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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: 12-team PPR mock

Senior Fantasy Writer
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Every Sunday morning before setting your lineup you're looking for those last-minute tips to help you win. You want to know who is active or inactive due to injury. Maybe it's a final decision on who to start or sit.

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Starting this Sunday at 11 a.m. ET through Week 17 we bring you Fantasy Football Today on CBSSports.com. We are the first with inactives and we provide you the most in-depth look at what will happen for that week. We'll have LIVE look-ins from stadiums around the league and you can call in and ask questions during our live broadcast.

To give you an inside look at what to expect this year, we decided to share our mock draft for the show. And we'll have two prominent people contributing to Fantasy Football Today this season that you must tune in for who took part in this draft.

The first is CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora, who will provide the updated news of the day each week. And the second is a former Pro Bowl player who will provide a great mix of analysis and entertainment every Sunday. We'll reveal our full show lineup later this week.

This draft was a point-per-reception format and you can compare the results to the 12-team standard draft we did last week. These two guides should help you with any last-minute drafts prior to Thursday's season opener.

As always, we ask you to share your thoughts on this draft. Take advantage of our Fantasy Football Twitter feed (@CBSFantasyFB) and post your comments there, or share your thoughts on our Fantasy Football Facebook page.

In this league, all touchdowns are worth six points, and we award one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. There also is one point per reception. We feature a starting lineup of QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots for a 15-round draft.

Our draft order is as follows:

1. Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer
2. Adam Flango, FFT Producer
3. Nando Di Fino, Senior Fantasy Writer
4. Player To Be Named Later, former Pro Bowler/FFT analyst
5. Adam Aizer, Podcast/Video Host
6. Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer
7. Peter Madden, Editorial Director, Fantasy Sports
8. Jason LaCanfora, CBS Sports NFL Insider
9. Jeff Tobin, Associate Managing Editor
10. James Questel, FFT Producer
11. Nathan Zegura, Senior Fantasy Writer
12. Jason Horowitz, FFT Host

