Fantasy Football: Week 11 NFL Player Breakdowns By Matchup

Keet Bailey@@KeetBaileyCorrespondent IINovember 17, 2010

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We’re back to having all 16 matchups in Fantasy Football with all of the bye weeks done and over with. That means that you don’t have to rush to pick up certain guys to fill in for your quarterback who’s not playing this week, or your star running back.

We’re about 3-4 weeks away from the fantasy playoffs, and now is the time where you start putting together that late streak to sneak into your league’s playoffs.

Unless you’re one of those people lucky enough to pick up Peyton Hillis and Brandon Lloyd up off the waiver wire at the start of the season, and are most likely undefeated.

If that’s the case, then I envy you. But most likely, you’re in a position to sneak into the playoffs and have had unlucky weeks where you’ve lost a few games by just a point or two, and you’re wondering why Randy Moss didn’t get even one reception against Miami in Week 4 that could have won you the game.

But NFL Soup has your back. We’ve got all 16 Week 11 fantasy matchups for you to check out in hopes of getting the correct guys in your starting slots.

Chicago Bears @ Miami Dolphins (Thursday Night)

Chicago Bears

QB Jay Cutler- Cutler surprised us in Week 10. This matchup is solid for him, but he will still turn the ball over. ***

RB Matt Forte- Forte is a good Flex play this week, especially in PPR. But he’s not a top-notch RB. ***

RB Chester Taylor- Taylor has seen 10 or more carries in his last two matches. He’s worth a Flex play in very deep leagues, otherwise, don’t bother. **

WR Devin Hester- Could it be? Hester made a receiving play? *Gasps* He’s still not worth a start in most leagues. *

WR Johnny Knox- Knox continues to make plays downfield. He doesn’t get the touchdowns, but he’ll see the yardage. ****

WR Devin Aromashodu- Eight catches is what he has for the season. No thanks. *

TE Greg Olsen- He’s scored in his last two games, but he’s not seeing the receptions we’d like to out of a fantasy tight end. **

Chicago Defense- This is one of my sleeper defenses for the week as they’ll go against Tyler Thigpen, most likely. ****

Miami Dolphins

QB Tyler Thigpen- Henne has a dislocated knee cap, and Pennington injured his shoulder. Thigpen made some plays in Kansas City a few years ago. He’s a sleeper in very deep leagues. **

RB Ronnie Brown- Brown had 12 carries for 11 yards, but registered a TD. It may be best to stay away from both of these RBs if you can. **

RB Ricky Williams- The ‘Phins can’t decide who they want to give the carries to, and both of these RBs are inconsistent. Stay away if you can. **

WR Brandon Marshall- Marshall’s stock takes a bit of a hit. He’s not producing in the last few weeks, and he’s down to his third-string quarterback. ***

WR Davone Bess- Bess is still a PPR demon. But his stock could take a small hit. ***

WR Brian Hartline- Hartline should keep seeing receptions. Like Bess, he’s a nice Flex in PPR leagues. ***

TE Anthony Fasano- Fasano’s stock may have risen this week with Tyler Thigpen starting, but start with caution. ***

Miami Defense- I’m not a fan of the ‘Phins defense this week against an improving Cutler. **

Baltimore Ravens @ Carolina Panthers

Baltimore Ravens

QB Joe Flacco- No reason to sit Flacco against this weak defense. ****

RB Ray Rice- Keep Rice plugged in this week. ****

RB Willis McGahee- He’s terribly inconsistent, but this is a good matchup for him to get a few goal-line carries potentially. Flex spot at the most. ***

WR Anquan Boldin- Boldin should have a nice game in Week 11 against Carolina. ****

WR Derrick Mason- Keep an eye on his broken pinkie finger. But he should be a nice Flex start again.***

WR TJ Houshmandzadeh- He’s not getting enough looks from Flacco to warrant any starts. *

TE Todd Heap- Heap is finding the end zone more and more. The matchup is favorable. ***

Baltimore Defense- There’s no reason to bench this defense in Week 11 against Jimmy Clausen and an injury-riddled Panther offense. ****

Carolina Panthers

QB Brian St. Pierre- Coach John Fox has elected to start BSP over Tony Pike for the concussed Jimmy Clausen. Zero value for this week. *

