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Fantasy Football: Randall Cobb Headlines Week 12 Stock Report

Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterNovember 21, 2012

Fantasy Football: Randall Cobb Headlines Week 12 Stock Report

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    The following countdown details The Fantasy Blog's stock report heading into NFL Week 12.

    Just like the American stock market, these 10 assets are prone to evolving (or devolving) value swings throughout the season.

    But alas, that's why the NFL schedules the games. Fantasy life, as we know it, undergoes substantial change every weekend.

    Enjoy the show!

Rising: QB Matt Schaub, Houston Texans

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    2012 Stats: 2,540 Yards Passing, 18 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. Last Sunday, Matt Schaub threw for a career-high 527 yards and five touchdowns in the Texans' overtime victory. In standard-scoring leagues, he earned approximately 49 points from that day—easily the greatest tally of any quarterback this season.

    2. Schaub tied Warren Moon (with the Houston Oilers in 1990) for the second-most passing yards in a single game. The all-time, single-game NFL mark is held by Hall of Famer Norm Van Brocklin (554 yards passing in 1951).

    3. Schaub also helped receiver Andre Johnson establish a franchise record of 273 receiving yards.

    4. Through 10 games, Schaub has accounted for 300 yards passing or multiple touchdowns five times.

Slipping: QB Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

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    2012 Stats: 2,120 Yards Passing, 7 TDs (1 Rush)

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. Last week, Ryan Tannehill threw for only 141 yards and one touchdown in a road loss to the Bills, one of the NFL's most porous scoring defenses.

    2. In four home starts, Tannehill has middling averages of 200 yards passing and one touchdown.

    3. Of his 10 seasonal starts, Tannehill has accounted for multiple touchdowns only twice.

Rising: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Cincinnati Bengals

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    2012 Stats: 706 Total Yards (638 Rushing), 4 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. BenJarvus Green-Ellis posted his first 100-yard rushing day of the season last week (against the Chiefs).

    2. Green-Ellis has registered a touchdown in two of his last three games.

    3. In his last five outings, the Bengals back has averaged 19.4 touches per contest.

Falling: RB Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins

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    2012 Stats: 769 Total Yards (575 Rushing), 4 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. Reggie Bush has accounted for only 130 total yards and one touchdown in his last three games.

    2. In that span, backfield mate Daniel Thomas has collected more touches than Bush.

    3. Bush's Dolphins are averaging only 12.3 points since Week 9.

Rising: WR Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers

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    2012 Stats: 54 Catches, 574 Yards, 7 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. Since Week 5, Randall Cobb has crossed the PPR-elite threshold of six catches, 95 yards and/or one touchdown all six times.

    2. In his last five games, Cobb has collected 46 targets.

    3. Cobb has registered six touchdowns in his last four outings.

    4. The versatile Packers star is on the short list of NFL receivers with seven or more touchdowns.

Falling: WR DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles

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    2012 Stats: 44 Catches, 691 Yards, 2 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. DeSean Jackson only has seven catches for 67 yards in his last two games. To be fair, though, rookie Nick Foles logged the majority of snaps in both outings.

    2. How's this for baffling? Jackson hasn't caught six or more balls since Week 4...despite collecting seven-plus targets in every game.

    3. Jackson is on pace for a third consecutive year of six or less receiving touchdowns.

Rising: TE Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders

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    2012 Stats: 50 Catches, 554 Yards, 3 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. Of his last six games, Brandon Myers has collected double-digit targets three times.

    2. Since Week 9, Myers has racked up 19 catches, 30 targets, 171 yards and three touchdowns.

    3. Within that span, Myers is the No. 2-ranked tight end (overall points, trailing only Jimmy Graham).

    4. At his current pace, Myers will finish amongst the top five tight ends by season's end.

Falling: TE Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions

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    2012 Stats: 46 Catches, 437 Yards, 2 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. Brandon Pettigrew has accounted for only eight catches, 65 yards and one touchdown in his last three games.

    2. Pettigrew has a catch-per-target rate of less than 50 percent in three of his last six outings.

    3. A potential star in points-per-reception drafts back in August, Pettigrew has fallen woefully short of expectations to date.

    Among his positional brethren, he's been a major disappointment.

Rising: WR Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

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    2012 Stats: 42 Catches, 638 Yards, 4 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. Lance Moore tallied two scores against the Raiders last week—the seventh multiple-TD game of his career.

    2. For the season, Moore boasts four outings of nine-plus targets.

    3. Through nine games, Moore has crossed the PPR-elite threshold of six catches, 95 yards and/or one touchdown six times.

Slipping: WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

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    2012 Stats: 52 Catches, 596 Yards, 4 TDs

    Reasons For This Selection

    1. In standard-scoring leagues, Larry Fitzgerald ranks as the No. 30 receiver in fantasy.

    2. Fitzgerald logged only one catch for 11 yards last week—his second single-reception outing of the season.

    3. Despite six games of double-digit targets, Fitzgerald has yet to register one outing of double-digit catches.

    4. It's not a stretch to say Arizona has the worst quarterbacking situation in the NFC. Unless Kevin Kolb can forge a miraculous recovery down the stretch, Fitzgerald shouldn't be a coveted asset for the fantasy-playoff period of Weeks 13-16.

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