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Ranks reaction: Are Colts, Giants risky?

Updated: December 12, 2012, 3:50 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
A pair of 11-2 teams stand atop the NFL standings heading into the final weeks, and those Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans rank fifth and sixth, respectively, in terms of fewest (real-life) points allowed. These factors, of course, give the impression fantasy football owners should be extra wary of using their players against the Falcons and Texans. Well, did you see what Cam Newton and Tom Brady did to these defenses in Week 14? It wasn't pretty, unless you owned those guys. This week the Falcons and Texans face huge tests against Eli Manning and Andrew Luck, respectively, and I have to admit I'm not concerned about using those quarterbacks or their weapons.

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