Jason Pinkston set to start Sunday if called upon
Rob Chudzinski praised
Willis McGahee not ready to return to action
Aaron Dobson still out with foot injury
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Doug Baldwin a sleeper wide receiver Week 15
The Giants have only allowed a pair of 100-yard receivers in 2013, with DeSean Jackson recording 132 yards Week 5 and Jordy Nelson totaling 117 yards Week 11.
The Giants have done pretty well against wide receivers, limiting them to 17.5 Fantasy points per week, which is tied for the eighth-lowest average. Wide receivers average just 139.2 receiving yards per game and have totaled 10 touchdowns in 13 games -- with just two touchdowns in the last seven games.
Baldwin has become a more reliable presence in the Seahawks' passing game recently, recording a touchdown in three of his last five games. He's also surpassed 70 yards in three of his last five games. Though, Fantasy owners are relying on Baldwin getting a touchdown, so he's pretty much a boom-or-bust player.
The Seahawks are looking to bounce back Week 15 after a disappointing loss Week 14 against the 49ers. The Giants are the perfect opponent for a rebound game, so a touchdown could be possible for Baldwin. Consider him a potential sleeper option at wide receiver Week 15.
Patriots gain one tackle, lose another for practice
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Kellen Clemens no Fantasy play against Saints
A matchup against a team with a prolific offense generally favors the opposing quarterback in Fantasy football. One might think that
The numbers, however, dispute that contention. The Saints have been lights-out against the pass. They rank third in yards allowed through the air (2,591) and fifth in passing touchdowns surrendered (15). Opposing teams have generally opted to take advantage of their mediocre run defense and keep Brees off the field.
Clemens doesn't rate as a serviceable Fantasy quarterback in a favorable matchup, let alone the one that awaits him in Week 15. The Rams once again don't boast the receiving weapons to make any quarterback look good. And in six starts this season, he has yet to throw for more than 247 yards and has passed for two touchdowns just once. Clemens is averaging a mere 22 passes a game with five scores and five picks.
Bottom line? Don't even dream of sticking this guy in your Fantasy lineups. It is, after all, the playoffs.
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Marshawn Lynch's numbers a little bit low since bye week
Fantasy owners hope the pre-bye Lynch shows up Week 15 at N.Y. Giants, especially since there are plenty of key semifinal matchups in Fantasy leagues this week.
Running backs are averaging 76.7 rushing yards, 50.5 receiving yards and 16 Fantasy points per week, which is the 12th lowest average. However, running backs have performed pretty well against the Giants lately. In the last five weeks, running backs are averaging 82 rushing yards, 61 receiving yards and 18 Fantasy points per game. Running backs also have four touchdowns (three rushing) over the last four games.
Lynch's numbers the last few weeks might not be as strong as we would like, but he scored a touchdown Week 14 and has four rushing touchdowns in his last four games. You have relied on him all season, so there's no point in taking him out of Fantasy lineups now.
Report: Wes Welker already red-lighted for Thursday game
Welker, who sustained the concussion against the Titans on Sunday, has 73 catches for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns, but just one score in his last five games.
Charles Clay closing in on Miami receiving marks
Clay needs 13 receptions and 113 yards in his last three games to catch the record-setting Randy McMichael, who caught 73 passes for 791 yards in 2004. Clay is on a roll with 14 receptions for 177 yards and two scores in his last two games. He leads the team with seven touchdowns this season.
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Matchup can't save Redskins DST
After giving up 45 points to the Chiefs last week, the
Of course, what hurt the Redskins DST in Week 14 wasn't so much the defense, which limited the Chiefs to 347 years, but every other facet. Washington allowed two touchdowns on special teams and couldn't get anything going offensively.
The switch from Robert Griffin III to Kirk Cousins at quarterback this week probably won't help much. In fact, it could result in more turnovers, which would mean another long afternoon for the Redskins defense.
Given the team's shortage of sacks and takeaways in recent weeks, the Redskins DST doesn't offer enough upside to be worth your while even against the Falcons.
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December 10, 2013
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