It's crunch time, Brainiacs. Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24) is back to help you set your lineups. Go, go, go!
There are only a few more weeks for the fantasy football regular season
and every move owners make will matter more now than it has so far. It's very important to maximize fantasy points at this point in
the season since tiebreakers can be decided based on which owners scored
more points throughout the season. Owners are jockeying for playoff
position and leaving points on your the bench can cost your team a
playoff spot. Read on for help setting your lineups and make that push
to your ultimate goal: A fantasy football championship.
Fine- Robert Griffin III- With a great matchup versus the Eagles this week, RG3 should
have another nice fantasy week for his owners. Coming off of his week
ten performance where he passed for 281 yards and
three touchdowns, the Skins get the Eagles whose defense isn't capable
of stopping an offense. The Skins offense has been a lot more balanced
as of late and as long as RG3 doesn't try to do too much, will make
owners happy they started him this week.
Pine- Matt Ryan- With a lack of weapons at his disposal, Matt Ryan has
had a difficult time to say the least this season. He did manage to
escape his matchup against Seattle last week without throwing an
interception even though he managed 36 pass attempts so there's a
little hope there. Week ten was Ryan's first game with double digit
fantasy points since week seven.
Fine- Alfred Morris- One of the best matchups for a running back in week
eleven, Alf gets the Eagles. He has scored double digit fantasy points
in all but three games this season. Last time out against Philadelphia
in week one, Morris had one of his three single digit fantasy points
games but the entire offense looked out of sorts in that game. With a
much better balance on offense over the last ten weeks, Morris has had
double digit fantasy points in his last three games.
Pine- Fred Jackson- Clearly the better runner between he and Spiller at
this point, Jackson gets the stingy Jets D this week who is very good at
stopping the run. With the Buffalo receiving corp in shambles due to
injuries and Spiller ineffective, the Jets can key in on stopping Fred
Jackson making it a rare single fantasy point week for him.
Fine- Andre Johnson- Let's be honest. Who on Oakland will even slow
Andre Johnson down? He did have only five catches for thirty seven yards
in week ten against the Cardinals but did manage two scores against
Patrick Peterson who happens to be one of the best cornerbacks in the
NFL. Ever since Case Keenum has taken over as quarterback in Houston,
Johnson has been on a tear and facing the Raiders this week will help
further cement that fact.
Pine- Roddy White- Between being banged up and facing Revis, White has
become more of a desperation play. Even though White managed to play a
majority of the Falcons snaps in week ten, he only managed one catch for
twenty yards. He isn't healthy enough to trust at this point.
Fine- Jordan Reed- Reed has scored double digit fantasy points in three
of his last four games and with the Washington offense clicking on all
cylinders in recent weeks, look for Reed to continue his emergence as a
fantasy tight end one.
Pine- Tony Gonzalez- It seemed like when Julio Jones and Roddy White
went down with injuries, Gonzalez would get more targets and be the go
to guy for Ryan and the Falcons but that thought process hasn't worked
out quite that way. Gonzalez has double digit fantasy points in one game
since week five and cannot be counted on as his usual tight end one
Fine- Houston- Houston hasn't been their usual dominant selves for
fantasy owners this season but they do have a very favorable matchup
this week versus Oakland who will be starting Matt McGloin at
quarterback. Not only is this McGloin's first start, the Texans D has
allowed an NFL best 166 passing yards per game this
Pine- San Francisco- Even though the 49ers D has produced double digit
fantasy points in all but two games this season, they have the daunting
task of facing Drew Brees and the Saints in New Orleans this week.
Unless the 49ers defense can find a way to cause turnovers, it could be a
long day for San Francisco and their fantasy owners.