Anquan Boldin has not fared well in the past vs. Seattle
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin had his worst game of the season his last time out against the Seahawks. In a 29-3 Week 2 loss in Seattle, Boldin was shadowed by cornerback Richard Sherman and was limited to only one catch for 7 yards. He'll be looking to bounce back from his recent struggles against Seattle at home in Week 14.
Boldin has been rolling as of late, notching back-to-back games of at least 90-plus yards. He has also scored three touchdowns over his last three games. Boldin has 61 receptions for 822 yards and five touchdowns this season.
Opposing wide receivers have scored 14.00 Fantasy points per game in CBSSports.com standard leagues this season. However, four wideouts have found the end zone over the previous four games against Seattle. If Boldin will likely be shadowed by Sherman or Brandon Browner all game, so consider him a low-end starting option in most formats for Week 14.
49ers running back Frank Gore will look to get back on track at home against a stingy Seattle defense in Week 14.
In a 29-3 loss in Seattle earlier this season, Gore was limited to season lows in carries (nine) and rushing yards (16). He has totaled 15 carries for 44 yards over his last two meetings against Seattle dating back to last season. To make matters worse, Gore has been held under 50 yards on the ground over his last three game and has only one touchdown over his last four.
Gore will have a difficult matchup against a Seattle defense that has not allowed a touchdown over the previous five games. Seattle has allowed only 107.2 yards per game on the ground this season. Opposing running backs have scored only 13.50 Fantasy points per game. Consider him a low-end starting option for Week 14.
The Texans released a lengthy injury report for Week 14 against the Jaguars, but only one injured player ended up among the team's inactives Thursday. Defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was unable to play through his injury, but the rest of the inactive list featured healthy scratches.
Quarterback T.J. Yates, linebacker Ricky Sapp, defensive lineman Tim Jamison, and offensive linemen Alex Kupper, Andrew Gardner and Cody White make up the remainder of the list.
Three injured highlight Jaguars inactives for Week 14
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
The Jaguars inactive list for Week 14 against the Texans doesn't feature much in the way of surprises, as running back Justin Forsett (foot), defensive back Josh Evans (shoulder) and wide receiver Stephen Burton (concussion) were all ruled out prior to the game.
Those three were joined on the sidelines by quarterback Ricky Stanzi, guard Jacques McClendon, wide receiver Jeremy Ebert and defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick.
Colin Kaepernick not worth the risk against stingy Seahawks
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will look to keep rolling in a difficult matchup at home against the Seahawks in Week 14.
Kaepernick is fresh off a 275-yard, one touchdown performance in Week 13 at home against the Rams. However, the third-year pro out of Nevada has struggled in his two career meetings against the Seahawks. In Seattle last year, Kaepernick tossed for 244 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also completed 13 of 28 passes for 127 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in a 29-3 Week 2 loss in Seattle this season.
Although Kaepernick has struggled against the Seahawks in the past, he has never faced them at home in his career. He is averaging 215.5 passing yards while totaling seven touchdowns and three interceptions at home. Seattle has the best pass defense in the league, allowing only 177.3 yards per game this season. Opposing quarterbacks have only scored 10.83 Fantasy points per game in CBSSports.com standard leagues.
Kaepernick has played well recently, but Fantasy owners should re-consider starting him this week. Our Fantasy experts have him ranked as high as 16th and as low as 22nd for Week 14. Consider other options with better matchups.
Russell Wilson may be hard to trust in San Francisco
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has not enjoyed facing the 49ers recently. In a 29-3 Week 2 win in Seattle, WIlson completed only 8 of 19 passes for 142 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He'll try to break that trend against the 49ers in a tough matchup in San Francisco in Week 14.
The last time Wilson faced the 49ers in San Francisco, he completed only 9 of 23 passes for 122 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. Fortunately for Fantasy owners, Wilson is coming off his second 300-yard game of the season. In fact, he has averaged 275.7 passing yards while throwing for seven touchdowns and no interceptions over his last three games.
The 49ers have allowed only 206.2 passing yards per game, which is the third-fewest allowed this season. Opposing quarterbacks have only scored 13.17 Fantasy points per game in CBSSports.com standard leagues. You may want to think twice about starting Wilson this week, especially if you're in the playoffs. Our Fantasy experts have him ranked as high as ninth and as low as 11th for Week 14.
The Texans' injury report for Week 14 featured a lengthy list of injured defenders, but all but one player from that side of the ball was able to take the field Thursday against the Jaguars. While defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was inactive prior to kickoff, 11 other injured players were able to play through their issues.
Defensive lineman Antonio Smith (not injury related), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin), and defensive backs Brice McCain (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Kareem Jackson (ribs), D.J. Swearinger (foot) and Shiloh Keo (neck) are all in uniform Thursday.