Although he's coming off a four-touchdown performance, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton isn't a surefire Fantasy starter Week 15. Dalton visits the Steelers, and his history vs. Pittsburgh is not encouraging.
In five career meetings, Dalton has completed 53 percent of his throws. He's averaged 194 passing yards with five touchdowns, five interceptions and a 67.8 passer rating. Dalton did play fairly well in Week 2 vs. Pittsburgh, throwing for 280 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 10 yards.
But Dalton's last three road games were ugly: eight turnovers, three touchdowns. The Steelers rank in the middle of the pack in defending Fantasy quarterbacks; they're capable of eliciting the "bad" Dalton.
Dalton has been up and down all season. With Fantasy playoffs on the line, place your trust elsewhere if possible.
Report: Adrian Peterson not expected to play Week 15
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
While Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he expects to play Week 15 vs. the Eagles, ESPN.com reports Peterson is unlikely to suit up due to his foot injury. The report, however, says Peterson won't need surgery.
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes "should miss a few weeks" with the ankle injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the Week 14 loss at Baltimore, reports NFL Network. Rhodes has 48 tackles and a forced fumble this season.
Three Bears who were on the injury report are active Monday night vs. Dallas: offensive tackle Kyle Long (ankle), safety Major Wright (hamstring) and safety Anthony Walters (groin). Long and Wright were listed as probable, while Walters was questionable.
Several important Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game in Chicago. They include linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring), the second-leading tackler, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), receiver Dwayne Harris (hamstring) and tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring).
Lee missed the previous two games and he should help Dallas' beleaguered run defense.
The Cowboys listed seven players as inactive for Week 14 at Chicago: linebacker Justin Durant (hamstring), linebacker DeVonte Holloman (neck), cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring), offensive tackle Darrion Weems, defensive end Everette Brown, linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive back Jakar Hamilton.
The following Bears are inactive for the game vs. the Cowboys: quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle), linebacker Lance Briggs (shoulder), safety Sean Cattouse, defensive tackle Christian Tupou, defensive end Cornelius Washington, and offensive tackles Jonathan Scott and James Brown.
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, who was probable with a shoulder injury, is active as expected for Monday night’s game in Chicago. Bryant shouldn't be limited in any way. He’s been targeted 25 times the past two games.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said "we'll go to Wednesday" to see if wideout Percy Harvin can practice this week, reports 710 ESPN Radio. Harvin has missed two straight games after making his season debut following hip surgery.