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Footballguys #239 - 12/16 - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #239 -- Sunday Night, December 16th, 2018

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Howdy Folks,

Good Monday to you. We've got some News and Notes so let's get to that but first a big congratulations to my Buddy and Footballguys DFS Staffer, Steve Buzzard. He won the FanDuel WFFC Live Final yesterday and took home the $500,000 first prize. Congrats Steve!

Now let's get to it.

J

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. SEA - RB Chris Carson runs wild in loss

2. IND - One catch for TE Eric Ebron

3. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton finishes with 85 yards

4. IND - RB Marlon Mack gashes Dallas

5. MIA - WR Kenny Stills posts just one grab

6. IND - QB Andrew Luck held out of end zone

7. DAL - WR Amari Cooper held in check

8. MIA - RB Kalen Ballage makes most of chance

9. DAL - RB Ezekiel Elliott piles up yards in loss

10. DAL - QB Dak Prescott struggles in loss

11. CIN - WR Tyler Boyd finishes with 38 yards, TD

12. CIN - RB Joe Mixon runs for 129 yards, two TDs

13. CIN - DE Sam Hubbard gets to QB twice

14. OAK - TE Jared Cook held in check

15. OAK - WR Jordy Nelson ends up with 88 yards

16. ATL - WR Julio Jones finds paydirt again

17. ATL - QB Matt Ryan effective in win

18. OAK - QB Derek Carr posts 263 yards, TD

19. CHI - TE Trey Burton gets into end zone

20. CHI - RB Tarik Cohen totals 10 touches

21. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman shines in Week 15

22. CHI - RB Jordan Howard runs for 60 yards, score

23. CHI - QB Mitchell Trubisky tosses two TDs

24. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald plugs away

25. JAX - RB Leonard Fournette finishes with 46 yards

26. GB - WR Davante Adams goes over 100 yards

27. ARI - RB David Johnson quietly contributes

28. GB - RB Jamaal Williams runs for 55 yards, TD

29. BUF - WR Isaiah McKenzie gets involved

30. BUF - Robert Foster leads the way once again

31. BUF - QB Josh Allen accounts for 2 TDs

32. WAS - QB Josh Johnson has decent performance

33. NYG - TE Evan Engram catches eight passes

34. NYG - RB Saquon Barkley posts 56 total yards

35. DET - WR Kenny Golladay shines vs. tough matchup

36. TEN - WR Corey Davis posts 33 yards

37. TEN - RB Derrick Henry accounts for two TDs

38. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota finishes with 99 total yards

39. BAL - RB Kenneth Dixon rushes for 48 yards

40. BAL - Gus Edwards continues strong play

41. BAL - QB Lamar Jackson posts over 200 total yards

42. TB - WR Chris Godwin held off stat sheet

43. TB - WR Mike Evans surpasses 100-yard mark

44. TB - RB Peyton Barber reaches end zone

45. TB - QB Jameis Winston struggles in Week 15

46. CIN - Knee injury for WR Tyler Boyd


1. SEA - RB Chris Carson runs wild in loss

Source: ESPN.com

Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson finished with 22 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 29 yards in a 26-23 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15.

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Without Rashaad Penny in the lineup, Carson dominated touches in the backfield and came through for fantasy teams. He had a high effort touchdown on a fourth and goal that appeared to be stopped, and looked as fresh as he did in Week 1. He'll be a high ceiling RB2 against the Chiefs next week.

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2. IND - One catch for TE Eric Ebron

Source: ESPN.com

Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron caught one of his three targets for eight yards in a 23-0 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.

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Ebron was a bust because the Colts just didn't need to pass much to win this one. He'll still be a boom/bust TE1 next week and his teams might have advanced anyway because tight end was a barren position this week.

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3. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton finishes with 85 yards

Source: ESPN.com

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton caught five of his eight targets for 85 yards in a 23-0 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.

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Hilton was a game-time decision but didn't seem to be harmed by his ankle issue (or any number of other injuries he has been dealing with this year. He'll be a low-end WR1 next week against the Giants, assuming his mounting injuries don't prevent him from playing.

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4. IND - RB Marlon Mack gashes Dallas

Source: ESPN.com

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack rushed 27 times for 139 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 10 yards in a 23-0 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.

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Mack was one of the biggest hits of Week 15. He had his starting center Ryan Kelly back and looked quick and swift through the hole. He'll be a solid RB2 next week against the Giants.

