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Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Tight Ends

Scott Chandler, Bills - The first-year starter's role has grown of late with the Bills receivers falling by the wayside. Fantasy's No. 13 tight end on the season, Chandler has seen back-to-back season-highs in targets and receptions while averaging over 60 yards per over the past two weeks. He's always a decent bet to find the end zone, which leaves him as an attractive TE2 versus a Titans defense allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. 

Recommendation: Worth a look as a spot start.

Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars - The Jacksonville QBs must be under orders to find Lewis of late. He’s drawn back-to-back season highs in targets, averaging a whopping 11.5 the past two weeks for 5.5 receptions and 55.5 yards. If the Jags had a competent passer on the roster, I’d feel better about Lewis as a starting option.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues.

Lance Kendricks, Rams - Finally over concussion and foot injuries, Kendricks posted his second-highest yardage total of the season in Week 12. It’s not necessarily a sign of things to come, but we know the rookie is more talented than he’s shown through the first three months of the season. He’s worth a look in deep leagues with the Rams wide receiver corps depleted.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues.

Kevin Boss, Raiders - The pickings are getting slim at tight end. Boss can’t be counted on just yet, but he has plus matchups against the Dolphins, Packers, and Chiefs in three of the next four weeks. If Carson Palmer starts to look his way, there could be TE2 value for the fantasy playoffs.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues.

Defense/Special Teams

Falcons - Over the past three weeks, Atlanta’s matchup has gone from Matt Schaub to Matt Leinart to fifth-round rookie T.J. Yates’ first career start. The Falcons haven’t allowed 100 yards rushing in over a month, and they’ve only given up 20 points once in the past six games. This is a defense on a roll facing an offense that will struggle to the move the ball.

Recommendation: Worth a look in 12-team leagues.

Patriots - New England is already favored by 21 points against a Colts team well on its way to a winless season. Coach Jim Caldwell made the QB change to Dan Orlovsky Tuesday, but he's not a significant upgrade on Curtis Painter. Orlovsky has a winless season of his own under his belt with an 0-7 career record and a combined 13 fumbles and interceptions versus eight touchdowns.

Recommendation: Worth a look in 12-team leagues.

Broncos - With Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil bringing the heat, Denver’s defense hasn’t allowed more than 13 points for three straight games. Week 13 brings a matchup against a Vikings offense that could be without Adrian Peterson for a second straight game.

Recommendation: Worth a look in 12-team leagues.

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Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for Rotoworld.com. The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to NBCSports.com. He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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