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Week 16

Player Notes, Rumors and Quotes:

Laveranues Coles (NYJ) has shown that he is one of the leagues toughest players over the years and displayed that once again last Sunday. He started last Sunday against the Patriots despite having his ankle worked on Saturday at the team hotel and the portable trainer table he was on collapsed and aggravated his ankle injury. Coles left the game in the first quarter and said afterward that he just couldn’t do it. Coles was limited in practice on Wednesday and is unlikely to play this Sunday. – On Monday, Coach Tony Dungy said they would ideally like to have Marvin Harrison (IND) play in a game before the playoffs begin, but Team President Bill Polian later announced that Harrison would be ruled out for this Sunday. – Sidney Rice (MIN) has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle, but the injury looked more serious when he had to be carted off the field last Monday night. – Sinorice Moss (NYG) left last Sunday with a back injury. – Bernard Berrian (CHI) will have reduced fantasy value after Offensive Coordinator Ron Turner indicated on Tuesday that QB Kyle Orton, who was horrible on Monday night, will start the final 2 games for the Bears. – Terry Glenn is scheduled to have his surgically repaired knee drained this week and hopes to make his debut this Saturday night, while Head Coach Wade Phillips said on Tuesday that Glenn finally “feels like he is ready to go.” – Coach Herm Edwards said on Tuesday that Dwayne Bowe (KC) “hit a wall” about three weeks ago. – Roy Williams (DET) was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday. – Javon Walker (DEN) saw extensive action for the first time in months last Sunday and put in a full practice on Wednesday. – DJ Hackett (SEA) did some limited work in practice on Wednesday, but did not participate in team drills and looks unlikely to return this week. – Anquan Boldin (ARI) and Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) are both listed as day-to-day but barring any setbacks both figure to start this week.

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: SD, SEA – ARI: Anquan Boldin (toe), Larry Fitzgerald (groin) – ATL: Joe Horn (foot) – BAL: Demetrius Williams (ankle) – CAR: Steve Smith (illness), Keary Colbert (knee) – CIN: Chris Henry (ankle) – DAL: Terry Glenn (knee) – DEN: Javon Walker (knee), Brandon Stokley (knee) – DET: Troy Walters (concussion) – GB: Koren Robinson (knee) – IND: Marvin Harrison (knee), Craphonso Thorpe (illness) – KC: Eddie Kennison (ribs) – MIN: Sidney Rice (ankle) – NYG: Plaxico Burress (ankle), Sinorice Moss (back) – NYJ: Laveranues Coles (ankle), Jerricho Cotchery (finger), Justin McCairens (thigh), Brad Smith (back) – OAK: Jerry Porter (team decision), Tim Dwight (hamstring) – PHI: Reggie Brown (knee) – SF: Arnaz Battle (ankle) – TB: Joey Galloway (team decision) – WAS: Santana Moss (illness) —– Wednesday Practice —– LIMITED: DJ Hackett (SEA), Koren Robinson (GB), Jerricho Cotchery (NYJ), Justin McCairens (NYJ), Laveranues Coles (NYJ), Larry Fitzgerald (ARI), Anquan Boldin (ARI), Steve Smith (CAR) —– DID NOT PRACTICE: Joe Horn (ATL), Chris Henry (CIN), Demetrius Williams (BAL), Sidney Rice (MIN), Reggie Brown (PHI), Marvin Harrison (IND), Eddie Kennison (KC), Troy Walters (DET), Devin Hester (CHI), Keary Colbert (CAR), Sinorice Moss (NYG), Plaxico Burress (NYG)

Favorable Matchups:

SEA vs BAL: Over the last 3 weeks, Baltimore ranks as the 3rd worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They also rank as the 3rd worst fantasy group against the quarterback over the last 3 weeks. During this time they have allowed the 5th most amount of yards at 563, averaging 187.66 yards per game to the receivers and 6 out of 7 passing touchdowns allowed have gone to the receivers. Baltimore has allowed 2.00 touchdowns on an average of 17% of converted receptions or every 5.83 receptions on average to the receivers during the last 3 weeks.

ARI vs ATL: Over the last 3 weeks, Atlanta ranks as the 4th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They also rank as the 5th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position over the last 3 weeks. During this time they have allowed the 8th most amount of yards at 501, averaging 167.00 yards per game to the receivers and 5 out of 7 passing touchdowns allowed have gone to the receivers. Atlanta has allowed 1.66 touchdowns on an average of 13% of converted receptions or every 7.60 receptions on average to the receivers during the last 3 weeks.

DET vs KC: Over the last 3 weeks, Kansas City ranks as the 6th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They also rank as the 6th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position over the last 3 weeks. During this time they have allowed the 17th most amount of yards at 422, averaging 140.66 yards per game to the receivers and 6 out of 7 passing touchdowns allowed have gone to the receivers. Kansas City has allowed 2.00 touchdowns on an average of 22% of converted receptions or every 4.50 receptions on average to the receivers during the last 3 weeks.

Unfavorable Matchups:

TEN vs NYJ: Over the last 3 weeks, New York ranks as the 2nd best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They also rank as the 2nd best fantasy group against the quarterback position over the last 3 weeks. During this time they have allowed the 2nd least amount of yards at 276, averaging 92.00 yards per game to the receivers and only 1 out of 2 passing touchdowns allowed have gone to the receivers. New York has only allowed 0.33 touchdowns on an average of 4% of converted receptions or every 25.00 receptions on average to the receivers during the last 3 weeks.

WAS @ MIN: Over the last 3 weeks, Minnesota ranks as the 5th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They also rank as the 5th best fantasy group against the quarterback position over the last 3 weeks. During this time they have allowed the 9th least amount of yards at 377, averaging 125.66 yards per game to the receivers and only 1 out of 2 passing touchdowns allowed have gone to the receivers. Minnesota has only allowed 0.33 touchdowns on an average of 3% of converted receptions or every 38.00 receptions on average to the receivers during the last 3 weeks.

NYG @ BUF: Over the last 3 weeks, Buffalo ranks as the 3rd best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They also rank as the best fantasy group against the quarterback position over the last 3 weeks. During this time they have allowed the 5th least amount of yards at 361, averaging 120.33 yards per game to the receivers and 0 passing touchdowns have been allowed to the receivers. – On the other side of the ball over the last 3 weeks, New York ranks as the best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They also rank as the 3rd best fantasy group against the quarterback position over the last 3 weeks. During this time they have allowed the 3rd least amount of yards at 326, averaging 108.66 yards per game to the receivers and 0 passing touchdowns have been allowed to the receivers.

Biggest Bust Of The Year Watchlist: Ranked by ADP

Injury:

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

Non-injury:

1. Lee Evans – BUF: 105 targets, 51 receptions, 49% RC, 804 yards 15.76 ARY, 4 touchdowns

2. Reggie Brown – PHI: 98 targets, 50 receptions, 51% RC, 624 yards, 12.48 ARY, 3 touchdowns

Rookie Of The Year Watchlist:

1. Dwayne Bowe – KC: 103 targets, 61 receptions, 59% RC, 885 yards, 14.50 ARY, 4 touchdowns

2. Calvin Johnson – DET: 78 targets, 42 receptions, 54% RC, 655 yards, 15.60 ARY, 4 touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown

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