Well we’re in week 11 now, which means that your next few matchups could be the difference in your FF team making the playoffs or not. And though I’m not an expert, or all that knowledgeable, about fantasy football, I would like to gloat for a moment. One of my teams has a remarkable, astounding, league-leading 8-2 record. My other team is underachieving at 5-5, but that’s still respectable.
Well lets get into the stats and opinions and have a quick fantasy football update for week 11 (don’t worry, I don’t play using the same strategy that the Philadelphia Eagles used in the offseason. Too soon?).
(All information gathered from espn.com and nfl.com, but not necessarily in that order)
Teams that have a bye this week:
-New Orleans Saints
(Make sure you remember to substitute for players who have a bye. I’ve made this mistake a few times myself. Usually it’s an awesome thing to be like me, but not in this case)
Below I’ve noted some key injuries that I noticed coming across the wires this week. If I missed any feel free to let me know. We’re all in this together, unless you happen to be an opponent of mine.
-Matt Cassel (QB, Kansas City Chiefs): Out against the Patriots
-Matt Schaub (QB, Houston Texans): More than likely done for the year
-Michael Vick (QB, Philadelphia Eagles): Did not practice Thursday
-Knowshon Moreno (RB, Denver Broncos): Done for the year
-Jeremy Maclin (WR, Philadelphia Eagles): Did not practice Thursday
What position do I expect to have a good week?
Tight end. At the top you have Witten, Gronkowski, and Hernandez. But I expect a lot of production this week, mainly because of mismatches with opposing linebacking corps. This week you could see a few extra points in this slot (pending on who you have of course). Not only that, but I expect more dinking and dunking this week. I also like Greg Olsen and Jermichael Finley this week.
What defenses do I feel bad for?
-Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. Green Bay Packers)
-Washington Redskins (vs. Dallas Cowboys)
-Arizona Cardinals (vs. San Francisco 49ers)
-San Diego Chargers (vs. Chicago Bears)
-Kansas City Chiefs (vs. New England Patriots)
Top 3 Weekly Projections by Position (from nfl.com) and what I disagree with:
Disclaimer: If I am wrong, and you for some reason changed your lineup, it happens. I mean, get over it. No, I mean, I apologize. Really, I do.
-Aaron Rodgers (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
-Tom Brady (vs. Kansas City Chiefs)
-Cam Newton (vs. Detroit Lions) – moderately disagree
-Frank Gore (vs. Arizona Cardinals) – watch for injury
-Ray Rice (vs. Cincinnati Bengals) – strongly disagree
-Lesean McCoy (vs. New York Giants) – moderately disagree
-Calvin Johnson (vs. Carolina Panthers)
-Steve Smith (vs. Detroit Panthers)
-Greg Jennings (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
-San Francisco 49ers (vs. Arizona Cardinals)
-Detroit Lions (vs. Carolina Panthers) – watch for the points they allow
-Green Bay Packers (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
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EJ is a contributor to Roaring Black & Teal. Make sure to follow him on Twitter. These are just things he has noticed about Fantasy Football in Week 11. If you want something more added feel free to comment. Thanks for reading.