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*          Well it’s week 17, the fantasy football season came and went faster than usual this year.  Hopefully you won a championship, or 5, and I hope we helped you in some way.  I want to thank everyone who read “Game Day Meeting Room” on the website and followed me on twitter and I am glad I could be a part of your season this year.  This is the last “Game Day Meeting Room” of the 2013 season and I will miss writing it until next season.  Alas, I am not finished writing for the year, I will be writing many off-season articles to help get you prepared for next season.  Fantasy football is a 365-day a year game and dobberfootball.com will be here helping you along the way all off-season, getting you ready for Dynasty League drafts, helping you select keepers and give you updated rankings for re-draft leagues.  Sit back and enjoy Week 17, congratulations to your team if they are making the NFL playoffs, if not, let’s enjoy the last few weeks of football.  And now, I give you, “Game Day Meeting Room Week 17”.                                   *

Michael Nowak

 

 

 

 

 

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Game Day Notes & Updates, Injury situations to watch carefully, last minute sleepers, weather situations etc.

Legend: P-probable (≥75% + chance to play), Q-questionable (~50% chance to play), D-doubtful (≤25% chance to play), O-out (0% chance to play) IR-Injured Reserve, SSPD-Suspended

**Spread: (+) spread  (+6.5) means team is underdog to win, add 6.5 points to score and if team then wins they cover spread and win.  (-) (-6.5) means team is favored to win, subtract 6.5 points from score and if team still wins they cover spread and win.

BYE WEEKS: None                           Thursday Night Game: None

 

 

 

Early Games December 29, 2013

 

 

Carolina (11-4-0) at Atlanta (4-11-0) 1:00 PM / *Weather: Dome

 

Injuries:

Carolina: RB-Jonathan Stewart- knee (O), WR- Steve Smith- knee (O), QB-Cam Newton- ankle (P)

Atlanta: WR-Julio Jones- knee (IR), TE-Tony Gonzalez- toe (P), LB-Sean Weatherspoon- knee (O), WR-Darius Johnson- ankle (Q), RB-Jacquizz Rodgers- concussion (O)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Carolina: (L):QB-Cam Newton, TE-Greg Olson, RB-DeAngelo Williams

Atlanta:  (DL):QB-Matt Ryan, WR-Roddy White, RB-Steven Jackson

 

Prediction: Carolina wins 31-14

 

Spread: Carolina -7.5

 

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Baltimore (8-7-0) at Cincinnati (10-5-0) 1:00 PM / Weather: 47°chance of rain

 

Injuries:

Baltimore: LB-Elvis Dumervil- ankle (Q), RB-Ray Rice- thigh (Q), WR-Torrey Smith- thigh (Q)

Cincinnati: CB-Terence Newman- knee (O), LB-James Harrison- concussion (P), TE-Jermaine Gresham- hamstring (Q), DE-Carlos Dunlap- illness (P), TE-Tyler Eifert- neck (D), LB-Vontaze Burfict- concussion (Q), CB-Dre Kirkpatrick- ankle (P), TE-Alex Smith- concussion (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Baltimore: (L):WR-Torrey Smith, WR-Marlon Brown, (DL):RB-Ray Rice

Cincinnati: (L):QB-Andy Dalton, WR-AJ Green, RB-BenJarvus Green-Ellis, (S): WR-Marvin Jones

 

Prediction: Cincinnati wins 27-13

 

Spread: Cincinnati -5

 

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Jacksonville (4-11-0) at Indianapolis (10-5-0) 1:00 PM / Weather: Dome

 

Injuries:

Jacksonville: WR-Cecil Shorts- sports hernia (IR), RB-Maurice Jones-Drew- hamstring (P), LB-Paul Posluszny- groin (P), WR-Ace Sanders- finger (P), WR-Mike Brown- wrist (P)

Indianapolis: TE: Dwayne Allen- knee (IR), RB-Vick Ballard- knee (IR), RB-Ahmad Bradshaw- neck (IR), LB-Robert Mathis- non-injury related (P), S-Antoine Bethea- ankle (Q), DE-Cory Redding- shoulder (D), S-LaRon Landry- non-injury related (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Jacksonville: (L):RB-Maurice Jones-Drew, WR-Ace Sanders, WR-Mike Brown, (S):WR/RB-Denard Robinson

Indianapolis: (L):QB-Andrew Luck, WR-TY Hilton, RB-Donald Brown, (S):WR-Da’Rick Rodgers

 

Prediction:  Indianapolis wins 32-10

 

