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NFL Matchups - Week 14 Preview

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans

Venue: LP Field(Nashville)Thu. 12-6 @ 8:20 pm ESTOver/Under: 37.5

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-4), Thursday, 8:20 pm EST.

Last meeting (9/23/18, Week 3): The Titans won 9-6. Mariota threw for 100 yards. Derrick Henry rushed for 57 yards on 18 carries. Corey Davis caught two passes for 34 yards. Blake Bortles threw for 155 yards. T.J. Yeldon rushed for 44 yards on seven carries. Keelan Cole caught six passes for 46 yards.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cody Kessler - Kessler threw for 150 yards versus the Colts. Kessler played a game manager’s role in the game versus a beatable defense in Indianapolis. He has a much tougher test this week versus a Titans defense that has allowed the 10th fewest points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. Until we see that Kessler can open up the offense he should be avoided. QB3.

Leonard Fournette - Was suspended versus the Colts. Fournette returns this week to face a tough Tennessee front seven that has been stout versus the run this season. He should get a ton of touches as he always does, but he is better suited for a season long league than DFS. RB2.

T.J. Yeldon - Yeldon rushed for 16 yards on eight carries and caught seven passes for 49 yards versus the Colts. Yeldon returns to being just a handcuff and a poor one at that.

Dede Westbrook - Westbrook caught three passes for 25 yards versus the Colts. Westbrook led that wide receivers in targets with Kessler under center. The bad news is that the offense is still awful even without Bortles running it. WR4.

Donte Moncrief - Moncrief caught three passes for 40 yards versus the Colts. Moncrief has been the Jaguars most productive receiver this season, but that doesn’t mean you should start him under any circumstances. WR5.  

Tennessee Titans

Marcus Mariota - Mariota threw for 282 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception versus the Jets. Mariota played like his usual self, doing just enough to hurt his team and doing just enough to keep his team in the game. He has a much tougher test this week versus a Jacksonville defense that is finally living up to its hype. QB2.

Dion Lewis - Lewis rushed for 36 yards on six carries versus the Jets. Lewis struggled versus the Jets as New York tried to force Mariota to take the game into his hands. Lewis has been splitting carries, but losses the valuable goal line work to Henry. He does get some add passing down work, but that isn’t enough to make him a weekly starter, especially against a Jacksonville squad that has allowed less than 400 receiving yards and only one touchdown to opposing receiving backs. RB3.

Derrick Henry - Henry rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries versus the Jets. Henry hasn’t been overly productive in the running game this season, but he has five touchdowns in his last six games because he gets the short yardage plays. The Jaguars can be beaten between the tackles, so expect Henry to be the more productive back of the two for the Titans. RB2.

Corey Davis - Davis caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown versus the Jets. Davis is a very talented receiver, but can struggle with Mariota under center. He should continue to get a fair majority of the targets each week, which is the thing keeping him as a WR3.

Taywan Taylor - Taylor caught three passes for 104 yards versus the Jets. Taylor came back with a nice game, but will likely be stifled versus A.J. Bouye . WR5.

Tajae Sharpe - Sharpe caught three passes for 51 yards versus the Jets. Sharpe saw the second most targets on the team, but while he could be an interesting play at times, this isn’t the week. WR5.

Jonnu Smith and Anthony Firkser - Smith caught two passes for 29 and Firkser caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown versus the Jets. This seems to change week to week, so don’t trust either.

Prediction: The Titans win 13-6.

Carolina Panthers vs. Cleveland Browns

Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium(Cleveland)Sun. 12-9 @ 1:00 pm ESTOver/Under: 47

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Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns (+1.5), Sunday, 1:00pm EST

Last Meeting (12/21/14): The Panthers won 17-13. Brian Hoyer threw for 134 yards, one touchdown, and an interception. Isaiah Crowell rushed for 55 yards on 16 carries. Jordan Cameron caught three passes for 88 yards and a touchdown. Cam Newton threw for 201 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Jonathan Stewart rushed for 122 yards on 24 carries. Kelvin Benjamin caught five passes for 47 yards.

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton - Newton threw for 300 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions versus the Buccaneers. Newton really struggled for the first few quarters of the game at Tampa, turning the ball over four times in the contest. In spite of his worst game of the season, Newton has still put up at least 14 points in every game this year. His ability to score on the ground as well as through the air keeps him as a QB1.

Christian McCaffrey - McCaffrey rushed for 106 yards on 10 carries and caught nine passes for 55 yards and a touchdown versus the Buccaneers. McCaffrey was fantastic once again, carving up the Bucs defense for another big day. McCaffrey has scored at least 13 points in each game this season and he scored over 30 points in four of his last five games. He gets a Browns defense allowing the sixth most fantasy points per game this season. RB1.   

Devin Funchess - Funchess caught one passes for a 10 yards touchdown versus the Buccaneers. In spite of salvaging his day with a TD, this was a disappointing game for Funchess, who was only targeted three times in the contest and was on the field for less than 50% of the offensive snaps. He is dealing with a back issue which is likely to blame, but it may be time for owners to cut bait for this season.

D.J. Moore - Moore caught four passes for 44 yards versus the Buccaneers. In spite of the nice matchup, Moore had a mediocre game. However, with Funchess ailing and Olsen likely out for the year, Moore is the #1 receiver in the offense not named Christian McCaffrey . WR3.

Greg Olsen - Out.

Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield - Mayfield threw for 397 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions versus the Texans. Mayfield was atrocious in the first half, throwing almost as many interceptions as completions. He rebounded in the second half, but it wasn’t nearly enough to keep the Browns competitive. He gets a good opportunity to rebound this week versus a struggling Panthers defense that is allowing the sixth most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this year. QB2.

Nick Chubb - Chubb rushed for 31 yards and a touchdown on nine carries versus the Texans. Chubb struggled to get going and was then mostly shelved in the game plan once Mayfield and the Browns dug themselves into a huge hole. He should be a bigger part of the game plan this week, but has a tough matchup versus a Panthers defense that is allowing just the sixth fewest points per game to opposing running backs. However, Chubb’s workload and talent should keep him as an RB1.

Duke Johnson Jr.- Johnson caught two passes for 12 yards versus the Texans. Johnson has not received many touches since the firing of Hue Jackson and there is no reason to think he is anything more than just a handcuff at this point. RB4.

Jarvis Landry - Landry caught six passes for 103 yards versus the Texans. Landry bounced back after two straight bad games. He should continue to rebound versus a struggling defense and Captain Munnerlyn who has been poor in coverage as of late. WR2.

