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Ted Ginn Jr

New Orleans Saints

Must Be Smokin' Snead


Per source with knowledge of the situation, Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr won't play today and will be ruled inactive. Expect WRs TommyLee Lewis and Willie Snead to play a bigger role.

Fantasy Goo: Snead has seen a huge uptick in first team practice snaps this week, he’s been a huge disappointment this season after a break-out year last season. I would not stream Snead for your playoff match-up, the offense is powerful, but unpredictable. Lewis and Brandon Coleman could vulture targets and TD’s at any moment.


12/17/17, 08:59 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jay Ajayi

Philadelphia Eagles

QB Downgrade Equals RB Upgrade


Ajayi can do more than he has since the Eagles acquired him from the Dolphins on Halloween. And with quarterback Carson Wentz done for the season and Nick Foles tossed into the cauldron, the Eagles will likely need additional carries from the 24-year-old tailback if they are to stoke their chances of securing home field throughout the playoffs.

Fantasy Goo: Ajayi could shred the Giants if he gets the touches, but he hasn’t scored a TD since his 46-yarder against the Bronco’s in his first game with the Eagles. It’s not like the other Eagles backs have been producing TD’s either, Wentz had been that dominant. I have no doubt they will lean on the running game this week, I’m high on Ajayi.


12/16/17, 03:18 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.philly.com


Jermaine Gresham

Arizona Cardinals

Ricky Business


The AZ Cardinals have downgraded TE Jermaine Gresham (illness) to OUT for Sunday’s game against Washington.

Fantasy Goo: Seals-Jones is a desperate move if you’re in the semi-finals of your playoffs, he’s only a streaming option if you’ve been streaming all year. He’s had a couple of big games, but there’s no floor. He could end up with 10 targets or he could end up with none.


12/16/17, 03:15 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Flying Solo


Joe Mixon did not pass concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against the Vikings.

Fantasy Goo: Bernard will see a solid workload, but it’s going to take a big play for him to have any real fantasy value. Minnesota did give up that big play to Jonathan Stewart last week, but I don’t see that happening again.


12/16/17, 03:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Bell-Cow Workload


Falcons running back Tevin Coleman, who’s in the NFL concussion protocol, was declared out of the Tampa Bay game on Saturday by coach Dan Quinn.

Fantasy Goo: Tampa has been solid against the run at home, but a complete sieve on the road. They are at home this week, but they haven’t faced a RB like Freeman at home this year. Freeman has traditionally been a better performer at home, but I have no doubt he’ll put up RB1 numbers with action in the passing game.


12/16/17, 03:10 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.myajc.com


Dion Sims

Chicago Bears

Honorable Mention


Bears TE Adam Shaheen (chest), who is listed as questionable against the Lions, is not expected to play, source said. Chicago goes in a little short-handed.

Fantasy Goo: I like Sims as a streamer if you’re desperate, he always seems to put up numbers when he’s the only option. I rarely start a streamer in the early set of games, there will be safer options tomorrow.


12/16/17, 03:06 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

Diggin' It and Thielen It


The Vikings have played five out of their last six games on the road. They return home this week to face a banged-up Bengals defense and Kyle Rudolph is out. Stefon Diggs has played in four home games this year. He has hit 27.7 and 40.3 on DK in two of them.

Fantasy Goo: Diggs has never played a game without Rudolph in the line-up, so we don’t really know how this will affect his targets. Cincinnati has been without both starting CB’s, but may get Dre Kirkpatrick back this week. I have Diggs as a WR2/Flex this week with Thielen being a solid WR1, must start.


12/15/17, 05:20 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robert Woods

Los Angeles Rams

Back in Action


Seahawks Weeks 1-9 (With Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 2nd
Explosive pass rate allowed:19th
Weeks 11-14 (Without Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman)
Passing success rate allowed: 22nd
Explosive pass rate allowed: 24th

Fantasy Goo: Robert Woods comes back this week, so I’m moving Watkins way down. Watkins production went up about 70% across the board with Woods out. Kupp’s production went up with Woods out as well, but even with Woods in the line-up he was second on the team in targets. Woods might need to knock some rust off after being out for three weeks so I have Woods and Kupp in the WR3/Flex range, and feel safe with starting either one.


