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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Tight Ends

Anthony Fasano, Dolphins - While this stat says as much about the Cowboys as Fasano, it’s worth noting that the Dolphins’ tight end has matched Jason Witten in fantasy points over the past five weeks and exceeded his total over the past six. Coming off a season-high eight targets, Fasano draws a Bills defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year. He’s a legit TE1 option.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Dallas Clark, Colts - Clark was rusty in his return from a three-week hiatus, catching just one pass for 12 yards against a Ravens defense that shuts down tight ends. On the bright side, he saw six targets to just one for Jacob Tamme. The matchup is right this week versus a Titans defense that allows the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Clark isn’t a bad bet for 50+ yards with Dan Orlovsky under center.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Evan Moore, Browns - The ultra-athletic former hoopster led the Browns with 55 yards on four receptions against the Steelers, picking up extra snaps with Ben Watson (concussion) knocked out early. The concussion was Watson’s second in two months, so there’s a decent chance he’ll sit out against the Cardinals. In that scenario, Moore is worth a look as a boom-or-bust option for Week 15.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a desperation play.

Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars - Lewis is coming off a season-high 77 yards, and he’s been targeted a healthy 8.5 times per game over the past month. The downside is that he’s yet to find the end zone and his quarterback isn’t reliable. The Falcons allow the 19th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Lewis is only an option for the truly desperate.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a desperation play.

Hold Off: Kevin Boss

Chalk Boss’ Week 14 production up to garbage time in a blowout. He’s not a fantasy option against the Lions.

Cut Bait: Jared Cook, Jacob Tamme, Heath Miller

Cook has been held without a catch in consecutive weeks. He’s closer to Ben Troupe than Jermichael Finley. … Tamme saw just one target with Clark back in action. … Miller will have to concentrate on blocking to protect an immobile Ben Roethlisberger.

Defense/Special Teams

Cardinals - New defensive boss Ray Horton is finally starting to receive well-deserved kudos for the impressive performance of his young defense during the current 5-1 stretch. Arizona has held four of the past six opponents under 20 points with a concussed Colt McCoy on the docket for Week 15.

 
Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Falcons - Blaine Gabbert’s 217 yards and two touchdowns in Week 14 aren’t a sign of progress. The increased production is purely the result of a Bucs defense that folded up its tent and called it a day before halftime. The Falcons aren’t a turnover generating defense, but there’s a good chance the Jaguars will be held under 10 points and 250 total yards in the Georgia Dome.
 
Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Seahawks - Seattle’s D/ST has found the end zone in consecutive weeks heading into an attractive matchup against an offense that has managed just 13 total points in Caleb Hanie’s two starts. The game is too fast for Hanie right now, causing him to panic in the pocket.  
 
Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

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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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