Antonio Callaway - Callaway caught three passes for 84 yards versus the Texans. Callaway is a big play threat, but he is also highly volatile. The Browns may not go deep as often unless they fall behind again, so there are probably better options. WR5.

Rashard Higgins - Higgins caught four passes for 62 yards and a touchdown versus the Texans. Higgins had a great game, but most of his work was split with other receivers and the production came in garbage time. That likely won’t repeat. WR6.

David Njoku - Njoku caught three passes for eight yards versus the Texans. The overall numbers aren’t promising, but Njoku was second on the team in targets and gets a Panthers team that has allowed the fourth most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. TE1.

Prediction: The Browns win 22-20.

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Venue: Raymond James Stadium(Tampa)Sun. 12-9 @ 1:00 pm ESTOver/Under: 56

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New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+8), Sunday, 1:00pm EST.

Last Meeting (9/9/18, Week 1): The Saints won 48-40. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns. Peyton Barber rushed for 69 yards on 19 carries. Mike Evans caught seven passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. Drew Brees threw for 439 yards and three touchdowns. Alvin Kamara rushed for 29 yards and two touchdown on eight carries. Michael Thomas caught 16 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown.

New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees - Brees threw for 127 yards, one touchdown, and an interception versus the Cowboys. Brees and the entire Saints offense struggled versus a Dallas defense that played flawless football. He has a very good opportunity to redeem himself versus a Bucs defense allowing the third most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. QB1.

Mark Ingram - Ingram rushed for 27 yards on seven carries versus the Cowboys. Ingram struggled in limited carries versus a stout Dallas front seven. He hasn’t broken double digit fantasy points over the last two games, which is a bit concerning. However, the Bucs offer a reprieve as the allow fourth most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. RB2.

Alvin Kamara - Kamara rushed for 36 yards on 11 carries and caught eight passes for 36 yards versus the Cowboys. Kamara struggled like his teammates, but he also has the ability to contribute in leagues even in down games because of his pass catching ability. Kamara is an RB1 no matter the matchup.

Michael Thomas - Thomas caught five passes for 40 yards versus the Cowboys. Thomas was extremely well covered by the league’s best corner in Byron Jones . Thomas won’t be shut down often and this should be a great game for him versus a poor Bucs secondary. WR1.

Tre'Quan Smith - Did not record a catch on one target versus the Cowboys. Smith was on the field for over 80% of the offensive snaps, so it appears he is over the injuries that he has plagued him as of late. He is a boom or bust player that has a fantastic matchup this week. WR3.

Keith Kirkwood - Kirkwood caught one pass for a 30-yard touchdown. Kirkwood is another boom or bust player, but he is getting some targets in the passing game and the Bucs struggle mightily against slot receivers. Kirkwood is worth the gamble in GPPs. WR3.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston - Winston threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns versus the Panthers. Winston played mistake free ball versus the Panthers and is rewarded by getting a Saints defense that allows the fourth most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. QB1.

Peyton Barber - Barber rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries versus the Panthers. Barber struggled versus a tough Panthers front, but continues to get the larger majority of the work in Tampa. Unfortunately for him, things don’t improve this week versus a Saints defense allowing the fourth fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.

Mike Evans - Evans caught four passes for 48 yards versus the Panthers. Evans was held in check versus Tampa. Evans has been a bit inconsistent at times this season, but he should have a good chance to rebound versus a struggling Eli Apple . WR2.

DeSean Jackson - Did not play versus the Panthers. Seems unlikely to play.

Chris Godwin - Godwin caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown versus the Panthers. With Jackson out, Godwin get a ton more snaps and opportunities. He has a tough matchup this week versus Marcus Lattimore, but should have opportunities as well versus the weaker New Orleans corners as well. WR3.

Adam Humphries - Humphries caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown versus the Panthers. Humphries has now scored a touchdown in each of his last three games and has at least 14.5 points in five of his last six games. He draws the Saints worst corner in P.J. Williams this week out of the slot. WR2.

Cameron Brate - Brate caught three passes for 36 yards versus the Panthers. Many people thought Brate would see more targets with O.J. Howard , but that has yet to play out. There is upside this week, but he is still a TE2.

Prediction: The Saints win 37-25.

New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins

Venue: FedEx Field(Landover)Sun. 12-9 @ 1:00 pm ESTOver/Under: 44.5

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New York Giants at Washington Redskins (+4), Sunday, 1:00pm EST

Last meeting (10/28/18, Week 8): The Redskins won 20-13. Alex Smith threw for 178 yards and a touchdown. Adrian Peterson rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. Josh Doctson caught five passes for 48 yards. Eli Manning threw for 316 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Odell Beckham caught eight passes for 136 yards.

New York Giants

Eli Manning - Manning threw for 170 yards, one touchdown, and an interception versus the Bears. Manning struggled once again last week, but it is understandable considering the competition. The Redskins have struggled versus the pass of late and are allowing the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterback this season. QB2.

Saquon Barkley - Barkley rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries versus the Bears. Barkley wasn’t as involved in the passing game, but still managed a good day versus a very tough defense. He has a tough test this week as well against a good front seven for the Redskins, but Washington has struggled stopping receiving backs. RB1.

Odell Beckham Jr.- Beckham caught three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown versus the Bears. Beckham struggled versus the Bears secondary, but should rebound versus a struggling Josh Norman and a Redskins secondary. WR1.

Sterling Shepard - Shepard caught four passes for 28 yards versus the Bears.Shepard continues to disappoint in what could be a high powered offense. He is droppable at this point. WR5.

Russell Shepard - Shepard caught two passes for 59 yards and a touchdown versus the Bears. This seems like it was more of a fluke than anything else, but he is worth watching as his namesake struggles. WR5.

Evan Engram - Did not play versus the Bears. Even if he plays this week, Engram is a TE2.

Washington Redskins

Colt McCoy - Out for the year after breaking his leg.

Mark Sanchez - Sanchez threw for 100 yards and an interception versus the Eagles. Sanchez had only 10 days to learn a brand new offense and it showed. He should be better prepared this week, but he and virtually the entire Redskins offense should be mostly ignored.

Adrian Peterson - Peterson rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on nine carries versus the Eagles. The majority of his production came on a 90-yard touchdown run and then he was largely ignored in the offense. The Giants offer a nice matchup since the have allowed the sixth most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, but the Redskins have shown the ability to leave him out of the game plan so he is a risky RB2.

