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Inside The Gamebook – Early Games Week 5

DENVER
17 – BALTIMORE 31

Denver

Yards: Pass 314, Rush 39

Red Zone: 0-for-1, 0 percent

Drives: First Half: punt – punt – Demaryius Thomas fumble on punt return – punt – punt – Brandon Lloyd 42-yard touchdown. Second Half: punt – punt – 38-yard field goal – punt – Lloyd 44-yard touchdown

Players:

WR – Brandon Lloyd: 14 Targets; 4 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 25 yards, a 42-yard touchdown and a 44-yard touchdown.

WR – Jabar Gaffney: 11 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 19 and 23 yards.

WR – Eddie Royal: 5 Targets.

WR – Demaryius Thomas: 2 Targets.

TE – Dan Gronkowski: 2 Targets; 1 deep.

TE – Daniel Graham: 1 Target; 1 deep, big reception for 28 yards.

RB – Correll Buckhalter: 5 Rushes and 3 Targets.

RB – Laurence Maroney: 6 Rushes.

RB – Andre Brown: 2 Rushes.

Fantasy Impact: They have more than 295 yards passing in every game so far with four games higher than 300 yards – Lloyd leads the team in targets, in the last three games he has 42 targets, three touchdowns and more than 100 yards receiving in all three – Gaffney has 33 targets and Royal has 22 targets over the last three games – They have 13, 17 and 16 rush attempts over the last three games.

Baltimore

Yards: Pass 196, Rush 233

Red Zone: 3-for 5, 60 percent; 3 touchdowns, 1 field goal

Drives: First half: turned ball over on downs at Broncos’ 15-yard line – Joe Flacco 1-yard touchdown run set up by Todd Heap 22-yard reception during drive – Ray Rice 1-yard touchdown – 37-yard field goal – three-and-out – three-and-out – ran out clock. Second Half: punt – Rice 1-yard touchdown – Willis McGahee 30-yard touchdown – punt – ran out clock

Players:

WR – Derrick Mason: 6 Targets; 3 deep, big reception for 17 yards.

TE – Todd Heap: 5 Targets; 1 deep, 2 red zone, big reception for 22 yards.

WR – Anquan Boldin: 3 Targets; 1 red zone.

WR – T.J. Houshmandzadeh: 3 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 17 yards.

TE – Ed Dickson: 2 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone, big reception for 58 yards.

RB – Ray Rice: 27 Rushes and 4 Targets; 5 red zone, big runs for 18 yards, and two 1-yard touchdowns

RB – Willis McGahee: 10 Rushes; 2 red zone, big run for a 30-yard touchdown.

RB – Le’Ron McClain: 5 Rushes and 2 Targets; 5 red zone.

Fantasy Impact: Over the past three games, Boldin has been more productive with his 24 targets but Mason has 22 targets in the same span – Houshmandzadeh only has 10 targets over the past three games – Heap has had five targets in each game over the last three weeks –Rice received almost three times the amount of red zone touches than McGahee did last game.

JACKSONVILLE
36 – BUFFALO 26

Jacksonville

Yards: Pass 178, Rush; 216

Red Zone: 2-for-3, 67 percent; 2 touchdowns, 1 field goal

Drives: First Half: Mike Thomas fumble on punt return – interception on pass intended for Marcedes Lewis – 49-yard field goal – 49-yard field goal – Lewis 1-yard touchdown set up by Mike Thomas 25-yard run and 33-yard reception during the drive. Second Half: Lewis 27-yard touchdown set up by 51-yard kickoff return – David Garrard fumble – Mike Sims-Walker 7-yard touchdown set up by Sims-Walker 23-yard reception during drive – 34-yard field goal – 40-yard field goal – 46-yard field goal – ran out clock

Players:

WR – Mike Thomas: 3 Rushes and 4 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone, big runs for 16 and 33 yards and a big reception for 25 yards.

TE – Marcedes Lewis: 5 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 15 yards, a 1-yard touchdown and a 27-yard touchdown.