Spread: Indianapolis -11.5

 

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NY Jets (7-8-0) at Miami (8-7-0) 1:00 PM / Weather: 82°chance of showers

 

Injuries:

NY Jets: TE-Kellen Winslow- knee (P), WR-Santonio Holmes- foot (P), CB-Antonio Cromartie- hip (P), WR-Jeremy Kerley- elbow (P), DE-Muhammad Wilkerson- wrist (P), DT-Kenrick Ellis- back (P), S-Ed Reed- non-injury related (P), DT-Sheldon Richardson- finger (P), CB-Ellis Lankster- jaw (Q), LB-Quinton Coples- shoulder (P), RB-Chris Ivory- quadriceps (P), S-Dawan Landry- hand (P), C-Nick Mangold- toe (P)

Miami: S-Chris Clemons- knee (P), T-Jonathan Martin- illness (O), G-Richie Incognito- misconduct (SSPD), DT-Paul Soliai- ankle (P), RB-Daniel Thomas- ankle (Q), QB-Ryan Tannehill- knee (P), WR-Marlon Moore- wrist (P), LB-Koa Misi- triceps (P), WR-Brian Hartline- knee (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

NY Jets: (L):RB-Chris Ivory, RB-Bilal Powell, (S):WR-David Nelson

Miami: (L):WR-Brian Hartline, WR-Mike Wallace, TE-Charles Clay, (S):RB-Lamar Miller

 

Prediction: Miami wins 21-13

 

Spread: Miami -6.5

 

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Detroit (7-8-0) at Minnesota (4-10-1) 1:00 PM / Weather: Dome

 

Injuries:

Detroit: WR-Calvin Johnson- knee (Q), S-Louis Delmas- knee (P), S-John Wendling- ankle (P), CB-Rashean Mathis- illness (P), RB-Joique Bell- knee (P)

Minnesota: RB-Adrian Peterson- groin (O), RB-Toby Gerhart- hamstring (O), RB-Matt Asiata- ankle (P), RB-Jerome Felton- knee (P), S-Harrison Smith- foot (P), WR-Cordarrelle Patterson- chest (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Detroit: (L):QB-Matthew Stafford, WR-Calvin Johnson, Detroit RBs

Minnesota: (L):WR-Cordarrelle Patterson, WR-Greg Jennings, (S):RB-Matt Asiata

 

Prediction: Detroit wins 17-13

 

Spread: Minnesota -3

 

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Washington (3-12-0) at NY Giants (6-9-0) 1:00 PM / Weather: 45°rain

 

Injuries:

Washington: RB-Darrel Young- hamstring (P), LB-Ryan Kerrigan- wrist (P), LB-Brian Orakpo- groin (Q)

NY Giants: G-Chris Snee- hip (IR), CB-Terrell Thomas- knee (P), DE-Jason Pierre-Paul- shoulder (O), WR-Victor Cruz- knee (O), RB-Peyton Hillis- concussion (P), Brandon Jacobs- knee (IR), WR-Reuben Randle- knee (Q), RB-Andre Brown- concussion (P), TE-Adrien Robinson- knee (O)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Washington: (L): WR-Pierre Garcon, RB-Alfred Morris, QB-Kirk Cousins

NY Giants: (L): RB-Andre Brown, NYG WRs, (S):RB-Peyton Hillis

 

Prediction: NY Giants wins 28-14

 

Spread: NY Giants -3.5

 

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Cleveland (4-11-0) at Pittsburgh (7-8-0) 1:00 PM / Weather: 40°rain

 

Injuries:

Cleveland: QB-Brian Hoyer- knee (IR), RB-Willis McGahee- knee (P), LB-Tank Carder- shoulder (P), TE-Jordan Cameron- concussion (Q), T-Joe Thomas- back (P), CB-Joe Haden- hip (Q), P-Spencer Lanning- left knee (P)

Pittsburgh: DE-Brett Keisel- foot (P), G-David DeCastro- back (P), S-Troy Polamalu- non-injury related (P), WR-Emmanuel Sanders- knee (Q), WR-Markus Wheaton- finger (P), TE-Heath Miller- non-injury related (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Cleveland: (L):WR-Josh Gordon, (S):RB-Willis McGahee, RB-Chris Ogbonnaya, RB-Fozzy Whittaker

Pittsburgh: (L):RB-Le’Veon Bell, WR-Antonio Brown, WR-Emmanuel Sanders, WR-Jerricho Cotchery

 

Prediction: Cleveland wins 21-17

 

