Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start em' Sit em'

Matthew FairburnCorrespondent INovember 19, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys hauls in a first quarter touchdown reception against Terrell Thomas #24 of the New York Giants on November 14, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Week 11 Start em Sit em

With the Fantasy Football season approaching crunch time, one wrong lineup decision could be the difference between making or missing the postseason. Here are a few guys to keep an eye on this week.

Start 'em

QB – David Garrard Jacksonville Jaguars – The Browns have been abysmal against the pass this season, allowing opposing quarterbacks to average nearly 250 yards per game against them. Meanwhile, David Garrard is on a tear and playing at home where he traditionally performs much better.

RB – Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys – Felix Jones finally broke free last week and had a productive outing. This week I expect him to keep it rolling against a Detroit defense that just allowed the Bills to run them into the ground.

RB – Mike Tolbert, San Diego Chargers – Ryan Mathews could be out for this game, and Mike Tolbert has been the more effective back this season. The Chargers are battling Denver this week, so the human bowling ball should find plenty of running room.

WR – Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys – Dez Bryant and Jon Kitna clearly have some chemistry going, and the Lions do not have anybody that can contain Dez Bryant. Expect a big game.

WR – Mario Manningham, New York Giants – Steve Smith will be sidelined this week against the Eagles. Mario Manningham is an excellent red zone target, and with Asante Samuel all over Hakeem Nicks, he could get some looks.

Sit 'Em

QB - Matt Schaub, Houston Texans – Matt Schaub is banged up and has been inconsistent all season long. As if that is not enough, he faces a Jets defense that did a terrific job taking away Andre Johnson and making things very tough on Schaub last season.

RB – Ahmad Bradshaw, New York Giants – The Eagles have a stout run defense. If the Giants want to stay in this game, they will have to do so through the air.

RB – Cedric Benson, Cincinnati Bengals – In case you haven’t noticed, the Bengals are atrocious. Carson Palmer has lost his arm strength, and the rest of the offense is putting forth little effort. No surprise that Benson is a big part of that lack of effort.

WR – Andre Johnson, Houston Texans – It is tough to advise sitting Andre Johnson, but don’t expect much production from him. The Jets do a wonderful job canceling him out.

WR – Malcolm Floyd, San Diego Chargers – Don’t get too excited about Floyd’s return to the lineup. In his first contest back, he has the unenviable task of going up against Champ Bailey.