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Week 12

Player Notes, Rumors and Quotes:

Steve Smith (CAR) did not play last Sunday and had figured to be limited in practice this week, but Coach John Fox said on Monday that he is likely to return in Week 12. – On Monday, Coach Tony Dungy said that he does not expect that Marvin Harrison (IND) will return to the field until Week 13. – TJ Houshmandzadeh (CIN) is likely to miss practice time this week after a back injury last Sunday, but he is expected to play in Week 12. – Chad Johnson (CIN) continues to be bothered by lingering ankle, knee and neck injuries. – Mike Williams (TEN) has had a disappointing career and will be reunited with another college connection in Offensive Coordinator Norm Chow at Tennessee. – Nate Washington (PIT) would get a boost in value with fellow wideout Santonio Holmes having a high ankle sprain and being unlikely to play a couple games.

Injury Watchlist: Players on the injury report that practiced and did not practice on Friday.

Javon Walker (DEN), Bernard Berrian (CHI), Jerry Porter (OAK), DJ Hackett (SEA), Ashley Lelie (SF), Michael Clayton (TB), Antwaan Randle El (WAS) and Santana Moss (WAS) all fully practiced on Friday. Santonio Holmes (PIT), Demetrius Williams (BAL), Plaxico Burress (NYG) and Reggie Williams (JAC) all did not practice on Friday.

Favorable Matchups:

HOU @ CLE: Cleveland ranks as the 2nd worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They are also ranked as the worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. Cleveland has allowed the most yards at 1,949 and the 3rd most touchdowns at 14 out of 23 or 60% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Cleveland allows a touchdown reception on 9% of converted receptions or every 10.57 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.40 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

TEN @ CIN: Cincinnati ranks as the worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They are also ranked as the 4th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. Cincinnati has allowed the 5th most yards at 1,773 and the most touchdowns at 17 out of 21 or 81% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Cincinnati allows a touchdown reception on 12% of converted receptions or every 8.17 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.70 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

CAR vs NO: New Orleans ranks as the 3rd worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They are also ranked as the 5th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. New Orleans has allowed the 3rd most yards at 1,882 yards and the 2nd most touchdowns at 15 out of 18 or 83% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. New Orleans allows a touchdown reception on 12% of converted receptions or every 8.13 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.50 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

Unfavorable Matchups:

WAS @ TB: Tampa Bay ranks as the 2nd best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They are also ranked as the best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Tampa Bay has allowed the 4th least amount of yards at 1,212 and the 2nd least amount of touchdowns at 4 out of 7 or 57% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Tampa Bay allows a touchdown reception on 4% of converted receptions or every 26.75 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.40 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season. 

KC vs OAK: Oakland ranks as the 4th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They are also ranked as the 3rd best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Oakland has allowed the least amount of yards at 1,149 and the 7th least amount of touchdowns at 7 out of 8 or 88% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Oakland allows a touchdown reception on 8% of converted receptions or every 11.85 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.70 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

MIA vs PIT: Pittsburgh ranks as the 3rd best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They are also ranked as the 5th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Pittsburgh has allowed the 3rd least amount of yards at 1,168 and the 3rd least amount of touchdowns at 5 out of 11 or 45% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Pittsburgh allows a touchdown reception on 5% of converted receptions or every 20.60 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.50 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

Watchlists: Players that may be available or are worth keeping an eye on.

Brandon Jones – TEN: Last Week: 5 targets, 3 receptions, 60%RC (reception conversion), 25 yards, 8.33 AYR (average yardage per reception), 1 touchdown. Jones has a strong play against Cincinnati this week. No one has stepped it up for the receiving corps in Tennessee and Jones was supposed to build off last year. Injuries have sidelined him for a couple games this year, but with QB Vince Young improving Jones could be the one to benefit down the stretch.

Biggest Bust Of The Year Watchlist: Ranked by ADP

Injury:

1. Javon Walker – DEN: 30 targets, 19 receptions, 64%RC, 230 yards, 12.11 AYR, 0 touchdown.

2. Marvin Harrison – IND: 32 targets, 20 receptions, 63%RC, 247 yards, 12.35 AYR, 1 touchdown.

3. Santana Moss – WAS: 62 targets, 33 receptions, 53%RC, 418 yards, 12.66 AYR, 1 touchdown.

4. Andre Johnson – HOU: 27 targets, 20 receptions, 74%RC, 382 yards, 19.10 AYR, 4 touchdowns.

Non-Injury:

1. Lee Evans – BUF: 74 targets, 39 receptions, 53%RC, 619 yards, 15.87 AYR, 2 touchdowns.

2. Reggie Brown – PHI: 68 targets, 32 receptions, 47%RC, 447 yards, 13.96 AYR, 1 touchdown.

Rookie Of The Year Watchlist:

1. Dwayne Bowe – KC: 70 targets, 45 receptions, 64%RC, 668 yards, 14.84 AYR, 4 touchdowns.

2. Calvin Johnson – DET: 41 targets, 24 receptions, 59%RC, 402 yards, 16.75 AYR, 3 touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown.

3. James Jones – GB: 56 targets, 35 receptions, 63%RC, 519 yards, 14.82 AYR, 2 touchdowns.

4. Sidney Rice – MIN: 37 targets, 20 receptions, 54%RC, 230 yards, 11.50 AYR, 2 touchdowns.

5. Laurent Robinson – ATL: 38 targets, 23 receptions, 61%RC, 236 yards, 10.26 AYR, 0 touchdowns.

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