Cowboys linebackers Sean Lee (hamstring), Justin Durant (hamstring), DeVonte Holloman (neck) and defensive lineman Jason Hatcher (stinger) were all able to get through practice Saturday, and should have no trouble playing in Week 14 against the Bears. All four are officially probable for Monday's matchup.
Carson Palmer goes through walkthrough, expected to play
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (elbow) is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, but seems likely to play in Week 14. According to ESPN.com, Palmer took all of the snaps in Saturday's walkthrough for the game, and is expected to be the starter.
Bears defensive back Major Wright (hamstring) practiced without limitation Friday and Saturday, and is officially probable for Monday's game against the Cowboys in Week 14. Fellow safety Anthony Walters might not be so lucky, as he is questionable after being limited throughout the week of practice.
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (quadricep) was able to practice without issue Friday and Saturday, after being limited earlier in the week. He is officially probable for Week 14 against the Cowboys Monday.
Earlier in the season, a matchup against the Steelers might not have been the worst news for the Fantasy owner of a DST unit with Pittsburgh on the schedule. Unfortunately, the Steelers are rolling in recent weeks, which makes the Dolphins a poor option for Week 14.
Opposing DST units racked up double digits in Fantasy scoring in seven of the first eight games of the season against the Steelers, averaging 14.8 points per game. In four games since, however, the Steelers have turned the ball over just once and are averaging 26.8 points per game, making them a much less attractive matchup.
Each of the Steelers' last four opponents have failed to reach even nine Fantasy points in a matchup against them, while averaging just 3.8 per game. The Dolphins have been decent on defense this season, but probably aren't worth your time as a starter in Week 14.
The Steelers DST unit hasn't been as sharp this season, as in years past, ranking just 25th in Fantasy scoring this season. Despite that, they might be worth taking a chance on in Week 14, against a Dolphins offense that hasn't exactly lit up the scoreboard.
The Dolphins offense has held its own over the last two weeks, but opposing DST units have still racked up double figures in Fantasy scoring in eight of 12 games this season. The Dolphins enter Sunday's matchup allowing 9.6 Fantasy points per game to DST's, largely thanks to a a league-high 45 sacks allowed, as well as a bottom-10 scoring offense.
Given their poor performance this season, the Steelers should certainly be considered a risky option for Fantasy owners. However, our trio of Fantasy experts all have the Steelers among the 10-best Fantasy options at DST this week, so they might be worth a roll of the dice.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle), who has already been ruled out for Week 14 against the Cowboys, was not at practice Saturday. Coach Mark Trestman told the Chicago Tribune Cutler was just being held out to rest, after going through practice Thursday and Friday.
Cutler will be re-evaluated Monday to determine his status moving forward.