RB Jonathan Stewart- Stewart could end up missing Week 11 as well. *

RB Mike Goodson- Goodson showed good burst on Sunday, but doesn’t have a good matchup in Week 11. **

WR Steve Smith- I’d consider benching Smith, who hasn’t scored since Week 2. **

WR David Gettis- I’d stay away from Carolina receivers going forward. *

WR Brandon LaFell- See David Gettis. *

TE Jeff King- Jeff King has almost no fantasy value. *

Carolina Defense- There’s never a reason to start the Panthers defense. *

Key note: DeAngelo Williams has been placed on IR effective 11/17/2010.

Oakland Raiders @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Oakland Raiders

QB Jason Campbell- Campbell is 4-1 in his five starts, and gets the Week 11 nod against the Steelers. I’d consider sitting him against this defense, as they’ll be out for revenge from what New England did . **

RB Darren McFadden- Usually I would tell you to sit McFadden, but because he can make plays in the air as well, I can see him having a decent, but not great game. Just a mediocre start against this top-notch rush defense. ***

RB Michael Bush- Bush continues to see touches, but this is the week to bench him. . **

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey- DHB shouldn’t be on your roster in most leagues, unless you really believe in that random breakout performance. **

WR Louis Murphy- Murphy looks to be questionable still, and even if he does start, I’d rather wait a week or two before getting him in the lineup. *

WR Jacoby Ford- Ford is a speedster, but one game isn’t enough to sell me on the guy. I think he has loads of potential, however. **

TE Zach Miller- Miller should be started every week. He’s that good. *****

Oakland Defense- I’d say no to the Oakland defense in Week 11. **

Pittsburgh Steelers

QB Ben Roethlisberger- Ben should be started most weeks. The matchup is favorable in Week 11. ****

RB Rashard Mendenhall- Keep Mendenhall in, despite a disappointing Week 10. ****

RB Mewelde Moore- Moore only really has value in very deep PPR leagues; just say no. **

WR Hines Ward- Ward should be playing in Week 11, despite his concussion. He doesn’t have the best matchup, going against Nmamdi Asomugha, but with the exception of Week 10, he’s always seemed to produce. **

WR Mike Wallace- There’s no reason to sit a receiver who just keeps producing. ****

WR Emmanuel Sanders- Sanders used his speed to record his first receiving touchdown in the NFL. He’s worth a look in very deep Flex leagues. **

TE Heath Miller- Miller’s value is still limited as he’s not being found in the end zone. **

Pittsburgh Defense- Keep the Pittsburgh defense in. They’ll rebound after an awful Week 10. *****

Cleveland Browns @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Cleveland Browns

QB Colt McCoy- McCoy has played pretty well as of late. If you’re desperate for a QB, he could be a decent option for Week 11. But I don’t recommend it. **

RB Peyton Hillis- Hillis just keeps getting into the end zone. No reason to bench him. ****

RB Mike Bell- Bell isn’t going to see enough touches to warrant a fantasy start. *

WR Mohamed Massaquoi – Mo Mass had a touchdown on Sunday, but just eight yards. I don’t recommend even wasting a roster spot. *

WR Chansi Stuckey- Stuckey is the Browns most productive wide receiver. He’s a nice Flex play in deeper PPR leagues. ***

WR Josh Cribbs- Cribbs suffered four dislocated toes. That will slow him down a bit. *

TE Ben Watson- Watson is McCoy’s favorite receiver. I like him in deeper leagues. ***

TE Evan Moore- He’s too inconsistent to rely on, but he makes big plays at random. **

Cleveland Defense- Their secondary is still giving up too many big plays. I’m not comfortable starting them against a hot David Garrard. **

Jacksonville Jaguars

QB David Garrard- I’d roll with Garrard again this week as he’s facing a struggling secondary. ****

RB Maurice Jones-Drew- MJD is hot. Keep him in the lineup. ****

WR Mike Sims-Walker- It’s clear that Mike Thomas is the man in Jacksonville. MSW could be a sleeper this week, however. ***