WR – Mike Sims-Walker: 5 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 22 yards and a 7-yard touchdown.

TE – Zach Miller: 2 Targets.

RB – Maurice Jones-Drew: 19 Rushes and 4 Targets; 4 red zone, big runs for 17 and 23 yards.

RB – Deji Karim: 15 Rushes; 1 red zone, big run for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The 178 yards passing last game is the most they have passed for in a game so far – Lewis has been productive in the red zone and leads the team in red zone pass targets – Over the last three games, Sims-Walker has 14 targets but Mike Thomas is leading the receivers with 17 targets in the same span.

Buffalo

Yards: Pass 220, Rush 110

Red Zone: 2-for-4, 50 percent; 2 touchdowns, 2 field goals

Drives: First Half: three-and-out – Lee Evans 45-yard touchdown – 29-yard field goal – 22-yard field goal – three-and-out – ran out clock. Second Half: three-and-out – Steve Johnson 5-yard touchdown set up by Fred Jackson 31-yard run during drive – three-and-out – three-and-out – turned ball over on downs at Jaguars’ 47-yard line –Johnson 7-yard touchdown set up by Roscoe Parrish 23-yard reception during drive and a failed two-point attempt.

Players:

WR – Steve Johnson: 9 Targets; 4 red zone, big receptions for 15 yards, a 5-yard touchdown and a 7-yard touchdown.

WR – Lee Evans: 8 Targets; 4 deep, 1 red zone, big reception for a 45-yard touchdown.

WR – Roscoe Parrish: 5 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 20 and 23 yards.

WR – David Nelson: 3 Targets; 1 red zone.

TE – Jonathan Stupar: 1 Target.

RB – Fred Jackson: 12 Rushes and 2 Targets; 2 red zone, big runs for 18 and 31 yards.

RB – C.J. Spiller: 5 Rushes and 2 Targets; 2 red zone, big run for 19 yards.

Fantasy Impact: They have three games with less than 150 yards passing and have not gone higher that 250 yet – Evans leads the team with 29 targets – Johnson has scored a touchdown in three straight games – they have 18 and nine rush attempts in the last two games.

KANSAS CITY
9 – INDIANAPOLIS 19

Kansas City

Yards: Pass 156, Rush 113

Red Zone: 0-for-2, 0 percent; 1 field goal

Drives: First Half: turned ball over on downs at Colts’ 8-yard line – three-and-out – Jamaal Charles fumble – 45-yard field goal. Second Half: three-and-out – 35-yard field goal – 43-yard field goal – three-and-out – three-and-out – missed 51-yard field goal.

Players:

WR – Dwayne Bowe: 8 Targets; 3 deep, 1 red zone, big reception for 21 yards.

WR – Dexter McCluster: 1 Rush and 4 Targets, 1 deep, 1 red zone.

TE – Tony Moeaki: 4 Targets; big reception for 27 yards.

WR – Chris Chambers: 3 Targets.

WR – Terrance Copper: 3 Targets; 1 red zone.

TE – Leonard Pope: 1 Target.

RB – Jamaal Charles: 16 Rushes and 6 Targets; 2 red zone.

RB – Thomas Jones: 8 Rushes.

FB – Tim Castille: 1 Rush.

Fantasy Impact: They have passed for more than 180 yards only once so far –Bowe and Moeaki are tied for the team lead in targets at 23 – while Jones may lead Charles with 10 more rushing attempts in the last two games, Charles has 28 attempts to Jones’ 27.

Indianapolis

Yards: Pass 244, Rush 97

Red Zone: 1-for-3, 33percent; 1 touchdown, 2 field goals

Drives: First Half: 20-yard field goal – 24-yard field goal – punt – turned over on downs at Chiefs’ 39-yard line. Second Half: 47-yard field goal – interception on pass intended for Pierre Garcon – 42-yard field goal – punt – Mike Hart 11-yard touchdown – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Pierre Garcon: 14 Targets; 3 deep, 2 red zone, big reception for 17 yards.

