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Joique Bell worth consideration even if Reggie Bush plays
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Bell could have flex value even if Bush suits up. Bush has a calf injury that surprisingly kept him out Week 14. Bush said he expects to play Monday night against the Ravens, but we won't get a better idea until Detroit starts practice Thursday.
The Lions need to win to keep pace in the NFC North, thus they might use Bush at less than 100 percent. Bell would rotate in more often, serving as more than a change of pace.
Bell has scored in four of the last six games. In the last two, one with Bush, one without, Bell carried 42 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns while catching seven passes for 92 yards. He did lose two fumbles. Consider Bell a high-end RB2 if Bush doesn't play and a sneaky flex, especially in PPR leagues, even if he does.
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Bears have opportunity to make some noise
Their Week 15 opponent, the Browns, have been a pretty decent opponent for DSTs -- teams playing the Browns score about 12.4 Fantasy points per game, the sixth-most in the league. Only five DSTs this season have failed to get double-digit Fantasy points against the Browns.
Still, the Bears are erratic, and it looks like they'll be without Lance Briggs again this week. They can be left on the waiver wire in most standard formats.
Branden Albert remains sidelined
A knee injury that prevented
Joe Thomas, D'Qwell Jackson limited for Browns on Wednesday
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Broncos DST a bit unpredictable
They've failed to record a sack just once this season, but have managed only two interceptions in the last five games. And in that five-game span, opposing teams have scored 28 or more points three times against the DST.
In Week 10, the Broncos faced the Chargers (their opponent this Thursday night) and scored just eight Fantasy points. While the prospects will be a little better for Denver in Week 15 (a short turnaround, the Chargers having to play in the thin air with little preparation), it's not necessarily a recipe for a 20-point performance.
The Broncos are a decent low-end risk for Week 15, but there may be better options available on your waiver wire.
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Falcons DST could surprise again
That's notable because in Week 15 the Falcons will be facing a Redskins offense that just reached its lowest of lows against the Chiefs last week, scoring 10 points on 257 yards. Both would be season lows if the Redskins hadn't scored six points on 190 yards against the 49ers two weeks earlier.
In other words, Washington is in a bad state right now offensively, and though the switch to Kirk Cousins at quarterback this week is understandable given the circumstances, there's a chance it'll do more harm than good.
If you're a week-to-week type at DST and are struggling to find a decent option on the waiver wire this week, consider rolling the dice on the Falcons DST. It at least has some momentum right now.
John Carlson sits out with concussion
Seahawks make roster moves
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Chargers a tough start against dangerous Broncos
The only game in the last six in which the Chargers failed to intercept a pass was in Week 10 against the Broncos. That week, the DST finished with four Fantasy points, their second-lowest total of the year.
The Chargers aren't necessarily a bad DST, but they aren't going to do much for a Fantasy owner against a high-scoring team like the Broncos, especially on a Thursday night in Denver. They can be left on the bench in most formats.
Broncos list mostly probables on injury report
Several minor skill position
Among them are running back
The defensive probables are backs
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December 11, 2013
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