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|10/28/2014||Brandon Meriweather, S|
|Meriweather shined on defense Monday.
Analysis: Meriweather had two sacks of the beleaguered Tony Romo, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in a performance for the ages.
|10/28/2014||DeSean Jackson, WR|
|Jackson had six catches for 136 yards on Monday.
Analysis: Jackson is eighth in the NFL with 664 yards though his three TDs aren't enough for his fantasy owners.
|10/28/2014||Alfred Morris, RB|
|Morris had 18 carries for 73 yards in Monday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: Morris still hasn't cracked 100 yards yet and represents a fantasy bust.
|10/28/2014||DeMarco Murray, RB|
|Murray continued his impressive streak, rushing for 141 yards on 19 carries in a loss to Washington on Monday night.
Analysis: He's extended his NFL-record run to eight straight 100-yard efforts to start a season. He's already run for more than 1,000 yards in his eight games.
|10/28/2014||Colt McCoy, QB|
|McCoy's successful return to his home state Monday ended in a shocking 20-17 OT win for the 'Skins.
Analysis: Playing in Dallas' stadium for the first time since his Texas-record 45th victory in the 2009 Big 12 championship game against Nebraska, McCoy was 25 of 30 for 299 yards and an interception. He also ran seven times for 16 yards and one TD. He goes into next week's game in Minnesota with some confidence.
|10/28/2014||Dez Bryant, WR|
|Bryant was held to a season-low 30 yards Monday night, with none in the second half. He had three catches with his fifth TD of the year.
Analysis: Bryant turned in a subpar fantasy effort ahead of Sunday's game against the NFC-leading Cardinals. With Tony Romo possibly being injured, Bryant could struggle to reward his loyal fantasy owners.
|10/28/2014||Daryn Colledge, G|
|Colledge says he should have taken himself out of the lineup sooner when he came down with a headache that forced him to the sideline.
Analysis: Colledge said he hurt the team by staying in Sunday's game at Jacksonville for three series, all three-and-outs. The Dolphins said he suffered a migraine. Colledge has never missed a game in his nine-year career. He said he hopes to start Sunday against San Diego, but must receive medical clearance.
|10/28/2014||Charles Godfrey, S|
|The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran free agent safety Charles Godfrey on Tuesday.
Analysis: Godfrey made 75 starts in seven seasons with Carolina. Godfrey, a third-round pick from Iowa in 2008, has 11 interceptions. He played in seven games with one start this season before being released on Oct. 21.
|10/28/2014||Mark Barron, S|
|The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded safety Mark Barron to the St. Louis Rams.
Analysis: Barron was the seventh overall selection in the 2012 draft, but has not made the type of impact on defense that the lowly Bucs anticipated when he entered the league.
|10/28/2014||Jonathan Casillas, LB|
|The Patriots, who lost Jerod Mayo for the season to a knee injury, traded for their second linebacker in as many weeks when they picked up Casillas from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Analysis: Last week, New England acquired Akeem Ayers from the Tennessee Titans and he debuted Sunday against the Chicago Bears, picking up a sack.
|10/28/2014||Mike Wallace, WR|
|Wallace is still stewing about the Miami Dolphins' latest sputtering offensive performance.
Analysis: Miami won 27-13 Sunday at woeful Jacksonville thanks to two interception returns for touchdowns. But Wallace left the stadium after the game without talking to the media, and he remained miffed 48 hours later, saying the Dolphins must do better. This figures to affect his fantasy production.
|10/28/2014||Jason Witten, TE|
|Witten caught his second touchdown pass in three games in Monday night's home loss to Washington. He finished with five catches for 70 yards to go along with the score.
Analysis: Witten failed to reach the end zone in each of his first five games. He's been a bit of a disappointment, but fantasy owners hope this is the start of a strong finish.
|10/28/2014||Champ Bailey, CB|
|Bailey has decided to retire after a 15-year NFL career that included 12 Pro Bowl berths, a record for a cornerback.
Analysis: Bailey's agent, Jack Reale, said from Atlanta that Bailey had opportunities to play this season but decided to pursue other opportunities.
|10/28/2014||Kenny Ladler, S|
|The Buffalo Bills have placed Ladler on season-ending injured reserve because of an arm injury.
Analysis: The move was announced Tuesday, two days after Ladler was hurt during Buffalo's 43-23 win at the New York Jets. It was only the rookie's second game since being promoted off the practice squad three weeks earlier.
|10/28/2014||Zach Bauman, RB|
|The Arizona Cardinals have signed Bauman to the practice squad.
Analysis: Bauman - Northern Arizona's career leader in yards rushing, all-purpose yards and touchdowns - was with the Cardinals in training camp as an undrafted rookie free agent but was released Aug. 30. The move comes after running back Stepfan Taylor injured his calf in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.
|10/27/2014||Kevin Reddick, LB|
|Reddick has totaled 149 yards and two TDs on 13 receptions in the last two games.
Analysis: With Reggie Bush out, Reddick has been a solid option catching passes out of the backfield.
|10/27/2014||Golden Tate, WR|
|One week after recording a career-high 154 receiving yards, Tate totaled 151 on seven catches Sunday in London.
Analysis: Tate has 39 receptions for 599 yards and three TDs in the last five games. He is a bonafide No. 1 fantasy receiver as long as Calvin Johnson is still out.
|10/27/2014||Matthew Stafford, QB|
|Stafford led the way for Detroit with 325 passing yards and two touchdowns Sunday in London.
Analysis: Those two scores gave Stafford 120 touchdown passes, a Lions record, two more than Hall of Famer Bobby Layne.
|10/27/2014||Matt Prater, K|
|Prater missed a 43-yard field goal attempt with 4 seconds to go, then got another chance because of a delay-of-game penalty. He nailed that one from 48 yards, giving the Detroit Lions (6-2) a second straight comeback victory, 22-21 over the Atlanta Falcons (2-6). Detroit trailed 21-0 at halftime Sunday at Wembley Stadium in the earliest start in NFL history.
Analysis: Prater's winning kick was the first made field goal from between 40 and 49 yards this season for Detroit. If not for the penalty, it wouldn't have happened because he went wide right on the first attempt.
|10/27/2014||Randall Cobb, WR|
|Cobb hauled in five passes for 126 yards and a touchdown Sunday night against New Orleans.
Analysis: Cobb has a touchdown catch in seven of Green Bay's eight games. He is tied for the NFL lead with nine touchdown receptions.
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