Hopefully, you were able to survive week ten’s huge bye week and the monster goose eggs that some of your reliable players may have put up. For me, it was Matt Forte and Ronnie Hillman who stunk it up. Now, I have to rely on Mark Sanchez to seal it for me since I lost Nick Foles. All I can see in my dreams is the infamous “butt-fumbl.” Only now……I’m not laughing.
Let’s get to my start/sit calls for week 11. (Dallas, NY Jets, Jacksonville, Baltimore on BYE)
QB, Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota takes on the Bears in week 11 and I love Bridgewater. The Bears have given up over 50 points their last two games. I know that was against Brady and Rodgers but Minnesota has some weapons to work with. The Bears are giving up 381 yards and 30 points per game. Pretty bad.
RB, Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers
I’m not a huge Gore fan these days but I would start him against the worst rushing defense in the league and that certainly is the New York Giants.
WR, Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
Crabtree has been in the shadow of Anquan Boldin who has demanded the ball as of late. The Giants are banged up and have been vulnerable in the secondary. I think Crabtree is worth a WR3 or flex start this week as the Giants are prone to giving up big plays.
TE, Chase Ford, Minnesota Vikings
Remember….The Vikings are playing the Bears this week. Do you remember that in week 9 that Ford and QB Bridgewater connected 5 times for 66 yards and a TD? I do! That’s why I’m here to remind you.
D/ST, Washington Redskins
Did you know that the Redskins are 10th in the league in total defense? I didn’t either. I’m willing to bet that ranking hold true against the Buccaneers.
QB, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
You might be giddy after his output against the hapless Giants but I bet that doesn’t happen on the road in Kansas City. The Chiefs are very good defensively and I think this game is a dogfight.
RB, Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos
The fairytale might be over for Hillman. With CJ Anderson looking great last week and Montee Ball set to return Hillman should see a dip in touches. Hillman was also spotted limping into the locker room last week so I wouldn’t depend on a big game from him.
WR, Calvin johnson, Detroit Lions
So Megatron finally got back to work last week and had some production. Now you’re ready to just “set and forget” him into your lineup. I’d be a little skeptical this week in Arizona where the Cardinals are pretty darn tough and physical.
TE, Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
It’s not that I DON”T like Kelce this week. It’s just that it’s the Seahawks and they are pretty decent against TE’s. Just be weary of possible limited output.
D/ST, San Diego Chargers
I know last week Oakland looked terrible against Denver but they always give the Chargers a battle. It’s never that easy against a division rival.