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Carolina Panthers v New Orleans Saints

Week 12 in the NFL is all about the Monday night contest between the Saints and Patriots. No doubt we should see a shootout that should rival the Patriots vs Colts’ game we saw a few week’s ago.

This week we have our weekly section on wounded warriors, as well as our top rankings for top position players. We have the top 16 ranked QB, TE, K and D/ST ranked. We also have the top 30 RB’s and top 35 WR’s as well.

Wounded Warriors


Lions- Matthew Stafford- Unfortunately, Matthew Stafford injured his collar bone in the Lions come from behind victory against the Browns. Even more disappointing for Stafford is that he was just starting to find his grove with over 400 yards passing and five touchdowns in that game.

It looks like Stafford will miss this week’s early contest on Thanksgiving, but he will hopefully be back for week 13.

Broncos- Kyle Orton- The Broncos starting quarterback Kyle Orton didn’t start the game against the Chargers, but it did finish it. On Monday Orton practiced with the team and should play on Thanksgiving against the Giants.

Steelers- Ben Roethlisberger- The Steelers star quarterback suffered a concussion in over time against the Chiefs. So far, signs look good for Ben Roethlisberger’s odds of playing this week at Baltimore.

If he is unable to go than Dennis Dixon will get the start because Charlie Batch is out for the next six weeks.

Cardinals- Kurt Warner- The Cardinals lost Kurt Warner to a mild concussion against the Rams in the first half. It looks like Warner should play against the Titans, but if he is unable to go than Matt Leinart would start.

Rams- Marc Bulger- Just as the Rams were starting to play some solid football, they lose their starting quarterback for three to six weeks with a fractured tibia. This will probably end Marc Bulger’s season as the team will look to Kyle Boller the rest of the way.

Running Backs

Falcons- Michael Turner- The Falcons are still playing mind games about Michael Turner’s status. At this time, I would say he won’t be a go, unless he can practice in full at some point this week. The likely hood of him playing or practicing this week is not strong.

Look for Turner to probably not play as Jason Snelling will have a great start this week against the Buccaneers.

Bengals- Cedric Benson- It’s unknown if Cedric Benson will play this week against division rival Cleveland Browns. Just like Michael Turner’s situation, I believe we will need to see Benson practice in order for him to play.

If Benson doesn’t play this week than Bernard Scott should have another productive day against the Browns.

Seahawks- Julius Jones- The news on Monday from Seattle is that Julius Jones is supposed to come back to practice this week. Being able to practice and handling contact are two separate things for Jones in his situation.

Against the Cardinals, he injured his ribs and had been bleeding in his lung.

Look for Jones to practice but don’t be surprised if he doesn’t play this weekend. If he does suit up this week I would be very surprised if he starts over Justin Forsett.

Bills- Marshawn Lynch- The Bills lost their starting running back in the middle of last week’s game against the Jaguars. For now, the Bills are saying that Marshawn Lynch is day to day with a shoulder injury.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Lynch plays this week against the Dolphins but check his status before their early game on Sunday.

Wide Receivers

Lions- Calvin Johnson- This is probably the most unfortunate injury of the week as Calvin Johnson was just getting his grove back. In Johnson’s great performance against the Browns, he injured his hand and knee again.

Right now, it is believed that he is very doubtful to play in the Lions early Thursday game on Thanksgiving. Hopefully, the Lions and fantasy football owners will get Johnson back for week 13.


  • Tom Brady @ Saints
  • Drew Brees vs Patriots
  • Aaron Rodgers @ Lions
  • Peyton Manning @ Texans
  • Matt Schaub vs Colts
  • Philip Rivers vs Chiefs
  • Donovan McNabb vs Redskins
  • Brett Favre vs Bears
  • Eli Manning @ Broncos
  • Kurt Warner @ Titans (Assuming He Plays)
  • Ben Roethlisberger @ Ravens (Assuming He Plays)
  • Matt Ryan vs Buccaneers
  • Carson Palmer vs Browns
  • Matt Hasselbeck @ Rams
  • Tony Romo vs Raiders
  • Vince Young vs Cardinals

