Matt Cassel to get another start
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Buccaneers DST could cool off Week 15
The 49ers might rank 28th in total offense (311.5 yards per game), but they rank tied for 11th in scoring offense (24.3 points per game). DSTs average just 7.4 Fantasy points per week against San Francisco, which is the seventh-lowest average. DSTs have scored more than 10 Fantasy points just four times against the 49ers and no DST has scored more than 10 points in the last three games.
The Bucs DST has been a pretty good Fantasy option as of late, scoring at least 12 Fantasy points in four of the last five games. However, the Bucs DST had just four Fantasy points Week 13 against a very good Carolina team, so it could be another low-output week with another very good team on the schedule. It's probably best to start an alternative DST Week 15.
Maurice Jones-Drew seeking clearance for game against Bills
"You've got to be patient," he told the Florida Times-Union. "You don't want to reinjure it."
Jordan Todman will start in place of an inactive Jones-Drew, who has rushed for 719 yards on 208 carries this season and is coming off his first 100-yard performance of the season.
Vikings re-sign Bradley Randle to practice squad
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Continue to lean on 49ers DST Week 15
DSTs have scored well against the Bucs, so that bodes well for Fantasy owners who have the 49ers DST. DSTs average 10.8 Fantasy points per week against Tampa Bay, which is the eighth-highest average. DSTs have scored less than 10 points just four times this season against Tampa Bay.
It's no surprise the 49ers have been one of the highest-scoring DSTs in 2013. They haven't let down Fantasy owners and are probably one of the main reasons why you have made it this far in your league. You have been leaning on the 49ers DST all season and it's not time to stop Week 15.
Thomas DeCoud unable to practice
Kirk Cousins takes first-team reps
Griffin took no snaps in the portion of practice open to the media, the report said.
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Dennis Pitta steps right in as Fantasy starter
Despite playing 42 percent of the snaps in his season debut Week 14,
Pitta missed most of the year recovering from a hip injury. He said he felt fine after the win over Minnesota, so he should see a bigger workload Monday night in Detroit.
Quarterback Joe Flacco loves throwing to Pitta when it matters most, according to the Baltimore Sun. Three of Pitta's six catches went for first downs. He caught the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and drew a pass interference flag on the game's last drive. Five of his six grabs came after halftime.
The Lions give up the 3rd-fewest Fantasy points (5.5 per game) to tight ends, but Pitta is too integral to Baltimore's offense to sit. Consider him a low-end TE1 for Week 15.
Trio of Colts inactives from Sunday back at practice
Three Week 14 inactives are set to practice Wednesday for the
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Giants DST usefulness in Fantasy is over
Unfortunately, it could be another down week for the Giants in Week 15 vs. Seattle since DSTs average just 5.9 Fantasy points per game against the Seahawks, which is the second-lowest average. Prior to the 49ers DST totaling 10 Fantasy points Week 14, DSTs managed just one Fantasy point in three straight games against Seattle.
The Giants are going to have their hands full trying to slow down one of the better teams in the NFL. Seattle ranks 12th in total offense (356.6 yards per game) and tied for third in scoring offense (27.5 points per game).
The Giants DST gave Fantasy owners a nice run, but it seems the good times are over. Try your best to keep the Giants DST out of active lineups Week 15.
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December 10, 2013
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