Fantasy Starts for Week 11 in Fantasy Football

Jamison Crowder

It’s hard to believe it’s already week 11 of the Fantasy football season, but now it’s crunch time as teams are looking to make the leap to the playoffs, or stay in their race in many of their leagues.

Today here’s some players to look to start for week 11 starting tonight with the Panthers and Saints.

Starts

QB Marcus Mariota Titans

Mariota has been red hot at the QB spot as of late, going off for at least 20 Fantasy points in six games in a row, including at least 30 points in four of those outings. This week he’s going up against the Colts, and should be able to hit about 20-23 points, which means he again is a good start in Fantasy, as the last time he played Indy back in week seven, he threw for 232 yards and two scores with 14 rushing yards.

RB Jonathan Stewart Panthers

The Panthers lead rusher starts the week tonight against the Saints, a team that has issues stopping the run. He’s been solid against the Saints, with at least 80 yards and a touchdown in three of his past four meetings, which should serve him well in the game this evening against New Orleans. The Saints are among the league leaders with 14 touchdowns allowed to running backs this season. Look for Stewart to have a good night this evening.

WR Jamison Crowder Redskins

Even if the Redskins get DeSean Jackson back this week, that shouldn’t mean anything for Crowder, who should be able to put up points against the Packers secondary. Sunday against the Vikings, Crowder had four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown, and he’s on a good pace with a touchdown in five games this season. He should have good success against a Green Bay secondary that allowed four touchdown passes last week to Titans QB Marcus Mariota.

TE Martellus Bennett Patriots

Bennett will be the go-to guy this week as Rob Gronkowski is out for the Pats. Since Tom Brady has been back in the Pats lineup, Bennett has been up and down like those that can play Australian games online, catching three TD’s against the Browns, and in three games against the Seahawks, Bengals and Steelers basically doing nothing. We’re willing to bet that this week as the number one guy he will have a big week, and should put up good numbers against the Niners, a team that’s won one game.

Defense Steelers at Browns

The only winless team in the NFL has another tough task this week taking on a Steelers team that is none too happy about losing four in a row. The Browns have allowed eight sacks in the past two games with just 17 points scored, and this week should be much of the same, as the Steelers should be able to take advantage of the Browns woeful offensive line, and the Steelers love to pick on their AFC North rival and should be able to do it with sacks and maybe even a defensive score Sunday.

Who to Sit and Who to Start: NFC Title Game Arizona at Carolina

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The NFC Title game is the final step for the Cards and Panthers as they try to get the honor of being the NFC rep in Super Bowl 50. There’s some fantasy implications with the game, and today we take a look at how to start and how to sit for both teams.

Cardinals

Start:
Carson Palmer should have a decent day throwing, the weather is expected to be good for the early evening game, and he’s going to have the luxury of throwing to some good wide outs, one of which – Larry Fitzgerald, is having a monster year and a huge rebound season with the Cardinals. He’s another start for Arizona, as with Charles Tillman out, look for the Cards to air it out early and often as they try to build a lead. Cards kicker Chandler Catanzaro should kick at least two to three field goals in the game also, make him a start as well.

Sit: Running back David Johnson is going to have a rough time with the Panthers D, a good run stuffing D that should keep him in check. Don’t fall for the hype of playing him as there’s going to be better options in the first game as well as with the Panthers and Jonathan Stewart who we will hit on in a bit. Cardinals Defense is going to be hard pressed to have a big day, as Cam’s scrambling ability will limit sacks.

Panthers:

Start: Jonathan Stewart is the toughest runner in the league right now, and he should have a decent day against a Cards D that can be run against. Start him and watch him rack up about 100 yards as well a touchdown or two in what should be a high scoring affair. Ted Ginn Jr. is a sleeper, but I think he will put up some good numbers for Cam and company. Ginn is a guy that can have a breakaway play or two that can give fantasy owners some great points in the big game.