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5. MIA - WR Kenny Stills posts just one grab

Source: 1 No Source

Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills managed just one catch for 17 yards on three targets in Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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So much for Stills being back in our lineups after a big Week 14. He'll be a boom/bust WR3/Flex back in Miami where the Dolphins play much better, but against a Bills defense that can be tough to crack with a strong #1 corner in Tre'Davious White.

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6. IND - QB Andrew Luck held out of end zone

Source: ESPN.com

Dallas Cowboys QB Andrew Luck completed 16 of his 27 passes for 192 yards in a 23-0 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.

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Luck was a dud in this one in part because the Cowboys and his defense never allowed this to become a competitive game. He'll still be a QB1 against the Giants next week for teams that survived his small stat line.

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7. DAL - WR Amari Cooper held in check

Source: ESPN.com

Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper caught four of his seven passes for 32 yards and added an 11-yard run in a 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15.

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Cooper looked like a potential week winner coming into this one, but instead he picked a terrible week to have a dud. The Colts defense also took away DeAndre Hopkins last week although they may dodge Odell Beckham.

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8. MIA - RB Kalen Ballage makes most of chance

Source: 1 No Source

Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage racked up 12 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings.

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The rookie showed outstanding speed on a long touchdown run and certainly made a case to be a big part of the 2019 Dolphins backfield in this one. Kenyan Drake just can't seem to get the coaching staff's trust even though Frank Gore left injured in this game.

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9. DAL - RB Ezekiel Elliott piles up yards in loss

Source: ESPN.com

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott carried 18 times for 87 yards and caught seven passes for 41 yards in a 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. He also lost a fumble.

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Elliott was playing well and the only good thing in the Cowboys offense despite getting banged up. He should have a much better shot at touchdowns against the Bucs defense that the Ravens ran ragged in Week 15.

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10. DAL - QB Dak Prescott struggles in loss

Source: ESPN.com

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 24 of his 39 passes for 206 yards and an interception in a 23-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15.

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The Colts defense is starting to stiffen up at the right time of year. Prescott looked like a high ceiling play this week, and he will against the Bucs next week, but you might hesitate if you started him this week and advanced anyway.

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11. CIN - WR Tyler Boyd finishes with 38 yards, TD

Source: 1 No Source

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd ended up with four grabs, 38 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders.

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Boyd also left the game with a knee injury. His outlook is dim for next week's game against the Browns after he was quickly ruled out of this one.

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12. CIN - RB Joe Mixon runs for 129 yards, two TDs

Source: The Athletic - Jay Morrison

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 27 times for a career-high 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders and he had a pair of grabs for just one yard on four targets.

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Mixon was all the offense the Bengals needed in this one. If the offense settles down around him next year, he could be a top five fantasy back and he's a candidate to go in the first round. He'll be a strong RB1 play against the Browns next week.

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13. CIN - DE Sam Hubbard gets to QB twice

Source: 1 No Source

Cincinnati Bengals DE Sam Hubbard finished with two solo tackles, two sacks and a tackle for loss and three quarterback hits in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders.

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He even had an end zone target on offense. The Bengals have hit with a defensive draft pick again and Hubbard should be a long-term starter for them.

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14. OAK - TE Jared Cook held in check

Source: 1 No Source

Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook managed just two grabs for 23 yards on five targets in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Cook was coming on over the last month plus to be a reliable play and then this happened in what looked like a great matchup. If you survived it, he has an even better matchup against the Broncos next week and should be in your lineup.

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15. OAK - WR Jordy Nelson ends up with 88 yards

Source: 1 No Source

Oakland Raiders WR Jordy Nelson registered six grabs for a game-high 88 yards on eight targets in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Nelson has been productive lately and is in PPR desperation play consideration against the Broncos next week.

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16. ATL - WR Julio Jones finds paydirt again

Source: NFL.com

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones caught six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown on eight targets against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15.

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Jones got banged up in this one, missing the second half with a rib injury, but still came through. He could be a league winner against the Panthers next week as long as this injury doesn't sideline him.

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17. ATL - QB Matt Ryan effective in win

Source: NFL.com

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 231 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions on 22-for-36 passing against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. He added 18 yards and a rushing touchdown.

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Ryan came through for fantasy teams with one of the biggest quarterback games in a quiet passing week around the league. He hasn't been as good on the road this year at times, but he'll still be worth consideration against Carolina next week.

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18. OAK - QB Derek Carr posts 263 yards, TD

Source: 1 No Source

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 21-of-38 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Carr wasn't a bust in Week 15 quarterback terms but he wasn't a hit either. He'll be at home where his best games have come this year against a Broncos team that just got eliminated from the playoffs.

