This is an article from the Dec. 2, 2013 issue
Rams RBs Zac Stacy (fifth-round pick) and Benny Cunningham (UFA) combine for 196 yards and two TDs in a 42--21 defeat of the Bears.
Chicago's banged-up D allows 4.9 yards per rush. The Bears play the Browns in Week 15, making Willis McGahee and Chris Ogbonnaya strong stash options.
Dennis Johnson runs for 74 yards on 13 carries in relief of Ben Tate as Houston hits rock bottom, losing 13--6 to the Jaguars.
It's been a nightmare '13 for the Texans; they might as well see what they have in Johnson. Looking for the annual random fantasy playoff stud? Could be him.
Andrew Luck throws for just 163 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Colts' 40--11 loss to the Cardinals.
Luck has struggled without WR Reggie Wayne. With tough defenses looming (Titans, Bengals, Chiefs, Texans), he's no longer a QB1.
Arizona WR Michael Floyd tops 100 yards for the second straight game, catching seven passes against Indianapolis.
Floyd's getting going at just the right time, and the Cards have favorable matchups (Eagles, Rams) the next two weeks. Snag him if he's free.
At last, a big game: five catches for 127 yards and a TD—enough to suggest a fantasy playoff run to come.
After a 108-yard, two-TD outing (and with the Bills' and Rams' poor secondaries on the horizon), he's worth a speculative add.
After battling hamstring and toe injuries all year, he finally showed signs of life with 79 total yards and a TD.
A once invulnerable unit, K.C.'s D has floundered the last two weeks. Up next: a second go-round with Peyton Manning. Uh-oh.
This applies, really, to anyone on New York's O, which has scored 14 points or fewer in four of its last six games.
Facing Dallas's poor pass D and with WR Hakeem Nicks out, Cruz was destined for big things. Instead, he caught just two balls for 27 yards and lost a fumble.
THEY SAID IT
"I don't worry about them. I've made it to one Sweet 16 in two years, and he's made it to one Sweet 16 in 18 years."
Andy EnfieldUSC's first-year basketball coach, on how he feels about crosstown rival UCLA and its new coach, Steve Alford.