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Week 13 fantasy football free agent adds

Posted by Giants.com on November 27, 2013 – 3:00 pm

Fantasy 101 brings you the latest fantasy football news from around the league.

Here’s a look at which free agents you may want to pick up before Week 13 begins on Thursday:

QB Brandon Weeden, Browns

Last week: 209 YDS, TD, 2 Turnovers

Weeden has been struggling all year to get on the field.  With that being said, he will face one of the worst defenses in the league statistically in the Jacksonville Jaguars this week.  Jacksonville’s rush defense ranks 29th (133.5 YPG allowed) and 18th in passing yards against (242 YPG allowed).  With Josh Gordon going off like he has the past two weeks, (19 REC, 362 YDS, 2 TDS), start Weeden.

 

Steelers defense

Last week: 4 Turnovers, 5 sacks, TD

Pittsburgh has forced seven turnovers in the past two weeks alone, as well as 13 sacks in their last four games combined.  This week they will be facing a 5-6 Baltimore Ravens team that is fighting to stay in the division/playoff race.  With Pittsburgh also at 5-6, the loser of this game could very well mean its season is over.

 

WR Tiquan Underwood, Buccaneers

Last week: 3 REC, 108 yards, 2 TDS

Underwood has proven he has plenty of upside with his breakaway speed.  That was clearly shown last Sunday, when he averaged 36 yards per catch, notched two touchdowns and 108 yards receiving, including an 85-yard touchdown from Mike Glennon. If you’re ever going to start him and are that desperate, do it while you still can.

 

RB Brandon Bolden, Patriots

Last week: 58 YDS, TD

Bolden had 69 total yards vs. Denver in week 12.  A significant part of Bolden’s recent success is that starting running back Stevan Ridley’s fumbling problems are putting him on the bench and Bolden in the game.  He has shown he can carry the load when given the opportunity.  Belichick doesn’t tolerate much of anything, especially fumbling.

 

WR Jacoby Jones, Ravens

Last week: 4 REC, 103 YDS, TD

There’s no doubt that Jacoby Jones gives the Ravens that X-factor whenever he is in the game.  Being one of the most explosive players in the league at times (he had a 66-yard touchdown reception last week against the Jets), he’s definitely worthy of a start at WR if you need a fill-in during a starter’s bye week or if he is injured.


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Fantasy 101: Start ‘em or sit ‘em

Posted by Giants.com on October 26, 2013 – 1:43 pm

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Marques Colston WR Saints, last week: 1 catch. 11 yards

Colston’s past 2 games combined are 3 receptions for 26 yards.  With the Buffalo Bills next on the schedule, who are the second worst defense in the league vs. wide receivers in fantasy football.  Drew Brees should have a field day.  Brees favorite target the past 2 seasons has been tight-end Jimmy graham, but with the recently injured Graham still recovering, Colston could really benefit being “the guy” for at least one week this season.  START

Jordan Reed TE Redskins, last week: 9 receptions,134 receiving yards, TD

Reed has been really heating up these past 2 weeks, catching 13 passes and totaling 192 receiving yards and a touchdown.  In what looks to be a high scoring match-up between the early super bowl favorites in the Denver Broncos, look for this to be one of the highest scoring games of the year.  With two of the most explosive quarterbacks facing off sunday afternoon and with both defenses very vulnerable defending the pass, the scoreboard and stat sheet should be plenty filled by the end of the game.  START

Josh Gordon WR Browns, last week:  2 catches, 21 yards

After Gordon missed the first 2 games of the season due to violations of NFL drug policy, he’s had 27 catches, 450 yards receiving and 2 TD’s in just 5 games.  After having his worst performance of the year last week with 2 receptions and 21 yards, new starting quarterback Jason Cambell will try to come in and mix things up.  WIth a renown down the field arm, Cambell should provide some spark in the play action game and more than likely see Josh Gordon on the other end  START

