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Fantasy Football Start Sit
FREE weekly fantasy football who to start & sit advice
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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
start sit decisions. Last, be sure to check us out every Tuesday as we do a Wrap-up on our advice - both good
and bad. In fact, every wrap-up is kept and posted as a permanent, public record of what we called and how good or bad the calls were.
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FREE Fantasy Football Start Sit Advice NFL Week 11
Russell Wilson, QB, SEA - Minnesota is a great matchup for Wilson in Week 11. Wilson is coming off a couple of good weeks against Tampa Bay and Atlanta. Wilson might get Percy Harvin back this week, but he should be able to still have a good game even without Harvin.
Alex Smith, QB, KC - Smith has been more down than up, but he should be good this week. The Broncos have allowed some very big games to opposing QBs. Don't jump ship for Smith if you can get some better options, but Smith could help out a team in a bind at QB, even without Bowe.
Casey Keenum, QB, HOU - Keenum has been a beast in his last 3 starts. This week Keenum gets a great matchup against the Raiders. With the Texans' running game very banged up, they will rely on Keenum to throw again. This is certainly a case of the hot hand, so you should use Keenum if you have him.
Nick Foles, QB, PHI - Few things on this earth are as hot as Nick Foles these days. He has the hot hand and a great match-up. Feel free to unleash him on your lowly opponent.
Reggie Bush, RB, DET - Bush has been very good the past couple of games. This week he has a great matchup against the Steelers. Bush's ability to catch the ball out of the backfield will make him an even better option in PPR leagues.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN - Bernard had a little slower week last week, but this week he should find some success against the Browns. Bernard is coming off two big weeks. As the Bengals continue to get more comfortable with Bernard becoming their future, he will continue to post big games.
Andre Ellington, RB, ARI - The Jaguars are the 5th best team for your fantasy RB to run against. Ellington had a huge Week 8 and his Week 10 effort was solid. Ellington has a snap count imposed on him, but he doesn't need that many plays to make an impact thanks to his explosiveness.
Golden Tate, WR, SEA - Tate turned in 106 yards and a TD against the Falcons last week. This week Tate has a favorable matchup against the Vikings. Minnesota is the 9th best defense for your fantasy WRs to play against.
Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS - Garcon has 291 yards and a TD in his last 2 games. Now he is lining up against the very best defense you could hope for as a fantasy owner. The Eagles give opposing offenses plenty of plays to make some fantasy points. Start Garcon this week with confidence.
Andre Johnson, WR, HOU - Hmmm. Matt Schaub is out. Backups are in. Johnson is back to looking like a stud. Last week Johnson only had 37 yards, but he did have 2 TDs. Casey Keenum knows that his bread will be buttered with Johnson, so look for another big game from Johnson against the Raiders' weak pass defense.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR, PIT - For those in deep leagues that find yourself in a bind at WR, Cotchery is a player many of you can pick up right now off your waiver wire, and he has a good match-up facing the Lions. Detroit will sucker opposing teams into getting into a passing contest with them, and the Steelers will need Cotchery to continue his hot play to stay competitive.
Scott Chandler, TE, BUF - Chandler isnít pretty, but he is a perfect play this week for those hurting at TE. The last time he faced the Jets he had his best fantasy performance of the year, and since that time the Jets have shown no improvement to shutting down opposing tight ends. Not seeing a big week here, but thereís a good shot he is able to hold his own for your tight end slot this week. And he is available for immediate pick-up for virtually everyone.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF - Spiller is still working his way back from injury. He had big week a couple of weeks ago, but last week he struggled. The last time the Jets played the Bills, Spiller was held to only 10 total yards. The Jets continue to be tough against the run, so we do not support starting Spiller in Week 11.
Steven Jackson, RB, ATL - Well, he is back, but it was nothing to write home about. The whole Falcons team looks like a smoldering crater at this point. Jackson is someone you can start in a pinch, but Jackson needs to show us something first before we trust him. He has been a huge bust in Atlanta thanks to his injury.
Anquan Boldin, WR, SF - After going ballistic in Week 1, Boldin has fizzled. This week Boldin is facing a much improved passing defense of the Saints. You should leave Boldin on your bench because the whole 49ers passing attack has struggled for a few weeks.
Denarius Moore, WR, OAK - Moore has had 4 double digit fantasy games this season, but those were a few weeks ago. Terrelle Pryor still continues to look for Moore in the passing game, but the production has not been there in recent weeks. The Texans have been fairly tough against the passing attack, so we would rather leave Moore on your bench.
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.