Chris Thompson - Thompson rushed for three yards on three carries and caught three passes for 18 yards versus the Eagles. Thompson was on the field a bunch, but the Redskins offense struggled with Sanchez under center. That should get a little better as Sanchez learns the offense and Thompson should be a decent part of that, but there is a ton of risk. Low-end RB2.

Jamison Crowder - Crowder caught four passes for 36 yards versus the Eagles. Crowder returned from injury, but is slowed by Sanchez leading the offense. He may turn into a decent outlet for Sanchez, but they have a lot of those types of players in this offense as well. WR4.

Josh Doctson - Doctson caught three passes for 51 yards versus the Eagles. Doctson led the Redskins in targets and has big play potential. The ceiling is capped with how the offense moves right now, but he is worth holding on to in case Sanchez can figure things out. WR4.

Jordan Reed - Reed caught four passes for 21 yards versus the Eagles. Reed was tied with Doctson for the most targets in the passing game, but right now the offense can’t support much fantasy production. TE2.

Prediction: The Giants win 20-13.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans

Venue: NRG Stadium(Houston)Sun. 12-9 @ 1:00 pm ESTOver/Under: 48.5

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Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (-4.5), Sunday, 1:00pm EST.

Last Meeting (9/30/18): The Texans won 37-34. Deshaun Watson threw for 375 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Lamar Miller rushed for 49 yards on 14 carries. DeAndre Hopkins caught 10 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown. Andrew Luck threw for 464 yards and four touchdowns. Jordan Wilkins rushed for 16 yards on eight carries. T.Y. Hilton caught four passes for 115 yards.

Indianapolis Colts  

Andrew Luck - Luck threw for 248 yards and an interception versus the Jaguars. The game marked the first time since Week 3 that Luck did not throw multiple touchdowns and the first time this year that he didn’t throw any. That should rectify itself versus a Houston secondary that Luck abused in Week 4.

Marlon Mack - Mack rushed for 27 yards on eight carries versus the Jaguars. Mack wasn’t very effective in this game, but the Colts also didn’t push him into much action since he was returning from a concussion. He has another tough matchup versus a Texans defense allowing the the ninth fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this year. RB3.

Nyheim Hines - Hines caught nine passes for 50 yards versus the Jaguars. Hines was very involved in the game plan for Luck versus Jacksonville. It is hard to tell if that will continue, but Hines is great at catching the ball out of the backfield and the Texans have struggled against receiving backs allowing over 500 yards receiving and five touchdowns to them this season. RB3.

T.Y. Hilton - Hilton caught eight passes for 77 yards versus the Jaguars. Hilton had a nice day in spite of the offense being held out of the end zone. He has a tough matchup this week with Jonathan Joseph, but he is still a WR2.

Eric Ebron - Ebron caught 10 passes for 81 yards versus the Jaguars. With Doyle out for the year, Ebron becomes one of the main parts of the offense and should continue this type of target share. Ebron is a TE1 rest of the way.

Houston Texans

Deshaun Watson - Watson threw for 224 yards and a touchdown versus the Browns. Watson didn’t need to do a ton as the Texans defense jumped all over the Browns and put the offense in cruise control early on. Watson should have to throw a bunch more in this one. QB1.

Lamar Miller - Miller rushed for 103 yards on 19 carries versus the Browns. Since the bye week, Miller has been pretty good averaging over 16.5 fantasy points per game. He should continue to be the featured back even with the return of Foreman, but the carry distribution should be monitored. RB2.  

D'Onta Foreman - Off of the PUP list and eligible to play.

DeAndre Hopkins - Hopkins caught seven passes for 91 yards versus the Browns. Hopkins continues to show he is among the best receivers in the game. WR1.

Demaryius Thomas - Thomas caught three passes for 32 yards versus the Browns. With Coutee out, Thomas got more action, but he just isn’t a big enough part of the offense quite yet, in spite of the big Week 12 showing. WR4.

Keke Coutee - Did not play versus the Browns. Coutee is a low end WR3 if he plays this week.

Prediction: The Texans win 29-24.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Venue: Arrowhead Stadium(Kansas City)Sun. 12-9 @ 1:00 pm ESTOver/Under: 53

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Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5), Sunday, 1:00pm EST

Last Meeting (12/20/15): The Chiefs won 34-14. Alex Smith threw for 171 yards and a touchdown. Charcandrick West rushed for 76 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Travis Kelce caught six passes for 73 yards. Jimmy Clausen threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Terrance West rushed for 35 yards on seven carries. Kamar Aiken caught eight passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson - Flacco not play versus the Falcons. Flacco may be cleared this week, which could present a quarterback controversy for the first time in Baltimore since before the team drafted Joe Cool. Jackson threw for 125 yards, but rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown versus the Falcons. The matchup is a nice one considering the Chiefs are allowing fifth most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterback this year, but both QBs are likely lower end QB2s if both are active and Jackson would be a mid level QB2 if Flacco is inactive.

Alex Collins - On IR

Gus Edwards - Edwards rushed for 82 yards on 21 carries versus the Falcons. Edwards is a bit banged up, but he has now averaged just over 20 carries a game over the last three weeks. He apparently is the lead back for now and is an RB2.

Kenneth Dixon - Dixon rushed for 37 yards on 13 carries versus the Falcons. Dixon replaced Collins on the active roster and was more involved than many expected. He could emerge as an interesting option if Jackson retains the role in Baltimore. RB4.

Ty Montgomery - Montgomery rushed for 13 yards on three carries and caught five passes for 42 yards versus the Falcons. With Jackson under center, Montgomery led the team in targets by a fair margin. If Jackson is the starter this week, Montgomery would be a flex worth option in PPR formats.

Michael Crabtree - Crabtree caught three passes for  37 yards versus the Falcons. If Flacco is starting, then Crabtree would return to a WR3, but with Jackson in the lineup, he is a WR5.

John Brown - Brown did not record a catch on four targets versus the Falcons. If Flacco is starting then Brown is a boom or bust WR3. With Jackson starting, Brown is worthless.

Mark Andrews - Andrew caught three passes for 47 yards versus the Falcons. Andrews appears to have developed a decent rapport with Jackson, making him an interesting TE2 if Jackson is playing.

Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes - Mahomes threw for 295 yards and four touchdowns versus the Raiders. Mahomes continues to show MVP form, torching the hapless Raiders in the shootout victory. He has a much tougher test with the Ravens coming to town, but Mahomes is unbenchable right now. QB1.

