What Happened Sunday and a Look Ahead (Week 15)

Demarco Murray fractured and sprained his ankle in last night’s loss, officially ending his season. Hopefully you were savvy enough to stash Felix Jones, who takes over lead back duties and has a very nice match up against the Bad News Bucs next week.

Greg Jennings suffered a knee sprain yesterday and the Packers are being mum on the severity. Bottom line is they are unlikely to risk him come the playoffs so expect him done for your playoffs. Ryan Grant had a return to glory with 2 scores and now faces the Chiefs who are in disarray. While I wouldn’t recommend starting him based off one game, he does make an interesting play if Starks also misses this week as well.

Coach Todd Haley was fired today and Coach Tony Sparano is expected to be fired at the end of the season.

Matt Moore will be undergoing concussion tests so it’s a possibility he won’t be available this week.

Now that Tim Tebow has proven his talent is far from a fluke, John Elway himself promised to help the quarterback this off season. After the Prater field goal to tie you could see Elway in his box shaking his head in disbelief. I’ve bought into the kid since he was at Florida, but this was supposed to be a defense which silenced him. The Bears did, but Tebow was able to once again do his thing in the 4th quarter. Demaryius Thomas has taken over as the receiver you want to have on this team. Given injuries to other big names and his resurgence of late there is a solid chance he is laying around the waiver wire. Get him or Eric Decker now. Against the Pats next week which made Florida alum Rex Grossman look good, Tebow and his receivers should do well. Willis McGahee is also poised to have a monster game next week. At home, against one of the weakest defenses, all Broncos are a solid play week 15.

Ben Roethlisberger was diagnosed with a grade one sprain, so it is likely with a week + of rest and some pain killers he will be a go next week.

Say goodbye to Raheem Morris and the Bucs “youngry” movement. The only trustworthy player on this team is Legarrette Blount who did well on Sunday posting 74 yards and a score also fumbled twice. Josh Freeman and Mike Williams are worthy of a risk in keeper leagues but forget using them if you made it to the second round of the playoffs.

Get ready for Drew Brees, Marques Colston, and all your other Saints against the Vikings secondary week 15. It is still too early to know the status of Mark Ingram next week but the Vikings secondary is among the weakest and Brees is likely to bounce back big after an below average performance against the Titans.

Though much will be made about Mark Sanchez’ 4 score performance, look at the numbers…They are no different than previous weeks and he was able to sneak in two short runs. Bottom line is he is still struggling and dragging down the values of Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress. In his wake however Shonn Greene has excelled in nearly every aspect of his game and is getting stronger. He will be a must play against an Eagles defense which has struggled vs. the run and is playing to their potential vs. the pass.

After Kevin Kolb exited with a “head” injury, John Skelton propelled the Cards to their biggest win of the season. Though it will be quick to expect great things next week, Fitz and company have a very tough match up against the Browns top ranked secondary. Beanie Wells on the other hand will have a great day ahead of him after being silenced against the Niners yesterday.

The Lions offense had a return to glory against the Vikings and that should continue against the hapless Raiders week 15. If you are hurting at WR see ifTitus Young is available in your league and scoop him up. He was tied for most targets Sunday (7) and has taken over for Nate Burleson. Routt, the Raiders best corner is likely to hover around Megatron all day and though Calvin will get his, there will be plenty more opportunities for Young andPettigrew. Kevin Smith should also be close to making a return so prepare to start all you Lions.

Roy Helu became the first rookie back in Redskin history to post 3 straight 100+ rushing games. He has a bit of a tougher match up against the Giants week 15 but his sheer volume of carries makes him a safe #2/Flex play.

CJ2K had a very forgettable performance against the Saints Sunday as they keyed on the back and ensured he wouldn’t be the one to beat them. That all changes next week against the 30th ranked Colts who couldn’t catch a cold. Johnson belongs among the top 5 starts this week.

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One Response to “What Happened Sunday and a Look Ahead (Week 15)”

  1. Kyle says:

    At the time Tebow proved his talent was not a fluke, now after two weeks, the discussion about the broncos drafting a QB for next season has been reopened. As someone who lives in Denver I think we need to draft a new QB who can play all 4 quarters

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