Maurice Jones-Drew RB Jaguars, last week: 37 yards rushing

Jones-Drew has had the worst start to a season he’s ever gone through while actually playing.  Though he’s use to losing ball games by now, he can’t be use to the level of play he’s been performing at due to the recent blow-outs the Jaguars have been involved in.  It was only a few years ago where Jones-Drew was being drafted 1-5 overall and now he can end up on your waiver wire if you look closely.  With the 17 point heavy favorites in the San Francisco 49ers coming to town, I see the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jones-Drew coming through and making this game.  Therefore, controlling the clock and running the ball!  START

Harry Douglas WR Falcons, last week: 7 receptions, 149 yards, TD

Matt Ryan and Harry Douglas have had on field chemistry throughout both their stays with the Atlanta Falcons.  Primarily as a 3rd option, DOuglas stepped up last week in an a huge way, having 7 catches for 149 yards and a score.  Now that he has eased all fantasy owners to the maximum, start him again this week in Arizona.  With Roddy White still injured, Gonzalez and Douglas are the only two legitimate passing options for the Atlanta Falcons as of now.  START

BENCH

Andy Dalton QB Bengals, last week: 372 passing yards, 3 TD’s

Dalton’s been tearing up his last 2 opponents, throwing 6 Touchdowns and 709 yards passing, there’s arguably nobody playing better in fantasy football at Quarterback.  Though this weekend he will face a very stingy Jets defense.  New York held Tom Brady last week to just 228 yards passing, no touchdowns and interceptions thrown, which was pick six and the deciding factor in the game. BENCH

Lamar Miller RB Dolphins, last week: 43 yards rushing

Miller quite frankly hasn’t done much of anything the whole season, besides 2 games in where he got over 60 yards rushing and touchdown.  Another potential high scoring game could be happening in New England.  With a somewhat healthy Rob Gronkowski and a pissed off Tom Brady from last weeks disappointing lost to the Jets, this could be a deadly combination for the Dolphins secondary and Miami’s running backs.  BENCH

Kyle Rudolph TE Vikings, last week: 3 catches, 27 yards

Rudolph’s 2013 season could be terrible for a few reasons.  FIrst, he has no quarterback to throw him the ball.  Last week vs. Giants, Rudolph had 9 targets and just 3 catches, with the other 6 under-thrown or over-thrown.  Second, they have no run game as of now because of the lack of passing threat, the opponent knows Adrian Peterson is getting the ball.  Though Rudolph had plenty of success vs. Green Bay in the past, I wouldn’t count on anything crazy this weekend.  BENCH

Bills Defense, last week: 2 Int, 2 Sacks, FF, TD

Buffalo’s had a solid season this year on the defensive side of the ball ( 12 interception, 2 touchdowns and 22 sacks) and last week was no different, forcing 3 turnovers and adding on a touchdown.  But when you go face Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in the Super-Dome, you could be the 85’ Bears, New Orleans is still scoring big and putting up yards on you.  Don’t try and be sneaky this weekend by starting them, others have tried and they all pretty much fail. Your whole weeks match-up could depend on it. BENCH


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Fantasy 101: Thursday night fantasy football impact players

Posted by Giants.com on October 24, 2013 – 7:11 pm

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Mike Tolbert RB Panthers

Last week: 36 yards, TD

Tolbert now has four touchdowns in his last four games.  He will face a Buccaneers team that hasn’t won a game (0-6).  Although Tampa Bay’s rushing defense has been consistently good all season (88.8 yards per game allowed), Carolina’s rushing game ranks seventh (130 yards per game) in the NFL.  Tolbert just has to worry about gaining two or three yards in order to get a touchdown if he’s feeling lucky. Start him while he matters.

 

Mike Williams WR Buccaneers

Last week: 4 catches, 32 yards

Like most of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, Williams has had more downs than he has had ups this season.  Scoring two touchdowns in five games and having no 100-yard games thus far this season, Williams has seen better starts.  With Vincent Jackson starting to really tear it up (19 catches, 252 yards, and four touchdowns in last two games), there should be plenty of opportunities for Williams to fly under the radar and get a valuable start against the Carolina Panthers tonight.