Sit: Cam Newton. Sorry, I know he’s going to be NFL MVP (or should be), but in this game I think the Cards pass defense with Patrick Peterson should be able to keep Newton for the most part in check. Cam is going to need to find a way to create, and that’s not going to be easy as you can bet the Cards defense is coming up with a game plan to make sure to keep the Panthers QB in check. Graham Gano is another player you need to sit for this NFC Title game.

So there you have it, a huge game with everything on the line, as the two teams do battle for the right to allow their fans to have the enjoyment all each super bowl commercial 2016 at the biggest game on planet earth!

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St Louis Rams v Washington Redskins

Two weeks are in the books in fantasy football, and if you’ve been able to make it past two weeks without an injury on your year-long roster – good for you.

It’s been crazy the number of players hurt thus far, which is why some people are happy moving away from year-long leagues into one-day fantasy leagues to try and win some quick money.

Today we try and help you if you are in a year-long league with some solid week 3 players that could still be available on your roster.

QB Nick Foles (Rams) – St.Louis had a tough time last week against the Redskins on the road, but don’t lose hope in them and in Foles. Against the Skins he threw for just 150 yards and a touchdown, but the Redskins had something to prove and their defense could be better than expected. He plays the Steelers at home this week, and could have a productive day against a team that is still suspect in the secondary.

RB Matt Jones (Redskins) – Back to that Redskins-Rams game from last Sunday, running back Matt Jones had his coming out party, going off for 19 carries, 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 23 yards. If you’re in a bidding system don’t go overboard, as Alfred Morris is still the number one back in DC, but there’s room for Jones, and based on his outing Sunday against the Rams, expect to see him get more carries.

WR Travis Benjamin (Browns) – Two weeks and three touchdowns? Yeah, it’s pretty obvious that the Browns have found, at least early in the season, a playmaker to help an offense that likely is going to be challenged to put up many points on a weekly basis. Benjamin is one of those fast wide outs (his nickname is ‘Rabbit’) that can pretty much never be overthrown. His big play late saved the Browns in their 28-14 win over the Titans Sunday after Tennessee clawed their way back into the game. He may only score three more TD’s the rest of the year, but as of now he’s worth a pickup.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice For September 16th

Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

There’s plenty of money out there tonight as there’s a lot of great playoff baseball, and if your ready to get in the action on a great one-day fantasy league to try and win some quick cash, here’s some tips and advice.

First off, here’s a list of the Picks tonight for Draft Kings and their salary cap value:

Best MLB DraftKings Picks for September 16
Pos. Player Opponent Salary
P Jake Arrieta Pittsburgh $14,000
P Bartolo Colon Miami $8,100
C Miguel Montero Pittsburgh $3,100
1B Eric Hosmer Cleveland $3,700
2B Chase Utley Colorado $3,000
3B Freddy Galvis Washington $3,000
SS Starlin Castro Pittsburgh $2,800
OF Bryce Harper Philadelphia $5,900
OF Ryan Raburn Kansas City $2,400
OF Jacoby Ellsbury Tampa Bay $3,400

Pitchers: Personally I think for the money, Bartolo Colon is a solid play tonight. He’s going against the Marlins tonight at home, and is 14-11 on the season. He went 6.2 in his last outing, allowing two runs on 7 hits back on 9/11. If you wanna spend big on Jake Arrieta, but Colon is a much cheaper value and could pay off if you can only pick one pitcher.

Catcher: Indians catcher Yan Gomes has hit safely in his last four, including a pair of hits last night.  He’s super cheap ($2300) and could have a big night against Danny Duffy.

1B: Two bad pitchers tonight in the Arizona-San Diego game (Andrew Cashner 5-15 vs Robbie Ray 4-11) so I like DBacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt to have a solid night at the plate.  Drew 3 walks last night and I can see at least 2 hits tonight with a chance for more against Cashner.

2B: Chase Utley had plenty of shots last night, going 1-for-6 in a game against the Rockies.  He’s 2-for-15 in the last 3 days, so it’s a stretch to think he’ll do much here, but he’s a decent option given the price.