WR – Reggie Wayne: 11 Targets; 2 red zone, big reception for 24 yards.

WR – Austin Collie: 6 Targets; big receptions for 16 and 19 yards.

TE – Dallas Clark: 6 Targets.

RB – Joseph Addai: 17 Rushes and 6 Targets; 6 red zone, big run for 15 yards.

RB – Mike Hart: 11 Rushes and 1 Target; 2 red zone, big run for an 11-yard touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: The Colts have passed for more than 240 yards in every game and more than 300 yards passing in three games so far – Wayne has 10 or more targets in three games so far – except for the game he was injured in, Garcon has 10 or more targets in two games – Clark has six or more targets in every game so far.

GREEN BAY 13 – WASHINGTON 16

Green Bay

Yards: Pass 293, Rush 157

Red Zone: 1-for-3, 33 percent; 1 touchdown, 1 field goal

Drives: First Half: Donald Lee fumble – Lee 5-yard touchdown set up by Brandon Jackson 71-yard run during drive – punt – turned over on downs at Redskins’ 1-yard line – 52-yard field goal – three-and-out – ran out clock. Second Half: 36-yard field goal – missed 48-yard field goal – three-and-out – punt – three-and-out – missed 53-yard field goal. Overtime: three-and-out – interception on pass intended for Greg Jennings.

Players:

WR – Donald Driver: 8 Targets; 2 deep, big reception for 34 yards.

WR – James Jones: 8 Targets; 3 deep, 2 red zone, big reception for 35 yards.

TE – Andrew Quarless: 6 Targets; 1 red zone, big reception for 21 yards.

WR – Greg Jennings: 5 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – Jordy Nelson: 5 Targets; 2 deep, 2 red zone, big reception for 25 yards.

TE – Donald Lee: 2 Targets; 1 red zone, big reception for a 5-yard touchdown.

TE – Tom Crabtree: 2 Targets.

RB – Brandon Jackson: 10 Rushes and 6 Targets; 1 red zone, big runs for 15 and 71 yards.

FB – John Kuhn: 3 Rushes and 3 Targets; 4 in red zone.

Fantasy Impact: Driver has 34 targets with 22 of them coming over the last three games and he has scored a touchdown in four games – Jennings has 31 targets with five or more in every game so far and he has scored a touchdown in four games –Jones has 24 targets – Quarless led all tight ends in targets after Jermichael Finley was injured last week – Minus Jackson’s 71-yard run from last week, he has 25 rush attempts for 91 yards over the last three games.

Washington

Yards: Pass 357, Rush 51

Red Zone: 0-for-2, 0 percent; 2 field goals

Drives: First Half: punt – punt – three-and-out – punt – punt – 26-yard field goal. Second Half: punt – three-and-out – turned over on downs at Packers’ 42-yard line – Anthony Armstrong 48-yard touchdown – missed 51-yard field goal – 45-yard field goal – interception on pass to Armstrong. Overtime: punt – 33-yard field goal.

Players:

WR – Santana Moss: 12 Targets; 4 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 18 and 52 yards.

TE – Chris Cooley: 12 Targets; 1 red zone, big receptions for 30 yards.

WR – Joey Galloway: 7 Targets; 2 deep.

WR – Anthony Armstrong: 7 Targets; 5 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 23 yards and a 48-yard touchdown.

RB – Ryan Torain: 16 Rushes and 7 Targets; 1 red zone.

FB – Mike Sellers: 3 Targets.

RB – Keiland Williams: 1 Rush and 1 Target.

Fantasy Impact: Moss has eight or more targets in four games so far – Fred Davis only has four targets compared to Cooley’s 37 targets – Armstrong has 10 targets compared to Galloway’s nine over the last two games and Armstrong is someone to keep an eye on as he started over Galloway last game – Torain should continue to see the majority of the touches but he’ll need to improve after last week.

