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Week 13

Player Notes, Rumors and Quotes:

Javon Walker (DEN) returned to the lineup last Sunday, but only played 8 snaps. Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that he has made some strides and should see significantly increased playing time in Week 13. Walker went through a limited practice on Wednesday, so monitor closely. – Brandon Stokley (DEN) sat out practice on Wednesday and Coach Mike Shanahan said that “he’s a little banged up.” – Patrick Crayton (DAL) practiced on Monday and said that he expects to be good to go for Thursday’s game, he also put in a full practice on Tuesday. – Terry Glenn (DAL) has already been ruled out for Thursday’s night game. – Laveranues Coles (NYJ) was seen walking gingerly on Monday and would need more healing time to play in Week 13. – Like most of the season Plaxico Burress (NYG) sat out practice on Wednesday. In Week 12 he looked like he was playing at far less than full strength and now is reportedly suffering from knee problems in addition to his season-long ankle injury. He could be in danger of missing this week or being hampered by his injuries and his condition should be monitored closely. – Santonio Holmes (PIT) sat out practice on Wednesday, but Coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he’s cautiously optimistic about his chances of playing in Week 13. – Troy Brown (NE) was activated from Physically Unable to Perform list on Tuesday. – Marvin Harrison (IND) sat out Wednesday’s practice and when asked about Harrison’s chances of playing in Week 13, QB Peyton Manning said he wouldn’t count on it.

Injury Watchlist: A list of injuries reported throughout the week, some teams did not report and player status will be reported when the official injury report is released on Friday.

Teams that did not report: BAL, DEN, SD, SF, SEA. – ARI: Jerheme Urban (heel) – ATL: Joe Horn (hamstring, foot) – BUF: Roscoe Parrish (illness) – CAR: Dwayne Jarrett (knee) – CHI: Devin Hester (foot) – CIN: TJ Houshmandzadeh (back) – CLE: Braylon Edwards (hamstring) – DAL: Terry Glenn (knee), Patrick Crayton (ankle) – GB: Ruvell Martin (ankle) – HOU: Andre Johnson (knee) – IND: Marvin Harrison (knee) – JAC: Dennis Northcutt (foot), John Broussard (ankle) – MIN: Troy Williamson (concussion) – NE: Wes Welker (team decision) – NYG: Plaxico Burress (ankle, knee), Steve Smith (hamstring) – NYJ: Laveranues Coles (ankle), Jerricho Cotchery (finger), Brad Smith (back), Chris Davis (shoulder) – PHI: Greg Lewis (chest) – PIT: Hines Ward (team decision), Santonio Holmes (ankle) – STL: Torry Holt (knee), Drew Bennett (hamstring), Dante Hall (ankle) – TB: Joey Galloway (team decision) – WAS: Santana Moss (heel), Antwaan Randle El (hamstring), James Thrash (ankle) — Wednesday Practice: Full – Anthony Gonzalez (IND), Jerry Porter (OAK) and Brad Smith (NYJ) – Limited: Drew Bennett (STL), Laveranues Coles (NYJ), Santana Moss (WAS), Antwaan Randle El (WAS), Dennis Northcutt (JAC), Troy Williamson (MIN), Joe Horn (ATL), Steve Smith (NYG), Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) and Greg Lewis (PHI) – Did Not Practice: Marvin Harrison (IND), Hines Ward (PIT), Santonio Holmes (PIT), Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ), James Thrash (WAS), Braylon Edwards (CLE), Devin Hester (CHI), Plaxico Burress (NYG), Dwayne Jarrett (CAR), TJ Houshmandzadeh (CIN) and Dante Hall (STL)

Favorable Matchups:

CLE @ ARI: Arizona ranks as the 7th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They also rank as the 14th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. Arizona has allowed the 8th most yards at 1,812 and the 6th most touchdowns at 13 out of 15 or 87% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Arizona allows a touchdown reception on 9% of converted receptions or every 11.23 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.18 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season. On the other side of the field, Cleveland is the worst fantasy group against the receiver and quarterback position on a per game basis for the season. Cleveland has allowed the 2nd most yards at 2,116 and 15 out of 25 or 60% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Cleveland allows a touchdown reception on 9% of converted receptions or every 10.73 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.36 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

DET @ MIN: Minnesota ranks as the 4th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They also rank as the 4th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. Minnesota has allowed the most yards at 2,164 and the 9th most touchdowns at 12 out of 15 or 80% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Minnesota allows a touchdown reception on 8% of converted receptions or every 12.08 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.09 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

CHI vs NYG: The Giants are ranked as the 10th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They are also ranked as the 11th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. The Giants have allowed the 18th most yards at 1,639 and the 7th most touchdowns at 13 out of 18 or 72% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. The Giants allow a touchdown reception on 12% of converted receptions or every 8.61 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.18 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season. Over the last 3 weeks the Giants are ranked as the 2nd worst fantasy group against the receiver position. They have allowed the 3rd most yards at 640 and the 3rd most touchdowns (5) per reception.

Unfavorable Matchups:

JAC @ IND: Indianapolis is ranked as the best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They are also ranked as the 4th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Indianapolis has  allowed the least amount of yards at 1,160 and the 4th least amount of touchdowns at 6 out of 10 or 60% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Indianapolis has allowed a touchdown reception on 6% of converted receptions or every 17.83 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.55 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

DEN @ OAK: Oakland ranks as the 4th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They also rank as the 2nd best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Oakland has allowed the 2nd least amount of yards at 1,243 and the 5th least touchdowns at 7 out of 8 or 88% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Oakland has allowed a touchdown reception on 8% of converted receptions or every 12.85 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.63 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season. 

SD @ KC: Kansas City ranks as the 7th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They also rank as the 6th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Kansas City has allowed the 9th least amount of yards at 1,453 and the least amount of touchdowns at 3 out of 9 or 33% of passing touchdowns to the receivers. Kansas City has allowed a touchdown reception on 2% of converted receptions or every 44.66 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.27 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

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 touchdowns

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

3. Andre Johnson – HOU: 34 targets, 23 receptions, 68%RC, 419 yards, 18.21 AYR, 4 touchdowns

4. Santana Moss – WAS: 73 targets, 38 receptions, 52%RC, 455 yards, 11.97 AYR, 1 touchdown

Non-injury:

1. Lee Evans – BUF: 81 targets, 41 receptions, 51%RC, 638 yards, 15.56 AYR, 2 touchdowns

2. Reggie Brown – PHI: 77 targets, 37 receptions, 48%RC, 492 yards, 13.29 AYR, 2 touchdowns

Rookie Of The Year Watchlist:

1. Dwayne Bowe – KC: 77 targets, 49 receptions, 64%RC, 731 yards, 14.91 AYR, 4 touchdowns

2. Calvin Johnson – DET: 56 targets, 31 receptions, 55%RC, 485 yards, 15.64 AYR, 4 touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown

3. James Jones – GB: 63 targets, 40 receptions, 63%RC, 594 yards, 14.85 AYR, 2 touchdowns

4. Sidney Rice – MIN: 41 targets, 23 receptions, 56%RC, 312 yards, 13.56 AYR, 3 touchdowns

5. Laurent Robinson – ATL: 43 targets, 23 receptions, 53%RC, 236 yards, 10.26 AYR, 0 touchdowns

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