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Week 13 Live Blog

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Welcome to Week 13 of the National Football League fantasy division. I will be your conductor on this journey into the depths of fantasy football angst and jubilation. We'll start with the actives and inactives and then I'll keep you updated on all of the Sunday action.


We also have Week 13 Rankings from Mr. Pat Daugherty, Nick Mensio’s sleeper picks, my AFC and NFC Targets and Touches and Evan Silva's detailed look at every game in his Matchup Column. So click on all of those and commit them to memory.


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* Stevan Ridley is OUT. This helps Brandon Bolden and Shane Vereen.


* FOX's Jay Glazer suggested Michael Crabtree (heel) will play on 60-65 percent of the snaps in Sunday's game against the Rams.


* Knowshon Moreno is "good" to play according to Glazer, but Julius Thomas is looking like he will not be able to play. Jacob Tamme would get a boost.


* Tony Gonzalez (toe) will be active for Sunday's game against the Bills.


* Jeremy Kerley (elbow) is inactive.


* DeAngelo Williams (quad) is inactive. Jonathan Stewart should get the lead back touches.


* Andre Ellington (knee) is inactive. Rashard Mendenhall gets a boost.


* Both FOX Sports and ESPN are reporting Jordan Reed (concussion) will play in Sunday night's game against the Giants.


* Aaron Dobson is inactive. Kenbrell Thompkins will get most of his snaps.


* NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Colts are benching Trent Richardson, and Donald Brown will be the team's starting running back versus Tennessee.





* Ben Tate with 6 yards on his first carry, topping last week by 5.


* Trent Cole sacks Carson Palmer and causes a fumble, recovered by the Eagles.


* Case Keenum misses Dennis Johnson for a sure first down.


* Andrew Luck picked by Bernard Pollard.

* Nick Foles throws a TD to Zach Ertz for 6 yards after the Palmer fumble.

* Tiquan Underwood with 2 receptions for 39 yards against the tough Panthers D.

* Nick Foles now with 17 TDs to zero INTs

* 42 yard pass to Josh Gordon. 1st-and-goal at 5.

* Willis McGahee gets in for a 1 yard TD.

* Lamar Miller scored a TD but it was called back for holding.

* Andre Johnson catches a 29 yard pass and then a 13 yard pass. Good sign.

* Ben Tate goes in behind some good blocking for an 8 yard TD run. Only the 3rd rushing TD for the Texans this season.

* Carson Palmer picked by Nate Allen. 2nd Palmer turnover already.

* Cam Newton runs 56 yards on the scramble.

* Chad Henne to Clay Harbor 18 yard TD.

* Julian Edelman getting a ton of targets early once again.

* Cam Newton hits Brandon LaFell for a 16 yard TD.

* Tom Brady picked off by Johnathan Joseph.

* Rob Housler drops an easy first down reception. Cardinals will have to punt.

* Ben Tate limps to the bench.

* Christian Ponder now sacked twice on third down.

* Cam Newton overthrows LaFell and it's picked off.

* Stepfan Taylor lines up in the slot and catches a pass for 16 yards.

* Josh McCown picked, but Vikings were off-sides.

* Kenbrell Thompkins fell hard on a catch and comes off the field with a limp.

* Rob Gronkowski with a great catch for a TD. A low bullet from Brady he snags just above the ground for a 23 yard TD.

* 4 straight games with a TD for Rob Gronkowski.

* Ben Tate is back on the field.

* Delanie Walker comes off the field with an injury.

* Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), return is questionable. Josh Boyce will get his snaps.

* Ryan Fitzpatrick to Nate Washington for 31 yds.

* Adrian Peterson has 37 yards in the first quarter. Minnesota's other players have minus-24.

* Case Keenum picked off.

* Josh Gordon now has 111 yards after catching a 21 yard touchdown.

* Ryan Tannehill picked off by Cromartie.

* Mike Glennon scrambling, with nobody around, tried to throw the ball and it went backwards.

* Ryan Fitzpatrick QB sneaks in for a TD. He had a 15 yard run a bit earlier. His legs helping his fantasy stats.

* Chad Henne interception by Joe Haden looking for Shorts down left sideline.

* Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald for a 42 yard TD on 3rd and 20.

* Rookie Da'Rick Rogers with his first NFL snap.

* Cordarrelle Patterson runs for a 33 yard TD.

* The Eagles are moving the ball at ease against a very good Cardinals defense right now.

* I spoke too soon. The Eagles get into the red zone and try the wildcat with Brad Smith and eventually kick a FG.

* Adam Vinatieri with 3 field goals. That's my kicker so we get that update. Deal with it!!

* Cordarrelle Patterson low fives the ref

* Ben Tate is in the end zone again. 20 yard TD run this time. Quite a difference than last week.

* Martellus Bennett walking off the field slowly with medical staff.

* And Martellus Bennett is back on the field.

* Alshon Jeffery is 5-57 so far. Getting a ton of work over the middle.

* Kendall Wright on the sideline trying to walk off an ankle problem.

* The Jets have 28 total yards.

* Charles Clay has 6 receptions for 72 yards.