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19. CHI - TE Trey Burton gets into end zone

Source: 1 No Source

Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton posted four grabs for 36 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Burton was the only tight end or wide receiver for the Bears that delivered a strong game because Mitchell Trubisky spread the ball around and only threw the ball 28 times. He'll be a low TE1 against the 49ers.

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20. CHI - RB Tarik Cohen totals 10 touches

Source: 1 No Source

Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen posted five runs for 21 yards and he added a five receptions for 31 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Cohen could have had a second score if he had turned a reception in the red zone upfield instead of going out of bounds. He'll be a PPR RB2 against the 49ers next week.

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21. ATL - RB Tevin Coleman shines in Week 15

Source: NFL.com

Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman ran 11 times for 145 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 win against the Arizona Cardinals. He didn't catch his lone target.

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Coleman had another long touchdown called back by penalty. His speed was a big factor against a poor Cardinals run defense and might encourage us to give him a flex look against the Panthers next week. Todd Gurley will get the Cardinals next week and likely put up huge numbers with the Rams still having a lot to play for.

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22. CHI - RB Jordan Howard runs for 60 yards, score

Source: 1 No Source

Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard ran 19 times for 60 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers and he added a 15-yard catch.

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Howard was a focal point of the offense as the Bears nursed a lead for most of the game. He'll be a low ceiling RB2 against the 49ers next week.

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23. CHI - QB Mitchell Trubisky tosses two TDs

Source: 1 No Source

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 20-of-28 passes for 235 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Trubisky was sharp against the Packers and might have had a bigger game if Aaron Rodgers had been more effective and forced a higher scoring game script. He'll be a high ceiling QB1 against the 49ers next week.

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24. ARI - WR Larry Fitzgerald plugs away

Source: NFL.com

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught seven of eight targets for 82 yards in the Week 15 loss at the Atlanta Falcons.

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Fitzgerald ended up delivering in PPR leagues only because Mike Glennon came in to relieve a struggling Josh Rosen. He'll be a low ceiling WR3/Flex against the Rams next week.

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25. JAX - RB Leonard Fournette finishes with 46 yards

Source: NFL.com

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette rushed for 46 yards on 11 carries against the Washington Redskins in Week 15. He also caught three passes for 18 yards during the game.

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Fournette wasn't able to get his usual volume despite a close game throughout because the Jaguars couldn't sustain any drives against Washington. He'll still be a tempting RB2 against Miami next week if you survived this game.

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26. GB - WR Davante Adams goes over 100 yards

Source: NFL

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams registered eight receptions for 119 yards and 13 targets in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears.

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Adams has been playing through nicks and bumps and producing every week in a subpar Packers offense. He'll be a strong play against the Jets secondary that DeAndre Hopkins lit up on Saturday.

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27. ARI - RB David Johnson quietly contributes

Source: NFL.com

Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 11 times for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 loss at the Atlanta Falcons. Johnson chipped in three receptions for 68 yards on six targets.

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Johnson got most of production on one early drive and it looked like he might finally have that big game we've been waiting for, but turnovers doomed the Cardinals and Johnson's production petered out. He was still better than expected, but faces the tough Rams defense next week.

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28. GB - RB Jamaal Williams runs for 55 yards, TD

Source: 1 No Source

Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams rushed 12 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Chicago Packers and he hauled in four receptions for 42 yards on five targets.

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Williams wasn't in any lineups, but he got an opportunity after Aaron Jones left with a knee injury. Jones is unlikely to go next week which makes Williams a pickup in leagues that still have open waiver wires and an RB2 against the Jets.

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29. BUF - WR Isaiah McKenzie gets involved

Source: NFL.com

Buffalo Bills WR Isaiah McKenzie saw a team-high seven targets, catching six for 53 yards against the Detroit Lions in Week 15.

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McKenzie is working the short and intermediate areas and could be a worthy desperation play as a WR3/Flex against the Patriots next week. Check the practice reports this week as he had to leave the game on a cart with an injury, but eventually returned.

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30. BUF - Robert Foster leads the way once again

Source: NFL.com

Buffalo Bills WR Robert Foster caught four of five targets for 108 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Detroit Lions.

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Foster is a deep threat on the rise. He was undrafted because Alabama barely used him, but Josh Allen is giving him chances to made plays and Foster is delivering. He's in WR3/Flex consideration on the road against the Patriots next week.

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31. BUF - QB Josh Allen accounts for 2 TDs

Source: NFL.com

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen completed 13 of 26 passes for 204 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, adding 16 yards rushing and a score against the Detroit Lions in Week 15.