ST LOUIS
6 – DETROIT 44

St Louis

Yards: Pass 215, Rush 128

Red Zone: 0-for-3, 0 percent; 2 field goals

Drives: First Half: three-and-out – Danny Amendola fumble – 28-yard field goal – three-and-out – 28-yard field goal – ran out clock. Second Half: three-and-out – turned ball over on downs at Lions’ 38-yard line – punt – interception on pass to Steven Jackson – interception on pass intended for Amendola – turned ball over on downs at Lions’ 27 yard line.

Players:

WR – Danny Amendola: 19 Targets; 2 deep, 2 red zone, big receptions for 16 and 18 yards.

WR – Mardy Gilyard: 6 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone, big reception for 17 yards.

WR – Brandon Gibson: 6 Targets; 2 deep, big reception for 30 yards.

TE – Daniel Fells: 6 Targets; 2 red zone, big reception for 27 yards.

WR – Laurent Robinson: 2 Targets.

WR – Mark Clayton: 1 Target, 1 deep.

TE – Darcy Johnson: 1 Target.

RB – Steven Jackson: 25 Rushes and 3 Targets; 3 red zone, big run for 17 yards.

RB – Kenneth Darby: 3 Rushes and 1 Target; 1 red zone.

Fantasy Impact: They have passed for 215 yards or more the last three games –Amendola has 34 targets over the last three games including 19 last week after Clayton went down with an injury – Gibson has 18 targets over the last three games, Robinson has not produced as expected so far and Gibson stepped up when injuries took over at the end of last season so he is worth keeping an eye on – Jackson has 22 or more rush attempts in three games and three or more targets in four games so far.

Detroit

Yards: Pass 238, Rush 89

Red Zone: 2-for-3, 67 percent; 2 touchdowns, 1 field goal

Drives: First Half: 30-yard field goal – three-and-out – three-and-out – Stefan Logan 105-yard kickoff return for touchdown – Calvin Johnson 1-yard touchdown set up by Jahvid Best 22-yard reception during drive – Brandon Pettigrew 3-yard touchdown. Second Half: Nate Burleson 26-yard touchdown – punt – 48-yard field goal – 47-yard field goal – defense returns interception for touchdown – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Calvin Johnson: 9 Targets; 5 deep, 1 red zone, big reception for 16, 29 yards and a 1-yard touchdown.

WR – Nate Burleson: 6 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone, big reception for a 26-yard touchdown.

TE – Tony Scheffler: 6 Targets; 1 red zone, big reception for 15 yards.

TE – Brandon Pettigrew: 5 Targets; 3 red zone, big reception for a 3-yard touchdown.

WR – Bryant Johnson: 1 Target; 1 red zone.

RB – Jahvid Best: 18 Rushes and 4 Targets; 3 red zone, big reception for 22 yards.

RB – Kevin Smith: 3 Rushes and 2 Targets; 1 red zone, big run for 15 yards and a big reception for 17 yards.

FB – Jerome Felton: 1 Target.

Fantasy Impact: They have thrown for 227 yards or more in the last four games and have two or more passing touchdowns in three of the last four games – while Johnson leads the team with 48 targets, Scheffler has 36 targets and Pettigrew has 35 targets for the second- and third-most targets on the team – Best has not scored a touchdown in the last three games after scoring five in the first two games.

CHICAGO
23 – CAROLINA 6

Chicago

Yards: Pass 51, Rush 218

Red Zone: 1-for-3, 33 percent; 1 touchdown, 1 field goal

Drives: First Half: Matt Forte 18-yard touchdown set up by 62-yard kickoff during drive – Forte 68-yard touchdown – 28-yard field goal – interception on pass intended for Devin Hester – interception on pass intended for Johnny Knox – three-and-out – interception on pass intended for Devin Hester – punt. Second Half: three-and-out – three-and-out – interception on pass intended for Knox – three-and-out – punt – 53-yard field goal – 43-yard field goal – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Devin Hester: 5 Targets.

