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.
Jameis Winston completed 20-of-30 passes for 280 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bucs' Week 13 win over San Diego.
His lone mistake was a forced pass to Mike Evans in the first quarter that was picked off by Casey Hayward. It wasn't a big fantasy day for Winston, but he played controlled football, absorbing just one sack and otherwise avoiding turnovers in Tampa Bay's impressive cross-country upset win. In Week 14, Winston will go back home to take on a Saints defense that just got shredded by Matthew Stafford. Winston to Evans figures to be a popular DFS stack.
Ladarius Green delivered six catches for a career-high 110 yards and one touchdown on 11 targets Sunday in the Steelers' Week 13 win over the Giants.
After seeing limited snaps in his first few games, the training wheels came off for Green on Sunday. With the Giants putting all their time and energy into shutting down Antonio Brown, Green had free reign on Sunday. He was seemingly wide open on every pass that was thrown to him, breaking off gains of 37, 33 and 20 yards. Landon Collins missed his assignment on Green’s only touchdown of the afternoon, which came late in the third quarter. We’ve been cautious not to overhype Green coming off a lengthy injury, but after Sunday’s explosion, it’s hard not to acknowledge his potential. Green will be in the TE1 conversation next week at Buffalo.
Rob Kelley rushed 14 times for 63 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.
Kelley looked great against a tough run defense. He had a spectacular jump cut through a hole and into space on a 19-yard run in the second quarter, and he came up just inches short of a touchdown right after halftime. It actually looked like Kelley got in on the play, but the Redskins did not challenge. Kirk Cousins vultured him on a QB sneak the next play. The problem is Kelley offers nothing in the passing game -- he had a bad drop in the end zone which would have been called back by a penalty anyway -- and is subject to disappear if the Redskins are forced to throw. That likely will not be the case in Philly next week, however, making Kelley a solid RB2.