Round by Round
Round 1
Pick Team Player
1 Richard Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2 Flango C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
3 Di Fino Doug Martin, RB, TB
4 PTBNL Ray Rice, RB, BAL
5 Aizer Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
6 Eisenberg Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
7 Madden LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
8 LaCanfora Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
9 Tobin Arian Foster, RB, HOU
10 Questel Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
11 Zegura Matt Forte, RB, CHI
12 Horowitz Reggie Bush, RB, DET
Round 2
Pick Team Player
13 Horowitz Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
14 Zegura Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
15 Questel Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
16 Tobin Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
17 LaCanfora Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
18 Madden Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
19 Eisenberg Darren Sproles, RB, NO
20 Aizer David Wilson, RB, NYG
21 PTBNL Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
22 Di Fino Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
23 Flango DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
24 Richard A.J. Green, WR, CIN
Round 3
Pick Team Player
25 Richard Julio Jones, WR, ATL
26 Flango Randall Cobb, WR, GB
27 Di Fino Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
28 PTBNL Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
29 Aizer Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
30 Eisenberg Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
31 Madden Roddy White, WR, ATL
32 LaCanfora Frank Gore, RB, SF
33 Tobin Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
34 Questel Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
35 Zegura Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
36 Horowitz Wes Welker, WR, DEN
Round 4
Pick Team Player
37 Horowitz Drew Brees, QB, NO
38 Zegura Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
39 Questel Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
40 Tobin Shane Vereen, RB, NE
41 LaCanfora Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
42 Madden Danny Amendola, WR, NE
43 Eisenberg Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
44 Aizer Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
45 PTBNL Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
46 Di Fino Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
47 Flango Marques Colston, WR, NO
48 Richard Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
Round 5
Pick Team Player
49 Richard Montee Ball, RB, DEN
50 Flango Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
51 Di Fino Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
52 PTBNL Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
53 Aizer Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
54 Eisenberg Jason Witten, TE, DAL
55 Madden Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
56 LaCanfora DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
57 Tobin Eric Decker, WR, DEN
58 Questel Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
59 Zegura Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
60 Horowitz Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
Round 6
Pick Team Player
61 Horowitz Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
62 Zegura Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
63 Questel Vernon Davis, TE, SF
64 Tobin Tom Brady, QB, NE
65 LaCanfora Jared Cook, TE, STL
66 Madden T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
67 Eisenberg Ben Tate, RB, HOU
68 Aizer Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
69 PTBNL Mark Ingram, RB, NO
70 Di Fino Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
71 Flango Tavon Austin, WR, STL
72 Richard James Jones, WR, GB
Round 7
Pick Team Player
73 Richard Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
74 Flango DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
75 Di Fino Steve Smith, WR, CAR
76 PTBNL Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
77 Aizer Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
78 Eisenberg Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
79 Madden Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
80 LaCanfora Andrew Luck, QB, IND
81 Tobin Miles Austin, WR, DAL
82 Questel Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
83 Zegura Chris Givens, WR, STL
84 Horowitz Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
Round 8
Pick Team Player
85 Horowitz Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
86 Zegura Cam Newton, QB, CAR
87 Questel Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
88 Tobin Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
89 LaCanfora Golden Tate, WR, SEA
90 Madden Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
91 Eisenberg Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
92 Aizer Tony Romo, QB, DAL
93 PTBNL Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
94 Di Fino Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
95 Flango Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
96 Richard Vick Ballard, RB, IND
Round 9
Pick Team Player
97 Richard Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
98 Flango Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
99 Di Fino Antonio Gates, TE, SD
100 PTBNL Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
101 Aizer Lance Moore, WR, NO
102 Eisenberg Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
103 Madden Mike Williams, WR, TB
104 LaCanfora Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
105 Tobin BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
106 Questel Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
107 Zegura Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
108 Horowitz Knile Davis, RB, KC
Round 10
Pick Team Player
109 Horowitz Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
110 Zegura Joique Bell, RB, DET
111 Questel Roy Helu, RB, WAS
112 Tobin DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
113 LaCanfora Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
114 Madden Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
115 Eisenberg Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
116 Aizer Zach Sudfeld, TE, NE
117 PTBNL Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
118 Di Fino Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
119 Flango Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
120 Richard Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
Round 11
Pick Team Player
121 Richard Eli Manning, QB, NYG
122 Flango Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
123 Di Fino Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
124 PTBNL Michael Vick, QB, PHI
125 Aizer Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
126 Eisenberg Vincent Brown, WR, SD
127 Madden Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
128 LaCanfora Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
129 Tobin Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
130 Questel Seahawks DST
131 Zegura Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
132 Horowitz Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
Round 12
Pick Team Player
133 Horowitz Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
134 Zegura Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
135 Questel Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
136 Tobin Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
137 LaCanfora Dwayne Allen, TE, IND
138 Madden Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
139 Eisenberg Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
140 Aizer Quinton Patton, WR, SF
141 PTBNL Felix Jones, RB, PIT
142 Di Fino Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
143 Flango Christine Michael, RB, SEA
144 Richard Andre Roberts, WR, ARI
Round 13
Pick Team Player
145 Richard Bengals DST
146 Flango 49ers DST
147 Di Fino Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
148 PTBNL Texans DST
149 Aizer Bears DST
150 Eisenberg Patriots DST
151 Madden Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
152 LaCanfora Ravens DST
153 Tobin Broncos DST
154 Questel Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
155 Zegura Michael Bush, RB, CHI
156 Horowitz Rams DST
Round 14
Pick Team Player
157 Horowitz Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
158 Zegura Buccaneers DST
159 Questel Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
160 Tobin Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
161 LaCanfora Greg Little, WR, CLE
162 Madden Giants DST
163 Eisenberg Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
164 Aizer Fred Davis, TE, WAS
165 PTBNL Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
166 Di Fino Dolphins DST
167 Flango Robert Woods, WR, BUF
168 Richard Andre Brown, RB, NYG
Round 15
Pick Team Player
169 Richard Phil Dawson, K, SF
170 Flango Blair Walsh, K, MIN
171 Di Fino Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
172 PTBNL LaMichael James, RB, SF
173 Aizer Matt Prater, K, DEN
174 Eisenberg Matt Bryant, K, ATL
175 Madden David Akers, K, DET
176 LaCanfora Justin Tucker, K, BAL
177 Tobin Garrett Hartley, K, NO
178 Questel Dan Bailey, K, DAL
179 Zegura Randy Bullock, K, HOU
180 Horowitz Kai Forbath, K, WAS
 
