NFL Fantasy Football: Week Eleven Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em
This last week was devastating with multiple season-ending injuries. And now this week we all have to deal with the last of the bye weeks, finally. All the tumult really jumbles up the decisions on who to start as you try to position yourself for a fantasy playoff spot. Here are some ideas.
Josh Freeman: He’s been a big disappointment this year, but the Packers do give up a lot of yards through the air and Freeman can still add a few points with his legs. Plus, the Bucs will almost certainly be playing from behind and Freeman will have plenty of reason to be throwing a lot.
Carson Palmer: Man, is he making the Bengals look like chumps. He’s shaken off the rust and now Palmer is facing one of the weakest pass defenses in the league, the Vikings.
Philip Rivers: Talk about disappointments. Hometown boy, Mario Lopez is heartbroken over his Chargers. But playing the Bears just may help Rivers put a smile on Lopez’s face this week.
Matt Moore: Moore’s no Dan Marino, but Romo showed just how vulnerable Buffalo’s pass defense is. Moore has a good chance of putting up some respectable totals against them.
Marshawn Lynch: He’s averaged 20 points the last two weeks. Now, Lynch faces one of the worst run defenses in the league, the Rams. He looks like he’s playing for a job next season, whether it’s in Seattle or somewhere else.
Maurice Jones-Drew: Cleveland has a great pass defense; their run defense, not so good. MJD should roll.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis: The law firm of BenJarvus Green-Ellis should perform nicely against a Chiefs defense that routinely gets run over.
Reggie Bush: The ‘Fins have finally figured out how to use Bush and he’s been paying dividends for owners that stuck with him. And the payoffs should continue this week against reeling division rival, Buffalo.
Santonio Holmes: Denver’s pass defense isn’t what it used to be. And as the Jets only true dynamic WR playmaker, Holmes should finally have a pretty good day with this match-up.
Denarius Moore: Palmer has just been throwing it to this kid like nobody’s business and against a shaky Vikings pass defense, Moore should wind up looking pretty good.
Mario Manningham: He’s been on a TD tear the last three weeks and the way the Iggles have been playing lately, I think the streak will continue.
Percy Harvin: Just like the Vikes pass defense is shaky, so is the Raider pass defense. It’s a gamble, but I think Harvin breaks double digits against them. Plus, he also gets to run the ball some plays, too.
Tony Gonzalez: Tony G has been looking like a young colt out there with a full off-season of complete rest. I guess even the lock-out has a silver lining. This week against the Titans he should continue his fantasy production.
Jake Ballard: He’s a big target and the Iggles don’t do a good job covering TEs. They just don’t.
Tony Scheffler: The last few weeks, he’s been the fantasy scoring threat on the Lions. I say, keep riding the Scheffler scoring train as long as you can..
Colt McCoy: Just another tough match-up, going into a game with a lot of injured players on offense, pure and simple. Another week, maybe, but not this one.
Andy Dalton: Pittsburgh brought Dalton down to earth last week. And this week Baltimore probably will, too. If for no other reason to wipe the egg, so to speak, off their face after the Seahawks made them their prison girlfriend last week.
Jay Cutler: If Detroit can shut down the Bears’ passing attack last week, what about a team like the Chargers with way better CBs?
Joe Flacco: I’m sorry. I’m done making excuses for Flacco and the Ravens. They play great against the Steelers and then like Pop Warner kids the week after. But the Bengals defense is good enough to shut down the Ravens again.
Beanie Wells: He’s not going anywhere against the Niners run defense.
Chris Johnson: Oh, CJ2K. One good game against a bad Carolina run defense isn’t going to make anyone forget how badly you’ve tanked this year. The Falcons are a good run defense and CJ2K will probably have the taste of his own blood in his mouth by the time the game is over.
Cedric Benson: Just like Dalton, Benson is going to pay a price just for playing the Ravens the week after the Seahawks made them look like a bunch of drooling chumps dozing on a park bench waiting for a city bus.
LaGarrette Blount: Speaking about playing against a tough run defense, Blount has his work cut out for him against Green Bay.
Dez Bryant: I’d temper your expectations for Bryant against the ‘Skins. They kept him and Robinson under wraps the first time they played this year in Dallas. Now, at home, I don’t see a reason why the ‘Skins shouldn’t do just that, all over again.
Eric Decker: Granted, Tebow’s going to run a lot out of the Broncos spread, but he does look to Decker a fair bit. The kid has broken double digits the last three weeks with a TD each game. But this week against the Jets, I don’t see Revis letting the kid score.
Anquan Boldin: The Ravens? Bah, humbug! The Bengals will keep them bottled up. Bunch of hot-and-cold heartbreakers.
Michael Crabtree: While the Cards give up passing yards they don’t give up many TDs through the air. That will limit Crabtree’s production.
Brent Celek: It’s a risky call, but I’m gambling that Vick won’t play with broken ribs and whoever plays QB, probably VY, will need the TE to block and keep the G-men’s pass rush off him.
Visanthe Shiancoe: When Ponder first took over from McNabb, it looked like he was going to rely on his TE, but he’s largely ignored Shiancoe the last two games.
Ed Dickson: Again, the theme for this week is: Booooo, Ravens! You should be ashamed of yourself for the way you play down to below the level of your opponent after a big game.
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