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  • Mornhinweg, Rex wanted Vick
    According to the New York Daily News, both Rex Ryan and OC Marty Mornhinweg were among those that wanted Michael Vick to keep starting over Geno Smith.

    Advice: It speaks volumes about the coaching staff's lack of faith in Geno. Although Vick looked completely lost on the field in Detroit Monday night, the last thing they want to do is turn back to their 2013 second-round pick. "Does he give you a good chance to win? Or a chance to win? I believe he does give us a chance to win," said Ryan, who doesn't want a public battle with the front office as he prepares to start looking for another job this offseason. The Dolphins D/ST is a preferred play in Week 13. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:03 am
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.42 (80th)
  • Texans going back to Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB
    Coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Week 13 against the Titans.

    Advice: As expected. The Texans will go with the veteran until they're officially eliminated from playoff contention. Either Tom Savage or Thad Lewis will be the No. 2. Fitzpatrick had an eye for DeAndre Hopkins in his nine starts earlier this season, but not much changes from Ryan Mallett to Fitzpatrick. Andre Johnson is a borderline WR2/3. Fitzpatrick is barely an option in two-quarterback leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:55 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    13.45 (65th)
  • Redskins confirm Colt McCoy will start Week 13
    Coach Jay Gruden confirmed Colt McCoy will start Week 13 against the Colts, and Robert Griffin III has been benched.

    Advice: Gruden said he believed McCoy deserved a promotion. The Redskins likely would have won last week in San Francisco had McCoy been under center. McCoy won't be a recommended fantasy option, though he could rack up garbage-time numbers as a QB2 on Sunday in Indianapolis. DeSean Jackson remains a WR2 with big-play upside. Alfred Morris's stock may take the biggest hit, as he's always had more success running the ball with RGIII under center. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 am
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
  • Gus Bradley on Bortles: We expect more
    Coach Gus Bradley called out Blake Bortles, saying "We expect more."

    Advice: "He can play better," Bradley said. "At times, he holds the ball a little too long. His decision-making isn’t as quick as we need it to be. He’s young, but we expect more." Bortles has been a turnover and sack-taking machine with 15 interceptions and 27 sacks absorbed across nine games and eight starts. The line is part to blame, but Bortles also holds onto the ball too long. Losing Allen Robinson (foot) doesn't help, either, as OC Jedd Fisch took the air out of the ball in Week 12. The Jaguars will hope for some signs of progress the next five weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:24 am
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    16.74 (23rd)
  • Jets bench Michael Vick
    The Jets have benched Michael Vick in favor of Geno Smith for Week 13 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Coach Rex Ryan reportedly had no say in the matter, as this was a decision from the higher-ups, aka GM John Idzik. Ryan's merely coaching out the season with his hands tied behind his back, though it doesn't really matter who's at quarterback. Both Vick and Smith are terrible, with Vick looking disinterested at times. The Dolphins should blow the Jets out of the building Monday night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:28 am
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (2653rd)
  • Gang Green going back to Geno Smith for Wk 13
    The Jets have named Geno Smith their starting quarterback for Week 13 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Unfortunately, we'll all be subjected to this nightmare of a quarterback situation on Monday Night Football. At this point, it doesn't even matter who starts under center for the Jets. Both Smith and Michael Vick are beyond horrible, having nothing but a negative effect on the entire pass game. Eric Decker and Percy Harvin don't receive a boost or downgrade, while Smith is obviously not even an option in two-quarterback leagues. GM John Idzik likely forced coach Rex Ryan's hand here to get one last look at Geno. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:58 am
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.42 (80th)
  • Report: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Redskins are planning to start Colt McCoy in Week 13 at Indianapolis.

    Advice: Schefter reports Robert Griffin III remains "a significant part" of the Redskins' long-term plan, but it appears the coaching staff has decided McCoy offers a better chance to be competitive at this moment. Coach Jay Gruden has not been able to run his offense with RG3 under center. McCoy has appeared in two games this year, completing 85.7 percent of his throws for 427 yards with a touchdown and an interception, engineering an upset of Dallas and leading the game-winning drive versus Tennessee. We suspect McCoy will close out the season as the Redskins' starter. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:14 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.17 (41st)
  • Rex Ryan yet to decide on Week 13 quarterback
    Speaking in a Thursday conference call, Jets coach Rex Ryan said he had yet to decide on his starting quarterback for Week 13.