Team by Team
Adam Aizer
Rd.Pk Player
1.5 Trent Richardson, RB, CLE
2.8 David Wilson, RB, NYG
3.5 Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
4.8 Darren McFadden, RB, OAK
5.5 Cecil Shorts, WR, JAC
6.8 Josh Gordon, WR, CLE
7.5 Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN
8.8 Tony Romo, QB, DAL
9.5 Lance Moore, WR, NO
10.8 Zach Sudfeld, TE, NE
11.5 Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN
12.8 Quinton Patton, WR, SF
13.5 Bears DST
14.8 Fred Davis, TE, WAS
15.5 Matt Prater, K, DEN
Nando Di Fino
Rd.Pk Player
1.3 Doug Martin, RB, TB
2.1 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAC
3.3 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI
4.1 Ryan Mathews, RB, SD
5.3 Hakeem Nicks, WR, NYG
6.1 Chris Ivory, RB, NYJ
7.3 Steve Smith, WR, CAR
8.1 Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS
9.3 Antonio Gates, TE, SD
10.1 Brian Hartline, WR, MIA
11.3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, ATL
12.1 Mohamed Sanu, WR, CIN
13.3 Denarius Moore, WR, OAK
14.1 Dolphins DST
15.3 Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
Jamey Eisenberg
Rd.Pk Player
1.6 Jamaal Charles, RB, KC
2.7 Darren Sproles, RB, NO
3.6 Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
4.7 Vincent Jackson, WR, TB
5.6 Jason Witten, TE, DAL
6.7 Ben Tate, RB, HOU
7.6 Torrey Smith, WR, BAL
8.7 Matthew Stafford, QB, DET
9.6 Kenny Britt, WR, TEN
10.7 Alshon Jeffery, WR, CHI
11.6 Vincent Brown, WR, SD
12.7 Emmanuel Sanders, WR, PIT
13.6 Patriots DST
14.7 Shonn Greene, RB, TEN
15.6 Matt Bryant, K, ATL
Adam Flango
Rd.Pk Player
1.2 C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF
2.11 DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL
3.2 Randall Cobb, WR, GB
4.11 Marques Colston, WR, NO
5.2 Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS
6.11 Tavon Austin, WR, STL
7.2 DeAngelo Williams, RB, CAR
8.11 Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF
9.2 Michael Floyd, WR, ARI
10.11 Greg Olsen, TE, CAR
11.2 Fred Jackson, RB, BUF
12.11 Christine Michael, RB, SEA
13.2 49ers DST
14.11 Robert Woods, WR, BUF
15.2 Blair Walsh, K, MIN
Jason Horowitz
Rd.Pk Player
1.12 Reggie Bush, RB, DET
2.1 Dez Bryant, WR, DAL
3.12 Wes Welker, WR, DEN
4.1 Drew Brees, QB, NO
5.12 Daryl Richardson, RB, STL
6.1 Rashard Mendenhall, RB, ARI
7.12 Steve Johnson, WR, BUF
8.1 Jordan Cameron, TE, CLE
9.12 Knile Davis, RB, KC
10.1 Kyle Rudolph, TE, MIN
11.12 Carson Palmer, QB, ARI
12.1 Sidney Rice, WR, SEA
13.12 Rams DST
14.1 Markus Wheaton, WR, PIT
15.12 Kai Forbath, K, WAS
Player to be Named Later
Rd.Pk Player
1.4 Ray Rice, RB, BAL
2.9 Brandon Marshall, WR, CHI
3.4 Andre Johnson, WR, HOU
4.9 Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL
5.4 Peyton Manning, QB, DEN
6.9 Mark Ingram, RB, NO
7.4 Pierre Thomas, RB, NO
8.9 Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, NE
9.4 Greg Jennings, WR, MIN
10.9 Malcom Floyd, WR, SD
11.4 Michael Vick, QB, PHI
12.9 Felix Jones, RB, PIT
13.4 Texans DST
14.9 Sebastian Janikowski, K, OAK
15.4 LaMichael James, RB, SF
Jason LaCanfora
