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ADAM DUERSON
November 27, 2006
ADAM DUERSON MATCHUP OF THE WEEK
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November 27, 2006

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1) Owen Daniels, Texans. Savvy owners were on to this rookie by Week 6. He formed a quick bond with David Carr in training camp, and he caught five TD passes in the first half of the season. As long as Jeb Putzier and Mark Bruener are on the roster, he won't play every down, but he has soft hands and should continue to score.

2) Chris Baker, Jets. Chad Pennington isn't a great downfield thrower, which makes Baker--a big target (6'3", 258 pounds) with good hands--a valuable commodity. In the Jets' 20--13 loss at Cleveland in Week 8, Pennington looked for Baker on the final drive, which shows he's a trusted target.

3) Dan Campbell, Lions. Mike Martz, Detroit's offensive coordinator, isn't going to make a tight end a Hall of Famer, but he will tell his quarterback--in this case Jon Kitna--to go through his progression and hit the open man. After Roy Williams and Mike Furrey, that man is Campbell, who blocks well and gets open.

4) Ben Utecht, Colts. Some weeks Utecht will catch two balls for 16 yards. Every so often it's six for 60-something. With Brandon Stokley hampered by a knee injury and Dallas Clark getting split out more than ever, Utecht is going to see some action.

5) Reggie Kelly, Bengals. Carson Palmer is going to find Kelly two or three times a week, particularly when Cincinnati is filling the air with 40 to 45 attempts a game--which it has to do because its defense is playing so poorly.

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Moving Up

Jason Campbell QB REDSKINS The second-year man threw two TD passes in his debut despite the absence of WR Santana Moss.

Ronald Curry WR RAIDERS Self-nicknamed 7-Eleven was open all day against the Chiefs, catching five passes for 85 yards.

Justin Fargas RB RAIDERS With LaMont Jordan out for the year, Fargas (52 yards, no TDs on Sunday) will shoulder the tailback load.

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