Spencer Ware - Ware rushed for 47 yards on 14 carries versus the Raiders. Ware was on the field for 69% of the snaps for the Chiefs with Kareem Hunt getting waived last week. Ware didn’t look particularly great, but his workload makes him an interesting play most weeks. This is not most weeks however, as the Ravens allow the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. RB3.

Tyreek Hill - Hill caught one pass for 13 yards versus the Raiders. Hill was disappointing versus what should have been a great matchup in Oakland. He should bounceback this week in spite of the tough matchup versus the Ravens. WR1.

Sammy Watkins - Did not play versus the Raiders. Even if Watkins plays this week, he shouldn’t be started against this tough Ravens defense.

Travis Kelce - Kelce caught 12 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns versus the Raiders. Kelce was an absolute monster versus the Raiders. With Hunt gone, Kelce may turn into a bigger part of the offense and while the Ravens are one of the best defenses in the game, they can struggle in covering the tight end. TE1.

Prediction: The Chiefs win 31-18.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers

Venue: Lambeau Field(Green Bay)Sun. 12-9 @ 1:00 pm ESTOver/Under: 48.5

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Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers (-5.5), Sunday, 1:00 pm EST.

Last Meeting (9/17/17): The Falcons won 34-23. Aaron Rodgers threw for 343 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Ty Montgomery rushed for 35 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Davante Adams caught eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. Matt Ryan threw for 252 yards and a touchdown. Devonta Freeman rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Julio Jones caught five passes for 108 yards.

Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan - Ryan threw for 131 yards and a touchdown versus the Ravens. Ryan struggled mightily versus a ferocious Ravens defense that shut down the Falcons offense. Ryan has a better matchup this week versus a Packers pass defense that has struggled much of the season. QB1.

Devonta Freeman - On IR. Eligible to possibly return in Week 15.

Tevin Coleman - Coleman rushed for eight yards on six carries versus the Ravens. Coleman was completely shut down versus the Baltimore run defense that has been one of the best in the league all season long. He should rebound a bit here, but he is also been splitting carries with Ito Smith and loses out of the valuable goalline work as well. Both running backs are RB3s.

Julio Jones - Jones caught two passes for 18 yards versus the Ravens. The entire Falcons offense was held down in this one and Jones will not be stifled very often. He should be back to WR1 form this week.

Calvin Ridley - Ridley caught three passes for 22 yards versus the Ravens. Like the rest of the offense, Ridley had no answer for the Ravens secondary. Ridley has been more miss than hit recently, scoring single digit fantasy points in three of his last four games. The Packers have really struggled late in the season defending the pass, so this could be a bounceback game for him. WR3.

Austin Hooper - Hooper caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown versus the Ravens. Hooper scored the touchdown late in the game when the outcome was already decided. Hooper has been a boom or bust player at tight end, but that is better than the typical production you see from the position. TE1.

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers - Rodgers threw for 233 yards and a touchdown versus the Cardinals. Rodgers was not very good versus the Cardinals, struggling to complete just over 60% of his passes. The loss triggered head coach Mike McCarthy’s firing this week. With a new play caller structuring the game plan and getting a Falcons defense that is allowing the second most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this year, Rodgers should be in for a huge game.

Aaron Jones - Jones rushed for 36 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries versus the Cardinals. Jones only touched the ball once (for a touchdown) after the first series of the second half. With McCarthy gone, one would hope the uber talented Jones would become a focal point of the offense moving forward. He gets a Falcons defense allowing the fifth most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season, so fire him up in all format. RB1.

Davante Adams -  Adams caught eight passes for 93 yards and a touchdown versus the Cardinals. In spite of the rest of the offense struggling, Adams continues to thrive. If the offense can get jump started here, Adams may truly explode. WR1.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling - Valdes-Scantling caught two passes for 19 yards versus the Cardinals. This was another disappointing showing for MVS, but he received the third most targets on the team and is a matchup problem for most defenses, especially one as banged up as the Falcons. WR3.

Jimmy Graham - Graham caught eight passes for 50 yards versus the Cardinals. Graham saw 11 targets in the game, which is a great sign that his injured hand is not bothering him too much. With the state of tight ends in fantasy this season, Graham is a must start week to week.

Prediction: The Packers win 34-20.

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

Venue: Ralph Wilson Stadium(Orchard Park)Sun. 12-9 @ 1:00 pm ESTOver/Under: 38.5

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New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (-3.5), Sunday, 1:00 pm EST.

Last Meeting (11/11/18, Week 10): The Bills won 41-10. Matt Barkley threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns. LeSean McCoy rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Zay Jones caught eight passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. Josh McCown threw for 135 yards and two interceptions. Elijah McGuire rushed for 30 yards on six carries. Chris Herndon caught three passes for 34 yards.

New York Jets

Sam Darnold - Did not play versus the Titans. Darnold is expected to return this week after missing the last four games with a foot injury. That is not good news for fantasy owners as he has been poor for the receiving options this season. He faces a Bills team allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterback this season. QB3.

Isaiah Crowell - Crowell rushed for 98 yards on 21 carries versus the Titans. Crowell has been the lead back since Bilal Powell hit IR. That trend should continue with Darnold returning this week and against a Bills team that is much worse defending the run than they are against the pass. RB2.

Robby Anderson - Anderson caught four passes for 48 yards versus the Titans. At this point, Anderson is the only receiver that has any fantasy value for the Jets, but that isn’t saying much at all. WR5.

Chris Herndon - Herndon caught two passes for 31 yards versus the Titans. Herndon has some value as a second tight end, but the Jets should run the ball a ton unless they fall down huge early again. TE2.

Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen - Allen threw for 231 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions versus the Dolphins. He also rushed nine times for 135 yards. Allen had his best game as a pro last week, but that is more of a measure of the competition that he was facing and while the Jets are not good, they aren’t atrocious versus opposing QBs. The Jets have yet to allow a rushing touchdown to a QB this season also, so while Allen is a popular sleeper this week, I am staying clear of him. QB2.

LeSean McCoy - McCoy rushed for 52 yards on 15 carries versus the Dolphins. McCoy led the backfield for the Bills, but lost some production because of Allen being successful on the ground. That may continue to plague him a bit along with the atrocious play calling in Buffalo. RB3.

Kelvin Benjamin - Benjamin was released by the Bills on Tuesday.

