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Week 8 Matchup: Tampa Bay at Minnesota

Minnesota

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 13.3ppg and TB Allows 20.6ppg (+ 55%)
Christian Ponder   13.3
Matt Cassel   11.6
Running Backs
Average 22.0ppg and TB Allows 16.9ppg ( -23%)
Adrian Peterson Out 19.3
Jerome Felton Pro 0.9
Matt Asiata Pro 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 16.5ppg and TB Allows 27.4ppg (+ 67%)
Greg Jennings   7.6
Jarius Wright   6.3
Lestar Jean   3.0
Jerome Simpson   2.3
Tight Ends
Average 7.4ppg and TB Allows 8.9ppg (+ 22%)
Kyle Rudolph IR 6.5
Rhett Ellison   1.2
Allen Reisner Out 0.7
Kickers
Average 8.8ppg and TB Allows 6.4ppg ( -28%)
Blair Walsh   8.8
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.5ppg and TB Allows 15.3ppg ( -25%)
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
Linebackers
Average 19.7ppg and TB Allows 21.5ppg (+ 9%)
Chad Greenway   9.0
Jasper Brinkley   5.3
Marvin Mitchell   2.3
Defensive Backs
Average 30.7ppg and TB Allows 26.8ppg ( -13%)
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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Tampa Bay

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 16.8ppg and MIN Allows 19.9ppg (+ 18%)
Running Backs
Average 20.1ppg and MIN Allows 16.5ppg ( -18%)
Doug Martin IR 16.5
Brian Leonard   1.6
Wide Receivers
Average 25.3ppg and MIN Allows 23.9ppg ( -6%)
Vincent Jackson   11.7
Louis Murphy   2.7
Lavelle Hawkins Out 0.9
Chris Owusu   0.8
Tight Ends
Average 6.1ppg and MIN Allows 7.6ppg (+ 24%)
Brandon Myers   6.5
Tom Crabtree IR 4.8
Nate Byham IR 2.6
Luke Stocker IR 1.9
Steve Maneri   1.1
Kyle Adams   0.5
Kickers
Average 8.2ppg and MIN Allows 6.8ppg ( -18%)
Connor Barth Out 8.2
Rian Lindell   6.4
Defensive Linemen
Average 14.8ppg and MIN Allows 13.9ppg ( -7%)
Michael Johnson   6.3
Gerald McCoy   3.5
Da'Quan Bowers IR 3.4
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim   3.4
Lazarius Levingston   2.0
Gary Gibson   1.9
Clinton McDonald   1.8
Corvey Irvin   1.1
Adrian Clayborn   0.8
Linebackers
Average 19.2ppg and MIN Allows 21.4ppg (+ 12%)
Lavonte David Pro 8.8
Mason Foster   6.7
Jonathan Casillas IR 3.1
Jacob Cutrera   2.0
Defensive Backs
Average 33.7ppg and MIN Allows 28.3ppg ( -16%)
Major Wright   6.2
Leonard Johnson   6.0
Mark Barron Out 6.0
Alterraun Verner   6.0
Dashon Goldson   5.8
D.J. Moore   3.8
Anthony Gaitor IR 2.9
Michael Adams IR 2.4
Keith Tandy   1.8
Mike Jenkins Out 1.4

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