* Cam Newton doing most of his work with his legs. He rushes for a 1 yard TD.

* Maurice Jones-Drew passes to Marcedes Lewis for a 8 yard TD.

* Nick Foles to Brent Celek for a 1 yard TD. 18 TDs, zero INTs for Foles this season.

* Brandon Weeden picked off for the 2nd time today.

* Patriots RB snaps broken down in 1st half: Shane Vereen-19; LeGarrette Blount-8; Brandon Bolden-5.

* Alshon Jeffery with a nice first half with 7 receptions for 89 yards.

* Adrian Peterson has 11 carries for 72 yards at half.

* Rob Gronkowski is a beast. 50 yard receptions with many yards dragging people with him.

* Shane Vereen just missed a TD off a reception and then James Develin gets in like a rhino from the one. And yes, that Vereen play looked like he might have gotten in, but Belichick likes momentum and just lined up and went. 

* Matt Simms in at QB for Jets. Geno Smith benched.

* Adam Vinatieri kicks his 4th FG of the 1st half.

* Nick Foles crawls to the ground everytime he slides.

* Mike Glennon intercepted.

* Christian Ponder is OUT for the game with a concussion.

* Alshon Jeffery catches an 80-yard TD from Josh McCown.

* Cam Newton throws a 36 yard TD to Ted Ginn.

* Alshon Jeffery now has 8 catches for 169 yards.

* Nick Foles to Zach Ertz for his second TD, this one a 24 yarder. The Cardinals continue to get smoked by tight ends.

* Nick Foles now at 19 TDs and ZERO interceptions.

*Shane Vereen catches his first TD of the season, a 9 yarder.

* Josh Gordon on the sidelines after illegal hit to the head.

* Brandon Weeden hits Greg Little for a 4 yard TD.

* Ryan Tannehill to Brian Hartline 31 yard TD.

* Julius Thomas is INACTIVE.

* Case Keenum runs it in for a 5 yard TD.

* Chris Ivory runs for a 32 yard gain. That's half of the yards they had before that play.

* 23-yd TD pass from Carson Palmer to Michael Floyd.

* Darrelle Revis is hurting. Of course Steve Smith catches a 17 yard pass after Revis leaves.

* Mike Tolbert is outplaying Jonathan Stewart so far with 70 yards on 9 touches to Stewart's 10 touches for 19 yards.

* Matt Forte with a 41 yard run.

* Cam Newton intercepted for the 2nd time.

* Alshon Jeffery makes his second TD catch of the day. This one for 46 yards. You'll need to see that one.

* Alshon Jeffery is up to 9 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

* Darrelle Revis is questionable to return with a shoulder and chest injury.

* Ryan Tannehill throws a 19 yard TD to Mike Wallace.

* LeGarrette Blount with a 7 yard rushing TD.

* Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie is also out. That's good news for Dwayne Bowe.

* Ryan Fitzpatrick is sacked and fumbles.

* Ben Tate runs in for his 3rd TD of the day.

* Alshon Jeffery has new team record for yards in a game, the record he set this season already. Now at 234 for the game.

* Josh Gordon is back on the field. No concussion.

* Ryan Fitzpatrick picked off.

* Here is that beautiful catch by Alshon Jeffery on his second TD.

* Darrius Heyward-Bey continues to drop easy passes.

* Matt Cassel finds Greg Jennings for an 8 yard TD.

* Rob Gronkowski is limping after his last catch. He came back in.


* Adrian Peterson has 24 rushing attempts for 154 yards. Here is a gif to drool over.


* Case Keenum is playing well. May not be able to read the defense, but he's playing some back yard ball out there.

* Josh McCown makes an ill-advised shuffle pass that is deflected and Chris Long caught it and then fumbled and the Vikings recovered. Phew.

* The Bears intercept Matt Cassel near the goal line. They forgot they have Adrian Peterson on their team.

* Sorry folks, I missed a 1 yard TD throw from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Chris Johnson earlier.

* Jim Dray catches a 3 yard TD pass from Carson Palmer.

* Josh Gordon just caught a 95 yard TD. He becomes first player in NFL history with back to back 200+ yard receiving games. He's at 261 and two touchdowns.

* Matt Cassel is moving the Vikings down field. They need a FG to tie.

* Donald Brown rushes in for a TD from 4 yards out. Just under 2 minutes left with the Colts up 8.

* Blair Walsh hits a FG to tie the game, 20 seconds remaining.

* Chad Henne finds Cecil Shorts for a 20 yard TD. Puts the Jags up by 4 with 40 seconds left. Gordon will probably score 2 touchdowns during that time. 

* Ryan Fitzpatrick seals the game with his 3rd interception.

* C.J. Spiller starts hot with a 77 yard run, his longest ever.


* E.J. Manuel vultures Fred Jackson with a 1 yard TD run.

Quick break to heat up leftovers!

* Vernon Davis with a 23 yard reception.

* Blair Walsh hits game winning FG, but it's called back on a face mask penalty. Now they'll go for a 57 yard FG. MISSED.

* Alex Smith throws an interception in the end zone. That should be all Jamaal Charles down there.

