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Inside The Gamebook – Late Games Week 7

ARIZONA
10 – SEATTLE 22

Arizona

Yards: Pass 132, Rush 113

Red Zone: 1-for-2, 50 percent (season: 6-for-11, 55 percent)

Drives: First Half: interception on pass intended for Max Komar – three-and-out – three-and-out – three-and-out – Tim Hightower fumble – fumble on punt return – punt – three-and-out. Second Half: Max Hall fumble – fumble on kickoff – Chris Wells 2-yard touchdown – 24-yard field goal – turnover on downs at Seattle 37 yard line – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Larry Fitzgerald: 10 Targets; 3 deep, 1 red zone – big play for 18 yards.

WR – Early Doucet: 8 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone – big play for 29 yards.

WR – Andre Roberts: 4 Targets; 2 deep – big plays for 15 and 25 yards.

WR – Max Komar: 4 Targets; 1 deep.

TE – Stephen Spach: 2 Targets.

TE – Ben Patrick: 1 Target.

RB – Chris Wells: 14 Rush; 3 red zone – big play for a 2-yard touchdown.

RB – Tim Hightower: 6 Rush and 3 Targets – big play for 24 yards.

RB – LaRod Stephens-Howling: 1 Target.

Fantasy Impact:
Wells has received more carries than Hightower for the last two games and Hightower continues to fumble. The trend should continue and Wells is primed for a breakout and has a very favorable matchup this Sunday against Tampa Bay. Doucet saw eight targets in his first game back since Week 1. He is someone to keep an eye on for now that could hold some potential later on in the year.

Seattle

Yards: Pass 192, Rush 144

Red Zone: 1-for-7, 14 percent (season: 9-for-20, 45 percent)

Drives: First Half: 20-yard field goal – Matt Hasselbeck fumble – three-and-out – three-and-out – punt – three-and-out – Mike Williams 2-yard touchdown – three-and-out – ran out clock. Second Half: 31-yard field goal – 51-yard field goal – 24-yard field goal – 26-yard field goal – turnover on downs at Seattle 13 yard line.

Players:

WR – Mike Williams: 16 Targets; 4 deep, 2 red zone – big plays for 15, 16 yards and a 2-yard touchdown.

TE – John Carlson: 6 Targets; 1 deep, 2 red zone.

WR – Deon Butler: 5 Targets; 1 deep, 2 red zone – big play for 26 yards.

WR – Brandon Stokley: 2 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone – big play for 16 yards.

TE – Chris Baker: 2 Targets; 1 deep, 2 red zone.

WR – Ben Obomanu: 1 Target.

WR – Golden Tate: 1 Target; 1 red zone.

RB – Marshawn Lynch: 24 Rush; 8 red zone – big play for 39 yards.

RB – Justin Forsett: 9 Rush and 2 Targets; 4 red zone – big play for 21 yards.

RB – Michael Robinson: 1 Rush and 1 Target.

RB – Leon Washington: 1 Target.

Fantasy Impact:
Williams has 210 yards and a touchdown on 31 targets in the past two games. He is entrenched as the No. 1 receiver on the team so if he is available he is worth picking up. Williams will have to be accounted for by weekly opponents and that will benefit Butler who has more than 40 yards in the past two games with one touchdown. He is worth considering as an addition if your options are limited.

NEW ENGLAND 23 – SAN DIEGO 20

New England

Yards: Pass 159, Rush 51

Red Zone: 2-for-5, 40 percent (season: 13-for-25, 52 percent)

Drives: First Half: punt – three-and-out – Rob Gronkowski 1-yard touchdown – three-and-out – 40-yard field goal – three-and-out – 35-yard field goal. Second Half: BenJarvus Green-Ellis 1-yard touchdown – 35-yard field goal – turnover on downs at New England 48-yard line – ran out clock

Players:

TE – Aaron Hernandez: 8 Targets; 1 deep, 2 red zone – big plays for 18 and 24 yards.

WR – Deion Branch: 8 Targets; 2 deep – big play for 17 yards.

WR – Wes Welker: 6 Targets; 1 red zone.

WR – Ben Tate: 3 Targets; 1 red zone.

