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Fantasy Football Start Sit
FREE weekly fantasy football who to start & sit advice
Our weekly "Who to Start and Sit" column is part of FootballDocs In-season content. All of FootballDocs In-season content is 100% free and starts September 5, 2012.
After starting your studs (typically players ranked after week 5 in the top ~15 RBs, top ~ 10 WRs, top ~ 10 QBs, top ~3 TEs, top ~5
Defenses, and top...wait, no kicker is a fantasy football stud), the Docs will help you decide who to start and sit as we recommend
players in our fantasy football start sit column that are not clear studs and can step in with a big game for your team this week. Consequently, we will not
recommend who to start and sit with the top few players at each position in our weekly fantasy football start sit advice (given starts every week); however, we may occasionally recommend players ranked
15 - 25 overall due to some teams out there that will have multiple players at one position in this range but can only
start one. If we recommend such a player it does not mean we think they are not a stud, we are just trying to help those folks out there that may
be in such a situation. We also recommend players to bench, so our fantasy football start sit column is sometimes referred to as fantasy football start bench column. Additionally, we offer
Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings to help even further with some of those more difficult
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FREE Fantasy Football Start Sit Advice NFL Week 11
Carson Palmer, QB, OAK - Palmer has been one of the better fantasy QBs over the past few weeks. This week he gets his best match-up yet. The Saints are the best NFL opponent any fantasy QB could face.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR - Newton is facing a Tampa Bay team that has struggled against the pass all season long. This will be a great opportunity for him to build on the success he has had in recent weeks. After the start he provided fantasy teams, his owners will take what they can get from Newton.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF - Fred Jackson will miss time with a concussion. That just means that it is C.J. Spiller time. Spiller's coach has commented about letting him carry the load. When that happens for Spiller, he has performed very well. Start Spiller in Week 11.
Stevan Ridley, RB, NE - Ridley has been playing well and has a great match-up this week. Ridley's name hasn't risen very far just yet, but he is making a fantasy impact and worthy of a Week 11 start.
Felix Jones, RB, DAL - Jones ran hard last week and looked like a different player. DeMarco Murray looks like he will be out or very limited this week, so Jones should get another opportunity to be the feature back for Dallas against a very fantasy friendly Browns' rushing defense.
Jamaal Charles, RB, KC - Charles flashed a fantasy pulse last week after killing his fantasy owners in the previous few weeks. The good times should keep rolling facing a match-up friendly Bengals' rush defense coupled to improved team chemistry from a strong showing against Pittsburgh last week.
Chris Ivory, RB, NO - The fans in New Orleans are screaming for Ivory to get more touches, and we are too. Darren Sproles is dangerously close to returning, and that may just happen this week. If that happens, it will decrease Ivory's upside, but we still think he should make a solid flex play this week against a very rushing TD friendly Raiders' defense.
Randall Cobb, WR, GB - Cobb has been a beast the past few weeks. You have to ride the hot hand in this scenario. Cobb is clearly a weapon that the Packers enjoy using.
Denarius Moore, WR, OAK - The Raiders are licking their chops because the Saints let everyone pass the ball on them. With the Saints, you are always getting a shoot-out on the field. This week, Moore will be able to build on a strong past few weeks of production.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK - We are expecting big things from the Raiders' air attack this week, and DHB should keep the good times rolling along with his buddy Denarius Moore.
Eric Decker, WR, DEN - After just 15 yards last week, look for the bounce back game this week against San Diego. The Chargers have had some struggles defending the pass in the redzone, which is Decker's specialty. All systems are go in Week 11.
Jermaine Gresham, TE, CIN - Gresham should get the job done facing a Chiefs' secondary that has had issues defending their endzone. After a dip in production last week, look for a classic rebound game this week.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
Any Bears QB, CHI - Jay Cutler suffered a concussion and it remains to be seen if he will be able to play Monday night against the 49ers. If he is unable to go, Jason Campbell will get the starting nod. Regardless who starts, this is a bad situation facing a brutal San Francisco defense that is playing at home and is among the league leaders in sacks and INTs.
Michael Turner, RB, ATL - If you watched Turner flop into the line against New Orleans last week, you can clearly see that he has lost a step. Turner has a decent challenge against the Cardinals, so we would just avoid Turner altogether.
Rashad Jennings, RB, JAX - MJD is out another week, which means Jennings gets another shot to be the feature back. However, Jennings rushing totals have decreased in his last three games and facing a brutal Houston rush defense is not the recipe to try to get that stat turned around. Avoid Jennings in Week 11.
Frank Gore, RB, SF - Gore has sore ribs and a QB fresh off a concussion, and they get the pleasure of facing one of the hardest hitting defenses in the league when the Monsters of the Midway come to town. Things are not looking good for Gore, and we would recommend going elsewhere for your RB start unless you have limited options.
Greg Little, WR, CLE - Little started out the season providing great value. However, his performance has fallen to the wayside over the past few weeks. Dallas has a solid defense that should be more than enough to slow down the Browns' passing attack.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SF - Crabtree has 3 TDs in his last 2 games, but that trend stops facing an aggressive Bears' secondary that will clamp down on him.
For an expanded list of players to help with weekly fantasy football start sit line-up decisions, be sure to check our our Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings, which are released every Thursday during the regular season.