Champ Bailey admits to role in departure against Chiefs
Bailey has struggled all year with a foot injury that has limited him to three games. "They definitely weren't pulling me out," he said. "It's more my body was just not ready to go back out there."
He added that his foot still hurts, but not enough to prevent him from playing, and that he just must overcome the fear of the pain.
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Cam Newton marches into New Orleans
Newton has scored at least 21 Fantasy points in three games in a row coming into this game, and the Saints just got beat up by Russell Wilson for 34 Fantasy points in Week 13. But Wilson is only the third quarterback to score at least 20 Fantasy points against New Orleans -- the other two were Jay Cutler in Week 5 and Matt Ryan in Week 1 -- including matchups with Colin Kaepernick, Tony Romo and Tom Brady since Week 6.
Newton has done well against the Saints at home with two games of 20-plus Fantasy points, but he's struggled in New Orleans with 15 points or less in two games. That said, Newton is playing at a different level than ever before in his career, and we expect him to be fine.
He might not dominate the Saints like Wilson did, but he's still worth starting in most formats. Consider Newton a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback in Week 14.
Aaron Dobson in doubt for Sunday after missing Friday session
It appears likely that
Kendall Wright double-teamed for first time against Colts
Success has brought added defensive attention for
"It was my first time I had a linebacker inside of me and a nickel defender outside of me," Wright told the team website about his experience last Sunday against Indianapolis. "So it was hard, but [fellow Titans wideout Nate Washington] had a great game, so we've just got to make plays when we can."
Wright still caught six passes for 77 yards against the Colts and has 51 receptions for 648 yards in his last eight games. He has only scored one touchdown, however, in that span.
Aqib Talib heaps praise on Week 14 matchup Josh Gordon
Gordon has shattered an NFL record by racking up 24 catches for a ridiculous 498 yards in the last two games, scoring four touchdowns in the process. Talib knows why Gordon has blossomed into one of the most dangerous receivers in the game.
"He reminds you of those names, the Calvin Johnsons, the Andre Johnsons, it's bigger guys with little guy speed and quickness," he told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "He can turn an 8-yard curl into a touchdown in a heartbeat."
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Carson Palmer looking at below-average matchup
St. Louis has been solid against opposing quarterbacks, allowing them to score 17.00 Fantasy points per game. Through 12 games, the team has allowed 18 passing touchdowns. That puts them about middle of the pack. In the first matchup between the two teams, Palmer had a solid day, throwing for 327 yards and two touchdowns.
Palmer has performed much better in Arizona's offense lately. Over his last five games, Palmer has thrown 11 touchdowns to four interceptions. He's thrown for over 300 yards in his last three games. Palmer is dealing with an elbow injury during practice this week, and it's unclear if it will be a factor Sunday. Even if he's fully healed, he's just an average start Week 14.
Maurice Jones-Drew set for MRI on hamstring
Jones-Drew hung around long enough against the Texans to record his first 100-yard game of the season and lead his team to victory.
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Rams DST facing average matchup Week 14
Defenses have been middle-of-the-pack when going up against Arizona, scoring 9.58 Fantasy points per game. Arizona has scored 22.9 points per game, which ranks 18th in the league. They've been far more productive as of late, averaging 25.8 points over their past eight games. A big part of that has been Carson Palmer's development in the offense. Over the past five games he's tossed 11 touchdowns and four interceptions.
The Rams DST has been pretty solid this season. The team allows an average of 23.2 points per game, which ranks 14th in the league. A big reason for their success has been a dominant defensive line. The Rams have 37 sacks on the season, and have forced 23 turnovers this season. They are a decent play if there are no better options on the market.
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Fantasy owners should not be fooled by Eagles DST
Fantasy owners should not get too excited about the resurgence of the
They earned those victories against Oakland, Green Bay (without Aaron Rodgers), Washington and Arizona. None is exactly an offensive juggernaut. Week 14 foe Detroit is not only explosive, they are also on an offensive roll. The Eagles secondary has been terrible most of the year. They have no one who can adequately cover Calvin Johnson.
The Eagles rank dead last in the NFL in passing yards surrendered (3,561) and are also weak against the run, which adds up to a ranking of 31st in overall defense. They are indeed playing better these days, but that could be more a reflection of the competition than growth. Don't even think about placing their DST in your Fantasy lineups this week.
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Jared Cook looking at great matchup
Arizona has been the worst team against the tight end this season, allowing them to average 14.83 Fantasy points per game. Of the 22 passing touchdowns the team has allowed, 14 of them have been thrown to tight ends. They've been even worse against tight ends lately, as six of the last eight touchdowns passes against the Cardinals have been thrown to tight ends.
Cook has disappointed after a huge Week 1, but he's been able to flash some of his skills lately. In the five games started by Kellen Clemens, Cook has caught 15 balls and scored two touchdowns. It hasn't been a dominant performance, but at least he's found the end zone again. He could be in for another score this week. Arizona has been terrible against tight ends, and Cook remains one of the best weapons the Rams have in the passing game. He's a solid start Week 14.
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