Matthew Stafford completed just 18-of-46 throws for 264 yards and an interception in the Lions' Week 12 loss to the Patriots.
The Lions' offense has been all kinds of out of sorts this season. That continued Sunday as Detroit was unable to get anything going outside the numbers versus RCB Brandon Browner and LCB Darrelle Revis. Stafford played wildly and panicked, and put a stamp on another miserable game with a fourth-quarter duck interception "complete" to Patriots CB Logan Ryan. Although Stafford has been a major 2014 disappointment, he has a favorable enough schedule to finish strong, facing the Bears twice, the Buccaneers, and the Vikings in the final month of the fantasy football season. He'll be a borderline QB1, albeit with top-shelf QB1 upside on Thanksgiving against Chicago.
Brandon Marshall caught 3-of-5 targets for 32 yards Week 12 against the Buccaneers.
Marshall made a couple early catches but saw his targets dry up as the Bears took the air out of the ball in the fourth quarter. Marshall escaped the game without any setbacks, and it appears his ankle is no longer an issue. He will be a borderlin WR1 against the Lions on Thanksgiving day.
LeSean McCoy rushed 21 times for 130 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's 43-24 Week 12 win over the Titans.
Teddy Bridgewater completed 21-of-37 passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Vikings' Week 12 loss to the Packers.
Despite the two touchdowns, Bridgewater struggled to move the offense. He continues to be indecisive with his reads, with his interception coming on a bad underthrow to Greg Jennings. Bridgewater added five carries for 32 yards, and has shown good mobility outside of the pocket. He targeted Charles Johnson a team-high 11 times and remains limited by his supporting cast. Bridgewater will be a low-end QB2 for Week 13 against the Panthers.
Martellus Bennett caught 4-of-7 targets for 37 yards Week 12 against the Bucs.
Bennett was quiet along with the rest of the Bears passing game. He went up high for a 26-yard grab on Chicago's opening drive of the third quarter, but he was held in check the rest of the day despite seeing a team-high seven targets. Bennett will remain a borderline TE1 against the Lions on Thanksgiving day.
Calvin Johnson secured 4-of-10 targets for 58 yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to New England.
Megatron primarily squared off with Brandon Browner, while Darrelle Revis handled Golden Tate. Johnson's cause wasn't helped by Matthew Stafford's erratic accuracy, but Megatron contributed to Detroit's offensive disarray with a pair of drops. Expect Johnson to bounce back down the stretch, as the Lions have a string of cupcake matchups in their final four games of the fantasy season. They'll square off with the Bears on Thanksgiving next.
Boom Herron rushed 12 times for 65 yards in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Jaguars, adding five catches for 31 yards.
Herron surprisingly drew the start over Trent Richardson in the Colts' first game without Ahmad Bradshaw (leg, I.R.), and ended up out-touching his backfield mate 17-13 and out-gaining him 96-42. Herron was clearly, and unsurprisingly, the far better player, showing considerable more burst and bounce to his step. The two backs alternated series evenly throughout the first half before Herron saw more action in the second half. Even after Herron lost a fumble in the red zone, the Colts didn't shy away from him. We'd prefer Herron to T-Rich at this point. He'll be on the RB2 map next week at home against the Redskins.
Golden Tate secured 4-of-10 targets for 97 yards in the Lions' Week 12 loss to New England.
The Patriots primarily used Darrelle Revis to guard Tate, just as they did last week with Reggie Wayne. Tate still turned an early bubble screen into a 24-yard gain and followed up with 17 yards on a rub route. Late in the first quarter, Tate exploited a mixup in New England's zone for a 42-yard gain. Unfortunately, Tate had just one catch the rest of the game. Since Megatron returned, Tate has morphed from a WR1 into a WR2/3 option. The Lions face the Bears next on Thanksgiving.