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Week 1 Matchup: Minnesota at Detroit

Detroit

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 18.9ppg and MIN Allows 22.8ppg (+ 20%)
Matthew Stafford   18.9
Dan Orlovsky   0.0
Running Backs
Average 23.3ppg and MIN Allows 20.2ppg ( -13%)
Reggie Bush   13.8
Joique Bell Pro 10.5
Theo Riddick   1.2
Jed Collins   1.1
Mikel Leshoure   0.9
Jerome Harrison   0.0
Shaun Chapas   0.0
Montell Owens IR 0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 25.0ppg and MIN Allows 28.1ppg (+ 12%)
Calvin Johnson Out 15.8
Golden Tate   7.7
Kris Durham   3.8
Kevin Ogletree   3.5
Jeremy Ross   2.4
Patrick Edwards   1.5
Ryan Broyles IR 1.4
Micheal Spurlock   0.0
Chastin West   0.0
Devin Thomas   0.0
Terrence Austin   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 8.0ppg and MIN Allows 10.1ppg (+ 27%)
Joseph Fauria   5.7
Brandon Pettigrew IR 3.8
Dorin Dickerson IR 1.1
Kickers
Average 6.2ppg and MIN Allows 8.3ppg (+ 34%)
David Akers   6.2
John Potter   5.3
Defensive Linemen
Average 18.5ppg and MIN Allows 16.8ppg ( -9%)
Nick Fairley   4.6
Ndamukong Suh   4.3
Devin Taylor   3.3
Jason Jones IR 2.0
C.J. Mosley   1.6
Vaughn Martin IR 1.0
Andre Fluellen   0.7
Linebackers
Average 19.6ppg and MIN Allows 25.4ppg (+ 30%)
DeAndre Levy Pro 9.2
Stephen Tulloch   8.2
Tahir Whitehead   2.0
Travis Lewis Sus 2.0
Ashlee Palmer   2.0
Darryl Tapp   1.5
Roger McIntosh   1.0
Cory Greenwood IR 0.0
Julian Stanford   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 24.3ppg and MIN Allows 29.6ppg (+ 22%)
James Ihedigbo   7.0
Glover Quin   5.2
Cassius Vaughn   5.0
Chris Houston Out 4.9
Rashean Mathis Pro 4.0
Don Carey   3.6
Darius Slay Pro 3.4
Jonte Green Out 3.2
Dejon Gomes   3.0
Chris Greenwood Pro 3.0
Dwight Bentley Out 2.4
Isa Abdul-Quddus Out 1.5
John Wendling   0.0

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Minnesota

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 15.6ppg and DET Allows 16.7ppg (+ 7%)
Christian Ponder   13.8
Matt Cassel   13.2
Running Backs
Average 18.8ppg and DET Allows 15.0ppg ( -20%)
Adrian Peterson Out 15.0
Matt Asiata Pro 9.0
Joe Banyard   1.1
Jerome Felton Pro 0.5
Zach Line IR 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 22.8ppg and DET Allows 26.9ppg (+ 18%)
Cordarrelle Patterson Pro 7.3
Greg Jennings   7.0
Jerome Simpson   4.9
Jarius Wright   4.1
Lestar Jean   0.6
Tight Ends
Average 7.2ppg and DET Allows 5.8ppg ( -20%)
Kyle Rudolph IR 6.2
Rhett Ellison   2.4
Chase Ford   1.7
Allen Reisner Out 1.0
Kickers
Average 7.6ppg and DET Allows 9.3ppg (+ 23%)
Blair Walsh   7.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.1ppg and DET Allows 14.2ppg ( -29%)
Brian Robison   4.9
Linval Joseph   4.0
Corey Wootton   3.4
Kevin Williams   3.3
Everson Griffen   2.9
Fred Evans Pro 2.6
Tom Johnson Out 2.1
Sharrif Floyd   2.0
Chase Baker   1.5
Christian Ballard Out 0.0
Kheeston Randall   0.0
Linebackers
Average 20.6ppg and DET Allows 23.2ppg (+ 13%)
Chad Greenway   8.3
Audie Cole IR 7.4
Jasper Brinkley   4.3
Larry Dean Pro 2.5
Marvin Mitchell   2.4
Desmond Bishop IR 1.5
Michael Mauti   1.0
Defensive Backs
Average 30.8ppg and DET Allows 34.6ppg (+ 12%)
Harrison Smith Pro 8.1
Captain Munnerlyn   6.7
Jamarca Sanford   6.0
Josh Robinson IR 5.4
Andrew Sendejo   5.0
Xavier Rhodes Out 4.3
Derek Cox   4.3
Marcus Sherels Pro 4.0
Robert Blanton   4.0
Shaun Prater Pro 3.3
Mistral Raymond   2.9
Kurt Coleman Pro 1.9
Asher Allen   0.0

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