WR – Johnny Knox: 4 Targets; 3 deep.

TE – Greg Olsen: 2 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – Earl Bennett: 1 Target, 1 red zone.

WR – Devin Aromashodu: 1 Target.

RB – Matt Forte: 22 Rushes and 2 Targets; 1 red zone, big runs for an 18-yard touchdown and a 68-yard touchdown.

RB – Chester Taylor: 18 Rushes and 3 Targets; 1 red zone.

Fantasy Impact: Hester has five or more targets in the last four games – Forte has scored five touchdowns but only has one game with 100 yards or more rushing while being held to 50 yards or less in the other four. Also, he has had 100 yards or more receiving in one game while being held to 37 yards or less in the other four.

Carolina

Yards: Pass 96, Rush 85

Red Zone: 0-for-1, 0 percent; 1 field goal

Drives: First Half: 24-yard field goal – interception on pass intended for David Gettis – three-and-out – punt – three-and-out – three-and-out – three-and-out. Second Half: punt – three-and-out – missed 51-yard field goal – 53-yard field goal – three-and-out – three-and-out – interception on pass intended for Armanti Edwards – interception on pass intended for Gettis.

Players:

WR – Brandon LaFell: 8 Targets; 2 deep, big reception for 16 yards.

WR – David Gettis: 1 Rush and 6 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – David Clowney: 3 Targets; 1 deep.

TE – Jeff King: 3 Targets; 1 deep.

WR – Armanti Edwards: 1 Rush and 2 Targets; 1 deep.

TE – Dante Rosario: 2 Targets.

RB – DeAngelo Williams: 12 Rushes and 3 Targets; big run for 23 yards.

RB – Jonathan Stewart: 8 Rushes and 1 Target; big run for 24 yards.

FB – Tony Fiammetta: 1 Rush.

Fantasy Impact: Gettis has 17 targets over the last three weeks and has outperformed compared to Lafell who has 15 targets over the last three weeks – neither Rosario or King has had more than three targets per game over the last three games – Williams has 35 rush attempts compared to Stewart’s 23 but Stewart has two touchdowns to Williams’ one over the last three games.

TAMPA
BAY 24 – CINCINNATI 21

Tampa
Bay

Yards: Pass 284, Rush 125

Red Zone: 1-for-3, 33 percent; 1 touchdown, 1 field goal

Drives: First Half: punt – punt – punt – defense returns interception for touchdown – interception on pass to Kellen Winslow Mike Williams fumble – kneel. Second Half: punt – Earnest Graham 1-yard touchdown run set up by Winslow reception for 22 yards during drive – Micheal Spurlock fumble on kickoff – punt – three-and-out –Williams 20-yard touchdown – 31-yard field goal.

Players:

WR – Mike Williams: 11 Targets; 6 deep, 2 red zone, big receptions for 15, 37 yards and a 20-yard touchdown.

TE – Kellen Winslow: 9 Targets; 2 deep, big receptions for 22 and 22 yards.

WR – Sammie Stroughter: 3 Targets; big reception for 19 yards.

WR – Arrelious Benn: 3 Targets; big reception for 18 yards.

WR – Micheal Spurlock: 3 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 21 yards.

TE – John Gilmore: 1 Target.

RB – Cadillac Williams: 11 Rushes and 3 Targets; 1 red zone.

RB – LeGarrette Blount: 4 Rushes; 1 red zone.

FB – Earnest Graham: 3 Rushes; 1 red zone, big runs for 61 yards and a 1-yard touchdown.

RB – Kareem Huggins: 1 Rush.

Fantasy Impact: The Buccaneers had not passed for more than 184 yards until last week’s 280 yard effort – Williams leads the team in targets and has scored a touchdown in three out of four games – Winslow is second on the team for targets and no one else has really stood out yet, the team would like to see Benn step up and fill the second spot so Sammie Stroughter can play the slot where he is a more natural fit rather than the second spot where he started the season – Graham has been outperforming Williams on limited touches the last two games – Blount has 10 carries and a touchdown over the last two games compared to Huggins’ one carry.

