Prater has been the definition of clutch during his tenure in Detroit, as he's now 10 for 10 on kicks within the final four minutes of regulation and the Lions within three points of winning. His 52-yard game-winner Sunday might have been his most impressive of the lot, though, considering it came in 30-degree weather accompanied by Chicago's characteristically strong winds. Sitting top ten in the league in both field-goal attempts and PATs, Prater should remain busy in a Week 12 matchup against a Vikings defense that prevented the Lions offense from reaching the end zone in their previous meeting this season.
Fells' involvement in the passing game has diminished in recent weeks while teammate Eric Ebron's has increased. By measure, Fells has seen just 1.5 targets per game over his past four appearances while Ebron has seen five per tilt over the same stretch. Ebron is the more natural receiver anyway, while Fells' bread and butter is blocking, so it makes sense for each to specialize in one particular facet of the game. Moving forward, that means Fells could be in store for lesser production the rest of the season compared to his heightened involvement in Weeks 4 through 6.
Grant returned from a concussion to catch all three of his targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints. He apparently picked up a calf injury along the way, but the Redskins' decision to list him as limited suggests he's on track to take the field on Thanksgiving. Grant, Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson have been operating as Washington's regular trio in three-wide formations.
There's little reason to think the finger issue will jeopardize his gameday availability, especially considering that the Redskins tend to list every little ailment on their injury report. Perine rumbled for 117 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Saints, and he may get more involved in the passing game with Chris Thompson potentially out for the season due to a fractured fibula. Byron Marshall is the only other healthy running back on the roster, though the Redskins likely will address that situation before Thanksgiving. Perine has quickly jumped from the No. 3 spot on the depth chart to the unquestioned lead role.
Reed didn't come all that close to playing in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Saints, getting ruled out Friday on the final injury report of the week. With the Redskins playing on Thanksgiving, another absence seems likely for the fifth-year pro. Vernon Davis has averaged 5.3 catches for 68.3 yards on 7.8 targets in the four games Reed's missed this season.
Ebron looks to be reasserting himself as a legitimate weapon down the field, as he's now averaging five targets and 45.3 receiving yards per game across his past four appearances. Meanwhile, Darren Fells has only seen 1.5 targets and 7.8 receiving yards per game during that same stretch. Although Fells actually garnered more playing time Sunday, it nonetheless seems that this tight end corps is settling in as we expected in the preseason with Fells the blocking specialist and Ebron the more capable receiver.
Alonso also had another unnecessary roughness penalty on a quarterback for a late hit to Ryan Fitzpatrick in this game. While he might receive another dock in pay for the transgression, it's unlikely that he will be forced to miss the Week 12 game versus New England. Then again some might being forced to play against Tom Brady and the Patriots offense is punishment enough.
The nine carries tied Riddick's season high while his 10 total touches were the most he's seen since Week 2. He also finished the day having logged one more snap than starter Ameer Abdullah. Since Abdullah has struggled to move the ball consistently this season, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if the Lions continue to force Riddick's involvement. With that said, the pass-catching specialist has a tough matchup on deck Thursday against a Vikings defense that's allowed just 361 receiving yards to running backs in 2017, the fifth-lowest mark in the league.
Thomas was only targeted four times during the contest but reeled each one in. He hasn't been the red zone threat that some were hoping for after being reunited with Adam Gase and that seems unlikely to change in the near future. Now that the bye weeks have completed you should be able to do better for your starting tight end.
The team's decision to fire Mike McCoy on Monday and promote Bill Musgrave to offensive coordinator might seem to set the table for another quarterback change, particularly after Osweiler completed less than 55 percent of his passes for a third straight week in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati. While the Broncos apparently aren't ready for any commitments as of Monday, it still seems likely Lynch will take the reins of the offense at some point within the next few weeks, if not quite yet for Sunday's game against Oakland. The Broncos play their next two games on the road, but both contests (in Oakland and Miami) provide matchups against defenses that have consistently been steamrolled in recent weeks. Even after that two-game stretch, the remaining schedule looks quite favorable from a quarterback's perspective.
Drake had been splitting the starting running back job with Damien Williams but disappointed fantasy owners with a poor performance Sunday. Part of the reason for his lack of touches could be that the Dolphins were trailing for most of the game but more was expected of Drake coming off his 82 yards on the ground versus Carolina last Monday. His next chance will come in Week 12 versus the Patriots.
After logging just 11 snaps in his return to action last week, Golladay saw 35 out of a possible 63 on Sunday. Meanwhile, teammate and co-No. 3 receiver TJ Jones recorded 29 snaps. Although Jones actually saw more passes come his way, Golladay again showed he was the more dynamic option downfield by catching a 40-yard bomb in the second quarter. The rookie's 19.8 yards per reception now ranks among the tops in the league among receivers who've seen at least 20 targets this season.
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