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AFC North Player Analysis
Mark Chamberlin, FantasySharks.com, Staff Writer

Pittsburgh Steelers (vs Kansas City Chiefs)

QB Ben Roethlisberger: It's been a roller coaster season for Roethlisberger. If you're still dancing with him under center we wouldn't pull him but be wary of a lower scoring game this week. ( 267 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 3 yds rush )

RB Le'Veon Bell: The consecutive 200-yard game streak came to an end, and despite being held to 2.35 yards per carry, he still netted his owners a big day. This is the type of player fantasy owners only dream about. ( 98 yds rush and 1 TD; 6 catches for 63 yds )

RB Dri Archer: ( 10 yds rush; 1 catch for 4 yds )

RB Josh Harris: ( 5 yds rush; 1 catch for 2 yds )

WR Antonio Brown: There are a lot of championship week rosters with this player featured on them. One more for the road, Mr. Brown? ( 1 yd rush; 10 catches for 111 yds and 1 TD )

WR Markus Wheaton: Not for us. ( 1 yd rush; 3 catches for 38 yds )

WR Martavis Bryant: He's an all or nothing option and unfortunately it was nothing last week. If you managed through it we recommend looking elsewhere this week. If he can't blow the lid off the Falcons secondary in the dome, he can't be trusted against a stronger opponent in the elements. ( 3 catches for 52 yds )

WR Lance Moore: ( 2 catches for 21 yds )

WR Justin Brown: ( 1 catch for 2 yds )

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey: ( 1 catch for 4 yds )

TE Heath Miller: Hopefully you have better alternatives, but this is a decent hail mary option as the Chiefs are short on options to defend the tight end. ( 4 catches for 46 yds )

TE Matt Spaeth: ( 1 catch for 4 yds )

TE Michael Palmer: ( )

PK Shaun Suisham: Starting a kicker in Hines Field in December is usually asking for trouble. We recommend looking elsewhere but the opportunities will be there for him. Check the weather before starting. ( 3 XPs, 1 FG )

Def Pittsburgh Steelers: The Chiefs will come into this game with a very conservative game plan, minimizing big play opportunities for this unit. There are a lot of strong options this week, we recommend looking elsewhere. ( 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )



Cleveland Browns (vs Carolina Panthers)

QB Johnny Manziel: This week will be better, but you're not starting him with a championship on the line. Right? ( 213 yds pass with 1 TD and 1 Int; 5 yds rush )

QB Brian Hoyer: ( 95 yds pass and 1 Int )

RB Isaiah Crowell: We get the hesitation to start him this week, but due to attrition at the position we think he can make a decent start. Keep in mind, Cleveland ran the lowest amount of plays in a game in the NFL last week. They will be better this week and the run game will be leaned on against an inferior opponent. ( 45 yds rush and 1 TD; 1 catch for 10 yds )

RB Terrance West: We expect a stronger performance, but Crowell is the one with a nose for the end zone and West is not an asset in the passing game so he's not an option championship week. ( 38 yds rush; 1 catch for 5 yds )

RB Glenn Winston: ( 4 yds rush; 1 catch for 1 yd )

WR Josh Gordon: If you're still alive with Gordon in your starting lineup then kudos to you! Like the rest of the Browns, we expect better this week, but temper expectations. This offense is going to struggle weeks 16 and 17, but Gordon will be a big part of whatever there is. ( 1 yd rush; 7 catches for 92 yds )

WR Andrew Hawkins: Manziel under center means less targets for Hawkins. It was a nice run earlier in the season for 'Hawk,' but he is now just a name to store away for 2015. ( 4 catches for 45 yds )

WR Taylor Gabriel: ( 3 catches for 36 yds )

WR Travis Benjamin: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 19 yds )

WR Marlon Moore: ( 1 catch for 1 yd )

TE Jordan Cameron: Rough year for Cameron owners. If you're still alive you're not starting him anyway. At least we hope not. ( 4 catches for 56 yds )

TE Jim Dray: ( 1 catch for 20 yds )

TE Gary Barnidge: ( 1 catch for 10 yds )

PK Garrett Hartley: In his Browns debut week 15, this kicker did not see the field once. Nope, not even on the opening kickoff. punter Spencer Lanning handled that job. Rough life, huh? No, you're not starting him. ( 2 XPs, 1 FG and 1 missed FG )

