Week 11: Sit or Start?
Week 11: Sit or Start?
Without Brees, Take A Chance At QB During Week 11
Let’s face it. You hate the guy in your fantasy league with Drew Brees. He’s the guy who probably snagged Marques Colston way too early in the draft and then hurdled over you and knocked down his grandma to pick up Jimmy Graham on free agency.
You hate him, of course, unless he’s you. And this will not be your week. If you’re heavily invested in the Saints’ offense, it’s time for Plan B. We have finally reached New Orleans’ bye.
NFL Week 11 features clunkers like Arizona at San Francisco and Buffalo at Miami. You can dial in Oakland at Minnesota, or San Diego at Chicago on Direct TV Chicago, but you’d probably get more out of traveling back in time to Super Bowl XI. Put down big money on Fred Biletnikoff if you go.
It’s hopefully the last time you’ll have to test your bench this year. Starting on Thanksgiving, the byes are done and you can make your final push for world domination.
While he hasn’t put up consistently high yardage numbers, the pride of Harvard has been able to find his receivers in the end zone. He’ll be on the road going up against the tragic Dolphins, who have been mired near the bottom of passing defense all year with an average of 265 yards surrendered.
Josh Freeman, Buccaneers: The opposite of Fitzpatrick, Freeman apparently is instructed not to throw TDs. He posted close to 600 yards total in the two games against the Saints, though, and Green Bay allows nearly 300 yards through the air to its opponents each week.
Frank Gore, 49ers: Sure, he’s a can’t miss 100-yard guy, but how about 200 against the porous Rams? St. Louis has been the worst team in the league at giving up the big play, giving up a 40-plus yard gain about every other week.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles: He hasn’t had a decent game against the Giants since a 45-38 slugfest in 2009 when everybody brought it. The Giants’ defense is only middle of the pack, but Jackson hasn’t been a significant part of the Dream Team’s almost turnaround.
Tim Tebow, Broncos: Rex Ryan will be up for the challenge of stopping Tebow on the ground when the Jets come calling on Thursday night. The Jets yield just over 300 yards a game to their opponents, and Tebow may be lucky to clear 100 in passing.
Darren McFadden, Raiders: While he’s expected to be back from his sprained ankle, McFadden still hasn’t cleared 100 yards since his big-time effort against the Jets in Week 3. He won’t get anything close to that against the Vikings’ stingy run defense, which is made even better with the recent return of left corner Antoine Winfield from injury.
*Byes: New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Houston, Indianapolis
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