NFL Game Previews / Stat Matchups: Week 8 - New England at St. Louis
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Week 8 Matchup: New England at St. Louis

St. Louis

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 14.9ppg and NE Allows 19.9ppg (+ 33%)
Sam Bradford IR 14.9
Shaun Hill Pro 14.8
Running Backs
Average 14.4ppg and NE Allows 16.7ppg (+ 16%)
Isaiah Pead IR 0.7
Wide Receivers
Average 22.8ppg and NE Allows 23.7ppg (+ 4%)
Chris Givens   5.9
Kenny Britt   5.9
Austin Pettis   3.9
Brian Quick   2.0
Tight Ends
Average 6.0ppg and NE Allows 9.0ppg (+ 51%)
Jared Cook   5.9
Lance Kendricks   4.7
Cory Harkey   1.1
Kickers
Average 5.9ppg and NE Allows 6.3ppg (+ 6%)
Greg Zuerlein   5.9
Defensive Linemen
Average 19.3ppg and NE Allows 14.3ppg ( -26%)
Robert Quinn   5.2
Chris Long Ir- 4.5
Michael Brockers   4.1
William Hayes   3.9
Eugene Sims   3.1
Kendall Langford   2.2
Alex Carrington   2.2
Linebackers
Average 21.1ppg and NE Allows 21.6ppg (+ 2%)
James Laurinaitis   9.3
Jo-Lonn Dunbar   7.9
Defensive Backs
Average 32.0ppg and NE Allows 31.8ppg ( -1%)
Janoris Jenkins   8.4
Trumaine Johnson Out 3.5
Rodney McLeod   2.1

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New England

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 21.7ppg and STL Allows 16.9ppg ( -22%)
Tom Brady   21.8
Running Backs
Average 26.6ppg and STL Allows 19.1ppg ( -28%)
Stevan Ridley   12.8
Shane Vereen   5.8
Brandon Bolden   5.1
Wide Receivers
Average 23.8ppg and STL Allows 18.8ppg ( -21%)
Danny Amendola   7.8
Brandon LaFell   7.3
Julian Edelman   7.0
Matt Slater   0.3
Tight Ends
Average 15.3ppg and STL Allows 7.2ppg ( -53%)
Rob Gronkowski Pro 13.2
Michael Hoomanawanui   1.8
Kickers
Average 9.6ppg and STL Allows 7.9ppg ( -18%)
Stephen Gostkowski   9.6
Defensive Linemen
Average 13.5ppg and STL Allows 14.8ppg (+ 10%)
Rob Ninkovich   6.4
Chandler Jones   5.0
Vince Wilfork   4.5
Linebackers
Average 28.1ppg and STL Allows 22.4ppg ( -20%)
Jerod Mayo   9.0
Dont'a Hightower   5.6
Chris White   2.0
Defensive Backs
Average 31.4ppg and STL Allows 28.3ppg ( -10%)
Darrelle Revis   9.8
Devin McCourty   7.0
Brandon Browner Sus 6.4
Alfonzo Dennard Out 6.2
Kyle Arrington   4.8
Patrick Chung   4.5
Tavon Wilson   4.2
Nate Ebner   1.0

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