    Advice: Michael Vick apparently suffered wrist and ankle injuries in Monday's loss. Confusingly, Ryan said his decision "won't be injury-related." Seeing what Geno Smith can do over the season's final five games would make the most sense, but reports have suggested Ryan is going to stick with Vick. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:03 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (2653rd)
  • Report: Rex Ryan sticking with Michael Vick
    ESPN New York confirms Jets coach Rex Ryan is planning to stick with Michael Vick at quarterback for Week 13.

    Advice: The New York Daily News had a similar report Tuesday morning. Vick was depressingly bad in Monday night's neutral-site loss to the Bills, and has just 17 completions over his past two starts. With the Jets' season long in the gutter, it's a bit surprising they aren't giving Geno Smith another looksee over the year's final five games. It's hard to believe Vick will last under center through Week 17. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:21 am
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (2653rd)
  • Tom Savage not expected to get chance yet
    QB Tom Savage is not expected to play unless the Texans are eliminated from the playoffs.

    Advice: With Ryan Mallett done for the season, we'd love to see the Texans give Savage a shot over limited veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. It doesn't look like it's going to happen. The 5-6 Texans are two games out of first place in the AFC South with five games to go. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:52 am
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.07 (2681st)
  • Report: Rex wants to go back to Vick Week 13
    According to the New York Daily News, Rex Ryan wants to start Michael Vick in Week 13 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: Beat writer Manish Mehta couches his report by saying Ryan had to clear his previous decision to change quarterbacks previously with GM John Idzik and owner Woody Johnson. "Override this time is possible too," Mehta says. There's also the issue of Vick's calf, which isn't considered a serious issue but could give the front office an out if they want to see what Geno Smith has over the final five meaningless games. Although Vick was nothing short of atrocious on Monday night, we'd still prefer him to get the nod if we own Percy Harvin or Eric Decker. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:29 am
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (2653rd)
  • Jets don't know which QB will start Week 13
    Coach Rex Ryan said he doesn't know who he'll start at quarterback in Week 13.

    Advice: Michael Vick looked lost on the field and was yanked during the third quarter of Monday night's ugly 38-3 loss to the Bills. Geno Smith had previously lost his job after going 1-7 as the starter. No matter who starts next week, the Dolphins D/ST will be a preferred fantasy play in a Monday night game at the Meadowlands. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:06 am
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (2653rd)
  • Joe Flacco plays game of catch in MNF win
    Joe Flacco completed 18-of-24 passes for 243 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the Ravens' 34-27, Week 12 win over the Saints on Monday night.

    Advice: It was merely a game of catch for Flacco. The Saints' secondary offered little resistance, while Justin Forsett shredded New Orleans on the ground for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Flacco's lone touchdown pass went to Steve Smith Sr. to cap a nine-play, 97-yard opening drive. Flacco simply threw the ball up in the air, with Smith Sr. making a sensational catch in the end zone while falling to the ground. The Ravens host the Chargers in Week 13, where Flacco will be a middling QB2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:50 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    16.21 (30th)
  • Geno Smith replaces Vick in third quarter
    Geno Smith completed 10-of-12 passes for 89 yards in Monday night's loss to the Bills.

    Advice: Smith took over after Michael Vick was benched in the third quarter. He completed his first eight passes, but was mostly limited to check downs and took two sacks. The Jets have yet to announce who will start next week. Smith won't be on the QB2 radar even if he regains his job. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:24 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.42 (80th)
  • Kyle Orton throws 2 TDs in blowout of Jets
    Kyle Orton completed 24-of-32 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's Week 12 blowout over the Jets.

    Advice: The Bills hadn't scored a touchdown in 21 possessions going into Monday night, but Orton was able to bounce back against the Jets' league-worst secondary. He threw a seven-yard back-shoulder pass to Robert Woods on his first touchdown, and later hit Scott Chandler from 19 yards out. Orton will remain just a low-end QB2 for Week 13 against the Browns. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:21 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.84 (43rd)
  • Jets bench Michael Vick for Geno Smith
    Michael Vick was benched in the third quarter of Monday night's game against the Bills.

