Fantasy Sports Player News | MLB, NBA, NFL

Matt Prater was 2-for-2 on field goals and successfully converted all four of his extra-point attempts during Thursday's 34-17 win over the Bears.

It was a solid day for Prater who tallied 10 points for his fantasy owners in standard leagues. He is now 14-for-18 in field goals with three over 50 yards and has kicked 12 extra-points.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 05:17 PM

DeAndre Levy recorded 10 solo tackles and had two passes defended during the Lion's win over the Bears on Thursday.

Another strong game by Levy who now has 106 tackles with 0.5 sacks and one interception on the year. He's a fantastic IDP option in leagues that count points for tackles.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 05:15 PM

Eric Ebron caught three passes on four targets for 23 yards against the Bears on Thursday.

It was a fairly quiet day for the rookie tight end, but he managed to snare the majority of targets that went to the tight end position. It was Joseph Fauria who got the red zone look though, so don't get too excited. Ebron is learning the ropes this season and doing a fairly good job of it. He is slowly being integrated into the passing attack more, but isn't likely to have his moment in the sun until next year.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 05:13 PM

Theo Riddick caught six passes on seven targets for 54 yards during the Lions' 34-17 win over the Bears on Thursday.

With no Reggie Bush, Riddick saw an increase in opportunities as the complementary running back. He didn't register a single carry, but his six grabs for 54 yards was big for the Lions as he helped them move the chains all afternoon. His role will dwindle if Bush returns to action next week, but if he doesn't, then Riddick just might be a worthy flex play in deeper leagues.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 05:12 PM

Golden Tate caught eight passes on 10 targets for 89 yards against the Bears on Thursday.

If Calvin Johnson was the meat and potatoes of this Thanksgiving game, Tate was the always necessary gravy and cranberry sauce. He may not have found the end zone, but he made some fantastic catches in traffic and a number of them for a first down to help sustain the Lions' scoring drives. We all know that Megatron is going to dominate the targets, but Tate is still putting up fantastic numbers for his owners.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 05:10 PM

Calvin Johnson caught 11 passes on 16 targets for 146 yards and two touchdowns during the Lions' Thanksgiving win over the Bears.

Well, he didn't earn the nickname Megatron for nothing. He was, indeed, a machine out there and showed absolutely no ill-effects of the ankle injury that had hampered him throughout most of the season. He simply outran and out-muscled the Bears secondary and looked nothing short of awesome doing it. If he plays like this next week against Tampa Bay, you may not even have to start a full lineup to win your game.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 05:09 PM

Joique Bell carried the ball 23 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns during the Lions' 34-17 win over the Bears. He also caught two passes for 16 yards.

This was easily Bell's best game of the season as he racked up a season-high in rushing yards, had his first multi-touchdown game of the season and still managed to pull in a couple of passes. The loss of Reggie Bush can be attributed to the heavy workload, but Theo Riddick saw some targets to help lighten things. A match-up against the Buccaneers next week should help him keep the momentum rolling.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 05:07 PM

Matthew Stafford completed 34-of-45 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns during the Lions' 34-17 win over the Bears on Thursday. He did lose one fumble.

The game started off a little slowly for Stafford, but after a couple of series early in the game, the universe got back to normal and the Lions offense soared while the Bears defense crumbled like day-old coffee cake. Stafford looked great out there once he got his footing and hit nine different receivers en route to a season-high 390 yards, his third 300-plus yard passing game of the season. He should have an equally enjoyable time next week when the Lions face the Buccaneers.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 05:06 PM

Riley Reiff (T), Reggie Bush (RB), Nick Fairley (DT), Larry Warford (G), Kellen Moore (QB), Ryan Broyles (WR), Larry Webster (DE)

No real surprises here. Bush was the only person who thought he would play.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 11:03 AM

As expected, Joique Bell is starting at running back for the Lions on Thursday.

It's possible that Bell sees a few extra touches with Reggie Bush out, but Theo Ridick is more likely to fill in the role of the pass-catching back.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

27 Nov, 11:01 AMSource

TOP SALARY PLAYERS

QB

Name Value Trend
Andrew Luck 9700
Peyton Manning 9500
Aaron Rodgers 9400
Drew Brees 8500
Tom Brady 8400

RB

Name Value Trend
Arian Foster 8800
Le'Veon Bell 8700
Jamaal Charles 8600
Eddie Lacy 7300
C.J. Anderson 6900

TE

Name Value Trend
Rob Gronkowski 7800
Jimmy Graham 7100
Greg Olsen 5300
Julius Thomas 5200
Delanie Walker 4800

WR

Name Value Trend
Demaryius Thomas 9500
Antonio Brown 9000
Emmanuel Sanders 8700
Jordy Nelson 8400
Josh Gordon 8300

K

Name Value Trend

PLAYER RANKINGS

QB

Rank Name Bye Week
1 4
2 6
3 9
4 9
5 10

RB

Rank Name Bye Week
1 9
2 10
3 6
4 7
5 9

WR

Rank Name Bye Week
1 9
2 4
3 4
4 11
5 9

TE

Rank Name Bye Week
1 6
2 10
3 4
4 8
5 10

K

Rank Name Bye Week
1 8
2 4
3 4
4 10
5 10