TE – Rob Gronkowski: 2 Targets; 1 red zone – big play for a 1-yard touchdown.

RB – BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 11 Rush; 4 red zone – big play for a 1-yard touchdown.

RB – Danny Woodhead: 8 Rush and 3 Targets; 2 red zone – big play for 16 yards.

Fantasy Impact:
Green-Ellis has not been consistent yardage-wise but he’s been consistent around the goal line with a touchdown in four straight games. Woodhead only has two less carries than Green-Ellis in the past two games but he also has been targeted 10 times and could be worth picking up as a speculative play as his number of touches has increased in the last two weeks to more of a split with Green-Ellis.

San Diego

Yards: Pass 336, Rush 38

Red Zone: 2-for-4, 50 percent (season: 15-for-29, 52 percent)

Drives: First Half: punt – 32-yard field goal – Kris Wilson fumble – Richard Goodman fumble – Philip Rivers fumble – interception on pass intended for Patrick Crayton – three-and-out – ran out clock. Second Half: 28-yard field goal – Antonio Gates 4-yard touchdown – (recover onside kick) Mike Tolbert 1-yard touchdown – miss 50-yard field goal.

Players:

WR – Patrick Crayton: 13 Targets; 4 deep, 2 red zone – big plays for 17 and 21 yards.

WR – Craig Davis: 10 Targets; 2 red zone – big play for 15 yards.

TE – Antonio Gates: 5 Targets; 1 deep, 2 red zone – big plays for 26 yards and a 4-yard touchdown.

WR – Seyi Ajirotutu: 2 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone – big play for 20 yards.

TE – Randy McMichael: 2 Targets.

WR – Richard Goodman: 1 Target; 1 deep – big play for 25 yards.

TE – Kris Wilson: 1 Target.

RB – Ryan Mathews: 8 Rush and 3 Targets; 1 red zone.

RB – Darren Sproles: 2 Rush and 9 Targets; 2 red zone.

FB – Mike Tolbert: 2 Rush and 2 Targets; 1 red zone – big play for a 1-yard touchdown.

FB – Jacob Hester: 1 Rush.

Fantasy Impact:
Malcom Floyd is expected to miss another game and Legedu Naanee might play this week. Naanee had become a non-factor before the injury and is someone to keep an eye on for now. Crayton has led the team with 20 targets, seven deep balls and 199 yards in the past two games. He has been consistent is worth picking up if available.

OAKLAND
59 – DENVER 14

Oakland

Yards: Pass 204, Rush 328

Red Zone: 5-for-6, 83 percent (season: 13-for-27, 48 percent)

Drives: First Half: Zach Miller 43-yard touchdown – (defense interception returned for touchdown) – Darren McFadden 4-yard touchdown – 31-yard field goal –McFadden 19-yard touchdown – punt –McFadden 4-yard touchdown – three-and-out – ran out clock. Second Half: Marcel Reece 1-yard touchdown –McFadden 57-yard touchdown – Michael Bush 1-yard touchdown – three-and-out – punt – ran out clock.

Players:

TE – Zach Miller: 6 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone – big plays for 17 yards and a 43-yard touchdown.

WR – Louis Murphy: 4 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone – big play for 20 yards.

WR – Jacoby Ford: 2 Rush and 3 Targets; 2 red zone – big play for 23 yards.

WR – Nick Miller: 1 Target; 1 deep – big play for 32 yards.

WR – Johnnie Higgins: 1 Target; 1 deep.

RB – Darren McFadden: 16 Rush and 2 Targets; 8 red zone – big plays for 16, 19, 40 yards, a 4-yard touchdown, a 4-yard touchdown, a 19-yard touchdown and a 57 yard touchdown.

RB – Michael Bush: 15 Rush and 1 Target; 2 red zone – big play for a 1-yard touchdown.

FB – Marcel Reece: 7 Rush and 3 Targets; 2 deep, 2 red zone – big plays for 19 yards and a 1-yard touchdown.

RB – Rock Cartwright: 5 Rush.

Fantasy Impact:
Miller is the only one producing in the passing game for the Raiders. Murphy is the only other presence but he has been inconsistent. He was hobbled by an injury but he is someone to keep an eye on as he did have 238 yards and a touchdown through the first three games.

