Patriots drop D.J. Williams
The rapid recovery of Michael Hoomanawanui from a knee injury apparently made Williams expendable.
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Jets DST a fringe starting option Week 14
The Jets head into Week 14 riding a three-game losing streak and now face a team in the Raiders trying to end a two-game losing streak. Luckily for New York, the Raiders don't have a high-powered offense. Oakland ranks 22nd in total offense (331.3 yards per game) and 26th in scoring offense (19.8 points per game).
DSTs have had good success against Oakland, averaging 12.5 Fantasy points per game, which is the sixth-highest average. Though, no DST has scored more than eight points since Matt McGloin took over as the starting quarterback three weeks ago.
The Jets are a mess right now, but there's a chance Sunday's game against the Raiders could be a low-scoring affair. The Jets could pass as a low-end No. 1 Fantasy DST Week 14.
Darren McFadden out again with ankle ailment
Dennis Allen said Wednesday that oft-injured
McFadden has already missed four games this season, including the three before Thursday with a hamstring injury.
Percy Harvin runs but doesn't practice
Adrian Peterson sits out Wednesday
Coming off his 35-carry, 211-yard performance Week 13,
The Baltimore Sun reports Peterson will be fine for the game.
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Raiders have potential to be top 5 DST Week 14
Why the urgency? Well, take note of what DSTs have done against the Jets -- the Raiders' Week 14 opponent. DSTs average 14.5 Fantasy points per week against New York, which is the third-highest average. Only three DSTs have failed to score 10 Fantasy points in 12 games against New York and four of the last five DSTs have surpassed 20 Fantasy points.
The Jets have made the decision to stick with Geno Smith as the starting quarterback. Smith doesn't have a passing touchdown in his last five games and has thrown eight interceptions in that span.
The Raiders have the potential to be a top 5 Fantasy DST Week 14, so if you are looking for DST help, then turn to the Raiders.
Vincent Jackson held out
Despite earlier reports that receiver
Desmond Bryant shelved with irregular heartbeat
Bryant began the year on a roll with 3 1/2 sacks in his first three games, but has been blanked since.
Le'Veon Bell back after completing concussion protocol
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Andre Holmes worth an add, but he is worth starting?
After a breakout performance Week 13 at Dallas,
Wide receivers have had fairly good success against New York. They are averaging 25.7 Fantasy points per game, which is tied for the fifth-highest average. Wide receivers are averaging 186.8 receiving yards and have totaled 15 touchdowns in 12 games against New York.
Denarius Moore isn't expected back Week 14, which bodes well for Holmes' Fantasy value. What also bodes well is that quarterback Matt McGloin trusts the third-year receiver. McGloin said of Holmes, "He's definitely a guy I look for to try to get the ball to. He does good things when he gets the ball in his hands."
Holmes is certainly worth a flier in deep formats. He's an option as a third receiver or flex option Week 14 because of the favorable matchup. No. 2 receivers like Mike Williams, Aaron Dobson, Emmanuel Sanders, Marvin Jones, Marquise Goodwin, T.J. Graham, Jacoby Jones and Brian Hartline have all totaled double-digit Fantasy points against the Jets.
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December 4, 2013
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