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Last Week: 2 catches, 18 yards, TD
Johnson caught his fifth touchdown of the year against New England on Sunday, but shortly after was taken out of the game with a hamstring injury. At the very least he got you a touchdown before exiting the game and will more than likely play this week vs. St. Louis Rams.
Aaron Hernandez TE Patriots
Last Week: 97 yards
Hernadez caught eight passes for 97 yards (both season highs) in Sunday’s 23-16 win over Miami. Now a primetime matchup against the Houston Texans (19th ranked pass defense) is up next on Sunday night. With Rob Gronkowski still sidelined, Hernandez’s production will continue to be high, especially when they start to enter that red zone.
Last Week: 6 points allowed, interception, 2 sacks
The Jets defense gave up the least amount of points to an opponent all week, holding Arizona to an impressive six points. Although the defense didn’t score any touchdowns or have multiple turnovers, it did manage to have two sacks and held the Cardinals to just two field goals all game. That should be enough for any starting defense, any week.
Andy Dalton QB Bengals
Last Week: 211 passing yards, 2 total touchdowns
Dalton scored two touchdowns vs. San Diego — one came on the ground and the other on a 19-yard strike to tight end Jermaine Gresham. The red rifle did have two turnovers for the first time in a month but countered with more than 215 total yards.
Knowshon Moreno RB Broncos
Last Week: 83 total yards
Moreno had a productive week at running back, matching his number of carries from last week with 20. He had 69 rushing yards and, 14 more receiving on four catches. Although he failed to find the end zone for the second straight week, this week’s matchup in Oakland looks more than appealing.
Jeremy Maclin Eagles WR
Last Week: 38 yards
Maclin’s three receptions for 38 yards made for one of his worst outings of the season. With DeSean Jackson recently sent to the injured reserve list, he failed to take over as some anticipated. Facing the worst pass defense in Tampa Bay in Week 14 might lead to better results.
Titans Defense: 24 points allowed, no turnovers, no sacks
Tennessee’s defense wasn’t completely miserable, allowing 24 points to an explosive Houston Texans team, who previously scored 38 points in their week 4 meeting. But having no sacks and no turnovers any week is never good in both fantasy and for real.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis RB Bengals
Last Week: 118 yards rushing
Green-Ellis marked his third straight 100-yard game against San Diego on Sunday. He continues to be a great addition to the Cincinnati organization and to all fantasy owners who were willing to take a chance on him.
Jay Cutler QB Bears
Last Week: 233 passing yards, 2 touchdowns
Cutler produced his third best game of the year, passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears’ 17-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He also had 27 yards rushing off of four rushes. Due up next for the Bears is the second matchup with Minnesota Vikings, whom they just played in Week 12.
Donnie Avery WR Colts
Last Week: 91 yards, 2 touchdowns
Avery had five receptions in Sunday’s thrilling 34-33 last-second win. He also caught the game winner from Andrew Luck with no time remaining, totaling his number of touchdowns to two on the day. Avery now has three touchdowns on the year and two 100-yard games. He has a promising future in this explosive Indianapolis Colts offense.
James Starks RB Packers
Last Week: 66 yards, TD
Starks finally broke the curse of Green Bay running backs not scoring touchdowns, as he had 66 yards rushing off of 16 carries and got his first touchdown on the year. Green Bay looks to be back on track after getting embarrassed last week on Sunday Night Football. Facing a shaky Lions defense in Week 14, Starks seems to be a hot commodity in the deeper leagues.
Jason Avant WR Eagles
Last Week: 79 yards
Avant and Foles look to be clicking, combining for four catches and 79 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Avant did have his best game of the year and always competes at a high level when he is playing. Foles keeps getting better with more experience, and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’worst secondary in the league, Avant should have a productive day at the office.
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