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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fantasy football: Start-and-sit for Thursday's Texans-Eagles game

In case you can't bear to watch the No-Longer-Chosen One's return to Quicken Loans Arena tonight ...


Eagles: QB Michael Vick, RB LeSean McCoy, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Jeremy Maclin, K David Akers.

Texans: QB Matt Schaub, RB Arian Foster, WR Andre Johnson, K Neil Rackers.

Quick slants: McCoy is averaging 5 yards per carry, has seven total touchdowns and has 59 receptions. ... Maclin has eight touchdowns and actually has 16 more catches (51 to 35), 74 more receiving yards (752 to 678) and three more TDs than Jackson, his more celebrated teammate. ... Akers is averaging 9.5 points per game. ... Schaub, after a rough stretch, has rebounded to throw five touchdown passes and no interceptions in his last three games. ... Foster -- the best player in fantasy this season; you saw that coming, right? -- has rushed for 1,147 yards and 12 TDs and caught 48 passes for 453 yards and a TD. ... Rackes is averaging 7.6 points per game.


WR Jason Avant, TE Brent Celek, defense and special teams.

Texans: WR Kevin Walter, TE Joel Dreessen, defense and special teams.

Quick slants: The Texans have the league's second-worst pass defense, allowing 286 yards per game through the air, and have given up an NFL-worst 25 TD tosses. ... Houston ranks ninth against the run at 100.2 yards per game (eight rushing TDs allowed). ... Philly is 12th vs. the run (102.5 rushing yards per game, eight TDs) and No. 13 vs. the pass (214 yards, 22 TDs, 19 interceptions). The Eagles have allowed the fourth-most TD passes, but lead the league in picks.

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