Week 11 Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

Use ‘Em

QB

Josh McCown- He has been the ultimate ugly but effective fantasy QB this year. In the 3 games he has started and finished he has been effective(in fantasy) and has a great match-up with Washington, giving up the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing QB’s this year.

Robert Griffin- He was solid against the Vikings and now he is fresh off the bye against Tampa, who is giving up the 7th most fantasy points to opposing QB’s. I expect this game to be a shoot-out and I expect Griffin to rack up the points in this one.

Matt Ryan- Carolina is giving up the 6th most fantasy points to opposing QB’s and just got shredded by Mark Sanchez, I think Matt Ryan will be able to have a good game against them too.

RB

Steven Jackson- He very quietly has 18 and a TD in both of his last two games and seems to be gaining steam. The early season magic of Antone Smith seems to have worn off and now Jackson is again the primary fantasy back for the Falcons. The Panthers have given up the 7th most fantasy points to opposing running backs this year and 11 TD’s to running backs. I think Jackson continues his TD streak in this game and has another good outing.

Frank Gore- When he gets the ball he produces. He has hit double digit fantasy points in every game when he has gotten the rock 18 times or more. After seeing the Giants get obliterated by the run last week in Seattle I would expect the 49ers to give Gore plenty of carries to reap similar results.

Le’Veon Bell- I think he lead the week at running back.  He hasn’t had 20 touches in the last two weeks and he is due. The Titans aren’t a good team and I think this game gets out of hand quickly, which means running out the clock with Bell. The Titans also give up the 6th most fantasy points to opposing running backs, and were gashed by Justin Forsett last week.

Mark Ingram- When he has played he has been incredible to say the least. Outside of the Lions game Ingram has at least 100 yards rushing or a TD in every game he has played this season(sometimes both), and he gets a Bengals team that is giving up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season(fresh off getting gashed by the Browns for 3 rushing TD’s and 170 yards).

WR

Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson- The Washington secondary has been porous this season(outside of the Dallas game) and I expect the red hot Evans(2 back to back 7 catch 120+ yard receiving games with at least a TD) to be able to do whatever he wants against them. Vincent Jackson might also finally be able to put it all together and have a monster game if Washington treats Evans as the #1 receiver in terms of coverage.

DeSean Jackson- Jackson has 5 100 yard games since week 3 of the season, including all 4 of his TD’s for the season. He is as hot as any receiver around and should be able to exploit a Tampa secondary that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. It also doesn’t hurt that he stuck up for his QB in the Washington media circus this week, he might see some extra targets for that.

TE

Travis Kelce- The Seahawks have given up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing tight ends and 10 TD’s(2nd most in NFL).

D/ST

Lions – The Lions defense is the best defense in football right now and they get to feast on a Drew Stanton led Cardinals team this week.

Vikings- I don’t mind playing the Vikings D, who has been very strong in recent weeks with solid games against the Lions and Washington and great games against Tampa and the Bills. Gambling on Jay Cutler throwing more interceptions sounds like a decent plan to me.

Lose ‘Em

QB

Cam Newton – He has squandered consecutive plus match-ups and can’t stay upright currently. Atlanta has a crappy defense but Newton hasn’t proven recently that he would be capable of taking advantage of it.

Drew Stanton – For those who thought he would be a solid streaming option, wait a week until after the Lions defense devours him.

Ben Roethlisberger- This one could bite me but I think the Steelers have a huge game on the ground against the Titans and don’t sling it at the pace they have been the last few weeks. Ben could definitely prove me wrong but after that Jets game I am more inclined to believe that the 12 TD’s in 2 games were an anomaly and he resumes more what he has been the rest of the season going forward.

RB

Joique Bell- The Cardinals allow the second least amount of fantasy points to opposing running backs and Theo Riddick has been the Lions running back with a nose for the end zone recently.

Tre Mason- Each and every week, especially against a Denver team giving up the lowest rushing yards per game in the NFL

Ben Tate- I know he salvaged last week with a TD and a couple catches but Tate has rushed for 99 yards in his last 4 games(aka since Alex Mack has been out).

WR

Mohamed Sanu- I think his fantasy relevance comes to and end this week as AJ Green resumes being a dominant receiver and Andy Dalton throw for more than 100 yards this game(hopefully? maybe?) but to other players .

Cardinals receivers-The loss of Carson Palmer combined with playing the Lions is going to be a tough sell on all the Cardinals receivers, of course Michael Floyd was already off your roster by this point and John Brown is an all or nothing guy so this probably applies mostly to Fitzgerald. Can you tell how I feel this game is going to go for the Cardinals yet?

TE

Vernon Davis- It’s a rough week for tight ends but I may as well crap on Davis again, who hasn’t reached the amount of fantasy points he scored in week 1 with every other game this season combined.

D/ST

Patriots, Colts- They are going to drop a ton of points on each other.

Eagles- I know they have been great this season but you leave them on the bench against the Packers, period.

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