Running Backs

  • Adrian Peterson vs Bears
  • Chris Johnson vs Cardinals
  • Maurice Jones-Drew @ 49ers
  • Steven Jackson vs Seahawks
  • Frank Gore vs Jaguars
  • DeAngelo Williams @ Jets
  • Ray Rice vs Steelers
  • Ricky Williams @ Bills
  • Thomas Jones vs Panthers
  • Ryan Grant @ Lions
  • Jason Snelling vs Buccaneers (Don’t Use if Turner Plays)
  • LeSean McCoy vs Redskins
  • LaDainian Tomlinson vs Chiefs
  • Justin Forsett @ Rams (Should Start Even if Jones Plays)
  • Marion Barber vs Raiders
  • Pierre Thomas vs Patriots
  • Joseph Addai @ Texans
  • Steve Slaton vs Colts (He’s Back)
  • Bernard Scott vs Browns (Don’t Start if Benson Plays)
  • Knowshon Moreno vs Giants
  • Kevin Smith vs Packers
  • Rashard Mendenhall @ Ravens
  • Brandon Jacobs @ Broncos
  • Jonathan Stewart @ Jets
  • Matt Forte @ Vikings
  • Laurence Maroney @ Saints
  • Beanie Wells @ Titans
  • Marshawn Lynch vs Dolphins (Banged Up)
  • Jamaal Charles @ Chargers
  • Carnell Williams @ Falcons

Wide Receivers

  • Randy Moss @ Saints
  • Andre Johnson vs Colts
  • Reggie Wayne @ Texans
  • Vincent Jackson vs Chiefs
  • Larry Fitzgerald @ Titans
  • DeSean Jackson vs Redskins
  • Mike Sims-Walker @ 49ers
  • Sidney Rice vs Bears
  • Chad Ochocinco vs Browns
  • Wes Welker @ Saints
  • Marcus Colston vs Patriots
  • Roddy White vs Buccaneers
  • Donald Driver @ Lions
  • Anquan Boldin @ Titans
  • Steve Smith (NY) @ Broncos
  • Hines Ward @ Ravens
  • Greg Jennings @ Lions
  • Santonio Holmes @ Ravens
  • Chris Chambers @ Chargers
  • Miles Austin vs Raiders (What Have You Done Lately?)
  • T.J. Houshmandzadeh @ Rams
  • Mario Manningham @ Broncos
  • Terrell Owens vs Dolphins (Turning Things Around)
  • Brandon Marshall vs Giants
  • Devin Hester @ Vikings
  • Percy Harvin vs Bears
  • Steve Smith (Car) @ Jets
  • Jerricho Cotchery vs Panthers
  • Lee Evans vs Dolphins
  • Donnie Avery vs Seahawks
  • Kenny Britt vs Cardinals
  • Derrick Mason vs Steelers
  • Mohamed Massaquoi @ Bengals
  • Roy Williams vs Raiders
  • Robert Meachum vs Patriots (All He Does is Catch Touchdowns)

Tight Ends

  • Dallas Clark @ Texans
  • Vernon Davis vs Jaguars
  • Antonio Gates vs Chiefs
  • Tony Gonzalez vs Buccaneers
  • Brent Celek vs Redskins
  • Visanthe Shaincoe vs Bears
  • Jason Witten vs Raiders
  • Greg Olsen @ Vikings
  • Heath Miller @ Ravens
  • Dustin Keller vs Panthers
  • Jermichael Finley @ Lions
  • John Carlson @ Rams
  • Jeremy Shockey vs Patriots
  • Todd Heap vs Steelers
  • James Casey vs Colts
  • Kevin Boss @ Broncos


  • Dave Akers vs Redskins
  • Stephen Gostkowski @ Saints
  • Nate Kaeding vs Chiefs
  • Mason Crosby @ Lions
  • Rob Bironas vs Cardinals
  • Robbie Gould @ Vikings
  • Shayne Graham vs Browns
  • Kris Brown vs Colts
  • Billy Cundiff vs Steelers
  • Nick Folk vs Raiders
  • Josh Brown vs Seahawks
  • Josh Scobee @ 49ers
  • Joe Nedney vs Jaguars
  • Ryan Succop @ Chargers
  • John Kasey @ Jets
  • Niel Rackers @ Titans

Defense/ ST

  • Eagles vs Redskins
  • Cowboys vs Raiders
  • Packers @ Lions
  • Vikings vs Bears
  • Ravens vs Steelers
  • Chargers vs Chiefs
  • Steelers @ Ravens (No.3 defense if Roethlisberger is Out)
  • Bengals @ Browns
  • Jets vs Panthers
  • Jaguars @ 49ers
  • Falcons vs Buccaneers
  • Seahawks @ Rams
  • 49ers vs Jaguars
  • Giants @ Broncos
  • Broncos vs Giants
  • Patriots @ Saints

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