Zay Jones - Jones caught four passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns versus the Dolphins. With the release of Benjamin, Jones is the clear #1 receiver in Buffalo. Jones has nice physical tools, but will struggle along with Allen and his growing pains. He will see a lot of Trumaine Johnson which is a tough matchup, but he is a borderline playable receiver in some formats due to his talent and target share. WR3.

Prediction: The Bills win 17-6.

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins

Venue: Sun Life Stadium(Miami Gardens)Sun. 12-9 @ 1:00 pm ESTOver/Under: 47

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New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (+7.5), Sunday, 1:00pm EST.

Last Meeting (9/30/18, Week 4): The Patriots won 38-7. Ryan Tannehill threw for 100 yards and an interception. Frank Gore rushed for 41 yards on 11 carries. Kenny Stills caught three passes for 40 yards. Tom Brady threw for 274 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Sony Michel rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. James White caught eight passes for 68 yards and a touchdown.

New England

Tom Brady - Brady threw for 311 yards, one touchdown, and an interception versus the Vikings. Brady wasn’t at his best versus Minnesota, but he did enough for the Pats to pull out a victory. He gets a great matchup versus a Dolphins defense that just allowed Josh Allen to have a nice fantasy day. QB1.

Sony Michel - Michel rushed for 63 yards on 17 carries versus the Vikings. Michel was vultured twice in this one, which is frustrating considering that it wasn’t even by recently returning Rex Burkhead . Michel is the lead back, but sometimes he is going to get Bellichek’d. RB2.

James White - White caught seven passes for 92 yards versus the Vikings. Even with all the chaos in the backfield, White is always going to get his. He should be a pretty safe RB2 with upside versus the Dolphins.

James Develin - Develin rushed for five yards and two touchdowns on four carries versus the Vikings. Don’t be fooled. These were the first carries he had this season not including one carry in Week 10.

Julian Edelman - Edelman caught three passes for 25 yards versus the Vikings. Edelman was not a big part of the game plan, but that is largely due to the score. Edelman should get back into the mix this week in Miami. WR2.

Josh Gordon - Gordon caught three passes for 58 yards and a touchdown versus the Vikings. Gordon continues to get high value targets in the red zone and is trusted by Brady. He has a nice matchup this week versus Minkah Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins secondary. WR2.

Rob Gronkowski - Gronkowski caught three passes for 26 yards versus the Vikings. It may be time to give on Gronk. TE2.

Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill - Tannehill threw for 137 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception versus the Bills. Tannehill benefited by good field position and took advantage with a good game. He has a nice matchup here versus a Patriots team that can be beaten through the air QB2.

Kenyan Drake - Drake rushed for 31 yards on seven carries and caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown versus the Bills. Drake is still splitting carries with Gore, but the Dolphins have shown the ability to not play him at all. He is boom or bust with a high likelihood that he will bust. RB3.

Frank Gore - Gore rushed for 21 yards on eight carries versus the Bills. Gore continues to be the lead dog in the Dolphins offense. Why? Obviously, the coaching staff has him on their fantasy teams because it makes no sense. RB3.

DeVante Parker - Parker caught four passes for 43 yards and a touchdown versus the Bills. Parker got his first score of the season and has led the Dolphins in targets since his Week 8 return. That should continue here in a game the Dolphins are likely to be trailing in from the coin toss. WR3.

Kenny Stills - Stills caught four passes for 37 yards and a touchdown versus the Bills. Still finally had a good game for Miami. Stills has been dealing with injuries and Brock Osweiler playing QB. It is too early to put him back into your starting lineups, but he should be grabbed in most formats in case this is the resurgence of the usable fantasy receiver we have seen in recent years. WR4.

Prediction: The Patriots win 26-10.

Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers

Venue: Levi's Stadium(Santa Clara)Sun. 12-9 @ 4:05 pm ESTOver/Under: 43.5

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Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers (+5.5), Sunday, 4:05 pm EST.

Last meeting (10/19/14): The Broncos won 42-17. Colin Kaepernick threw for 263 yards, one touchdown, and an interception. Frank Gore rushed for 20 yards on nine carries. Stevie Johnson caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. Peyton Manning threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns. Ronnie Hillman rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Demaryius Thomas caught eight passes for 171 yards and a two touchdowns.

Denver Broncos

Case Keenum - Keenum threw for 151 yards and a touchdown versus the Bengals.

Phillip Lindsay - Lindsay rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries versus the Bengals. Lindsay ran all over the porous Bengals defense for a huge day. He gets another opportunity to double down on the performance with a matchup versus a Niners defense that just allowed 130+ yards on the ground to Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny on 20 carries. RB1.

Royce Freeman - Freeman rushed for 48 yards on 12 carries versus the Bengals. Freeman is still getting work, but he is mostly just a handcuff for now.

Emmanuel Sanders - Out after leaving practice with a possible achilles tear.

Courtland Sutton - Sutton caught four passes for 85 yards and a touchdown versus the Bengals. With Sanders out, Sutton is the clear #1 receiver in the offense and gets a Niners defense that has been atrocious this season versus the pass. WR2.

DaeSean Hamilton - Hamilton is a sneaky add in in fantasy right now after the Sanders injury. Hamilton won’t play in the slot, but he was on the field last week for 80% of the snaps and is a big body receiver with decent hands. WR4.

Jeff Heuerman - On IR.

San Francisco 49ers

Nick Mullens - Mullens threw for 414 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception versus the Seahawks. Mullens benefited from the fact the Niners were down by a lot early, forcing the niners to throw more than they would have liked. Mullens does not have a good arm and the Broncos defense will bring the pressure to force him into making mistakes. QB3.

Matt Breida - Out

Jeff Wilson Jr.- Wilson rushed for 61 yards on 15 carries and caught eight passes for 73 yards  versus the Seahawks. Wilson was impressive while filling in for Breida. Part of that was the Niners were down and the Seahawks played a lot of prevent which opened up bigger holes for him. This one will likely be a little closer and slower paced. RB3.

Marquise Goodwin - Did not play versus the Seahawks. Goodwin is expected to return to the Niners this week after dealing with some personal issues. The problem is the offense isn’t good enough to sustain much offense in spite of what happened last week. WR4.

Dante Pettis - Pettis caught five passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns versus the Seahawks. A lot of Pettis’ production came on a couple big plays when the outcome of the game was already obvious. Pettis a big play guy and he did get a lot of targets, so he is an interesting boom or bust WR3.

Kendrick Bourne - Bourne caught four passes for 60 yards versus the Seahawks. With Goodwin returning, Bourne likely returns to being underwhelming at best. WR5.

