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Week 4 Matchup: Minnesota at Detroit


Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 19.6ppg and MIN Allows 19.9ppg (+ 1%)
Matthew Stafford   18.7
Dan Orlovsky   2.0
Running Backs
Average 18.9ppg and MIN Allows 16.5ppg ( -13%)
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 MIN Allows 23.9ppg ( -9%)
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 MIN Allows 7.6ppg ( -20%)
Brandon Pettigrew IR 5.7
Dorin Dickerson IR 1.6
Average 8.4ppg and MIN Allows 6.8ppg ( -19%)
David Akers   8.2
Defensive Linemen
Average 17.6ppg and MIN Allows 13.9ppg ( -21%)
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
Average 18.7ppg and MIN Allows 21.4ppg (+ 15%)
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 MIN 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

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Player Injury
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Average 13.3ppg and DET Allows 17.5ppg (+ 32%)
Christian Ponder   13.3
Matt Cassel   11.6
Running Backs
Average 22.0ppg and DET Allows 17.1ppg ( -22%)
Adrian Peterson Out 19.3
Jerome Felton Pro 0.9
Matt Asiata Pro 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 16.5ppg and DET Allows 24.3ppg (+ 47%)
Greg Jennings   7.6
Jarius Wright   6.3
Lestar Jean   3.0
Jerome Simpson   2.3
Tight Ends
Average 7.4ppg and DET Allows 7.7ppg (+ 5%)
Kyle Rudolph IR 6.5
Rhett Ellison   1.2
Allen Reisner Out 0.7
Average 8.8ppg and DET Allows 9.3ppg (+ 5%)
Blair Walsh   8.8
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.5ppg and DET Allows 17.1ppg ( -17%)
Everson Griffen   5.5
Brian Robison   4.6
Linval Joseph   4.1
Corey Wootton   3.7
Kevin Williams   3.3
Fred Evans Pro 2.5
Tom Johnson Out 2.1
Christian Ballard Out 2.0
Kheeston Randall   1.2
Average 19.7ppg and DET Allows 20.4ppg (+ 3%)
Chad Greenway   9.0
Jasper Brinkley   5.3
Marvin Mitchell   2.3
Defensive Backs
Average 30.7ppg and DET Allows 37.7ppg (+ 23%)
Harrison Smith Pro 7.9
Derek Cox   7.2
Kurt Coleman Pro 6.6
Captain Munnerlyn   5.1
Jamarca Sanford   5.0
Robert Blanton   4.5
Josh Robinson IR 4.1
Mistral Raymond   1.9
Marcus Sherels Pro 0.8

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