By Adam Filadelfo (@FNTSYArchitect)
With week 11 already here, it's time for fantasy owners to submit their
lineups. With the fantasy playoffs looking fantasy owners in the eye,
every week becomes more important than the last and each decision
becomes more scrutinized. If you need help setting your lineups for the
week, continue reading. If you don't need help, continue reading anyway
for confirmation on your lineup decisions.
Fine- Tom Brady- New England Patriots- When the Patriots meet the Colts on Sunday
night, there will be plenty of points to go around and Tom Brady has
been on fire since the blowout in Kansas City. Since week five, Brady
has scored more than 20 fantasy points per game since week five and is
averaging over 23 fantasy points per game on the season. The Colts
defense is allowing almost 19 fantasy points per game to the quarterback
so Tom Brady should have no problem picking up where he left off before
Pine- Drew Stanton- Arizona Cardinals- Some fantasy owners may be in a
position to start Stanton due to the Carson Palmer injury or bye week
fill in but his week 11 matchup isn't favorable. The Cardinals face the
Lions and the Detroit defense is allowing a fantasy best 13.1 fantasy
points to opposing quarterbacks. While Stanton has filled in admirably
in the absence of Palmer this season, he hasn't been fantasy relevant.
He's averaging just over 11 fantasy points per game and hasn't scored
more than 8.6 fantasy points other than his only double digit fantasy
points game in week three.
Fine- Alfred Morris- Washington Redskins- With the return of Robert
Griffin III, the Washington ground game should get a boost this week
especially facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who allow over 26 fantasy
points per game to the running back position. Alfred Morris is averaging
11.5 fantasy points per game and has scored double digit fantasy points
in back to back games in week eight and nine and should have no problem
posting another double digit fantasy point game this week against the
Pine- Tre Mason- St. Louis Rams- The Denver Broncos defense is allowing
the ninth least amount of fantasy points to the running back position
and Tre Mason is only averaging 7.4 fantasy points per game and has not
posted a double digit fantasy points game since week seven. Couple that
with the fact the Rams are going to have to pass a lot to keep up with
the Broncos offense and Mason isn't primed for a good fantasy game in
Fine- DeSean Jackson- Washington Redskins- It's time to once again to
pick on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this week by making sure D-Jax
is in your lineups.The Buccaneers are allowing the second most fantasy
points per game to opposing receivers at 44.4. Jackson is averaging over
11 fantasy points per game and is coming off of back to back double
digit fantasy points games in weeks eight and nine. He has too tempting
of a matchup in week 11 to leave out of your starting lineups.
Pine- Michael Floyd- Arizona Cardinals- Until further notice, Floyd
cannot be trusted to start each week. His matchup isn't going to do him
any favors facing the Lions who are tied for allowing the least amount
of fantasy points to opposing wide outs along with the Patriots. Floyd
has not posted a double digit fantasy points game since week seven and
since that game has scored zero fantasy points in week eight, 3.6
fantasy points in week nine and 1.1 fantasy points in week ten. He
hasn't received more than five targets since week six and has all but
completely fallen off of fantasy radars.
Fine- Mychal Rivera- Oakland Raiders- Even though the Chargers are
allowing the fourth least amount of fantasy points to opposing tight
ends, Mychal Rivera has been on quite a roll with back to back double
digit fantasy points games the last two weeks. Since week eight, Rivera
has seen nine targets, eleven targets and eight targets. That many
targets is bound to lead to fantasy production.
Pine- Vernon Davis- San Francisco 49ers- By averaging just over 4
fantasy points per game, fantasy owners can't trust VD to contribute too
much to fantasy rosters this week or any week after. Davis hasn't seen
more than six targets this season and that was back in week six. His
opponent for the week, the New York Giants are in the top ten in
defending the tight end. Fantasy owners better hope they have a better
option in week 11 than Vernon Davis.
Fine- Denver Broncos- With the Broncos facing the Rams this week,
there's not much doubt that the Denver defense will be tops in fantasy.
The Broncos defense is allowing 20 fantasy points to the opposing
quarterback and the Rams are starting Shaun Hill over Austin Davis. The
Broncos defense should feast on the Rams offense this Sunday.
Pine- Philadelphia Eagles- While the Eagles defense may have won fantasy
owners their week last week, it will be difficult for fantasy owners to
trust the Philadelphia defense in week eleven when they face Aaron
Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers is averaging 26.4 fantasy
points per game and has scored over 20 fantasy points per week the last
four games and at least 25 fantasy points in the last six games. The
Eagles defense will have their work cut out for them this week.