 

Greg Olsen TE Panthers

Last week: 4 catches, 47 yards

Olsen has only scored one touchdown all season.  With his best game coming in Week 2 (seven catches, 84 yards and a touchdown), he has yet to find the end zone since.  However, the targets have been somewhat consistent with 27 catches on the season.  Look for Olsen to step it up against a Buccaneers defense giving up 252 passing yards per game, ranking 18th in the league.


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Fantasy 101: Thursday night impact players

Posted by Giants.com on October 17, 2013 – 1:16 pm

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Andre Ellington RB Cardinals

» Last week: 56 rushing yards, TD

Ellington’s Week 6 performance got the attention of a lot of fantasy football owners who are looking for that free-agent running back steady enough to take them to the championship.  The rookie got his first touchdown of the year last week and also has shown to be a great receiver as well, notching 18 receptions for 180 yards already on the year.  He’s totaled 108 rushing yards on just 14 carries in the past two games. The explosiveness is there, but now the wait begins before the Cards start trusting him as an every-down back.

 

Russell Wilson QB Seahawks

» Last week:  257 passing yards

Wilson’s 2013 season has been a quiet but productive one (92.8 QBR). But with his eight touchdown passes, 1,254 yards through the air and 294 yards more on the ground, it’s hard to complain.  However, he has failed to throw for 300 yards in a game all year and has thrown multiple touchdowns in just two games. Meanwhile, he has zero touchdowns in two games.  As he faces the 19th-ranked Arizona Cardinals pass defense in Week 7, watch for Wilson to get back on track with the aerial assault attack, as well as the ground game.

 

Michael Floyd WR Cardinals

» Last week: 5 receptions, 44 yards, TD

Floyd has been a bit of a disappointment thus far in his young NFL career, recording 907 yards, 71 catches, and three touchdowns total in 22 games played.  Once in a while he’ll put up a solid performance that is worthy of his first-round draft selection, but his downfall this season has been the lack of touchdowns. However, the targets (42) and yards (346) are getting there.  Floyd is looking for his opportunity, and with the Seattle secondary going to be mainly focused on stopping Larry Fitzgerald, No. 15 could have a major impact in tonight’s game.


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Fantasy 101: Week 6 top free agent adds

Posted by Giants.com on October 8, 2013 – 5:45 pm

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Terrance Williams WR Cowboys

Last week: 4 REC, 151 YDS, TD

Williams has been balling these past two weeks.  Combining for 222 yards and 11 receptions in the past two games, Williams is showing why he was one of the most talked about rookie wide-outs in 2013.  The Cowboys have shown that their passing game is no joke, gaining more than 500 yards vs. Denver through the air alone.   He’s a worthy receiver to  keep on your roster for a few weeks and a good guy to have for a fill-in spot for now.

 

Nick Foles QB Eagles

Last week: 197 YDS, 2 TDS

With Michael Vick likely out for the next few weeks, Nick Foles will fill in as the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback.  Foles looked impressive coming off the bench in Week 5 (16 of 25, for 197 yards, 2 touchdowns), and with the 0-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers next on his schedule (whom he beat last year in Tampa Bay), only betters his situation to succeed.

 

Donald Brown RB Colts

Last week: 40 TOT YDS, TD

Brown scored his first touchdown of the year this past weekend vs. the Seattle Seahawks.  With Ahmad Bradshaw out with injury, Brown is playing well enough to get the opportunity to make plays for the Indianapolis Colts, recording three carries for 65 yards in Week 4 and six carries for 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 5.  With production on the rise, it’s time to take the chance.

