Fantasy Player Projections

 
Raiders
Paul Brown Stadium
Sunday , Nov. 25 | 01:00 PM EST (CBS)
Bengals
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBCarson Palmer

Carson Palmer

295 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Palmer has thrown for 290 or more yards in seven of 10 games -- mostly in losing efforts -- and has thrown two or more scores in each of the past four games. He's the best fantasy quarterback not starting on a weekly basis. This visit to his old stomping grounds could prove rewarding.

RBMarcel Reece

Marcel Reece

82 rush yards, rush TD, 4 rec, 48 rec yards

Nothing suggests Darren McFadden or Mike Goodson will be able to return to the lineup this week, and Oakland's coaching staff is less worried about its backfield after seeing Reece gain 193 yards from scrimmage on 23 touches last week. The Bengals provide Reece with another favorable matchup.

WRDarrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey

5 rec, 66 yards, rec TD

Heyward-Bey has been dealing with a hamstring injury, but it had little effect on him in Week 11, when he registered 69 yards. He is still considered the Raiders' No. 2 receiver, behind Denarius Moore, but Heyward-Bey has out-played Moore in two of the past three weeks.

WRDenarius Moore

Denarius Moore

6 rec, 72 yards

Carson Palmer blamed Moore's Week 11 struggles on poor communication between the two and vowed to get on the same page with his top receiver. Fantasy owners should take that with a grain of salt; Moore has been up and down for much of the year.

TEBrandon Myers

Brandon Myers

5 rec, 47 yards, rec TD

Opposing tight ends have caught touchdowns in three of the past five games against Cincinnati, and even though Tony Moeaki did not catch a score last week, he did lead the Chiefs in receiving. Myers could have a nice afternoon.

KSebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski

3 PATs, FG

Janikowski has been one of the league's most accurate (22-of-23) and productive (8.4 points per game) kickers. But he has cooled off of late, having scored eight or fewer points in each of the past three weeks.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

We simply cannot recommend a defense giving up 32.2 points (most in the league) and sitting at a minus-five in turnover ratio. Evel Knievel wouldn't start this unit.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAndy Dalton

Andy Dalton

283 pass yards, 3 pass TDs, INT

Dalton has played a much cleaner game since ending the Bengals' four-game losing streak, throwing six touchdowns and no interceptions with a 66.1 completion percentage over the past two weeks. Dalton has thrown three or more touchdowns in four games this season and will face an Oakland pass defense that has given up 20 touchdowns on the year.

RBBenJarvus Green-Ellis

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

59 rush yards, 1 rec, 5 rec yards

Green-Ellis' first 100-yard game of the season was borderline charity. After gaining an early lead, Cincinnati was able to continue to run the ball on the Chiefs' 25th-ranked run defense. That game does not represent Green-Ellis' fantasy value, nor is it what fantasy owners can expect from him in Week 12.

WRA.J. Green

A.J. Green

6 rec, 109 yards, 2 rec TDs

A few facts about Green's nine-game touchdown streak: Only once did he catch fewer than six passes; he caught a pass of 35 or more yards in six of the nine games; he has averaged 93.4 yards per game.

WRMohamed Sanu

Mohamed Sanu

5 rec, 64 yards

Somewhere between Weeks 9 and 10 Sanu transformed from forgotten rookie to up and coming prospect. He has now caught a touchdown in each of the past two games and should see more chances in Cincinnati's growing passing game.

TEJermaine Gresham

Jermaine Gresham

5 rec, 66 yards, rec TD

Gresham has picked up his game recently, with 192 yards and a touchdown over the past three weeks. The Raiders own one of the league's worst pass defenses and last week gave up six catches and a score to Jimmy Graham.

KMike Nugent

Mike Nugent

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The Raiders' defense has allowed 24 field goals, among the most in the NFL. Nugent has struggled lately, makng just six made field goals in the past five weeks, but he could bounce back Sunday.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

The Bengals are averaging three sacks and 1.6 turnovers per game, making them one of the surprise fantasy units of 2012. They should perform well against a Raiders team using mismatched parts.

 
 
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