NFL Week 14 Fantasy Fill-ins
I’ve uncovered some guys you can plug in to your lineup if you are dealing with an injury or tough matchups. Check back following the games to see the stat line of guys profiled.
Matt Cassel - Cassel let a lot of teams down last week against the Steelers, but if you have the moxie to stick with him this week against Seattle, you should reap the rewards.
Stat Line: 26 of 44 for 268 yards, TD, 7 carries for 14 yards
Pierre Thomas - Well, you know Deuce is out of the picture thanks to his water pills. Bush is back, but I see Thomas getting a good share of the work, especially at the stripe.
Stat Line: 16 carries for 102 yards, TD, 1 catch for 7 yards, TD
Kevin Smith - Originally I said Smith would be a good play, but the Williams’ Wall appears to be playing. If they do, look elsewhere. If the NFL wins the appeal, he should have running room.
Stat Line: 22 carries for 63 yards, 2 catches for 27 yards
Bernard Berrian - He has been hit or miss for the Vikings, but I do like his chances against the stinkin’ Lions.
Stat Line: 3 catches for 29 yards
Anthony Gonzalez - Gonzalez has an off-week against Cleveland with two catches for 13 yards. He darn well better do better than that against Cincinnati.
Stat Line: 3 catches for 27 yards, TD
Owen Daniels -One of my usual suspects for opposing Tight Ends, San Diego, played Thursday and the other, Minnesota, figured out they are better off using a DB to cover TEs. Daniels has averaged just 20 yards a game the last four weeks since Matt Schaub went down. He should be back, and so should Daniels’ fantasy relevance.
Stat Line: 6 catches for 65 yards, TD
Jay Feely - Despite allowing just a FG to Lindell last week, San Fran has still allowed the most Kicker points. Had Lindell not uncharacteristically missed two FGs, we’d be talking about another 3 FG game allowed. So I’m picking on San Fran yet again.
Stat Line: 2 PATs
Arizona - The last time they played the Cardinals had 2 Sacks and forced 3 turnovers. They even took an INT to the house. This time they are playing in Arizona. I fully expect another multi-sack/multi-turnover game.
Stat Line: 1 Sack, 2 Fumbles, 1 INT, TD