Week 14: Start 'Em
Eagles QB Nick Foles has been on a roll this season, but really on fire since coming back from injury in week 9; his go-to guy has been Riley Cooper. Over the last four games, Cooper has caught 14 receptions for 326 yards and five touchdowns and also drawn a few big pass interference calls. Cooper has already surpassed his career highs, doubling his high in yards and touchdowns. This week Cooper has an above average match up vs. the Detroit Lions whose pass defense is the seventh worst in the NFL. Cooper makes for a very good start at WR or as a flex; if he is on your bench, make him a starter.
The Falcons were in a bad way with Roddy White already banged up and not playing like himself and then Julio Jones (who was playing out of this world) got injured and was lost for the season. Who would step up was the question? In the past, Harry Douglas had been given the chance. Unfortunately, he was never able to play at a consistent level. Despite the Falcons not winning many games, Douglas has stepped up and done his part in helping out the team. In the seven games since Jones went down with injury, Douglas has caught 50 passes for 687 yards and two touchdowns. Roddy might be back from injury and starting to look like his old self, but that hasn't slowed down Douglas. IF you need help at WR or flex this week, Douglas should definitely be in your lineup.