Cincinnati

Yards: Pass 209, Rush 149

Red Zone: 1-for-3, 33 percent; 1 touchdown, 2 field goals

Drives: First half: punt – punt – Terrell Owens 43-yard touchdown – interception returned for touchdown on pass to Owens – punt – three-and-out – 31-yard field goal. Second Half: punt – 35-yard field goal – Jermaine Gresham 1-yard touchdown and Cedric Benson two-point conversion – punt – interception on pass to Owens – interception on pass to Chad Ochocinco – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Terrell Owens: 12 Targets; 3 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 16, 29 yards and a 43-yard touchdown.

WR – Andre Caldwell: 7 Targets; 2 red zone, big reception for 19 yards.

WR – Chad Ochocinco: 6 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone.

TE – Jermaine Gresham: 6 Targets; 1 red zone, big reception for a 1-yard touchdown.

WR – Jerome Simpson: 1 Target.

RB – Cedric Benson: 23 Rushes and 3 Targets; 5 red zone, big runs for 18, 22 yards and a two-point conversion.

RB – Brian Leonard: 2 Rushes and 1 Target.

RB – Bernard Scott: 2 Rushes.

Fantasy Impact: Owens has been targeted 27 times in the last two games and has 17 receptions for 324 yards and two touchdowns compared to Ochocinco’s 11 targets and six receptions for 79 yards and zero touchdowns – Ochocinco has not gone over 60 yards receiving since Week 1 – Gresham has been targeted 18 times over the last three games and he is getting red zone looks. He will not put up big numbers but will provide touchdowns here and there – Benson has had 23 or more carries in three games so far.

ATLANTA
20 – CLEVELAND 10

Atlanta

Yards: Pass 187, Rush 165

Red Zone: 0-for-3, 0 percent; 2 field goals

Drives: First Half: three-and-out – punt – 24-yard field goal – 30-yard field goal – missed 30-yard field goal. Second Half: Matt Ryan fumble – Roddy White 45-yard touchdown – three-and-out – punt – defense returns interception for a touchdown – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Roddy White: 8 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 18, 19 yards and a 45-yard touchdown.

TE – Tony Gonzalez: 8 Targets; 1 red zone, big reception for 16 yards.

WR – Harry Douglas: 2 Targets.

WR – Brian Finneran: 2 Targets; 1 red zone.

TE – Justin Peelle: 2 Targets; big reception for 15 yards.

TE – Michael Palmer: 1 Target.

RB – Michael Turner: 19 Rushes and 2 Targets; 5 red zone, big runs for 22 and 55 yards.

RB – Jason Snelling: 6 Rushes and 3 Targets; 3 red zone.

FB – Ovie Mughelli: 1 Rush.

Fantasy Impact: White has gone higher than 100 yards or scored a touchdown in every game so far – no one else has stepped up for the receivers and Douglas has failed to capitalize on Michael Jenkins’ absence due to injury – Gonzalez has been targeted 29 times over the last three weeks compared to his four targets in the first two games.

Cleveland

Yards: Pass 246, Rush 48

Red Zone: 1-for-3, 33 percent; 1 touchdown, 1 field goal

Drives: First Half: Peyton Hillis fumble – punt – punt – Hillis 19-yard touchdown – three-and-out – ran out clock. Second Half: 19-yard field goal – punt – punt – interception returned for touchdown – interception on pass to Chansi Stuckey.

Players:

WR – Chansi Stuckey: 8 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 18 and 19 yards

WR – Josh Cribbs: 2 Rushes and 5 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone.

TE – Ben Watson: 7 Targets.

WR – Mohamed Massaquoi: 6 Targets.

TE – Evan Moore: 2 Targets.

TE – Robert Royal: 2 Targets.