Rd.Pk Player
1.8 Calvin Johnson, WR, DET
2.5 Alfred Morris, RB, WAS
3.8 Frank Gore, RB, SF
4.5 Eddie Lacy, RB, GB
5.8 DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
6.5 Jared Cook, TE, STL
7.8 Andrew Luck, QB, IND
8.5 Golden Tate, WR, SEA
9.8 Tyler Eifert, TE, CIN
10.5 Isaac Redman, RB, PIT
11.8 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT
12.5 Dwayne Allen, TE, IND
13.8 Ravens DST
14.5 Greg Little, WR, CLE
15.8 Justin Tucker, K, BAL
Peter Madden
Rd.Pk Player
1.7 LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI
2.6 Stevan Ridley, RB, NE
3.7 Roddy White, WR, ATL
4.6 Danny Amendola, WR, NE
5.7 Reggie Wayne, WR, IND
6.6 T.Y. Hilton, WR, IND
7.7 Matt Ryan, QB, ATL
8.6 Bernard Pierce, RB, BAL
9.7 Mike Williams, WR, TB
10.6 Martellus Bennett, TE, CHI
11.7 Bilal Powell, RB, NYJ
12.6 Rueben Randle, WR, NYG
13.7 Aaron Dobson, WR, NE
14.6 Giants DST
15.7 David Akers, K, DET
James Questel
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Marshawn Lynch, RB, SEA
2.3 Chris Johnson, RB, TEN
3.1 Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC
4.3 Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
5.1 Antonio Brown, WR, PIT
6.3 Vernon Davis, TE, SF
7.1 Mike Wallace, WR, MIA
8.3 Danny Woodhead, RB, SD
9.1 Anquan Boldin, WR, SF
10.3 Roy Helu, RB, WAS
11.1 Seahawks DST
12.3 Kendall Hunter, RB, SF
13.1 Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ
14.3 Kendall Wright, WR, TEN
15.1 Dan Bailey, K, DAL
Dave Richard
Rd.Pk Player
1.1 Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN
2.12 A.J. Green, WR, CIN
3.1 Julio Jones, WR, ATL
4.12 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, IND
5.1 Montee Ball, RB, DEN
6.12 James Jones, WR, GB
7.1 Jermichael Finley, TE, GB
8.12 Vick Ballard, RB, IND
9.1 Bryce Brown, RB, PHI
10.12 Russell Wilson, QB, SEA
11.1 Eli Manning, QB, NYG
12.12 Andre Roberts, WR, ARI
13.1 Bengals DST
14.12 Andre Brown, RB, NYG
15.1 Phil Dawson, K, SF
Jeff Tobin
Rd.Pk Player
1.9 Arian Foster, RB, HOU
2.4 Steven Jackson, RB, ATL
3.9 Victor Cruz, WR, NYG
4.4 Shane Vereen, RB, NE
5.9 Eric Decker, WR, DEN
6.4 Tom Brady, QB, NE
7.9 Miles Austin, WR, DAL
8.4 Ryan Broyles, WR, DET
9.9 BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, CIN
10.4 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, HOU
11.9 Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA
12.4 Isaiah Pead, RB, STL
13.9 Broncos DST
14.4 Brandon Myers, TE, NYG
15.9 Garrett Hartley, K, NO
Nathan Zegura
Rd.Pk Player
1.11 Matt Forte, RB, CHI
2.2 Jimmy Graham, TE, NO
3.11 Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE
4.2 Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN
5.11 Jordy Nelson, WR, GB
6.2 Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
7.11 Chris Givens, WR, STL
8.2 Cam Newton, QB, CAR
9.11 Justin Blackmon, WR, JAC
10.2 Joique Bell, RB, DET
11.11 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, MIN
12.2 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, IND
13.11 Michael Bush, RB, CHI
14.2 Buccaneers DST
15.11 Randy Bullock, K, HOU

