Odell Beckham WR NYG 34 Mins2 Comments
Beckham had eight catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Rams.
Since the Giants' Week 8 bye, Beckham is averaging a preposterous 126.8 receiving yards with eight touchdowns in eight games. There is not much to say that hasn't already been said about him this season: he has been dominant. If your league plays in Week 17, enjoy another week of the Odell Beckham show next Sunday against the Eagles.
Chad Greenway LB MIN 43 Mins
Greenway said he heard a pop in his knee during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Greenway missed most of the second half, finishing with three tackles (two solo) and half of a sack. If the veteran can't play in Week 17, his snaps will likely be divided between some combination of Brandon Watts, Audie Cole and Jasper Brinkley.
Cole Beasley WR DAL 45 Mins
Beasley was targeted three times in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Colts, finishing with two catches for 29 yards and a touchdown.
Beasley's value is almost entirely touchdown-dependent, though the getting's been good lately, with four scores in his last five games. He'll close out the regular season next week against Washington.
Steve Smith WR BAL 49 Mins
Smith had five catches on 12 targets for 49 yards Sunday against the Texans.
Quarterback Joe Flacco really struggled with his accuracy, completing just 21 of 50 passes, but he did throw two touchdowns, though both went to Torrey Smith. After going for at least 100 yards four times in the first six games of the season, Steve Smith has failed to reach even 90 yards once since then, while scoring just two touchdowns. It won't get any easier in Week 17 against the Browns, who are allowing the seventh-fewest passing yards per game this season.
Lance Dunbar RB DAL 51 Mins
Dunbar had two carries for four yards and two catches for 10 yards in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Colts.
Dunbar is clearly third in the pecking order for carries in Dallas, well behind DeMarco Murray (22 carries) and Joseph Randle (13 carries). Even if the Cowboys decide to rest Murray next week for the playoffs, Dunbar would still only have flex value in very deep leagues.
Joe Flacco QB BAL 52 Mins
Flacco completed 21-of-50 passes for 195 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions during Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Flacco completed only three of his first 20 passes, and all three of his interceptions came in Texans' territory. It was a dreadful performance at a terrible time, as the Ravens had control of their playoff destiny until the loss. He connected with eight different receivers, throwing both of his touchdown passes to Torrey Smith, but no receiver finished with even 60 yards. It won't get much easier in Week 17, as the Ravens will face off against the Browns, who are allowing the seventh-fewest passing yards per game this season.
E. J. Gaines DB STL 53 Mins
Gaines suffered a concussion and lacerated lip during Sunday's loss to the Giants, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.
Gaines, a sixth-round rookie, has started every game this season. He finished Sunday's contest with three tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed, giving him 70 tackles (63 solo), two interceptions, a fumble recovery and 15 passes defensed for the season. If Gaines can't play in Week 17 against the Seahawks, nickleback Trumaine Johnson will likely work in an every-down role.
Joseph Randle RB DAL 57 Mins
Randle had 13 carries for 37 yards and one catch for seven yards in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Colts.
Despite his broken hand, DeMarco Murray still received 22 carries, limiting Randle's impact. If your league plays through Week 17, Randle could be a sneaky play next week. With the NFC East wrapped up and a first-round bye a fairly unlikely proposition, the Cowboys may decide to rest Murray, which would obviously give Randle's value a significant boost.
Charles Johnson WR MIN 58 Mins
Johnson had three catches on six targets for 38 yards Sunday against the Dolphins.
The 38 yards were Johnson's fewest since he grabbed a bigger role in the offense after the Week 10 bye, and he's now gone without a touchdown in three of his last four games. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater doesn't look for him much in the red zone, leaving fantasy owners to depend on long touchdowns from Johnson to get much of an impact. The good news is that the Vikings will face off against the Bears in Week 17, a team tied with the Redskins for allowing the most passing touchdowns in the league this season.
Terrance Williams WR DAL 59 Mins
Williams had two catches - both touchdowns - for 52 yards in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Colts.
Williams bookended the Cowboys' scoring brigade, catching a nine-yard score from Tony Romo in the first quarter, then closing out the Cowboys' scoring with a 43-yard reception from Brandon Weeden in the fourth. Williams had not scored a touchdown or surpassed 40 receiving yards in a game since Week 8, so this stat line was a pleasant surprise. The Cowboys still have an outside shot at a first-round bye, so they may go all hands on deck for next Sunday's game against Washington, but if they do rest some of their key guys, Williams would stand to benefit.