Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 11/15/13
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on Colts-Titans, Manning and more
November 15, 2013
Hopefully your fantasy team doesn’t have too big of a hole to climb out of after last night’s Week 11 kickoff between the Colts and the Titans. That said, we’ve got a few storylines to follow as we plow through these last couple of days before the main batch of games. Here’s a look at some of the noteworthy players out there and what we should be expecting this weekend.
Colts-Titans Fantasy Notes: There were some pretty big performers in the Colts’ 30-27 win over the Titans last night, and maybe some emerging trends as well. Donald Brown will certainly gain some attention from this game, as will Delanie Walker. Here’s a look at stats from some of the fantasy leaders.
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Andrew Luck: 232 pass yards, 0 TD, 31 rush yards, TD
Donald Brown: 14 rush, 80 yards, 2 TD
Trent Richardson: 8 rush, 22 yards, 5 receptions, 31 yards
Coby Fleener: 8 receptions, 107 yards
Chris Johnson: 17 rush, 86 yards, 2 TD
Delanie Walker: 10 receptions, 91 yards, TD
Martellus Bennett, TE, Chicago Bears: Uh-oh. Bennett owners will want to keep a watchful eye on his status in today’s practice, as he ended up sitting out yesterday’s session due to an ankle injury. That was the first anyone had heard of an ailment involving Bennett, so it’s definitely unsettling.
Bennett is in something of a funk statistically. He’s only got eight catches for 65 yards and no scores over his past two games. Assuming he’s healthy enough to play, he’ll be looking for a breakout against the Ravens this weekend.
Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders: McFadden’s week isn’t starting off so well. He missed out on practice yesterday, which is another red flag toward him potentially missing Sunday’s game with that hamstring injury.
McFadden sat out the Raiders’ loss to the Giants this past week, which was his second missed game this year. If he can’t get back on the field, it’ll be another dose of backup Rashad Jennings at RB against Houston.
Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos: Manning owners can breathe a little easier this morning. After missing out on practice Wednesday (like usual), the veteran QB was back out there yesterday and looks on track to be just fine for his team’s big game against the Chiefs on Sunday.
Manning’s already-injured ankle was banged up in the team’s win over the Chargers last week, but no new damage was done. He’ll be playing.
Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears: Speaking of ankle injuries, Cutler’s got one of his own. It’s of the high-sprain variety, and he’s reportedly wearing a hard cast from the knee down. (It’s supposedly just precautionary.) He’ll be sitting out the Bears’ Week 11 game against the Ravens at home and backup Josh McCown will be starting once again.
As for Cutler, there’s no hard timeline in place for his recovery window, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
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