Brandon Spikes participates in Thursday practice
Knowshon Moreno in for a big game?
Tennessee has had a tough time with opposing running backs, allowing them to average 21.00 Fantasy points per game. Through 12 games, the team has allowed 16 rushing touchdowns. That figure is the second-highest in the league. The Titans have actually prevented big yardage, allowing just two 100 yard rushers this year.
With Moreno, it may be a question about his health. After a ridiculous 224 yard showing against the Patriots, Moreno was held to just 18 yards on 15 carries Week 13. He injured his ankle against New England, and that may have had something to do with his struggles. Montee Ball took full advantage, rushing for 100 yards despite just 13 carries. If Moreno is participating in full practice late in the week, he's a strong start. Otherwise, Fantasy owners might want to turn their attention to Ball once again.
Jason Campbell back on practice field
That go-ahead must be given by a neurologist, but Rob Chudzinski said he was "encouraged" by the developments, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.
Antonio Allen slated for more playing time
The signing of future Hall of Fame free safety Ed Reed has taken a severe toll on the playing time of second-year safety
That ratio could be changing, however. The
"(Allen) continues to play at a high level and I have to get him on the field more," Ryan said.
The Jets host Oakland on Sunday.
Jeremy Kerley anticipating return on Sunday
Kerley remains the team's leading receiver despite missing four games. The Jets are 0-4 when Kerley has been out.
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Peyton Manning facing rough matchup Week 14
Tennessee has compiled one of the best pass defenses in the league this season, allowing opposing quarterbacks to throw from eight touchdowns in 12 games. The team has held passers to 13.83 Fantasy points per game, the fourth-lowest figure in the league. The Titans have gone six games this season where they haven't allowed a passing touchdown. They've given up only one multi-touchdowns game. Matt Schaub tossed three touchdowns against Tennessee Week 2.
Manning represents the biggest challenge for the Titans yet. While they haven't played a quarterback of Manning's caliber, Tennessee has been able to hold good quarterbacks in check thus far. They limited Philip Rivers, Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson to just one touchdown. Manning has not faced a passing defense this good all season, and could have a tough time putting up his usually dominant numbers.
Julian Edelman a decent Fantasy play in Week 14
The rollercoaster season of
Edelman started the season hot, then cooled off, but has now achieved back-to-back 100-yard performances. He has caught 18 passes for 211 yards and two touchodwns in his last two games.
It's difficult to judge what Edelman will do in Week 14 against the Jekyll-Hyde Cleveland pass defense. The Browns rank fifth in the NFL in passing yards allowed (2,494), but 19th in touchdowns yielded through the air (21). Edelman will likely be covered by Joe Haden, whose Pro Bowl credentials have taken a hit in recent weeks. And the Browns rank 30th in the league in red zone defense.
Another factor to consider is that the Cleveland quarterback situation is a mess, especially if Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell are sidelined with concussions. That could result in a blowout that would keep Tom Brady from throwing the ball late.
Edelman is a fine No. 2 receiver or flex option. Fantasy owners should not shy away from playing him this week, but his production can't be easily predicted.
Addition to wide receiver corps doesn't bode well for Patriots duo
The re-signing of Austin Collie indicates that the injuries to fellow
Thompkins missed most of the Week 13 game against Houston while Dobson was out.
Austin Collie returns to Patriots
Veteran wide receiver
Collie, who thrived as a possession receiver with Indianapolis from 2009 to 2011, played in four games for New England this season, starting one, and caught three passes for 34 yards.
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Bucs about to face Bills offense hitting on all cylinders
The Bucs' next opponent will be Buffalo in Week 14. Unfortunately, the Bucs defense is catching the Bills at a bad time. Buffalo has scored 37 and 31 points, respectively, the last two weeks, which have been its two-highest point totals all season.
The Buffalo offense seems to be clicking now that rookie quarterback EJ Manuel is healthy after missing time with a knee injury. Also, the re-emergence of running back C.J. Spiller helped last week against the Falcons, as he rushed for 149 yards.
DSTs are averaging 9.8 Fantasy points per week against Buffalo, which is the 11th-highest average. It was much higher up until the last two weeks, when DSTs have totaled just five points against Buffalo. Since the Buffalo offense seems to be on a roll right now, it's probably best to consider the Bucs DST a No. 2 Fantasy option Week 14.
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December 4, 2013
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