Denver

Yards: Pass 198, Rush 75

Red Zone: 1-for-2, 50 percent (season: 10-for-26, 38 percent)

Drives: First Half: interception on pass intended for Jabar Gaffney Demaryius Thomas fumble – turnover on downs at Oakland 42-yard line – three-and-out – three-and-out – Kyle Orton fumble – three-and-out – Knowshon Moreno 7-yard touchdown. Second Half: Moreno 27 yard touchdown – three-and-out – three-and-out – three-and-out – three-and-out – turnover on downs at Oakland 1-yard line.

Players:

WR – Jabar Gaffney: 9 Targets; 2 deep, 2 red zone – big plays for 17 and 22 yards.

WR – Eddie Royal: 7 Targets; 2 deep – big play for 23 yards.

WR – Brandon Lloyd: 3 Targets; 3 deep – big play for 46 yards.

WR – Demaryius Thomas: 1 Rush and 1 Target.

WR – Eric Decker: 1 Target; 1 deep.

TE – Dan Gronkowski: 1 Target; 1 red zone.

RB – Knowshon Moreno: 14 Rush and 6 Targets; 4 red zone – big plays for a 7-yard touchdown and a 27-yard touchdown.

FB – Spencer Larsen: 1 Target – big play for 29 yards.

Fantasy Impact:
Royal only has 94 yards receiving in the last three games, but had 299 yards and two touchdowns in the first four games this year. The numbers may not look good but his targets have increased with 17 going his way the past two games. Owners may have grown frustrated and dropped him but he is someone to consider as a speculative play if available.

MINNESOTA
24 – GREEN BAY 28

Minnesota

Yards: Pass 212, Rush 196

Red Zone: 3-for-5, 60 percent (season: 9-for-17, 53 percent)

Drives: First Half: three-and-out – three-and-out – Percy Harvin 17-yard touchdown – Adrian Peterson 1-yard touchdown – 28-yard field goal. Second Half: interception on pass intended for Bernard Berrian – interception on pass intended for Randy MossMoss 4-yard touchdown – interception on pass intended for Harvin – turnover on downs at Green Bay 20-yard line.

Players:

WR – Percy Harvin: 3 Rush and 8 Targets; 2 deep, 2 red zone – big plays for 20, 37 yards and a 17-yard touchdown.

WR – Randy Moss: 7 Targets; 3 deep, 1 red zone – big play for a 4-yard touchdown.

TE – Visanthe Shiancoe: 6 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone.

WR – Bernard Berrian: 2 Targets; 1 deep – big play for 30 yards.

WR – Greg Lewis: 1 Target.

TE – Jimmy Kleinsasser: 1 Target, 1 red zone.

RB – Adrian Peterson: 28 Rush and 2 Targets; 4 red zone – big plays for 15, 17, 26 yards and a 1-yard touchdown.

RB – Toby Gerhart: 5 Rush and 2 Targets; 1 red zone.

Fantasy Impact:
Shiancoe was hobbled by an injury for a couple weeks, but looks like he’s moved past it after last week’s game. An owner may have grown frustrated and dropped him but he did have 162 yards and a touchdown in the first two games of the season. If he is available he is worth picking up as a speculative play.

Green Bay

Yards: Pass 295, Rush 84

Red Zone: 3-for-4, 75 percent (season: 13-for-21, 62 percent)

Drives: First Half: interception on pass intended for Dimitri Nance Brandon Jackson 1-yard touchdown – Andrew Quarless 9-yard touchdown – turnover on downs at Minnesota 37-yard line – interception on pass intended for Greg Jennings. Second Half: three-and-out – Jennings 14-yard touchdown – (defense returns interception for touchdown) – turnover on downs at Minnesota 34-yard line – punt – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Greg Jennings: 10 Targets; 2 deep – big plays for 15, 24 yards and a 14 yard touchdown.

WR – James Jones: 8 Targets; 3 deep – big plays for 17, 32 and 45 yards.

WR – Jordy Nelson: 7 Targets; 2 deep, 1 red zone.