Spread: Pittsburgh -6

 

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Houston (2-13-0) at Tennessee (6-9-0) 1:00 PM / Weather: 51°chance of rain

 

Injuries:

Houston: RB-Arian Foster- back (IR), RB-Ben Tate- ribs (IR), G-Wade Smith- knee (P), LB-Darryl Sharpton- knee (P), QB-Case Keenum- right thumb (Q), QB-TJ Yates- back (P), TE-Garrett Graham- hamstring (P), WR-DeAndre Hopkins- ankle (P), RB-Greg Jones- knee (P), WR-DeVier Posey- ankle (O), WR-Andre Johnson- wrist (P), RB-Dennis Johnson- hip (Q)

Tennessee: none of note

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Houston: (L):RB-Dennis Johnson, WR-Andre Johnson, TE-Garret Graham

Tennessee: (L):RB-Chris Johnson, WR-Kendall Wright, TE-Delanie Walker

 

Prediction: Tennessee wins 23-17

 

Spread: Tennessee -6

 

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Afternoon Games

 

San Francisco (11-4-0) at Arizona (10-5-0) 4:25 PM / Weather: Dome

 

Injuries:

San Francisco: DT-Justin Smith- shoulder (P), RB-Frank Gore- knee (P), WR-Mario Manningham- knee (O), WR-Michael Crabtree- wrist (P), LB-Navorro Bowman- wrist (P)

Arizona: QB-Carson Palmer- right elbow (P), TE-Rob Housler- groin (P), RB Rashard Mendenhall- finger (P), LB-Daryl Washington- ankle (P), DT-Darnell Dockett- shoulder (P), LB-John Abraham- groin (Q), G-Daryn Colledge- back (Q)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

San Francisco: (L):QB-Colin Kaepernik, RB-Frank Gore, TE-Vernon Davis, WR-Michael Crabtree

Arizona: (L):RB-Andre Ellington, RB-Rashard Mendenhall, WR-Larry Fitzgerald, WR-Michael Floyd

 

Prediction: Arizona wins 13-10

 

Spread: Zero

 

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Green Bay (7-7-1) at Chicago (8-7-0) 4:25 PM / Weather: 33°snow likely

 

Injuries:

Green Bay: WR-Randall Cobb- fractured fibula (IR-to return), QB-Aaron Rodgers- collarbone (P), LB-Nick Perry- foot (P), RB-Eddie Lacy- ankle (P), LB-Clay Matthews- thumb (O)

Chicago: LB-Lance Briggs- shoulder (P), WR-Earl Bennett- non-injury related (Q)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Green Bay: (L):RB-Eddie Lacy, QB-Aaron Rodgers, WR-Jordy Nelson, WR-James Jones, (S):WR-Jarrett Boykin

Chicago: (L):WR-Alshon Jeffery, WR-Brandon Marshall, QB-Jay Cutler, RB-Matt Forte

 

Prediction: Chicago wins 34-31

 

Spread: Green Bay -2.5

 

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Buffalo (6-9-0) at New England (11-4-0) 4:25 PM / Weather: 41° rain

 

Injuries:

Buffalo: K-Dustin Hopkins- right groin (IR), DT-Kyle Williams- achilles (P), DE-Alex Carrington- quadriceps (IR), RB-Fred Jackson- ribs (P), WR-Stevie Johnson- non-injury related (O), QB-EJ Manuel- knee (O), S-Aaron Williams- ribs (O), WR-Marcus Easley- knee (P), WR-Marquise Goodwin- knee (P), QB-Thad Lewis- left shoulder (P)

New England: WR-Danny Amendola- groin (P), TE-Rob Gronkowski- knee (IR), LB-Jerod Mayo- pectoral muscle (IR), DT-Vince Wilfork- achilles (IR), CB-Aqib Talib- hip (P), QB-Tom Brady- right shoulder (P), LB-Brandon Spikes- knee (Q), TE-Michael Hoomanawanui- knee (P), CB-Kyle Arrington- groin (Q), WR-Aaron Dobson- foot (Q), WR-Kenbrell Thompkins- hip (Q), RB-Shane Vereen- groin (Q)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Buffalo: (L):RB-Fred Jackson, RB-CJ Spiller, Buffalo DEF/ST (S):QB-Thad Lewis

New England: (L):QB-Tom Brady, WR-Danny Amendola, WR-Julian Edelman

 

Prediction: Buffalo wins 28-24

 

Spread: New England -8.5

 

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Tampa Bay (4-11-0) at New Orleans (10-5-0) 4:25 PM / Weather: Dome