George Kittle - Kittle caught six passes for 70 yards versus the Seahawks. Kittle continues to be productive in a bad offense. The Broncos have not been good against the tight end either this season, so fire him up. TE1.

Prediction: The Broncos win 27-17.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Venue: StubHub Center(Carson)Sun. 12-9 @ 4:05 pm ESTOver/Under: 48

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Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Chargers (-14), Sunday, 4:05 pm EST.

Last meeting (9/20/15): The Bengals won 24-19. Philip Rivers threw for 241 yards, two touchdown, and an interception. Melvin Gordon rushed for 88 yards on 16 carries. Danny Woodhead caught six passes for 68 yards. Andy Dalton threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns. Giovani Bernard rushed for 123 yards on 20 carries. Tyler Eifert caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown.

Cincinnati Bengals

Andy Dalton - Done for the season.

Jeff Driskel - Driskel threw for 236 yards, one touchdown, and an interception versus the Broncos. Driskel was awful versus the Broncos, really struggling against their fierce pass rush. He won’t find a ton more time versus a Chargers that now has Joey Bosa back. Add in he is now missing his top offensive weapon and there is very few formats where he is viable. QB3.

Joe Mixon - Mixon rushed for 82 yards on 12 carries versus the Broncos. Mixon looked good versus the Broncos, but as the Bengals fell behind, they had to go away from the running game. That is likely to be a common theme the rest of the way as the Bengals will struggle with Driskel and their defense is atrocious. RB2.

A.J. Green - Done for the season.

Tyler Boyd - Boyd caught six passes for 97 yards versus the Broncos. With Green out Boyd is the clear #1 receiver in the offense. That should make him fantasy viable and with the Bengals defense being terrible there should be a lot of garbage time points for him. WR2.

John Ross - Ross caught two passes for 13 yards versus the Broncos. Ross had little value before losing Dalton. Now he has none. WR6.

C.J. Uzomah - Uzomah caught five passes for 33 yards versus the Broncos. This was an encouraging target share, but right now there just isn’t enough fire power for more than Boyd and Mixon in the offene. TE2.

Los Angeles Chargers

Philip Rivers - Rivers threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns versus the Steelers. Rivers was great in the comeback victory in Pittsburgh. He has a great matchup this week as well versus a Bengals defense allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. QB1.

Melvin Gordon - Did not play versus the Steelers. Gordon is questionable this week and the Chargers may chose to limit him or hold him out to make sure he is available for the playoffs. RB2 if he plays, but even that is risky.

Austin Ekeler - Ekeler rushed for 21 yards on 13 carries and caught five passes for 22 yards versus the Steelers. Ekeler led the backfield in touches, but was clearly not the best back on the field. He may get the start this week if Gordon is out, but Jackson is the one to own of the backups.

Justin Jackson - Jackson rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown on eight carries versus the Steelers. Jackson was very impressive in limited work versus the Steelers. Jackson may be an interesting stash right now in case Gordon has a set back. RB3.

Keenan Allen - Allen caught 14 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown versus the Steelers.

Tyrell Williams , Travis Benjamin , Mike Williams -  Tyrell Williams only caught one pass for 14 yards, Mike Williams caught three passes for 52 yards, and Benjamin caught two passes for 44 yards and a touchdown versus the Steelers. Right now we have a bit of a cluster with the secondary receivers for the Chargers. None of them received more than three targets versus Pittsburgh and the Chargers may not need to air it out a bunch in this one. All three are lottery tickets this week.

Prediction: The Chargers win 31-6.

Detroit Lions vs. Arizona Cardinals

Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium(Glendale)Sun. 12-9 @ 4:25 pm ESTOver/Under: 40.5

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Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals (+2.5), Sunday, 4:25 pm EST

Last Meeting (9/10/17): The Lions won 35-23. Carson Palmer threw for 268 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. David Johnson rushed for 23 yards on 11 carries. Larry Fitzgerald caught six passes for 74 yards. Matthew Stafford threw for 292 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. Golden Tate caught 10 passes for 107 yards.

Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford - Stafford threw for 245 yards, one touchdown, and an interception versus the Rams. Stafford struggled once again, throwing for less than two touchdowns and less than 250 yards for the fourth time in the last five games. That trend is likely to continue here versus a Cardinals team that is actually decent against the pass and is so bad versus the run that teams don’t often need to throw against them. The Cardinals have given up the third fewest points per game to opposing QBs this season. QB2.

LeGarrette Blount - Blount rushed for 61 yards on 16 carries versus the Rams. With Johnson out, Blount has been the lead back for Detroit. With that looking more likely again, Blount becomes an interesting play versus a Cardinals defense allowing the second most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. RB2.

Kerryon Johnson - Did not play versus the Rams. Likely out again.

Theo Riddick - Riddick rushed for 32 yards on eight carries and caught three passes for 26 yards versus the Rams. Riddick will continue to get work in the running game and passing game with Johnson out. The upside is limited, but this is a really nice matchup. RB3.

Kenny Golladay - Golladay caught three passes for 50 yards versus the Rams. With Marvin Jones done for the season, Golladay is the clear #1 for the Lions. The matchup versus Patrick Peterson is not ideal, but he is still a WR2 due to talent and target share.

Bruce Ellington - Ellington caught seven passes for 35 yards versus the Rams. The yardage numbers weren’t good, but Ellington led the team with 10 targets. He has taken over the Golden Tate role in the offense and has a fantastic matchup versus Leonard Johnson , who has been atrocious since getting more of a role the last three weeks. WR3.

Levine Toilolo - Toilolo caught four passes for 90 yards versus the Rams. This won’t happen again. TE3.

Arizona Cardinals

Josh Rosen - Rosen threw for 149 yards versus the Packers. Rosen continues his conservative approach and inaccurate throwing. He has single handedly destroyed the Arizona offense. If there was a QB4 tier, he’d be in it. QB3.

David Johnson - Johnson rushed for 69 yards on 20 carries versus the Packers. Johnson got vultured by Chase Edmunds because offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich remembers how much fantasy owners hated him. Johnson is the most talented person on the field most weeks and easily the most talented in the Cardinals organization, but the way they handle him leaves a lot to be desired. RB1.

Chase Edmonds - Edmonds rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns on five carries versus the Packers. I don’t believe this will become a thing. It better not.

Larry Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald caught three passes for 48 yards versus the Packers. With Kirk gone, Fitzgerald is pretty much the only receiver on the team. In spite of that, Rosen makes him a boom or bust WR4.

