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Mohamed Sanu: WR Bengals
Sanu proved to be everything as advertised in the previous weeks, catching the ball five times and scoring twice in the red zone. The Bengals have suddenly become a possible wild card team for the second straight season. With Green getting doubled team almost every play, especially in the red zone, look for Sanu to keep catching touchdowns on a weekly basis.
Last Week: 6 sacks, 13 points allowed
Baltimore had another dominating performance on defense in its 16-13 OT win vs. Chargers. Although the Ravens didn’t cause a turnover, they did manage to get to Chargers quarterback Phillip RIvers six times. The Steelers are up next on the schedule and had eight turnovers last week against the Cleveland Browns.
Ryan FItzpatrick: QB Bills
Last Week: 180 passing yards, TD, INT
Fitzpatrick wasn’t as effective as he could have been, but at the very least had a touchdown pass and only one turnover. So he didn’t kill your team, but he also wasn’t winning any matchups for you either. With a game coming up against the Jaguars’ 28th-ranked pass defense, Fitzpatrick will have a good chance of bouncing back.
Benjamin Watson: TE Browns
Last Week: 3 catches, 26 yards
Watson was nothing special Sunday vs. Pittsburgh Steelers. Having only three grabs for just 26 yards is never a good start for a tight end, no matter whom you are playing. The Browns will face the Oakland Raiders in Week 13.
Jalen Parmele: RB Jaguars
Last Week: 45 rushing yards
Parmele didn’t get the bulk of the carries due to a groin injury in the first quarter in last week’s win over the Tennessee Titans. Rashad Jennings( 43 yards, TD) did finally find the end-zone, for only the second time all year. With Parmele listed as questionable next week, it may be time to look for new options at running back. (Arrow Neutral)
Ronnie Hillman: RB Broncos
Last Week: 9 rushing yards
Hillman was totally irrelevant when the Denver Broncos announced that Moreno will be the starting running back vs. Kansas City in Week 12. Whoever the starting running back is will get plenty of catches and red zone opportunities as long as Peyton Manning is at the helm.
Last Week: 24 points allowed, 424 total yards allowed, no turnovers
Tampa Bay’s defense was below average against the explosive Atlanta Falcons, who managed to pass and run on the Buccaneers when they needed to and scored two touchdowns on the ground vs. the best rush defense in the league.
LaRod Stephens-Howling RB Cardinals
Last Week: 1 yard
Stephens-Howling had one carry, for one yard Sunday. With sore ribs being a significant factor, the Cardinals backup looks to be just that now that Beanie Wells is healthy. It’s back to the bench and special teams for Howling.
Scott Chandler TE Bills
Last Week: 2 catches for 26 yards
Chandler did what most thought he would do, as his track record speaks for himself when it comes to scoring touchdowns. Three of his five touchdowns were against New England Patriots and the other two came in back to back weeks. His starting credibility is dwindling by the week.
Sidney Rice WR Seahawks
Last Week: 3 catches for 49 yards
Rice had his worst performance in over a month, failing to score for the first time in nearly four weeks. He did make some downfield catches as he had 49 yards receiving off three receptions, but he didn’t burn you with that score. So it’s safe to say this was a positive outcome putting Rice on the pine.
Ryan Tannehill QB Dolphins
Last Week: 253 passing yards, TD, INT
Tannehill surpassed most expectations and pulled off an upset over the Seattle Seahawks. In a game where the sprinklers went off during the game, this was bound to end in a weird way. Tannehill now faces a possibly even tougher challenge with Belichick’s Patriots in Week 13 and marks the first time the former Aggie will go up against the legendary Patriots.
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Bryce Brown RB Eagles, last week: 178 yards rushing, 2 touchdowns
Brown showed last night, why he was once the number one recruit coming out of high school. With 178 yards on the ground and 2 scores, Brown is a pleasant surprise for owners who have McCoy and have the ability to get Brown if still possible on waivers.
Pierre Garcon WR Redskins, last week: 5 catches, 93 yards, TD
Garcon looks to be back on track, which was shown on turkey day, catching a 59 yard touchdown that looked reminiscent of the only other TD reception he had all year in week 1 against New Orleans in the Super Dome, where Robert Griffin III made his professional debut. Most teams have dropped Garcon due to his lingering injuries throughout the 2012 season. Get him quick.
Shane Vereen RB Patriots, last week: 42 yards rushing, 91 receiving yards, touchdown
Vereen had his best performance of the year by far on Thanksgiving day, which included an 83 yard touchdown reception, which broke open the flood gates for the Patriots shellacking of the Jets in a 49-19 win. Vereen has the versatility of a receiver as well as a rusher, though he is risky at times to start, he is a definite weapon and threat in the high powered, diverse offense, that is the New England Patriots.
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