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Allen got off to a good start as a passer and was able to score even though he didn't have many big gains as a runner. He'll be a bona fide QB1 against the Patriots next week.

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32. WAS - QB Josh Johnson has decent performance

Source: NFL.com

Washington Redskins QB Josh Johnson went 16-for-25 for 151 yards and one touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15. He also rushed for 49 yards on nine carries during the game.

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Johnson sets up as a desperation QB2/Superflex against the Titans next week. He wasn't a bust, which is more than you can say for some starting quarterbacks today.

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33. NYG - TE Evan Engram catches eight passes

Source: NFL.com

New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught eight passes for 75 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15.

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Engram almost had a garbage time touchdown, but Eli Manning underthrew him in the end zone. He's back to being a TE1 against the Colts next week.

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34. NYG - RB Saquon Barkley posts 56 total yards

Source: NFL.com

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 31 yards on 14 carries against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15. He also caught four passes for 25 yards during the game.

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Barkley got a lot of teams this far in the fantasy playoffs, but he didn't help teams in Week 15. The Giants offense is sputtering without Odell Beckham and it's hurting Barkley's outlook. He'll get a resurgent Colts defense next week.

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35. DET - WR Kenny Golladay shines vs. tough matchup

Source: NFL.com

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught seven of eight targets for 146 yards in Week 15 at the Buffalo Bills.

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Golladay bounced back in a big way in a very tough matchup. Minnesota is up next week and will also be a tough matchup, but Golladay reminded us of his ceiling today.

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36. TEN - WR Corey Davis posts 33 yards

Source: NFL.com

Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis caught three passes for 33 yards against the New York Giants in Week 15.

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Davis has either been a fantasy bust or a fantasy WR1 this year. He is still on the way up as a player but needs a consistent Marcus Mariota and offense around him to become a consistent fantasy player.

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37. TEN - RB Derrick Henry accounts for two TDs

Source: NFL.com

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries against the New York Giants in Week 15.

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The Titans clearly had a game plan to feed Henry as much as he could handle and it worked. December football is tailor made for Henry and he should be in lineups against Washington next week.

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38. TEN - QB Marcus Mariota finishes with 99 total yards

Source: NFL.com

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota went 12-for-20 for 88 yards against the New York Giants in Week 15. He also rushed for 11 yards on two carries during the game.

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Mariota wasn't really needed or effective in the downpour during Week 15. He's only a low ceiling QB2/Superflex against Washington next week.

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39. BAL - RB Kenneth Dixon rushes for 48 yards

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon rushed for 48 yards on 11 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15.

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Dixon ran with great determination and burst, but was the second back and couldn't put up lineup-worthy numbers despite the Ravens posting almost 50 rush attempts.

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40. BAL - Gus Edwards continues strong play

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards rushed for 104 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15.

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Edwards split work with Kenneth Dixon, but got the better part of the workload in the second half and the game-clinching score. He'll be an RB2/Flex against the Chargers next week.

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41. BAL - QB Lamar Jackson posts over 200 total yards

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson went 14-for-23 for 131 yards and one touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15. He also rushed for 95 yards on 18 carries during the game.

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Jackson wasn't dangerous as a downfield passer, but got consistent gains as a runner and executed in the red zone to put up a very solid fantasy day for fantasy teams. He'll be a QB1 against the Chargers next week.

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42. TB - WR Chris Godwin held off stat sheet

Source: NFL.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin was targeted three times during the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens but finished the game with zero receptions.

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Godwin has disappeared the last two weeks even though DeSean Jackson has been out. He'll be the #2 receiver next year, but isn't looking great in his audition for that job.

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43. TB - WR Mike Evans surpasses 100-yard mark

Source: NFL.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught four passes for 121 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.

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Evans made some big plays downfield and defied the matchup to have a solid day against a tough Ravens secondary. He'll be tough to bench against the Cowboys next week.

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44. TB - RB Peyton Barber reaches end zone

Source: NFL.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.

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Barber was solid in a week that featured running back performances. Next week he'll get the Cowboys defense that Marlon Mack ran all over and is worth a flex look.

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45. TB - QB Jameis Winston struggles in Week 15

Source: NFL.com

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston went 13-for-25 for 157 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.

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If you benched Winston or pieces of the Bucs offense out of deference to the Ravens defense, you were right. The Cowboys are up next week and Winston is not even a preferred QB2/Superflex.

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46. CIN - Knee injury for WR Tyler Boyd

Source: Bengals.com

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 15 game and will not return.

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Boyd was doing enough with Jeff Driskel to stay in lineups, but might not be available for us against the Browns next week.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J