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Red Raiders in the Pros - Week 10

Marquez and Amendola make big plays, Welker fits in with his new team

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley Marquez, WR - St. Louis Rams

With the suspension of Stedman Bailey, I theorized that Marquez and new Rams receiver Wes Welker would be more involved. Marquez had a much bigger role in Sunday's game against Chicago. He was on the field for 44 percent of the offensive snaps and 61 percent of the special teams. He made an impact early on, with a forced fumble and a big catch on a 3rd and 8. He finished the day with 2 catches for 19 yards, doubling his career totals. Look for Marquez to play a bigger role as he's showing he can be counted on in key situations. He spoke with the media after the game about his 2 big plays and how the offense has faith in what they can do as Case Keenum, former Kingsbury protege and University of Houston standout quarterback was announced as the starter for next week.

Wes Welker, WR - St. Louis Rams

Joining Bradley on the Rams this week was Red Raider legend Wes Welker. In his first game he had 3 catches for 32 yards in limited action as the Rams phase him into the offense. Wes said it felt good to get back on the field and into game action, having missed that in recent weeks as an unsigned free agent. It will be interesting to see if Case can develop any chemistry with the former Red Raiders the rest of this season.

Michael Crabtree, WR - Oakland Raiders

In the Raiders game against the NFC North leading Vikings....wait, what. Yes, the Vikings are now 7-2, leading their division. Anyways, the Raiders played the Vikings this past week and lost 30-14. Young QB Derek Carr threw for over 300 yards with 2 scores and 2 picks, but he spread the ball around, instead of Cooper and Crabtree getting the bulk of the catches, as has been the norm in recent weeks. Mike ended up with just 4 catches for 55 yards on 5 targets, however this was good enough for 2nd on the team in receiving yards.

Danny Amendola, WR - New England Patriots

The Patriots played in one of the more competitive and entertaining NFL games this season against the Giants, and helped out the Cowboys ever so slim hopes of making this season less that disastrous with a late field goal to win 27-26. Danny led all Patriots receivers in targets (11) and catches (10), with almost half of Brady's completions going his way. Crucial to his success was an injury to Julian Edelman, who left in the first quarter and is expected to miss some time with a foot injury that will require surgery. Danny has averaged just over 40 snaps a game and this past week saw 51. He had 3 catches in the game winning drive, including a huge 12 yard catch on a 4th and 10 to finish the day with 79 yards.