 

Injuries:

Tampa Bay: RB-Doug Martin- shoulder (IR), RB-Mike James- ankle (IR), LB-Lavonte David- elbow (P), S-Mark Barron- hamstring (Q)

New Orleans: K-Garret Hartley has been cut, QB-Drew Brees- knee (P), WR-Marques Colston- back (P), RB-Pierre Thomas- eye (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Tampa Bay: (L):RB-Bobby Rainey, WR-Vincent Jackson, (S):QB-Mike Glennon

New Orleans: (L):QB-Drew Brees, WR-Marques Colston, WR-Kenny Stills, TE-Jimmy Graham, RB-Darren Sproles

 

Prediction: New Orleans wins 42-10

 

Spread: New Orleans -12.5

 

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Denver (12-3-0) at Oakland (4-11-0) 4:25 PM / Weather: 61°sunny

 

Injuries:

Denver: TE-Joel Dreessen- knee (P), T-Winston Justice- finger (P), WR-Trindon Holliday- shoulder (P), QB-Peyton Manning- ankle (P), WR-Demaryius Thomas- neck (P), WR-Wes Welker- concussion (O), WR-Eric Decker- thigh (P), TE-Jacob Tamme- knee (P)

Oakland: WR-Denarius Moore- shoulder (P), CB-Tracy Porter- hip (Q)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Denver: (L):QB-Peyton Manning, WR-Eric Decker, WR-Demaryius Thomas, (DL): Denver RBs

Oakland: (L):RB-Rashad Jennings, RB-Darren McFadden, WR-Rod Streater, WR-Denarius Moore

 

Prediction: Denver wins 41-17

 

Spread: Denver -11.5

 

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Kansas City (11-4-0) at San Diego (8-7-0) 4:25 PM / Weather: 75°sunny

 

Injuries:

Kansas City: LB-Justin Houston- elbow (P), T-Eric Fisher- shoulder (P), WR-Dwayne Bowe- concussion (O), K-Ryan Succop- right groin (P), LB-Tamba Hali- knee (O), LB-James-Michael Johnson- shoulder (P)

San Diego: WR-Malcolm Floyd- neck (IR), WR-Eddie Royal- toe (Q), RB-Ryan Mathews- ankle (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Kansas City: (L):RB-Jamaal Charles, WR-Donnie Avery

San Diego: (L):QB-Philip Rivers, WR-Keenan Allen, TE-Antonio Gates

 

Prediction: San Diego wins 28-19

 

Spread: San Diego -10

 

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St. Louis (7-8-0) at Seattle (12-3-0) 4:25 PM / Weather: 45°area fog

 

Injuries:

St. Louis: QB-Sam Bradford- knee (IR), RB-Daryl Richardson- thigh (D), WR-Tavon Austin- ankle (Q), DE-Chris Long- thigh (P)

Seattle: RB-Marshawn Lynch- non-injury related (P), CB-Brandon Browner- (SSPD), WR-Percy Harvin- hip (O), CB-Richard Sherman- hip (P), S-Earl Thomas- thigh (P), DE-Red Bryant- knee (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

St. Louis: (L):RB-Zac Stacy, WR-Tavon Austin

Seattle: (L):QB-Russel Wilson, RB-Marshawn Lynch, WR-Doug Baldwin, WR-Golden Tate

 

Prediction: Seattle wins 36-14

 

Spread: Seattle -10

 

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Sunday Night Game

 

Philadelphia (9-6-0) at Dallas (8-7-0) 8:30 PM / Weather: 43°decreasing clouds

 

Injuries:

Philadelphia: LB-Trent Cole- hand (P)

Dallas: CB-Morris Claiborne- hamstring (P), LB-Sean Lee- neck (O), WR-Dwayne Harris- hamstring (P), DE-DeMarcus Ware- back (Q), QB-Tony Romo- back (O), WR-Dez Bryant- back (P)

 

(S) Sleeper/(L) Like/ (DL) Dislike:

Philadelphia: (L):QB-Nick Foles, WR-Riley Cooper, RB-LeSean McCoy, WR-DeSean Jackson

Dallas: (L):RB-DeMarco Murray, WR-Dez Bryant, (S):QB-Kyle Orton

 

Prediction: Philadelphia wins 21-17

 

Spread: Philadelphia -2

 

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Monday Night Game

No Game

 

 

*-Weather forecasts borrowed from www.nflweather.com

**-Spreads borrowed from  http://www.oddsshark.com/nfl/odds