Welker believed to suffer concussion: According to a report in the Denver Post, Wes Welker was evaluated for concussion symptoms as well as a neck injury in Sunday’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Welker is believed to have suffered the issue after a catch-and-run midway through the fourth quarter. We’ll know more as the week progresses, but considering the receiver’s impact on both the Broncos offense and fantasy rosters, it will certainly be something to keep an eye on. Welker remains a must-start as long as he’s playing … especially against a Patriots defense that has struggled in recent weeks.
Palmer finally grasping offense?: The last few weeks have seen a notable change in the production of Carson Palmer and the Cardinals offense. According to head coach Bruce Arians, it’s because Palmer has a “total understanding” of the team’s offense. The quarterback had easily his best game of the season in Week 11, throwing for 419 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. That last number is remarkable since it marks the first time all season Palmer hasn’t been picked off in a game. Over the next two weeks Arizona faces Indianapolis and Philadelphia, so that understanding could be put to the test. In a season with so many successful fantasy quarterbacks, it’s hard to make a case that you should immediately plug Palmer into your lineup. However, his continued success could bolster the value of Arizona’s pass-catchers, including Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
Seahawks offense won’t change: It was a pretty successful Seahawks debut for Percy Harvin. But coach Pete Carroll is warning people that the offense won’t change just to suit the dynamic wide receiver. That’s probably true — especially in a lineup that leans fairly heavily on Marshawn Lynch. Yet the Seahawks have yet to find a consistent No. 1 wideout and Harvin is the most talented pass-catcher on the roster. Seattle might not tailor its offense to Harvin, but if he’s able to get open consistently, you can bet Russell Wilson will find him with the football. Either way, with the ‘Hawks on a bye in Week 12, you’ll have to wait at least another week to find out how things are going to work.
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