12/15/17, 05:17 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jag's Starting JAG's


Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette missed his third straight day of practice today due to his quad injury. No practice all week.

Fantasy Goo: I expect Yeldon and Ivory to split the touches if Fournette doesn’t play, neither seems to be worth starting, but Houston has given up five rushing TD’s in the past three games (one to a QB).


12/15/17, 05:14 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Howard

Chicago Bears

Here Comes the BOOM!


Detroit is allowing 3.4 offensive touchdowns per game over the past five weeks, the most in the league, they have also allowed a rushing touchdown in eight straight games. Jordan Howard is tied for the most runs of 10 or more yards (30) on the season. Howard has had 12 100-yard rushing games in his first two seasons and he wasn’t even the starter the first four games last year.

Fantasy Goo: Howard is really boom-bust, he has yet to pair together fantasy RB1 weeks this year. He had a huge game last week and his match-up this week is just too sweet to think that he won’t be able to break this trend.


12/15/17, 05:12 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: www.rotoworld.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

In the Clear


Zach Ertz has cleared the concussion protocol and will play this week.

He’s pretty much ranked as the number three TE across the industry, but I think he lacks the boom upside we might think he has against the Giants. His production with Foles, back in 2013, was only slightly lower than his production this year. In the first nine games the Giants gave up a TD to a TE in every game. In the last four games the Giants have only given up one, to Jason Witten, who has historically torched the Giants, it was his only catch of the game. They even managed to keep Kelce out of the end-zone, I believe a couple of OPI’s were involved there and Kelce did get 109 yards receiving though. I believe Ertz is a prime candidate for 5/50/1, but I don’t expect him to win you your week or be worth paying up for in DFS.


12/15/17, 05:11 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Not Skipping a Beat


Carson Wentz is out for the season, and maybe some of Next season with a torn ACL. Over their first 24 games Foles has more TD’s, fewer INT’s, and more yards that Wentz has in his first 24 games. Foles was a Pro Bowler who threw 27 TD & 2 INT with the Eagles in 2013. The last time Nick Foles faced the Raiders, he threw for 7 TDs.

Fantasy Goo: I’m not saying there won’t be an adjustment period and I’m not trying to say the Eagles are better-off without Wentz, but Foles is a very capable back-up and if he can stir-up that 2013 magic the Eagles should be fine. Normally I’d say wait a week before starting Foles or any of the skill position players on the Eagles, but with it being week 15 and the match-up being a weak Giants defense, I’m starting them all as you usually would.


12/13/17, 03:59 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Lamar Miller

Houston Texans

Miller a Solid Cash Play on DFS


Miller will face the 49'ers, who according to Football Outsiders ranks 30th in Defensive DVOA.

Fantasy Goo: In the last 3 weeks, Miller is 6th in total carries. In cash games, you want opportunity. Considering the 49'ers run one of the fastest paced offenses in the league, his carries, already in the top 10 in recent weeks, should see an increase.


12/10/17, 11:14 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.footballoutsiders.com


Giovani Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals

Gio Free Square


Gio is gets the starting role today as there as Mixon is out.

Fantasy Goo: The man is only $3100 on Draft Kings. The Baengals are home and 6 point favorites. The game script could easily favor the ground game, which means Gio should get plenty of touches to surpass 3X value.


12/10/17, 10:57 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Source: www.pyromaniac.com


Zach Ertz

Philadelphia Eagles

Still in Concussion Protocol


Eagles still want to look at TE Zach Ertz and his concussion on Sunday, but he is considered doubtful for game vs. Rams even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Goo: Trey Burton has been a big name all week, going for 4 receptions for 42 yards after Ertz’s exit last week. Burton is a versatile athlete, but not a premier TE like Ertz. His good numbers came against Denver which is giving up the second most points to the TE position this year. Philly faces the Rams this week who are sixth best in fantasy points allowed. I'm not considering Burton a good stream this week.


