Love/Hate for Week 11
Russell Wilson- This week Wilson gets one of the best match ups possible for a QB. Minnesota is 31st in the league against QBs. Wilson has played very well lately, putting up more than 18 points in each of his last 4 weeks. Start him with confidence.
Nick Foles- Foles has been on fire lately. His past 2 games he has scored 28 & 59 fantasy points. Make no mistake about it, Foles has all the weapons in order to succeed. With the emergence of Riley Cooper some would say he has the most weapons of any team in the league. Throw in the fact that his opponent (Washington) is 27th in the league against QBs and it spells a great game for Foles.
Colin Kaepernick- Before his bye week, we all thought last years Kaepernick was back. The Kaepernick that would put up great fantasy numbers by using his legs. Well we were wrong. Against Carolina last week, Kaep threw up a 2 point effort! This week he gets a New Orleans defense that has been playing amazingly lately. It would be wise to sit Kaep if you have another option.
Matt Ryan- The past 3 weeks, Matt Ryan has been terrible! This week he gets Tampa Bay. While it does look on paper that it's a good matchup, this TB defense seems to be coming unto its own lately. Revis is playing more man coverage and Lavonte David is playing lights out. I expect a lot of pressure on Matt Ryan and therefor a lot of turnovers. Find another option at QB.
Andre Ellington- Ellington has been getting most of the touches lately in Arizona. Last week he put up a decent but not spectacular 6 points. This week he gets the Jacksonville Jaguars defense that has been butchered this season. The Jaguars are 28th against RBs in fantasy football. Throw in the fact that Ellington is averaging a staggering 7.2 yards per carry this season and it spells a pretty good game :)
Danny Woodhead- Danny Woodhead has been one of the most consistent RBs over the past 6 weeks. He seems to be a perfect match for this offense. This week he gets a Miami defense that was just butchered on the ground by Mike James, Brian Leonard, and Bobby Rainey for 140 yards. I also love the fact that Woodhead has been getting redone carries. Start Woodhead with confidence.
Stevan Ridley- Ridley has played well lately but this week he gets a very good Carolina defense. he Panthers are 5th in the league against the run in fantasy football and have held opposing RBs to under 10 pts for 3 straight weeks. Feel free to sit Ridley this week.
CJ Spiler & Fred Jackson- It's hard to trust a Bills RB this week. The coaching staff seems content in splitting carries between the 2. This week they will be playing a NY Jets defense that is 5th against opposing RBs in fantasy football. The only way opposing defenses score on the Jets is to pass on them. Spiller could get a couple dump off passes but I'm not banking on it. Find another option besides these 2.
Vincent Jackson- Jackson has been pretty quiet over the past 3 weeks but this week he gets the awful Atlanta Falcons defense. The Falcons have not been able to stop anybody this season. Jackson is second in the league in targets. So the opportunity is there. In their last meeting, Jackson produced 138 yards receiving and 2 TDs! I'd expect something in that area again.
Pierre Garcon- Over the past 2 weeks, Garcon has been torching opposing defenses. Robert Griffin III seems to be throwing with the confidence he was using last season and it is boding well for Garcon owners. This week he gets the absolutely worst defense against opposing WRs in fantasy football... The Philadelphia Eagles. I'm expecting another amazing game from Garcon.
AJ Green- Let's be honest. You aren't sitting Green at all. There is one reason, and one reason only that I don't like Green this week. Joe Haden. Haden is a premier shutdown cornerback and did a great job against Green in their last meeting, holding Green to 51 yards receiving. You're not sitting Green unless you are just completely stacked at WR but keep your expectation in check for this week.
Keenan Allen- Allen has been a great surprise this year! I advice fantasy owners to look elsewhere this week, though. Allen gets a ver stingy Miami defense. Miami can be run on quite easily. Passing on them is another story. As stated with AJ Green, I'd keep your expectation for Allen in check this week also.
Jordan Reed- Reed has been nothing less of amazing lately. He is getting targets and is being looked towards in the redzone. With Robert Griffin III playing great football and getting Reed involved, it is all green ahead for the talented TE.
Vernon Davis- While Davis has been very good this year, I wouldn't expect an amazing game from him this week. Davis is still recovering from a concussion he received last week. He has been a limited participant for most of the week in practice and add in the New Orleans defense is 5th against opposing TEs. If you have other options this week it would be wise to sit Davis until we know he is fully recovered from the concussion.
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