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Last Week: 414 passing yards, 4 touchdowns
Palmer had the best week out of any quarterback in the league, throwing for over 400 yards and four touchdowns. The Buccaneers secondary held up their end by giving up a little more than 100 yards more passing than their average of 309 per game (31st in the league). It also didn’t hurt that the fact the Raiders were playing from behind pretty much all game.
Michael Turner RB Falcons
Last Week: 102 rushing yards, touchdown
Turner had another solid performance on Sunday Night Football as usual when playing under the lights, passing the century mark for the first time in five weeks and only the second time all year. With a game in New Orleans next on the Falcons’ schedule, Turner could keep the momentum rolling in a potential shoot out.
Mike Williams WR Buccaneers
Last Week: 68 yards receiving, touchdown
Williams has proven to be as good as advertised this season, hauling in his 5th touchdown catch of the year, to go along with his four grabs for 68 yards. Williams has only had two games all year where he hasn’t scored or got 100 yards receiving, making him one of the most consistent and valuable wide outs in all of fantasy football.
Andre Roberts WR Cardinals
Last Week: 86 yards receiving
Roberts looks to be a keeper for teams that are looking for an above average wide out whose name isn’t Steve Smith (Carolina) or Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh). People in fantasy tend to look at the names too
often and not the numbers that come with it. The Cardinals’ biggest surprise on offense all year now has 18 catches for 265 yards.
Davone Bess WR Dolphins
Last Week: 6 catches for 67 yards
Bess had his best week and his second most catches this season, with six of them. Although Bess failed to find the end zone, the targets were there. And whenever a player gets over 60
yards in any position (excluding passing) it’s never justified as a bad start.
Top defense: Packers
2 sacks, 2 turnovers, 17 points allowed
The Packers defense continues to come through with another good performance against the struggling Arizona Cardinals. Recovering a fumble and picking off John Skelton, the Green Bay defense was dominant all game. Even though they didn’t manage a shutout, this defense has proven it is one that is possibly the most overlooked in the league.
Christian Ponder QB Vikings
Last Week: 63 yards passing, interception
Ponder had a terrible game to put it in the nicest words possible. Throwing for 63 yards and labeling him as the most inconsistent fantasy quarterback this year, he is a dangerous start every week.
Jaguars Defense: 31 points allowed, 1 sack
The Jacksonville defense gave up a predictable score of allowing over 30 points to the late-rising Detroit Lions offense. Allowing Mikel Leshoure to triple his best game all season with three rushing touchdowns, the Jaguars defense only managed to get to Rodgers one time and forced no turnovers.
Ryan Broyles WR Lions
Last Week: 52 yards
Broyles had six catches for 52 yards but failed to score. The rookie wideout looks to have plenty of potential, though, and is a solid backup for any week if one of your starters goes down or you want to roll the dice.
Alex Green RB Packers
Last Week: 53 yards rushing
Green has shown all year long what exactly he is going to do for your team, which is give you at least 50 yards every week, but will not produce anything else meaningful such as a touchdown, tallying his
total with zero. Aaron Rodgers now has 25 touchdowns on the year and is the front runner for NFL MVP, which is why Green does nothing but run whenever the reigning MVP needs a break from passing.
Kenny Britt WR Titans
Last Week: 67 yards receiving
Britt’s 67 yards receiving and six receptions made up his second best outing of the year. Far from impressive for a man of his caliber and what he has produced in the past, this is very average at best for the once highly touted wide out from Rutgers. The disappointment continues.
T.Y Hilton WR Colts
Last Week: 6 catches for 102 yards, Touchdown
Hilton got his second 100 yard receiving day of the year and a touchdown. In Week 3 he had 113 yards and a score as well. Don’t start the wide out just yet, but it’s always nice to have depth on the bench with break out talent any week.
Marcel Reece RB Raiders
Last Week: 95 yards receiving, Touchdown
Reece didn’t gain any yards on the ground or have any attempts in that manner, but with eight catches for 95 yards and Darren McFadden injured, it never hurts to have a backup who can produce in the passing game and be a running back at the same time. It is pretty rare.
Golden Tate WR Seahawks
Last Week: 2 Touchdowns
Tate and Wilson look to be the main connection in Seattle when it comes to the red zone. The former Notre Dame flanker now has five touchdowns on the year and has yet to gain over 70 yards receiving, which is hard to believe considering on how many big plays he’s had all year.
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