WR Mike Thomas- I like Thomas against the Browns this week. ****

TE Marcedes Lewis- Despite Zach Miller finally making an appearance, I still like Lewis most weeks, this one included. ****

Jacksonville Defense- Keep the Jags defense on the bench every week. *

Washington Redskins @ Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

QB Donovan McNabb- Fun fact: McNabb has turned the ball over in all but two games, which happened to be the first two of the season. Decent QB2 this week, but I’m hesistant. ***

RB Ryan Torain- There’s a chance that Torain comes back in Week 11. The matchup doesn’t play to his favor, however. ***

RB Keiland Williams- If Torain does sit, you can feel comfortable with Williams as he can make plays in the air and on the ground, although the matchup isn’t the greatest. ***

WR Santana Moss- Moss was shut down by Samuel, and has to go up against Cortland Finnegan this week. Not the best matchup, but he usually produces. ***

WR Anthony Armstrong- Armstrong is making a few plays here and there. He may be worth a look in the Flex in very deep leagues. **

TE Chris Cooley- Even Cooley was disappointing on Monday Night. He should rebound this week, however. ***

Washington Defense- I’d hesitate to start Washington’s defense in any week. *

Tennessee Titans

QB Vince Young- Young has a nice matchup assuming he gets the start, but he’s still not any better than a QB2. ***

QB Kerry Collins- Collins will most likely be out for a few weeks, if not the season (calf). *

RB Chris Johnson- It’s never smart to keep your No. 1 overall pick on the bench. *****

WR Randy Moss- The matchup plays to his favor, but his inconsistent play doesn’t make him a lock every week anymore. ***

WR Kenny Britt- Britt will most likely sit for another week or two with a hamstring injury. *

WR Nate Washington- He has yet to catch more than four balls in a contest, but he’s a sleeper Flex option this week. ***

TE Bo Scaife- Scaife finally produced. But I don’t recommend a start from a fluke week. *

Tennessee Defense- This is a decent matchup against a struggling offense. But McNabb always has some magic, so be careful. ****

Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals

Buffalo Bills

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick- Fitzpatrick has come back down to earth. But he gets a favorable matchup here. Not a bad QB2 this week. ***

RB C.J. Spiller- Spiller will sit in Week 11 after injuring his hamstring. *

RB Fred Jackson- Jackson exploded in Week 11. With Spiller out, he’s going to get the touches. He’s a solid Flex play this week. ****

WR Lee Evans- Evans struggles to get in the end zone, but he’s not a bad Flex play. ***

WR Steve Johnson- Johnson’s streak ended, but I look for him to get back on track this week. ****

TE Shawn Nelson- Buffalo didn’t target their TE’s at all in Week 10. *

Buffalo Defense- They actually shut down Detroit, surprisingly. However, I don’t like the matchup against Palmer who can still make some plays, and Terrell Owens. **

Cincinnati Bengals

QB Carson Palmer-  Palmer has played like a QB2 all season, and that’s no different for this matchup. ***

RB Cedric Benson- Surprisingly, the Colts kept Benson in check. Look for him to be a solid Flex start in Week 11, however. ***

RB Bernard Scott- Let’s keep Scott on the bench until he gets more involved with the offense, or at least in the red zone. *

WR Chad Ochocinco- Ochocinco is just a mediocre Flex option with Owens making the plays.  ***

WR Terrell Owens- Owens has been huge for the Bengals, keep him in. ****

WR Jordan Shipley- Shipley only has value in very deep PPR leagues. *

TE Jermaine Gresham- Gresham finally showed up in Week 10. This matchup plays into his favor, but his inconsistency is scary. ***

Cincinnati Defense- The inconsistency of this defense never ceases to amaze me. **

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers

QB Aaron Rodgers- No reason to sit Rodgers in any week.  *****

RB Brandon Jackson- I’d stick B-Jax in the Flex this week against a struggling Vikings run defense. ***

RB John Kuhn- Kuhn is seeing close to 10 touches a game. I’d be hesitant to start him, however, as he’s purely a short yardage runner. *

WR Greg Jennings- Jennings has continued to produce with Jermichael Finley out. ****

WR Donald Driver- Driver still may not play, and even if he does, he won’t be 100% thanks to a quad injury. I’d sit him for Week 11. *

WR James Jones- Jones is a nice Flex play in Week 11. ***

TE Andrew Quarless- No reason to start Quarless in any week. He’s no Jermichael Finley. *

Green Bay Defense- I like the start this week against a turnover-prone quarterback. ****

Key Note- Jermichael Finley is out for the season with a torn meniscus. Ryan Grant is done for the season, as is Justin Harrell.

