PRESENTED BY Clone490146562_893660388_logo_stb

Nate Burleson held quiet in fantasy, Joique Bell impresses

Leon Halip

The Lions had a blowout win on Thanksgiving, but Nate Burleson disappointed owners with a goose egg. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson was a hot waiver pickup after last week, but he didn't do anything on Thanksgiving. Burleson was held without a catch in the Lions' 40-10 win over the Green Bay Packers. He was targeted just one time.

The Lions gashed the Packers in the running game all day, and they just stuck to what was working. Joique Bell was a big benefactor, rushing 19 times for 94 yards and a touchdown, and adding 34 yards on three catches.

Fantasy impact: It was another good performance from Bell. He remains a risky play due to splitting carries with Reggie Bell but has legitimate RB2 upside in Detroit's high-powered offense. As for Burleson, it's unclear why he was left off the stat sheet after grabbing seven catches for 77 yards last week. The Lions moved the ball at will against the Packers, but Burleson wasn't involved for some reason. We should have more clarity on Burleson's usage once the snap counts are released. He still has WR3 appeal against the Eagles' paper-thin secondary in Week 14.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Week 13 fantasy football positiong rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

Week 13 fantasy football waiver wire advice: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.