Def Cleveland Browns: We liked this matchup this time last week, but it's real hard to justify starting a DEF/ST when the offense is inept like the Browns offense was last week. With so many great matchups this week we can't recommend rolling this dice. ( 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )



Cincinnati Bengals (vs Denver Broncos)

QB Andy Dalton: Andy Dalton on primetime? Run away. Run far, far away. Make him prove us wrong on your bench. ( 238 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 11 yds rush )

QB Jason Campbell: ( 21 yds pass; 1 yd rush )

RB Giovani Bernard: Increased involvement in the passing has us cautiously optimistic. If you're in a jam we like this dice roll. ( 37 yds rush; 2 catches for 15 yds )

RB Jeremy Hill: Tough spot for Hill. He's the clear leader in this back field now, but the Broncos are strong vs. the run and we are wary this team is playing from behind early and often. Real tough spot to bench him, but we recommend exploring your options. ( 67 yds rush and 1 TD; 2 catches for 14 yds )

RB Cedric Peerman: ( 3 yds rush; 1 catch for 1 yd )

RB Rex Burkhead: ( 3 yds rush; 1 catch for 5 yds )

WR A.J. Green: The good news: the Bengals are going to need to throw in this one. Before you go penciling in a big day for Green though, refresh yourself with prime time Andy Dalton. Green may need all of his yards and scores to justify this start, but lets be honest - you can't bench him. Good luck. ( 1 yd rush; 6 catches for 75 yds and 1 TD )

WR Mohamed Sanu: There may be more targets than usual this week with the Bengals playing catch up, but he hasn't provided value since Green returned. ( 3 yds rush; 4 catches for 40 yds )

WR James Wright: ( 2 yds rush; 1 catch for 12 yds )

WR Dane Sanzenbacher: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 7 yds )

WR Brandon Tate: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 7 yds )

WR Greg Little: ( 2 catches for 18 yds )

TE Jermaine Gresham: There may be more targets than usual this week with the Bengals playing catch up, but outside of the fluke two touchdown game vs. New Orleans his fantasy value has been minimal. ( 4 catches for 36 yds )

TE Kevin Brock: ( 1 catch for 5 yds )

PK Mike Nugent: We're concerned of the Bengals going for it on 4th down rather than kicking it too often in this one. They need touchdowns to win, so it will impact his opportunities. ( 2 XPs, 1 FG )

Def Cincinnati Bengals: Against even an 80% Peyton Manning we are not considering this unit. ( 1 sack, 1 INT )



Baltimore Ravens (vs Houston Texans)

QB Joe Flacco: He may stop throwing at halftime. He's shown in the past that sometimes all he needs is one half to tear up the stat column, but this is a real concern coming into this week. Buyer beware. ( 236 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 6 yds rush )

QB Tyrod Taylor: ( 6 yds rush )

RB Justin Forsett: The Texans are stiff vs. the run, but given how ineffective we expect the offense to be, Forsett will get more than enough opportunities to justify the starting nod in a flex slot. ( 91 yds rush and 1 TD; 1 catch for 11 yds )

RB Bernard Pierce: ( 28 yds rush; 1 catch for 6 yds )

RB Kyle Juszczyk: ( 6 yds rush; 1 catch for 10 yds )

WR Steve Smith: The only concern here is the Ravens get up too early and stop throwing. Don't force him into your lineup, but don't feel bad about it either. ( 6 catches for 67 yds and 1 TD )

WR Torrey Smith: The last two weeks really describe Torrey Smith, don't they? Just as he gets hot and we get to the playoffs - 2 weeks, 5 targets, 2 catches, 16 yards, 0 touchdowns. Teach this as your reminder not to draft him next year. ( 4 catches for 49 yds and 1 TD )

WR Marlon Brown: ( 3 catches for 33 yds )

WR Jacoby Jones: ( 1 yd rush; 1 catch for 13 yds )

WR Kamar Aiken: ( 2 catches for 21 yds )

WR Michael Campanaro: ( 1 catch for 12 yds )

TE Owen Daniels: We don't recommend him, but he showed last week what he is capable of in this offense. There are worse desperation plays. ( 4 catches for 41 yds )

TE Crockett Gillmore: ( 1 catch for 16 yds )

PK Justin Tucker: With the Texans offense in disarray we expect plenty of opportunities for the Ravens kicker. ( 2 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def Baltimore Ravens: This was a good matchup this time last week. Two quarterbacks later, Ravens DEF/ST owners are (correctly) foaming at the mouth. Ngata or no Ngata, start them. ( 4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )



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