Friday, November 16, 2007

Matt's Stats: Week 11 NFL Preview

Most Fantasy leagues have only 3 weeks left in the Regular Season, so lets not waste any time...Here are all your players and picks for Week 11 of the National Football League!
"Sleeping" on the Job:

This week is an easy one. If you are looking for a RB give Anthony Thomas (RB, Buffalo Bills) a try. Marshawn Lynch is out with a left ankle sprain this week, and probably longer. Thomas has not done well this year (only 10 Rushes for 12 Yards) and has a poor matchup this week going against the Patriots but anytime you can get a starting RB this late in the season you should give it a try. Don't forget that when starting Thomas has had 2 1,000 yard seasons in his career. If you need a RB pick up Anthony Thomas before it is too late!

"Play" or "Stay Away":

QB - Play Peyton Manning (QB, Indianapolis Colts). Manning should be starting every game for your team but after reading that some people are benching him, I figured I would post a quick reminder. NEVER BENCH PEYTON!!!!!!!!!! There is no way he has two 6 interception games in a row. Peyton goes against a very average KC pass defense (ranked 16th). Expect a big bounce back game for Manning this week.

Stay away from Donovan McNabb (QB, Philadelphia Eagles). McNabb is playing against Miami who while winless are giving up the 5th lowest passing yards per game in the NFL. The Dolphins are 30th against the Run and as a result the Eagles will ride Westbrook to the victory. Look elsewhere this week if you have McNabb at QB.

RB - Play LenDale White (RB, Tennessee Titans). Yes he has been injured all week, but all reports say he will be playing Monday against Denver. The extra day off will help and Denver's rush defense is 31st in the NFL. Look for 100 Yards and a TD for White this week.

Stay away from Justin Fargas (RB, Oakland Raiders). Fargas is having a career year but will struggle against the Vikings (Ranked 3rd against the Run) this week. Hold off on using Fargas again until you get a better matchup.

WR - Play Ronald Curry (WR, Oakland Raiders). Curry has been slumping lately but has Culpepper back as his QB which should have improve his stats. Combine this with the fact that the Raiders will be passing a lot (the Vikings give up the most receiving yards per game in the NFL) and it equals an excellent start for Curry. If Curry is still on your team, this is your best chance to use him.

Stay away from Laveraneous Coles (WR, New York Jets). Coles is having a decent year this season with 42 Receptions for 473 Yards and 6 TDs. Coles is going against a Steelers team that gives up the Second least receiving yards per game in the NFL. Choose another WR if you can in Week 11.

Survival of the Fittest:

It went down to the wire but a win by the Bills over Miami put my record to 9-2 for the season. The pick this week is to go with the Bills again, this time over the Patriots! No, I'm not that stupid, that really isn't my pick. Although I expect it to be a lot closer then everyone thinks. The pick for Week 11 is the Indianapolis Colts. Injuries or no injuries, the Colts are too good to lose three games in a row. The Colts return home this week to play the Chiefs minus LJ, look for them to run away with an easy win.

Have a Great Week 11!

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