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Joique Bell a strong hunch play in Philadelphia
A calf injury that will either limit Reggie Bush or keep him out Sunday in Philadelphia could be a boon to Fantasy owners of fellow
Bell broke loose with a season-best 94 yards rushing on 19 carries on Turkey Day against Green Bay. He has been a pass-catching threat all season and a prime candidate near the goal line with six touchdowns on the ground.
A porous all-around Eagles defense and banged-up Bush might result in production worthy of Bell starting as a second Fantasy back or flex option. The three CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers agree. They all have Bell ranked among the top 40 running backs in Week 14.
Don't be afraid to stick him in your lineups this week. He seems almost a sure bet for at least a respectable point total.
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Broncos DST an average play Week 14
Tennessee has been about middle of the pack against opposing defenses, allowing them to score 9.33 Fantasy points per game. The Titans can hardly be considered an offensive juggernaut, though. The team has averaged 22 points per game, which ranks 21st in the league. They have done a good job limiting sacks, but are susceptible to fumbling.
Denver hasn't exactly been strong on defense, though. The team has given up 26.4 points per game, which ranks 26th in the league. The Broncos aren't especially strong at taking the ball away from opponents either. Denver has been successful against weaker offenses, holding the Jaguars and the Chiefs under 20 points, so it's possible they could have some success against the Titans. They shouldn't be viewed as a strong Fantasy play regardless of the matchup.
Delanie Walker out again with concussion
Walker had been on a roll before sustaining the concussion in Week 13. He had 14 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns in the previous two games combined.
Jason Pierre-Paul not practicing
Pierre-Paul is dealign with a shoulder injury. Head coach Tom Coughlin doesn't think Pierre-Paul will practice Friday. The injury could prevent him from playing Week 14.
Jonathan Stewart sits out again Thursday
Stewart is dealing with an ankle injury, and was not able to practice Wednesday. Stewart has played in just five games this season due to injuries.
Tony Moeaki likely inactive against Buccaneers
Doug Marrone said Thursday that just-signed tight end
Aaron Rodgers in pads Thursday
It was the first time Rodgers practiced in pads since he broke his collarbone. Despite the progress, Rodgers did not take many of the starting reps. Both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien received more starting snaps.
Chiefs trio sidelined from Thursday session
Ravens defensive duo remains sidelined
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Victor Cruz hasn't scored since Week 4
Cruz scored three touchdowns in Week 1 and another in Week 4, but has failed to reach the end zone (officially) since. He has gotten close on several occasions -- and his 10 red zone targets are 25th among wide receivers -- but Cruz has managed double-digit Fantasy points (in standard leagues) just once since Week 4. His reception totals have been all over the place since that Week 4 game, ranging from two to eight. And this has all been against wide receiver-friendly defenses -- in his last six games, Cruz has faced four teams in the bottom six of receiving yards allowed. The other two ranked 21st and 24th.
The Chargers, Cruz's opponent in Week 14, rank 28th against the pass. They've also given up the fourth-most Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers, and have allowed six touchdowns to the position in the last four games.
If you believe that Cruz is due (much like Eric Decker broke out in Week 13), he makes for an excellent start. But while Cruz is good for yardage, he's having trouble finding the end zone this season. He's still worth a start in most formats, but Cruz does come with some risk attached.
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