Victor Cruz WR NYG 11 Hrs
Victor Cruz was limited to five receptions for 42 yards in the Giants' Week 14 loss to the Chargers.
New York's passing game lacked big-play ability aside from Hakeem Nicks' early 51-yard catch, as Cruz was reduced to a possession/third- and fourth-down weapon on a very disappointing day for the entire Giants offense. Cruz still hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 4, and teammate Hakeem Nicks hasn't scored a touchdown all year. Cruz will be a WR2/3 in Week 15 against Seattle.
Shane Vereen RB NE 11 Hrs
Shane Vereen rushed three times for nine yards and one touchdown and caught 12 passes for 153 yards in the Patriots' Week 14 win over the Browns.
Vereen was a monster in the passing game, drawing a whopping 17 targets. After Rob Gronkowski suffered what's believed to be a torn ACL midway through the third quarter, Tom Brady leaned on Vereen heavily. On a late third-quarter touchdown drive, Vereen accounted for all 72 yards of offense on two catches and a six-yard scoring plunge. His big grab was a 50-yard connection down the left sideline in Craig Robertson's coverage. Vereen is going to draw a ton of targets with Gronkowski likely out for the rest of the season. The RB2 could push for RB1 numbers over the final three weeks. Start Vereen every week.
Jason Campbell QB CLE 11 Hrs
Jason Campbell completed 29-of-44 passes for 391 yards and three touchdowns in Week 14 against the Patriots.
Making his first appearance since suffering a Week 12 concussion, Campbell looked pretty sharp as he peppered Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon with targets. It shouldn't be too difficult with those two athletic freaks in your arsenal. Campbell appeared to have led the Browns to an upset victory over the Patriots, but New England scored two touchdowns in the final 1:04 to win 27-26. Campbell's three scores went to Gordon, Cameron, and Gary Barnidge on a broken play. Campbell will be a low-end QB2 next week against Chicago.
Peyton Manning QB DEN 11 Hrs
Peyton Manning completed 39-of-59 passes for 397 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 51-28 Week 14 win over the Titans.
With temperatures hovering around 16 degrees for much of the game and Manning facing the Titans' elite corner duo, pundits suggested the league's obvious MVP might struggle. It didn't happen. Manning was extremely sharp once again, spreading the ball to all his weapons and not missing a beat after Wes Welker left with a concussion. It's Manning's seventh game with more than 350 yards passing and his seventh game with four or more touchdown passes. He'll be fantasy's No. 1 quarterback in Week 15, when the Broncos host the Chargers.
T. Y. Hilton WR IND 11 Hrs
T.Y. Hilton caught two passes for seven yards in Week 14 against the Bengals.
Hilton was targeted five times on the day. He narrowly missed hauling in a long touchdown, but S Reggie Nelson barely got a fingertip on the ball to knock it away at the last second. Hilton was visibly upset at one point on the field. He's strung together a number of under-whelming efforts the past month. Hilton will be a strong WR2 next week at home against the Texans.
Mohamed Sanu WR CIN 12 Hrs
Mohamed Sanu caught two passes for 26 yards in Week 14 against the Colts.
Sanu was targeted four times on the day. The two he and Andy Dalton couldn't hook up on came in the end zone. Sanu caught one of the passes but failed to get both feet in bounds. He continues to be waiver wire fodder in re-draft leagues.
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR IND 12 Hrs
Darrius Heyward-Bey caught two passes for 23 yards in Week 14 at Cincinnati.
Heyward-Bey was targeted three times on the day, playing as the No. 4 receiver behind T.Y. Hilton, Da'Rick Rogers, and LaVon Brazill. DHB dropped yet another pass in this one on a third-and-eight pass that hit him right in the hands. He's well off the fantasy radar.