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Week 15

Player Notes, Rumors and Quotes:

Laveranues Coles (NYJ) played through an ankle injury last Sunday, limping throughout the game but caught 7 passes for 48 yards. Then Coles reportedly had to be helped off the podium after his post-game press conference. Coles, who has always been a good bet to play through pain, was limited in practice on Wednesday and remains likely to play this Sunday. – Jabar Gaffney (NE) started over Donte Stallworth last Sunday. Gaffney played a season high 42 plays and caught 7 passes for 122 yards. – DJ Hackett (SEA) is reportedly ahead of schedule, but has been ruled out for Week 15. – Anquan Boldin (ARI) sat out Wednesdays practice while wearing a walking boot for his dislocated toe. Boldin looks unlikely to play this Sunday despite repeatedly saying he hopes to play. – Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) played through a groin injury last Sunday because of a custom-made girdle (?), but was reportedly moving gingerly while being limited in practice on Wednesday. – Asked Wednesday about Marvin Harrison’s (IND) status, Peyton Manning said; “Nobody really has any clue around here about Marvin and what’s going on there. I don’t know anything and I don’t think anybody else knows anything.” – Ike Hilliard (TB) was limited in practice on Wednesday and Coach John Gruden said afterward that “he’s just a sore guy” – Patrick Crayton (DAL) wore a walking boot earlier this week, but an MRI came back negative and he was able to fully practice on Wednesday.

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: ATL, CHI, MIN, NE, NO, SD, SEA – ARI: Anquan Boldin (toe), Larry Fitzgerald (groin) – BAL: Demetrius Williams (ankle) – CAR: Keary Colbert (knee), Dwayne Jarrett (knee) – CLE: Joe Jurevicius (knee) – DAL: Terry Glenn (knee), Patrick Crayton (ankle) – DET: Roy Williams (knee), Troy Walters (concussion) – GB: Koren Robinson (knee) – IND: Marvin Harrison (knee) – MIA: Marty Booker (knee) – NYG: Plaxico Burress (ankle) – NYJ: Laveranues Coles (ankle), Jerricho Cotchery (finger), Justin McCareins (thigh) – OAK: Jerry Porter (team decision) – PHI: Reggie Brown (shin) – PIT: Hines Ward (team decision) – SF: Arnaz Battle (ankle) – STL: Brandon Williams (ankle) – TB: Joey Galloway (team decision), Ike Hilliard (back) – TEN: Brandon Jones (groin) – WAS: James Thrash (ankle) —– Wednesday Practice: Full – Marty Booker (MIA), Brad Smith (NYJ), Patrick Crayton (DAL), James Thrash (WAS), Steve Smith (NYG) and Santonio Holmes (PIT) – Limited – Ike Hilliard (TB), Arnaz Battle (SF), Justin McCareins (NYJ), Laveranues Coles (NYJ), Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ), Koren Robinson (GB), and Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) – Did Not Practice – Roy Williams (DET), Plaxico Burress (NYG), Anquan Boldin (ARI), Brandon Jones (TEN), Joe Jurevicius (CLE), Marvin Harrison (IND), Demetrius Williams (BAL), TJ Houshmandzadeh (CIN), Keary Colbert (CAR) and Mushin Muhammad (CHI)

Favorable Matchups:

ARI @ NO: New Orleans ranks as the worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They also rank as the 3rd worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. New Orleans has allowed the 3rd most yards at 2,402 and they’re tied with the 2nd most touchdowns allowed at 17 out of 22 or 77% of passing touchdowns allowed going to the receivers. New Orleans allows a touchdown reception on 10% of converted receptions or every 9.52 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.30 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

CIN @ SF: San Francisco ranks as the 11th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They also rank in the middle at 16th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. San Francisco has allowed the 13th most yards at 2,051 and they’re tied with the 5th most touchdowns allowed at 13 out of 20 or 65% of passing touchdowns allowed going to the receivers. San Francisco has allowed a touchdown reception on 8% of converted receptions or every 12.92 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 1.00 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season. 

DAL vs PHI: Philadelphia ranks as the 9th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They rank as the 10th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. Philadelphia has allowed the 4th most yards at 2,228 and they’re tied with the 6th most touchdowns allowed at 12 out of 16 or 75% of passing touchdowns allowed going to the receivers. Philadelphia allows a touchdown reception on 7% of converted receptions or every 14.00 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.92 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

Unfavorable Matchups:

ATL @ TB: Tampa Bay ranks as the 2nd 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. Tampa Bay has only allowed the 3rd least amount of yards at 1,592 and they’re tied at the 3rd least touchdowns allowed at 8 out of 13 or 61% of passing touchdowns allowed going to the receivers. Tampa Bay allows a touchdown reception on 6% of converted receptions or every 18.00 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.62 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

PIT vs JAC: Jacksonville ranks as the 9th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They rank as the 11th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. Jacksonville has allowed the 14th most yards at 2,018 and they have the least touchdowns allowed at 6 out of 15 or 40% of passing touchdowns allowed going to the receivers. Jacksonville allows a touchdown reception on 4% of converted receptions or every 25.66 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.46 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

DET @ SD:  San Diego ranks as the 10th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis for the season. They also rank as the 9th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. San Diego has allowed the 16th most yards at 1,940 and they’re tied at the 3rd least touchdowns allowed at 8 out of 17 or 47% of passing touchdowns allowed going to the receivers. San Diego allows a touchdown reception on 5% of converted receptions or every 18.75 receptions on average to the receivers. Totaling 0.62 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position on average for the season.

Biggest Bust Of The Year Watchlist: Ranked by ADP

Injury:

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

Non-injury:

1. Lee Evans – BUF: 93 targets, 47 receptions, 51%RC, 768 yards, 16.34 AYR, 4 touchdowns

2. Reggie Brown – PHI: 91 targets, 46 receptions, 51%RC, 589 yards, 12.80 AYR, 2 touchdowns

Rookie Of The Year Watchlist:

1. Dwayne Bowe – KC: 94 targets, 56 receptions, 60%RC, 821 yards, 14.66 AYR, 4 touchdowns

2. Calvin Johnson – DET: 67 targets, 37 receptions, 55%RC, 553 yards, 14.95 AYR, 4 touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown

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