Week 11 Fantasy Tips from the Playbook War Room

Fantasy Tips, Playbook, TCIPF Staff


1. Drew Brees

2. Aaron Rodgers

3. Peyton Manning: Manning carved up the Chargers secondary in their last meeting. If the Chargers fail to adjust from the Cover 3 defense, which we don’t think they will, Manning should have another big day.

4. Andrew Luck

5. Tom Brady

6. Matt Ryan

7. Carson Palmer

8. Matthew Stafford: Stafford, and the Lions passing attack, throw more than anyone in the league. Going up against a banged up Packers Defense, Stafford should have more time to put up some good numbers this week.

9. Tony Romo

10. Josh Freeman: Freeman seems to have a much better grasp of this offense as the season has progressed. A Safety is going to have to play closer to the line of scrimmage to slow down the rushing attack, which should allow Freeman to get the ball down the field.

11. Matt Schaub

12. Robert Griffin

13. Andy Dalton

14. Joe Flacco

15. Cam Newton: Newton couldn’t ask for a better secondary to face this week. The Bucs pass rush has slowed as the season has gone on and it has really hurt their back seven. This unit is not overly physical which makes their zone scheme very easy to attack.

Running Backs

1. Arian Foster

2. Doug Martin: We see no reason why Martin’s hot streak should not continue. The Bucs vertical passing attack makes it difficult for teams to commit too much attention towards the line of scrimmage.

3. Alfred Morris

4. Ray Rice

5. Steven Ridley: Even though the Patriots put up big points last week, their offense stalled at times. When they decide not to have Daniel Fells in the game, their rushing attack really struggles. We think this week they devote more attention to a power rushing attack, which will directly benefit Ridley.

6. LeSean McCoy

7. Jamaal Charles

8. Trent Richardson

9. Frank Gore

10. Willis McGahee

11. Steven Jackson

12. Matt Forte

13. Chris Ivory: We see no reason why the Saints shouldn’t continue to give the ball to Ivory. He is arguably their most complete back with his speed and power combo. His physicality around the line of scrimmage is very unique and something that we anticipate you will see more of this week.

14. Ryan Mathews

15. Mikel LeShoure

16. Marcel Reece: The Saints still have failed to slow down anybody offensively. With both McFadden and Goodson banged up once again, and Taiwan Jones hardly touching the ball, Reece is in line for a full workload. He is a definite starter this week.

17. Felix Jones

18. Michael Turner

19. BenJarvus Green-Ellis

20. Michael Turner: The Cardinals physicality in their front 7 could disrupt Turner this week. The Falcons OL has struggled controlling the line of scrimmage, which directly affects Turners running style. He is going to receive the red-zone carries, but do not anticipate huge numbers this week.

Wide Receivers

1. A.J. Green

2. Reggie Wayne

3. Demaryius Thomas: The Charges have no individual player who can match Thomas’ talent level. Combine that with a defensive scheme that Peyton Manning completely understands and you have a recipe for a big day from Thomas.

4. Wes Welker

5. Roddy White

6. Calvin Johnson: There is no way to sit Calvin this week, but the Packers have shown in the past that they will devote two and even three players to force somebody besides Calvin to beat them. He should still have a good game, but not another 200 yard performance.

7. Marques Colston

8. Andre Johnson

9. Julio Jones

10. Vincent Jackson: In the first meeting the Panthers made it a defensive priority to not allow Jackson to beat them down the field. With Mike Williams and the Bucs rushing attack playing much better than week 1, we think it is going to be a challenge to commit this same attention to Jackson.

11. Eric Decker

12. Brandon Marshall

13. Larry Fitzgerald

14. Denarius Moore

15. Randall Cobb: Cobb continues to impress us on tape. He such a versatile weapon and we anticipate the Packers bye week could only enhance Cobb’s involvement within the offense.

16. Danny Amendola

17. Miles Austin

18. Steve Smith

19. Dwayne Bowe: Even though it sometimes isn’t pretty to watch, by the end of the game Bowe always has starter worthy numbers. The Bengals offense has been playing well of late, which leads us to believe that

20. Dez Bryant

21. Jordy Nelson

22. James Jones

23. Mike Wallace

24. Malcom Floyd

25. Mike Williams

Tight Ends

1. Rob Gronkowski

2. Jimmy Graham

3. Antonio Gates: The Broncos possess one of the better secondaries in the NFL. However, their LBs and Safeties are going to have trouble against Gates’ route running abilities. Even though his speed is not what it once was, Gates knows how to get open. We think a lot of Rivers’ attempts this week will be directed at Gates.

4. Tony Gonzalez

5. Owen Daniels

6. Heath Miller

7. Jason Witten

8. Jermaine Gresham

9. Brandon Pettigrew

10. Brent Celek: We think that Nick Foles is going to use Celek to settle himself throughout the game. The Eagles love throwing the ball down the field, but if Foles gets hit a few times early, we think Celek will become his big receiver.

11. Greg Olsen

12. Dwayne Allen

13. Vernon Davis: Until Davis becomes more involved within the offense, we cannot advise starting him. Teams have started to devote more attention to him and the 49ers simply haven’t adjusted.

14. Jermichael Finley

15. Dennis Pitta


1. Houston Texans

2. San Francisco 49ers: Jason Campbell picked the wrong team to shake the rust off against. The 49ers just gave up over 100 yards on the ground and tied an inferior team. We anticipate their defense to come out extremely aggressive on Monday Night.

3. Chicago Bears

4. Denver Broncos

5. Baltimore Ravens: Another team going up against a backup QB is a great recipe for fantasy defenses. The Steelers have struggled to run the ball consistently all year, so if they have to resort to throwing, we think the Ravens have the advantage.

6. St. Louis Rams: The Rams, at home are almost a completely different defense. Their front 7 is very physical which should slow down any sort of rushing attack the Jets might try and muster. Slowing down the run will allow their edge pass rushers to really cause havoc on Mark Sanchez.

7. Atlanta Falcons

8. Cincinnati Bengals

9. Pittsburgh Steelers

10. New York Jets

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