Fantasy Football

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30370554 Start ‘em – Plaxico Burress vs DEN Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Plaxico+Burress+vs+DEN Fantasy Football

Consider this your one and only reminder that the Broncos host the Jets on Thursday night. For those who count on Packers' and Saints' wide receivers (on bye this week), Burress matches up nicely against the Broncos. First, one would think Champ Bailey would cover Santonio Holmes (this could vary depending on offensive set). Second, Burress is second in the NFL in red zone targets with 16. The Broncos pass defense has allowed the second-most touchdowns this season (18) and are 29th in scoring defense (26.0). If you need one more excuse to plug Plax in your lineup, over the course of his career one out of every 8.7 receptions results in a touchdown. I’ll take those odds.  UPDATE:  While Plax didn't find the end zone, he did lead the team in targets (9) and receiving yards (64). – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30371304 Start ‘em – Harry Douglas vs TEN Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Harry+Douglas+vs+TEN Fantasy Football

If fantasy owners were to convene and vent their frustration about this season, I’d be willing to bet hamstring injuries would be at the top of the agenda. Depending on the severity of Julio Jones second bout with a bad hammy, Douglas will slide into the starting lineup opposite Roddy White. With the assumption Cortland Finnegan harasses White for 60 minutes; this leaves Douglas face-to-face with Jason McCourty. When Jones has been sidelined this season, Douglas has averaged eight targets a game. Matt Ryan trusts him and so should fantasy owners looking for a bye week replacement. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30371305 Sit ‘em – Philip Rivers vs CHI Sit+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Philip+Rivers+vs+CHI Fantasy Football

When coming up with start and sit advice, I try my best to block out the noise. Whether it on radio, in print, online or television, I want to share my own fantasy football thoughts with little interference. When it came to Rivers versus the Bears, I held my hand to my ear and listened. The unbiased opinions were basically a coin flip whether or not to start the struggling quarterback at Chicago. The good news is there are no guarantees in the NFL. So, the probability the Bears post Week 10 fantasy stats (36 vs DET) this Sunday are the same as Rivers breaking out of his funk on the road. In this case, my nod goes to a confident home team in the midst of a four-game win streak. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30370552 Start ‘em – Brandon Jacobs vs PHI Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Brandon+Jacobs+vs++PHI Fantasy Football

This “start ‘em” nomination is contingent that Ahmad Bradshaw misses his third straight game. In the Giants and Eagles Week 3 matchup, Bradshaw carried the ball 15 times for 86 yards. Jacobs has averaged 18 carries per game in his last two starts compared to eight for D.J. Ware. Though improved, the Eagles still rank in the bottom half of the league in rush defense (120.0 yards allowed per game) and Jacobs remains a threat inside the five. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30370541 Sit ‘em – Jeremy Maclin vs NYG Sit+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Jeremy+Maclin+vs+NYG Fantasy Football

Where do I start? Injuries to his shoulder and hamstring knocked Maclin out of the Eagles game against Arizona twice. A day later, news broke that Michael Vick broke two ribs in the game and Vince Young may have to start against the New York Giants. Call my crazy, but I saw how Young reacted when thrown into the game for one play Sunday where all he had to do is hand the ball off to LeSean McCoy. Young was a deer caught in the headlights with a case of the shakes. Maclin sits in Week 11. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30370553 Start ‘em – Reggie Bush vs BUF Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Reggie+Bush+vs+BUF Fantasy Football

Forgive my hesitancy to recommend Bush the last few weeks, but his statistical sample size over the course of his career suggested this fantasy burst could be an anomaly. Just when I was ready to come around and confidently promote Bush worthy of a flex play, a healthy Daniel Thomas received more carries against Washington (17 to 14). I’m willing to set aside my skepticism in Week 11 because of Bush’s role in the passing game and Buffalo’s failure to stop the rush – 28th in rushing touchdowns allowed and 23rd in rushing defense (125.4 yards allowed per game). – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30370542 Sit ‘em – Beanie Wells vs SF Sit+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Beanie+Wells+vs+SF Fantasy Football

If we are being kind, Wells has been suiting up and playing for the Cardinals at 75 percent.  A bum knee has stunted Wells the last month after a strong start to the season.  This is not the same running back that averaged 5.3 yards per carry and scored six touchdowns his first four games this season. Over his last two games, Wells has averaged 2.48 yards per carry. San Francisco remains top in rush defense and has yet to allow a touchdown on the ground in 2011. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30370550 Start ‘em – Marshawn Lynch vs STL Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Marshawn+Lynch+vs+STL Fantasy Football

This isn’t a paint by numbers fantasy assessment. Okay, maybe it is, but it’s really nice paint. Seattle’s running back has racked up 100 or more total yards in three out of the Seahawks last four games and scored a touchdown in five straight. What’s more impressive is he rushed for over 100 yards against the Cowboys and Ravens in back-to-back games (4.4 yards per rush) – two rush defenses ranked in the top 11. According to RotoWire, Lynch has the second most red zone rushing attempts over the last four weeks. With Sidney Rice and Doug Baldwin dealing with concussions and the Rams poor rush defense on tap, look for Lynch to run wild. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30370548 Sit ‘em – LeGarrette Blount vs GB Sit+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+LeGarrette+Blount+vs+GB Fantasy Football

LeGarrette Blount’s role within the Tampa Bay offense is simple: when the Bucs are competing, Blount receives 20 or more carries, but when they fall behind early, the running back turns into Casper and disappears. My hunch is the Packers will build a 14-point lead at some point in the first half and force Josh Freeman (nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions) to beat them. Blount is a ghost this week. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 11 fantasy football starts and sits 30371315 Start ‘em – Mario Manningham vs PHI Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Mario+Manningham+vs+PHI Fantasy Football

When a report surfaced that Eli Manning was upset with Manningham for running the wrong routes earlier this season (at the same time dealing with an injury), owners were quick to dump him to the waiver wire. If you were the lucky soul to make like Lloyd Christmas and “pick ‘em up!,” the former Michigan Wolverine has paid dividends the last three weeks. He’s averaged nearly nine fantasy points per week over that stretch. In the last four weeks, Manningham is second among wide receivers in red zone targets. Manning shredded the Eagles in their first meeting and while I don’t expect the same fantasy production, the safe bet is Manningham will be a consistent target in the passing game. – Ryan Fowler

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