Christian Kirk - Out for the season.

Prediction: The Lions win 18-6.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys

Venue: AT&T Stadium(Arlington)Sun. 12-9 @ 4:25 pm ESTOver/Under: 44

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Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (-3.5), Sunday, 4:25 pm EST.

Last Meeting (11/11/18, Week 10): The Cowboys won 27-20. Dak Prescott threw for 270 yards and a touchdown. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Amari Cooper caught six passes for 75 yards. Carson Wentz threw for 360 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Zach Ertz caught 14 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns.

Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz - Wentz threw for 306 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception versus the Redskins. Wentz was mediocre versus the Redskins, making enough plays to keep the Eagles in front, but also making some poor decisions including a bad interception in the red zone. He gets a tough test this week versus a Dallas defense that has been fantastic over the last four weeks. QB2.

Corey Clement - Clement rushed for 27 yards on five carries and caught three passes for 47 yards versus the Redskins. Clement got heavily involved in the screen game, but was otherwise not a big part of the game plan. He shouldn’t be starting for fantasy teams unless Adams gets hurt. RB5.

Josh Adams - Adams rushed for 85 yards on 20 carries versus the Redskins. Adams was pretty good versus a very tough front seven in Washington. However, the Cowboys have been even better this season, allowing the fifth fewest points per game to opposing running backs and with Clement getting a lot of the targets out of the backfield, he has a capped ceiling this week. RB3.

Darren Sproles - Sproles rushed for 22 yards and a touchdown on four carries versus the Redskins. In spite of getting an odd goalline carry, Sproles doesn’t hold much fantasy value.

Golden Tate - Tate caught seven passes for 85 yards and a touchdown versus the Redskins. Tate was a monster versus the Redskins, coming just a couple of feet short of a second touchdown. He has emerged as a trusted receiver for Wentz and is now a WR1 as he likely will see Dallas’ weakest corner in Anthony Brown .

Alshon Jeffery - Jeffery caught three passes for 31 yards versus the Redskins. Jeffery struggled to break free of Josh Norman and has an even tougher test versus the best corner in the league in Byron Jones . WR4.

Zach Ertz - Ertz caught nine passes for 83 yards versus the Redskins. Ertz set an Eagles record for most catches in a season versus the Skins and they should continue to feed Wentz’s favorite target. He has an outside chance to break Jason Witten ’s single season catches in a  TE1.

Dallas Cowboys

Dak Prescott - Prescott threw for 248 yards and a touchdown versus the Saints. Prescott did just enough to keep his team in front of the Saints offense that was baffled by the Dallas defense. He should have some opportunities to exploit versus a Philly defense that is missing a ton of defensive talent in the secondary, but his conservative game keeps him out of the top tier of QBs. QB2.

Ezekiel Elliott - Elliott rushed for 76 yards on 23 carries and caught six passes for 60 yards and a touchdown versus the Saints. Elliot wasn’t able to break free in the running game, but he continues to excel in the passing game this year. He gets an Eagles defense that has a ton of injuries. RB1.

Amari Cooper - Cooper caught eight passes for 75 yards versus the Saints. Cooper continues to get fed in this Cowboys offense and has shown more consistency in Dallas. That may be fleeting, but this is an amazing matchup versus a struggling Eagles secondary. WR1 with risk.

Cole Beasley - Beasley caught two passes for nine yards versus the Saints. Beasley is banged up, but is expected play this weekend versus the Eagles. He is a risky play, but if in the lineup, he has a little upside versus Cre’Von LeBlanc who has struggled in coverage since being forced into action the last three weeks. WR3.

Michael Gallup - Gallup caught five passes for 76 yards versus the Saints. If Beasley is out, Gallup is a very interesting play, but with Beasley trending towards playing, Gallup is a risky bet to repeat last week’s production. WR4.

Prediction: The Cowboys win 24-17.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders

Venue: O.co Coliseum(Oakland)Sun. 12-9 @ 4:25 pm ESTOver/Under: 51.5

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Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders (+11), Sunday, 4:25 pm EST.

Last Meeting (11/8/15): The Steelers won 38-35. Derek Carr threw for 301 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. Latavius Murray rushed for 96 yards on 17 carries. Michael Crabtree caught seven passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 334 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. DeAngelo Williams rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. Antonio Brown caught 17 passes for 284 yards.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger - Roethlisberger threw for 281 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception versus the Chargers. Big Ben wasn’t great, but he wasn’t the reason the Steelers lost to LA. He has a chance to rebound and strengthen the Steelers playoff chances versus a Raiders defense that has allowed the eighth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year. Don’t buy into the “he struggles on the road narrative.” QB1.

James Conner - Out

Jaylen Samuels - Samuels rushed for five yards on two carries, but caught three passes for 20 yards and a touchdown versus the Chargers. Samuels will start with Connor out injured this week. Reports say that he may split time with Stevan Ridley , but he should be the lead. However, in most formats where he is RB only, he is a risky play in spite of the nice matchup versus the Raiders who are allowing the seventh most fantasy points to opposing running backs. However, in Yahoo formats, he has tight end eligibility from his college days and could be a TE1 this week.

Antonio Brown - Brown caught 10 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown versus the Chargers. Brown had a great day versus the Chargers and it could be even better versus the Raiders secondary which is one of the worst in the league. WR1.

JuJu Smith-Schuster - Smith-Schuster caught six passes for 49 yards versus the Chargers. Juju wasn’t able to break any big plays, but that should change versus these awful Raiders. WR1.

Vance McDonald - McDonald caught four passes for 28 yards versus the Chargers. McDonald is always hit or miss, but the Raiders offer a fantastic matchup. Oakland has allowed the most points per game to opposing tight ends this season. TE1.

Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr - Carr threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns versus the Chiefs. Carr was able to put together a fantastic fantasy day in the shootout with KC. However, Carr will likely struggle more versus a tough Steelers defense that brings heat. QB2.

Doug Martin - Martin rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries versus the Chiefs. Martin scored the first touchdown by a Raiders running back since they lost Marshawn Lynch . That will likely be the highlight for them for a while as the Steelers have a good run defense. RB3.

Jalen Richard - Richard rushed for 95 yards on six carries versus the Chiefs. Richard continues to look like the best back on the Raiders, though that isn’t saying much. The Raiders offense is typically anemic and shouldn’t be trusted even when they will have to throw to keep up. RB3.

