Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you are enjoying the time off from work/school! Due to the fact that I am going to be a little busy with having a family on Turkey day I am going to write 2 Use ‘Em and Lose ‘Em columns this week, one for Sunday/Monday and one for today!
Tony Romo- The Eagles give up the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing QB’s and I think much like last week the Cowboys will have a good day on the ground and give Romo the opportunity to pick apart the defense with plenty of time in the pocket.
DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant- Start your studs
Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate- One of these players is going to take advantage of the crappy Bears secondary, I just don’t know which one. Calvin Johnson hasn’t looked like the elite receiver we know him to be and if he falters a little bit maybe Golden Tate steps back into the lead receiver role he has played well this season.
49ers/Seahawks D/ST- I think this game is a grueling low scoring gut punch for both teams, and both defenses should be playable, like both defenses were for the Cardinals/Seahawks game Sunday
Jay Cutler- I don’t want any part of this anymore. Cutler has scored less than 10 fantasy points in 3 of his last 5 games(while scoring 20+ in the other 2 games) and he just can’t be trusted anymore. In a week where owners are fighting for their playoff games in what is the last(or second to last) regular season game left you need better than shaky Jay against the Lions top 10 pass defense which is giving up the 3rd least amount of fantasy points to opposing QB’s.
Matthew Stafford- In case you haven’t already heard the Lions haven’t scored more than 24 points since week 2. Stafford hasn’t had 20 fantasy points since week 4 against the Jets and has only had more than 15 fantasy points twice since that week 4 match-up. He has had consecutive single digit fantasy point performances and I just don’t trust him enough in such a critical game despite the great match-up against the Bears(if any of these backfire it’s this one).
Colin Kaepernick- Mediocre fantasy QB faces the defense giving up the 2nd least amount of fantasy points to opposing QB’s, that sounds like a stay away to me. If that doesn’t sour you maybe the fact he has had less than 15 fantasy points in his last 5 games leading up to this does.
Matt Forte- Relative to normal Matt Forte expectations. He should still be in your line-up but I would tamper the expectations because he faces off against the #1 rush defense in the NFL(even after last week) and the Lions are giving up the 7th least fantasy points to opposing running backs
All receivers and running backs not named Marshawn Lynch in the Seattle/San Francisco game- These two defenses are going to step up and I don’t think anyone is safe outside of Lynch and maybe Anquan Boldin
All tight ends playing Thanksgiving- TD dependent Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, fantasy irrelevant Vernon Davis and both mostly fantasy irrelevant(if only tight end wasn’t such crap) Seattle tight ends, Martellus It’s not September anymore Bennett, Eric Ebron(who I feel the best about in this group but still hasn’t done anything this year) and very average Jason Witten.