    Advice: Vick was pulled after throwing an interception to Bills S Duke Williams. He appeared to suffer an injury on the previous play, and the Jets let Geno Smith handle mop-up duties. Vick struggled to move the offense before exiting, completing just 7-of-19 passes for 76 yards. Coach Rex Ryan declined to announce who will start next week in his post-game press conference. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:19 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (2653rd)
  • Texans sign QB Thad Lewis
    Texans signed QB Thad Lewis.

    Advice: With Ryan Mallett (pectoral) done for the season, Lewis will be the Texans' No. 3 quarterback. He may actually be active on game days if the Texans deem fourth-round rookie Tom Savage not ready for NFL action. Lewis was brutal in the preseason for the Bills after entering summer the favorite for No. 2 duties. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:44 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2451st)
  • Report: Ryan Mallett done for the season
    The Houston Chronicle reports Ryan Mallett (pectoral) is done for the season.

    Advice: Brutal. Mallett waited over three years for his chance to become an NFL starter, and it ends after two games, only one of which he was healthy for. Mallett's reward for playing hurt in Sunday's loss was 60 minutes of bad film heading into the open market. It's unclear if the Texans will turn back to Ryan Fitzpatrick, or perhaps go into full-on evaluation mode with fourth-round rookie Tom Savage. Heading into his age-27 season as a statue-esque pocket passer with only 79 career throws, Mallett is going to be a strange case in free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:09 am
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2453rd)
  • Eli's 3 TDs not enough, Giants lose to Dallas
    Eli Manning completed 29-of-40 passes for 338 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday night's Week 12 loss to the Cowboys.

    Advice: Manning played one of his better games coming off his five-interception performance against the 49ers. He had two first-half touchdowns to Odell Beckham, and later hit a wide-open Adrien Robinson at the goal-line. Manning's pick was a bad overthrew to Preston Parker in the red-zone that allowed Dallas back in the game. He now has a 5:7 TD/INT ratio over his last three starts. Manning will be a streaming option against Jacksonville in Week 13. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:31 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.35 (51st)
  • QB Ryan Mallett headed for MRI on pectoral
    Texans QB Ryan Mallett played through an injured right pectoral muscle during Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Bengals.

    Advice: Mallett suffered the potentially season-ending injury in warmups, perhaps explaining his erratic play against the Browns. He's headed for an MRI and if it shows a tear, the chance he's been awaiting for so long is over. The Houston Chronicle is already suggesting that Ryan Fitzpatrick is "likely back" for the foreseeable future, although we wouldn't be shocked if the Texans turned to fourth-round rookie Tom Savage. Bill O'Brien has seen Fitzpatrick's ceiling and hit his head on it. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:57 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2453rd)
  • Drew Stanton overwhelmed by Seahawks
    Drew Stanton completed 14-of-26 passes for 149 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's loss at Seattle.

    Advice: Stanton was predictably overwhelmed from the opening snap. The Seahawks, playing at home and desperate to gain ground on the division leaders, stacked the box and ate up the pass-game weapons with the Legion of Boom. Of course, Stanton looked unlikely to complete passes down the field even if they were open as he regressed to early-season levels. Even in a dream matchup at Atlanta in Week 13, Stanton is not a fantasy play. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:35 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.56 (36th)
  • Mallett struggles in 2nd start as Texans fall
    Ryan Mallett completed 21-of-45 throws for 189 yards and an interception in the Texans' Week 12 loss to Cincinnati.

    Advice: This game was a big step back for Mallett, who continued to flash his powerful arm but was more frenetic and less in control as a pocket player. Mallett's first pass of the second half was intercepted by Bengals MLB Rey Maualuga. The Texans' run game was nonexistent one week after running all over the Browns. Mallett appears to be a quarterback who requires an effective and high-volume rushing attack to succeed. His accuracy is also highly streaky, and generally not very good. Mallett would be a weak two-quarterback-league play in Week 13 against the Titans. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:18 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2453rd)
  • Teddy Bridgewater has first multi-TD game
    Teddy Bridgewater completed 21-of-37 passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Vikings' Week 12 loss to the Packers.