WR – Brian Robiskie: 1 Target.

RB – Peyton Hillis: 10 Rushes and 6 Targets; 2 red zone, big receptions for 15 and 19 yards.

RB – Jerome Harrison: 6 Targets.

FB – Lawrence Vickers: 1 Rush and 1 Target; 1 in red zone.

Fantasy Impact: The Browns’ 236 yards passing last week was the most they have thrown for in a game this season, and they have not thrown more than one touchdown in any game this year – no one has gone higher than 100 yards receiving and Moore’s 87 yards in Week 1 remains the highest output in a game so far – Watson has been targeted 17 times and Stuckey has been targeted 15 times in the last two weeks to lead the team – they traded for Mike Bell and he will likely end up being the backup to Hillis by default as no one else on the roster has shown much so far.

NY GIANTS 34 – HOUSTON 10

NY Giants

Yards: Pass 297, Rush 117

Red Zone: 4-for-4, 100 percent; 4 touchdowns

Drives: First Half: three-and-out – Hakeem Nicks 6-yard touchdown – Brandon Jacobs 1-yard touchdown – Nicks 12-yard touchdown – punt – 45-yard field goal. Second Half: three-and-out – interception on pass intended for Travis Beckum – interception on pass intended for Mario Manningham – 42-yard field goal – punt – Steve Smith 4-yard touchdown – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Hakeem Nicks: 17 Targets; 2 deep, 2 red zone, big receptions for 15, 16, 27 yards, a 6-yard touchdown and a 12-yard touchdown.

WR – Steve Smith: 8 Targets; 4 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 17, 45 yards and a 4-yard touchdown.

TE – Kevin Boss: 6 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone, big reception for 19 yards.

WR – Mario Manningham: 2 Targets; 1 deep.

TE – Travis Beckum: 2 Targets.

TE – Bear Pascoe: 2 Targets.

WR – Ramses Barden: 1 Target.

RB – Ahmad Bradshaw: 16 Rushes and 4 Targets; 5 red zone, big run for 23 yards.

RB – Brandon Jacobs: 10 Rushes; 2 red zone, big run for a 1-yard touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Nicks leads the team in targets and has been targeted 37 times in the last three weeks – Smith has been targeted eight or more times in every game this year – Manningham only has three targets over the last two games with zero receptions – Boss has 18 targets over the last three games – Jacobs continues to receive the majority of his carries in garbage time when the Giants have a lead. He will get some red zone touches and vulture touchdowns but only has four red zone touches on the season compared to Bradshaw’s 14.

Houston

Yards: Pass 196, Rush 24

Red Zone: 1-for-1, 100 percent; 1 touchdown

Drives: First Half: punt – three-and-out – interception on pass for Andre Johnson – three-and-out – 38-yard field goal – three-and-out – ran out clock. Second Half – Matt Schaub fumble – punt – Derrick Ward 1-yard touchdown – punt – three-and-out – turned ball over on downs at Texans’ 34-yard line.

Players:

WR – Andre Johnson: 13 Targets; 5 deep, 1 red zone, big receptions for 16, 18 and 48 yards.

WR – Kevin Walter: 5 Targets.

TE – Owen Daniels: 5 Targets; 1 deep, big reception for 19 yards.

TE – Joel Dreessen: 2 Targets; 1 red zone.

WR – David Anderson: 2 Targets; 1 deep.

RB – Arian Foster: 11 Rushes and 4 Targets.

RB – Steve Slaton: 2 Rushes.

FB – Vonta Leach: 2 Targets.

RB – Derrick Ward: 1 Rush and 1 Target: 1 red zone, big run for a 1-yard touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: The Texans have passed for less than 200 yards in back-to-back games and three games overall – Walter leads the team in receiving touchdowns with scores in three games and has been outperforming Jacoby Jones – Daniels has been averaging five targets per game over the last four weeks compared to Dreessen’s three – Ward’s role has been increasing and he could take over as the main backup over Slaton.

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