TE – Andrew Quarless: 3 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone – big play for a 9-yard touchdown.

TE – Donald Lee: 2 Targets – big play for 16 yards.

WR – Donald Driver: 1 Target.

RB – Brandon Jackson: 13 Rush and 3 Targets; 3 red zone – big plays for 36 yards and a 1-yard touchdown.

FB – John Kuhn: 7 Rush.

RB – Dimitri Nance: 1 Target.

Fantasy Impact:
With Driver hobbled by a quadriceps injury last Sunday, Jones led the team in receiving with 107 yards. Jones has led the team in receiving in two of the past three games and may have separated himself from Nelson as the team’s third option. The upside is if Driver were to miss any significant time Jones would fill his spot so he is someone worth picking up as a speculative play. Nelson has been targeted seven times in each of the past two games but the production has not been consistent and he appears to be someone to keep an eye on for now.

NY GIANTS 41 – DALLAS 35

NY Giants

Yards: Pass 306, Rush 200

Red Zone: 3-for-4, 75 percent (season: 16-for-24, 67 percent)

Drives: First Half: interception on pass intended for Steve Smith – interception on pass intended for Hakeem Nicks Nicks 7-yard touchdown – Brandon Jacobs fumble – three-and-out – Nicks 8-yard touchdown – Smith 14-yard touchdown – 53-yard field goal. Second Half: Mario Manningham 25-yard touchdown – Jacobs 30-yard touchdown – three-and-out – punt – Ahmad Bradshaw fumble – interception on pass intended for Bear Pascoe – 26-yard field goal – ran out clock.

Players:

WR – Hakeem Nicks: 14 Targets; 4 deep, 2 red zone – big plays for 20, 20, 24 yards, a 7-yard touchdown and an 8-yard touchdown.

WR – Steve Smith: 11 Targets; 1 deep, 1 red zone – big plays for 15, 32 yards and a 14-yard touchdown.

WR – Mario Manningham: 4 Targets – big play for a 25-yard touchdown.

TE – Kevin Boss: 1 Target; 1 deep – big play for 23 yards.

WR – Ramses Barden: 1 Target.

TE – Travis Beckum: 1 Target.

TE – Bear Pascoe: 1 Target.

RB – Ahmad Bradshaw: 24 Rush and 2 Targets – big plays for 15, 22 and 22 yards.

RB – Brandon Jacobs: 12 Rush; 2 red zone – big play for a 30-yard touchdown

Fantasy Impact:
The Giants are on a bye in Week 8.

Dallas

Yards: Pass 226, Rush 41

Red Zone: 3-for-5, 60 percent (season: 11-for-18, 61 percent)

Drives: First Half: Jason Witten 4-yard touchdown – 41-yard field goal – Dez Bryant 93-yard kickoff return for touchdown – three-and-out – Witten fumble. Second Half: three-and-out – three-and-out – three-and-out – punt – turnover on downs at New York 6-yard line – Jon Kitna fumble – Bryant 15-yard touchdown and converted two-point attempt to Witten Bryant 15-yard touchdown.

Players:

TE – Jason Witten: 13 Targets; 2 red zone – big plays for 15, 24 yards, a 4-yard touchdown and a 2 point conversion.

WR – Miles Austin: 8 Targets; 1 deep, 2 red zone – big play for 17 yards.

WR – Dez Bryant: 7 Targets; 2 deep, 3 red zone – big plays for 19 yards, a 15-yard touchdown, a 15-yard touchdown and a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

WR – Roy Williams: 3 Targets; 2 red zone.

WR – Sam Hurd: 3 Targets; 1 red zone.

TE – Martellus Bennett: 1 Target; 1 red zone.

RB – Felix Jones: 9 Rush and 3 Targets – big plays for 17 and 25 yards.

RB – Marion Barber: 4 Rush and 1 Target; 4 red zone.

FB – Chris Gronkowski: 1 Target.

Fantasy Impact:
Bryant has seen his targets increase in the past two weeks while Williams has seen a decrease. Bryant has a rapport with Kitna already from practicing with the second team and Kitna showed he can still get the ball downfield so Bryant’s time could come now with a very favorable matchup this Sunday against Jacksonville.

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