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Might be time to sit Matt Ryan
After he lost his fourth starting offensive lineman for the season in what his third straight game with just one touchdown pass, I suggested Fantasy owners might consider sitting
Granted, the Saints' Drew Brees managed to find away against them last week, but it doesn't change the fact that the Lions have allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks by far. And most of the ones they've faced still had their offensive lines intact.
Part of Ryan's problem is that he just doesn't have time to throw the ball downfield, and that's not going to improve with his starting center now gone. The Lions, as you might expect from their ranking, have a terrific pass rush. They're tied for third with 21 sacks. They're also one of three teams that have recorded more interceptions than they've allowed touchdown passes.
Even if everything was hunky-dory for Ryan and he was coming off a stretch where he looked like Peyton Manning, he'd be a candidate to sit with such a tough matchup. As things currently stand for him and the Falcons, it's a no-brainer move.
Ravens TE Owen Daniels a no-go for Thursday practice
A knee issue has
The continued absence could be a red flag in regard to his status for Sunday at Cincinnati. Daniels has been coming on of late with 13 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown in the last three games combined.
Panthers ready for challenge of facing Seahawks' Richard Sherman
"If the play is called for me to read it to Richard’s side, by all means I’m going to do it," Newton said, per ESPN. "And I’m going to give each and every receiver an opportunity to make plays. I’m not going to force it. I’m not going to be an idiot. I’m going to do a great job of protecting the football and be aggressively patient in taking what the defense gives me."
Sherman will likely draw rookie receiver
"You can tell he loves the game," Benjamin said. "He brings the passion to it. He has fun. He talks a lot of smack out there, but this is football. I’m just going to come out there and match his intensity; play fast and be sound in all my assignments."
Texans' Jadeveon Clowney would be 'surprised' if he doesn't play
"I’m as healthy as I’m going to be this season," he said, per the Houston Chronicle. "I’m ready to play football. I’ll be surprised if I don’t play, but it’s up to the coaches.
"My knee’s going to bother me a little. There’s a little discomfort, but it’s something you have to push through. I’ve been working on my craft and trying to get in football shape. It’s one thing to run, but another to be back on the field. I’m looking forward to helping my team and getting back and having fun. I’ve been missing being with my team."
Packers RB James Starks able to practice Thursday
Packers DL Datone Jones back at practice Thursday
Jaguars CB Alan Ball doesn't believe injury is season-ending
"My thoughts are that it isn’t season-ending," he said, per The Florida Times-Union. "In the next week, week-and-a-half, I’m be trying to get my body back to the best it can possibly be and then go from there."
Report: Bengals stud WR A.J. Green still sidelined Thursday
A nagging toe injury again prevented
Green, who was overheard telling a teammate after the shutout loss to Indianapolis in Week 7 that he will play Sunday against AFC North rival Baltimore, has not participated in game action since Oct. 5.
Bengals CB Leon Hall back in action Thursday
Hall has started every game this season. He has contributed to 27 tackles and has one interception.
Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin has shot at playing Sunday
Mike Pettine spoke optimistically Thursday about the possible return to action of
Pettine declared that Rubin, who has been sidelined the last two games with an ankle injury, practiced well on Wednesday.
The Browns could certainly use a healthy Rubin. Their defensive line has been decimated by injuries in recent weeks.
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