Week 11 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

Week 11 Fantasy Football Roundup

Posted by Matt Clapp | 11/22/2009 07:00:00 PM

Andre Johnson was great against the Titans in week two, and should be against them again this week.
Other good fantasy football stuff from around the web...
And some picks of my own(based on standard league scoring systems):

Week 11's Best

QB: Drew Brees... The Saints quarterback hasn't been quite the fantasy monster we're used to seeing over the last month. That should change this weekend, against a Tampa Bay defense that has allowed 19 passing touchdowns and a 91.2 QB rating on the season.

RB: Maurice Jones-Drew... Although his decision to go down at the one-yard line instead of scoring to run the clock and help his Jaguars win last week infuriated many fantasy owners, they sure as hell aren't complaining with his production overall of late. He's had at least 18 fantasy points in each of the last four games. Now the best part: He faces the Buffalo Bills, who have the worst run defense in the NFL. Look for 25+ fantasy points from MJD.

WR: Andre Johnson... In week two against the Titans, Andre had 10 catches for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Now he gets them at home.

TE: Dallas Clark... Clark just had his worst fantasy performance since week one, and still caught four passes for 65 yards. Ride the consistency train.

K: Nate Kaeding... 13 fantasy points against the Broncos in week six. A similar performance should be expected against them again this week in Denver.

D/ST: Pittsburgh Steelers... Facing a crappy Kansas City offense that is without their best player, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Matt Cassel's going to be in for a long day.

Sleeper Picks

QB: Matt Hasselbeck... Three straight weeks with at least a dozen fantasy points. Minnesota's pass defense is beatable, and the Seahawks will likely be playing from behind in this one, forcing Hasselbeck to throw a lot and rack up passing yards.

RB: Knowshon Moreno... With Kyle Orton likely out, the Broncos will likely try to run the ball more, rather than let Chris Simms' arm decide it.

WR: Kevin Walter... Finally had a solid game with five catches and 67 yards against the Colts last week. Although I don't expect the Titans to be able to stop Andre Johnson, they'll at least look to focus their gameplan on trying to, which could get Walter some looks. I'm feeling a touchdown out of him this week.

TE: Brandon Pettigrew... This could be a breakout game for the talented Lions rookie tight end. They'll be able to move the ball on the Browns.

K: Rob Bironas... Double-digit fantasy points in three straight weeks, and once made an NFL-record eight field goals in Houston.

D/ST: Dallas Cowboys... At home against Jason Campbell and a Clinton Portis-less Redskins offense? Yes please!

Shit Picks

QB: Jay Cutler... A primetime game, and as you've surely noticed, Cutler hasn't exactly shined under the lights this year. In the Bears' three primetime appearances this year, Cutler's thrown three touchdowns and a whopping 11 interceptions, five of which were last week against the 49ers. Now he faces the Eagles who are third in the NFL with 15 interceptions.

RB: Steve Slaton... He's back to being the "starting" running back this week for the Texans, but it's still hard to rely on one of the biggest fantasy busts of the season right now. He's been under double-digit fantasy points five times.

WR: Michael Crabtree... Very bad matchup for the rookie against Charles Woodson and company.

TE: Jason Witten... Driving fantasy owners nuts all year after being the first tight end taken in most drafts. He only has one touchdown on the season. I might have him as my shit pick to show how much he's pissing me off for the rest of the season.

K: Olindo Mare... Unlikely to get many field goal or extra point tries against the Vikings.

D/ST: Baltimore Ravens... Wouldn't feel good about playing any defense against Peyton Manning and the Colts right now.


My Week 10 Picks(based on standard league scoring systems)...

Best: Drew Brees(12 Points), Chris Johnson(35 Points), Larry Fitzgerald(13 Points), Dallas Clark(6 Points), Ryan Longwell(9 Points), Minnesota Vikings(9 Points).

Sleepers: Alex Smith(2 Points), Justin Fargas(10 Points), Michael Crabtree(4 Points), Kellen Winslow(10 Points), Rob Bironas(12 Points), Kansas City Chiefs(10 Points).

Shit: Donovan McNabb(24 Points), Julius Jones(1 Point), Torry Holt(2 Points), Tony Scheffler(2 Points), Shayne Graham(12 Points), Chicago Bears(8 Points).

Green shows it was a notably good pick, red shows it was a bad one.

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