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Week 11 Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em: Start Ben Tate And Kendall Wright


Ben Tate

QUARTERBACKS

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Case Keenum (Texans): Keenum has played well since taking over for the injured Matt Schaub. Making his first start against the Chiefs in a tough matchup, he passed for 271 yards with a TD and followed it up with 350 yards and three TDs. In another tough matchup last week, he passes for 201 yards, but threw three TDs. The Raiders have allowed the second most Fantasy points to quarterbacks.

Nick Foles (Eagles): Foles backed up his seven-touchdown performance with 228 yards passing and three TDs on just 12-for-18 last week against the Packers. He added 38 rushing yards. Foles has 16 TDs and hasn’t thrown an interception. Foles gets a great matchup against the Redskins, who have allowed the sixth most Fantasy points to the position.

Robert Griffin III (Redskins): There was a lot of worry surrounding Griffin before last week’s game. The Redskins offense is playing better and Griffin had one of his best games last week with 281 yards passing, three TDs and rushed for 44 yards on seven carries. The Eagles defense is better than it was earlier in the season, but has faced Eli Manning, Terrelle Pryor and Scott Tolzien the last three games. The Eagles have allowed the ninth most Fantasy points to quarterbacks.

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Colin Kaepernick (49ers): Kaepernick isn’t putting up the statistics owners need. He has topped 200 yards passing twice in nine games and has one or no TD passes in six games. He hasn’t thrown for three TD passes in a game since Week 1. After 18 carries for 122 yards rushing with three TDs in Week 8 and 9 combined, he rushed for 16 yards on four carries and went 11 of 22 for 96 yards last week against the Panthers. The Saints aren’t an easy matchup either.

Terrelle Pryor (Raiders): Pryor missed practice Wednesday and his status for the week is still up in the air. Even if he plays, he shouldn’t be in lineups. He has a sore knee and if he’s not able to run and pick up yards, his Fantasy value is crushed. Find a better backup. He has one TD, eight INTs and two rushing TDs the last four games.

Eli Manning (Giants): It doesn’t matter how good the matchup is for Manning. There is enough data to show Manning can’t be trusted. He has one TD pass or less in seven of nine games.

RUNNING BACKS

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Ben Tate (Texans): Tate was a little tentative playing with broken ribs two weeks ago against the Colts, rushing 81 yards on 22 carries. He looked better last week against a good Cardinals defense, rushing 56 yards on 15 carries and caught three passes for eight yards. Oakland is starting to fall apart and allowed 115 yards rushing to the Giants’ Andre Brown in his season debut last week.

Andre Ellington (Cardinals): The Cardinals handling of Ellington has frustrated Fantasy owners since he looks superior to Rashard Mendenhall. Ellington rushed for 154 yards on 15 carries with a TD and caught two passes for eight yards in Week 8 with Mendenhall injured. Ellington rushed for 55 yards on 11 carries and caught two passes for 18 yards last week. The Jaguars allow the most Fantasy points to running backs.

Danny Woodhead (Chargers): Woodhead is clearly better in PPR formats since he has 53 receptions and hasn’t received more than nine carries in a game. Still, he’s been a good start in non-ppr formats over the last few weeks. He has five TDs, 408 yards receiving, and 220 yards rushing. The Dolphins have allowed the second most Fantasy points to RBs.

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Trent Richardson (Colts): Richardson has been abysmal and couldn’t take advantage of a cake matchup against the Rams last week. Richardson hasn’t meshed with his new team and has 40 yards rushing or less in four consecutive games and hasn’t scored since Week 4. The Titans are a good matchup but until we see Richardson exploit an opponent, keep him reserved.

DeAngelo Williams (Panthers): Williams scored last week and was efficient with 46 yards on eight carries. It was only the second TD of the season and he has to vie with Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Cam Newton for touches. Williams is too dependent on TDs.

Mark Ingram (Saints): Too many Fantasy owners chase Fantasy points from previous weeks. Ingram looked the best he has in the NFL last week with 14 carries for 145 yards and a TD. A big part of it was a decimated Cowboys defense. Ingram also has to share snaps with Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles.

WIDE RECEIVERS

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Vincent Jackson (Buccaneers): After clicking with Mike Glennon in a three-game stretch resulting in 24 catches for 331 yards and four TDs, Jackson has just five catches for 39 yards the last two games in tough matchups against the Seahawks and Dolphins. Jackson will bounce back against the Falcons, who have allowed 13 TDs to wide receivers and allow the eighth most Fantasy points to WRs.

Riley Cooper (Eagles): He only had three catches last week, there was some luck on a few plays, but there’s clearly a good rapport with Cooper and Nick Foles. Cooper had five targets last week and had 102 yards with two TDs after five catches for 139 yards with three TDs the week before. The pace won’t continue but Cooper is making plays and the Redskins allow the third most Fantasy points to wide receivers.

Kendall Wright (Titans): Wright is better in PPR formats and is undervalued because he’s scored one TD. Wright has double-digit points in PPR leagues in seven of nine weeks and one of the weeks he fell short he had nine points. Wright has at least five receptions in seven games and the Colts have allowed five TDs to receivers the last two games.

Sit ‘Em

Denarius Moore (Raiders): There’s a good chance Terrelle Pryor misses the game against the Texans with a knee injury. That would impact Moore in a negative way if Matt McGloin starts at QB. The Texans have allowed the fifth fewest points to wide receivers.

Roddy White (Falcons): White had one catch for 20 yards in his return from an ankle and hamstring injuries. He will likely face Darrelle Revis this week. Let him produce before getting him back in the lineup.

Greg Jennings (Vikings): Jennings hasn’t scored since Week 4 and has 10 catches for 83 yards the last three weeks. The struggles will continue on the road against a tough Seahawks secondary.

TIGHT ENDS

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Jordan Reed (Redskins): In the last four games, Reed has 37 targets. He has 27 receptions for 323 yards with two TDs in that span and could even be used as a flex play if you also own Jimmy Graham or Rob Gronkowski.

Coby Fleener (Colts): Fleener has at least seven points in PPR formats in the last three games along with 20 targets in that time.

Sit ‘Em

Heath Miller (Steelers): Miller has slowed down in a major way. He has eight catches for 68 yards the last three games without a score.

Brandon Myers (Giants): He didn’t record a catch against the Raiders, his former team, last week and he has seven receptions the last six games.

KICKERS

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Steven Hauschka (Seahawks): He has been one of the most reliable kickers, hitting 22 of 23 field goals and all 27 extra points. He will score points against a bad Vikings defense.

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Blair Walsh (Vikings): The Vikings offense will struggle playing in Seattle, limiting the scoring chances for Walsh.

Start ‘Em

Arizona Cardinals: The Jaguars have been a good team to stream against and the Cardinals defense is excellent.

Sit ‘Em

San Francisco 49ers: The Saints aren’t a team to play a defense against.

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