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Week 12 Matchup: Houston at Detroit

Detroit

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 19.6ppg and HOU Allows 17.4ppg ( -11%)
Matthew Stafford   18.7
Dan Orlovsky   2.0
Running Backs
Average 18.9ppg and HOU Allows 14.0ppg ( -26%)
Mikel Leshoure   11.1
Reggie Bush   11.0
Joique Bell Pro 6.7
Montell Owens IR 6.7
Jed Collins   1.7
Shaun Chapas   0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 26.3ppg and HOU Allows 23.4ppg ( -11%)
Calvin Johnson Out 14.2
Golden Tate   7.8
Ryan Broyles IR 5.4
Kevin Ogletree   4.9
Kris Durham   4.6
Micheal Spurlock   3.5
Tight Ends
Average 9.5ppg and HOU Allows 9.1ppg ( -4%)
Brandon Pettigrew IR 5.7
Dorin Dickerson IR 1.6
Kickers
Average 8.4ppg and HOU Allows 6.3ppg ( -25%)
David Akers   8.2
Defensive Linemen
Average 17.6ppg and HOU Allows 18.7ppg (+ 7%)
Nick Fairley   5.0
C.J. Mosley   4.1
Ndamukong Suh   3.9
Jason Jones IR 2.9
Vaughn Martin IR 2.3
Andre Fluellen   1.8
Linebackers
Average 18.7ppg and HOU Allows 20.0ppg (+ 7%)
Stephen Tulloch   6.8
DeAndre Levy Pro 5.6
Roger McIntosh   3.1
Cory Greenwood IR 2.4
Darryl Tapp   2.4
Tahir Whitehead   2.0
Ashlee Palmer   1.9
Julian Stanford   1.6
Travis Lewis Sus 1.5
Defensive Backs
Average 25.6ppg and HOU Allows 28.8ppg (+ 12%)
Glover Quin   6.5
Don Carey   6.0
John Wendling   5.5
Cassius Vaughn   5.4
Chris Houston Out 5.0
Isa Abdul-Quddus Out 4.3
Jonte Green Out 4.1
Dejon Gomes   4.1
Dwight Bentley Out 3.5
Rashean Mathis Pro 3.1
James Ihedigbo   2.2

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Houston

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.1ppg and DET Allows 17.5ppg (+ 16%)
Ryan Fitzpatrick   15.1
T.J. Yates Pro 2.1
Running Backs
Average 25.6ppg and DET Allows 17.1ppg ( -33%)
Arian Foster IR 16.6
Andre Brown Pro 9.5
Deji Karim IR 2.0
Greg Jones Pro 0.9
Jonathan Grimes   0.9
Wide Receivers
Average 18.6ppg and DET Allows 24.3ppg (+ 31%)
Andre Johnson Pro 11.5
Mike Thomas   1.6
DeVier Posey Out 1.4
Keshawn Martin   1.2
Tight Ends
Average 9.5ppg and DET Allows 7.7ppg ( -19%)
Garrett Graham IR 3.4
Brad Smelley IR 0.3
Kickers
Average 8.6ppg and DET Allows 9.3ppg (+ 7%)
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.5ppg and DET Allows 17.1ppg ( -7%)
J.J. Watt   10.3
Tim Jamison   2.2
Jared Crick   1.6
Ricardo Mathews   1.1
Linebackers
Average 20.8ppg and DET Allows 20.4ppg ( -2%)
D.J. Smith   7.3
Brian Cushing IR 6.7
Whitney Mercilus   3.6
Brooks Reed Pro 3.2
Jeff Tarpinian   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 29.9ppg and DET Allows 37.7ppg (+ 26%)
Chris Clemons   6.1
Johnathan Joseph IR 5.8
Kareem Jackson   5.7
Elbert Mack   5.1
Brandon Harris   3.3
Kendrick Lewis   3.0
Shiloh Keo   1.7

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