Start/Em Sit/Em Week 11

QUARTERBACKS

Start ‘Em

Matt Cassel (KC) – He is riding the waves of a 4 TD, 469 yard performance and is at home against a weak Arizona defense.  While he will not duplicate those numbers he will score plenty.

Carson Palmer (CIN) – He has thrown at least 2 TD passes in his last 6 games.  The Buffalo defense has given up over 25 points in 3 of 4 road games this season.

Mark Sanchez (NYJ) – He plays the Texans.  You’ll see this theme repeated later.

Sit ‘Em

Matt Ryan (ATL) – He goes on the road to St. Louis where the Rams defense has not given up over 15 points to opposing quarterbacks.  While the Falcons have been hot, they have been at home.  Look for “Matty Ice” to cool off in Week 11.

Kyle Orton (DEN) – He plays on Monday night in San Diego where the Chargers play opposing quarterbacks tough.  Unless you have no other choices, look to sit Orton. I don’t see a Michael Vick-like performance out of him in this Monday night game.

Matt Schaub (HOU) – He is coming off a solid performance but is going into the new Meadowlands where the Jets have shut down Aaron Rodgers and Joe Flacco.  Not to mention, he underwent treatment for a bursa sac injury in his knee Wednesday and, while unlikely, could miss the game.

RUNNING BACKS

Start ‘Em

Felix Jones (DAL) – He had a breakout performance last week (he must’ve been offended I had him on the Sit ‘Em list two weeks in a row) and plays a defense that just allowed Fred Jackson to rush for 133 yards.  He is also likely to score via the passing game.

LaDainian Tomlinson (NYJ) – He joins the Start ‘Em list in this one mainly because of his contributions in the passing game.  The Texans are horrible against the pass so LT should get a fair share of catches and yards out of the backfield.

Sit ‘Em

Darren McFadden (OAK) – West Coast teams traveling to the east kicking off at 1:00PM typically do not perform well.  The Raiders will likely fall behind, abandon the run and have to air it out.

Marshawn Lynch (SEA) – He hasn’t put together a game with a lot of yards and a touchdown yet, no reason he will start this week in the Big Easy.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Start ‘Em

Dwayne Bowe (KC) – You just can’t sit him, he has been too hot.  Oh, and the Cardinals give up over 25 points to receivers in the last five games.

Dez Bryant (DAL) – With Kitna at the helm he has blossomed into a fantasy gem.  He should start every week for the rest of the season.

New York Jets Receivers – They play the Texans.

Sit ‘Em

Brandon Marshall (MIA) – With their top two quarterbacks out and the Bears coming to town, don’t expect anything big from Marshall this week.

Jabar Gaffney (DEN) – The Chargers give up the second least amount of points to WRs.  Orton also has plenty of options to choose from so it could mean few targets for Gaffney.

TIGHT ENDS

Start ‘Em

Jacob Tamme (IND) – This is his third week on the Start ‘Em list because he is only starting in about 50% of FFB leagues.  He is the second best fantasy TE option, if not the first.  Just like Dez Bryant, start him every week.

Dustin Keller (NYJ) – He plays the Texans.

Sit ‘Em

Brent Celek (PHI) – He is starting in more leagues than Tamme for some reason.  Vick does not look for him.  Sit him, actually go ahead and drop him from your roster.

Jason Witten (DAL) – The Lions play opposing tight ends surprisingly tough; holding them to only 4 points per game.  Unlike his first two games, Kitna has also begun to look elsewhere since becoming more comfortable behind center.

Rob Gronkowski (NE) – Do not be baited into starting him this week. Last week’s 3 TD performance was a fluke and Indianapolis defends tight ends well.

DEFENSES

Start ‘Em

Baltimore Ravens – The Panthers allow the most fantasy points to opposing defenses.

Chicago Bears – They will take advantage of the QB situation in South Beach and tally double digit points.

Sit ‘Em

Arizona Cardinals – The Chiefs offense is clicking right now and will likely put up a lot of points against the Cardinals.

New York Giants – Michael Vick is playing too well to start a defense against him.

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