12/10/17, 10:19 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions

Pain in the Neck


Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (neck, questionable) is not expected to play today, source said, though it's more for play than injury reasons. Detroit is trying other players to improve the run game.

Fantasy Goo: This isn’t surprising given Abdullah’s disappointing performances over the past year and more.
Tion Green led the team with 51 rushing yards in his debut last week, and figures to be the Lions' ball-carrier Sunday in Tampa. Pass-catcher Theo Riddick will see reps as well and I expect that he has a safer floor especially in PPR.


12/10/17, 10:05 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Chris Hogan

New England Patriots

Primed for Monday Return


Hogan has been out the past four weeks and has basically caused me a playoff berth in one of my dynasty leagues. If you’re still in it I’d get him into the line-up. With Gronk out Hogan should see a solid number of targets.


12/10/17, 10:03 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Amari Cooper

Oakland Raiders

It's A Trap


Source says, if Cooper can cut at full speed and start and stop in pregame workout, they will use him on a limited basis or “pitch count.” Calls it a “very dramatic turnaround” from what team was expecting 48 hours ago.

Fantasy Goo: Total decoy move, I’m not starting him even if he is healthy enough to play. Cooper went for 11/210/2 when he faced the Chiefs in Week 7, so it is tempting to put him in, but you’ve got to figure that the Raiders want him in there just so the Chiefs have to play coverage his way and leave Crabtree in single coverage.


12/10/17, 10:01 AM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Todd Gurley

Los Angeles Rams

Lower Expectations This Week


Todd Gurley has just 1 TD over his last four games, but still has finished as RB6, RB16, RB8, and RB7 in those games. The TD came in the RB16 week. Insane usage AND efficiency from Gurley.

Fantasy Goo: He’s been the most consistent RB1 for the entire season, which is a nice turn-around from a disappointing 2016. He faces the Eagles this week who are second-best in fantasy points allowed to the RB position this year. I think we have to start him, but expectations must be lowered. He’s a fade in DFS this week.


12/09/17, 12:58 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns

Balls Flying Everywhere


Per @rotounderworld, 70% of DeShone Kizer's pass attempts have been catchable balls, the third-lowest rate among quarterbacks with at least 100 attempts this season. Winds expected near 20 mph in Cleveland this week.

Fantasy Goo: I would not consider starting Kizer at any point this year, but the key question here is will he be able to get the ball anywhere near Josh Gordon. He was only able to catch 4 of the 11 balls thrown in his direction last week, but he was going against one of the top corners in the league. He was still able to rack up 85 yards, and had over 200 air-yards, so we can be confident the opportunity will be there. If I had him anywhere I would most likely start him and will probably have him ranked as a mid-range WR2.


12/09/17, 12:53 PM CST by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com

2012 Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Week 11

2012 Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Week 11

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2012 fantasy football start'em sit'em Week 11

 

 

 

Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em – Week 11

 

 

Bye Week Teams


Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans

 


 

 

Every week, there are certain fantasy studs who you simply have to start no matter what. Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson and A.J. Green fall into that category, to name a few. There are also a good number of players you should probably sit each week as well. But then, there are those players whom you have no idea whether to start or sit. Here are a few not-so-obvious guys at each major fantasy position who you might not know what to do with, but for whom the stats and other information dictates one way or the other.