    Advice: Despite the two touchdowns, Bridgewater struggled to move the offense. He continues to be indecisive with his reads, with his interception coming on a bad underthrow to Greg Jennings. Bridgewater added five carries for 32 yards, and has shown good mobility outside of the pocket. He targeted Charles Johnson a team-high 11 times and remains limited by his supporting cast. Bridgewater will be a low-end QB2 for Week 13 against the Panthers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:37 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    15.67 (33rd)
  • Mark Sanchez has third straight 300-yard day
    Mark Sanchez completed 30-of-43 passes for 307 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Titans.

    Advice: Sanchez was not particularly sharp, making a fistful of ill-advised throws -- two of which were picked off. But in this Chip Kelly (god of offense) scheme, it doesn't matter much. Just like Nick Foles, the sheer number of plays combined with a unique ability to get receivers open leads to big-time box scores. Sanchez has now started three games as an Eagle and produced three 300-yard days to go with five touchdowns and four interceptions during those starts. He'll be a reasonable QB1 start at Dallas on Thanksgiving. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:27 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    17.47 (14th)
  • Bortles looks bad again in Week 12 loss
    Blake Bortles completed 15-of-27 passes for 146 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 23-3, Week 12 loss to the Colts.

    Advice: He absorbed four sacks for a total loss of 32 yards. Coming off the bye, the Jaguars' offense was horrible, showing no creativity and taking zero shots downfield. Bortles had a couple passes batted at the line and was picked off by Vontae Davis on his first throw of the game. The pass was well behind Marcedes Lewis. Bortles isn't even an option in two-quarterback leagues. Hopefully for the Jaguars' sake, he'll take a step or two forward over the final five games. The Giants are up next for the Jags. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:17 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    16.74 (23rd)
  • Hoyer, Browns outlast Falcons in ugly game
    Brian Hoyer completed 23-of-40 passes for 322 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in Cleveland's 26-24, Week 12 win over the Falcons.

    Advice: Put simply, Hoyer was lucky to escape this one with a win. Hoyer niftily engineered the Browns' game-winning field goal drive, but may not have gotten the chance if not for disastrously-bad clock management from Atlanta's Mike Smith. With the game in fourth-quarter crunch time, Hoyer made two of the worst throws you'll ever see. His pick on 1st-and-goal with 4:59 remaining was arguably the worst decision by any quarterback in 2014. Rolling right on a busted play action, Hoyer back pedaled and threw a jump ball to Josh Gordon off his back foot. It was easily picked by Desmond Trufant. Hoyer made use of his returning star Gordon, but had multiple miscommunications with him, and at least 4-5 terrible targets. Hoyer won't be a recommended QB2 for next week's trip to Buffalo. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:15 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    11.59 (94th)
  • Kyle Orton (toe) probable for Week 12
    Kyle Orton (toe) is listed as probable for Week 12.

    Advice: The Bills limited Orton in practice this week, but his toe injury was never a concern. He'll be a mid-range QB2 streamer against the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:51 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.84 (43rd)
  • Bills/Jets playing Monday evening in Detroit
    The Bills and Jets' Week 12 game will be played at 7ET Monday evening in Detroit.

    Advice: It's the second time in five years Detroit has hosted wayward snow travelers, as the Vikings and Giants squared off in Motown on Dec. 13, 2010. It's the most-fair solution, as playing in MetLife Stadium would have been an unfair advantage for the Jets in a game the Bills have to win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Aside from the change of venue, the change of schedule has no fantasy ramifications. All points will count for Week 12 as normal. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:53 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.84 (43rd)
  • Ryan Mallett (chest) practicing in full
    Ryan Mallett is listed on the Week 12 injury report with a chest issue, but practicing in full.

    Advice: Mallett's health isn't a concern for his second NFL start, but his matchup is. The Bengals boast one of the league's best pass defenses, and shut down Drew Brees in Week 11. Mallett isn't a recommended tournament play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:55 pm
     
    Injured Reserve
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (2453rd)
  • Snowstorm forces Bills/NYJ to alternate venue
    The league has announced that Sunday's game between the Bills and Jets will not be played in Buffalo.

