Giants' Rueben Randle paces secondary targets in Week 12
by R.J. White |
(12:55 am ET) Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle caught all three of his targets for 36 yards in his team's 31-28 loss to the Cowboys in Week 12.

Eli Manning was locked in on rookie Odell Beckham (10 catches, 146 yards, two TDs) and running back Rashad Jennings (eight catches, 68 yards), and Randle was one of the quarterback's six other targeted receivers to split 11 catches. Tight end Daniel Fells also secured three receptions for 35 yards, while tight end Larry Donnell managed just two receptions for 24 yards. Wide receiver Preston Parker caught one of his three targets for 16 yards, while tight end Adrien Robinson caught his only target for a one-yard touchdown.

Randle, Parker and the team's TE corps should continue to play a complementary role behind Beckham moving forward. The Giants will take on the Jaguars in Week 13.

Cowboys TE Jason Witten scores TD in win vs. Giants
by R.J. White |
(12:30 am ET) Cowboys tight end Jason Witten caught four of his six targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in his team's 31-28 win over the Giants in Week 12.

Witten was held out of the end zone in each of his first five games but has managed to score in three of his last four. His touchdown Sunday came on a shovel pass from four yards out in the second quarter and was the first of four touchdowns for Tony Romo in the game. Witten has racked up 43 receptions, 461 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games. He'll square off with the Eagles Thursday.

Timothy Wright predictably annoying
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/23/2014) Guess who's back in the headlines in Fantasy? The same tight end who sent everyone flocking to the waiver wire after his five-catch, 85-yard, touchdown-scoring performance in Week 5 and his seven-catch, 61-yard, touchdown-scoring performance in Week 8. The Patriots' Timothy Wright did one better Week 12 against Detroit, scoring two touchdowns on five catches for 36 yards.

But here's the problem: Aside from those three games -- which are pretty well spaced apart, you'll notice -- he has a total of six catches for 38 yards.

So should we be flocking to the waiver wire to add him again? A tight end doesn't score two touchdowns every week, you know.

Yeah ... but Wright doesn't do anything, not even catch a pass, every week. Why would that change now? The proper response to this performance is indignation that those two touchdowns didn't go to someone else. Don't make it anything more.

49ers' Vernon Davis continues dismal season in Week 12 win
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(11/23/2014) 49ers tight end Vernon Davis continued his dismal season Sunday when the tight end was held to three receptions for 21 yards on five targets during a 17-13 win against Washington Sunday.

Davis has not scored since Week 1 and has yet to catch more than four passes in a game or eclipse more than 50 receiving yards. The 49ers are back in action Week 13 vs. Seattle.

Seahawks receivers stay quiet in Week 12 win vs. Cardinals
by R.J. White |
(11/23/2014) Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette led his team in receiving yards Sunday, catching his only target for 48 yards in his team's 19-3 win over the Cardinals in Week 12.

No one receiver was able to deliver a breakout performance on a day where the Seahawks led for most the game and attempted just 22 passes. Quarterback Russell Wilson hit nine different receivers with completions in the game, with tight end Tony Moeaki hauling in a team-high four catches for 34 yards.

Tight end Cooper Helfet caught both of his targets for 27 yards and a touchdown, doing most of the work on the 20-yard score after catching the ball behind the line of scrimmage. Tight end Luke Willson (21 yards) and wide receivers Jermaine Kearse (19 yards) and Kevin Norwood (10 yards) each managed just one catch. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin caught two passes but for only six yards.

The Seahawks face a quick turnaround, with a Thursday night matchup with the 49ers on the schedule for Week 13.

Delanie Walker gets back in the game
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/23/2014) Tight end Delanie Walker, who had offered only modest yardage since averaging 79.3 in the Titans' first four games, exploded for a career-high 155 on five catches Week 12 at Philadelphia, finishing second on the team with nine targets.

His connection with rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger seemed to get better as the game went on. He first earned his trust with a 68-yard connection early in the second quarter. Then, with the Titans in desperation mode in the fourth quarter, the two hooked up on passes of 26, 13 and 27 yards. Walker also had a 21-yard grab in the second quarter.

It was the second time in four starts that Mettenberger targeted Walker nine times in a game. Considering Walker was active for only three of those starts, the two look like they have a good thing going. And because Walker is one of those tight ends who can actually turn in a big play, as evidenced by his four of 20 yards or more in Week 12, the uptick in targets is an especially encouraging development in Fantasy.

He's back to being a must-own tight end, I'd say.

Cardinals WR John Brown paces tepid receiving attack in Week 12
by R.J. White |
(11/23/2014) Cardinals wide receiver John Brown caught three of his five targets for a team-high 61 yards in Arizona's 19-3 loss in Seattle in Week 12.

Brown's reception late in the third quarter was a thing of beauty, shaking off his coverage while djusting to an underthrown ball and barely keeping his toes in bounds while falling to the sideline. The play stood after being challenged by the Seahawks. Unfortunately, it was one of precious few highlights for the passing game against a stout Seattle defense.

Michael Floyd was held catchless on just two offical targets, and only four players on the Cardinals offense were able to haul in at least one reception. Running back Andre Ellington managed a team-high five catches, while tight end John Carlson caught three passes for 25 yards and wide receiver Jaron Brown hauled in three passes for 24 yards. Larry Fitzgerald was inactive with a sprained knee ligament.

The Cardinals offense will hope to bounce back with a likely easier matchup in Atlanta in Week 13.

Jared Cook produces 27 yards on nine targets
by Larry Hartstein |
(11/23/2014) Rams tight end Jared Cook tied for the team lead with nine targets, but mustered just three catches for 27 yards Sunday. He remains stuck on one touchdown this season.

Cook plays the Raiders in Week 13.

Eagles TEs Zach Ertz, Brent Celek not doing much in Week 12
by Igor Mello |
(11/23/2014) Eagles tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek combined for 78 yards during Sunday's victory over the Titans in Week 12.

Ertz made a brief trip to the locker room with an oblique injury before being cleared by the medical staff to return to the game in the second quarter. He was targeted six times and finished with four catches for 30 yards. Celek five of the seven passes thrown in his direction for 48 yards.

Meanwhile, the No. 3 tight end James Casey came down with a 14-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. It was his only catch of the game in a 43-24 victory.

Chargers get offensive contributions
by Larry Hartstein |
(11/23/2014) The Chargers got a slew of offensive contributions in their 27-24 win over the Rams on Sunday. Among them, running back Branden Oliver carried six times for 17 yards and caught all four of his targets for 23 yards. Running back Donald Brown caught two passes for 20 yards and had a 7-yard rush.

Tight end Antonio Gates caught both his targets for 14 yards, while tight end Ladarius Green hauled in two of three targets for 34 yards. Wideout Malcom Floyd secured four of five targets for 30 yards.

Wideout Seyi Ajirotutu made an 8-yard grab. They'll all visit the Ravens in Week 13.

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