Jordy Nelson - Nelson caught 10 passes for 97 yards versus the Chiefs. Nelson finally had a big game, but with the Steelers defense being much better than Kansas City’s, there is no reason to think that he can sustain the production with Carr.

Jared Cook - Cook caught seven passes for 100 yards and a touchdown versus the Chiefs. Cook continues to be the only fantasy option on this tea, worth talking about. He is the favorite target of Carr and continues to be fed week in and week out. TE1.

Prediction: The Steelers win 33-13.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears

Venue: Soldier Field(Chicago)Sun. 12-9 @ 8:20 pm ESTOver/Under: 52.5

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Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears (+3), Sunday, 8:20 pm EST.

Last Meeting (11/15/15): The Bears won 37-13. Jay Cutler threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Jeremy Langford rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Zach Miller caught five passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns, Nick Foles threw for 200 yards and a interception. Todd Gurley rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Brian Quick caught one pass for 37 yards.

Los Angeles Rams

Jared Goff - Goff threw for 207 yards, one touchdown, and an interception versus the Lions. Goff struggled mightily versus the Lions in a very uncharacteristic game for him. He doesn’t get a great matchup here versus a Bears team that is allowing the second fewest points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Risky QB1.

Todd Gurley - Gurley rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries versus the Lions. Gurley continues to be a beast for fantasy owners. The only fear is they start to cut back on his workload as the Rams get ready for the playoffs. He has a tough matchup here, but until we see them start to cut back, he is an RB1.

Brandin Cooks - Cooks caught four passes for 62 yards versus the Lions. Cooks was largely held in check by the Lions. That won’t happen often, but this is another tough matchup versus Kyle Fuller who has been great this season. WR2.

Robert Woods - Woods caught five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown versus the Lions. Woods continues to thrive in the McVay offense. He has a tough matchup as well this week, but you have to keep rolling him out there. WR1.

Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky - Did not play versus the Giants. Trubisky is expected to play this week, which isn’t great news for the fantasy receiving options. Fantasy owners should stay away from him considering Aaron Donald should be laying on him most of the game. QB2.

Jordan Howard - Howard rushed for 76 yards on 16 carries versus the Giants. Howard continues to lead the running game for the Bears. He hasn’t been great, but he is getting the carries. He may struggle versus the tough front seven of the Rams, but is still an RB2.

Tarik Cohen - Cohen rushed for 30 yards on eight carries and caught 12 passes for 156 yards versus the Giants. He also threw a one yard touchdown. Cohen was a monster in the passing game for the Bears. With Trubisky returning, there is a chance that that regresses, but he is an RB2 this week.

Allen Robinson - Robinson caught five passes for 79 yards versus the Giants. Robinson had a nice game, but with the Rams now having Aqib Talib back, he faces a very tough matchup. Robinson has been hit or miss with Trubisky under center and this week looks more like it will be a miss. WR4.

Anthony Miller - Miller caught one pass for a one yard touchdown versus the Giants. Miller was able to salvage his day with a touchdown from Cohen. That won’t happen much. WR5.

Trey Burton - Burton did not record a catch versus the Giants. Burton was the forgotten man with Chase Daniel s running the offense. With Trubisky returning, he should more looks, but that hasn’t always been profitable. High-end TE2.

Prediction: The Rams win 27-18.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks

Venue: CenturyLink Field(Seattle)Mon. 12-10 @ 8:15 pm ESTOver/Under: 45

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Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks (-3), Monday, 8:15 pm EST.

Last Meeting (1/10/16, Wild Card Playoffs): The Seahawks won 10-9. Russell Wilson threw for 142 yards, one touchdown, and an interception. Christine Michael rushed for 70 yards on 21 carries. Doug Baldwin caught five passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 146 yards. Adrian Peterson rushed for 45 yards on 23 carries. Stefon Diggs caught four passes for 26 yards.

Minnesota Vikings

Kirk Cousins - Cousins threw for 201 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions versus the Patriots. Cousins struggled versus the Patriots defense that was able to force him into some bad interceptions. He should rebound as he has been very good this season when under pressure. QB1.

Dalvin Cook - Cook rushed for 84 yards on nine carries and caught eight passes for 22 yards versus the Giants. Cook looked like the version we saw of him last year before the ACL tear. He should get enough work to exploit a Seahawks defense allowing the second most receiving yards to opposing running backs this season. RB2.

Stefon Diggs - Diggs caught five passes for 49 yards versus the Giants. Diggs was able to play through injury and was somewhat productive. Another week removed from the injury, he should ready to go. WR2.

Adam Thielen - Thielen caught five passes for 28 yards and a touchdown. Thielen struggled versus the Patriots corners, who frustrated him immensely. That being said he still put up something for fantasy owners. If that is the floor, then  he is always a WR1.

Kyle Rudolph - Rudolph caught three passes for 38 yards versus the Giants. Rudolph continues the disappointing season he is having and can’t be considered as a TE1 anymore. TE2.

Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson - Wilson threw for 185 yards and four touchdowns versus the 49ers. Wilson was able to rely on his defense to give him short field and he took advantage. That won’t happen as much this week and the Vikings are very good against the pass. Minnesota is allowing the eighth fewest fantasy points per game to opposing QBs, but Wilson has been very reliable and is a QB1.

Chris Carson - Carson rushed for 69 yards on 13 carries versus the 49ers. Carson continues to lead the running games, but the Seahawks are beginning to work in Penny more and may start to limit Carson to save him for the playoffs. This is a tough matchup as well as the Vikings are allowing the ninth fewest fantasy points per game to opposing RBs this season. RB2.

Rashaad Penny - Penny rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown on seven carries versus the 49ers. Penny has looked good in recent weeks and starting to get more work. The fact he received the goal line carry is big for his value too. Stash him for now.

Doug Baldwin - Baldwin caught two passes for 22 yards and a touchdown versus the 49ers. Baldwin was not highly targeted again and continues to disappoint fantasy owners. This may just be a lost year for him because of injury and the way the offense has gone. There is upside, but he is a risky WR3.

Tyler Lockett - Lockett caught a 52 yard touchdown versus the Niners. Lockett had the big play, but that was it. Lockett is a huge talent, but if he doesn’t get the targets, he can’t be started in fantasy. That should improve a bit this week as the Seahawks won’t be up huge in this one. WR3.

Jaron Brown - Brown caught three passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns versus the 49ers. This was a big game for Brown, but it is unlikely to happen very often considering he was only on the field for 24% of the team’s offensive snaps. WR5.

Prediction: The Vikings win 23-20.

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