Minnesota Vikings

QB Brett Favre- He continues to turn the ball over, but he goes up against a mediocre secondary. He’s still an average QB2 at best this week.  ***

RB Adrian Peterson- You shouldn’t sit AP any week. *****

WR Percy Harvin- Harvin is a guy you should continue to play in your WR2 at the least. ****

WR Sidney Rice- We're still unsure if Rice will make his debut or not. We'll keep you updated. *

WR Bernard Berrian- Berrian is still bothered by his leg injury, but he’s not a reliable start regardless. *

WR Greg Camarillo- No reason to start Camarillo here. *

TE Visanthe Shiancoe- Shiancoe is more of a go-to guy with Moss off the team now. ***

Minnesota Defense- I just can’t trust Minnesota’s defense anymore. I’d sit them against Aaron Rodgers. **

Detroit Lions @ Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

QB Shaun Hill- Hill wasn’t bad against Buffalo, and he gets another favorable matchup. I like him as a QB2 in Week 11. ***

RB Jahvid Best- I’m sitting Best until he’s 100 percent from his turf toe. He’s been disappointing since Week 2. **

RB Kevin Smith- Smith is struggling to get even 10 touches. No reason to start him. *

WR Calvin Johnson- You’re not really going to sit Calvin Johnson, are you? ****

WR Nate Burleson- Burleson makes for a nice Flex play this week at best. ***

TE Brandon Pettigrew- Pettigrew has been targeted well by Hill all season. I'd look at getting him in. . ***

TE Tony Scheffler- Keep Scheff benched unless you need a TE2 for some reason. **

Detroit Defense- I don’t like the matchup with Jon Kitna playing well. **

Dallas Cowboys

QB Jon Kitna- Man, Kitna proved me wrong against the Giants. I think he’s worth a QB2 start in Week 11. ****

RB Felix Jones- Notice how Jones had more touches, and the Cowboys won. Only took them 10 weeks to figure that out. Still, be cautious here, but his talent is fantastic. ***

RB Marion Barber- Barber rushed for 47 yards on eight carries. But he’s still not worth a start. **

WR Miles Austin- Austin looks like a good play for Week 11. ****

WR Dez Bryant- Keep plugging the hot Bryant in weekly. ****

WR Roy E. Williams- Williams isn’t even worthy of being on this list now. *

TE Jason Witten- Witten disappointed in Week 10, but he should rebound here. ****

Dallas Defense- They have excellent potential, but no reason to get all excited over a Cowboys victory. ***

Arizona Cardinals @ Kansas City Chiefs

Arizona Cardinals

QB Derek Anderson- As predicted, Anderson would be a reasonable start. I’d sit him again this week, however. This is the same defense that shut down Peyton Manning. **

RB Beanie Wells- Another great matchup that probably won’t be taken advantage of. **

RB Tim Hightower- Hightower is a deep-league Flex play at best. **

WR Larry Fitzgerald- I’d keep Fitz in your lineup.  ****

WR Steve Breaston- Having Breaston back with Fitz makes the Cardinals respectable on offense, somewhat. ***

TE Ben Patrick- I’m not sure why I even let Patrick in this article.

