Michael Turner was held to 17 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, adding 13 yards on three receptions at Tampa Bay in Week 12.
Leery of becoming one-dimensional after last week's five-interception game by Matt Ryan, the Falcons game-planned to establish Turner and a ground attack against the league's top run defense. The plan was quickly scrapped when it failed due to a lack of any semblance of burst that has been evident from Turner since late last season. A far more effective Jacquizz Rodgers reached double-digit carries for just the second time this season. Turner salvaged his day with a two-yard touchdown, but we're long past the point of trusting him in fantasy leagues. Despite a few long runs when the defense was paying attention to the passing game, Turner is averaging just 3.5 YPC heading into a Week 13 rematch with a Saints defense that shut him down in Week 10.