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Week 1 Matchup: St. Louis at Detroit


Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 19.6ppg and STL Allows 16.9ppg ( -14%)
Matthew Stafford   18.7
Dan Orlovsky   2.0
Running Backs
Average 18.9ppg and STL Allows 19.1ppg (+ 1%)
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
Theo Riddick   0.0
Jerome Harrison   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 26.3ppg and STL Allows 18.8ppg ( -29%)
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
Jeremy Ross   0.0
Chastin West   0.0
Devin Thomas   0.0
Patrick Edwards   0.0
Terrence Austin   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 9.5ppg and STL Allows 7.2ppg ( -24%)
Brandon Pettigrew IR 5.7
Dorin Dickerson IR 1.6
Joseph Fauria   0.0
Average 8.4ppg and STL Allows 7.9ppg ( -6%)
David Akers   8.2
John Potter   0.0
Defensive Linemen
Average 17.6ppg and STL Allows 14.8ppg ( -15%)
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
Devin Taylor   0.0
Average 18.7ppg and STL Allows 22.4ppg (+ 20%)
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 STL Allows 28.3ppg (+ 11%)
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
Chris Greenwood Pro 0.0
Darius Slay Pro 0.0

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Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 14.9ppg and DET Allows 17.5ppg (+ 17%)
Sam Bradford IR 14.9
Shaun Hill   14.8
Brady Quinn IR 5.2
Running Backs
Average 14.4ppg and DET Allows 17.1ppg (+ 19%)
Daryl Richardson Out 4.0
Isaiah Pead   0.7
Zac Stacy   0.0
Benny Cunningham   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 22.8ppg and DET Allows 24.3ppg (+ 7%)
Chris Givens   5.9
Kenny Britt Out 5.9
Austin Pettis   3.9
Brian Quick   2.0
Stedman Bailey   0.0
Tavon Austin Out 0.0
Tight Ends
Average 6.0ppg and DET Allows 7.7ppg (+ 29%)
Jared Cook   5.9
Lance Kendricks   4.7
Cory Harkey   1.1
Justice Cunningham   0.0
Average 5.9ppg and DET Allows 9.3ppg (+ 56%)
Greg Zuerlein   5.9
Defensive Linemen
Average 19.3ppg and DET Allows 17.1ppg ( -11%)
Robert Quinn   5.2
Chris Long Pro 4.5
Michael Brockers   4.1
William Hayes   3.9
Eugene Sims   3.1
Kendall Langford   2.2
Alex Carrington IR 2.2
Jermelle Cudjo   2.0
Kellen Heard   1.1
Matt Conrath Out 0.0
Darell Scott   0.0
Average 21.1ppg and DET Allows 20.4ppg ( -3%)
James Laurinaitis   9.3
Jo-Lonn Dunbar   7.9
Will Witherspoon   5.4
Daren Bates   0.0
Alec Ogletree   0.0
Ray-Ray Armstrong   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 32.0ppg and DET Allows 37.7ppg (+ 18%)
Janoris Jenkins   8.4
Matt Giordano   3.9
Trumaine Johnson   3.5
Rodney McLeod   2.1
Quinton Pointer Out 1.0
T.J. McDonald Pro 0.0
Brandon McGee   0.0

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