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Thursday, 21 November 2013 15:59

Fantasy Football Week 11 Recap

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This past fantasy week we saw a few people rise for the dead, and a few of my big calls not going the way I’d hoped.  Look no further for my recap of Week 11.

Win Some

·         Delanie Walker’s 10 receptions for 91 yards and a TD definitely made him my best call of the week. It’s rare that a guy catches every pass thrown to him, but Walker was targeted 2nd among Titans WRs, and this is his second game with 8+ targets. He looks like a favorite of Ryan Fitzpatrick and should be a solid start going forward.

·         231 yards and 2 TDs are lighting up the fantasy world, but for a backup quarterback, Mike Glennon has been very productive. 11 TDs and 4 INTs for the year aren’t bad for the rookie, who could be in line for the starting QB spot next year.

·         For the second week in a row Rob Housler has provided solid stats (6 receptions for 70 yards) and is rising up the TE ranks along with Delanie Walker.

·         The Giants DST continues to impress, but the rest of their schedule doesn’t look too promising.

Lose Some

·         So much for the Lions & Jets DST having an impressive outing huh

·         Greg Little follows up a 7 reception 122 yards outing with 1 reception for 4 yards. I expected the Bengals to limit the main target (Josh Gordon), but instead they limited everyone else on the offense.

·         Huge games for Brandon Marshall, Riley Cooper and Jamaal Charles just didn’t happen this week even though I thought all 3 have favorable matchups.  Copper gets the bye, but I’m still all in on Marshall and Charles going forward (as pretty much everyone should).

·         Brian Leonard? Nope, I should’ve said Bobby Rainey. I knew the Falcons were bad, but did anyone see 30 carries, 163 yards, and 3 TDs coming?

Players to Add

·         Shane Vereen is back and while he only had 1 carry, he had 8 receptions for 65 yards. The Patriots will get him more involved as time goes along, and you can definitely expect more than just 1 carry this Sunday against the Broncos.

·         Bobby Rainey – I mean, you saw those stats above right? The Bucs seem to just produce good RBs (see: Doug Martin is overrated)

·         Rob Housler & Delanie Walker – If you’re looking for TE help/depth, these two have gotten much more involved over the past 2 weeks and if they can put up similar performance this week they both may crack the TE top-10

·         Michael Crabtree – This is for those of you who like to look towards the future. He’s been practicing and although I don’t believe he’ll play this week, he should be back by next week and it is obvious how much Colin Kaepernick misses him. For Keeper leagues and people who have the roster spot to spare, grab him now.

Players to Drop

·         Jonathan Stewart – Not sure why any of you have him on your roster anyway, but he’s going to remain underutilized until he leaves (or gets traded) from the Panthers.  You’re better off owning Tolbert.

·         Scott Chandler – Doesn’t look like Chandler has much of a place in the EJ Manuel offense, so I advise dropping him for Housler or Walker.

·         Lamar Miller – If you’ve been reading my work you know by now I care not for Lamar Miller. The rest of his schedule includes 3 games against teams that are top-10 run defenses and in the games against the Steelers and Patriots, the Dolphins will need to focus on the pass. My advice is to trade Miller, but regardless he’s wasting a spot on your roster.

·         Greg Jennings – 89% of ESPN leagues, 61% of Yahoo leagues, and 74% of NFL.com leagues have a team with Jennings on it. Seriously everyone? Come on.

Injury Update

·         Wes Welker hasn’t been to practice and looks unlikely to play Sunday, which sucks for Welker owners, but has be to great news for anyone with the Patriots defense (although I definitely wouldn’t play them anyway).

·         The Mike Vick era is over. Don’t bother checking his status anymore. Terrelle Pryor’s (short) era may be over as well as Matt McGloin had a great game and is well liked within the Raiders organization.

·         Darren Sproles hasn’t practiced thus far, so my guess is he doesn’t play. They shouldn’t need him against a horrible Falcons team, so Sean Payton may keep him on the sidelines to make sure he’s prepared for Week 13’s matchup against the Seahawks.

·         Keenen Allen should be good to play Sunday after leaving last week’s game with a knee injury. Coach Mike McCoy said he expects Allen to play, and I do as well.

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