 

Lance Hendricks TE Rams

Last week: 4 REC, 37 YDS, TD

Hendricks has now gone two straight weeks with scoring a touchdown.  Although the St. Louis Rams added starting tight end Jared Cook, Hendricks has been the one scoring all the touchdowns in the red-zone as of late.  I’m not saying start him right away over the top guys, but he’s a good sleeper to have on your roster at the very least.


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Fantasy 101: Week 5 free agent adds

Posted by Giants.com on October 2, 2013 – 10:25 am

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RB Le’Veon Bell, Steelers

Last week: 57 RUSH YDS, 2 TDS

Finally a Pittsburgh Steelers running back you can count on scoring touchdowns.  The rookie out of Michigan State ran the ball just 16 times but was plenty productive, scoring two touchdowns and also catching four passes for 27 yards, along with the 57 yards he had on the ground.  Go get him before it’s too late.

 

QB Brian Hoyer, Browns

Last week: 269 YDS, 2 TDS

Hoyer has shown in the past two weeks that he is a start-worthy quarterback in any fantasy football league format.  At the very least, he is a solid backup to have and a reliable player to put up a decent number of points per week.  In his first two games he has started, Hoyer has five touchdown passes and 590 yards.  With more games under his belt, the former backup to Tom Brady is showing he can play in this league and win as well, going 2-0 in the games he has started so far in the 2013 season.

 

WR Keenan Allen, Chargers

Last week: 5 REC, 80 YDS

Allen’s draft status dropped dramatically ever since he had a chip on his shoulder to prove all the doubters wrong.  But in Week 4, he showed some great strides, with five catches for 80 yards off of six targets.  Rivers seems to be trusting Allen more and more as the learning experience comes along.  It doesn’t hurt either that Rivers has been throwing for 400 yards every other game.

 

TE Garrett Graham, Texans

Last week: 69 YDS, TD

Garrett Who? If you don’t know who Garrett Graham is by now, you’re not alone. But you should.  He’s caught three touchdowns in the past four weeks and is slowly becoming Schaub’s favorite red-zone target.  To put his role in the Houston offense into perspective, Andre Johnson has zero touchdowns all season with 34 catches and 368 yards.  All Graham does is catch touchdowns.

 

Browns Defense

Last week: 6 PTS ALLOWED, 2 TURNOVERS, 2 SACKS

Cleveland’s defense has been impressive all season, but not as impressive as they were in Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals, sacking them twice and turning the ball over multiple times (one interception and one fumble recovery).  Not to mention they held the Bengals to just 266 total yards on offense, an accomplishment that is noteworthy when playing any team in the NFL, let alone a legitimate playoff contender.


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Fantasy 101: Thursday night football: Start ‘em or sit ‘em

Posted by Giants.com on September 26, 2013 – 11:57 am

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QB Colin Kaepernick, 49ers

Last week: 150 YDS, 2 TO’s

Kaepernick has struggled the past two games in both fantasy and reality, turning the ball over a shocking six times against the Seahawks and Colts.  After throwing for 412 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1, Kaepernick has managed just 227 yards combined with zero touchdowns in his last two outings. Expect big things from one of the NFL’s most dynamic quarterbacks in the league.  START

 

TE Jared Cook, Rams

Last week: 5 REC, 44 YDS

Cook got off to a hot start in Week 1, hauling in seven receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns.  But in the past two games, he has combined for just six catches and 54 yards.  With a hungry 49ers team (1-2) coming into St. Louis, Sam Bradford will be searching for his tight end and scapegoat, as Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman will be pressuring the quarterback all game long.  START

 

Anquan Boldin WR, 49ers

Last week: 67 yards receiving

Boldin’s first game as a 49ers was one of the most impressive performances of his career.  With 208 yards, 13 receptions and a touchdown, the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco had to be cringing. In the past two games, however, Boldin has cooled off, catching six passes with 74 yards, including a Week 2 outing where he had just one catch for seven yards.  As Kaepernick tries to quiet critics, so will Boldin.  It’s tough to say that they both will be have breakout performances, but judging from the past couple weeks stats, it will be just that.  START