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Player News
Gavin Escobar a threat to Jason Witten?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1:13 am ET) Cowboys rookie tight end Gavin Escobar, who entered the day with just four catches all season, wasn't highly targeted Week 7 against the Giants, but he made the three targets he did get count, scoring two touchdowns, including one on an impressive 26-yard grab between two defenders in the third quarter.

In all, he had three catches for 65 yards -- numbers that would be easier to overlook if not for the two touchdowns and the fact that fellow tight end Jason Witten, to this point a mainstay in Fantasy, had only two catches for 27 yards. And it's not like he and quarterback Tony Romo were just failing to connect. Witten was targeted only twice the whole game.

Witten's production hasn't been up to his usual standards this season -- in seven games, he's averaging 3.3 catches for 38.0 yards -- but just based on their history together, you figured Romo would have a need for him sooner or later. Now with the emergence of Escobar, it's no longer so clear.

Escobar himself isn't worth adding except in deep leagues of 16 teams or more that don't have enough tight ends to go around. In those formats, he's the new Timothy Wright. But in leagues of 12 teams or fewer, Witten may be on the outs. He deserves a couple more weeks given his history, but keep an eye out for the next big thing at the position.


Larry Donnell here to stay?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12:55 am ET) After catching just one pass in his previous two games combined, Giants tight end Larry Donnell got back on track Week 7 at Dallas, catching seven passes for a season-high 90 yards.

Considering it was the Giants' first game without star wide receiver Victor Cruz, Donnell was expected to play a bigger role in the passing game, but a resurgence of this magnitude should remind us all how he came to be owned in 83 percent of Fantasy leagues in the first place. Over the first four weeks, he averaged 6.3 catches for 59 yards, scoring four touchdowns.

One potential pitfall for Donnell is that he lost two fumbles in Week 7, giving him three fumbles lost for the season, but with so few tight ends capable of his kind of production in a given week, the Giants would have to suggest his playing time is in jeopardy for me to pass on Donnell in Fantasy.

His production fell when rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham entered the mix in Week 4. Now that Cruz is out of the mix, Donnell's production figures to rise again.


Odell Beckham shows he's worth adding
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12:42 am ET) Only three games into his career, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham has emerged as one of quarterback Eli Manning's favorite red-zone targets, which is especially good news with another one of his favorite red-zone targets, Victor Cruz, lost for the season with a knee injury.

Beckham didn't have a lot of chances Week 7 at Dallas, but he made the most of the ones he got, scoring on catches of 9 and 5 yards. In all, he had four catches for 34 yards. His six targets were third-most on the team, behind wide receiver Rueben Randle's nine and tight end Larry Donnell's seven.

The six targets were a season high for Beckham. He has yet to catch more than four passes for more than 44 yards, but because he keeps getting looks in the end zone, he's worth adding in Fantasy even if it's just to stash him on your bench until you're ready to put your trust in him.


An encouraging performance for Eli Manning
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12:34 am ET) Playing his first game without star wide receiver Victor Cruz, who's out for the season with a torn patella tendon, Giants quarterback Eli Manning still managed to bounce back from arguably his worst game of the season with one of his best Week 7 at Dallas, completing 21 of 33 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns.

