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Week 5 Matchup: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 16.8ppg and PHI Allows 19.8ppg (+ 17%)
Ben Roethlisberger   17.8
Charlie Batch   9.5
Byron Leftwich   9.5
Bruce Gradkowski   1.2
Running Backs
Average 16.0ppg and PHI Allows 18.3ppg (+ 15%)
Felix Jones   6.0
LaRod Stephens-Howling IR 5.0
LeGarrette Blount   2.7
Will Johnson   1.6
Wide Receivers
Average 21.5ppg and PHI Allows 24.9ppg (+ 16%)
Lance Moore   9.3
Antonio Brown   8.5
Darrius Heyward-Bey   6.1
Plaxico Burress IR 3.4
Tight Ends
Average 9.2ppg and PHI Allows 6.5ppg ( -30%)
Heath Miller   8.6
Matt Spaeth   1.5
Michael Palmer   1.4
David Paulson   0.6
Kickers
Average 7.4ppg and PHI Allows 8.3ppg (+ 12%)
Shaun Suisham   7.4
Defensive Linemen
Average 10.0ppg and PHI Allows 16.4ppg (+ 64%)
Brett Keisel Pro 3.6
Steve Mclendon   2.3
Cameron Heyward   1.9
Cam Thomas   1.6
Linebackers
Average 27.0ppg and PHI Allows 27.6ppg (+ 2%)
Lawrence Timmons   8.7
Jason Worilds Out 4.1
Jamaal Westerman   4.0
Arthur Moats   2.6
Chris Carter   1.5
Defensive Backs
Average 27.3ppg and PHI Allows 31.6ppg (+ 16%)
Troy Polamalu   5.9
William Gay   5.1
Cortez Allen   5.0
Michael Mitchell   3.9
Ike Taylor   3.8
Josh Victorian   3.7
Brice McCain   3.1
Antwon Blake   3.0
Will Allen   2.9
Robert Golden   1.7

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Philadelphia

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 16.9ppg and PIT Allows 12.5ppg ( -26%)
Nick Foles   13.9
Mark Sanchez IR 10.1
Running Backs
Average 16.8ppg and PIT Allows 13.8ppg ( -18%)
LeSean McCoy   12.6
Darren Sproles   10.7
Bryce Brown   5.4
Chris Polk   1.0
Wide Receivers
Average 21.8ppg and PIT Allows 19.0ppg ( -13%)
Jeremy Maclin IR 8.5
Riley Cooper   3.9
Brad Smith   3.6
Damaris Johnson   2.3
Arrelious Benn IR 0.7
Tight Ends
Average 6.6ppg and PIT Allows 6.4ppg ( -3%)
Brent Celek   5.0
James Casey   3.2
Kickers
Average 6.6ppg and PIT Allows 7.1ppg (+ 8%)
Alex Henery   6.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 21.0ppg and PIT Allows 18.3ppg ( -13%)
Fletcher Cox   4.2
Cedric Thornton   2.4
Vinny Curry   2.1
Linebackers
Average 15.9ppg and PIT Allows 23.1ppg (+ 45%)
DeMeco Ryans   6.8
Mychal Kendricks Pro 5.2
Brandon Graham   4.5
Connor Barwin   3.7
Trent Cole Pro 3.2
Jason Phillips IR 1.8
Phillip Hunt IR 1.7
Casey Matthews   1.5
Bryan Braman   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 24.5ppg and PIT Allows 31.2ppg (+ 27%)
Malcolm Jenkins   8.3
Cary Williams   7.1
Colt Anderson Out 6.7
Nate Allen   5.1
Rashad Carmichael   4.5
Nolan Carroll   4.2
Bradley Fletcher   3.3
Brandon Boykin Pro 2.2
Chris Maragos   1.8
Curtis Marsh Out 1.2

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