Arizona Defense- Just say no.  **

Kansas City Chiefs

QB Matt Cassel- After Cassel’s recent success, there’s no reason to think he’s not a QB1 this week. ****

RB Jamaal Charles- Charles is getting the most of the touches. Keep him in. ****

RB Thomas Jones- It’s time to sit Thomas Jones going forward. KC looks committed to give Charles more of the touches. **

WR Dwayne Bowe- Bowe is producing like a WR1, so he’s worth no less than a WR2 start. ****

WR Chris Chambers- Chambers is finally on the board, but is still worth no more than Flex start in deep leagues. **

WR Dexter McCluster- His ankle is keeping him inactive in games. Not a good option. *

TE Tony Moeaki- Moeaki is a solid TE most weeks going forward. ***

Kansas City Defense- KC is another sleeper defense for this week. *** 

Houston Texans @ New York Jets

Houston Texans

QB Matt Schaub- Schaub took advantage of a weak Jags secondary. The matchup this week, however, doesn’t favor him. *** 

RB Arian Foster- Foster has a touch matchup this week, but should still be started. ****

WR Andre Johnson- Schaub and AJ seems to hook up weekly. ****

WR Kevin Walter- Kevin Walter is alive. Now, let’s see if he can produce in consecutive weeks. We wouldn’t want to ask too much. ***

WR Jacoby Jones- Jones isn’t worth a start unless a receiver goes down. *

TE Owen Daniels- Daniels wasn’t active on Sunday’s game, and is looking more like a Fantasy Dud for 2010. Stay away from him. **

TE Joel Dreessen- If Daniels doesn’t play again, Dreessen is a sleeper tight end. ***

Texans Defense- I can’t start this defense so long as they continue to give up touchdown after touchdown. *

New York Jets

QB Mark Sanchez- Sanchez has another nice matchup. Look for him to take advantage of a weak secondary again this week. ****

RB Shonn Greene- Greene is worth a Flex start in deeper leagues. ***

RB LaDainian Tomlinson- Tomlinson is a Flex play at the most. ***

Santonio Holmes- Holmes should continue to put up solid Flex numbers. He’s a very nice start here. ****

WR Braylon Edwards- Edwards has Flex value in Week 11.  ***

WR Jerricho Cotchery- Cotch most likely will sit this week with a slight groin tear. **

TE Dustin Keller- I like Keller this week, a lot. ****

New York Defense- Houston tends to get in high-scoring matches. I’d only use the Jets defense if you’re really desperate. ***

Atlanta Falcons @ St. Louis Rams

Atlanta Falcons

QB Matt Ryan- Ryan continues to produce. Get him in against a questionable Rams secondary. ****

RB Michael Turner- Turner was shut down by Baltimore, but I don’t see him being useless this week. ****

RB Jason Snelling- It’s hard to start a guy who’s lucky to see 10 touches a game. **

WR Roddy White- White is the No. 1 fantasy wideout. Keep him in every week. *****

WR Michael Jenkins- Ryan targets Jenkins quite a bit. I like him as a Flex play.  ***

TE Tony Gonzalez- Gonzalez isn’t playing like he used to, but the matchup is favorable. ***

Atlanta Defense- Atlanta is a middle-grade defense this week against an improving Sam Bradford. ***

St. Louis Rams

QB Sam Bradford- He doesn’t throw for a ton of yards or touchdowns, but he hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 5. ***

RB Steven Jackson- No reason to sit Jackson here. ****

RB Kenneth Darby- Darby is a handcuff at best. We won’t talk much about him unless Jackson goes down. *

WR Danny Amendola- Amendola remains a nice option in PPR leagues, although he won’t get a ton of yardage. He is among the league leaders in red-zone targets, however. ***

WR Brandon Gibson- Gibson is showing nice Flex value in deeper leagues over the last two matches. ***

WR Danario Alexander- Alexander hasn’t been targeted in two straight contests. *

TE Daniel Fells- None of the St. Louis TE’s have much value. *

St. Louis Defense- I don’t like this defense in Week 11 against a high-powered Falcons offense. **

Seattle Seahawks @ New Orleans Saints

Seattle Seahawks

QB Matt Hasselbeck- Hasselbeck is a sleeper this week, but I don’t like him unless you’re desperate for a QB2. **

RB Marshawn Lynch- Lynch got into the end zone on Sunday, but I don’t see that happenening again. **

RB Justin Forsett- Forsett isn’t a bad Flex play most weeks because of his break away ability. ***

WR Mike Williams- With Hasselbeck back in the mix, Williams becomes a good Flex play. ***

WR Deon Butler- The matchup doesn’t look too hot for Butler, but he’s a decent PPR sleeper. **