* Fred Jackson runs it in from 4 yards out. Bills already up 14-0.

* Michael Crabtree catches his first pass of the season, an 8 yarder.

* Robbie Gould misses a 47 yarder. Going for a tie!

* Peyton Manning intercepted.

* Steven Jackson rushes for a 27 yard TD. That's new.

* AJ Green being looked at, flat on his back, on sideline.

* Blair Walsh hits a 34 yd FG and Vikings win 23-20.

* Demaryius Thomas hurt his shoulder and is questionable to return.

* Papa Hemingway TD receptions from Alex Smith for 17 yards.

* 35 carries, 211 yards for Adrian Peterson.

* C.J. Spiller has 5 rushes for 97 yards in the first quarter.

* A.J. Green back on the field.

* Peyton Manning to Knowshon Moreno for a 34 yard screen pass.


* Beautiful pass from Manning to Eric Decker for a 41 yard TD.

* WOW. Knile Davis returns the kick for 108 yards.

* BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushes for a 4 yard TD.

* CJ Spiller up to 110 yards on 7 carries. That's the Spiller I remember.

* Peyton Manning with a poor throw for his second interception of the day.

* Frank Gore with a 6 yard TD run.

* Dwayne Bowe TD is taken off the board after an illegal formation.

* Anthony Fasano makes a one-handed snag for a TD.

* Ladarius Green up the seam for a 30-yard touchdown.

* Antone Smith rushes for a 38 yard TD for Atlanta if you didn't know who he plays for.

* Demaryius Thomas is back in the game and drops a first down.

* CJ Spiller gets a brace on left ankle.

* Roddy White is doing things! He has 4 receptions for 63 yards.

* Eric Decker with another long gain of 42 yards, but gets stopped at the 3.

* Andy Dalton with a poor throw for an interception to Eric Weddle.

* Peyton Manning throws a TD to Knowshon Moreno, his 11th TD of the season and Manning's 38th TD pass.

* Andy Dalton is 4/9 for 37 yards and an interception.

* Roddy White up to 101 yards on 7 targets. Looking like a shootout in Toronto.

* Matt Ryan to Harry Douglas for the 14 yard TD. After review ball placed at the goal line. No TD.

* The Falcons finally get into the end zone on an 11 yard pass to Tony Gonzalez.

* Eric Decker with another touchdown. This one for a 37 yard TD to tie it up. He's up to 140 yards on 5 receptions.

* The Bills recover a Matt Ryan fumble and then Fred Jackson catches a 21 yard TD to tie it up at 24.

* Philip Rivers picked off.

* Eagles' TEs caught nine passes for 97 yards and three touchdowns. That makes 13 TDs given up to TEs for Arizona this season.

* Michael Crabtree catches a 60 yard pass.

* AJ Green catches a 21 yard touchdown.

* Demaryius Thomas catches a 77 yard pass. Peyton Manning goes over 4k yards this season.

* Eric Decker catches his third TD of the day doubling his season total. Now up to 155 yards on 6 receptions. Denver up 28-21.

* With Peyton Manning now up to 40 TDs he'll need to average 2.5 per game to tie Tom Brady's record IF he doesn't throw another one today.

* Colin Kaepernick throws a 17 yard TD to Vernon Davis, his 10th of the year.

* Two very good throws by Alex Smith dropped by Fasano and Jenkins. Anthony Fasano hit the ground hard after his drop and looks like he might have a concussion.

* CJ Spiller rushes for a 36 yard TD. He looked good on that run. Good to see after getting his ankle taped up.

* Montee Ball running well. He had 9 carries for 79 yards.

* ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Jordan Reed suffered a pregame headache and will NOT play.

* Peyton Manning throws his 5th TD on the day and his 4th to Eric Decker!

* Peyton Manning at 41 touchdown passes on the season. That ties him for 8th all time for a season. 10 more for the record.

* Keenan Allen now with 8 receptions for 106 yards.

* Falcons need to score a TD to tie it up. They are moving. White at 143 yards.

* Kansas City has bad receivers.

* The Falcons and Bills are trading penalties at the goal line. Falcons now first and goal after being 4th and goal with 15 yards to go after a pass interference call.

* Steven Jackson punches it in from the 1 to tie it up.


* Jamaal Charles gets in from the 1 yard line. Brings KC within 7 with 6:32 left.

* Brian Quick grabs a 3 yard TD with a few seconds remaining.

* Going to OT in Toronto.

* EJ Manuel completes to Scott Chandler, who fumbles after the catch. Falcons recover. Not far to go to win it with a FG.

* 60 Minutes is coming up next FYI.

* Matt Bryant kicks the game winning FG in OT for the Falcons. Houston looking hard at that number 1 pick.

* Alex Smith hangs in there under big pressure for the clutch throw to get them out of the end zone.

* Alex Smith is proving he's more than a game manager right now.

* KC fails to convert on 4th down. Broncos' ball.


I hope you all won by a gajillion points! I'll leave you with this awesome Knowshon Moreno crawling gif.

Chet Gresham writes Target Watch and The Morning After for and is the founder of The Fake Football. Chet can be found on Twitter .
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