Another week, another group of top tier duds. Let’s extend a thanks out to Arian Foster and Adrian Peterson for letting us down at the worst time in fantasy. Peyton Hillis also failed to reach the end zone once again. However, some of our less heralded players like LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Torain, and Mike Williams (TB) put up decent lines for the week.
Some players have had some injuries pop up and owners should take note and keep a close eye on them.
Arian Foster – He was held out of the last few possessions of the game last week with what may be an ankle injury, though it is being reported that he should be ok for his match up against Denver owners may want to grab Derrick Ward as a precaution especially with so much on the line in the championship.
Adrian Peterson – He was held out at the last minute on Monday due to a mix of an ankle, knee, and thigh injury and though he is also listed as probable to be ok to run. Again, as with Foster, grabbing Toby Gerhart is a good idea with the chance that Peterson may be held out with nothing to gain for the Vikings in their next game.
Austin Collie – Collie made another return this season and started out great with 87 yards and 2 TDs. However, Collie suffered his 3rd concussion of the season and will be shut down for the rest of the year. Blair White is now the guy to won in the slot in Indy.
Knowshon Moreno – Moreno has a rib injury and is in doubt for the next game against Houston. Lance Ball may be a god spot start in the event that Moreno is a scratch Ball may a decent spot start if your in need.
Felix Jones – Jones has been dealing with a lower leg injury during the Cowboys last 2 games and with Jones being well documented for his lack of durability Tashard Choice, if he is still available in your league, is a solid start against the Cardinals. Even if Jones is able to play Choice is seeing a large amount of red zone touches and may be the more valuable back.
This Thursday’s game will be very important for fantasy players with Steelers players.
Ben Roethlisberger, Rashard Mendenhall, Mike Wallace, and the Pittsburgh defense should all be good plays against a young and underachieving Carolina team. Especially, with the Steelers loss to the Jets, the Steelers will need to win in order to stay ahead of the Ravens in their attempt to earn a bye for the playoffs.
As for anyone on the Panthers, none look like a good play against the 3rd ranked Steelers D. Even with Jonathan Stewart, the lone fantasy bright spot on the team, rising in value along with his solid play over the last few weeks, nobody on the team should be trusted. Stewart may be good for those playing in week 17 games, but against what could be the top ranked run defense in history stay away from Stewart.
To those of you still in it and coming into your championship games good luck and we’ll see you with some picks for this weekend soon. Merry Christmas and thanks for reading.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.