Superman at it again


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 6:59 pm
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DJ Jarvis, djarvis@qconline.com
For the second time in three weeks, Carolina's Cam Newton was the highest scoring player in all of Fantasy football.

In Week 12, the second-closest player was Tom Brady, who scored just more than four fewer points than Newton.

The margin between Newton and the second-highest scorer in the week, though, was a little closer and a little weirder. Newton scored 41.08 points, just .08 points more than the next Fantasy scorer. The odd fact is the second-highest scorer of Week 14 was the Seattle Seahawks D/ST.

The Seahawks sacked Arizona quarterbacks three times, forced eight turnovers (four interceptions and four fumbles) and scored touchdowns on a pick-six and a fumble recovery in a 58-0 win.

Players you might want to pick up:RB David Wilson, Giants ; RB Joique Bell, Lions.

Things to watch during tonight's Eagles-Bengals game

Andy Dalton, Bengals QB: Since the Eagles' bye week in Week 7, five of the seven quarterbacks the Eagles have faced have scored 30 or more Fantasy points. Only the Saints have allowed more points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Dalton fell flat last week against a good Dallas defense, but has scored 25 or more fantasy points in three of the last four games.

Eagles receiving core: Since Nick Foles has taken over under center for the Eagles, the receiving core has kind of struggled. With this being a Thursday game I don't expect things to get better. The Bengals have allowed the sixth-fewest Fantasy points to pass catchers this season.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals RB: While the Eagles haven't been great defensively, they have locked down the running game pretty well this season. Philadelphia has given up the 10th-least amount of Fantasy points to opposing running backs, but Green-Ellis has been good at getting into the end zone this season.
Fantasy writer DJ Jarvis can be reached at djarvis@qconline.com or on Twitter at @DJavis_DA

Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-9)

Tonight: 7:20 kickoff on NFL Network
Opening line: Bengals by 3
AP Pro32 ranking: Bengals No. 16, Eagles No. 27
Game notes: The Eagles and Bengals are two of seven teams ranked in top 15 in both offense and defense. ... The Bengals are 4-3 on Thursdays, including 1-2 under coach Marvin Lewis. ... Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton's 90.3 passer rating is fifth in AFC. His 25 TD passes are seven shy of tying Carson Palmer's single-season team record. ...  Bengals' WR A.J. Green scored TD in each of first nine games, but has been kept out of end zone in last three. ... The Bengals lead NFL with 42 sacks. Cincinnati has never led league in sacks. Club record for season 48. ... Philadelphia QB Nick Foles set an Eagles' single-game rookie passing records with 32 completions and 381 yards last week vs. Tampa Bay. Foles has 1,174 yards passing, trailing John Reaves (1,508 in 1972) and Davey O'Brien (1,324 in 1939) for team's rookie mark. His 113 completions are an Eagles rookie record. ... All four of Philadelphia's wins have come by two or fewer points this season, which is most in team history ... Rookie DT Fletcher Cox has three sacks in last five games.












 




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