-favorable game flow next week against the Eagles.
Although fantasy owners will certainly be happy with the one sack he recorded, he was consistently pressuring Cam Newton, and nearly missed adding to his stat line on a number of occasions. He's now collected at least one sack in three of his last four games, and he appears to be a player on the verge of a breakout campaign. If he's still on the waiver wire in IDP leagues, this may be the last chance to secure his services.
Chicago won this game with their defense, and Trevathan's big performance helped them secure a 17-3 victory. Although he's failed to post double-digit tackles as he did in the last two games of September, he's posted a sack in each of his last two contests, and he continues to find different ways to be productive each week. Although not an elite option, he should continue to be a strong IDP option with big weekly upside.
Hicks continued his assault on opposing quarterbacks by having posted at least one sack in each of the last three games. Although he failed to record a sack in Weeks 2 through 4, he's posted sacks in more than half of the games he's played this season. With an impressive six sacks on the season, he's been an outstanding IDP option despite periods of inconsistency.
Amos was second on the team in tackles in a game that was conservative throughout, and had a low volume of plays run by both teams. This was the first time in four games that he's had fewer than eight tackles, and he's become a consistent IDP option with a very reasonable floor.
The Chicago defense consistently pressured Cam Newton, forcing the Panthers into a very conservative offensive attack, and as a result, Jones was easily the most productive tackler on the team in this contest. Since being pressed into action due to injuries at the linebacker position, he's posted at least eight tackles in each of the last three games, and he'll become a consistent IDP option as long as he continues to see regular snaps.
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