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Fantasy 101: Week 3 start ‘em or sit ‘em

Posted by Giants.com on September 20, 2013 – 12:29 pm

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WR Robert Woods, Bills

Last week: 4 REC, 68 YDS

Woods has been productive in his first two weeks in the NFL.  He scored his first touchdown in Week 1 and followed up with four catches for 68 yards the next.  Week by week Woods will try and find his role in the new Buffalo Bills offense with rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel at the helm.  Expect big things in the future for this rookie combo for years to come.  START

 

QB Matthew Stafford, Lions

Last week: 278 YDS, 2 TDs

Stafford was one the biggest disappointments last year at the quarterback position in fantasy football.  After throwing for 5,000 yards and 41 touchdowns in 2011, the gunslinger from Georgia threw just 20 touchdowns last year with 17 interceptions.  With four touchdowns and only one interception this season, he seems to have found his old rhythm.  START

 

RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Falcons

Last week: 45 TOT YDS

With Steven Jackson sidelined this weekend vs. Miami, Rodgers will see a big increase in touches this week.  Whether that’s in the passing game or rushing attack, Rodgers will be that X-factor this week. He could potentially be your “guy” for this weekend as the difference maker everyone strives to find. START

 

TE Tyler Eifert, Benglas

Last week: 66 YDS

The first-round pick from Notre Dame has looked impressive in his first two professional games.  With 113 yards receiving in the past two weeks combined, Eifert will be searching for his first touchdown of his young and promising career this weekend. He’ll be up aagainst a Green Bay Packers secondary which is known for giving up huge plays in the passing game (359 opponent passing yards per game, 31st overall).  START

 

QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Last week: 251 YDS

Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers have some problems on the offensive side of the ball, to say the least.  With offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the Steelers will try and pull out all the tricks this Sunday night vs. Chicago.  The Bears were first in the league last year in takeaways and haven’t missed a beat this season.  This is a brutal matchup for a team, such as the Steelers, coming off two devastating losses.  Until it gets a better offensive line, Pittsburgh should have a tough time giving Big Ben time to throw the ball down the field.  BENCH

 

WR James Jones, Packers

Last week:  178 YDS

Jones had one of the best games of his career last Sunday, hauling in 11 passes for 178 yards.  Just the week before, though, Jones had zero catches.  Now the Packers face one of the top secondaries in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals.  Look for Jones to come back to earth this weekend.  BENCH

 

RB Matt Forte, Bears

Last week: 88 YDS

Forte has always been a solid starting fantasy running back when healthy.  He has the versatility to run the ball for huge gains but also catch the ball with ease.  However, when running backs go up against the Steelers, it is always a struggle, no matter what year it is.  Don’t expect a huge game from Forte, but rather one that will get you average production at best, which isn’t good enough for me.  BENCH

 

WR Harry Douglas, Falcons

Last week: 43 YDS

Although the injury to Roddy White has helped Douglas receive some more playing time, he still hasn’t had that breakout game yet for you to justify a start for him.  There’s no doubt he’s good player with great speed and hands, but the next step is to just wait for that particular game to happen. BENCH


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Fantasy 101: Week 3 free agent adds

Posted by Giants.com on September 18, 2013 – 9:38 am

 

WR Eddie Royal, Chargers

Last week: 7 REC, 90 YDS, 3 TDS

Royal’s five touchdowns in the past two weeks leads the NFL.  With 10 catches and 114 yards in the last two games combined, Royal seems to have found his role as Phillip Rivers’ number one guy.

 

RB James Starks, Packers

Last week: 132 RUSH YDS, 36 REC YDS

Starks has been causing quite the buzz around the fantasy football waiver wire, as running backs are almost impossible to come by.  Is he worth the pickup or is he a one-week wonder? If you’re in need, then get him. If you’re not in need, get him anyways. Hey, you never know.