3B: Draft Kings likes Freddy Galvis, but if you can spare $600 I would go with Manny Machado, who was 2-for-5 with a HR and two RBI on Tuesday night.  He seems in a zone right now with two homers in his last five days.

SS: Ian Desmond has cooled off after hitting safely in 12 of 15 games, but he’s up against the Phillies who have Alec Asher going who is 0-3 with an ERA over 10.  A safe bet to think Desmond will produce tonight.

OF: Bryce Harper has been on a tear the last two days with 24 points, including two homers last night.  If you can afford him, grab him.  Ben Zobrist has been good in the leadoff spot for the Royals, and almost hit another HR last night in the first inning.  He’s $3800 but again, can pay off.  A cheap OF option tonight is Tigers OF Anthony Gose, who has been getting consistent playing time, and has hit safely in his last seven games.

 

 

 

 

 

10 Waiver Pickups You Have To Look At In Week 2 of Fantasy Football

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It was an interesting first week of Fantasy Football across the board, with a number of upsets as well as some players (Adrian..ahem..Peterson) not stepping up as many felt he would.

There’s a lot of hidden gems out there if you are in a year-long league like many or are looking for a great one-day fantasy league to try and win some quick cash.

Today we look at some of the best waiver pickups as well as some players you need to consider moving forward to win in your fantasy league.

10. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – This big bad TE shined in week one against the Titans, going off for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. With tight ends being so weak entering 2015, this is one player that isn’t going to go unclaimed in year-long leagues for long, if he’s even out there. Look for another solid week as they play the defensively challenged Saints in week two.

9. Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots – This is a no-brainer based on the fact he played so well on a night when just about everyone in the world was watching. The danger about Lewis is the back-and-forth that the Pats coaching staff seems to play when it comes to running backs. Let’s see how week two goes, but if you can get him cheap go ahead, otherwise buyer beware.

8. Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans – The rookie looked like a 10-year-vet on Sunday, throwing for four TD’s in just 16 pass attempts. He will get another shot to have a good game this week when they take on the Browns, who were awful in week one against the Jets. He’ll still be a cheaper in one-day leagues, and could still be out there in your league on the waiver wire.

7. James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers – Jones has had a rebirth with the Pack, and in week one led the team with a four receptions and two touchdowns as the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears, 31-23. With Randall Cobb and Devante Adams still listed as the 1-2 for Green Bay at the WR spot, take a flier on Jones, he should pay off moving forward with a shot at more playing time.

6. Terrance Williams, WR, Dallas Cowboys – Many pegged Williams as the No. 2 option running alongside Dez Bryant, and now with Bryant down, Williams will get a lot more looks till Dez returns. Look for his opportunities to rise as Tony Romo looks downfield and dosen’t see Bryant anymore. He’ll be the top target for the Cowboys for awhile.

5. Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts – With an injury to T.Y. Hilton comes another young WR who should get a shot to play more, that being Donte Moncrief. He had six catches for 46 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, and played on 74 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. If Hilton doesn’t play or isn’t 100 percent, a lot more playing time will come Moncrief’s way.

4. Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals – Look for this young kid to have a monster season, and it started against the awful Raiders last week in which he had nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Andy Dalton seems to be getting more and more comfortable with Eifert, and again with a weak crop of tight ends, it looks like the Bengals have a gem in this young former first-round pick.

3. Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans – The Titans wanted to see more out of the running back, and he delivered in week one with a solid day in which he ran for two scores. He’ll go up against a Browns run D that allowed a lot of yards to the Jets, so don’t be afraid to go after Sankey this week in one-day leagues, and if he’s out there, scoop him up on your waiver wire.

2. Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers – The Bolts got behind quick to the Lions, and rallied back for a win in week one. Thanks to Woodhead, the Chargers small back who had a big day, they found their running game as he went for two touchdowns and racking up 62 total yards. He’s great in PPR leagues, and this week the Bolts take on the Bengals in what could be another high-scoring affair.

1. Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs – He was solid in week one in a win over the Texans, and right away was putting up points, something many thought he would struggle to do again in 2015. Smith put up up 243 yards and three touchdowns, and this week take on the Broncos at home. Be careful and play the matchups, as Smith isn’t the next Drew Brees, but he’s worth a flier as a possible backup on your bench.

Quarterback and Running Back Rankings For NFL Week One

Atlanta Falcons v Miami Dolphins

The first Sunday of the NFL Season is less than 24 hours away, and there’s plenty of great action in week one with great one day fantasy leagues to get you started tomorrow.

Thanks to USA Today here’s both quarterback and running back rankings to get you started on the right foot tomorrow.

Quarterbacks

Rk
+/-
Tr
Player
Tm
Opp
1
1
Aaron Rodgers
GB
@CHI
2
1
Ryan Tannehill
MIA
@WAS
3
1
Andrew Luck
IND
@BUF
4
2
Sam Bradford
PHI
@ATL
5
2
Russell Wilson
SEA
@STL
6
2
Matt Ryan
ATL
PHI
7
3
Eli Manning
NYG
@DAL
8
3
Drew Brees
NO
@ARI
9
3
Tony Romo
DAL
NYG
10
3
Teddy Bridgewater
MIN
@SF
11
4
Matthew Stafford
DET
@SD
12
4
Philip Rivers
SD
DET
13
5
Peyton Manning
DEN
BAL
14
5
Andy Dalton
CIN
@OAK
15
6
Joe Flacco
BAL
@DEN
16
▼13
6
Carson Palmer
ARI
NO
17
7
Tyrod Taylor
BUF
IND
18
7
Cam Newton
CAR
@JAX
19
7
Marcus Mariota
TEN
@TB
20
7
Jay Cutler
CHI
GB
21
8
Derek Carr
OAK
CIN
22
8
Blake Bortles
JAX
CAR
23
8
Kirk Cousins
WAS
MIA
24
8
Colin Kaepernick
SF
MIN
25
9
Alex Smith
KC
@HOU
26
9
Ryan Fitzpatrick
NYJ
CLE
27
9
Brian Hoyer
HOU
KC
28
9
Josh McCown
CLE
@NYJ
29
10
Jameis Winston
TB
TEN
30
10
Nick Foles
STL
SEA
OUT
Geno Smith
NYJ
CLE

