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Houston Texans
Lambeau Field | Sunday, December 07 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Packers 30, Texans 24
Green Bay Packers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Schaub
225 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Schaub is expected to start this week at Green Bay after missing the last four games with a knee injury. Watch his progress this week in practice, but look for him to start instead of Sage Rosenfels. Even if he does start, however, Schaub is an iffy fantasy play on the road as the Packers rank 5th vs. the pass and 27th vs. the run.
RBSteve Slaton
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 120 rush yards, 2 rush TD
The rookie had another big game on Monday night against Jacksonville, rushing for 130 yards and two TDs on 21 carries, while adding two receptions for 52 yards. He now has eight rushing TDs on the season and will add to that this week against a Packers' defense that rranks 27th in the NFL against the run. Slaton is a great fantasy play in Week 14.
RBRyan Moats
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 10 rush yards
Moats is now the backup RB in Houston now that Ahman Green is out for the season, but he has no fantasy value going forward.
WRAndre Johnson
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Johnson leads the NFL with 88 catches for 1,146 yards after adding seven catches for 75 yards against Jacksonville on Monday night. He made it look easy early on as he caught his fourth TD pass of the season in the first quarter and then had a quiet second half. He will be locked up with Al Harris this week and should have good success nonetheless.
WRKevin Walter
5 rec, 70 yards
Walter had one of his quietest games of the season last week vs. Jacksonville as he was limited to two catches for 38 yards. He's still a worthy play this week against Green Bay as the Packers will double up on Johnson on most passing downs.
WRAndre' Davis
1 rec, 10 yards
Davis was held without a catch on Monday night vs. Jacksonville and still has only eight catches on the season. He was targeted several times on Monday, but just couldn't hook up with Rosenfels. Forget about him going forward.
TEOwen Daniels
5 rec, 50 yards
Daniels is a former University of Wisconsin standout who returns to the Badger State to play his first game at Lambeau Field. He's been very quiet the last four weeks -- just seven catches for 80 yards -- but the Packers have struggled to defend tight ends like Daniels this year. Expect a much better game from this former Badger in Week 14.
KKris Brown
3 PATs, 1 FG
Brown was perfect on all three FG attempts on Monday night, including one from 50 yards, as he scored 12 points. He now has 90 points on the season, including 38 in his last four games.
Defense
2 sacks, 1 INT
The Texans have one of the best young defenses in the NFL, but it will be another year or two before it pays off for fantasy owners. Led by Mario Williams, the Texans have 20 sacks and 10 interceptions in 12 games and they will be tested by the Packers this week.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAaron Rodgers
270 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 20 rush yards, 1 INT
Rodgers is winning over Packers' fans with his toughness and leadership, but the defense is so bad that the Packers are a disappointing 5-7. Don't blame the bad record on Rodgers, who now has 20 TD passes after completing 29-of-45 passes for 298 yards and three TDs last week against Carolina. He now has seven TD passes in the last three games and should have success again at home against a Texans' pass defense that ranks 15th against the pass.
RBRyan Grant
60 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Grant missed the second half of last week's game vs. Carolina with a sprained thumb and he will have to wear a splint this week to have any chance of playing. Look for Grant to start and get most of the carries, but if he has any trouble securing the ball the Packers will turn to Brandon Jackson. Watch his progress in practice as he's an iffy play this week with the injury.
RBBrandon Jackson
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 50 rush yards
Jackson showed some elusiveness and toughness last week when he replaced Grant in the second half, gaining 80 yards on 11 carries. He was one yard away from scoring his second rushing TD of the season and that yard came back to bite the Packers in the end. Jackson will start if Grant can't go this week and he whoever starts should get plenty of yards as the Texans rank 23rd against the run.
WRGreg Jennings
7 rec, 95 yards, 1 TD
Jennings topped the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career as he had another stellar game last week vs. Carolina. He had eight catches for 91 yards and caught a TD pass for the third straight game. He is an All-Pro wideout who has the ability to be a great one and he will put up solid numbers once again this week at home.
WRDonald Driver
5 rec, 60 yards
Driver continues to be one of the toughest across-the-middle wideouts in the NFL and last week he came through with five catches for 83 yards and a TD, his fourth TD grab of the season. He's consistent in Point-Per-Reception leagues and will have another good game this week against a suspect Texans' pass defense.
WRJordy Nelson
3 rec, 30 yards
Nelson remains the No. 3 wideout in Green Bay, but last week the Packers went with five-WR sets several times and the end result was Nelson getting 2 catches for 28 yards, Ruvell Martin 4 catches for 32 yards and James Jones 2 catches for 12 yards. Look for the Packers to do that again this week, which makes all three non-factors in fantasy football.
TEDonald Lee
4 rec, 30 yards, 1 TD
Lee caught his fourth TD pass of the season last week against Carolina and his second in the last three games as he finished with four catches for 37 yards. Lee is getting plenty of attention in the red zone and he could be good for another score this week. Keep him in your starting lineup.
KMason Crosby
3 PATs, 3 FGs
The Packers' struggles in the red zone have allowed Crosby to top 100 points for the season as he's scored in double-digits four of the last six games. Look for the same trend to continue this week at home.
Defense
2 sacks, 1 INT
The Packers' big-play defense has been silent of late as it forced just one turnover last week against Carolina and has been burned for 86 points the last two weeks. Keep them in your starting lineup, but realize that the lack of a pass rush is killing this unit.
 
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