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2019 Yahoo Fantasy Football Week 14 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Minnesota has been gashed for the most fantasy points to outside receivers this season (and over the last month), and David Blough looks competent enough, so Jones is a strong start to open the fantasy playoffs. Dalvin Cook promises he'll be good to go, but even so, he'll be playing at less than 100 percent with an injury that helped cause a fumble during his last carry before he exited last week's game for good, and Minnesota shouldn't push him while entering as 13-point home favorites. Mattison is a gamble with a low floor, but he's also a flex play with a bunch of upside against a Lions rush defense that's allowed an NFL-high 19 touchdowns to RBs this season (next highest is 13).

Brian Schottenheimer: Seahawks “very difficult to deal with” when run game firing

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

With Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny both getting involved in the team's rushing attack on Monday night, the Seattle Seahawks rushed for a season-high 218 yards against the Minnesota Vikings. The pair combined for three touchdowns on the night as the Seahawks carved up the a defense that ranked sixth in the league against the run entering the contest. As Carson and Penny begin to form a cohesive dual-threat attack for Seattle's offense, the Seahawks are excited about the potential that brings to the table in the final month of the regular season.

NFL notebook: Patriots QB Brady limited in practice

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The latest involves 42-year-old quarterback Tom Brady, who was limited in practice Thursday due to toe and right elbow injuries. Brady's toe ailment reportedly is a new development, but his limited participation is a step back from Wednesday, when he was listed on the injury report as a full participant. Among the Patriots on Thursday's injury report, only center Ted Karras (knee) and defensive lineman Byron Cowart (head) were listed as non-participants.

Vikings’ Zimmer likes WR Thielen’s chances to play Sunday

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Although Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen did not practice Thursday, head coach Mike Zimmer likes his chances of playing Sunday against the Detroit Lions. "I think he's got a good opportunity this week, so we'll see,'' Zimmer said of Thielen, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "He's working really hard.

Vikings start division home slate against reeling Lions

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

We need this one, and it's going to be really important the last quarter of the season, now that we're three-quarters of the way through, that we finish really strong,” quarterback Kirk Cousins said. We've still got to go out and earn everything in front of us. Even with Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford likely to miss his fifth straight game to a back and hip injury, with undrafted rookie David Blough now manning the offense, the Vikings (8-4) ought not to relax about this game.

Vikings look to bounce back from Monday vs. Lions

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Minnesota Vikings have a short week to prepare for their next game, but they'll be facing the NFC North's last place team and a third-string quarterback. Minnesota (8-4) dropped a game behind Green Bay in the division with a 37-30 loss at Seattle on Monday night. The Vikings will now host the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Kenya's marathon queen Keitany still hungry for more titles Kenya's three-time London Marathon champion, Mary Keitany, said on Wednesday she still has enough energy to win in major races including at the Olympic Games next year. Keitany, who has also won the New York City marathon four times, insisted that she is not close to retiring from road running despite turning 38 next month.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Kenya's marathon queen Keitany still hungry for more titles Kenya's three-time London Marathon champion, Mary Keitany, said on Wednesday she still has enough energy to win in major races including at the Olympic Games next year. Keitany, who has also won the New York City marathon four times, insisted that she is not close to retiring from road running despite turning 38 next month.

Struggling Vikings CB Rhodes sorry for sideline helmet slam

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

In the snapshot of how and when the Minnesota Vikings let their critical game at Seattle slip away, Xavier Rhodes was squarely in the frame. Late in the third quarter, with the Seahawks leading 20-17, Rhodes was positioned across from wide receiver David Moore. With strong safety Harrison Smith lined up on the edge to show a potential blitz, Rhodes had no help behind him.

Seahawks on the mend from flu that hit locker room last week

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The Seahawks listed six players listed as dealing with illness on their injury report ahead of last Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett was one of those hardest hit by the flu bug that swept through the team's locker room. Meanwhile, cornerback Tre Flowers and wide receiver David Moore were each able to make big plays against the Vikings despite their depleted state.