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49ers placed Derek Carrier (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Carrier will finish 2014 with nine catches for 105 yards, playing on 194 snaps across 11 games (one start). The 49ers added TEs Garrett Celek and Asante Cleveland in corresponding moves, and waived LB Chase Thomas.
Nov 27 - 4:47 PM

Marquess Wilson was held without a catch in the Bears' Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Wilson nearly made a circus catch along the sideline on his lone target, but couldn't get both feet in bounds. Wilson remains a highly-intriguing hold in dynasty leagues, but is miles from fantasy relevance in re-draft formats.
Nov 27 - 4:28 PM

Matt Forte rushed five times for six yards in Chicago's Week 13 loss to the Lions, catching 6-of-9 targets for 52 yards.

The Bears didn't even pretend to run the ball against the Lions' fearsome ground defense, dialing up only eight attempts. Forte caught screens and dump-offs, which operated as the Bears' de facto rushing "attack." With 75 percent of the season now in the books, Forte is on pace for 1,971 yards from scrimmage, 104 catches and 11 total touchdowns.
Nov 27 - 4:25 PM

Eric Ebron caught 3-of-4 targets for 23 yards in Detroit's Week 13 win over the Bears.

Ebron had the matchup of a lifetime in a Bears defense bleeding fantasy points to tight ends, but couldn't manage his second four-catch day of the season. Ebron has posted either 22 or 23 yards in each of his past four games, a difficult feat. The first tight end off the board in May's draft is currently on pace for just 27/247/1.
Nov 27 - 4:22 PM

Theo Riddick caught 6-of-7 targets for 54 yards in Detroit's Week 13 win over the Bears.

Riddick wash held without a rushing attempt, but was silky smooth as a receiver, operating as Matthew Stafford's primary safety valve. Riddick's RB3 value is wholly contingent on Reggie Bush's injury status, and Bush is tentatively expected to return for Week 14.
Nov 27 - 4:20 PM

Martellus Bennett caught 8-of-12 targets for 109 yards in Chicago's Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Both the catches and yards were Bennett's second most of the season, as he did yeoman's work over the middle of the field for a Bears team committed to dinking and dunking. With four games to go, Bennett is on pace for 87/983/7. All three totals would be new career highs.
Nov 27 - 4:17 PM

Golden Tate caught 8-of-10 targets for 89 yards in Detroit's Week 13 win over the Bears.

Tate was always open when Matthew Stafford needed him, moving the chains and tacking on yards after the catch. Even with Calvin Johnson back in the fold, Tate has drawn at least 10 targets in three of his past four games. With 75 percent of the season in the books, Tate has already set new career highs in catches and yards, and is on pace for 107/1,515. He was one of the offseason's best free-agent signings.
Nov 27 - 4:14 PM

Brandon Marshall caught 6-of-11 targets for 42 yards in Chicago's Week 13 loss to the Lions.

It was a disappointing day for Marshall, who appeared to tweak something early, and committed two drops. He was the target on Jay Cutler's first interception. With 75 percent of the season now in the books, Marshall is on pace for just 77/880/11. Both the yards and catches would be his fewest since his rookie year in 2006.
Nov 27 - 4:10 PM

Joique Bell rushed 23 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' Week 13 win over the Bears, adding two catches for an additional 16 yards.

The rushing yards were Bell's most of the season, while the two-TD effort was his first of 2014. Bell continued to look slippery, getting around the edge and fitting through tight spaces for extra yards. His play has come on at the right time for Detroit. Bell will remain the RB2 conversation for the fantasy playoffs, as the Lions have an unusually soft schedule.
Nov 27 - 4:07 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught 9-of-13 targets for 71 yards and two touchdowns in Chicago's Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Jeffery was a rare bright spot for the non-competitive Bears, often running free over the middle of the field. Both of his scores came in the first quarter, but a dinking and dunking Bears team couldn't drive the ball for the game's final 45 minutes. Now up to 67/854/7 on the season, Jeffery is on pace for 89/1,139/9. The seven scores are already as many as Jeffery had in 2013.
Nov 27 - 4:02 PM

Jay Cutler completed 31-of-49 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Chicago's 34-17, Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Cutler got off to a hot start, tossing both of his scores in the first quarter, but couldn't sustain it as the Bears tried to dink and dunk against the Lions' fearsome defense. Any sack or penalty essentially killed a Bears drive this afternoon. Cutler's first pick was to a tightly-covered Brandon Marshall, and should have never left his hand. Cutler was literally fading away off his back foot. His second was a pointless, desperation heave as time expired on the Bears' latest dispiriting loss. Cutler is not the main problem for a Bears team that's far-too often out-competed, but he hasn't been helping, either. He'll be a borderline QB1 against the Cowboys next Thursday.
Nov 27 - 3:59 PM

Calvin Johnson caught 11-of-16 targets for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' Week 13 rout of the Bears.

It was just too easy for Megatron, who feasted on Bears rookie CB Kyle Fuller all afternoon long. Johnson split Fuller and S Brock Vereen for his first score, and pasted Fuller in the end zone for his second. Johnson was running free over the middle of the field all afternoon long. Locked and loaded for the stretch run, Johnson is going to be a beast for the fantasy playoffs as Detroit makes its way through a soft schedule.
Nov 27 - 3:55 PM

Matthew Stafford completed 34-of-45 passes for 390 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit's 34-17, Week 13 win over the Bears.

Stafford and the Lions walked all over the pathetic Bears, with Stafford rolling up 275 yards and both of his scores before halftime. The game wasn't in doubt after the first quarter. Stafford got off to a shaky start, sloppily sidearming his first pass attempt for a third-down incompletion, but was in the the zone thereafter, finding Calvin Johnson 11 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Stafford's trust of Megatron in tight coverage is steely. With today arguably the best game of his season, Stafford now gets three more cakewalk matchups for the fantasy playoffs. He'll be an every-week QB1 down the stretch.
Nov 27 - 3:51 PM

Bears FS Chris Conte was forced from Chicago's Week 13 game against the Lions with an eye injury, and will not return.

Conte was originally believed to have a concussion, which would have been his third of the season. Conte has 10 days to get healthy for Week 14.
Nov 27 - 3:17 PM

Jared Cook (back) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Cook will be a top-15 option against the Raiders.
Nov 27 - 3:14 PM

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