TE Jon Carlson- Carlson is just not a reliable fantasy option. **

Seattle Defense- Seattle’s defense against Brees and Co. makes for a bad matchup. * 

New Orleans Saints

QB Drew Brees- Brees should rebound nicely after his last game against the Panthers wasn’t fantastic. ****

RB Pierre Thomas- Thomas could be back this week. If so, it’s a good matchup, but look for the Saints to work him in slowly, if at all. *

RB Reggie Bush- Bush could be back for Week 11, but let’s give him a chance to get a few reps under his belt before starting in PPR leagues only. *

RB Chris Ivory- Ivory has Flex value this week if he gets the starting nod. ***

WR Marques Colston- Keep Colston in your WR2 spot at the most. ****

WR Lance Moore- Moore is a solid Flex play this week. He keeps seeing receptions in the red zone. ***

WR Devery Henderson- He only sees two to three receptions a game. Pass. **

WR Robert Meachem- Inconsistency scares me away from Meachem. **

TE Jeremy Shockey- Shockey is losing receptions to David Thomas and Jimmy Graham. **

New Orleans- The Saints defense is a good start this week against weak Seahawks offense. ****

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Josh Freeman- Freeman has a decent matchup, but he continues to produce. QB2 worthy in most leagues. ***

RB Carnell Williams- Williams is only valuable in PPR leagues as a Flex, being the third-down back. **

RB LaGarrette Blount- No reason to sit Blount this week. ****

WR Mike Williams- Williams should stay in your lineup. He’s a nice WR2. ****

WR Michael Spurlock- Inconsistent amount of catches makes me not want to roster him. *

WR Arrelious Benn- He’s seeing more targets, but temper your expectations. **

TE Kellen Winslow- Winslow finally had a touchdown in Week 10. Still, temper your expectations, like Benn. ***

Tampa Bay Defense- I’m sitting TB’s defense in Week 11 against an improved, Troy Smith-led offense. **

San Francisco 49ers

QB Troy Smith- If you’re desperate for a QB2, go with Smith this week. ***

RB Frank Gore- There’s still no reason to take Gore out of the lineup. ****

WR Michael Crabtree- Crabtree makes for a decent Flex play with a downfield passer like Troy Smith. ***

WR Josh Morgan- Morgan hasn’t caught more than three passes in a game since Week 2. **

WR Ted Ginn Jr.- There’s no reason to start Ginn in any league. *

TE Vernon Davis- Davis had a nice game with Smith at QB, surprisingly. Get him in this week. ***

San Francisco Defense- It’s tough to start this defense that is clearly underachieving. **

Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots

Indianapolis Colts

QB Peyton Manning- Manning is a guy you start every week, although the matchup isn’t the greatest.  *****

RB Joseph Addai- I’d sit Addai until he’s 100 percent. He should miss Week 11 as well. *

RB Donald Brown- Donald Brown may be a decent Flex option, but that’s still a reach. ***

RB Mike Hart- Hart will most likely sit in Week 11 as well. *

RB Javarris James- James is the red zone back in Indy with Addai and Hart out. If you’re desperate for a Flex, take a chance for a touchdown here with three touchdowns in two weeks. ***

WR Reggie Wayne- Wayne is reliable, but he’s not catching touchdowns. WR2 at best going forward. ****

WR Austin Collie- We’ll continue to monitor Collie’s status, as he could play, but it’s not  for sure as he could sit out. ***

WR Pierre Garcon- I still like Garcon here, especially if Collie is out. Indy’s offense should pick it up a bit in Week 11. ***

WR Blair White- White could sit out Week 11 as well. **

TE Jacob Tamme- Time to get Tamme in weekly. Peyton loves him. ****

Indianapolis Defense- I’m not crazy about starting the Colts defense any week. *

Key Note- Dallas Clark is out for the season with a wrist injury. Austin Collie may be out with a concussion. Anthony Gonzalez was placed on the IR.

