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The Tight End Crapshoot

Tuesday, December 04, 2012


Quarterbacks

Sam Bradford, Rams - Bradford comes with a Danny Amendola caveat. If the Rams’ go-to receiver isn’t healthy for Week 14, Bradford isn’t a recommended fantasy play. If Amendola does return, however, Bradford has an exploitable schedule (@BUF, MIN, @TB) against three of the 11 softest pass defenses in fantasy.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks - On pace to challenge Peyton Manning’s rookie touchdown record, Wilson would top this list if not for brutal matchups in two of the next three weeks. Wilson has a passer rating over 100 in four consecutive games while throwing multiple touchdowns in six of the past seven. That streak will be tested against the Cardinals (30th-most fantasy points to QBs) and 49ers (31st-most) in Weeks 14 and 16.

Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

Brandon Weeden, Browns - The strong-armed Weeden got his season back on track with a 364-yard performance at Oakland in Week 13. He has juicy matchups the next two weeks against the Chiefs and Redskins, both in the top-seven for fantasy points allowed to QBs.

Recommendation: Worth a look as a matchup play.

Nick Foles, Eagles - Finally given one game of encouraging play, coach Andy Reid anointed Foles the starter for the rest of the season. His Week 14 opponent (@TB) is on pace to become the first defense in history to allow 300+ pass yards per game for a full season. Week 16 brings the Redskins, a defense surrendering even more fantasy points to QBs than the Bucs.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues.

Jake Locker, Titans - Locker produced his second career 300-yard game in Dowell Loggains’ debut as the play-caller. He’s attempted 40 passes in a game just three times in two seasons, with two of them coming in the past two weeks. Looking for Loggains to keep passing to see what his young offense is capable of heading into 2013.

Recommendation: Worth a look in deeper leagues.

Watch List: Kevin Kolb, Greg McElroy, Tim Tebow, Brady Quinn, Joe Webb

As poorly as Ryan Lindley has played, Kolb will be back under center as soon as his ribs allow. It could be this week. … The only Jets QB with fantasy potential is Tebow. Unfortunately, the team appears to be leaning toward McElroy instead. … Make Quinn prove he can do it two games in a row. … Webb’s legs give him fantasy potential, but the Vikes don’t seem inclined to bench a struggling Christian Ponder.

Cut Bait: Michael Vick, Ryan Lindley, Mark Sanchez, Christian Ponder

Vick won’t play again this season unless Nick Foles goes down with an injury. … Lindley isn’t close to being ready for the NFL. … The Jets gained 164 yards in 10 drives under Sanchez last week compared to 152 in four drives with McElroy. … Ponder can’t be trusted in fantasy leagues if he can’t be trusted to break the 100-yard marker.


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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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