 

 


START 'EM

 

 

QUARTERBACKS

 

 

 

Carson Palmer (vs. NO)

 

Tony Romo (vs. Cle)

 

Cam Newton (vs. TB)

 

Robert Griffin III (vs. Phi)

 

 

Others with QB1 Potential:

 

Andy Dalton (at KC)

 

Andrew Luck (at NE)

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Mia, Thursday night)

 

 

SLEEPERS

 

Ryan Tannehill (at Buf, Thursday night)

Nick Foles (at Was)

Sam Bradford (vs. NYJ)

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

 

Doug Martin (at Car)

 

Stevan Ridley (vs. Ind)

 

C.J. Spiller (vs. Mia, Thursday night)

 

Jamaal Charles (vs. Cin)

 

Alfred Morris (vs. Phi)

 

 

Others with RB1 Potential:

 

Willis McGahee (vs. SD)

 

Frank Gore (vs. Chi, Monday night)

 

Trent Richardson (at Dal) 

 

Steven Jackson (vs. NYJ)

 

 

SLEEPERS

 

Shonn Greene (at StL)

LaRod Stephens-Howling (at Atl)

Marcel Reece (vs. NO)

Chris Ivory (at Oak)

Daniel Thomas (at Buf, Thursday night)

Donald Brown (at NE)

Jacquizz Rodgers (vs. Ari)

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

 

Jordy Nelson (at Det)

 

Reggie Wayne (at NE)

 

Randall Cobb (at Det)

 

Marques Colston (at Oak)

 

Denarius Moore (vs. NO)

 

Eric Decker (vs. SD)

 

 

Others with WR1 Potential:

 

Wes Welker (vs. Ind)

 

Brandon Lloyd (vs. Ind)

 

Steve Smith (vs. TB)

 

Vincent Jackson (at Car)

 

Dez Bryant (vs. Cle)

 

 

SLEEPERS

 

Darrius Heyward-Bey (vs. NO)

Danny Amendola (vs. NYJ) 

Donald Jones (vs. Mia, Thursday night)

Titus Young (vs. GB)

Brian Hartline (at Buf, Thursday night)

Donnie Avery (at NE)

Danario Alexander (at Den)

Brandon LaFell (vs. TB)

Mohamed Sanu (at KC)

Riley Cooper (at Was)

 

 

TIGHT ENDS


 

Antonio Gates (at Den)

 

Dwayne Allen (at NE)

 

Greg Olsen (vs. TB)

 

Brent Celek (at Was)

 

 

Others with TE1 Potential:

 

Brandon Myers (vs. NO)

 

Jason Witten (vs. Cle)

 

Owen Daniels (vs. Jax)

 

 

SLEEPERS

 

Dustin Keller (at StL)

Jermichael Finley (at Det)

Rob Housler (at Atl)

Anthony Fasano (at Buf, Thursday night)

Lance Kendricks (vs. NYJ)




SIT 'EM
 


QUARTERBACKS



Philip Rivers (at Den)

 

Joe Flacco (at Pit, Sunday night)

 

Brandon Weeden (at Dal)

 

 

INJURIES

 

Alex Smith (vs. Chi, Monday night) – QUESTIONABLE – Head; cleared for non-contact drills and looks like he will start in Week 11


Jay Cutler (at SF, Monday night) – QUESTIONABLE – Head; being evaluated for a concussion and looks unlikely to start in Week 11


Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Bal, Sunday night) – OUT – Shoulder, ribs; will be out for awhile as his rib injury has been said that it could actually kill him if hit the wrong way


Michael Vick (at Was) – DOUBTFUL – Head; hasn’t been ruled out yet, but looks like he’ll miss more than just one game


Kevin Kolb (at Atl) – DOUBTFUL – Ribs, shoulder; has resumed running and throwing but there is still no timetable for his return


Brady Quinn (at Pit, Monday night) OUT – Head; has resumed practicing but will likely be the backup QB in Week 11

 

 

BYE WEEK QBs

 

Minnesota – Christian Ponder

New York Giants – Eli Manning

Seattle – Russell Wilson

Tennessee – Jake Locker / Matt Hasselbeck

 

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

 

Matt Forte (at SF, Monday night)

 

Michael Turner (vs. Ari)

 

Rashad Jennings (at Hou)

 

Jonathan Stewart (vs. TB)

 

Isaac Redman (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

 

 

INJURIES

 

Rashard Mendenhall (vs. Was) – PROBABLE – Achilles; was a full participant in practice on Wednesday


