Found July 25, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Overall outlook : This team has a bunch of potentially impactful fantasy players. What do we care if they're undisciplined, or have a terrible defense? Bye week : 9 Quarterback : Matthew Stafford Ranked 11th with 313.6 fantasy points in FOXSports.com standard leagues in 2012 ... Want to undertake a difficult task? Try leading the NFL in passing attempts (727) and finishing second in yards (4,967), but ending the season T-19 in touchdown passes (20) ... Maybe there was an invisible force field around the end zone when the Lions approached, and maybe the team suffered from bad karma for rostering a bunch of knuckleheads ... More likely, Stafford will bounce back with 30-plus touchdowns to go along with another gaudy yardage total. Running back : Reggie Bush Ranked 14th with 171.8 fantasy points in 2012 ... Ran 227 times for 986 yards, and caught 35 passes for 202 yards, while totaling eight touchdowns with the Dolphins ... Now finds himself in an offense that throws ALL the t...
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