    Advice: "Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency in Western New York, Sunday's Jets-Bills game will not be played in Buffalo," the league said in a statement. It remains unclear where the game will be moved, but most signs point to a Monday tilt in Detroit or Washington D.C. New York apparently isn't an option because of the unfair advantage it would afford the Jets. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:52 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.84 (43rd)
  • Kyle Orton still 'limited' on Thursday
    Kyle Orton (toe) remained "limited" on Thursday.

    Advice: The snowbound Bills didn't actually practice, of course. Orton will be good to go for this week's game, whenever and wherever it is. Most signs point toward it taking place on Monday in Detroit. Orton will be a viable QB2 streamer against the Jets' league-worst secondary. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:16 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.84 (43rd)
  • Report: Jets/Bills game likely to be moved
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Sunday's game between the Bills and Jets is expected to be moved from snowbound Buffalo.

    Advice: Schefter's colleague Adam Caplan reports Bills coaches are "preparing for the chance the game is moved to another venue on Monday night." Per Schefter, the Bills are unsure if Ralph Wilson Stadium will even be ready for Week 13 as Buffalo battles a biblical lake-effect snowstorm. MetLife Stadium and Pittsburgh are two possibilities were the game to indeed be moved. Schefter reports Detroit and Washington are also in play. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:54 am
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.84 (43rd)
  • Report: Jets-Bills could be moved due to snow
    A league source tells Profootballtalk.com that the time slot for Sunday's Jets-Bills game in Buffalo could be moved due to snow.

    Advice: Per PFT, the "potential window" for moving the game could span anywhere from Sunday night to Tuesday night. The Bills were unable to practice Wednesday, and it remains to be seen whether they'll be able to do so on Thursday or Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:17 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    0.25 (2653rd)
  • Kyle Orton (toe) limited Wednesday
    Kyle Orton (toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Advice: Despite struggling the last two games, Orton is expected to remain the starter against the Jets. His job security should be considered week to week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:10 pm
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.84 (43rd)
  • Geno Smith's days with Jets 'just about over'
    The New York Daily News' Seth Walder believes Geno Smith's Jets days "look to be just about over."

    Advice: Walder thinks Smith's chances of sticking around into 2015 are slim if GM John Idzik keeps his job, and even slimmer if Idzik gets canned. Smith had a long leash -- in today's NFL -- as Gang Green's starter, but amassed a disgusting 19:31 TD:INT ratio across 24 starts. The Jets were 9-15 in those games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:57 am
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    12.42 (80th)
  • Giants owner gives Manning vote of confidence
    Giants owner John Mara recently gave Eli Manning a vote of confidence.

    Advice: It's worth noting that Mara's comments came before Manning threw five picks in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. "We still think he's in his prime and still has a lot of good years left," Mara said optimistically. "It lifts the whole franchise when you have a quarterback who can play at that level." Fans and writers can often be far too quick to write off players, but Manning's TD:INT ratio is now 36:38 since the start of last season. He's posted a 6.9 YPA and 75.8 QB rating during the same timespan. Manning turns 34 in January, and 2015 is the final year of his contract. The Giants would be foolish not to at least consider a post-Manning future. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:30 pm
     
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.35 (51st)
  • Buffalo gives Kyle Orton vote of confidence
    Bills coach Doug Marrone gave Kyle Orton a vote of confidence at Monday's presser.

    Advice: "Right now I plan on sticking with Kyle, and I believe in every player, not just the quarterback player, who gives us the best chance to win," a long-winded Marrone said. "That’s the way we’re headed this week." The "right now" sticks out for Marrone, who has been perhaps the least-truthful coach in the NFL throughout his 11-15 tenure in Buffalo. Orton was positively dreadful in last Thursday's loss to the Dolphins, but we wouldn't hold our breath on the Bills deciding E.J. Manuel gives them a better chance to win. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 11:19 am
     
    Probable
    Week 13 Projected Points & Rank
    14.84 (43rd)
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