Anquan Boldin has 5 TD in his last 3 games and has a great matchup Sunday at Seattle.Week 11's Best...
Some websites don't have their rankings, projections, and other fantasy articles I like to link up yet. I'll add those as they come out, so make sure to keep checking back. I'll also update the injuries. If you have any good fantasy articles I should link, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope this can help ya get a win this week.
- Rankings: ESPN, Rotoworld, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Yahoo, KFFL, NFL.Com, The Bruno Boys, US Tailgate, Junkyard Jake, What If Sports, The Mac Bros.
- Projections: ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, Draftmix, Fantasy Sharks,
- Injuries: Clinton Portis(Questionable), Steven Jackson(OUT), Willie Parker, Reggie Bush(OUT), Earnest Graham(Questionable), Warrick Dunn(Questionable), Felix Jones(Doubtful), Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Kyle Orton, Derrick Mason(Questionable), Brandon Lloyd, Reggie Wayne(Questionable), Anthony Gonzalez(Questionable), Matt Jones(Questionable), Jason Elam(Questionable).
- "Fantasy Football Sleeper And Waiver Wire Watch" from Fantasy Football Goat. You can also listen to a podcast about it on there, very cool.
- "Pickups Of The Week" from Yahoo.
- Week 11 Pickups from Matthew Berry of ESPN
- "Waiver Wired" from Rotoworld.
- "Top 10 Waiver Claims" from Fox Sports' Roger Rotter.
- "Week 11 Pickups And Waiver Wire Veterans From Week 10", great read from Fantasy Football Fools.
- Sleepers and Busts from KFFL.
- Podcast from ESPN with Matthew Berry and Michael Smith.
- Week 11 Start/Sit from Fantasy Football Maniaxs.
- "Run for fantasy playoffs often requires tough decisions" from Matt Pitzer of USA Today.
- Sell high, buy low... trade ideas from Fantasy Football Geek Blog.
- "Searching The Scrap Heap" from Real Sports Bloggers Fantasy Sports.
QB: Kurt Warner. If you've paid attention the last few weeks, I shouldn't have to explain this one. But since I'm nice I'll do it: 3 straight weeks of over 300 passing yards, 2 TD's, over 20 fantasy points, etc. Those things should continue against the Seahawks' 31st ranked pass defense.
RB: Michael Turner. Burner should run right through the Broncos. 25+ fantasy points is very possible.
WR: Anquan Boldin. Dude broke his face weeks ago, and now he has 22 catches and 5 touchdowns over the last 5 games. Unstoppable.
TE: Tony Gonzalez. The future Hall of Famer's seen his numbers increase with Tyler Thigpen at quarterback. At least 6 catches in each of the last 4 games.
K: Jason Elam. The Falcons will get a lot of scoring chances against the Broncos, and it's indoors which always help the kickers. Oh, and the Broncos are the team Elam was a Bronco from 1993-2007. No doubt he wants to have a big day.
D/ST: Carolina Panthers. Good defense, and they're playing the Lions at home... nuff said.
QB: Jake Delhomme. Coming off not just the worst game of his career, but one of the worst games in the history of the NFL for a quarterback. Awful. Putrid. Disgusting. Good news though... he gets to follow it up by facing the Lions. Delhomme's a solid quarterback that will want to bounce back with a good week more than ever, and he'll be facing the worst franchise in sports to help the cause even more.
RB: Peyton Hillis. Make sure to see what the latest is on Tatum Bell, who the Broncos just signed this week. Reports are he could play for the Broncos this weekend, as it won't take him long to know the plays and whatnot as he was drafted by the Broncos and began his career there. Peyton's only at running back because the Broncos have lost about 800 this year to injury, but if he's the starter this week, he's going to get touches. He had 7 catches for 116 yards and a TD in week 9 versus Miami.
WR: Ted Ginn Jr. My weekly "hunch" pick, and these usually go wrong, very wrong. So be careful. He's got a good matchup against the Raiders, and got his 1st TD last week. He's becoming more valuable in points per receptions leagues, as he has 18 catches in the last 4 games.
TE: Daniel Graham. With their running game a mess right now, the Broncos are going to have Cutler throwing the ball probably 40 times + a game. Really any of his targets could be good fantasy plays right now, and Graham had 3 catches for 50 yards and a touchdown last Thursday.
K: Garrett Hartley. Yeah, I hadn't heard of him either. But you need to know he is now for fantasy, because he's kicking for the high-scoring Saints offense. He's like their 38th kicker on the season. Even if this dude sucks, he's going to be kicking a shit ton of extra points at least. Pick him up if you need a kicker, especially this week against the Chiefs who have the worst-ranked defense in the NFL.
D/ST: Green Bay Packers. If Kyle Orton is back from his ankle injury like he hopes to be, I don't really like this pick. But if the Sex Cannon is playing quarterback, there's no doubt he'll want to unleash the dragon, and against the Packers defense that leads the NFL in interceptions with 16, that probably won't end well for Rex.