Darren Sproles (vs. Atl) – PROBABLE – Hand; officially limited in Wednesday’s practice but coaches say he was a full-go


DeMarco Murray (vs. NYG) – QUESTIONABLE – Foot; looks more likely to play on Thanksgiving in Week 12 than in Week 11


Darren McFadden (at Bal) – DOUBTFUL – Ankle; will more than likely miss Week 11 and might not be back until Week 13


Mike Goodson (at Bal) – DOUBTFUL – Ankle; still wearing a walking boot and unlikely to be available until Week 13


Ben Tate (vs. Buf) – QUESTIONABLE – Hamstring; has resumed practicing and is said to be close to a return


Bilal Powell (at StL) – DOUBTFUL – Head; was held out of Wednesday’s practice with a possible concussion


Joe McKnight (at StL) – QUESTIONABLE – Ankle; limited on Wednesday but believes he will play in Week 11


Maurice Jones-Drew (@ GB) – OUT – Foot; already ruled out for Week 11


Brandon Bolden (vs. Buf) – OUT – Knee; suspended four games for violating league policy on performance enhancing substances

 

 

BYE WEEK RBs

 

Minnesota – Adrian Peterson / Toby Gerhart

New York Giants – Ahmad Bradshaw / Andre Brown / David Wilson

Seattle – Marshawn Lynch / Robert Turbin

Tennessee – Chris Johnson / Jaime Harper

 

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

 

 

Mike Wallace (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

 

Dwayne Bowe (vs. Cin) 

 

Michael Crabtree (vs. Chi, Monday night)

 

Malcom Floyd (at Den)

 

Mike Williams (at Car)

 

 

INJURIES

 

Pierre Garcon (vs. Phi) – QUESTIONABLE – Foot; limited in practice but is doing enough now that he could play in Week 11


Antonio Brown (vs. KC, Monday night) – DOUBTFUL – Ankle; won’t test his ankle until Friday and is very unlikely to suit up in Week 11


Alshon Jeffery (at Ten) – QUESTIONABLE – Hand; likely to be limited in practices, but looks on track to play in Week 11


Jason Avant (at Was) – OUT – Hamstring


Jonathan Baldwin (vs. Cin) – DOUBTFUL – Head, neck; did not practice on Wednesday and is being evaluated for head and neck injuries


Greg Jennings (at Det) – OUT – Groin; still isn’t practicing and won’t play in Week 11


Nate Burleson (at Jax) – OUT – Broken leg; placed on IR and will miss the remainder of the season

 

 

BYE WEEK WRs

 

Minnesota – Percy Harvin / Jerome Simpson / Michael Jenkins / Devin Aromashodu / Jarius Wright

New York Giants – Victor Cruz / Hakeem Nicks / Domenik Hixon / Ramses Barden / Rueben Randle

Seattle – Golden Tate / Sidney Rice / Doug Baldwin / Braylon Edwards

Tennessee – Kenny Britt / Nate Washington / Kendall Wright / Damian Williams

 

 

TIGHT ENDS

 

 

Heath Miller (vs. Bal, Sunday night)

 

Dennis Pitta (at Pit, Sunday night)

 

Jacob Tamme (vs. SD)

 

Marcedes Lewis (at Hou)

 

 

INJURIES

 

Aaron Hernandez (vs. Buf) – QUESTIONABLE – Ankle; limited in Wednesday’s practice, but looks on track to play in Week 11


Owen Daniels (at Chi, Sunday night) – QUESTIONABLE – Hip; limited in Wednesday’s practice, but looks on track to play in Week 11


Coby Fleener (vs. Mia) – OUT – Shoulder; ruled out for Week 11 with partial dislocation of left shoulder and is questionable for Week 12

 

 

BYE WEEK TEs

 

Minnesota – Kyle Rudolph

New York Giants – Martellus Bennett

Seattle – Zach Miller

Tennessee – Jared Cook / Craig Stevens

 

 

 

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