Terrell Owens, Cincinnati Bengals, Out for Season on Fantasy NFL Week 16 Fallers

Brandon Galvin@bgny3Featured ColumnistDecember 22, 2010

Terrell Owens, Cincinnati Bengals, Out for Season on Fantasy NFL Week 16 Fallers

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    INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 14: Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals walks off of the field following the Bengals 23-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 23-
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    Week 15 was a huge week for fantasy owners. It decided who will make it to the coveted Week 16 championship and who would be left pondering what went wrong.

    Several players disappointed in Week 15 and cost fantasy owners a chance at the championship.

    Terrell Owens was among the major disappointments. He suffered a season-ending knee injury on the first possession, leaving owners with an empty spot in their lineup.

    Which other players should fantasy owners avoid heading into the championship week?

Jeremy Shockey, New Orleans Saints TE

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 31: Jeremy Shockey #88 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)
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    Shockey has essentially lost most of the tight end reps to Jimmy Graham. The rookie has had a very good year for the Saints and they believe he could be one of the better tight ends in the league some day.

    Shockey caught three passes while Graham caught five and two touchdowns against Baltimore.

Last Week’s Falling TE in Week 15

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 16:  Tight end Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers sits on the bench, inactive, during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 16, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/G
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    Antonio Gates, SD: Did not play (foot).

Other Notable Performances and Notes

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 12: Dustin Keller #81 of the New York Jets against the Miami Dolphins at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 12, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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    Tony Moeaki, KC: 3 receptions, 25 yards.

    John Carlson, SEA: 1 reception, 31 yards.

    Brandon Pettigrew, DET: 2 receptions, 25 yards.

    Dustin Keller, NYJ: 3 receptions, 19 yards.

    Rob Gronkowski, NE: 1 reception, 25 yards.

Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos RB

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12:  Runningback Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos runs with the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defe
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    Moreno left the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders with what is presumed to be rib injuries. Fellow sophomore running back LeSean McCoy suffered a cracked rib earlier in the season and still played well.

    Moreno has battled injuries all season, and with nothing to play for, it wouldn’t be a shock to see him sit out Week 16.

Last Week’s Falling RB in Week 15

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    CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 05:  Chris Ivory #29 of the New Orleans Saints runs for a touchdown during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Saints won 34-30.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Ge
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    Chris Ivory, NO: Did not play (hamstring).

Other Notable Performances and Notes

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    HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13:  Running back Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans warms up before playing the Baltimore Ravens at Reliant Stadium on December 13, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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    LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ: 11 carries, 49 yards, 1 reception, 6 yards.

    Arian Foster, HOU: 11 carries, 15 yards, 6 receptions, 46 yards.

    Peyton Hillis, CLE: 14 carries, 59 yards, 2 receptions, 23 yards.

    LeSean McCoy, PHI: 10 carries, 64 yards, 4 receptions, 13 yards.

    Brandon Jacobs, NYG: 12 carries, 34 yards.

Kyle Orton, Denver Broncos QB

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos stands on the sideline during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the
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    After missing Week 15 with an arm injury, Kyle Orton seems to have lost the starting gig to rookie Tim Tebow, who performed very well in his replacement.

    Orton had a surprisingly great fantasy season and was an elite starter for most of the year. Orton fell off the past few weeks and will most likely remain on the sidelines.

Last Week’s Falling QB in Week 15

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 19:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets runs for a touchdown during the game against Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 19, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
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    Mark Sanchez, NYJ: 19-for-29 (65.5 completion percentage), 170 yards, rush TD.

Other Notable Performances and Notes

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 05:  Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams runs out onto the field before the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the C
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    John Skelton, ARZ: 17-for-33 (51.5 completion percentage), 196 yards, INT.

    Sam Bradford, STL: 21-for-43 (48.8 completion percentage), 141 yards, 2 INT.

    Carson Palmer, CIN: 14-for-23 (60.9 completion percentage), 209 yards.

    Jimmy Clausen, CAR: 13-for-19 (68.4 completion percentage), 141 yards, TD.

    Matt Cassel, KC: 15-for-29 (51.7 completion percentage), 184 yards, TD, INT.

Terrell Owens, Cincinnati Bengals WR

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    INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 14: Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals walks off of the field following the Bengals 23-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 23-
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    Owens had a great fantasy season aside from the past two weeks.

    In Week 14, he caught just one pass for 22 yards and aggravated his knee. In Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns, he tore the meniscus in his left knee and was forced out of the game.

    He will miss the remainder of the season.

Last Week’s Falling WR in Week 15

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 14:  Lee Evans #83  of the Buffalo Bills makes a finger tip catch against Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills won 14-12. (Photo by Rick Stewar
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    Lee Evans, BUF: Did not play (injured reserve with ankle injury).

Other Notable Performances and Notes

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    BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Baltimore Ravens catches a pass to score a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter of the game at M&T Bank Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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    Randy Moss, TEN: Held without a reception.

    Anquan Boldin, BAL: 1 reception, 2 yards.

    Michael Crabtree, SF: 3 receptions, 17 yards.

    Steve Smith, CAR: 2 receptions, 22 yards.

    Deion Branch, NE: 2 receptions, 33 yards.