QB: Philip Rivers. "But Clapp he's having maybe the best season of any quarterback with 21 touchdown passes, at least 2 of those in all but 2 games, at least 10 fantasy points each week..." Yeah, I'm well aware of all that. This week though appears to be the roughest game on his schedule, going into Pittsburgh to face the Steelers #1 ranked pass defense. Peyton had success against them last week, but don't expect their defense to allow another QB to throw all over them again in the following game. He could still have a fine game, but there's plenty of better options out there this week.
RB: Ryan Grant. You saw what the Bears run defense did to Chris Johnson and Lendale White this past Sunday. Adrian Peterson is the only one to have much success against them this season, and the Packers have a good passing game which the Bears will likely be unable to stop. So, this should mean fewer carries for Grant, and he shouldn't get many yards on the carries he'll get anyway. He's been a gigantic fantasy disappointment thus far, only topping 100 yards once, and he has no versatility as displayed by 4 catches on the season.
WR: Braylon Edwards. Brady Quinn rarely looked his way Thursday, as the Browns were understandably just playing it safe with the passing gameplan in Quinn's 1st career start. Braylon's driven fantasy owners nuts this year with his drops and inconsistency. I'd recommend waiting until we see Brady throwing his way, and this week would start maybe 40 receivers over him. Don't drop him though, just be patient.
TE: Visanthe Shiancoe. 4 TD on the year and a catch in every game, but going up aginst the Tampa Bay defense isn't a good matchup for the Vikings tight end.
K: Ryan Longwell. Going into Tampa Bay shouldn't be news for the Vikings offense and their kicker Longwell.
D/ST: Chicago Bears. The Bears defense has struggled mightily against the pass, so much so that the last 4 quarterbacks that faced them had their best passing games of the year. Quarterbacks such as Dan Orlovsky, Gus Frerotte, Brian Griese, and most recently Kerry Collins threw for a ton of yards against the Bears. They've been generating absolutely no pass rush. Now, they have to go into Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers who has thrown for over 2100 yards, 13 TD, only 5 INT, and has a QB rating of 93.3. With Ryan Grant struggling and the Bears ranked 4th against the run, Aaron Rodgers will be throwing a lot and that shouldn't bode well for the Bears defense.
My Week 10 Picks(scoring based off ESPN standard leagues)...
Best: Kurt Warner(25 Points), LaDainian Tomlinson(10 Points), Anquan Boldin(22 Points), Antonio Gates(12 Points), Jason Elam(10 Points), Jacksonville Jaguars(12 Points).
Sleepers: Brady Quinn(19 Points), Ryan Torain(12 Points), Jerry Porter(9 Points), Robert Royal(0 Points), Dan Carpenter(3 Points), Miami Dolphins(3 Points).
Shit: Matt Cassel(15 Points), Steve Slaton (1 Point), DeSean Jackson(14 Points), John Carlson(5 Points), Kris Brown(8 Points), New York Giants(-2 Points).
UPDATE(11/13, 8:15 PM ET): Added Yahoo's rankings and Sammy Morris is active tonight for the Patriots.
UPDATE(11/14, 4:50 PM ET): Added The Mac Bros. rankings, and plenty of injury updates.
Steven Jackson and Reggie Bush are both out.
Antonio Pittman gets the start for the Rams at running back, so pick him up if you need a running back this week. It's possible he starts next week as well.
As for the Saints, Deuce McAllister now is a very good play against the Chiefs.
Kyle Orton is listed as probable and is expected to start for the Bears Sunday at Green Bay. It's possible his ankle will still be bothering him as it's on his plant foot, and the Packers have a terrific pass defense so this isn't the best week to use him. However, I change my mind about the Packers being my top D sleeper pick now though, as Orton rarely turns the ball over. New week 11 sleeper pick on defense: San Francisco 49ers.
It's sounded like Clinton Portis is out, but he's leaving open the possibility of playing and is listed as Questionable against Dallas. I doubt it, but Portis is too good to just throw on the bench before you get a clear answer, so watch his status closely.
For Tampa Bay, Earnest Graham and Warrick Dunn are each listed as Questionable, but both are likely to play.
Felix Jones is almost certainly out for Dallas, and is listed as doubtful as he's recovering from a torn hamstring. Tashard Choice will take his role as Marion Barber's backup.
Wide receivers Reggie Wayne and Anthony Gonzalez are both listed as Questionable, but it sounds like both will likely play.
Derrick Mason is the dreaded "Game-Time Decision", so you might have to wake up a little earlier on Sunday to see if the Ravens wide receiver will play against the Giants. Ditto for Jaguars wide receiver Matt Jones.
Falcons kicker Jason Elam, my sleeper pick this week, is Questionable but expect him to play. The Falcons likely would've signed a new kicker by now if they were very concerned about Elam's hip injury. Also, you know he wants to play this game badly against his former team.
I'll add more updates as the news comes. Keep checking back.
UPDATE(11/16, 12:34 PM ET): As expected, Kyle Orton, Earnest Graham, Warrick Dunn, Derrick Mason, Reggie Wayne, and Anthony Gonzalez are all active today.