It was his fifth game in six with multiple touchdown passes and his second with at least three. And he did it against a defense that had generally kept quarterbacks out of the end zone, recording nearly as many interceptions (seven) as it had allowed touchdown passes (eight) prior to Week 7.

Though two of his touchdown passes went to rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham, who wasn't even available to him the first four weeks, Manning did a nice job of spreading the ball around. None of the touchdowns went to his two leading receivers, Larry Donnell and Rueben Randle.

Judging by this performance, Manning knows how to make use of the weapons the Giants have and doesn't need Cruz to remain successful in Fantasy. His bad games can be really bad, but his good games have been frequent enough for you to give him another shot when he returns from a bye Week 9 against Indianapolis.


Andre Holmes comes back down to earth
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12:26 am ET) Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes, who blew up for 121 yards and two touchdowns Week 6 against San Diego, took a long time to get going Week 7 against Arizona, catching his first pass about midway through the fourth quarter. Not surprisingly, he finished with just three catches for 34 yards. 

It's not like he was invisible before then. He nearly had a great catch on a long pass along the sidelines in the second quarter, but it was ruled incomplete. He did have only two targets apart from his three receptions, though.

Clearly, it was a disappointing showing, but it's not like quarterback Derek Carr forgot about him. Only James Jones and Darren McFadden had more targets, tying for the team lead with eight. Holmes spent much of the game covered by Patrick Peterson, who remains one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL. Holmes still has incredible play-making ability and will have better days.

But this performance shows why you can't trust him on an every-week basis yet. His matchup Week 8 against Cleveland is another tricky one because of cornerback Joe Haden, who has struggled at times this season but limited the Jaguars' Cecil Shorts to three catches for 12 yards in Week 7. You might want to leave Holmes on your bench for this one.


49ers' Phil Dawson makes 1-of-2 field-goal attempts in Week 7
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(12:22 am ET) 49ers knicker Phil Dawson made only one of his two field-goal attempts in Week 7, adding two extra points in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos.

Dawson couldn't deliver from 51 yards out in the first quarter, pushing the attempt wide left, but was true from 22 yards out in the second quarter. He's 13 of 16 on field-goal attempts this season but had been 10-for-10 in his previous three games coming into Week 7. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.


49ers TE Vernon Davis catches two passes in Week 7 loss
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(12:20 am ET) 49ers tight end Vernon Davis caught just two of his five targets for 21 yards in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.

Davis was coming off an ugly Week 6 performance in which he dropped two passes, and he didn't fare much better in the team's blowout loss against the Broncos. He has 14 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns heading into the team's Week 8 bye. The 49ers will face the Rams after the week off.


49ers WR Michael Crabtree held to 27 yards in Week 7 loss
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(12:16 am ET) 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree caught four of his seven targets for just 27 yards in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.

While the 49ers averaged 11.1 yards per reception as a team Sunday, top options Crabtree (6.8 YPC) and Anquan Boldin (7.1 YPC) could find no room to work, leading to disappointing performances despite the offense dialing up 46 passes in the loss. Crabtree hasn't topped 50 yards in any of his last four games, and he owns 32 receptions, 322 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this year. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.


Anquan Boldin catches seven passes in 49ers' Week 7 loss
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by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12:10 am ET) 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson caught five passes for a team-high 79 yards and one touchdown in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.

Johnson hauled in a four-yard score in the back of the end zone with only 11 seconds left in the first half to send the 49ers into halftime with a 21-10 deficit. The Broncos took over from there, scoring three touchdowns in the third quarter. Johnson has reached the end zone in three of his last four games, and he's up to 25 receptions, 315 yards and three scores on the season. The 49ers have a bye in Week 8 before facing the Rams the following week.


 
 
 
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