DeSean Jackson caught 1-of-4 targets for 59 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.
Jackson dropped a pass and was ridiculously targeted on a goal-line fade against Patrick Peterson in the first half, but he started the second half on a high note by turning a dime by Kirk Cousins into a 59-yard gain down the middle of the field. That ended up being his only catch of the game, however. The low-floor, high-ceiling player will continue to be a volatile WR3 option next week in Philly.
Pierre Garcon caught 7-of-9 targets for 78 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.
Garcon led the team in targets with Jordan Reed out and was the most consistent option. He was the only receiver to catch a pass in the first half, and he had a big 28-yard catch on the second touchdown drive. If Reed is out again against Philly, Garcon will be in play as a WR3.
The Bucs fear WR Cecil Shorts tore "all" the ligaments in his right knee and dislocated it on Sunday's Week 13 injury.
The injury occurred on a monster hit by head-hunting Chargers S Jahleel Addae in the first half of Sunday's game. Shorts is certainly done for the season. The question now becomes whether he'll ever play in the NFL again.
Cam Newton was benched for the start of Sunday night's game against Seattle.
Le'Veon Bell cruised to 118 yards on 29 carries while snagging six-of-seven targets for 64 yards Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.
He also threw an incomplete pass (don’t ask us how or why). Bell was stymied in the first half, producing just 31 yards on 11 rushes. But of course, Le’Veon saved the best for last. Bell went bonkers in the second half with 87 yards on 18 carries, though he did lose a fumble that eventually led to a Giants touchdown. As usual, he was heavily involved in the passing game. Even when he isn’t finding the end zone (Sunday broke his three-game touchdown streak), Bell continues to be a dominant force in PPR. Aside from possibly David Johnson, no running back has a higher weekly floor than Bell. Look for him to have another monster game next week at Buffalo.
ESPN Rams reporter Alden Gonzalez reports the team "still could part ways" with coach Jeff Fisher after the season despite him signing a two-year extension.
"7-9er" may be giving Fisher too much credit based on how this pitiful team has played this season. The Rams just lost by double-digits again on Sunday, falling to 4-8 with four games left to play and the Falcons coming to town next. According to various media outlets and Fisher himself, the extension was signed well before the season started. The Rams were expected to contend for a playoff spot in their first season back in L.A., but they're closer to being the worst team in football than being a playoff squad. Fisher is on his way to becoming the losingest coach in NFL history, and owner Stan Kroenke might be getting antsy after Fisher picked a fight with Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson earlier this week, causing the fan base to call for Fisher's head. It's not set in stone that Fisher will be back in 2017. Kroenke has deep enough pockets to pay him to leave.
Antonio Brown reeled in six-of-seven targets for 54 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.
This was a relatively muted effort by Brown standards, but at least he found his way into the end zone. And what a touchdown it was. Brown beat Janoris Jenkins on a jump ball at the back of the end zone and somehow managed to keep both feet in bounds. Even on a quiet day Brown still showed glimpses of what makes him one of the best wide receivers on the planet, dazzling with sideline catches and precise route-running. Brown is now over 1,000 yards receiving for the year and leads the NFL with 88 catches and 11 touchdowns. He’ll be an elite WR1 next week at Buffalo.
Jamison Crowder suffered a hip pointer Week 13 against the Cardinals.
It is unclear when Crowder suffered the injury as he was in on the final offensive play of the game. Considering he played through the issue, he should be fine moving forward, but he could miss some practice time this week. Crowder had an inefficient game, but he looked healthy shaking Tony Jefferson down the seam on his 26-yard touchdown. He also could have had another long gain, but Kirk Cousins threw behind him on the game-sealing interception. Crowder finished with three catches for 42 yards and the score. If Jordan Reed remains out and Crowder is healthy, he will be a borderline WR2 against the Eagles.