Running backs

Rk
+/-
Tr
Player
Tm
Opp
1
1
Eddie Lacy
GB
@CHI
2
1
Jeremy Hill
CIN
@OAK
3
1
Lamar Miller
MIA
@WAS
4
2
DeMarco Murray
PHI
@ATL
5
2
Adrian Peterson
MIN
@SF
6
2
Marshawn Lynch
SEA
@STL
7
▲10
2
Matt Forte
CHI
GB
8
3
Jamaal Charles
KC
@HOU
9
3
Andre Ellington
ARI
NO
10
3
Justin Forsett
BAL
@DEN
11
4
Latavius Murray
OAK
CIN
12
4
Doug Martin
TB
TEN
13
4
Jonathan Stewart
CAR
@JAX
14
▲22
5
LeSean McCoy
BUF
IND
15
5
T.J. Yeldon
JAX
CAR
16
5
Chris Ivory
NYJ
CLE
17
5
Mark Ingram
NO
@ARI
18
5
Carlos Hyde
SF
MIN
19
5
Joseph Randle
DAL
NYG
20
5
Frank Gore
IND
@BUF
21
5
Alfred Morris
WAS
MIA
22
5
Danny Woodhead
SD
DET
23
▼16
5
C.J. Anderson
DEN
BAL
24
5
Tevin Coleman
ATL
PHI
25
6
Giovani Bernard
CIN
@OAK
26
6
Darren McFadden
DAL
NYG
27
6
Alfred Blue
HOU
KC
28
6
Darren Sproles
PHI
@ATL
29
▼27
6
Ameer Abdullah
DET
@SD
30
6
Reggie Bush
SF
MIN
31
6
Shane Vereen
NYG
@DAL
32
▲46
7
Joique Bell
DET
@SD
33
▲42
7
Benny Cunningham
STL
SEA
34
7
Khiry Robinson
NO
@ARI
35
7
Andre Williams
NYG
@DAL
36
7
Anthony Dixon
BUF
IND
37
7
Mike Tolbert
CAR
@JAX
38
8
Rashad Jennings
NYG
@DAL
39
8
Bishop Sankey
TEN
@TB
40
8
Isaiah Crowell
CLE
@NYJ
41
▲71
8
Charles Sims
TB
TEN
42
8
Melvin Gordon
SD
DET
43
INJ
Devonta Freeman
ATL
PHI
44
9
Chris Johnson
ARI
NO
45
QUE-GTD
Tre Mason
STL
SEA
46
9
Matt Jones
WAS
MIA
47
9
Bilal Powell
NYJ
CLE
48
9
Jonathan Grimes
HOU
KC
49
9
Jerick McKinnon
MIN
@SF
50
10
Fozzy Whittaker
CAR
@JAX
51
10
Duke Johnson
CLE
@NYJ
52
10
Ronnie Hillman
DEN
BAL
53
11
Denard Robinson
JAX
CAR
54
11
Karlos Williams
BUF
IND
55
11
Ryan Mathews
PHI
@ATL
56
12
Taiwan Jones
OAK
CIN
57
12
Cameron Artis-Payne
CAR
@JAX
58
QUE-GTD
Antonio Andrews
TEN
@TB
59
12
Jacquizz Rodgers
CHI
GB
60
12
Javorius Allen
BAL
@DEN
61
QUE-GTD
Toby Gerhart
JAX
CAR
62
12
James Starks
GB
@CHI
63
12
Chris Polk
HOU
KC
64
12
Knile Davis
KC
@HOU
65
12
Matt Asiata
MIN
@SF
66
12
Branden Oliver
SD
DET
67
12
David Johnson
ARI
NO
68
▲NR
12
Tim Hightower
NO
@ARI
69
12
Roy Helu
OAK
CIN
70
12
Damien Williams
MIA
@WAS
71
13
Bryce Brown
BUF
IND
72
13
Josh Robinson
IND
@BUF
73
13
Theo Riddick
DET
@SD
74
13
Charcandrick West
KC
@HOU
75
13
Marcel Reece
OAK
CIN
76
14
Zac Stacy
NYJ
CLE
77
14
Jeremy Langford
CHI
GB
78
14
Terrance West
TEN
@TB
79
14
Lance Dunbar
DAL
NYG
80
14
LaMichael James
MIA
@WAS
81
14
Dexter McCluster
TEN
@TB
82
14
Darrel Young
WAS
MIA
83
15
Zach Zenner
DET
@SD
84
15
Fred Jackson
SEA
@STL
85
15
Bobby Rainey
TB
TEN
86
15
Rex Burkhead
CIN
@OAK
87
15
Juwan Thompson
DEN
BAL
88
15
Christine Michael
DAL
NYG
89
15
Bernard Pierce
JAX
CAR
90
15
Donald Brown
SD
DET
91
15
Jarryd Hayne
SF
MIN
92
15
Ka’Deem Carey
CHI
GB
OUT
C.J. Spiller
NO
@ARI
OUT
Arian Foster
HOU
KC
OUT
Todd Gurley
STL
SEA
OUT
Lorenzo Taliaferro
BAL
@DEN
OUT
Robert Turbin
CLE
@NYJ
▼95
OUT
Vick Ballard
IND
@BUF
PUP
Stevan Ridley
NYJ
CLE
IR-R
David Cobb
TEN
@TB
IR-R
Jay Ajayi
MIA
@WAS
IR
Dan Herron
IND
@BUF
IR
Kendall Hunter
SF
MIN