New England Patriots

QB Tom Brady- Get Brady back in as your QB1. ****

RB Fred Taylor- Even if Taylor plays, he’ll be worked in slowly. *

RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis- Get the Law Firm back in your lineup against a weak rush defense. ***

RB/WR Danny Woodhead- He’ll get a good amount of touches, and he could be a nice Flex play in Week 11. ***

WR Deion Branch- Branch is a nice option as a Flex play this week. ***

WR Wes Welker- There has been a Welker sighting, and I like him to do it again in Week 11. ***

WR Brandon Tate- Tate makes for a decent Flex play, but that’s about it.  **

TE Rob Gronkowski- And here I thought Gronkowski would lose playing time, and he busts out for three touchdowns. He remains the Patriots red-zone guy. ***

TE Aaron Hernandez- Hernandez didn’t register a catch against the Steelers, but he should rebound in Week 11.  ***

Patriots Defense- They are still giving up too many points for me to start. **

New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles

New York Giants

QB Eli Manning- Eli will continue to produce as a QB1 this week. ****

RB Ahmad Bradshaw- Bradshaw will continue to get touches and make plays. ****

RB Brandon Jacobs- I’d sit Jacobs this week, although he could find a goal-line carry here and there. **

WR Steve Smith- Smith will be out for about three to five weeks. Get him on the bench. *

WR Hakeem Nicks- Nicks shouldn’t be sat in any week. *****

WR Mario Manningham- As long as Smith sits, Manningham is a legit Flex play. He was targeted 16 times in Week 10. ****

WR Derek Hagan- Hagan looks to replace Ramses Barden, who went on the IR last week. Could be a solid play in future weeks, but let’s make sure he secures the third WR spot. *

TE Kevin Boss- Boss broke out in Week 10, and with Smith out, he could play a bigger role in the offense, but don’t count on it. **

New York Defense- If there was ever a week to sit the Giants defense, it’d be against Michael Vick. **

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Michael Vick- I don’t see Vick slowing down, regardless of the defense. But don’t expect another six touchdowns. ****

RB LeSean McCoy- McCoy seems to produce each week. ****

WR DeSean Jackson- Jackson is healthy, and producing again. Keep him in the lineup. ****

WR Jeremy Maclin- Maclin is a nice Flex play almost every week. ****

WR Jason Avant- Avant only really has value in a deep Flex league. **

TE Brent Celek- I’d sit Celek as long as Vick is the starter. **

Philadelphia Defense- I’d consider sitting this defense as well, going up against one of the best offenses in the game. **

Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers

Denver Broncos

QB Kyle Orton- The matchup isn’t the greatest, but Orton continues to get it done in the air.  ***

RB Knowshon Moreno- I’d keep Moreno in the RB2/Flex as he is a threat in the passing game as well. ****

WR Eddie Royal- Royal isn’t seeing the receptions we want to even start at the Flex. **

WR Jabar Gaffney- Gaffney is one of the top red zone targets in the league, and he continues to produce. Keep him in the Flex. ****

WR Brandon Lloyd- Lloyd just keeps getting it done. ****

WR Demaryius Thomas- Thomas doesn’t have a big role in the offense as of late, although Week 10 was encouraging with 51 yards in the air. **

TE Daniel Graham- Graham still isn’t worth a look in any format. *

Broncos Defense- Bench this defense against the top offense in the league. *

San Diego Chargers

QB Philip Rivers- Rivers still produces weekly, and against this secondary, he should be a top 5 QB1. ***** 

RB Ryan Mathews- Mathews finally got in the end zone for the second time this year. He’s a risky play this week. ***

RB Mike Tolbert- Tolbert bounced back and showed that he still has some value. It’s just tough predicting his yards, although he keeps finding the end zone. ***

WR Malcolm Floyd- Floyd could be a great start if he plays. He has a 60/40 chance.  ***

WR Legedu Naanee- Naanee will most likely be out against the Broncos. *

WR Patrick Crayton- If Floyd and Naanee don’t play, then get Crayton in, otherwise his value is limited. ***

WR Seyi Ajirotutu- Tutu should get good playing time with Naanee still out. But let’s see if he can put together another solid week. ***

TE Antonio Gates- I think Gates comes back this week, but there’s no guarantee. If he does, he’s as good as any option in your league. *****

San Diego Defense- The inconsistent play of the defense worries me against a tough Broncos offense. Temper your expectations. ***

Key note- Buster Davis went on the IR as of Nov. 2.

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