 

WR Kendall Wright, Titans

Last week: 54 YDS, 1 TD

Wright has a promising future ahead of him if the Titans continue to throw the ball his way.  With veteran receivers such as Nate Washington and the quiet Kenny Britt, Wright could be quickly turning into the focal point of the Tennessee Titans passing game.

 

TE Charles Clay, Dolphins

Last week: 108 REC YDS, 1 RUSH TD

Over the past few seasons Charles Clay has proven he can make plenty of big-time plays.  Being Ryan Tannehill’s favorite target is just one of two reasons to pick up this versatile fullback-tight end hybrid. The second reason is he is getting goal-line touches.


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Fantasy 101: Week 2 start ‘em or sit ‘em

Posted by Giants.com on September 15, 2013 – 11:57 am

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Ahmad Bradshaw RB Colts

Bradshaw looks to be the most intriguing start this weekend.  With Vick Ballard out for the season, the two-time Super Bowl champion with the New York Football Giants, could be the first of many running backs who will see more action due to a teammate’s injury.  Someone has to carry the rock, and with Bradshaw’s experience and success, why not him?

Leonard Hankerson WR Redskins

Hankerson’s two-touchdown performance in Week 1 may not happen again this year, but the fact that he led the Redskins in touchdowns, receiving yards, targets and receptions, how could you not give him a go for at least a week?

Terrelle Pyror QB Raiders

Last week Pryor showed all the attributes he had while at Ohio State in running the ball when he can and passing when he can’t run.  For fantasy this is your ideal quarterback, a guy who can sling it when necessary and take off and run once the defense starts respects the passing game.  If he can be more accurate, the sky’s the limit for this athletic phenomenon.

Mike Wallace WR Dolphins

Wallace had arguably one of the most disappointing Week 1 performances out of anyone.  After signing a huge off-season contract with the Miami Dolphins, the 60-minute man has yet to find his rhythm with second-year QB Ryan Tannehill.  In Week 2, Wallace will go up against the Indianapolis Colts in a dome. With Andrew Luck as the opposing quarterback, you know it’s going to be a passing fiesta.

Kyle Rudolph TE Vikings

Rudolph owners shouldn’t be surprised by his two catches for 27 yards in the first game of the year.  What they are not used to is seeing Rudolph not catch a touchdown pass, as he caught nine last year and made his first Pro Bowl. Although when your quarterback throws three interceptions, I could see how the red-zone wasn’t really an option too often.  Facing Chicago in Week 2 is where Rudolph will pick it up and get at least six points on the scoreboard this weekend at Soldier Field.

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Robert Woods WR Bills

Woods scored the first touchdown of his career last week against the New England Patriots.  His lone touchdown was also his only catch of the game, which is never a bad sign when your wide out is viewed upon as a red-zone target.  Though I wouldn’t start him just yet, wait few more weeks and see how he does.  The potential is there, now we wait to see if the targets are as well.  BENCH

Redskins Defense

Washington’s defense looked very exhausted while playing the Philadelphia Eagles last Monday night. Now they must go face possibly the best quarterback in the league in Aaron Rodgers. With the Packers already off to a 0-1 start, this is a must win for both sides.  I see a shoot-out on the horizon in this one.  BENCH

Benjarvus Green-Ellis RB Bengals

Green-Ellis seems to always have plenty of touchdowns by season’s end.  He’s not what you would call an explosive type of running back, but he’s a grinder.  He’ll get you those tough yards when the game is on the line and goal-line carries as well.  Off of 14 carries last week, he had 25 yards rushing, though he got you that one touchdown you’re searching for. Week 2 he faces Pittsburgh Steelers, who held Chris Johnson to just 70 yards off 25 carries.  BENCH

Christian Ponder QB Vikings

With four total turnovers in Week 1 vs. Detroit Lions, Ponder will be on the bench for quit some time in the near future.  Until he can show that he can control the offense and not turn it over, I don’t care whom he’s playing, especially this weekend when he faces one of the best defenses in the league, the Chicago Bears.  BENCH


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